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    A 25 to 30-acre brush fire is burning in the Indian Flats Campground near Warner Springs, Cal Fire confirms.

    The fire started around 3 p.m. Saturday and is concentrated at La Cruz and Lost Valley Road.

    The fire has a moderate rate of spread, and there are no structural threats at this time.



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    San Diego Homicide detectives are searching for a suspect in the murder of a woman in her 60s in her Mission Valley office, SDPD confirmed.

    The office is located in the 3400 block of Camino Del Rio South and Scheidler Way near Interstate 8.

    The victim’s daughter arrived at the scene while officers were waiting for homicide detectives. After learning of her mother’s death, the daughter went into another room where she took her own life, police said.

    Both victims died of gunshot wounds.

    Police responded to the call around 1:22 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    Check back on this breaking story for updates.





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    The stars from NBC's new show premiering Monday at 10 p.m., Midnight Texas, held a panel at Comic-Con Saturday at the convention center in San Diego.

    “Supernaturals and humans are in love,” said Arielle Kebbel of the show, who plays main character, Olivia.

    The show follows the fictional town of Midnight, Texas, where vampires and witches live amongst humans.

    "There's nothing like this that has ever been done on network television," said Dylan Bruce, who plays Bobo Winthrop.

    Bruce has ties to Carlsbad because his wife is from there. He said at the panel that his favorite restaurant in the area is Sea Level. His favorite hang out spot is the Wild Animal Park.


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    A storm moving into San Diego County from the south brought thunder and lightning to the South Bay early Monday.

    “In the South Bay, people are hearing the loud ‘Boom’ of thunder,” said NBC 7 Meteorologist Jodi Kodesh.

    She predicted a chance of showers and thunderstorms for the region throughout the day.

    “This thunderstorm may even produce hail,” Kodesh said. “We’ll be tracking it throughout the morning.”

    NBC 7 users shared what they experienced through our Facebook page. 

    Caitlin Renton said she was out running in Linda Vista when she saw the lightning.

    "Looked like it was over downtown or ocean! Crazy!!" she posted.

    Several people commented that there was rain in Tijuana, Mexico.

    Nancy Mora told us she was hearing thunder and seeing lightning in Pine Valley. 

    Join the conversation on the NBC 7 Facebook page. Download the free NBC 7 mobile app and make weather your start screen to stay updated on the storm. 



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    U.S. military officials confirmed two Chinese fighter jets intercepted and almost collided with a U.S. military surveillance aircraft in the East China Sea this weekend, NBC News reported. 

    One of the Chinese J-10 fighter jets flew underneath U.S. Navy EP-3 on Sunday and then suddenly was in front of the aircraft. The maneuver forced U.S. reconnaissance jet to take "evasive action" to avoid a collision, officials said.

    U.S. military officials described the maneuver was unsafe and unprofessional as they have with similar past incidents earlier this year.  




    Photo Credit: AP

    In this April 13, 2010, file photo, a Chinese People's Liberation Army Airforce's In this April 13, 2010, file photo, a Chinese People's Liberation Army Airforce's "Bayi Aerobatic Unit" J-10 fighter jet climbs during an aerial demonstration at a base of the PLA Airforce's 24th Division in Yangcun, Tianjin, China.

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    Police arrested a 36-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing a couple of victims with a kitchen knife in the San Diego High School Gymnasium early Monday, confirmed police.

    It happened at the gym around 1:50 a.m. on the 1400 block of Park Boulevard.

    The suspect walked through the gym stabbing air mattresses with a kitchen knife, according to San Diego police. All three women involved were staying at the gym, which was being used as a temporary housing facility for private security guards working at Comic-Con.

    Police said the suspect angrily approached the women after vandalizing the mattresses, while claiming someone had stolen her belongings. She then began to stab the victims.

    Both victims are in their 20's and suffered injuries that were not considered life threatening, police said. They are expected to recover.

    The suspect ran away from the scene. A few minutes later, police took the woman into custody nearby. Central Division detectives are investigating this case.



    Photo Credit: Monica Garske

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    A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy collided with a trolley in Santee Monday.

    The deputy was responding to an emergency call just before 10 a.m. when he drove into the trolley at Cuyamaca Street and Prospect Avenue.

    No one was injured in the crash.

    The deputy was the only occupant of the patrol car, according to officials with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. 

    Trolley service was restored before 11 a.m. 

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.



    Photo Credit: Eric S. Page

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    One California teenager has an excellent response when asked what he did over the summer.

    Travis Risley, 16, is the son of an officer with the Napa Police Department.

    In 15 days, he’s traveled more than 1,100 miles from the border between California and Oregon to the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The trip began July 7 with Risley, his father, and another cyclist.

    Within a few days, Risley said he was being recognized as “the kid from the news.” He’s seen support from the community and had cyclists even join him for stretches of the ride.

    After 15 days on the road, he arrived in San Diego County.

    Risley said he’s witnessed negative attitudes from the public towards law enforcement officers. It’s part of the reason he decided to tackle such a trip.

    “Seeing that I feel like they’re just people and no one really realizes that,” Risley said. “Most of them are great people and they’re just out there to do their job.”

    His goal was to raise $10,000 for the California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation.

    He met that goal one week in. As he nears the end, he's raised almost $20,000.

    Risley has met several families of fallen officers throughout his trip. He expects they will become life-long friends.

    He met the widow and children of East Palo Alto Police Department Officer Rich May. Officer May was killed in the line of duty on Saturday, January 7, 2006.

    “I’ve now seen the families of fallen police officers and I’ve heard the stories,” he said.

    How will it feel to complete the ride?

    “It's going to be nice to relax and not have to worry about getting up at 5:30 a.m.,” he said. “But it's going to be really disappointing because I want to keep doing this.”

    Find out more about the ride and how you can reach Travis here. 


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    A Connecticut mother who has taken refuge in a church to avoid deportation is one of a dozen immigrants staying in houses of worship nationwide under a sanctuary movement invigorated by President Trump’s positions on undocumented immigration.

