Animals

Man Sentenced in Dogs’ Beating Deaths

| 4:53 PM

A 25-year-old man who pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend’s three dogs has been sentenced to five years, four months in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Health

Whooping Cough Cases Continue to Slow

| 2:48 PM

San Diego County has passed the 400 mark for pertussis cases in 2011, but that’s fewer than half the number of cases reported last year at this time, according to County Health and Human Services Agency officials. While new cases are being reported, the number of cases for the past two months is similar to what was seen in 2009.