SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Health officials say three Orange County residents who traveled to the Caribbean this year have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus. The Orange County Register reports that the three traveled separately and were diagnosed with chikungunya (CHIK-en-gun-ye) fever between February and July. The virus is transmitted by yellow fever mosquitoes and Asian tiger mosquitoes, which are not commonly found in California but have been detected in some counties recently.
CHICAGO (AP) - A 71-year-old man has been arrested in Los Angeles County in connection with the 1992 death of an Illinois teenager. Cook County authorities say Robert Serritella was arrested this week and is due in an LA County court today. Fifteen-year-old David Chereck was last seen walking home from a bowling alley in Skokie and was found strangled the next day in a forest preserve.
HEMET, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned 78 acres of brush in the inland region east of Los Angeles yesterday. The Riverside County Fire Department says the fire broke out in small community of Aguanga around 11 a.m. and was fully contained around midnight.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The Orange County Harbor Patrol says two fishermen and a dog were rescued from a burning boat about three miles offshore. Officials say the men called for help yesterday afternoon when their 24-foot powerboat caught fire. Before a sheriff's crew could arrive, the occupants of the boat were rescued by a passing vessel off the coast in Crystal Cove. No injuries were reported.
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