    The case of Nury Chavarria, which has received national attention, comes after the Trump administration expanded the categories of people to be deported and specified that no one was protected.

    Chavarria refused to leave for Guatemala last week as ordered by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, instead fleeing to Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal in New Haven. The 43-year-old single mother of four, who entered the United States illegally in 1993, said she did not want to be separated from her children.

    Her oldest, her 21-year-old son, has cerebral palsy, according to the Hartford Courant. Her youngest, 9-year-old Hayley, issued a public plea on behalf of her mother. 

    While Chavarria remains in the church, it is unlikely that ICE agents will move to detain her. The agency typically avoids making arrests at what it calls sensitive locations, including houses of worship, schools and hospitals and doctors' offices, though exceptions can be made. ICE also tries to steer clear of religious and civil ceremonies such as funerals and weddings.

    The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the status of the policy -- though according to its website, it remains in effect.

    Kica Matos, the director of immigrant rights and racial justice for the Center for Community Change, who is representing Chavarria, said she expected ICE to fully honor its policy and not try to deport Chavarria while she remains inside the church.

    The Church World Service, a coalition of Christian denominations that has assisted refugees for 70 years, said it knows of no instances in which ICE agents entered a congregation. There have been cases of ICE agents waiting across the street, it said, and of arrests taking place near a church and school.

    In Fairfax, Virginia, in February, ICE agents detained men who had just left a church shelter, where they had gone to stay warm. ICE told Time magazine that the location was a coincidence and that it was not targeting churches. In Los Angeles in March, a father who had been ordered deported, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, was taken into custody blocks from his 12-year-old daughter’s school, where he had dropped her off. Another daughter was in the car with him.

    The sanctuary movement began in the 1980s under President Reagan and was revived under President Obama.

    “It’s grown a lot, and after the election is when we saw just a bigger spike,” said Myrna Orozco Gallos, an associate with The Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program. 

    The number of congregations offering to provide sanctuary has jumped from 400 to 800 since Trump took office. Although raids took place during the Obama administration too, ICE's detentions have gotten new attention because of Trump's stance on undocumented immigrants. The organization has kept track of 29 public cases in the last three years, she said.

    Chavarria, a housekeeper who has no criminal record and pays taxes, applied for asylum when she arrived but was denied. She was granted repeated stays of her order of deportation to allow her to raise her American-born children -- until June, when an ICE official told her she had to depart by Thursday.

    “I told him, 'I’m not a criminal,'” she said last week. “I’m a mother of four children. They are citizens, USA. I want to stay here to help them and keep my family together.”

    Chavarria’s supporters are hoping to win her another reprieve.

    Among the dozen people who have sought refuge is Ismael Delgado, who has been staying at a church in Phoenix, Arizona, since October 2015, according to the United Church of Christ. Delgado, who ran a restaurant, has lived in the United States for 20 years and has two children.

    Another undocumented immigrant, Jose Juan Federico Moreno, took shelter in a church on the South Side of Chicago more than a year ago rather than return to Mexico. Moreno, who worked for a furniture moving company, was targetted after getting a DUI in 2009.

    Others will stay only a few months.

    There have been successes among the movement. Two immigrants, Jeanette Vizguerra and Arturo Garcia from Denver, both received two-year reprieves in May. Vizguerra, who is from Mexico and who has lived in the United States for 20 years, left a Baptist church in Denver after she got a stay until 2019. Garcia, who is also from Mexico, had lived in the basement of a Unitarian church in 2014 and 2015 but emerged when he was told his case was not a priority, according to the Denver Post. Garcia, who owned a floor tile-laying business with his brother, was arrested in April 2016 and later was granted a stay, the newspaper reported.

    The Church World Service is holding a meeting in Texas on July 28 and July 29 at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Its goal is to provide training and to develop a framework for the sanctuary movement.



    Here are the other undocumented immigrants living in houses of worship across the country, according to published reports and the Church World Service:

    Rosa Sabido, a Mexican national, has taken refuge in a church in Mancos, Colorado. She had lived in the United States for 30 years on visitor visas or through stays of deportation but faced immediate deportation in May. Residents have volunteered to stay overnight at the church to make sure she was not alone. Her lawyer told the Los Angeles Times she had no criminal record and had worked as a church secretary and tax preparer at H&R Block. Sabido applied for permanent residency in 2001, a case that is pending, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Juana Ortega, an undocumented grandmother from Guatemala, took sanctuary at a church in Greensboro, North Carolina, in May. She came to the United States in 1993, seeking asylum, and when her attempts failed got repeated stays on her removal order, according to CNN. At her first check-in with ICE under Trump’s administration she was told she had until the end of May to leave. Ortega is married to an American citizen; her youngest child is a teen-ager, CNN reported.

    Minerva Garcia is a mother from Mexico who has worked temporary jobs, has no criminal record and has paid taxes for 17 years, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. She also sought refuge at a church in Greensboro, North Carolina, when she was facing deportation at the end of June. Garcia came to the United States looking for better care for her oldest son, who is blind and who was 5 at the time.

    In Philadelphia, Javier Flores, the father of three U.S.-born children, moved into a church in November, according to Philly.com. He entered the country illegally in 1997 and has been deported multiple times. He re-entered, also illegally, to be with his wife and children. He applied for a special visa available to undocumented immigrants who assist authorities in the prosecution of a crime in which they were injured. Flores was attacked with box cutters in an apparent failed robbery.

    A Reno, Nevada, church gave sanctuary to David Chavez-Macias in April. Chavez-Macias, who has lived in Reno for 29 years, had a work permit that was revoked because of a traffic ticket — he turned left on a red light. He has Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that weakens his heart, and he relies on treatment in the United States, according to NBC affiliate KRNV.

