Earlier this summer, News 8’s Abbie Alford introduced you to two Poway third graders who are the best of friends - Kamden Houshan and Paul Burnett.
Paul and Kamden met on the playground at Pomerdo Elementary School in Poway when they were in kindergarten. A few months ago, Paul recognized his buddy Kamden, who is in a wheelchair, was in need of some new wheels heading into third grade and decided to launch a fundraising campaign to “Keep Kamden Rollin’.”
Alford made a follow-up visit to Poway Tuesday to check in on the boys and to get a first-hand look at a special surprise Pomerado Elementary School Principal Laura Crow and a Walmart co-manager planned for them.
Crow said Kamden and Paul's friendship is a shining example of the school’s motto: "Work hard, be kind and let no excuse stand in our way.”
The surprise for the “everyday heroes” was a pair of backpacks filled to the brim with new school supplies and Legos.
Kamden is still waiting on his new chair as well as his return to the classroom. The warehouse building his chair is in Texas and was severely delayed by Hurricane Harvey. Another speed bump for Kamden was a gastrointestinal operation that will keep him recovering at home for about three more weeks.
Kamden is in good spirits, though. The new school supplies and Legos, as well as frequent visits from his buddy Paul should keep him entertained.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Covet Canyon, a paramilitary training camp in the East County, is in financial trouble after the owner defaulted on property payments. Owner Marc Halcon has 90 days to make good on the debt or the 160 acre property could fall into foreclosure and auction.