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Second Swank brother convicted of National Guardsman’s murder

VICTORVILLE — The man painted as the mastermind behind the 2014 murder of a Barstow National Guardsman has been convicted.A jury found Wesley Swank, 29, guilty of murder and attempted murder Wednesday, after less than two hours of deliberation and a trial that lasted six days. Sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 30. Swank could face life without the possibility of parole, per California law.On Sept. 29, 2014, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department […]

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Samba party! Rio leads global dance at Olympic opening gala

RIO DE JANEIRO — Hey world, are you ready to samba? Because Rio is leading the dance.After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympic host, the city of beaches, carnival, grinding poverty and sun-kissed wealth is lifting the curtain on South America’s first Olympics, with an opening ceremony expected to be low on gadgetry but high on soul for a global television audience.The three-hour gala from the iconic Maracana Stadium is a showcase for Brazil’s […]

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Police: London stabbings that killed U.S. woman not terrorism

LONDON — A Somali-Norwegian teenager went on a knife rampage through London’s Russell Square, a hub for students and tourists, fatally stabbing an American woman and wounding five other people.Police said Thursday that it wasn’t terrorism — but in a city on edge after a summer of attacks elsewhere in Europe, both authorities and London residents initially responded as if it were. Police flooded the streets with extra officers and mobilized counterterror detectives before […]

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19 years ago, Madeleine Albright became the first female secretary of state

When Bill Clinton announced Madeline Albright as his nomination for secretary of state during his second term, there were those in the government who whispered that it may not be a job fit for a woman. Boy, did she prove them wrong. Not only did she flourish in the position, but she used it as a platform for cementing her legacy as a public servant with a decades-long resume that started with her work on Ed Muskie’s bid for president in 1972.

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Obama denies $400M payment to Iran was ransom

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vigorously denied that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was ransom to secure the release of four Americans jailed in Tehran. He defended the transaction as evidence that the nuclear accord with Iran has allowed for progress on other matters.”This wasn’t some nefarious deal,” Obama said Thursday during a news conference at the Pentagon.The cash was delivered to the Iranian government in January, at the same time the nuclear deal was […]

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2 West Nile Virus cases reported

Two human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in San Bernardino County as of Wednesday. These are the first confirmed human cases within the county this year. Both victims are elderly males who are now under medical care. “We strongly encourage the public to be aware of the (West Nile Virus) activity in your area and take precautions to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites,” said San Bernardino County Health Officer Maxwell Ohikhuare, M.D. “Although, the risk of […]

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Local nonprofit holding back to school charity event

The Lighthouse of Restoration, a local nonprofit which serves to help single mothers, is hosting a back to school event to help families in need on August 6. Kikz for Kidz will provide children in the community with backpacks filled with school supplies and a Famous Footwear gift card, provided by Lighthouse in partnership with Catholic Charities and ABC123 Christian Academy. The event will be held at Victor Community Support Services Victorville Campus at 15400 Cholame Rd. Contact Damon […]

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Watchtower Convention is this weekend

The Jehovah’s Witnesses will host a Watchtower Convention with the theme “Remain Loyal to Jehovah” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario. The event will feature 49 presentations, 35 video segments and two full-length film dramas highlighting the value of loyalty. The program will demonstrate how pride, improper entertainment and bad associations erode loyalty; how appreciation, self-control, faith and love help build loyalty; and […]

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‘Crazy For You’ play auditions

Standing Room Only Productions Inc. is hosting auditions for their next musical production “Crazy For You.” Co-directors Karla Franko and Katherine Page are looking for young actors — 11 years old and older — to come out and show their stuff. Both youth and young adults are needed for the play and those interested in auditioning will have to pay a $40 material fee. Make sure to bring a headshot photo, resume and 16 bars of an age appropriate song in the style of the show to […]

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Renowned Dean Martin impersonator to perform

Critically-acclaimed Dean Martin tribute artist Tom Stevens is set to perform in “An Evening With Dean Martin and Friends” at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Hi-Desert Center for Spiritual Living, 18575 Corwin Road, Apple Valley. Stevens, who does impressions of over 100 celebrities, started out his career as a Dean Martin tribute artist singing in nightclubs on the East Coast. Over the years, he has performed in showrooms across the U.S. to standing-room-only crowds. Tickets are $29. To reserve seats, […]

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