    Emma Membreno-Sorto, a Honduran immigrant who has been ordered deported, took shelter at a church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in March. Membreno-Sorto applied for political asylum when she arrived from Honduras about 25 years ago, but did not receive notice of a court date, according to the Albuquerque Journal. She moved from Atlanta to Colorado to New Mexico and learned of the deportation order when she was taken into custody at her home in 2011. She has only one traffic ticket and no criminal history, the newspaper reported. Her husband is a U.S. citizen.

    Sixto Paz, a homeowner and the father of three U.S. citizens, moved into a church in Phoenix, Arizona, in May 2016. He started working in the United States through a government amnesty program in the 1980s, but an immigration court in Phoenix denied his petition to stay in the country, according KPHO. He had been working as a roofer.

    Lorenzo Solorzano Morales has been staying at the Faith, Life and Hope and St. Peter the Apostle Mission in Chicago with his wife and 7-year-old daughter since October. He faces deportation for an arrest on a domestic battery charge in November 2011, according to the Chicago Tribune. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, accused of pulling a woman’s hair during an argument, the newspaper reported. A landscaper, he has lived in the United States for 30 years.

    A woman who has remained anonymous sought refuge at a church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in May. She told the Boston Globe that a man took her against her will from her hometown in Ecuador to the United States. She was arrested crossing the border in 2012 and was detained in Arizona for about a year because she could not pay $7,500 in bail; eventually she was released and went to the Boston area. She got a job as a cook, had two children with a partner but lost her asylum case and an appeal, according to the Boston Globe.



    Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

    Nury Charvarria has been in the U.S. for 24 years and is seeking refuge in a church after ICE issued a deportation order for her.Nury Charvarria has been in the U.S. for 24 years and is seeking refuge in a church after ICE issued a deportation order for her.

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    SoccerCity has asked Major League Soccer (MLS) to wait for the results of the Nov. 2018 initiative vote before determining the final cities to get MLS expansions. 

    SoccerCity Project Manager Nick Stone announced the campaign -- "Wait for SD" -- with a handful of fans there to support the decision, and the continued push to bring soccer to San Diego. 

    "The fans that stand behind me, the legion of fans that have supported us, we’ve heard their level of enthusiasm," Stone said. "We’ve heard their support for this idea, we’ve heard the consistent and repeated requests for figuring out a way to deliver soccer to the city and we think San Diego is worth the wait."

    The SoccerCity initiative would put forth a plan to redevelop Mission Valley's Qualcomm Stadium site. The site would include a new stadium for MLS soccer, a river park, housing and a sports and entertainment district. 

    In June, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously, 8-0, to put the SoccerCity initiative on the November 2018 ballot, shooting down the option for a special election this fall. 

    However, MLS officials need a fully-fledged stadium plan by the end of 2017, Stone said. 

    "So were it, on its face, taken as a straight conclusion that you could not have a vote before November 2018, there would be no path we could see to major league soccer in the city of San Diego," Stone said.

    But, Stone said, the fight to bring soccer to San Diego is not dead yet. "Wait for SD" will urge MLS to allow San Diegans to vote on the initiative before awarding all of their expansion cities. 

    There are, of course, no guarantees, Stone said. MLS officials may award all expansions without waiting for San Diego.

    "That’s all we’re asking," Stone said, referring to the MLS. "We’re asking that with at least one of the expansion franchises, you wait long enough to allow the city of San Diego to show their true support for this idea."

    But he hopes the fans' enthusiasm will help give the initiative a fighting chance. 

    "We would encourage all the fans out there to let their voices be heard so that the league knows that there’s a city in America, one of the 12 that is competing for a franchise right now, that desperately wants the chance and deserves the chance to secure an expansion franchise," Stone said.

    The campaign will include fan events in the future in addition to a social media push, Stone said. 


    A rendition of A rendition of "SoccerCity"

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    In the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot, two brothers chose to commemorate their third brother, who died at relatively early age, by burying his ashes in the place they created a lifetime of memories.

    Except the brothers don't call it Qualcomm, to them it's Jack Murphy Stadium, affectionately called “The Murph.” They are old school; loyal to each other and a certain football team that used to play at “The Murph” and before that at Balboa Stadium.

    NBC 7 Investigates isn’t revealing their names because in burying his ashes, they violated both City of San Diego and State of California public health laws which require a permit and signing a declaration for disposing of cremated remains. In checking with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and the California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, NBC 7 Investigates learned enforcement of these laws is rare, nevertheless, with the statute of limitations in play their identities have been withheld.

    What is known is their love for the Chargers. They are Chargers fans, uber Chargers fans, who have passionately supported the team since the days when Gene Klein was the owner in the mid-1970s. While it appears most Charger fans have turned away from the team these brothers have not, saying they are not "loyal to the soil". No matter where the team plays they will be there. They’ve already gotten their season tickets to watch the Chargers begin to play in Los Angeles at the StubHub Center.

    When their brother died, his body was cremated. Devastated by his death, the family wanted a way to honor his life and keep his memory close. So, they placed some of his ashes in a container decorated with stars and stripes and buried it in the same parking lot, in the same section, they had tailgated for years: Section G of the “The Murph” parking lot. The pictures show how the container was placed in an opening in the parking lots surface, then sealed up.

    The brothers said, no matter what happens to Jack Murphy Stadium, they want their brother to stay put. The oldest brother said he’s heard of football fans across the country who’ve done the same thing in the memory of a loved one.

    While watching the team at “The Murph,” their family sat in the same seats, developing friendships with other fans since the 1970’s.

    Their mother, who is legally blind, rode the trolley to the game. They converted a commercial vehicle to a blue and gold fan-mobile for tailgates. One brother from the Los Angeles-area would drive it to games, arriving hours before kick-off, setting-up what might be described as tailgating nirvana. The food would be themed to match the Chargers opponent for the week. If the Chargers were playing against the Miami Dolphins, the food was shrimp and lobster. When playing the Kansas City Chiefs the food was ribs. It was described as an ultimate tailgate, with tents, tables and a supply of beer for the family members who traveled from all over Southern California.

