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August 20, 2012 | Compiled by Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Valencia man stabbed to death in New Mexico

A California man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death Thursday of a Valencia man in New Mexico, according to police in Clovis, N.M.

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


Motorcyclist involved in multi-vehicle crash

A motorcyclist ended up in the car pool lanes on Interstate 5 near Highway 14 in a multi-vehcile crash Sunday morning, an officer with the California Highway Patrol confirmed.

August 19, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gorman fires burn 283 acres

More than 280 acres have now burned in a brush fire near Gorman, a spokesman for the Angeles National Forest said.

August 19, 2012 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Forest Service to allow aerial firefighting at night

The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday it will permit agency helicopters to attack wildfires at night in Southern California, a significant policy shift that follows complaints about its response to the deadly 2009 Station Fire.

August 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Knife brandishing on train leads to arrest in SCV

A man is behind bars this morning at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station after allegedly pulling a knife on a commuter aboard a Metrolink train, a sergeant said.

August 16, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fiancee memorialized by bench, plaque

In the shade of Agua Dulce's rustic landmark water tower near the town's long-standing hardware store is a monument of a different sort - a bench dedicated to the memory of Lori Lindlief on the anniversary of her death.

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


Nitrate water study in SCV

A controversial plan to use bacteria to remove harmful nitrates from groundwater in Acton was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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


5 injured in crash on Interstate 5

Five people were taken to hospitals, two with critical injuries, when their SUV hit a guardrail near Gorman Tuesday and flipped on Interstate 5, a California Highway patrol spokesman said.

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


Cemex, city hopeful on bill

A bill drafted by Sen. Barbara Boxer and promising to solve the impasse between Cemex and the city of Santa Clarita could be heard by a Senate committee in Washington next month, proponents of the bill said Monday.

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


UPDATE: Motorcyclist traumatically injured in Interstate 5 crash

A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon following a crash on Interstate 5 near Gorman.

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


Rent money stolen from apartment complexes

Thieves stole rent money from three Santa Clarita Valley residents in separate incidents last week, local sheriff's deputies report.

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


Valencia mother’s campaign on reality TV show continues

A Valencia mother of three is headed for her final contest as a reality TV star this week and a prize of $250,000.

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


Off-road crash leaves 1 hurt

An off-road enthusiast was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital Sunday after his quad went of the side off an embankment in Hungry Valley, a fire official said.

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


UPDATE: Trio pleads innocent in Halloween shooting

SAN FERNANDO - Three young men ordered to stand trial for the Halloween shooting of a Canyon Country man entered pleas of not guilty Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court.

August 09, 2012 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


4 injured in separate SCV crashes

Four people were hurt, rescued and taken to the hospital Monday in three separate collisions around the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


UPDATE: COC faculty rejects proposed contract

Members of the union representing instructors at College of the Canyons have rejected a contract from the Santa Clarita Community College District administration, marking the first time in two decades the full-time faculty has voted down a proposed contract.

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


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