{FD} Defendant faints during guilty verdicts in California murder-for-hire plot

A jury’s verdict was interrupted Monday when the defendant fainted after being found guilty on counts of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.

{FD} Tarantula in kitchen frightens California family

A Scripps Ranch, Calif., family got quite a surprise when they found a tarantula on their kitchen cabinet Tuesday night.

{FD} San Diego firefighters meet baby they helped deliver in backseat of car

San Diego firefighters who helped deliver a child in Sorrento Mesa were visited by the newborn and his grateful parents.

{FD} Marine veteran amputee to become California police officer

Chris Lawrence is about to realize his dream of becoming a police officer. He’s been hired by the Chula Vista Police Department.

{FD} Witness claims California driver ran down motorcycle cop on purpose

A motorcycle patrolman was airlifted to a hospital after being run down by a car, police said.

{FD} Girl Scouts troop use cookie money to buy rattlesnake vaccines for K9 unit

A local Girl Scout troop is helping keep the San Diego County Sheriff’s K-9 unit safe from rattlesnake bites.

{FD} 150 pounds of meth found in popcorn boxes at border entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Sunday discovered 150 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside popcorn boxes in a woman’s SUV at the San Ysidro port of entry.

{FD} Serial burglary suspect arrested after being cornered by residents in California

The hunt for a serial burglar in the North County has come to an end, thanks to quick thinking by an Escondido homeowner.

{FD} Shark attacks person at California’s San Onofre State Beach

A person was bitten by a shark near San Onofre State Beach Saturday.

{FD} Mexican couple traveling with 5-year-old son arrested for smuggling drugs in California

A couple driving near the Salton Sea with their 5-year-old son was arrested over the weekend after border agents discovered cocaine hidden in their car, authorities said Tuesday.

{FD} Fox 5 San Diego photographer witnesses crash, pulls victim from wreckage

A FOX 5 photographer witnessed an SUV slam into a parked vehicle just hours after a similar accident on the same street in Lemon Grove, California.

{FD} California wall collapse crushes construction worker

Firefighters and construction workers frantically shoveled at a San Diego-area construction site where a man was trapped in a confined space and died Monday, officials said.

{FD} Jealousy drove San Diego pharmacist to kill roommate’s boyfriend, prosecutor says

Opening statements in the murder trial for a pharmacist accused of fatally shooting a man at his Ocean Beach condo last year began Monday afternoon.

{FD} Mexican state attorney general arrested in San Diego on drug charges

Federal agents arrested Mexican state attorney general in San Diego Monday, an FBI agent confirmed Wednesday.

{FD} Churchgoer killed by stray bullet from gang shooting, cops say

A stray …extreme language deleted… a gang-related shooting killed a woman as she drove from church in southern California, police said.

{FD} California beaches start to reopen weeks after sewage spill in Mexico

Sunday was the first day in several weeks that surfers, swimmers and kids wanting to play in the the wet sand had a green light to touch the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, but miles of beach south of there remained closed due to the huge sewage spill in Tijuana.

{FD} Music teacher sentenced to year in jail for sex acts with underage student

A former Bonita Vista High School music teacher and band director who engaged in sex acts with a male student over several years was sentenced Friday to a year in jail.

{FD} San Diego police help couple deliver baby at post office

Mail wasn’t the only thing delivered at a San Diego post office Thursday.

{FD} Donations needed after 123 dogs found in California home

The San Diego Humane Society is needing help from the community after they rescued 123 dogs last week.

{FD} Debris from Texas plane crash washes ashore in San Diego years later

There is an amazing story of survival behind a piece of a small plane that mysteriously washed ashore in Cardiff Monday.