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San Bernardino County to pay $1 million to LGBTQI inmates held in cells 23 hours a day, federal judge rules

San Bernardino County is to pay about $1 million to gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex inmates who were incarcerated in a so-called Alternative Lifestyle Tank at the West Valley Detention Center from 2012 to 2018, a U.S. District Court judge ruled this month.


Needles’ numbers a game changer

NEEDLES — After a long period of stasis and sometimes outright decline, Needles’ numbers have been rising over the last couple of years. That’s caught the attention of more than a few entities recognizing opportunity; one of the latest being the California Association for Local Economic Development.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show returns to Needles Friday, Saturday

NEEDLES — Entrants in the hundreds join spectators in the thousands this week as the 11th annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, presented by Murphy Broadcasting and South Bay Mazda, returns to Jack Smith Park.


The Latest: Storm closes eastbound I-40 in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local):. Eastbound Interstate 40 has been closed in northwestern Arizona because of a storm dumping heavy snow across much of the state's high country.


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. Line dancing


Cold storm to hit Southern California, dropping snow levels and producing hail

Another storm is moving into Southern California, bringing some rain but also the possibility of snow at very low elevations. ►A storm moving in Wednesday night and Thursday morning will bring light rain to coastal and basin areas but snow to very low mountain elevations.


Former Needles Marina Park being developed as modern resort

NEEDLES — The new owners of the former Needles Marina Park are developing the 33-acre property on the Colorado River adjacent River’s Edge Golf Course into a large-scale resort with many modern amenities.


California prosecutors will hit legal roadblock in seeking death penalty against suspect in 1973 murder

California prosecutors have said they're weighing capital punishment for the man accused of strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1973 — but legal experts insisted Thursday that's not possible.


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


California college student created 'Banana Plug' app to sell drugs: prosecutors

A California college student has been indicted for allegedly creating a phone app through which he sold drugs, officials said. Collin Howard, 18, was arrested on federal drug charges Friday after a grand jury indicted him on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Californi


White House cuts off talks with California over fuel standards

(CNN)The Trump administration has cut off talks with California over vehicle emission standards, setting up another high-profile legal showdown between the Democratic-controlled state and the Trump administration.


Wet February causes big dent in California drought conditions

LOS ANGELES -- February storms have caused a significant dent in California's drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness.


The Latest: 2nd person sought in California boy's 1990 death

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Latest on cold-case arrests in the separate killings of a boy and girl in California (all times local):. Authorities say a man charged with killing an 11-year-old Inglewood boy in 1990 didn't act alone.


Woman sentenced to prison for stabbing ex-lover

KINGMAN — A Henderson, Nevada, woman has been given a 3 1/2-year prison term for stabbing an estranged boyfriend in Bullhead City. The defendant’s relatives informed the court that Kaley Mansfield, 24, endured years of abuse before she lashed out last October.


California bill would require Catholic priests to report child sex abuse revealed in confession

California state lawmakers are introducing a bill that would strip priests of their legal protection for the Catholic Church's sacrament of confession when it comes to child sexual abuse.


California could be first state to bar drug makers from paying competitors to delay release

California would become the first state to block pharmaceutical companies from paying generic competitors to delay the release of lower-priced drugs under a bill announced Wednesday.


Arizona school children are flushing ice cubes down toilets

Schools across northern Arizona were canceled Thursday ahead of the big storm. The school cancellations were welcomed by many children who often turn to superstition to get a snow day off.


Canadian man recognized for saving woman in Arizona car crash

TOPOCK, Ariz. (KSNV) — A Canadian man is being recognized for his quick reaction when he rescued a womanwhose car crashed into the water earlier this month. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says Steven Sagon of Saskatchewan received the Citizen Lifesaving Award on Tuesday.


Six Devils return from last season

MOHAVE VALLEY — The Dust Devils will be returning seniors Evan Oehler, Anthony Gorrell, Seth Solano and Sam Evans, as well as sophomore Brandon McKinley and junior Trevor Deatley for first-year head coach Anthony Fregozo this season.