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Protest Halts Traffic on NB I-5 in La Jolla — A line of protesters holding signs has halted traffic on northbound I-5 in La Jolla.

Hundreds Take Over SD Streets to Protest Ferguson Decision — Two separate protests sent hundreds of people onto the streets of San Diego Tuesday night, the evening after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

Maneuvers Underway to Bankroll Stalled Convention Center Project — The clock may be ticking on a new funding scheme to expand San Diego's Convention Center. In August, state appeal court justices ruled against room-tax surcharges passed by city hotel owners in a controversial private election, saying that the levies should have been put on the ballot.
Nov 26, 2014

Dormant expansion plan$ for SD Convention Center: focus of behind-scenes lobbying. Will Bolts power play score? @nbc7

Bronze Stars, Navy Cross Awarded for Bravery in Afghanistan — An emotional ceremony at Camp Pendleton awarded a Navy corpsman with the Navy Cross and two killed Marines with the Bronze Star for their brave actions in Afghanistan. In September 2011, the service members were serving overseas in the First Marine Special Operations Battalion when their courage was tested.

Congressional Leaders Ask for Answers in Teacher's Aide Drug Case — Two members of San Diego's congressional delegation sent a letter Tuesday to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, urging the agency to implement new rules after an NBC7 Investigates series about a teacher's aide border arrest.
Nov 25, 2014

Congressional Leaders Ask for Answers in Teacher's Aide Drug Case | NBC 7 San Diego… via @nbcsandiego

Woman Injured While Waiting for Food Bank Donations Dies — One of the women hit by a car while waiting in an El Cajon food bank line has died. Theresa Nasser, 74, was among about 230 people standing outside the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Madison Street on Nov. 18 when Ridhab Abed, 42, began to pull her Volkswagen Jetta out of the parking lot.

Hundreds Of Illegal Animals, Furs, Skins Seized At Border — Every day, hundreds of customs and border agents patrol the U.S.-Mexico border crossings are looking for illegal drugs, weapons and undocumented immigrants. Working side by side with border agents is Lockett, an English lab, and her handler, Ray Hernandez, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspector. Together, they're searching for a different kind of smuggler.

Elsa Dethrones Barbie: Survey — Barbie has been pushed aside by Elsa.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @TheSceneSD: Who will win out this Christmas season: Elsa or Barbie? Here's what one survey predicts

2 of "Fierce Five" Return to U.S. Olympics Gymnatics Team — Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are back on the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, a major step as the two Olympic champions point toward a return to the 2016 Rio Games. The move means Douglas, the reigning Olympic all-around champion, and Raisman, a gold medalist on floor exercise, will be available to participate in international events starting in 2015.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @TheSceneSD: Two of the "Fierce Five" will return to the U.S. women's gymnastics team -- 619 days to #Rio2016

San Diego State University Students Protest Ferguson Decision — The San Diego State University campus may be thousands of miles from Ferguson, Missouri but students wanted to stand in solidarity with those protesting a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Approximately 60 students walked in a circle and chanted just after noon.

Brush Fire Prompts Sig Alert in North County — A brush fire in the San Onofre area is impacting traffic coming into San Diego County. The fire started burning around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday along southbound Interstate 5, just past the scales. The far right lane of I-5 South is currently blocked by firefighters. The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig Alert in the area.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @nbcsandiego: UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish brush fire near Camp Pendleton

Fixing, Building San Diego Facilities: Potential $10B Bottom Line Estimated — We now have a fair idea what the phrases "deferred maintenance" and "crumbling infrastructure" add up to when it comes to San Diego's "public works" needs. According to a report by Andrea Tevlin, the city's independent budget analyst, the potential price tag for things that need to be fixed or built - "capital improvements" - could reach $10 billion.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @gcubnbcsd: Years of neglect, starvation budgets after Enron by Sea debacle take billion$ in tolls on SD infrastructure. #NBC7

Nov 25, 2014

Years of neglect, starvation budgets after Enron by Sea debacle take billion$ in tolls on SD infrastructure. #NBC7

San Diego Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision — San Diego residents are watching and waiting along with millions of others for the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision regarding the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. NBC News reports the grand jury has been released and a decision was expected to be made public Monday evening.

Court Ruling Shuts Down SANDAG's 40-Year Transportation Plan — An appellate court on Monday upheld a lawsuit challenging how the San Diego region plans to address future transportation needs in what is largely seen as a test case for planning agencies across the state.

Armando Perez Admits to Wife's Murder at San Diego City College — Armando Perez asked his former in-laws to forgive him Monday moments after admitting guilt in his estranged wife's brutal murder four years ago at San Diego City College. Perez entered a change of plea, just before he was to stand trial for the stabbing of 19-year-old Diana Gonzalez, inside a campus restroom on October 12, 2010.
Nov 24, 2014

Armando Perez Admits to Wife's Murder at San Diego City College | NBC 7 San Diego… via @nbcsandiego

Nov 24, 2014

RT @nbcsandiego: JUST IN: Man admits to brutal murder of estranged wife at City College

Pregnant Mom, Daughter Have Same Due Date — From heartburn to mood swings, you may experience the pitfalls of pregnancy with your sister or your best friend. But if you're 20-year-old Aurora Doorly of Chula Vista, you do this with your mom. Not only is her mother - Vanessa Doorly, 36 - also pregnant, the mother-daughter duo are due on the same day: Dec.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @nbcsandiego: Pregnant mother and daughter from Chula Vista set to give birth on the same day:

Strong Winds, Low Humidity Mean Red Flag Warning — Strong winds and low humidity forecasted for this week means San Diego County is at an increased risk of wildfires. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for the mountains and inland valleys from 4 a.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies Investigate Alleged Violence, Harassment Against Student — The San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirms it is investigating a case involving violence against a West Hills High School student. According to investigators, it happened Friday, Nov. 14 around 3 p.m. along Kaschube Way and Kreiner Way. NBC 7 spoke exclusively to that student and his mother.