San Diego State fans react to Aztecs advancing to Final Four

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Darrion Trammell made the second of two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to give San Diego State a 57-56 victory over Creighton Sunday in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s South Regional final, sending the Aztecs to their first Final Four. “We’re grateful to be advancing,” San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said. The Aztecs had never reached the Elite 8 before Friday’s 71-64 victory over Alabama, the tournament’s overall top seed. “I told the team in the locker room — they had the music going. I walked in, and I told them, `Turn it down.’ I said, `Either sing, dance, or get out of the way. Aztecs are going to the Final Four.”‘ Trammell was fouled by Ryan Nembhard. The 5-foot-10-inch senior guard’s first free throw went off the back iron before he made the second. The free throws were the only ones Trammell shot Sunday. “They came off a little screen. He got downhill and tried to make a floater,” said Nembhard, a 6-foot sophomore guard from Aurora, Ontario. “I tried to make a rearview contest. Called a foul, so

Gainz Sports Performance to host weekly skill camp for young athletes

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gainz Sports Performance will be hosting fundamental movement skills development camps for students that can help athletes take their game to the next level. The aim of fundamental movement skills activities is to enhance cognitive, physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. It’s documented that movement activities stimulate and engage the brain, improve coordination and physical abilities, strengthen social skills, as well as teach emotional expression in a healthy way. Former SDSU and Charger player, a PPR Silver Pigskin finalist, Brandon Sullivan is now the CEO of Gainz Sports, and he is hosting a skills camp to teach our young athletes agility. Sullivan joined KUSI’s Paul Rudy on Good Morning San Diego to invite people to sign up for his camp and explain why agility is such an important fundamental to learn for our youth. Fundamental Movement Skills Development Camps will be at Point Loma High School starting Sunday, April 2, and every Sunday after Easter, through the end of the school year. The 1:00pm session will feature athletes from grades 2 through 7. The 2:30pm session will feature athletes from grades 8

San Diego researchers find potential breakthrough to deadly bacteria linked to recalled eye drops

Researchers at the University of California San Diegos School of Medicine believe theyve found a potential cure to a deadly type of bacteria thats been linked to recalled eye drops.A couple of weeks ago the CDC got in touch with researchers at the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics at UCSD.The center has been working for the past five years to use bacteriophages to treat infections that antibiotics cant kill.What it means literally is bacteria eater, said Robert Schooley, professor of medicine in diseases at the university, while describing what bacteriophages are.Researchers say they were able to find a few phages that were able to kill the bacteria in the samples sent by the CDC. But they wont know for sure if its a breakthrough until its been used successfully on a patient.We don’t know whether all of the strains will be exactly the same strain or whether they will all be sensitive the same phage. But we think there’s a good chance that many of them, if not all of them will have at least one phage that will be active against the

Positively San Diego: Many rescued Beagles now thriving in homes across San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Many of the 108 Beagles that arrived in San Diego a few weeks ago are now settling into their forever homes and thriving.It was the greatest day ever when they got here on August 31, said Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society.In the few weeks that happened since then, they’ve nearly all been adopted.About 4,000 Beagles were recently rescued from a breeding facility in Virginia. They were to be sold to animal testing labs. It has been a nationwide effort to get the dogs into loving homes across the country.We didn’t know what to expect, these were animals that grew up in cages, said Weitzman. They lived their whole lives in cages, maybe had never been outside, never really been held by people.He said the 108 Beagles that arrived here weeks ago were given medical exams, microchipped, spayed, and neutered. About 50 of the Beagles remained with the SD Humane Society while the rest went to rescue partners across the region.Weitzman said there were more than 4,400 adoption interest forms for the 50 dogs.45 of

Telehealth and Abortion: Can doctors prescribe abortion pills across state lines?

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) As people around the world react to the Supreme Courts decision on Friday to overturn Roe vs. Wade, there are growing questions about what telehealth options will exist for women in states that ban abortion.ABC 10News reporter Madison Weil spoke with a healthcare attorney about the future of abortion pills nationwide.The discussion around abortion has changed in terms of technology in terms of medication, said Harry Nelson, a California-based attorney and partner at Nelson Hardiman.Nelson specializes in giving legal advice to telehealth providers, many of which provide womens health services. He says today, more than half of all abortions take place privately at home with pills often prescribed virtually sometimes even mailed to patients.Specifically, mifepristone and misoprostol which are the two medications that are used up to 10 weeks in pregnancy, he explained.The question now is will this be an option for women in states where abortion is banned? There will become…all of these questions about where people live and who is allowed to treat them, said Nelson. The general rule is a patient is supposed to be treated in the

