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Wires down stall traffic on Highway 14 freeway

Wires fell across a portion of the Highway 14 freeway near Newhall Avenue this morning, resulting in at least three traffic collisions and forcing officials to divert traffic, according to CHP reports.

November 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Copper wire thieves defy death

The recent rash of metal thieves hijacking local power lines to steal copper are part of a growing - and dangerous - national trend, utility insiders say.

November 20, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Flaming trash dumped next to highway

A trash truck sent plumes of spreading white smoke across the eastbound lanes of Magic Mountain Parkway near Interstate 5 Monday when it dumped its burning load on the side of the road, causing motorists to navigate slowly through the obstruction.

November 19, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Locals get crafty at fair

The two-day Fine Craft Show would have been finer without the rain this weekend but, little could dampen the creative spirit put on display by painters, sculptors and "hoop freaks."

November 19, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Anti-robocall activist sues union, labor federation

A Santa Clarita Valley anti-robocall activist has filed lawsuits against his electrician's union and the state labor federation for allegedly making unwanted robocalls to his cellphone, a labor representative has confirmed.

November 15, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gas siphoning suspect arrested in Palmdale

Sheriff's deputies in Palmdale have arrested a College of the Canyons student sought locally for allegedly siphoning gas from a car in Canyon Country who, when confronted by a good Samaritan, attacked the man with a pen.

November 15, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: ‘Parking rage’ at COC leaves athlete’s car damaged

Local football star Tim White was blind sided Wednesday - not on the field, but in the parking lot at College of the Canyons, where someone viciously vandalized his new car.

November 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Split Tongue Bandit faces additional charges

The so-called Split Tongue Bandit, arrested for allegedly stealing an iPhone from a counter display, faces additional criminal charges including ones involving drugs, a firearm, a stolen car and stolen jewelry, court papers show.

November 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Agua Dulce man due for retrial on murder charge

An Agua Dulce man convicted last month of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for the death of his neighbor is expected to be tried a second time for murder in February, court officials said Wednesday.

November 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigator OKs charges in crash

An investigator has recommended county prosecutors proceed with criminal charges against the driver of a car that crashed last summer on McBean Parkway in Valencia, killing the passenger.

November 14, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Medical examiner rules Tichenor death a suicide

A former College of the Canyons trustee who entered a plea of guilty on a charge that he solicited a minor for sex over the Internet has killed himself, an official said Tuesday.

November 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia woman dies of apparent drug overdose

The body of a Valencia woman was found Tuesday morning after she died of an apparent drug overdose, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials confirmed.

November 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


75-year-old charged after hit-and-run incident

A 75-year-old Newhall man was charged with a felony hit and run following a traffic collision that left one woman injured, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's deputies said Monday.

November 13, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


I-5 collision blamed on diabetes

Two cars collided on Interstate 5 near Lyons Avenue on Monday afternoon after a motorist suffered a significant drop in blood sugar, an officer with the California Highway Patrol said.

November 12, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hunter rescued from harrowing cliffside night

Search and Rescue team members hiked more than a mile and a half in darkness, then crossed chest-deep fast-moving water to find and pluck an experienced hunter stranded on a cliff side, a local sheriff's deputy said Monday.

November 12, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Fire doused in gym at The Master’s College

Santa Clarita Valley firefighters worked "delicately" to contain a small fire that broke out Thursday in the ceiling of the newly renovated gymnasium at The Master's College, a fire spokesman said.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students injured in car crash continue to improve

Five teenage girls injured in a late-night crash last weekend, including a Canyon High School sophomore who remains in the hospital in intensive care, continue to improve, according to a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Attorney: COC working toward settlement in voting rights case

LOS ANGELES - 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, an attorney told a judge Wednesday in court.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outlaw motorcycle club affiliate arrested in Newhall bar stabbing

After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in Highway 14 collision in SCV

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday following a two-car traffic collision on Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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