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  • 2 girls sentenced for torturing romantic rival

    2 girls sentenced for torturing romantic rival
    Two Escondido girls who tortured, beat and stabbed another girl -- the perceived romantic rival of one of the defendants -- were each sentenced Thursday to more than 17 years in state prison. Karina Amador, 15, was sentenced to 18 years and four months...
  • Child molester disappears after release from prison

    Child molester disappears after release from prison
    Escondido police Friday were hoping the public could help them locate a rapist and child molester who failed to be fitted with a GPS device upon his release from prison nearly three weeks ago. Paul Franklin Castro, 53, was released from prison Aug. 30...
  • Neighborhood evacuated after worker busts gas line

    Neighborhood evacuated after worker busts gas line
    A natural gas leak closed down a North County neighborhood to through traffic Wednesday, police reported. A construction worker ruptured the four-inch gas line near the intersection of Escondido Boulevard and West Felicita Avenue shortly before noon,...
  • Residents urged to turn in unused prescription drugs

    Residents urged to turn in unused prescription drugs
    Residents across San Diego County are being urged to help fight the growing problem of prescription- drug abuse by taking part in a nationwide medication "take back'' drive this weekend. On Saturday, hospitals, police stations, military facilities and...
  • Council adopts anti-graffiti ordinance

    COSTA MESA — After months of city staff and department collaborations, research and debate, the City Council on Tuesday approved a new graffiti ordinance, one that is designed to tighten the belt on taggers and vandals. The ordinance was adopted...
  • Cops find bullet shells on freeway where driver was shot

    Cops find bullet shells on freeway where driver was shot
    SAN DIEGO -- Investigators found about 10 spent bullet shells on the roadway where a college student was shot Tuesday while driving to school. The California Highway Patrol closed all lanes of southbound state Route 163 for about 3 hours to search for...
  • Identity theft suspect arrested in Escondido

    Identity theft suspect arrested in Escondido
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- An illegal immigrant working under the identity of another man was arrested in Escondido, according to police. Detectives arrested 42-year-old Eduardo Cervantes Aguila of Mexico Wednesday for using someone else's name and social...
  • Video shows cops breaking car window at DUI checkpoint

    Video shows cops breaking car window at DUI checkpoint
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A video made by activists challenging Escondido's policy of checking driver's licenses at a sobriety checkpoint shows police breaking the window of a car after the driver refuses to show his identification. The driver, Angel...
  • Caught on video: Teen driver crashes into yogurt shop

    Caught on video: Teen driver crashes into yogurt shop
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A teenager with a learner's driving permit smashed his car into an Escondido yogurt shop Sunday morning. The 17-year-old boy apparently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to drive through the glass...
  • Police arrest over 570 on suspicion of DUI

    Police arrest over 570 on suspicion of DUI
    Over the past two weeks, 571 people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in San Diego County, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. One death attributed to a drunk driver was reported Dec. 18 in El Cajon, but authorities were...
  • Parents of Murdered Teen Not Suing State

    Parents of Murdered Teen Not Suing State
    SAN DIEGO CO. ( KTLA) -- The parents Chelsea King said Friday they will not sue the state of California for damages. The 17-year old was raped and murdered in San Diego last February by 31-year-old John Gardner. Gardner was a registered child sex...