Hundreds honor service members on Memorial Day at Mt. Soledad

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) – On Monday, hundreds of people gathered at the top of Mt. Soledad for a Memorial Day ceremony.Organizers said that the service included veterans from across the county who were looking to pause and recognize the freedom enjoyed and preserved for generations by young soldiers who answered the call to serve.Maj. Megan McClung was paid a special tribute. The 34 year-old Camp Pendleton Marine was killed in Iraq in 2006.Sgt. Maj. Neil O’Connell is the Executive Director of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. “Among [us], we have veterans who served in Iraq in the same battle spaces as Megan, through the tenuous times of very dangerous locations and personal sacrifices,” he told the crowd.Maj. McClung worked with journalists in Iraq, where she served as a media relations officer. As she was escorting reporters, an IED hidden off the road struck her convoy, taking her life and the lives of others.Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland saw her that same morning and described how her efforts helped change the narrative about the war. “It was her words that helped change minds

Opening statements in trial for mentally ill Oceanside veteran accused of murder

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – On Wednesday, murder suspect Eduardo Arriola sat inside a Vista courtroom in his green jail uniform, as attorneys introduced him to jurors as a mentally ill ex-marine who gunned down his neighbor, Devon Rideout. It happened in 2018 outside of their Oceanside apartment complex while Rideout was walking her new puppy.Witness Jeremy Mitchell is a UPS driver who was making a delivery at the time of the shooting. He described hearing loud bangs and screams. He choked back tears as he described running to help Rideout. I grabbed her hand. I told her, Its going to be okay. You’re going to be alright. After that, her breathing started to slow,” he told the courtroom.She was caught by surprise, and she was ambushed, prosecutor Keith Watanabe told jurors. He said that Arriola is charged with murder in the first degree because, he said, he intentionally shot Rideout multiple times.Watanabe added, The defendant [told officers], I shot her with my gun because she was a trespasser.He also said that her name was later found etched on the radiator of Arriolas car.Mr. Arriola is

Man dies after being struck by vehicle on State Route 78 in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE (CNS) – A pedestrian was struck and killed on state Route 78 in Oceanside, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Just after 4 a.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old man from Oceanside was driving a blue Toyota Corolla westbound on Route 78, just east of Emerald Drive, when he struck a man who was walking on the freeway for unknown reasons, according to the CHP. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital where he died due to his injuries, according to the CHP. The driver of the Toyota did not suffer any injuries. It was not yet known if alcohol and or drugs contributed to the fatal collision, and an investigation was ongoing, according to the CHP. Categories: Traffic & Accidents

18-year-old man arrested, stabbed for brandishing gun

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An 18-year-old man was stabbed and arrested in the O’Farrell neighborhood, the San Diego Police Department said Monday. Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to 6100 Alderley St. for reports of gunfire, according to the SDPD. When police arrived at the scene, they learned it was a stabbing, and not a shooting. Giovanni Diaz, the 18-year-old who was arrested, was holding a gun in his hand and hit a man with it — in self-defense. The victim who was struck with the gun stabbed the teen three times, according to police. After the stabbing, the suspect ran out of the house and was taken to a hospital by an unknown person, according to the department. An argument inside of the home led to the stabbing, according to the SDPD Diaz will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon after his hospital stint, according to the SDPD. The department’s Southeastern Division was investigating the altercation. Categories: Local San Diego News

San Diego State Aztecs make the Final Four for first time in school history

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Darrion Trammell made the second of two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to give San Diego State a 57-56 victory over Creighton Sunday in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s South Regional final, sending the Aztecs to their first Final Four. “We’re grateful to be advancing,” San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said. The Aztecs had never reached the Elite 8 before Friday’s 71-64 victory over Alabama, the tournament’s overall top seed. “I told the team in the locker room — they had the music going. I walked in, and I told them, `Turn it down.’ I said, `Either sing, dance, or get out of the way. Aztecs are going to the Final Four.”‘ Trammell was fouled by Ryan Nembhard. The 5-foot-10-inch senior guard’s first free throw went off the back iron before he made the second. The free throws were the only ones Trammell shot Sunday. “They came off a little screen. He got downhill and tried to make a floater,” said Nembhard, a 6-foot sophomore guard from Aurora, Ontario. “I tried to make a rearview contest. Called a foul, so

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher suspends State Senate campaign, citing mental health and alcohol issues

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher reported Sunday that he will check into a treatment center this week for post traumatic stress, trauma and alcohol abuse. Fletcher said he has also decided to forgo a run for State Senate to focus on his health. He released the following statement: “For many years, I have been suffering from devastating post traumatic stress associated with combat piled on top of intense childhood trauma that has been exacerbated by alcohol abuse. While I have shared some of these challenges publicly, they run much deeper than I have acknowledged. Outwardly, I have projected calm and composure. Internally, I have been waging a struggle that only those closest to me have seen; the detrimental impact on my relationships, mood and inability to sleep,” Fletcher said. “I have to seek help. With the recommendation of my therapist and the insistence of my wife, this week I will be checking into an extended inpatient treatment center for post traumatic stress, trauma and alcohol abuse. I have no doubt I will not only make a full recovery, but will