San Diego

Residents speak out after sewage spill affects TJ Estuary

IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Nearly 100 million gallons of polluted water from Mexico started pouring across the border earlier this month. But Mexican officials failed to notify authorities on the American side of the border for nearly a week.  As a result, the Department of Environmental Health shut down the shoreline from imperial beach to the border for the last week. “This is not only [for] the wildlife that lives here,” says local Bethany Case of the Surfrider Foundation, “for me, this is my backyard.” “As residents, we are required to comply with the clean water act,” says Port Commissioner Dan Malcolm. “The federal government should be under the same laws as we are and in compliance with those laws.” A team of San Diego officials including mayor Kevin Faulconer and former mayor Jerry Sanders will soon go to the nation’s capitol to call on lawmakers and the EPA to provide funds to prevent sewage from seeping into Imperial Beach. Categories: California News

Trump to host Warmbier family

USA (KUSI) – President Donald Trump is scheduled to have dinner today with the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died at age 22 after being imprisoned in North Korea. The Warmbier’s have a rollercoaster relationship with the president. They credited the president with securing their son’s release in June 2017, after he spent 17 months in detention in North Korea; but they disagree with President Trump’s glowing remarks about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Categories: National & International News

San Diego Bay Fair hydroplaning challenge continues

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 55th annual San Diego Bay Fair celebration continues tomorrow, with the newest addition of Hydroflight games bringing in more than 45 competitors from around the world to participate. “This is San Diego’s longest standing beach fair,” says Jim Hendricks, CEO of San Diego Air and Space Museum. “With these county temperatures with the way they are today, this is the time to come to Mission Bay,” he says. Jimmy Shane, driver of the U-6 “Miss HomeStreet” hydroplane clinched his sixth H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series national championship after scoring top qualifier points and winning his preliminary heat to win the title on Mission Bay.   Shane has won the championship six of the past seven years, five with his team current team, Miss Madison Racing, owned by the citizens of Madison, Indiana. Shane won the championship in 2013-17, and now in 2019.   After Saturday’s racing, Shane said, “It feels great to win my sixth championship, we are going to stay clean during tomorrow’s two sets of heats and go into the final and lay it all on the line.”…

Eddie Gallagher files lawsuit against former defense team

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher is suing two of his former attorneys and a military legal defense nonprofit. Gallagher filed the lawsuit in federal court yesterday.  He claims his former attorneys, Colby Vokey and Phillip Stackhouse, failed to defend his case properly. Gallagher was accused of killing a wounded Isis fighter and shooting civilians. He was acquitted of most of the charges against him during a court martial this summer at Naval Base San Diego. Categories: California News

Car thief suspect apprehended in Logan Heights

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A suspected car thief is in custody Saturday after he led officers on a brief chase that ended in Logan Heights, police said. Officers began chasing the man — after license plates indicated he was driving a stolen vehicle — at about 4:14 p.m. Saturday, Officer Robert Eims of the San Diego police said. The suspect was observed running a stop sign on Evans street in Logan Heights, realized he was being followed, and began speeding up before crashing. The suspect exited the truck, led a foot chase for about a block and was taken into custody, according to SDPD Lieutenant Erwin Manansala. “He was in a traffic collision involving no other person, so out of an abundance of caution medics are evaluating him to see if he needs any further medical attention,” Manansala said. The chase ended about 30 minutes later when the suspect crashed the truck in the 800 block of South Gregory Street, near the Interstate 15 overpass. The truck hit a palm tree and a telephone pole. Besides the stolen truck, no other vehicles were damaged during…

Drone attacks knock out 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil supply

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world’s largest exporter of oil. The attacks were the latest of many drone assaults on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure assaults in recent weeks, but easily the most damaging. They raise concerns about the global oil supply and likely will further increase tensions across the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. The attacks resulted in “the temporary suspension of production operations” at the Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil field, Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency. The fires “were controlled,” the statement said, and no workers were injured. The fires led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels in crude supplies, according to the statement, which said part of that would be offset with stockpiles. The statement said Saudi Aramco, the…

I-15 briefly backed up due to brush fire

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – Northbound traffic on Interstate 15 was briefly backed up Saturday as firefighters battled a brush fire, the California Highway Patrol said. A brush fire on the right side of the northbound Interstate 15 and State Route 78 interchange was reported at 1 p.m. Saturday. Escondido firefighters worked on putting out the flames on the side of the freeway for about an hour. The fire was extinguished at about 2 p.m., according to a CHP incident report. Traffic on the northbound side of I-15 was backed up to Felicita Road. Traffic on SR-78 was also backed up. CHP officers were busy trying to get the traffic moving again, with some reports that drivers were driving the wrong way on the freeway out of frustration with the delay. At 2 p.m., CHP reported that westbound SR-78 was open. At 2:13 p.m., northbound I-15 was reported clear to traffic. Categories: Traffic & Accidents

Police search for Oak Park bank robber

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A bank in the Oak Park neighborhood was robbed Saturday, police said. At 9:50 a.m. Saturday, a man presented a demand note to a teller at Chase Bank in the 3400 block of College Avenue, Officer Tony Martinez of the San Diego Police Department said. The teller gave the robber an undetermined amount of money, after which the robber left the bank and was last seen walking toward a Walmart store. The suspect was described as a white male between 25-35 years old, about six-feet tall and 180 pounds with a thin build. He wore gloves, dark sunglasses with reflective lenses, a dark baseball hat with a white emblem on the front, a black scarf or bandana around his neck, a blue and white flannel shirt, dark cargo shorts and white tennis shoes, Martinez said. The suspect might have been driving a Nissan 280 Z. San Diego police robbery detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Categories: Local San Diego News

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