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4.3 hits near Lucerne Valley

VICTORVILLE — A 4.3 earthquake hit 21 miles east and north east of Lucerne Valley on Friday Night, according to the U.S. Geological Society.The quake reportedly hit about 22 miles northeast of Lucerne Valley at approximately 10:13 p.m. The earthquake was first reported as a 4.4, but then downgraded to a 4.3. No aftershocks were reported as of press time.

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Woman killed in crash remembered as ‘happy, dedicated to family’

APPLE VALLEY — The family of a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday said although her passing has been very difficult, they aim to remember her as the positive, caring person she was.Heather Hackett, 41, of Hesperia, died when a man in a gold Subaru struck her red Mitsubishi Mirage at the intersection of Bear Valley and Central roads Wednesday afternoon, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Hackett […]

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Organizations, charities honored at awards luncheon

APPLE VALLEY — The event was so important that even Rep. Paul Cook, R-Apple Valley, said that he had to be there. Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia, agreed.The Redlands-based Unforgettables Foundation hosted a luncheon Friday afternoon to honor local businesses and charities who have given time and money to the mission of assisting families with limited resources who have lost a child. […]

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Liberty requests revenue-loss surcharge from CPUC

APPLE VALLEY — Liberty Utilities, Apple Valley filed an advice letter with its regulatory body this week in an effort to recover nearly $3 million in revenue lost between January and November of 2015, a move town officials say wouldn’t occur under public ownership.The purpose of the filing with the California Public Utilities Commission is to recover revenue losses incurred between interim rates established on Jan. 1 and June 1 of 2015 and final rates established Nov. 24, […]

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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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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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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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