NEW YORK (CBS 8) - People on the East Coast are digging themselves out after a record blizzard descended on the region last week, crippling traffic and creating flight delays across the country.
Among those stranded in New York City over the weekend was CBS News 8's writer Jodi Kennedy.
"I was supposed to fly out Sunday. They never rescheduled, they just canceled. When I called, was on hold for two-and-a-half hours when I finally gave up," said Kennedy.
American Airlines canceled her direct flight to San Diego.
Kennedy was in the Big Apple to spend time with her daughter who was scheduled to audition at Julliard and other colleges.
She began making her way back to San Diego after buying a new ticket on a different airline with connections in Chicago, Las Vegas and finally San Diego.
On Monday, Kennedy became stuck in Chicago where her flight was delayed. While in Chicago, she received an automated voicemail from American Airlines saying she had been re-booked on a flight Tuesday night.
Jodi is hoping to recoup some the $400 she spent on the new ticket to get back to San Diego.
Airports in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and the D.C., area resumed limited service Monday, but the ripple effects are being felt at airports across the country.
Passengers are still being encouraged to check their flight status before heading to the airport if traveling this week.
A skate legend hit the boardwalk in Mission Beach Wednesday. Tony Hawk held a skate "sesh" outside Belmont Park to show off his new board collection. News 8's Shawn Styles caught up with the skating star to find out more.
A former high school teacher who downloaded and possessed thousands of images of child pornography, some of which depicted children under the age of 12, was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in federal prison.
Back to school season includes new clothes, school supplies and often a new haircut. However, some parents might not have a fresh cut in the budget.
Back to school season includes new clothes, school supplies and often a new haircut. However, some parents might not have a fresh cut in the budget. To help those families and students, The Larry Himmel Foundation and California Barber & Beauty College are joining forces to provide free back to school haircuts for kids around San Diego for the 2nd Annual Back-to-School Haircut event.
Sixteen people and at least one dog fled from a burning home Wednesday morning in the Oak Park neighborhood just minutes before the house became fully engulfed in flames, authorities said.
The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday warned U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.
Testimony got underway Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former Navy man accused of torturing and disfiguring his next-door neighbors' dogs over a period of months in Oceanside, poisoning them, burning them with acid and gouging out one of their eyes.
"All Saints" hits theaters nationwide this Friday and the movie's star John Corbett spoke to Morning Extra on Wednesday.