Watch out for scams this holiday season, including email phishing schemes

State and county authorities are warning the public about scams that often occur more frequently during the holiday season. The District Attorney’s Office is urging residents to watch out for email phishing schemes that trick victims into providing their personal financial information to criminals… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2h29uYQ via IFTTT


2 men sentenced for laundering drug money for Sinaloa cartel

A 32-year-old man was sentenced in San Diego this week to more than 11 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder $20 million in drug money for a Mexican cartel. Joel Acedo-Ojeda of Culiacan, Mexico, pleaded guilty to the charge in June and was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court. When… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2hqHKAC via IFTTT


Restaurant owner gets jail time for stealing wages from workers

The owner of a local Thai restaurant, who was accused of failing to pay employees and forcing them to work through breaks and meal periods, has been sentenced to jail and ordered to repay $20,000 in stolen wages. Zihan Zhang, 38, owner of the now-shuttered Antique Thai Cuisine in San Diego’s Midway… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2gFs0Zz via IFTTT


Defense: DA waited too long to charge stepdad in Jahi Turner’s murder

Last year, the mother of Jahi Turner, a toddler who went missing in San Diego and was never found, made a phone call to the man who would later be charged in the case. In that phone call, made at the request of police detectives, she asked her former husband, Tieray Jones, what happened that day… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2goJomB via IFTTT


Stepdad to stand trial in Jahi Turner murder case

A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the stepfather of 2-year-old Jahi Turner, who disappeared more than 14 years ago, should stand trial on charges he murdered the boy. After a week-long hearing, Judge Charles Rogers concluded prosecutors had presented enough evidence to hold the Tieray Jones… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2hvfh9f via IFTTT


Witnesses: No sign of Jahi Turner in park before toddler was reported missing

Several witnesses testified Tuesday that they were in a Golden Hill park where 2-year-old Jahi Turner was reported missing in 2002, but they never saw the boy or his stepfather. The witnesses said during a court hearing that they had been at or close to the playground near 28th and Cedar streets… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2gPZEfv via IFTTT


Preliminary hearing begins for stepfather accused of killing Jahi Turner, 2

Fourteen years after 2-year-old Jahi Turner went missing, prompting a massive search for the toddler that came up empty, a 911 call made made by his then-stepfather was played Monday in a San Diego courtroom. In that call, a 23-year-old Tieray Jones can be heard talking to a dispatcher, breathing… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2h00pAx via IFTTT


How San Diego’s police traffic stop study stacks up with research in other cities

A new report on traffic stops in San Diego revealed that police sometimes treat black and Hispanic drivers differently than white drivers — particularly after a stop has been made — mirroring the findings of other studies from around the country. Those studies, including some released this year,… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2goKPxm via IFTTT


O’Reilly Auto Parts agrees to nearly $10M settlement in environmental lawsuit

O’Reilly Auto Parts has agreed to a $9.86 million settlement in a lawsuit that accused the company of mishandling hazardous waste at locations throughout California. The lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, was brought by more than 50 district attorneys’ offices from around the state,… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2gFqLr2 via IFTTT


Allstate to pay $600K in false advertising lawsuit

District attorneys in three California counties, including San Diego, announced this week that they had reached a $600,000 settlement in a lawsuit against Allstate Insurance Co. that accused the company of false advertising. The prosecuting agencies contended in the lawsuit, filed in Riverside… from Latest headlines – San Diego Union Tribune http://ift.tt/2gdRiuO via IFTTT