LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a couple from California and a man from southern Nevada man were among five people killed in a fiery three-vehicle crash on a remote highway northwest of Las Vegas.
The Nevada Highway Patrol said Thursday that 78-year-old Arturo Otero and 77-year-old Juana Esparza Otero of Chula Vista, California, died in a car that slammed head-on into another car that was passing a northbound pickup truck Sunday afternoon U.S. Highway 95 near Amargosa Valley.
The passing car burst into flames and two people inside were killed. Their names were not immediately determined, pending DNA results.
The pickup flipped, killing the driver, 53-year-old Dwight Ardell Sproul of Pahrump.
The NHP says a 52-year-old female passenger in the pickup was flown by helicopter to a Las Vegas hospital in critical condition.
Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
A San Diego man who beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another couple, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On Friday, more pups across the country will join their masters at the office, gym and other businesses for the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility Friday and visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children.
Three buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were briefly evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.
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As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time. Some 30 calls came in since last Wednesday.
A bleeding, gravely injured man banged on the door of a Lemon Grove home in an apparent last-gasp plea for help, and his death a short time later prompted sheriff's deputies to launch a homicide investigation, authorities said Friday.
High pressure over Northern Mexico will warm temperatures Friday. Coastal areas cooler due to weak onshore flow. Excessive heat warning in effect for San Diego County deserts through Friday evening.