Las Vegas shooting victim who lost eye has awakened from coma, taken first steps

A San Diego resident who lost an eye when she was injured during the mass shooting in Las Vegas two weeks ago was able to take a few steps with assistance last week, according to friends and family. Frost, 27, remains hospitalized in Las Vegas, where she had been in a coma and on a ventilator following… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2zeA3CH via IFTTT


Fatal hash oil lab explosions: A tragic accident or murder?

A classic example of the felony-murder rule is something like the following: Two guys go into a liquor store to commit a robbery. One has a gun and shoots the clerk, who dies as a result. Because the killing occurred during the commission of a felony, both men can be charged with murder even though… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2xH85yq via IFTTT


Fishing vessel catches fire near Seaport Village

Firefighters responded to a blaze on a fishing boat Friday morning just north of Seaport Village, authorities said. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department was notified of the incident in the water off Harbor Drive about 9:30 a.m. When they arrived, they saw smoke billowing from a 120-foot fishing… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2hzYqYb via IFTTT


South County meeting to focus on proposed homeless facility

The San Diego city attorney is hosting a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss a proposal to transform a motel in Nestor into housing for former low-level lawbreakers with a history of drug abuse and homelessness. The proposal is part of a program called San Diego Misdemeanant At-Risk Track,… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2yFenAd via IFTTT


Burglar who killed 92-year-old National City woman during home break-in sentenced to prison

A man who broke into a National City apartment last year and killed a 92-year-old woman who lived there was sentenced Monday to 31 years to life in prison. Peter Thao, 27, pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder and residential burglary in the death of Maria Consuelo Rivera, who was well… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2y4wbaT via IFTTT


Two ATF agents among local honorees at North County ‘Heroes’ awards luncheon

Investigators know a gun can tell a story. That’s a fact that would likely ring true to law enforcement officers of all stripes, it would seem to resonate especially loudly with members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a federal agency whose mandate includes cracking… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2wzcCY7 via IFTTT


Previously deported DUI suspect to be tried again in San Ysidro hit-and-run case

An unauthorized immigrant accused of drunken driving and causing a crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy will be tried a second time on felony charges including hit and run, a prosecutor said Monday. Constantino “Manuel” Banda Acosta, 39, went to trial last month in Chula… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2yld49t via IFTTT


San Diego sheriff’s deputy faces felony charges in insurance fraud case

A local sheriff’s deputy, who claimed he had suffered a back injury but may have been seen working out with heavy weights at a gym, has been charged with committing workers compensation insurance fraud resulting in $57,000 in losses, prosecutors announced Monday. Matthew Tobolsky, 40, faces 14… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2wsryr6 via IFTTT


Football star’s wrongful conviction for rape gets Hollywood treatment

Here’s a fun thought: In the movie of your life, who would play you? It’s a question Brian Banks, a high school football standout in Long Beach before he was convicted of a rape charge — a crime he did not commit — need not ask any longer. Deadline.com reported recently that actors Aldis Hodge and… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2wjPhcN via IFTTT


Jury: Banda guilty of three misdemeanors

A Chula Vista jury considering the case of an unauthorized immigrant accused of causing a crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy has found him guilty of three misdemeanors. The panel deliberated three days before announcing Tuesday that Constantino “Manuel” Banda Acosta, 39,… from Latest – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2wDzzI1 via IFTTT