PALMDALE — Paula Waller waited more than six years for justice in the murder of her grandson, Jaquarius “Jay” Quinn.
LANCASTER — It was hard to imagine a nicer packed room, full of supporters, staff, government folks and people who have experienced richer, fuller lives because of 35 years of service by Mental Health America Los Angeles’ services in the Antelope Valley and beyond.
PHOENIX — Retired Phoenix Police Capt. Carroll Cooley, the arresting officer in the landmark case partially responsible for the Supreme Court’s Miranda rights ruling that requires suspects be read their rights, has died, the department confirmed Friday. He was 87.
Kaija Saariaho, who wrote acclaimed works that made her the among the most prominent composers of the 21st century, died Friday. She was 70.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice has informed former Vice President Mike Pence ‘s legal team that it will not pursue criminal charges related to the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home.
LANCASTER — M.E.N.T.O.R.S. Inc. will host a diaper giveaway from 1 to 3 p.m. June 12 at 315 West Pondera St.
AGUA DULCE — State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, applauded the Thursday’s decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to re-notice Cemex’s application for a water right permit.
LIBERTA, Antigua — On the same ground where their enslaved ancestors were forced to plant sugar cane, Rastafari in this small island nation are now legally growing and ritualistically smoking marijuana.
PALMYRA, Syria — At the height of the Islamic State group’s rampage across Syria, the world watched in horror as the militants blew up an iconic arch and temple in the country’s famed Roman ruins in Palmyra.
NEW DELHI — Two passenger trains derailed Friday in India, killing at least 50 people and trapping hundreds of others inside more than a dozen damaged rail cars, officials said.
FORT LIBERTY, NC — Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony some veterans said was a small but important step in making the US Army more welcoming to current and prospective Black service members.
JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska fishing adventure became a nightmare for a family of eight when disaster struck one of the two boats they chartered over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving three people dead and two more missing despite a desperate search over hundreds of square miles of ocean.
MIAMI — A federal judge in Miami sentenced a Haitian-Chilean businessman Friday to life in prison for his role in helping Colombian mercenaries get weapons to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in 2021.
LOS ANGELES — Police officers separated groups of protesters and counterprotesters Friday outside a Los Angeles elementary school that has become a flashpoint for Pride month events across the state.
PALMDALE — The City Council will consider an update to the city’s homeless plan during its regular meeting on Wednesday.
Palmdale officials have announced a number of road closures for the upcoming week.
LANCASTER — The City of Lancaster will purchase hydrogen from Proxima H2 LLC at a production facility to be located in the city for $10 per kilogram with a maximum committed volume of 280,000 kilograms per year, or $2.8 million.
Today is Saturday, June 3, the 154th day of 2023. There are 211 days left in the year.
More than a year after Kern County Superior Court asked the state’s Court Facilities Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council of California to abandon plans for a new courthouse in Ridgecrest in favor of a revised plan for a new East County Courthouse project to be located in the Mojave or…
LANCASTER — Bishop V. Jesse Smith, chairman of the Antelope Valley African American Leadership Council, commended Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna’s demand that deputies reveal gang tattoo affiliations during a Thursday morning press conference on the sidewalk near the Lancaster Sherif…
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of people on Thursday marched in Jerusalem’s Pride parade — an annual event that took place for the first time under Israel’s new far-right government, which is stacked with openly homophobic members.
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has overestimated the value of the weapons it has sent to Ukraine by at least $3 billion — an accounting error that could be a boon for the war effort because it will allow the Defense Department to send more weapons now without asking Congress for more money.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s crown prince married the scion of a prominent Saudi family on Thursday in a palace ceremony attended by royals and other VIPs from around the world, as massive crowds gathered across the kingdom to celebrate the region’s newest power couple.
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A store owner in South Carolina charged with murder this week after shooting a teen he wrongly thought stole water has shot at suspected shoplifters two other times in the past eight years and not faced charges, authorities said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli woman critically wounded in a 2001 suicide bombing at a Jerusalem restaurant has died, an Israeli hospital said Thursday. Her death marks the sixteenth fatality from that attack.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former US Rep. Robert Marion Berry, an Arkansas Democrat who served seven terms in Congress and was known for his blunt rhetoric and advocacy for farmers and older residents, has died. He was 80.
PALMDALE — As the run-up to the Fourth of July holiday begins, local officials want to remind residents about the dangers of illegal fireworks and the rules surrounding responsible use of legal “safe and sane” fireworks.
QUARTZ HILL — The Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday will be a hybrid meeting, taking place in person and on Zoom with a telephone option.
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy stationed in Lancaster pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony count of abuse involving his 5-year-old son.
LANCASTER — Tickets are on sale for two of the four Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Area concert headliners for the 2023 AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival, “A Barn Good Time,” scheduled for Sept. 22 through Oct. 1 (dark on Sept. 27) at the AV Fair & Event Center, organizers of the Antelope Va…
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court in a rare move overturned the death sentence of a man who was convicted of robbing and killing two people in Fresno in 1988, saying prosecutors knowingly presented false testimony from a key witness.
LOS ANGELES — A former Playboy model who alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her and another woman at his home in 1969 sued him Thursday under a new California law that suspends the statute of limitations on sex abuse claims.
SACRAMENTO — A California bill that would force Big Tech companies to pay media outlets for posting and using their news content cleared another critical hurdle Thursday.
PALMDALE — Dozens of child care providers, parents, children and their community allies gathered at the southeast corner of Rancho Vista Boulevard (Avenue P) and 10th Street West for a rally Wednesday morning to highlight the vital role family child care providers play and to demand better pay.
ACTON — Acton community members will hold a rally Saturday to protest against two proposed battery energy storage systems projects by Avantus and SEC/Hectate as well as any future facilities submitted for development within and bordering the Acton area.
Today is Thursday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2023. There are 213 days left in the year.
LOS ANGELES — “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson was led out in handcuffs from a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and could get 30 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty on two of three counts of rape at his second trial, in which the Church of Scientology played a central role.
SACRAMENTO — For most of the year, California’s quest to rid itself of fossil fuels seems on track: Electric cars populate highways while energy from wind, solar and water provides much of the power for homes and businesses.
SACRAMENTO — Senate Bill 89, State Sen. Scott Wilk’s legislation to loosen the stranglehold companies like Live Nation/Ticketmaster have on the ticket-selling industry unanimously passed out of the California State Senate on Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO — As California grapples with how to deal with heat waves made more intense by climate change, schools in the state may soon have to come up with plans for cooling down outside play areas by planting more trees and replacing surfaces like asphalt that swelter on hot days.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has warned of the risks posed by advances in artificial intelligence while calling for heightened national security measures.
WARSAW, Poland — A priceless 16th century Italian painting that was looted by Nazi Germany during World War II and discovered in Japan has been returned to Poland, authorities in Warsaw said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veering away from a default crisis, the House approved a debt ceiling and budget cuts package late Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy assembled a bipartisan coalition of centrist Democrats and Republicans against fierce conservative blowback and pr…
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A man who escaped from a northwest Ohio prison earlier this month died from drowning, according to autopsy results released Wednesday.