CORONADO (NEWS 8) – A Navy helicopter squadron deployed to Houston to help in rescue efforts returned to Naval Air Station North Island Wednesday evening.
Four MH-60S helicopters flown by HSC-21 and HSC-23 crews flew into Houston to deliver food and water and assist other Navy personnel in rescue missions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
“It was really rewarding for us to be able to go out there and provide assistance to people that couldn’t have gotten it any other way,” HSC-21 Blackjacks crewmember Lt. Junior Grade Taryn Voller said.
Eighty-nine locally based Navy personnel assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief. The Blackjacks and HSC-23 Wildcards alongside other east and west coast based helicopter squadrons flew for a combined 485.5 hours, rescued 357 people and transported 12,810 pounds of cargo in Houston.
In honor of the holiday season, many DNA testing sites are offering discounts to get a better understanding. News 8’s Marcella Lee took one looking for some surprises in her family tree.
Two men were arrested on Tuesday morning after returning to the scene of a failed robbery attempt at a gas station in the El Cerrito area, one day after the same gas station was robbed by a lone gunman, police said.
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake that struck Monday in Baja California, Mexico rattled parts of San Diego County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The San Diego Blood Bank will kick off a three-day blood drive at a Broken Yolk Cafe restaurant on Tuesday to prepare for the holiday season, when donations typically wane.
A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is scheduled to visit Border Field State Park Tuesday, while U.S. troops reinforce the border as thousands of Central American migrants arrive in Tijuana.
Residents of Malibu who returned home after being evacuated because of the Woolsey Fire are bracing for potential mudslides as rain is forecast for areas scorched by the blaze.
The scorched Northern California town of Paradise should get its first significant rainfall in six months this week, a forecast that would at least interrupt one of the most horrific fire seasons in state history.
United States Senator Kamala Harris on Monday paid a visit to Camp Pendleton to tour the base and speak to Marines and their families – thanking them for their service.
Chance of light rain in the morning on Thanksgiving Thursday. Temperatures will cool through Friday and onshore flow continues to strengthen.