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Turpins get 25 years to life for torturing and imprisoning their children
Standing at a lectern in a Riverside courtroom, just feet away from her parents and their defense attorneys, the woman identified only as Jane Doe No. 4, looked frail. Her sweater seemed too big for her thin body. She shook and cried even before she began to speak. But the message she delivered spok
Sewage, cockroaches, flies and a cat: Restaurant closures in San Bernardino County, April 12-18
Here are the restaurants and other food facilities closed by health inspectors in San Bernardino County between April 12 and 18, 2019, according to the county’s Department of Public Health. If no reopening date is mentioned, the department had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publicat
Children Shackled by Parents in Perris Torture Case Speak in Court
A Southern California couple who pleaded guilty to locking up and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years, as well as some of the victims, made their first public comments Friday during an emotion-charged hearing where the parents were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Former LAPD Officer Sentenced to 5 Years for Molesting Fellow Cop's Daughter
A former Los Angeles police officer who pleaded guilty to molesting a fellow cop's 13-year-old daughter was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
Menu of the Needles Regional Senior Center
Under new management. Meals served to those 60 and up from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Needles Senior Center, 1699 Bailey Ave. Reservations are required, call 760-326-2898 before 8:30 a.m. Pacific. Suggested donation is $3. There is no residency requirement. Pan is played daily at 1 p.m. Bingo is play
Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Plethora of prizes highlight of progressive mixer block party for Needles Chamber of Commerce
NEEDLES — Plans for a block party progressive mixer welcoming the Needles Chamber of Commerce to its 119 F St. location continue to expand as the prize count for an accompanying raffle goes up.
Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects
Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to
Menus of the Needles Unified School District
Free breakfast offered daily before school and during nutrition break includes oatmeal, egg bowls, pancakes, waffles, french toast, pigs in a blanket, donut balls, bagels, cold cereal, breakfast bars, yogurt, fresh fruit and milk.
Fight at California Prison Seriously Injures 3 Inmates
A fight at a Southern California prison has left three inmates with serious injuries. State corrections officials say seven prisoners attacked an inmate Thursday morning at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.
California Issued 23,500 Tax Returns Without Verification
The California board that processes tax returns says it issued 23,500 refunds without verifying whether people had entered accurate wage information. The Franchise Tax Board will begin notifying people on Monday if they owe more to the government than they paid or if a bigger refund check is coming.
California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials
A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide
Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities
A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.
16-Year-Old Believed to Be Intoxicated Is Arrested After Running Red Light, Killing Pedestrian: Torrance Police
A teenager suspected of driving while intoxicated struck and killed a pedestrian before crashing into two other vehicles in Torrance Thursday night, the Torrance Police Department said.
California baby dies from whooping cough, health officials confirm
A baby in California has died after contracting whooping cough, officials said, marking the first such death in Orange County in more than a decade. A news release posted on Thursday by the county’s health officials did not identify the child, or list the baby’s age.
Boyfriend of Playboy Model Accused in Killing of California Psychiatrist Is 3rd Suspect Arrested in Case
Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas. Records showed 27-year-old Jon Logan Kennison was booked Wednesday into the Clark County jail on murder and conspiracy charges in the sl
DNA from old razor helped solve two cases of rape and murder from 40 years ago in California
(CNN) — Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis Obispo Cou
Pilot Killed in Fiery Fullerton Plane Crash ID’d as 48-Year-Old SoCal Native Commuting Between O.C., Utah
The 48-year-old pilot killed in a fiery plane crash in Fullerton was a Southern California native and dentist who recently moved to Utah and commuted back and forth between the two states, his mother said Friday.
2 men linked to death of Henderson man arrested in Arizona
Officers in Phoenix on Wednesday arrested two men linked to the suspicious death of a Nevada man found dead last week in his Henderson home, Henderson police said Thursday. The Henderson and Phoenix police departments arrested Victor Denogean, 21, and Jose Ortiz-Casillas, 20, each on one charge of m