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Local hospital part of nationwide bomb threat hoax
VICTORVILLE — Victor Valley Global Medical Center was one of many hospitals across the nation that received a hoax bomb threat via a spoofed email address. The medical center in Victorville was part of a wave of bomb threats sent Thursday, which triggered searches, evacuations and lockdowns at hundr
Hawkins arraigned for Barstow shooting death
VICTORVILLE — The man who allegedly shot a Barstow father during a botched burglary last month made his first court appearance Wednesday. Prosecutors charged Leslie Ray Hawkins with one count of murder and a count of first-degree burglary in connection to the shooting of Patrick Smith on Nov. 24.
Shooting threat at Oak Hills High School unfounded; student taken into custody
OAK HILLS, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police investigated a potential shooting threat at Oak Hills High School in Hesperia and found no evidence to support that threat, officials confirmed.
California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators
One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people.
Pedestrian hit by car on Mojave Drive in Victorville airlifted to trauma center
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle here Tuesday night in the westbound lanes of Mojave Drive. The call was dispatched at about 11:08 p.m. near the intersection of Topango Road and Mojave Drive in Victorville.
Helendale girl to provide entertainment on BNSF's Santa Claus Express again this year
All aboard the Santa Claus Express. For the 28th consecutive year, the BNSF Railway will hold holiday-themed train rides for needy youngsters. The trains will depart from various locations in Southern California on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, the High Desert’s own
Pedestrian struck, killed on Highway 395 in Victorville
VICTORVILLE — One person was killed in a traffic collision Monday on Highway 395 just south of Luna Road. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said a pedestrian crossing the highway about 7 p.m. was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling south on 395. The pedestrian's identity has not be
Area Roundup 12-14-18: Sultana rallies to beat ranked Jurupa Valley squad
HESPERIA — The Sultana boys basketball team rallied to beat a ranked Jurupa Valley team for a last-second, 69-68 victory Friday night. Jurupa is ranked No. 11 in the Division 4AA in the most recent CIF-Southern Section poll. Sultana is in the same division but has not been ranked. Sultana has now wo
Victorville City Council now mostly women
VICTORVILLE — The City Council officially welcomed two new members to the dais Tuesday. Before a full house at City Hall chambers, Debra Jones and Dr. Rita Ramirez were sworn in as members of the City Council. Jones and Ramirez will replace outgoing councilmen Jim Kennedy and Eric Negrete, who were
Roaches, rodents, no hot water: Restaurant closures in San Bernardino County, Dec. 7-13
Here are the restaurants and other food facilities closed by health inspectors in San Bernardino County between Dec. 7 and 13, 2018, 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 publicatio
California legislators question ICE about detention facilities, including Adelanto
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and a delegation of fellow Californian legislators sent a letter Friday, Dec. 14 to the head of the country’s immigration agency expressing concern about conditions and oversight in migrant detention facilities, including one in Adelanto.
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
Rodman denounces deputies' actions against friend
VICTORVILLE — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman joined two local attorneys Tuesday in denouncing what he says is police brutality in the county. With attorneys Sharon Brunner and Jim Terrell present, the former Chicago Bulls star appeared at a brief press conference at Brunner’s Victorville office, wher
San Bernardino County property owners are urged to check for unclaimed refunds
Next week, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider moving more than $9 million in unclaimed property tax refunds -- including more than $1.2 million in 2nd District refunds -- into County coffers.
VVC welcomes Tarpley to Board of Trustees
VICTORVILLE — Jennifer Tarpley learned the value of community service early on. After all, it runs in the family. Tarpley, 42, recently appointed to the Victor Valley College Board of Trustees, said her childhood has been defined by service — starting from observing her mother’s role in running the
Why former San Bernardino County assessor is headed to state prison — not county jail — for Colonies conviction
Former San Bernardino County Assessor and Colonies corruption figure Bill Postmus will be serving his three-year sentence in state prison after all, his attorney says. When Postmus surrendered to authorities Nov. 30 to begin serving his sentence, his attorney said he qualified under prison realignme
High Desert engineering students go on 'Curiosity Quest'
VICTORVILLE — Host Joel Greene and his PBS “Curiosity Quest Problem Solvers” film crew were on hand as students from several local high schools participated in the "2nd annual Curiosity Quest Engineering Competition."
Councilman Larry Bird is Hesperia's new mayor
HESPERIA — The mood at City Hall on Tuesday night was both celebratory and contentious as newly elected by-district council members took the oath of office and Councilman Larry Bird was appointed mayor.
Wilk pushes transparency bill for third time
VICTORVILLE — State Sen. Scott Wilk is trying for a third time to introduce a government transparency bill. Wilk, whose district includes Apple Valley, Adelanto, Victorville, and Hesperia, previously authored two similar bills as a state assemblymember. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed both of them.
San Bernardino County Schools’ Expanded Learning Program Receives Grant
San Bernardino, CA – San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Expanded Learning program has been notified that it will continue to receive state and federal funding for the 2018-19 academic year.