    The festivities didn't just stay local. In time, the brothers would follow the Chargers when they went on the road for away games: Seattle, D.C., Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Kansas City and wherever the Raiders were calling home at the time.

    Outside of Sunday football games, two of the brothers served in Vietnam before pursuing careers in law enforcement, including the brother who died at age 59 after a long battle with hepatitis.

    Though unable to attend Chargers games near the end of his life, the brothers said he was jazzed about the Charger mobile they were decking-out. The brothers would take photos to show him the progress, but he never had a chance to ride in it to a game. Still, a seat would sit empty in his honor, draped in one of his leather jackets.

    They said it was an emotional farewell at “The Murph,” that day, with many of their friends and family joining the ceremony, including football fans they had met in other stadiums and parking lots in their tailgating travels across the country.

    As they talk about this moment, the brothers have tears in their eyes. They wanted to honor him, they said, and their loyalty to a football team that has left San Diego.


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    A container full of ashes of an avid Chargers fan was buried in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot by the family.A container full of ashes of an avid Chargers fan was buried in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot by the family.

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    President Donald Trump on Monday, in delivering remarks about health care, said Obamacare has caused "nothing but pain."

    He concluded that Obamacare has “broken our healthcare system, it’s broken, it’s collapsing, it’s gone."

    Despite the president's claims about Obamacare, there’s little evidence of an imminent failure.

    The Congressional Budget Office has indicated Obamacare exchanges are stabilizing, although it suggested some sparsely populated areas may struggle to find insurers.



    Photo Credit: AP

    President Donald Trump speaks during an event about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Washington.President Donald Trump speaks during an event about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Washington.

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    Researchers accomplished their first artificial insemination attempt on a southern white rhinoceros at the San Diego Zoo, as part of an effort to save the critically endangered northern white rhino.

    This marks the first time San Diego Zoo Global researchers attempted the procedure. According to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the procedure is a key step in developing assisted reproductive technologies to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

    There are only three northern white rhinos currently left on Earth.

    “This procedure was historic for us, as it was our first time to attempt artificial insemination on a rhino,” said Barbara Durrant, Ph.D., director of Reproductive Sciences, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, in a statement. “The sperm had excellent motility, the procedure went very well, the rhinos involved are doing great and now we wait and hope for a pregnancy.”

    The artificial insemination was carried out July 6 on a 9-year-old rhino named Amani, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center, announced zoo officials.

    Amani was relocated to the Safari Park from private reserves in South Africa in November 2015, along with five other southern white rhinos. Researchers hope the southern white rhinos may serve as potential surrogates for a northern white rhino embryo in the future.

    "Pregnancy is not only important for the individual rhino’s reproductive health," explained Durrant. "But also when we make northern white rhino embryos, we would never risk putting a precious northern white rhino embryo into the uterus of a female who was not proven to be reproductively fit.”

    The results of the artificial insemination will not be available for many weeks, according to zoo officials. Next week, they will start doing ultrasound scans on the rhino, examining both uterine horns for evidence of a fetus.

    If the procedure proves successful, the first southern white rhino calf born at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center could arrive as early as November.



    Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Global © 2015

    A different southern white rhino, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.A different southern white rhino, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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    The Padres traded starting pitcher Trevor Cahill and relievers Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals on Monday, in exchange for two left-handers and a minor league infield prospect.

    San Diego received veteran pitchers Travis Wood and Matt Strahm as well as 18-year-old infielder Esteury Ruiz.

    Ruiz appears to be the main piece of the trade that Friars general manager AJ Preller coveted.

    A native of the Dominican Republic, Ruiz has been tearing up the Arizona Fall League and owns slashes of .419/.440/.779 in 26 games this season.

    Standing six-foot tall, Ruiz bats and throws right-handed and is also a perfect 9-for-9 on stolen base attempts.

    In 2016 for the Dominican Summer League Royals, Ruiz hit .313 (68-for-217) with 18 doubles, five triples, five home runs, 26 RBI, 44 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 56 games, playing primarily at second base.

    Strahm is out for the year after having undergone knee surgery for a torn patellar tendon earlier in July.

    Preller said Monday he is hoping for Strahm to be ready for spring training in February.

    Strahm was originally slated as a starter for KC this past off-season but after the Royals made some moves of their own, Royals manager Ned Yost decided to move Strahm to the pen.

    Wood has also fluctuated in various roles over his career.

    The 30-year-old has spent most of his big league career in the Midwest with the Reds, Cubs and Royals organizations.

    Wood was an all-star for Chicago in 2013 and helped the Cubs win the World Series last season by appearing in 77 contests and posting a 2.95 ERA out of the bullpen.

    The Padres also promoted infielder Dusty Coleman from Triple-A El Paso and recalled right-handed pitcher Jose Ruiz from Single-A Lake Elsinore to help out their big league club.

    There could still be more current Padres on the move in the next few days.

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline is next Monday, July 31 at 1 p.m. PT.



    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    Vista high school alum Trevor Cahill was one of three Padres pitchers traded to Kansas City Monday in a deal that brought Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and 18-year-old infield prospect Esteury Ruiz to the Friars organization.Vista high school alum Trevor Cahill was one of three Padres pitchers traded to Kansas City Monday in a deal that brought Travis Wood, Matt Strahm, and 18-year-old infield prospect Esteury Ruiz to the Friars organization.

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    A former model who accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 has been arrested in San Diego on a heroin charge, NBC 7 confirmed Monday.

    Chloe Goins was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility on suspicion of bringing heroin into a jail.

    She is charged with having a possible controlled substance and bringing alcohol and drugs into prison.

    Her bail was set at $25,000.

    Goins is one of 10 women who have accused Cosby of sexually abusing them.

    Cosby is being sued by Goins for battery, gender violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

    She claims the comedian spiked her drink during a party at the Playboy Mansion and the abused her in a bedroom. 

    Goins is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

    No other information was available.

    Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.



    Photo Credit: KNBC-TV

    Chloe Goins appears with her attorney after a meeting Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 with Los Angeles police regarding sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby.Chloe Goins appears with her attorney after a meeting Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 with Los Angeles police regarding sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby.

