Hurricane Fiona barrels toward Nova Scotia

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a category-four storm as it barreled towards Canada’s Atlantic coast. According to the National Hurricane Center, it’s on track to hit Novia Scotia Sept. 23 with winds up to 130-miles-per-hour. It will then move northeast, dumping about two-months worth of rainfall across the region. Forecasters say it has the potential to be very dangerous and urge residents to take the warnings seriously. So far Fiona has led to the deaths of five-people and left millions of homes in the Caribbean Islands in the dark and without running water. Meanwhile, a tropical depression is making its way toward Florida where Ron DeSantis has requested federal funding to help prepare the coast of the state for one of the worst storms it’s seen in years. Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, National & International News, Trending

Former president of local government union indicted for alleged embezzlement

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and former president of a local union for government employees has been indicted on federal charges of allegedly embezzling funds from the union he headed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Sept. 23. Felix Luciano, 60, of San Diego, served from 2011-18 as president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2805, which represents Department of Homeland Security and ICE employees in San Diego and Imperial counties. Luciano is accused of taking union dues to pay for his personal expenses, including luxury travel, payments to his personal credit card, payments to support his wife’s business (such as paying for the business’ website design), purchase of a custom gun safe, retail purchases, dining, and groceries, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. According to a grand jury indictment returned against Luciano, he used Local 2805’s debit and credit cards to pay for these expenses and wrote checks to himself from the union’s checking account using false descriptions in the memo line, such as “per diem.” The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges Luciano hid the alleged embezzlement by falsifying

Cole’s Fine Flooring hosts 5th Annual Teacher Appreciation Area Rug Giveaway

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – This week Cole’s Fine Flooring is hosting the 5th Annual Teacher Appreciation Area Rug Giveaway for classrooms. Steve and Lauren Coles from Coles Fine Flooring joined KUSI’s Jenny Milkowski to talk about the event and how it benefits teachers and students in the classroom. “The giveaway of these quality and large-sized area rugs will be held at both the San Diego and San Marcos locations on Saturday, September 24th. Numbers will be given out at 7:00 am, doors open at 7:30 am – 9:30 am or while supplies last. First come, first served.” San Diego: 1170 W Morena Blvd, San Diego 921100 (WE ARE GOING TO THIS ONE) San Marcos: 2175 Montiel Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069   Categories: Good Evening San Diego, Local San Diego News