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Undercover Investigation Finds Local Doctor Still Practicing Despite Order Prohibiting

nbcsandiego.com — Days before he reports to prison for violating federal drug laws, an NBC 7 undercover investigation revealed a local doctor is still seeing patients despite a state order prohibiting him from doing so. William Joseph Watson, 59, who was an osteopathic physician in Del Mar, was sentenced earlier this month in federal court.
Dec 20, 2014

@nbcsandiego: Del Mar doctor heading to prison still practicing despite order not to. on.nbc7.com/jtpYbuG

Dec 20, 2014

RT @AndieAdams: Awesome investigative piece: Doc still practicing despite orders not to. bit.ly/1xwCRbp via @MariNBCSD @lwalsh @pkruegernbcsd

Dec 19, 2014

RT @AndieAdams: Awesome investigative piece: Doc still practicing despite orders not to. bit.ly/1xwCRbp via @MariNBCSD @lwalsh @pkruegernbcsd

Dec 19, 2014

Awesome investigative piece: Doc still practicing despite orders not to. bit.ly/1xwCRbp via @MariNBCSD @lwalsh @pkruegernbcsd

Dec 19, 2014

RT @lwalsh: EXCLUSIVE #NBC7 Undercover Investigation: #SanDiego Doctor Still Practicing Despite Being Prohibited bit.ly/1JwBFbI @MariNBCSD

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Chargers at 49ers : Who To Watch For

nbcsandiego.com — Remember that scene from the movie Speed when Keanu Reeves goes under the bus to see if he can get a closer look at the bomb that Dennis Hopper rigged up, but something goes awry, so to keep from getting run over he sticks an ice pick in the gas tank, then when he gets back on the bus the other passengers say he smells like gas, so he says they're leaking gas, and Sandra Bullock says, "What, you thought you needed another challenge or something?"

Now It's Gotten Ridiculous

nbcsandiego.com — Right now, I'm not sure if Padres General Manager A.J. Preller should be commended or committed. Perhaps both. What he has done, and continues to do, with the Padres roster is astonishing. The Chargers are a day away from playing a football game in December that could mean the difference in making the playoffs or not, and they've become an afterthought.

San Diego Couple Gets Engaged on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

nbcsandiego.com — A San Diego couple has a wedding proposal they'll always remember after a Navy technician popped the question to his unsuspecting girlfriend during Friday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "I had an idea this was coming, but I had no idea when or how," the lucky bride-to-be Andrea Nguyen told NBC 7.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @TheSceneSD: An adorable engagement on the "Ellen Show" today featured a San Diego couple! on.nbc7.com/ahnNbnD

San Ysidro Superintendent Sentencing Delayed

nbcsandiego.com — A federal court judge approved a request to continue the Thursday sentencing of former San Ysidro Superintendent Manuel Paul to January 13. Paul pleaded guilty in August to a misdemeanor charge of "deprivation of benefits for political contributions," meaning withholding work or another type of benefit unless a political contribution is made.

North County Transit Bans Alcohol Aboard Trains

nbcsandiego.com — The North County Transit District voted Thursday to ban alcohol consumption aboard their trains. "It's banned, period," said Board Chair Bill Horn. Dozens gave emotional testimony for and against the ban, discussing conduct issues aboard the COASTER trains following Padres games, the Del Mar races and other major events.

SD Man Gets Life in Prison For Fire That Killed Mother, Sister

nbcsandiego.com — A San Diego man found guilty of lighting a house fire that killed his mother and sister was sentenced Friday to three life terms. Thongsavath Sphabmixay, 46, faces life in prison without parole. The jury convicted Thongsavath Sphabmixay, 46, of murder, attempted murder and arson, including special circumstance additions of multiple murders and murder by arson.
Dec 19, 2014

San Diego man gets 3 life prison terms for fire that killed mother, sister. bit.ly/1w6Zah2 via @LauraAllisonMac

160-Pound Newborn Rhino Receiving Special Care at Safari Park

nbcsandiego.com — San Diego Zoo Safari Park caretakers are hand-raising a baby rhino after he wasn't gaining enough weight. The 3-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf weighed 160 pounds at birth. Every mother's dream, right? But for this big boy, that is actually the lower end of the 160-176 pound norm for these tough-skinned newborns.

Craziest Border Busts of 2014

nbcsandiego.com — Border Patrol had a busy year, busting would-be smugglers who filled tuna cans, children's cups, mufflers and much, much more with drugs.

Has the December Rain Impacted Our Lakes?

nbcsandiego.com — Some parts of San Diego County have seen four times as much rain than normal for this month. Has it made any impact on the county's drought stricken lakes? The deluge of rain is helpful for San Diego, but not enough, according to Jason Foster of the County Water Authority.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @nbcsandiego: Has the December rain made any impact on our lakes? @BledsoeNBC takes a look: on.nbc7.com/ZX1YeKH