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    The non-profit Friends of Balboa Park purchased the Balboa Park Carousel in June and is hosting a campaign to raise funds to help keep it running.

    The campaign to support the carousel is scheduled for 10:25 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, National Carousel Day, with free carousel rides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The event is open to the public and will include children’s music, face painting and carnival activities until 2 p.m.

    Friends of Balboa Park purchased the carousel June 30 from a private owner, in order to help preserve the piece of Balboa history for future generations, according to a statement.

    "Since 1999, Friends has partnered with the City Parks and Recreation Department to help fund projects throughout the park, and the carousel is our largest undertaking yet," said Friends of Balboa Park Executive Director John Bolthouse.

    The previous owner, Bill Steen, managed the carousel for over 40 years before selling it to Friends of Balboa Park for below market price, so the nonprofit could afford it.

    "We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Friends to help preserve this shining gem for the ‘Jewel of San Diego’ for people from around the world to enjoy," said Steen.

    The carousel’s normal hours of operation are weekends, holidays and summer months from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of a five-minute ride on the carousel is $3.

    The carousel has been in operation in Balboa Park since 1922 and was originally built in 1910.

    For more information on donating to the campaign visit BalboaParkCarousel.org.



    Photo Credit: Friends of Balboa Park

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    A pug stolen from a North Park home by thieves in the middle of the night has been returned home safe and sound.

    An investigator told the pug's owners Monday that police recovered the dog and were keeping her at the police station. The owners went to pick her up shortly after.

    Jesse Ray's four-year-old pug named Princess Zelda was stolen last Wednesday. It happened when Ray stepped out of his home to make a quick trip to the convenience store around the corner with his brother.

    When Ray returned, his front door was locked but Princess Zelda was nowhere to be found.

    "We were gone maybe 10 to 15 minutes. When we got back, my house was broken into and my dog was gone," Ray said.

    A neighbor's surveillance camera appears to have captured the suspected thieves getting out of an SUV, heading towards the back of the house and then taking off with Princess Zelda in their arms.

    "It's pretty clear [one] of them [is] running out of my house holding a white, furry ball, which is my dog," Ray said. 

    Ray told NBC 7 his precious pooch is doing well now.

    No further details were available about where the pug was found because of the ongoing investigation.

    Ray believes the thieves used one of the pug's toys to lure the dog away. If you have any information, call San Diego police at (619) 516-3000 and ask for Detective Tafoya. 


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    Nearly one in three Americans will experience a painful and debilitating outbreak of shingles -- a rash caused by the same virus that is responsible for chickenpox.

    Consumer Reports says there is a vaccine -- so far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended use of the vaccine in people over the age of 60.

    But, under certain circumstances, it is perfectly permissible to use the vaccine in people as young as 50. Keep in mind the protection of the one-time vaccine lasts only about 5 years.  

    Check your insurance plan to see if the cost of the shingles vaccine will be covered. In many instances, including under Medicare, it may not be or only partially.

    Getting the shot at a pharmacy might be somewhat less expensive, though you’ll still need a prescription.


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    A man suffered a fatal heart attack in El Cajon and crashed into parked cars Monday, confirmed California Highway Patrol.

    The driver died at the scene as a result of the heart attack, said a CHP officer. At about 4:05 p.m., CHP received a call about the incident.

    At 6:05 p.m., the Medical Examiner was requested. No other information was immediately available.

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    The family of a 23-year-old Navy sailor killed in a fatal motorcycle accident is suing the City of San Diego, claiming a pothole caused his death.

    The crash happened in 2014 on Harbor Drive near 28th Street when Jamie Scott Powell's motorcycle hit a road depression near the railroad tracks.

    Court records show the family believes the city should have known the road in front of the Navy shipyard was so dangerous and riddled with potholes that it was potentially deadly for bicyclists and motorcyclists.

    Powell had been on his motorcycle heading to the Naval shipyard, back to work. His motorcycle hit a pothole and launched him into oncoming traffic, according to court paperwork.

    He was run over by an SUV and pronounced dead at the hospital.

    Now his family is suing the city, claiming the city should have warned people of the road condition.

    News of the lawsuit was first reported by The Reader.

    A key issue discussed Monday in pretrial hearings was whether or not the city was required to put a sign up regarding the potholes.

    A deputy city attorney argued the city did not need a sign--city crews blame the problems on the rails running through the area.

    The city also is arguing Powell was speeding at the time of the crash.

    A spokesman for the City Attorney's office said it remains unclear if Powell hit the railroad tracks instead of a pothole. 


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    San Diego is in the midst of a housing crisis, as the average family struggles to find affordable homes.

    Developers lack incentives to build homes for middle-income earners. Their motivation comes down to time and money.

    “There’s a huge disparity in the time it takes to develop a project here, compared to other parts of the country,” said Kevin Nolen, a Director at Cushman and Wakefield.

    Right now in San Diego, developing a single family house takes between three and five years to process entitlements, according to Nolen. In other parts of the country, it would take between six months to a year.

    “There’s a lot of layers of regulation in California,” Nolen said. “Satisfying all the regulations takes time.”

    Besides time, developers need to have a lot of money too.

    The development process could cost around half a million dollars per year, which means developers are looking at $1.5 [to] $3 million in processing fees.

    "There’s also city fees which go toward schools, roads, fire and police stations. City fees can cost you anywhere between $50,000 to $75,000 and even north of $100,000 in some cases in North County,” Nolen said.

    That doesn't include the cost of construction.

    “Your base value before you even sold it is $600 [to] $700,000,” Nolen said.

    That is why residents are seeing million dollar homes being built in developments in Eastlake and high-density projects in Bankers Hill. Yet, there are few homes that middle-income earners can afford. 

    A bill is currently in the works to address the disparity in housing affordability.

    The Missing Middle Housing Act passed the State Assembly in May and is now in the State Senate for review. The bill would authorize a housing authority to provide gap financing to middle-income housing, announced a representative for Assemblymember Todd Gloria.

