SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal authorities in San Diego say 36 people have been charged with crimes including racketeering and extortion in an investigation targeting the prison-based Mexican Mafia gang.
The charges are outlined in 14 grand jury indictments and two criminal complaints unsealed Friday.
U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt says the yearlong investigation targeted the Mexican Mafia, which formed decades ago in California prisons.
The FBI says 14 defendants were arrested Friday and four are at large. The other defendants were arrested previously.
The charges describe crimes in the San Diego area that range from a $5,000 methamphetamine sale to the kidnapping of someone over a $50,000 drug debt.
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Search volunteers on Thursday went door-to-door in Scripps Ranch hoping to turn up any clues that may lead them to a man who went missing one week ago.
Extreme heat came to the deserts again Thursday, but temperatures in the rest of inland San Diego County were somewhat lower than they had been for the past few days.
Starting Thursday, Uber users in San Diego will be charged a fee if they keep their driver waiting more than two minutes.
The CBS News 8 Crimefighters are helping authorities in a manhunt looking for Terrance Christopher Stahovich. If you have information call CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-TIPS. A reward is being offered for his arrest and remember you can make a tip and still remain anonymous.
The San Diego Zoo said Thursday that its collection of African penguins has begun moving to the Africa Rocks exhibit, which is scheduled to open to the public in phases beginning next week.
A Chula Vista man faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $10 million fine following his guilty plea Thursday to trying to smuggle cocaine and methamphetamine while employed as a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Residents are concerned at a local dog park after at least one dog got sick and died after spending time there.
The San Diego Follies is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a show called the "Best of the Best."
A Lincoln Park resident was wounded outside his home Thursday in a shooting carried out by an unidentified assailant, San Diego police reported.
The "Black Knights'' of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 and the "Blue Hawks'' of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 78 returned home to Naval Air Station North Island Thursday following a six-month deployment.