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Alex Riggins

Alex Riggins came to The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2018 from City News Service. He has also worked in Idaho for the Times-News. The Idaho Press Club named him Rookie of the Year in 2015 and awarded him first place honors for environmental reporting and a news series in 2016. The Utah/Idaho/Spokane Associated Press Association awarded him first place for a special project in 2017.
Record-setting balloonist dies after accident near Warner Springs

Julian Richard Nott, 74, was injured Sunday in a bizarre accident near Warner Springs. The Santa Barbara resident established 79 world ballooning records over his life for feats of altitude, distance and time aloft.

$620,000 worth of meth, cocaine and heroin seized in I-15 bust, Border Patrol says

Agents found more than 114 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $230,000; more than 27 pounds of cocaine valued at roughly $277,000; and nearly 11 pounds of black tar heroin worth roughly $114,000. 

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