    The bill aims to relieve pressure on the housing crisis by authorizing a housing authority to develop, operate and fund mixed-income housing projects.

    If the bill is signed by Governor Jerry Brown, it should go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.



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    A mother was reportedly stabbed in the face with a knife in San Diego's Clairemont neighborhood, San Diego police (SDPD) confirmed Monday. 

    The stabbing happened on the 4300 block of Mt. Putman Road at approximately 7:16 p.m., SDPD Officer Buttle said. 

    It is unclear if this was a random attack or domestic violence, Buttle said. 

    No other information was available.

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    The San Diego International Airport launched a new program to reduce water, energy use and waste on Monday.

    The Green Concessions program rewards and recognizes airport concessionaires who go green, according to a statement from the airport.

    “The Green Concessions program is designed to help our concessionaires adopt sustainable business practices that benefit their individual businesses, the airport as a whole and the environment,” said San Diego International Airport President Kim Becker.

    The program certification includes business practices such as recycling food packaging and utensils, water conservation techniques and alternatives to single-use water bottles, food composting and energy efficient lighting.

    Businesses are also encouraged to inform customers of the importance to go green, according to the airport.

    The shops and restaurants that sign up will receive exclusive marketing and promotional support from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, according to a statement.

    So far eight businesses have been certified under the program, including Einstein Bros. Bagels, Brighton Collectibles, Saffron Thai, Stone Brewing, and PGA TOUR Shop and Grill.

    The airport said the Green Concessions certification is good for one year, with opportunity for renewal.

    More information is available at www.san.org/shop-green.



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    The San Diego City Council approved a package of housing reform measures to tackle the local housing crisis Monday--a day the city had declared as Housing Action Day.

    According to the city, the average rent in San Diego is now more than $1,700 a month and the average price of a home is more than half-a-million dollars. Families also spend approximately 30 percent of their income on housing.

    Monday, the City Council approved the first phase of Mayor Kevin Faulconer's "Housing SD" plan to tackle low- and middle-income San Diegans. The approved measures will make it easier to build granny flats and speed up the permit process for the construction of new homes.

    "The changes we made today are the first of many steps we’re taking this year to lower housing costs and increase housing options for folks struggling during this affordability crisis," Faulconer said in a statement. "San Diegans can’t afford for us to wait, and today shows that City Hall is listening and taking action."

    Earlier in the day, Faulconer and Sen. Toni Atkins (D-39th) began the day by opening Cypress, a brand new 62-unit complex to provide housing for some in the homeless community as part of Housing Action Day.

    South Bay resident Alex Teymoori told NBC 7, as a lifelong San Diegan, he's never seen the homeless problem as bad as it is now.

    "Only 62 units? And there's more than what, 5,000 homeless on the street? I think they're going to have to do more than just a 62-unit building. The math just doesn't work with the numbers," Teymoori said.

    Faulconer acknowledged the units weren't enough to house all in the homeless community but said he believes it will help.

    "Sixty-two is going to make a big difference. But we need a lot more and that's the message," he said.


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    The Padres started a nine game homestand with the first of four games against the New York Mets at Petco Park Monday night. Before the game the Friars finalized a multi-player trade with the Kansas City Royals. San Diego sent local product Trevor Cahill and relievers Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer to the Royals. In exchange the Padres received veteran pitchers Travis Wood and Matt Strahm, as well as 18-year-old infielder Esteury Ruiz.

    One player who is still with the club is lefty Clayton Richard who was on the bump for the Friars. He faced New York righty pitcher Jacob deGrom.

    The Mets got on the board first when Wilmer Flores homered in the second inning. The Metropolitans added three more runs and held the Padres scoreless through six innings.

    If anyone can change the mood at Petco Park, it’s Hunter Renfroe. The outfielder sent a towering home run to the top of the Western Metal Supply Company Building to put the Padres on the board in the seventh inning. The solo shot went 431 feet for his 18th homer of the season.

    Apparently, one monstrous home run is what Renfroe considers a warm up. In the bottom of the ninth inning, the 25 year old sent another 400-footer to center field. His second solo shot of the night cut the Padres deficit to 5-3.

    Unfortunately for the Friars, a late push in the ninth inning came up short and the Padres dropped the first game of the set 5-3. The series continues Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. from Petco Park.




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    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Hunter Renfroe #10 of the San Diego Padres tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at PETCO Park on July 24, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Hunter Renfroe #10 of the San Diego Padres tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at PETCO Park on July 24, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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    A federal judge in Detroit Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals, NBC News reported.

    The Iraqis, many of whom are part of their home country's Christian minority, could face "grave harm and possible death" if sent back to Iraq, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled, granting a request for preliminary injunction.

    Goldsmith said the government's position to deport them is "inconsistent" with the Constitution.

    The government targeted the Iraqis, who have criminal convictions or overstayed their visas, over long-standing deportation orders. More than half had been in the United States for more than a decade because Iraq refused to issue travel documents, the ruling says.



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    This June 21, 2017, file photo shows Iraqis and supporters rallying outside the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit. A federal judge in Detroit on Monday blocked the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals.This June 21, 2017, file photo shows Iraqis and supporters rallying outside the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit. A federal judge in Detroit on Monday blocked the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals.

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    There are some nervous neighbors in Rancho Bernardo after reports of two pickup trucks that drove around the area and fatally shot rabbits, possible with BB guns.

    According to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), the incident occurred on July 20 in the 1600 block of Big Springs Way near Lofty Trail Drive.

    That same night, a light colored pickup truck was captured on surveillance video last week stopping on the 15000 block of Manturin Drive near Camino Del Norte, just a few streets away from Big Springs Way.

    In the video, sounds of what might have been a BB gun being fired were followed by the sound of an animal squealing in pain.

    "It just seems inhumane," said homeowner Janine Gavin.

    The video was recorded on surveillance cameras at Gavin's home.

