APPLE VALLEY — Firefighters fought blaze at a home here that burned through several motor homes and sheds Thursday afternoon.Reported just before 12:15 p.m., the blaze began at a home in the 23900 block of Minnetonka Road. It spread to various outbuildings, trees and vegetation nearby before firefighters fully doused it.The homeowner was cutting rebar in his backyard when the fire began, according to Apple Valley Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Jason Nailon. […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171214/rebar-sparks-backyard-blaze-fire-burns-through-several-motor-homes-outbuildings-in-apple-valley?rssfeed=true
BARSTOW — A recount of the Measure J special election results has been completed, with no change to final election results, city officials said.The recount request, filed by City Manager Curt Mitchell on Dec. 4, asked San Bernardino County to recount all Measure J ballots by hand after the half-cent sales tax measure — meant to bolster the city’s struggling fire district — failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass.The measure’s […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171214/no-change-after-measure-j-recount-barstow-officials-say-process-sheds-light-on-voter-registration-ineligible-ballots-issues?rssfeed=true
RANCHO CUCAMONGA — Marc Puckett, the Apple Valley finance director who has been on paid administrative leave from his Town Hall position since Dec. 7, has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge filed against him earlier this month, court records show.Puckett, 55, of Aliso Viejo, faces felony hit-and-run in […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171214/apple-valley-finance-director-marc-puckett-pleads-not-guilty-to-felony-hit-and-run-charge?rssfeed=true
HELENDALE — Authorities are continuing to investigate two residential burglaries reported here Monday.The burglaries apparently occurred Monday morning, with the sticky-fingered suspects hitting two separate homes. At least one of the incidents was partially caught on camera, according to Silver Lakes resident Jennifer Grandel, whose home was one of the ones hit.Grandel said the cameras show a black vehicle pull up into the driveway of her home on the 26500 block of Spar […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171214/authorities-investigating-pair-of-burglaries-in-silver-lakes?rssfeed=true
VICTORVILLE — Authorities are investigating a reported chase with a stolen vehicle that resulted in a crash and injuries to two sheriff’s deputies Thursday evening.Details are are still forthcoming, but San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials were reportedly involved in the incident, which began as a Sheriff’s helicopter spotted a stolen vehicle on southbound Interstate 15 near D Street at around 6 p.m., according to scanner traffic.The vehicle reportedly […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171215/2-deputies-injured-after-stolen-car-crashes-into-patrol-unit-on-i-15?rssfeed=true
1. Curly’s Cowboy Christmas: The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation presents the 16th Annual Curly’s Cowboy Christmas dinner show, starring acts Belinda Gail and Miss Devon & The Outlaw. Curly’s Cowboy Christmas is an annual tribute to the memory of singer/songwriter “Curly” Jim Musgrave, founder of the event.When: 6 p.m. Saturday.Where: Holiday Inn, 15494 Palmdale Road, Victorville.Cost: $50 per person or […]Original Article: http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20171215/5-things-to-do-this-weekend?rssfeed=true
MENIFEE — A 19-year-old man suspected of stealing a Menifee boy’s bicycle, and threatening to shoot him if he didn’t let it go, was being held Thursday in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Jarmal Allen Rollins of Menifee was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on Wednesday on suspicion of robbery.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Curt Harris alleged that the suspect was passing the intersection of Antelope and Newport roads about 4:15 p.m. Monday when he stopped and confronted the 17-year-old victim, whose name was withheld.
Rollins told the boy, who was stopped for a red light, that he wanted his
By Paul Anderson
City News Service
SANTA ANA >> A 38-year-old man teamed up with two high school buddies to abduct a marijuana dispensary owner from his Newport Beach home and torture him into telling the trio where they erroneously believed he had stashed $1 million in profits in the Mojave Desert, and when that failed, they cut off his penis and threw it away, a prosecutor told jurors today.
Kyle Shirakawa Handley is charged with two counts of kidnapping for ransom, aggravated mayhem, and torture, all felonies, with a sentencing enhancement allegation for inflicting great bodily injury. If he is
LOS ANGELES — More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16 years old.
Playwright Cori Thomas described the 1980 incident in a story published Thursday by the trade outlet Variety. She confirmed the story in an email to The Associated Press.
Thomas was a classmate of Hoffman’s daughter when she says she met the actor, who invited her to his hotel room to wait for her mother after a dinner with the teenagers. Thomas says after
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