Island ‘Empress’ and companion missing; three others dead in 1934 tale
The water main break on Via Excelencia west of Interstate 15 was first reported to authorities around 7:10 p.m. Saturday
Man, 19, Accused Of Sexually Assaulting, Holding Woman Against Her Will For Several Days In Nevada County
NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — A Southern California man was arrested in Nevada County after deputies discovered he was holding a 29-year-old woman against her will and sexually assaulting her, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said. Joshua Gaspar, 19, was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City on charges of kidnapping with the intent to commit sexual assault, forcible rape, and false imprisonment. He is being held on a $1 million bail. On Saturday at approximately 11:20 a.m., a third party reported to the sheriff’s office that a woman was being held against her will at gunpoint in the North San Juan area for multiple days and was sexually assaulted. Authorities said Gaspar was in the process of taking the victim to Sacramento when the victim was able to send a message to a friend saying that she needed help and that she was in the Grass Valley area. The sheriff’s office, in conjunction with the Grass Valley Police Department, located the suspect and victim at a gas station on McKnight Way in Grass Valley. Gaspar was arrested at the scene. Investigators said…
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
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
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 (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
The United States Naval Academy and United States Military Academy are investigating whether a hand gesture flashed by a midshipman and several cadets during a TV broadcast Saturday was meant to be a sign for “white power.” The incident occurred during ESPN’s telecast of “College GameDay,” the sports network’s pregame show for college football, before the annual Army-Navy football game. While ESPN reporter Rece Davis was doing a live segment from the sidelines, several Army cadets and a Navy midshipman were seen flashing the “OK” hand gesture in the background. The symbol has been co-opted by white supremacists recently and is sometimes used to convey the sentiment “white power,” due to the fingers forming the general shape of the letters “w” and “p,” according to an explanation by the Anti-Defamation League. The use of the gesture as a racist message originally started as a hoax, but has since been adopted in earnest by actual white supremacists and members of the so-called “alt-right.” “U.S. Naval Academy officials have appointed a preliminary inquiry officer to conduct an internal investigation into the hand gestures made during the ESPN ‘College GameDay’…
A 10-year-old boy from New Hampshire is using his love of Legos to put smiles on the faces of children in the hospital.
There was a flurry of police activity around the UC Davis Memorial Union on Sunday morning as officers held an active shooter training drill.
A big debate involving Democrats running for president is now in turmoil.
Original Perry’s restaurant in south Sacramento closed its doors Sunday after serving the community since 1968.
For the past eight years, 18-year-old Kylee McCumber has made it her mission to fight childhood hunger.
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Despite their strange last-second loss to the Falcons at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers clinched a playoff berth Sunday. With the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys, San Francisco is ensured of its first playoff appearance in five years. The Niners will also be the NFC’s top seed if they just win their remaining games. Their divisional rival, the Seahawks, also control their own fate in the NFC West. It’s looking increasingly likely that the Week 17 showdown between the two teams in Seattle will determine the winner of the NFC West, and probably carry a bye week with it. So let’s lay it out: Both teams are 11-3 overall, and 3-1 within the NFC West. The Niners lost their first meeting with the Seahawks on Monday Night Football. You may recall the back-and-forth overtime affair, and the calls from some after the fact for Kyle Shanahan to play for a tie. Both teams host a divisional opponent in Week 16 — the Rams come to Levi’s Stadium Saturday night, while the Cardinals…
SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors rookie forward Eric Paschall (hip) will sit out Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings but will return for Wednesday’s game in Portland, head coach Steve Kerr said. Paschall, 23, will miss his second-straight game with left hip soreness. The Warriors are being careful with their standout rookie, deciding it best to give him another game off as to not risk long-term injury. In 25 games (19 starts), Paschall has averaged 16.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 30.9 minutes per game. He has the third-highest usage rating among the Warriors’ healthy players. With forward Draymond Green returning from a one-game rest, Golden State will have 11 players available against the Kings.
Click here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device. OAKLAND – Playing their last scheduled game in Oakland before the inevitable move to Las Vegas, the Raiders gave fans one more dagger to the ribs on the way out. Jacksonville scored 17 unanswered points after halftime, including a 4-yard touchdown pass from Gardner Minshew to Chris Carson in front of the Black Hole with 31 seconds left, to hand the Raiders a 20-16 loss at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. “This hurts the most,” said defensive end Clelin Ferrell, a rookie from Clemson. “That’s probably the worst loss of my career just because I know the history, the good times and the bad times that these fans have been through. We let them down today.” The matchup featured two struggling teams – Oakland (6-8) had lost three straight by at least 21 points, while Jacksonville (5-9) had lost five straight by at least 17 points – and the play Sunday often matched the teams’ recent form. The Jaguars seemed content to ride out the string and trailed 16-3 at…