RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The parents of 13 tortured siblings were each ordered held on $12 million bail after entering not guilty pleas to numerous charges Thursday in California. Authorities say the siblings were fed very little, endured beatings and were chained up as punishment.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say they have captured the alleged ringleader of a gang of smash-and-grab thieves dubbed the Lucky Lotto Bandit burglars because of their penchant for stealing lottery tickets. The Mercury News of San Jose reported Thursday that one man has already pleaded guilty to a series of robberies last year, three have been arrested and police are seeking two suspects.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California computer expert has pleaded guilty to fixing bids for state computer security contracts. The U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento said Thursday that 48-year-old John Brewer pleaded guilty to one count of bid rigging. The contracts from the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Insurance and Employment Development Department were worth more than $3 million.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police have recovered two pricey costumes and ice skates belonging to U.S. Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli. The items were stolen in a car break-in last week while Castelli and her parents visited San Francisco. Castelli says the dresses have sentimental value and she thought they were forever gone.
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Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.
More than 200 local restaurants are trying to impress you next week. San Diego Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday.
A former children's television show host known as "Mr. Wonder" has been sentenced to five years in prison, nearly four decades after he vanished amid allegations that he sexually abused children on a camping trip.
On Thursday, San Diego Unified School District Culinary Arts and Management students will battle one another - and students from other districts - by preparing a three-course meal with a secret ingredient.
Firefighters Thursday began a series of controlled burns that will clear potentially problematic combustion-prone brush off about 100 open acres in the East County highlands over the next week or so, authorities reported.