SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego's coast guard says it's ready, should a cruise ship get into trouble off of our coast.
Carnival, the parent company of the ship that sank, does have cruise liners that sail in and out of San Diego's port.
Back in November 2010 the cruise ship Splendor was crippled by a fire that disabled the ship south of San Diego.
Since then, the coast guard has learned from the rescue experience.
"Once a year, we meet with everybody, exercise it and then we debrief what worked, what didn't' work, how can we do this better?" Lt. Sean Groark of the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Rescuers say they have a plan, and they practice for emergencies, though the ocean is dynamic and can be unpredictable.
DMV officers were out Wednesday, looking for people abusing the system. One woman was in tears as she was caught using a handicap placard issued to her adult son - who wasn't with her on the shopping trip.
A Serra High School freshman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
News 8's investigation into high water bills across the city of San Diego continues. Months after we received our first complaint, viewers are still emailing us about the problem.
Escondido police sought public help Wednesday to identify a woman suspected of stealing from two jewelry stores this week while as many as 10 accomplices distracted store employees.
A 32-year-old man was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of pointing a laser at a San Diego police helicopter in the Mission Bay area, an officer said.
The man accused in the death of his two-year-old stepson 16 years ago will go free after a decision was handed down Wednesday.
San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott Wednesday announced a lawsuit against consumer credit agency Experian for allegedly causing harm to millions of people, including a quarter-million residents of San Diego County, when it failed to notify those whose identities had been stolen by hackers.