TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - With the number of heroin overdoses skyrocketing nationwide, a growing number of law enforcement agencies are dusting off strict, rarely used drug laws, changing investigatory techniques and relying on technology to prosecute drug dealers for causing overdose deaths.
With categories including best lip lock and male hottie, the Teen Choice Awards aren't exactly profound, but what they lack in depth they make up for in passion from their fans.
CASCADE, Idaho (AP) - A California teen missing for more than a week after she was abducted by a man suspected of killing her mother and brother has been rescued, her captor killed, and a reunion with her father was expected Sunday at an Idaho hospital.
On Saturday, August 10, 2013 at approximately 12:50am a male (resident of Canyon Country) aged 56, reported that after parking his vehicle in the 17600 block of Jakes Way, Canyon Country, he was approached by three black males (17 – 19 years old) who asked for his car keys. When the victim refused, the males began to assault him. During the assault, the victim was able to throw his keys away from him. The males ceased their assault, took the victim's keys, and stole his 2009 Lincoln MKX.
The 3-year-old girl wandered away from her grandmother's home in Wareham, Mass., in mid-April. A frantic search began almost immediately, and within an hour little Alyvia Navarro was found unresponsive in a nearby pond. She was pronounced dead the next day.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) - Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him out of the house at the age of 14 but also helped jeering neighbors push the youngster from the rough Jamaican slum where he grew up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly four years ago, audiences got their last look at Michael Jackson in the top-grossing concert film of all time, "This Is It." Tens of millions worldwide saw a seemingly healthy and confident performer sing and glide across a rehearsal stage as he prepared for his ill-fated comeback tour.
As I write this column my oldest and her husband are winging their way across the Pacific to vacation in Maui.
As Secretary of State Kerry gathers Israeli and Palestinian Authority representatives for another set of "peace talks" in Washington D.C., a major consideration will be Jerusalem, D.C. (David's City).
The four major sports leagues in America are all active at a crucial time of year.
At the July meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, member Fran Diamond called Santa Clarita Valley residents' stand on the sanitation district's economically staggering plan to reduce chloride in the Santa Clara River "inflammatory."
There are heroes, and then there are HEROES.
Attendees gazed at muscle cars and classic cars on display at the monthly Route 66 Classic Car show held in the Route 66 parking lot in Canyon Country on Saturday.
The Canyon Country Outlaws are in the process of rebranding.
This is the part of the football year where things are graded on paper and not the field being that we are still three weeks from the start of prep football season.
Bullying is an increasing problem that affects the lives of students every day. This can happen anywhere from school to the online growing social media. When a person is bullied it affects their everyday life.
Cal Poly went big - 32 students strong - at the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The world's largest gathering of women in technology, the conference challenged attendees to "Think Big, Drive Forward."
The Stevenson Ranch Neighborhood Watch group met Nov. 19 with members of the community and several law enforcement experts including Tim West, retired lieutenant for the Beverly Hills Police Department and resident of Stevenson Ranch.
On a recent morning my son Zachary was watching a news story about the struggles of a homeless family.
It's been two months now since we launched Our Community and the stories Santa Clarita Valley residents have shared with us have exceeded our expectations.
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club planned to "adopt" five families from Single Mothers Outreach this year, providing their children with holiday presents, but Santa apparently had other plans.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.