    She told NBC 7,  they found a dead rabbit in their yard last Thursday morning, after the pickup trucks were caught on camera the night before.

    "We heard gunshots," said Gavin. "I didn’t  know what kind of shots, but it  turns out it was a pellet gun."

    Gavin said the shots fired in front of her home came from a pickup truck taking aim at a rabbit in her yard. She and her husband said they are not only worried about the safety of their little girls but neighbors as well.

    "I don’t want it to hit a person. I don’t know how serious that could be, but of course we don’t want that to happen," Gavin said.

    "We have people that work late," said resident Lamar Alexander. "Somebody could be walking out to their car and get pellets bounced, so someone can get hurt."

    There are a lot of rabbits in the neighborhood--some homes have wire mesh and other barriers to keep the animals from trespassing.

    But while the rabbits are troublesome, residents said they don't want someone to shoot them.

    "It’s really scary to think someone is harming them in this way. They are a nuisance but this isn’t the way we want this to be handled," said Gavin.

    According to SDPD, if a  homeowner shoots a rabbit on their own property with a BB gun, it is not illegal.

    But according to the Municipal Code, if someone else, such as the drivers of the pickup truck who were on public property, shoots a BB gun onto someone else’s property, it is against the law--unless permission is given.



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    A light-colored pickup truck was captured on camera, stopping in front of a home and shooting a rabbit last week in Rancho Bernardo.A light-colored pickup truck was captured on camera, stopping in front of a home and shooting a rabbit last week in Rancho Bernardo.

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    The San Diego city council is proclaiming today to be Sergeant Peralta Day.

    Sergeant Peralta was a Marine killed in combat on November 15, 2004.

    Peralta pulled a grenade against his body to protect his fellow Marines during close combat with insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq.

    On Saturday, the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class-guided-missile destroyer will be named after him.

    The ship will be commissioned at N-A-S North Island.

    The Peralta will be homeported in San Diego.

    Peralta graduated from Morse High School in 1997, and became a U.S. citizen while serving in the Corps.

    He was laid to rest at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.


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    President Donald Trump's appearance at a national Boy Scout event hit a nerve with many former scouts after his speech turned political. The organization responded to the backlash by stressing its non-partisan roots.

    At the Boys Scouts of America's National Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday, the president brought up issues such as health care, "fake media," and "the swamp" in Washington.

    Many in the crowd of 40,000 scouts, leaders and volunteers booed when Trump asked whether former President Barack Obama had come to a Jamboree. Video clips also showed them jeering Hillary Clinton after Trump said that his election opponent "didn't work hard" in Michigan. The scouts also chanted "we love Trump." 

    Former scouts took to social media to express opposition to the politicized speech.

    The Boy Scouts of America's Facebook page was inundated with comments about Trump, including many posts unrelated to the Jamboree.

    User Beth Mitchell Huntsberry commented, "The BSA should immediately lose their tax exempt status. I will no longer be associated with the organization. My time and money will go elsewhere."

    "No, I am the proud mother of a former scout who was sheltered from that pack of lies speech at the Jamboree. Done with scouts after you felt the need to have my kid listen to a liar stroke his ego on our time," said Jude Nevans Cleaver, another Facebook commenter.

    Some drew comparisons between the president's speech in front of the Boy Scouts and his campaign-style rallies. 

    National Scout Jamborees are typically held every four years and Trump is the eighth president to attend, The Associated Press reported. Obama addressed a 100th anniversary event in 2010 by video. 

    Pete Souza, a White House photographer for Obama during his presidency, posted an Instagram photo following Trump's speech showing his former boss meeting a cub scout. 

    In a statement in response to the backlash, the Boy Scouts of America noted that the organization is non-partisan. They said that inviting the sitting president to the National Jamboree is a "long-standing tradition."

    "The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition and is in no way an endorsement of any political party or specific policies."

    The statement added that the "sitting U.S. President serves as the BSA's honorary president. It is our long-standing custom to invite the U.S. President to the National Jamboree."

    The White House has not responded to a request for comment.



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    President Donald Trump, front left, gestures with former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, center, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, right, at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean, W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017.President Donald Trump, front left, gestures with former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, center, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, right, at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean, W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017.

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    With the odds of one-in-five million against her, an Orlando teenager took a chance on Florida lottery scratch off ticket and scored a weekly pay day. 

    Daniela Leon Ruz won the top prize in the state's new $500 A Week for Life game after purchasing one $1 ticket at a Publix grocery store, the Florida Lottery said. 

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, Ruz chose to receive her winnings in weekly payouts totalling $26,000 annually before taxes instead of taking the one time lump sum of $410,000.

    The annual payout is guaranteed for 20 years, meaning the teen’s family would still continue to reveive her winnings even if something should happen to her before that time.

    The $1 scratch-off game launched on July 3, 2017.




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    The daughter of a woman found dead in a Mission Valley office building recalls the last moment she spoke with her mother, two days before her mother’s body was discovered.

    Diana Stewart last spoke with her mother Maria Kelly on Thursday around 5:30 p.m. 

    "On Friday, when I called her and she did not answer I didn’t really think much of it," Stewart said. "I thought well, Mom's probably busy." 

    However, Stewart said she was told her mother didn't arrive at home Thursday.

    Kelly's husband looked for her at the accounting office Friday morning, but the door was locked and no one was around, according to the family.

    Stewart said her mother's car was at the office building Friday. 

    On Saturday, family members brought a spare key to check on the victim's office. She said she was there with her father and daughter when they noticed a closed closet door. They opened the door and found Kelly's body, she said. 

    San Diego homicide investigators say Kelly, 66, was found with a single gunshot wound to her body. 

    The victim had been reported missing three days prior to her death, police said. 

    Stewart said her mother helped people with financial questions ranging from taxes to residential loans. 

    "She was smart like that," her daughter said. “She would do anything for anybody.”

    Stewart's sister Crystal Vasquez rushed to the Mission Valley office on Saturday when she heard the news. Shortly after arriving, Vasquez used a bathroom in a nearby building.

