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Four firefighters injured in explosion in Arizona - Authorities are investigating an explosion Friday evening that injured four firefighters at an Arizona Public Service Co. facility in a Phoenix suburb. Surprise Police Department Sgt.

Emergency officials respond to accident involving off-highway vehicle at Oceano Dunes UPDATE - CAL FIRE says it responded and assisted to an accident involving an off-highway type vehicle at the Oceano Dunes Friday. Firefighters weren't able to confirm what type of vehicle was involved.

Toronto's Stroman shuts down Athletics for first win of year - Marcus Stroman struck out six and pitched into the ninth, Brandon Drury homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Friday night to snap a seven-game losing streak in the series. Stroman allowed six hits and one run with two walks for his first victory of the season despite a 1.99 ERA coming into his fifth start.

Non-profit "Miracle Babies" supports families of premature babies SAN DIEGO - April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This segment of Healthy Living focuses on the dangerous outcomes that can occur from drinking during pregnancy.

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat ATLANTA - A strong storm system barreling through the South has killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.

Gas prices rise again, increasing 31 days in the past 32 days SAN DIEGO - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today to its highest amount since July 30, 2015, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $4.058.

Robbery suspect found dead after standoff in Rancho Santa Margarita FBI Special Agent Chris Gicking said the suspect robbed a Pacific Western Bank branch at 34180 Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point about 3:40 p.m., prompting a pursuit. Deputies lost sight of the suspect during the chase somewhere in Dana Point, but deputies picked up the trail in Mission Viejo.

Warhawk Davon Lampkin makes history for Madison boys volleyball Madison Warhawk boys volleyball outside hitter and middle back, Davon Lampkin, signed his National Letter of Intent to Lewis University Friday Afternoon. Making him the first Warhawk boys volleyball player to ear a division one scholarship. Categories: Sports Tags: Madiso HS, National Letter of Intent FacebookTwitterMore.

Betts, Moreland homer in 8th, Red Sox beat Rays 6-4 Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers…Enlarge. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Boston Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Friday night.

Caught on camera: Bear cub approaches snowboarders at California ski resort - Wildlife officials in California are warning people to not approach bears. This after a caught on camera moment that many would view as innocent and cute, where a bear cub approached snowboarders at a ski resort according to KRNV. But officials say the move could be dangerous to both people and animals.

Mother Lode Support Funds Sonora Dad In Burying His Daughter It is a story that has garnered national attention due to a former NFL football player being accused of little girl's murder along with her mother.

Dana Point Bank Robber Found Dead After Chase, Standoff In Santa Margarita The suspect was believed to be the Leatherface Bandit, who has been linked to holdups in Yorba Linda on April 9 and two more on March 8 and 9 in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, Gicking said.

LEADING OFF DeGrom ailing, Swihart's new start, when Vlad? LEADING OFF: Mets ace deGrom returns to New York for…Enlarge. A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:. Mets ace Jacob deGrom will have an MRI on his right elbow after the NL Cy Young Award said his arm has felt sore.

Marlins end 4-game skid, scratch out win over Nationals, 3-2 The Miami Marlins' runs came home on an error, a walk…Enlarge. MIAMI - The Miami Marlins' runs came home on an error, a walk and a hit batsman, helping them break a four-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 Friday. Miami, last in the majors in runs, totaled just six hits and went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.

Alijah Holder's NFL dreams can be twin magic alongside Mikah Both Holders are holding out hope that by August, each brother will be wearing professional jerseys.

California's Housing Bubble Counts on Blistering Population Growth, But it's Fizzling Los Angeles population drops, San Francisco and Silicon Valley population rises least since 2010, North Bay’s population drops.

Spring Fest returns to Ryon Park in Lompoc The event features a variety of fun-filled activities for families and kids of all ages. These include carnival rides, games, food stands and merchandise vendors. Other activities include a car show on Saturday, motorcycle show on Sunday and a Barbecue Shoot-Out competition during the three-day festival.

San Diego County unemployment increased slightly SAN DIEGO - San Diego County's unadjusted unemployment edged up slightly to 3.7% in March, despite both farm and nonfarm employment showing gains, according to figures released today by the California Employment Development Department. The region's unemployment rate was up from a revised 3.5% in February and above the March 2018 rate of 3.4%.

Cal Poly stays in first place in Big West with 4-3 win over Hawai'i Friday The Cal Poly men's tennis program celebrated senior day Friday by taking down the University of Hawai'i 4-3 to remain undefeated in the Big West and in first place in the conference. The Mustangs started the match by taking the doubles point over the Rainbow Warriors.

Martinez: Man killed in head-on collision on Alhambra Avenue MARTINEZ - A man was killed in a head-on crash with another driver in Martinez on Friday afternoon, according to police. The collision was reported about 2:40 p.m. on Alhambra Avenue at Alhambra Valley Road. Officers found one of the drivers, identified as a 60-year-old man, unresponsive behind the wheel.

Rusnák scores 2 goals, Real Salt Lake tops FC Cincinnati 3-0 Albert Rusnák scored two goals, Sam Johnson added…Enlarge. CINCINNATI - Albert Rusnák scored two goals, Sam Johnson added another and Real Salt Lake beat expansion FC Cincinnati 3-0 on Friday night. Salt Lake won for the first time in five road games this season.

San Marcos priest explains importance of Easter weekend SAN DIEGO – Today is Good Friday which means Easter is just two days away. Joining KUSI to talk about the significance of this weekend is Father Bernardo Lara from Saint Mark’s Catholic Parish Categories: Local San Diego News, National and International News FacebookTwitterMore.

Joyn Bio Opens California Facility To Test Its Engineered Microbes On Crop Growth The AgTech venture will soon be opening a new facility in California to test how well its engineered microbes work as a replacement for fertilizer.

SanDiegoPreps' Bodie DeSilva talks social media in the sports world San Diego is certainly known for its high school football and basketball. But as far as SanDirgoPreps.com’s Bodie Desilva sees it, it’s time to add high school baseball to that list as well. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Bodie DeSilva FacebookTwitterMore.

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