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Family sues Dr. Phil, treatment center

SYRACUSE, Utah - The family of a teenage girl who claims she was berated on television by Dr. Phil and then sent to a residential treatment center in Utah where she was falsely imprisoned, has filed a civil lawsuit.

January 31, 2014 | By Pat Reavy Deseret News | Hot Topics


Olympic-sized challenges: Parenting and competition meet at the 2014 Games

When skeleton athlete Noelle Pikus-Pace looks at videos right after a slide, reviewing with coach Zach Lund what went right or wrong, she's apt to be holding her daughter, Lacee, in her arms. When the cameras catch them, her cheek is close to Lacee's as the 5-year-old peers with the same intent look at the little screen.

January 31, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins and Amy Donaldson Deseret News | Hot Topics


A union for college athletes?

Northwestern football players are upset about the long hours, the rugged schedule and the nonexistent wages they receive.

January 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Amid drought, California agency won't allot water

A commission made up of officials from Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County and Santa Clarita Valley water representatives will meet Tuesday to discuss ways to encourage and enhance local water conservation efforts as the state grapples with its most crippling drought in recent memory.

January 31, 2014 | By Signal staff and wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


US cattle herd at lowest number since 1951

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The lingering effects of drought across the Great Plains last year continued to shrink the size of the U.S. cattle herd, according to experts and a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Convictions handed down for two men accused of robbing Canyon Country bank

Two of the men accused of robbing a Bank of America in Canyon Country in 2012 were found guilty by a jury Friday, according to a spokesman from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

January 31, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ohio man buried astride beloved Harley motorcycle

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man's family has fulfilled his dying wish - that he be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen planned to sell Guy Fieri's car

MARIN, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California teenager convicted of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini planned to sell the car and also commit a jewelry heist, according to court documents.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cruise line cites fog, not illness, for return

HOUSTON (AP) - A cruise ship that had more than 180 passengers and crew fall sick with an apparent stomach virus returned to a Houston-area port early due to a dense fog advisory and not because people were vomiting and had diarrhea, a Princess Cruises spokeswoman said Friday.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Valley detectives seek help identifying person of interest

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 31, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Top 10 Super Bowl ads to watch for

NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Scarlett Johansson gives SodaStream some sex appeal in a controversial spot, Kia revives actor Laurence Fishburne's "Matrix" character Morpheus in its commercial. And cute puppies and kids abound in ads for Cheerios to Anheuser-Busch.

January 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Don't worry, be a happy parent

I worry a lot.

January 31, 2014 | By Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Man was shot after he moved toward deputies with knife

A man killed during a deputy-involved shooting in Canyon Country Thursday night was shot multiple times in the upper torso by deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station after reportedly moving toward them with a knife in his hand, according to an incident report released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

January 31, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca, Charlie Kaijo and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


US judge upholds Conn. gun control law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge upheld Connecticut's gun control law on Thursday, saying the sweeping measure is constitutional even as he acknowledged the Second Amendment rights of gun owners who sued to block it.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Frank Ferry: There’s nothing cool about graffiti

As a principal, father, and member of the City Council, I can tell you firsthand that environment and behavior go hand in hand. If we want the best students, we must provide an environment that supports learning, connectivity with quality educators and opportunities to study.

January 31, 2014 | By Frank Ferry Live from city hall | Columnists


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UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man stages assault on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Streep, Bullock, Tomlin, Diaz celebrate Jane Fonda

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Help! My car's engine cut off: Here's what to do

WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas GOP advances 'therapy' for gays

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ideas to turn an acquaintance into a friend

You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.

June 06, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News | Hot Topics


Prediction: who will and should win at the Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. police chief knows drones are hot button issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


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