Here are some local headlines from this past week in case you got disconnected over the holidays and need to catch up.
Man Killed by Trolley Wore Headphones: The man struck by a trolley and killed along Harbor Boulevard and Schley Street was wearing headphones and didn't hear the train's horn, police said. Read more here.
Marshals Join Manhunt in Pregnant Officer's Killing: The U.S. Marshals announced they have joined the International manhunt for an estranged husband accused of slaying his pregnant wife, a Customs and Border Protection officer, and her unborn child. Read more here.
Growers Need Pest Spotters: Farmers, traditional and organic, are deploying bait to destroy the flies to prevent what some growers say could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. Read more here.
'You've Lost My Trust': Judge: They were once given probation in the beating death of a local surfer. On Tuesday, three men faced the judge who gave them that second chance and admitted to violating their probation. Read more here.
NTSB: We Need Video of Crash: Federal investigators are looking for home and surveillance video of a Coast Guard boat that struck a boat during a Christmas parade in San Diego Bay, killing an 8-year-old boy. Read more here.
New Year's Eve Fireworks Canceled: There will be no fireworks downtown on New Year's Eve because an environmental group is threatening to sue to make sure organizers have the proper permits. Read more here.
Vandals Damage Dozens of Cars: Homeowners awoke to streets full of slashed tires. Read more here.
A Killer of a Sail: Rare sighting of killer whales in local waters. Read more here.
Grinch Tries to Ruin Christmas: A South Bay couple goes all out in decorating their home. Hundreds flock to see it every year -- but this year, it was vandalized. Read more here.
Teen Denies Carving, Torturing Teen Girl: A 14-year-old Escondido girl accused of torturing and slashing a peer over a boy they both liked pleaded not guilty Thursday to attempted murder and other charges. Read more here.
Tragedy Turned to Smiles: A late night fire left an Encanto home and the family's Christmas plans in ruins, but firefighters stepped up. Read more here.
100 Years and Counting: A Clairemont woman has seen a lot in her life and she is very thankful. Read more here.
Bombs Away : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon scour hundreds of square miles of desert in southeast California for unexploded bombs and artillery shells dropped during World War II. Read more here.
Lindbergh Passengers Feeling Strict Security Rules: Travelers at Lindbergh Field are feeling the change in security after a man tried to blow up an airplane bound for Detroit in a suspected terror attack. Read more here.
Border Crossing App Could Be Ready By Summer: Two UCSD professors working on a controversial cell phone tool that could help guide illegal immigrants safely across the border say they want to deploy the devices as soon as next summer. Read more here.
Tsunami Signs Warn Beachgoers to Be "Ready": Only one San Diego beach is "Tsunami Ready." OB wants to change that. Read more here.