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Non-accepting Brazilian mother stabs, kills gay son then burns remains

17-year-old Itaberli Lozano of Brazil was fatally stabbed by his mother for being gay.

A Brazilian mother has admitted to stabbing her teenage son, killing him because he was gay.

It happened last month on Christmas Eve, after the mother, Tatiana Lozano Pereira was returning home with her son Itaberli Lozano, 17.

The two were having a heated argument and upon entering the house two men, hired by Pereira began to beat him.

Man arrested in brutal North Park hammer attack

Louis Cedarholm, 29, entered a North Park auto shop and assaulted a man with a hammer 13 times to the head.

A brutal attack on Monday which left a victim in critical condition has led to the arrest of a suspect.

The assault took place at Jack’s Muffler Service on University Avenue near Mississippi Street in North Park Sunday evening.

Six days of heavy rain this week could break San Diego records

San Diego will experience a series of heavy storms this week and into next.

San Diego has great weather 90-percent of the time, but when it rains it pours. Such will be the case this week as forecasters are predicting a powerful series of storms heading into the area, dropping from 2” to 4” of rain along the coast.

Valleys are expected to get 5” of precipitation and the mountain areas could experience a record 10” says the National Weather Service.

Animal rights group closes Ringling Bros. Circus for good

Last Chance for Animals is taking some responsibility for shutting down Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for good.

After almost 150 years The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has caved to the pressures of animal rights organizations and will cease any further shows after May 2017.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) has been involved with undercover investigations into the circus giant's CEO, Kenneth Feld, accusing him of severe animal cruelty.

Orlando shooter's wife arrested by FBI

Noor Salman taken in custody by FBI to investigate her involvement with Pulse Nightclub shootings.

The wife of the Orlando Nightclub shooter has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the tragedy that took 49 innocent lives in June 2016.

Noor Salman was taken into custody at her San Francisco home said FBI spokesman Prentice Danner on Monday morning.

Latest Hillcrest bike lane plans reveal more parking

New design for bike lanes through Hillcrest accommodates more parking spots.

As our nightlife writer, Jim Winsor has a vested interest in the parking situation in Hillcrest, so when he was able to see a proposed design for the busy nightclub area he quickly took notice. 

African American Lady Liberty debuts on gold coin

For the first time ever, The U.S. Mint portrays Lady Liberty as an African-American woman.

For the first time in American history, the United States mint will forge a gold coin that portrays Lady Liberty as a woman of color.

On Thursday, The Department of the Treasury held a press conference to unveil the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin.

Hillcrest cyberbully worries local Grindr users

Hillcrest Grindr user "Hung Top" is accused of harassing people who won't respond to him on hookup apps.

Some users of hookup apps Grindr and Scruff in Hillcrest are getting disturbing messages from a man who allegedly bullies them unmercifully if they deny his advances.