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Suspect in SCV cold case makes FBI fugitive list

The prime suspect in the near-fatal stabbing of a local man 16 years ago has been added to the FBI's fugitive profile website, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

June 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


ID released on Sun Valley truck driver killed evading car on I-5

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have identified the Sun Valley man killed last week after his big rig jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake.

June 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies look into two cases of identity theft

Detectives are investigating two recent reports of identity theft whereby thieves used personal information stolen from Santa Claria Valley residents to buy unapproved items, according to incidents reported by deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tony Martinez beat the odds

After emerging from a three-month coma in the fall of 1986, doctors told motorcycle crash victim Tony Martinez he would never have kids and never walk again.

June 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water district switching to flat rate

Newhall County Water District officials have pulled the plug on a tiered water rate structure initially designed to encourage ratepayers to conserve water.

June 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Guglielmelli pleads no contest in murder-for-hire plot

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, who's a model, faces nine years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Truck pulling horse trailer catches fire on Highway 14

A truck pulling a horse trailer caught fire Thursday on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce but the blaze was quickly doused, halting any spread to nearby brush, a fire spokesman said.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s lieutenant takes stand in obstruction trial

One of six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system took the stand Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Big rig driver killed on Interstate 5

The driver of a big rig was killed Thursday after his truck jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake, spilling fuel and sparking a brush fire, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Showdown at COC

On the heels of an overwhelmingly rejected contract offered to the instructors at College of the Canyons, the college's board of trustees approved raises for administrators Wednesday night in front of more than 100 angry, disappointed and frustrated faculty members.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC negotiating settlement in Voting Rights Act lawsuit

College of the Canyons trustees announced publicly Wednesday what they presented in court last week: that the Santa Clarita Community College District is working toward a settlement to a lawsuit brought against the district alleging its election system violates minorities' voting rights.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV man arrested in child predator Internet sting operation

A 64-year-old Santa Clarita Valley man was one of three men arrested in a joint forces sting operation targeting child predators, court and sheriff's officials announced this week.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man pleads not guilty in road rage incident

A Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges filed against him.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in Canyon Country hit-and-run

A Valencia man faces a charge of hit and run causing serious injury or death after he allegedly left the scene of a traffic collision in which a 42-year-old man suffered serious injuries, spokesmen for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Tanker truck overturns, spills corrosive chemical

A tanker truck took a freeway off-ramp too fast Tuesday morning, flipped onto its side and spewed 50-70 gallons of a highly corrosive liquid onto the Highway 126 overpass over Interstate 5.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Sand Canyon mother, son face charges in terrorist threats case

A Sand Canyon woman and her son face felony charges today in relation to terrorist threats that were allegedly made by the young man Thursday, a sheriff's spokesman said.

September 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Earle testifies Brada injured in fall down stairs

SAN FERNANDO - Eric Earle, who stands accused of killing his girlfriend Karla Brada, took the witness stand in his own defense Monday, telling jurors Brada injured herself when she fell down stairs at their Saugus condo.

September 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial begins in 3-year-old Canyon Country murder

SAN FERNANDO - Nearly three years after a good Samaritan was shot and killed in front of his 7-year-old son on Halloween, the trial of three young men accused of murdering him got under way today with opening arguments.

September 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Beatlemania returns to SCV

The rallying cry for more than a dozen local artists Sunday was apparently: All you need is love - for The Beatles.

September 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Passing motorist alerts resident to Saugus house fire

A passing mom on her way to pick up her kids from school alerted a Saugus mother Thursday that her house was on fire, and the woman was able to flee the burning home safely with her 7-month-old baby.

September 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 Saugus High students arrested for posting ‘inappropriate photos’

Two Saugus High School students were arrested for posting "inappropriate photos" on social media, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union School District said Thursday.

September 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in Canyon Country for allegedly making threats against law enforcement

Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in the Lost Canyon-Sand Canyon area Thursday on suspicion of making threats against law enforcement personnel, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

September 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives: Man hit by train may have been attempting suicide

Detectives are looking into the possibility that a man hit by a train in the Santa Clarita Valley and seriously injured late Wednesday may have been trying to take his own life, a sheriff's spokesman said.

September 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Quick response to reports of man exposing self near school

Reports of a man allegedly exposing himself to children this week near Newhall Elementary School prompted a swift joint community response, school and sheriff's officials said.

September 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Youths charged in Instagram threats released from custody

Santa Clarita Valley teens arrested late last month for allegedly making criminal threats online are no longer in custody, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist injured in Saugus

A motorcyclist was injured and taken to the hospital Wednesday following a single-vehicle crash in Saugus, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

September 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Canyon Country home targeted by home invasion robbers

Three robbers posing as police officers forced their way into a Canyon Country home early this morning, handcuffed the occupants, detained them at gunpoint and looted the house, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

September 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic woman accused of father’s slaying makes court appearance

A Castaic woman accused of killing her elderly father appeared in San Fernando Superior Court on Tuesday for the first time since her arrest Friday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

September 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman gets probation for hitting man in driveway

A Saugus woman has been sentenced to three years probation for running a man down in a Saugus driveway, leaving him with "lasting injuries," an official said Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Friend says he urged victim to leave abuser

A friend of both accused killer Eric Earle and the woman he's charged with murdering, Karla Brada, tried in vain the night she died to separate the couple and to get Brada out of the condo they shared, he testified Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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