08:59 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 09/12/2014 07:15PM
Bai Yun, the San Diego Zoo's giant female panda, has been known to chew on bamboo for up to 12 hours a day, so when she chipped a lower tooth, veterinarians had to fix it.
The 23-year-old panda went to the dentist Wednesday, got a shot to make her numb and got the chip repaired, a cleaning and X-rays.
Originally posted 07/31/2014 07:30AM
A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.
Originally posted 07/20/2014 09:35PM
Your browser does not support iframes. No one is slowing Agnes McKee down.
Originally posted 07/18/2014 06:20PM
As the search for a missing Marine wife nears the three-week mark, a witness now says he watched the pregnant Erin Corwin rendezvous and depart with another man from the site where her abandoned vehicle later turned up.
Originally posted 05/20/2014 01:15PM
Tim Bergon only wanted to let his wife know he was okay.
The California firefighter was relaxing with his crew after battling the Cocos Fire outside San Diego when he snapped a quick selfie for his wife.
Originally posted 08/16/2013 07:55AM
Abducted Hannah Anderson made her first public appearance Thursday, attending a fundraiser for her and her family near San Diego, Calif., only days after her her dramatic rescue last weekend.
While Hannah, wearing yellow sunglasses, did not stop and speak to the press, her father, Brett Anderson, told reporters outside the fundraiser gathering place, the Boll Weevil restaurant in Lakeside, Calif. did.
"This is a small community that we are a part of, and the community came together putting on this great fundraiser for Hannah and hopefully for her future and healing," he said, reports CNN.
Brett Anderson also thanked local residents, family and friends, the media and law authorities, as well as the horseback riders whose sighting and phone tip to authorities led to DiMaggio and Hannah's being found.
Originally posted 08/11/2013 06:30PM
It was his tip that ultimately led the FBI to the campsite where James DiMaggio was killed and Hannah Anderson rescued on Saturday.
Recalling how he first alerted state police after his group, on horseback, encountered DiMaggio and Anderson in rugged backcountry on Wednesday, Mark John, a retired Gem County, Idaho, sheriff, conceded it was his wife who intuited that the girl might be in trouble.
"You know, when we were on the lake, my wife wanted to talk to the girl … she felt something might be wrong, and I said, 'No, it might be a lovers' quarrel,' " John told reporters on Sunday.
He and his wife noted that, as they rode away from seeing the couple, Hannah said aloud to herself, "Looks like we're in real trouble now."
Originally posted 08/10/2013 08:45PM
San Diego County Sheriff's officials say James Lee DiMaggio, suspected of abducting 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, has been killed in Idaho and the teen has been found safe.
San Diego Sheriff William D. Gore said Hannah's father was "elated" his daughter was found alive. FBI agents shot and killed DiMaggio, reports CNN.
"It was the worst-case scenario, but at the same time, we're very grateful Hannah is alive," Cathy Griffin, a DiMaggio family spokeswoman, told PEOPLE on Saturday night.
Originally posted 08/09/2013 08:05AM
A massive search entered a sixth day Friday for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old family friend as police warned he may have abandoned his car while on the run and rigged it with explosives.
James Lee DiMaggio, 40, may have had an "unusual infatuation" with the missing girl, Hannah Anderson, said San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser.
"That is kind of a working theory, that it may be something of a motivator," Fraser said Thursday.
On Sunday night, authorities found the body of Hannah's mother – 44-year-old Christina Anderson – when they extinguished flames at DiMaggio's rural home. A child's body also was discovered as they sifted through rubble in Boulevard, a tiny town 65 miles east of San Diego.
Originally posted 08/06/2013 02:00PM
Californians received the first-ever statewide cell phone Amber alert Monday night after a San Diego-area man allegedly abducted a 16-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother.
James Lee DiMaggio, 40, is also suspected of burning down a house where firefighters recovered the body of the children's mother, Christina Anderson, 44, as well as the body of a child whose remains have not yet been identified and the remains of a dog.
San Diego County Sheriff's officials alerted that DiMaggio was suspected of murdering Anderson. They said he might be driving Hannah and Ethan Anderson in a blue, 2013 Nissan Versa, with California license plate 6WCU986, towards Texas or Canada.
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