SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Ten local volunteers with International Relief Teams who traveled to Alabama to help repair homes damaged by a deadly series of tornadoes are scheduled to arrive home Sunday.
The 10 San Diego County residents were part of an 18-member team that provided relief work for the past week around Jefferson County, part of the Birmingham metropolitan area, according to officials with International Relief Teams.
Since May, International Relief Teams has sent three other teams to Alabama. The 42 construction volunteers have repaired or rebuilt more than a dozen homes damaged April 25-28, 2011. The outbreak was the second deadliest on record, with 348 deaths blamed on the storm.
The most recent batch of volunteers are Walter Borschel and Betsy McIntyre of San Diego; Pete Dudley and Bob Fowler of Jamul; Carl Emerich of La Mesa; Chris Read and Steve Walsh of Escondido; Larry Saunders of San Marcos; Tom Sprague of Alpine; and Dale Teschler of El Cajon. They are scheduled to arrive at San Diego International Airport at 11:45 a.m.
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Police searched for a suspected car thief who fled into a canyon in Linda Vista on Sunday afternoon.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
A motorcyclist smashed his bike into the rear of a sheriff's patrol car, as the deputy made a left turn, and was killed in Encinitas Sunday.
Warm weather is expected to return to San Diego this week peaking around the mid-week point. Temps should cool again by next weekend.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official