In Case You Missed It: San Diego Weekend News Digest for Saturday, March 2

Five local news stories from the previous week

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. Brrrrrr! It Really Is Colder Than We Remember!

Hello, March! How happy we are to see you! Preliminary data shows it’s been one of the coldest months in history for some parts of San Diego. The average temperature settled in at 60.6 degrees Fahrenheit, a solid eight degrees below the county’s average for this time of the year. NBC 7’s Sheena Parveen explains some of the records broken.

Records were broken in several areas of San Diego County in February 2019.

2. Stairwell Waterfalls Damage Luxury Little Italy Apartments

The week began with a bizarre act of vandalism inside a luxury apartment complex in Little Italy. Someone opened up water valves, causing waist-high or chest-high water to fill up in the building's stairwells. Up to 45 units were damaged with more than 200 residents displaced. Then, the man accused of causing the mess appeared in court where he was described as an "extreme danger" and held on $1 million bail. See the coverage of the initial damage here and the updated story below from NBC 7's Artie Ojeda.

NBC 7's Artie Ojeda has a breakdown of the charges against Francisco Morales.

3. South Bay Woman Finds Sister's Body Buried in Backyard of Tijuana Home

We were captivated this week by a tragic story of a woman reported missing in early February only to be found later buried in the backyard of her home in Tijuana. The woman's sister lives in the South Bay area and the woman's husband showed up at UC San Diego Medical Center with an unexplained gunshot wound. So many questions have been raised by what we learned this week. Watch the story from NBC 7's Dave Summers below. 

NBC 7's Dave Summers has the exclusive story.

4. SDPD Officer Gets Run Over While Trying to Handcuff Suspect

When San Diego Police Officer Matthew Lorenzen was attempting to subdue a vandalism suspect early Thursday, Rosecrans Street was dark, according to a witness. The two men were on the ground in the middle of the roadway when an SUV driver struck them. Lorenzen and the unidentified suspect were rushed to the hospital with serious to critical injuries. NBC 7's Rory Devine covered this story for us. 

A San Diego police officer was struck by an SUV and is now in serious condition. NBC 7's Rory Devine has more on the events that led up to the incident.

5. Workers Begin Removal of President Trump's Border Wall Prototypes

With large construction equipment, workers tore down the examples of a proposed border wall that were built just north of the U.S.-Mexico border and east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. SkyRanger7 captured aerial video of a construction crew dismantling one prototype while two others lay in pieces.

Previous coverage from NBC includes a report released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in September suggested the prototypes were able to be breached when tested.

And an NBC 7 Investigates report showing the breakdown of the costs of the prototype project to the region.

Wall sections built more than a year ago as examples of a border wall between U.S. and Mexico were in the process of being removed Wednesday.
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