Methamphetamine use appears to be down in San Diego County, according to a report released today.
The number of methamphetamine-related arrests was down 25 percent from 2006, the number of adult arrestees testing positive for the drug dropped 7 percent and meth seizures declined 40 percent, according to the "Meth Report Card," put together by the county's Methamphetamine Strike Force and based on statistics through 2007.
However, the number of people with the drug in their system when they died, as tested by the Medical Examiner's Office, climbed from 174 in 2006 to 184 in 2007. That's still down from a high of 240 in 2005.
"The tide is turning against meth," said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob during a news conference. "Most of the key indicators on the fight against meth clearly show that our efforts to eradicate meth from our communities are having positive results."
A 16-year-old girl managed to escape Tuesday when a would-be kidnapper grabbed her and tried to pull her into his vehicle in a parking lot at Southwestern College, authorities reported.
As the school year winds down, a lot of students are getting ready to do some traveling with their families. The Nurse Practitioners at CVS Minute Clinic have a few reminders if you are planning on traveling abroad.
An expedition led in part by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego located a missing World War II bomber off the coast of Papua New Guinea and surveyed another at the bottom of a harbor, it was announced Friday.
It was like a scene right out of John Wayne movie Tuesday in East County.
A bull made a break in the not-so-wide open spaces of San Diego Country Estates.
News 8's Dominic Garcia reports on the bolting bovine and its capture.
Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home. But what if that humble home costs over $10 million? News 8's Steve Price takes a look inside a newly built condo in La Jolla that is breaking some San Diego Real Estate records.
Just about everybody on this planet accepts their lot in life, but deep down dreams of becoming a rock star.
Plenty of winter rain means plenty of flowers, trees and grasses this spring.
But it also means, plenty of foxtails.
They are a prickly little plant that blooms every spring and can cause plenty of problems for canine companions.
News 8's Shawn Styles explains how to "out fox" the foxtails.
San Diego County emergency and fire officials are urging residents to protect homes against devastating wildfires as fire season kicks into full gear.