In Case You Missed It: San Diego Weekend News Digest for Saturday, Dec. 14

Five local news stories from the previous week.

A picture of three past stories this week that include a plane on the freeway, and two men convicted of crimes

To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories in San Diego County, each Saturday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.

  1. Man Accused of Creating Mass Shooting Practice Video Appears in Court

A Spring Valley man was charged with multiple gun-related felonies Monday after a graphic video was posted, showing what prosecutors say was the suspect firing empty assault-style rifles at unknowing pedestrians from a downtown San Diego hotel window. NBC 7’s Artie Ojeda was in court and has more details on the case.

NBC 7s Artie Ojeda has more

2. Two Victims of Abuse by Former Special Needs Teacher Sue SDUSD

The San Diego Unified School District is facing two lawsuits in connection to a former special education teacher convicted of sexually abusing an underage student. The allegations in both suits are damning, a high school student and a fellow teacher say the district knew the teacher was behaving inappropriately with co-workers and students and did nothing. NBC 7’s Alexis Rivas has more details.

A high school special education, who is no longer with SDUSD, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an underage student for 18 months. Now the school district is being sued. NBC 7’s Alexis Rivas has more.

3. Home of Slain City Heights Mother Burglarized Hours After Killing

"Why would you take somebody's stuff who just died?  Why would you bring that on to a family?” The home of the mother who was allegedly shot and killed by her husband last week in City Heights was burglarized the morning after the tragedy, and some stolen goods may have been pawned at a shop on the same block. Two people in connection with the burglary have been arrested. NBC 7’s Dave Summers has more information.

NBC 7's Dave Summers reports items stolen from the homicide victim may have been sold at a pawn shop on the same block.

4. Pilot Lands Small Plane on I-5 in Carlsbad

“They did a pretty good job landing this thing. The skill of that pilot, he did a stellar job.” Traffic was halted on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad Thursday night when a small plane made a hard landing on the freeway. NBC 7’s Jackie Crea explains why the plane landed there.

NBC 7s Jackie Crea explains how the plane ended up ion the middle of the freeway

5. Man Who Lured Women in Balboa Park Sentenced

A 22-year-old Mexican man who admitted to sexually assaulting young girls he met in Balboa Park through the guise of a street performer was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday. NBC 7’s Gaby Rodriguez has more information on what happened in the courtroom.

A man was sentenced after he admitted to sexually assaulting girls near Balboa Park. NBC 7's Gaby Rodriguez has more.
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