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Logan Swank sentenced to life in prison for killing Barstow soldier

VICTORVILLE — A judge on Friday sentenced one of two brothers accused of killing a National Guard soldier from Barstow to collect on his life insurance policy.Logan Anderson Swank, 21, received life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shotgun murder of Daniel Yarbrough, according to a San Bernardino District Attorney social media post.Swank was convicted of murder and attempted murder in November during the jury’s second day of deliberations and the sixth […]

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Angels’ Albert Pujols asking $7.75 million for golf course estate in Irvine’s Shady Canyon

Pursuit to stay current at Victorville City Library

VICTORVILLE — A few minutes after sing-along and book time at the Victorville City Library, 10 preschool-aged children shifted with their caretakers to an arts and crafts table. Children’s Coordinator Laura Comstock turned on a small gold and white stereo that could pass for a Star Wars droid and a cloying tune emerged as background noise.Victorville resident Cindy Strollo supervised her daughter […]

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Cajon Pass Commuter: Alternate route proves challenging

It looks like some folks beat me to the punch in trying out a possible alternative to Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass. You’ll remember last week I wrote about a route, mostly via dirt road, from Lytle Creek to Lone Pine Canyon up to Highway 138 in the Cajon Pass.I got a call from reader Scott of Oak Hills saying he gave it a try last week and the route was rougher than he expected. […]

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Authorities: Possible shooting, kidnapping ‘unfounded’

VICTORVILLE — Authorities said Friday an alleged shooting and kidnapping reported Thursday afternoon turned out to be unfounded.Victorville Sheriff’s station spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez told the Daily Press Friday the call appeared to be unfounded as no victims were located.Calls reporting a possible shooting and kidnapping were […]

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Prep Girls Basketball Playoffs: Sultana upsets Victor Valley in first round

VICTORVILLE — Sultana’s selection as an at-large team raised some eyebrows when CIF released the Division 3AA brackets.That suited Sultana just fine. Coach Dean Serbus thought his team, which went 4-6 in the Mojave River League, was peaking at the right time.Sultana proved it belonged on Thursday, defeating Desert Sky League champion Victor Valley 56-47 on the Jackrabbits’ floor. […]

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Authorities: 2 dead after rollover crash in Hesperia desert area

HESPERIA — Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the lives of a Hesperia man and woman Wednesday afternoon.James Gregory Crick, 31, and Melissa Ann Hall, 34, died in a rollover crash on a remote desert road four miles east of Deep Creek and Powerline roads Wednesday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department said Thursday.California Highway Patrol officials received reports of a rollover crash in the area from a Bureau of Land Management […]

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Adelanto school locked down after report of man with gun

ADELANTO — Authorities locked down local elementary school briefly on Thursday afternoon after a man was reportedly seen with a gun near the campus.Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Staci Parks said no suspect with a gun was located after “an extensive area check.” The information about the man was reportedly received from a third-hand source, Parks said.Reports of a man with a gun near the Victoria Magathan Elementary School campus in the 14100 block of Holly […]

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UPDATE: Woman killed in hit-and-run crash ID’d; suspect in custody

APPLE VALLEY — The woman killed after a hit and run crash Wednesday afternoon was identified by authorities Thursday.The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner identified Heather Hackett, 40, of Hesperia, as the woman who was hit by a gold Subaru at the intersection of Bear Valley and Central roads Wednesday afternoon. Stephen Wayne Barnett, […]

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Woman killed in Apple Valley hit-and-run, driver still at large

APPLE VALLEY — A 40-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Bear Valley and Central roads Wednesday, authorities said.According to Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Trish Hill, the victim was headed north on Central Road in a red Mitsubishi Mirage when a gold Subaru, headed east on Bear Valley Road, ran a red light and struck the Mitsubishi. The driver of the Subaru then exited the vehicle and […]

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