SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Jury deliberations continue Friday in the trial of a man accused of pulling off robberies from San Diego to Fresno.
John Richard Martinez, 42, is charged in San Diego County with robbing a Mira Mesa check-cashing store last Dec. 20 and a Point Loma bank a week later. He was arrested New Year's Eve as he tried to cross into the United States from Mexico.
Authorities dubbed the suspect in both robberies the "Dapper Bandit."
Martinez allegedly committed four earlier robberies in Fresno, King County and Westlake Village.
The defendant has a 1992 robbery conviction and a prior escape conviction and was on parole prior to his arrest at the border.
He faces 57 years to life in state prison if convicted.
A 65-year-old woman was seriously injured Friday when she fell while riding an electric scooter with family members in the Marina area of San Diego.
A light plane occupied by a flight instructor and a student pilot made a safe emergency landing Friday amid late-morning traffic on Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics.
Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box.
California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule.
The numbers in Friday night's draw of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery are 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the Mega number is 7.
The ninth annual San Diego Green Homes Tour is taking place on Sunday, and it is your chance to visit 12 of the county's most eco-friendly homes.
An ex-con who allegedly killed the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business during a robbery pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge that could lead to the death penalty if he's convicted.
The San Diego Yacht Club will welcome the International Masters Regatta back to the city Friday for the start of a three-day sailing competition.
UTC Aerospace Systems plans to wind down manufacturing at its Chula Vista aircraft plant beginning early next year, eliminating around 300 jobs, it was reported Friday.