    When she didn't return, another family member found her inside the bathroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

    Vasquez, 34, of Chula Vista was a mother to two children ages 2 and 5 years old, Stewart said.

    "I have no answers," Stewart said concerning the loss of her sister.

    "I just know [my mother] and my sister were very close," she said. "My sister worked with her daily."

    Now, the family is preparing for two funerals.

    "It’s nothing a family ever wants to experience," Stewart said. 

    Police said they do not have leads on any possible suspects. Vasquez is not suspected in the death of her mother, SDPD homicide detectives said. 

    Anyone with information regarding this incident can call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

    There is help for anyone contemplating suicide. The San Diego hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can get help by calling 888-724-7240.


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    Despite nostalgic articles and disappointed tweets mourning the end Microsoft Paint, the apparently beloved application is not going anywhere.

    The application, which has been featured on every Windows release since 1985, was listed as "Deprecated" in the company’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

    While Microsoft did not say specifically that MS Paint would be removed, the company defined features and functionalities that are "Deprecated" as those that "are not in active development and might be removed in future releases."

    Outcry from users and coverage by news organizations about the loss of the classic image-editing application prompted Microsoft to set the record straight.

    "MS Paint is not going away. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing and 2D creation are in Paint 3D - the new app for creativity, available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update," a Microsoft spokesperson said.

    "In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place."

    On Monday, a blog post shared by Windows Experiences acknowledged the "incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia" around the application.

    "MS Paint is here to stay."



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    Microsoft Paint, an image-editing app that can be used for virtual doodling, will be available in the Windows Store for free.Microsoft Paint, an image-editing app that can be used for virtual doodling, will be available in the Windows Store for free.

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    The Carlsbad city council will consider a controversial zoning change Tuesday that would amend the village master plan and design manual to allow distilleries and restaurants in an area where the Mayor owns property.

    The mayor owns the building where the distillery would go but he is not the applicant for the zoning change.

    As NBC 7's Gaby Rodriguez reports, reaction to the proposal is mixed.


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    A Marine’s 4-year-old son became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears as his new stepmom read her vows to him and his father.

    Emily Newville, a Senior Airman, and Joshua Newville, a Marine Corps. Sergeant, both who are stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, New Jersey, were married on Saturday in upstate New York.

    During the ceremony, Newville read a special set of vows she wrote for Joshua's son, Gage.

    Gage, overcome with emotions, begins to cry and wraps his arms around Newville as the adoring crowd looked on.

    "You have helped make me into the woman I am today, and I may not have give you the gift of life, but life’s surely gave me the gift of you," Newville says in her vows.

    The emotional scene, which was captured on video, quickly went viral and captured heart across the country.

    Newville told "Today" show reporter Sheinelle Jones that the moment Joshua asked her to marry him, she thought of Gage.

    "I couldn’t be more thankful of how we’ve gotten to know each other," Newville told Jones in an interview Tuesday.

    Joshua said it means a lot to have someone like Newville "who is willing to love your child as if they were their own."



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    A U.S. Marine’s 4-year-old son wept in his new stepmom’s arms as she exchanged vows with his dad, and the heartwarming video has quickly gone viral.A U.S. Marine’s 4-year-old son wept in his new stepmom’s arms as she exchanged vows with his dad, and the heartwarming video has quickly gone viral.

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    Police arrested the father of a 16-day-old baby boy who was abandoned in the parking lot of a Suisun City strip mall Monday.

    Daniel Mitchell, 18, was taken into custody on probable cause for child endangerment, child abandonment, committing a felony while on bail and misdemeanor possession of suspected cocaine, Suisun City police said.

    A little after 3 p.m. Monday, a pair of barber shop employees at the strip mall in the 140 block of Sunset Avenue noticed a car seat sitting in the parking lot and went to pick it up when he saw the baby inside of it, police said. The barber took the baby inside and called police.

    "He pulled up, took the baby out, put him down," said Wendell Cooper, explaining what he saw outside the barber shop at the Sunset Mall. "He sat him down, took him back out then he gets in the car and he leaves."

    Eriq Keeton grabbed the car seat and brought it inside the barber shop.

    "I walked over (there) and saw the baby sitting in the car seat," he said.

    Surveillance video from one of the businesses captured it all, and officers were able trace the license plate back to Mitchell, police said. 

    Mitchell was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Fairfield later Monday and was apprehended by Fairfield police in that incident. He was transported to North Bay Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries sustained in the collision.

    Suisun City police interviewed him at the hospital and identified him as the boy's father.

    The baby was in the care of Solano County Child Protective Services late Monday, police said, and investigators were talking with the baby's mother.

    Initially, the boy did not appear injured, but he was airlifted to Children's Hospital Oakland as a precaution when he appeared to have redness in one eye, police said.

    Mitchell was previously arrested on June 27 by Suisun City police on multiple felony charges, including possession of a firearm, after a report of a burglary on Gray Hawk Lane in Suisun City, police said.

    Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Detective Sousa at (707) 421-7361. Information can also be reported anonymously to Solano Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867.



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    Daniel Mitchell (inset), the father of a 16-day-old baby, was arrested on multiple charges Monday. (July 24, 2017)Daniel Mitchell (inset), the father of a 16-day-old baby, was arrested on multiple charges Monday. (July 24, 2017)

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    NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer captured this timelapse video of the aurora borealis while aboard the International Space Station. The video, taken 250 miles above Earth and at a speed of 17,500 mph, was posted on Fischer's Twitter account July 21. 

    "People have asked me what a 'burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce' is … Well folks, it looks like this … awesome sauce is green," he tweeted.

    Aurora borealis is the result of collisions between the Earth’s gaseous particles and matter released by the sun’s atmosphere, according to NASA.


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    California Highway Patrol officers have closed two lanes on northbound Interstate 805 at Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. 

    San Diego police were called to the intersection just before 9 a.m. 

    A SigAlert was issued due to the police activity. 

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