LANCASTER - Opening statements began Thursday in the rape trial of a convicted murderer whom prosecutors labeled a "serial predator" and defense attorneys described as someone who had a "one-night stand."
The reported sound of gunfire from inside the Santa Clarita River wash east of Sand Canyon on Thursday sent deputies to the area to investigate, but no one was found, a lieutenant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.
The crime rate in the Santa Clarita Valley dropped in 2014 compared to the number of crimes reported in 2013, according to preliminary statistics released this week by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
A woman and two men, all from Bakersfield, were arrested this week on drug charges in an ongoing investigation, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detective said Wednesday.
High school football players, kids on mountain bikes, cheerleaders dropped by cheer "pyramid" colleagues and others who suffer head injuries have mobilized local doctors to reconsider the way they deal with teen head injuries.
Updates with cause of power outage
A car fire at College of the Canyons this morning was extinguished within 15 minutes of being reported, emergency response officials said.
Eight people have been killed locally and at least three others seriously injured in off-roading accidents during the past 12 months. Five of those killed died in crashes at Rowher Flats.
The errant emu that eluded animal control officers in the hills of Canyon Country in December is now enjoying its new year at home at the Gentle Barn.
And the odds were so good for three California Institute of the Arts graduates nominated for a Golden Globe award Sunday.
A woman killed Saturday after a Jeep in which she was a passenger plunged 1,500 feet down a ravine at the Rowher Flats off-roading area has been identified as a 25-year-old resident of Redlands, according to emergency response officials.
More than 200 people showed up Thursday on the doorstep of the tiny cabin where Melba Walker Fisher was raised with 12 siblings in the early 1900s.
A woman dubbed the "Blond Scammer" - who received a suspended sentence for identity theft in Los Angeles County last year - received a slightly stiffer sentence for a similar offense in Ventura County on Thursday.
A bench warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of a Saugus man who failed to appear in court for sentencing on a child predator conviction, a District Attorney's Office spokesman said.
An elderly man, badly burned and clinging to life in the hospital, loved and cared for his wife so much that relatives fear "he could die of a broken heart" knowing she perished in the fire that spared him.
When it comes to saving water, Santa Clarita Valley is doing an average job, according to a recent assessment by state water regulators who set conservation targets for water distributors.
Burglars that looted a vape store in Stevenson Ranch a week ago detonated a smoke grenade inside the store in an effort to obscure video camera surveillance of the crime, the store's owner said.
The NorthLake Homeowners Association held a fundraiser Sunday for three neighborhood families with members coping with cancer.
Local sheriff's deputies Monday were looking for an individual suspected of setting a small brush fire in Canyon Country on Sunday and seen starting a second one near it, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.
Editor's note: Corrects that residents will not be invited to "weigh in" on selection of drought-tolerant plants.
Editor's note: Lanes re-opened before schedule.
At least half a dozen people were injured and taken to the hospital this morning following an eight-vehicle pileup in the southbound lanes of Highway 14 near Soledad Canyon Road.
It was a short, swift race for hundreds of men, women, children and man's best friend Sunday, but the money raised goes a long way to dress needy kids for school.
One of two men killed in a single-car crash on Bouquet Canyon Road Saturday morning has been identified as a 69-year-old resident of Porter Ranch, a coroner's official said.
Editor's note: Corrects that collision was in Saugus.
Local sheriff's deputies were looking for a suspected arsonist Sunday after firefighters extinguished a small brush fire in Canyon Country and spotted someone starting a second brush fire near it, emergency response crew officials said.
For the second time in less than a week, a blown transformer has left some Santa Clarita Valley residents without power, this time sparking a small brush fire, emergency response crew officials said.
Former Valencia High School varsity baseball coach Jared Snyder appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday, with noted celebrity civil rights lawyer Carl E. Douglas at his side, on embezzlement charges.
Two motorcyclists were injured and rushed to the hospital early Thursday after they collided in Saugus, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
When 70-year-old Castaic resident Glenn Milner was told on the phone that he owed back taxes and that there was a warrant for his arrest, his listened intently to what he was being told, taking notes and preparing to write a check.