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Controversy at impeachment rally leads to physical altercations

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of people attending a rally calling for President Trump’s impeachment soon were witness to a scene of widespread physical altercations. Organizers say Congress needs to impeach the president on account of using military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 elections; something President Trump and his staff deny consisted of any wrongdoing. John Soderman covers what to expect with the upcoming inquiry. Categories: California News

Clairemont food drive sees great resident turnout

CLAIREMONT (KUSI) – Clairemont residents came together to help those in need this holiday season. Keller Willams Reality and Holmber Automotive launched a food drive by leaving empty bags with information on the doorsteps of Clairemont residents. The residents then proceeded to fill the bags to the brim with food and groceries for those who face food insecurity in San Diego County at a much higher rate than expected. About 50 bags of food were collected to be picked up by the San Diego Food Bank. John Soderman was on-scene to see firsthand how it impacted the community. Categories: Local San Diego News

Liberty Station hosts 2nd annual Nutcracker Tea

LIBERTY STATION (KUSI) – The second annual Nutcracker Tea Party held in Libery Station sold out tonight to parents, children and guests. The interactive musical saw the San Diego Ballet perform with breaks in between numbers to teach kids ballet moves and sip hot chocolate. Categories: Local San Diego News

Pedestrian fatally hit on I-15 near Normal Heights

NORMAL HEIGHTS (KUSI) – A pedestrian was struck and killed this morning by a vehicle on Highway 15 in the Mid-City community of San Diego near Normal Heights. The death occurred on the northbound freeway, just south of El Cajon Boulevard, occurred a little after 5:05 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. A SigAlert was issued at 5:36 a.m. closing northbound lanes 1 through 4 until mid-afternoon. Authorities have not released any information on the person hit or details surrounding the accident. Categories: Traffic & Accidents

Guatemalan man sought in massacre faces immigration crisis

BOSTON (AP) — A Guatemalan man wanted for his role in a massacre of indigenous Guatemalans in the 1980s is being sentenced for illegal reentry into the U.S. Francisco Cuxum Alvarado is slated to be sentenced Friday in Boston federal court after pleading guilty to the charge in September. Cuxum Alvarado, 64, was found in Waltham, Massachusetts, in April after he previously entered the country illegally in 2004 and was ordered to leave. According to prosecutors, Cuxum Alvarado admitted he was a member of a civil militia that helped government forces remove Maya Achi people from the Rio Negro area in Guatemala and is suspected of involvement in a massacre in his home country. Authorities say the Guatemalan government charged him last year with crimes against humanity for participating in the mass sexual assault of Maya Achi women. Guatemalan authorities obtained an INTERPOL notice alerting law enforcement agencies worldwide to locate and arrest him. Cuxum Alvarado faces up to two years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for the illegal reentry charge. He’s expected to be extradited to Guatemala to face charges there after…

Ocean Beach Pier railing damaged by high surf

OCEAN BEACH (KUSI) – A 20-foot section of the south wooden railing midway on the Ocean Beach Pier was damaged by pounding surf, keeping the pier closed for the third day until repairs can be made, San Diego lifeguards said Sunday. The pier was closed to the public on Friday as a safety precaution, Lt. Andy Lerum of the San Diego Lifeguard Service said. Lifeguards examined the pier on Saturday and discovered the damaged section of the railing. The lifeguard service sent out a Twitter message to the public Sunday that read: “The Ocean Beach Pier remains closed due to minor damage to the south railing. City carpenters will be repairing the railing as soon as possible. Large surf caused the damage yesterday. We’ll send out an update when the OB Pier is re-opened.” Lifeguards on duty along the coast were involved in a handful of routine water rescues on Saturday because of the high surf, Lerum said.   Categories: Local San Diego News

12/14/19 Boys Basketball: Damien 78, Santa Fe Christian 71

Damien of La Verne playing Santa Fe Christian in the BSN Sports Showcase at Carlsbad. The Spartans jumped out to a good lead thanks in part to an aerial assault from beyond the arc in the first quarter. The Eagles fought back and even took the lead briefly but Damien was too much and won the game 78-71. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Santa Fe Christian HS

2019 Footlocker Boys & Girls Cross Country Championships

At Morley Field in Balboa Park, Skyler Wallace of Sage Creek High School in Carlsbad is one of 40 girls in the country competing in the 41st annual Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships. Previous winners of this 5,000 meter race include Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Kara Goucher. In today’s race Zofia Dudek from Ann Arbor, Michigan wins the girls title with a finish time just 6 seconds off the course record. Skyler Wallace finishes in 18 minutes, 15 seconds, good for 26th place over-all and the second best time among Western Region competitors. Josh Methner from Mount Prospect, Illinois, wins the boys race finishing in 15:08:.8 more than 8 seconds in front of the second place finisher. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: cross country

All Sports Report: December 14, 2019

State Championship Bound La Jolla Watch Party 30th Annual Spanos Classic 2019 Heisman Trophy Winner Army vs Navy Foot Locker Cross Country BH Damien vs Santa Fe Christian Keyshawn Smith to Washington State NLI Day Reminder Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Alex Spanos All Star Classic, La Jolla HS, Lincoln HS, Santa Fe Christian HS, Spanos Classic

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