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Man suspected of killing wife, sister pleads not guilty

SANTA CLARITA - A 60-year-old man accused of killing his wife in their Canyon Country condo, then walking into his sister's convalescent hospital room and killing her in her bed, pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder Monday.

January 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California bill seeks to regulate homemade guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state lawmaker proposed Monday that California extend its requirement that gun buyers undergo background checks and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire at Sylmar home kills family of 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fire at a San Fernando Valley home that had no smoke detectors killed a family of four Monday, including two children, authorities said.

January 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A one-way ticket to Mars

SALT LAKE CITY - Ken Sullivan, one of just over 1,000 candidates still being considered for a settlement mission to Mars, says he's willing to make sacrifices for the one-way trip.

January 13, 2014 | By Morgan Jacobsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Controversy plagues school mental health screening

MIAMI (AP) - After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching holes in walls or retreating to his room paralyzed by an overwhelming sadness.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Will marriage solve the poverty crisis in America?

"For millions of Americans in poverty, the American dream doesn't seem reachable, and that's unacceptable" U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a video released to his YouTube channel on Jan. 5. The video, which was made in anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson's delaration of the War on Poverty, caused quite a stir because of Rubio's pronouncement that it's time to "declare big government's War on Poverty a failure."

January 13, 2014 | By J.J. Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Grim YouTube video strikes a chord

The New Zealand Transport Agency posted a one-minute ad created by Clemenger BBDO on Jan. 5 as part of a campaign that "encourages the audience to be conscious of other road users and to choose a safer speed that factors in the chance for human error," according to nzta.govt.nz.

January 13, 2014 | By Emily Eyring Deseret News | Hot Topics


Protecting yourself in light of Target breach

In light of the news that 70 million people were affected by the Target data breach this question is as relevant as ever.

January 13, 2014 | By Erik Raymond Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Selfie Police' fine friends for charity

PROVO, Utah - Selfie picture takers beware: the Selfie Police have put you on notice.

January 13, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


'Octomom' charged with welfare fraud in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nadya Suleman, who gained fame as "Octomom" after giving birth to eight babies, has been charged with welfare fraud after failing to report $30,000 in earnings while she collected public assistance, authorities said Monday.

January 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


100-year-old negatives show stranded Antarctic explorers

SALT LAKE CITY - After painstakingly restoring a stack of negatives stuck together, conservationists say they have restored a host of never-before-seen images from an historical expedition to Antarctica a century ago.

January 13, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 13, 2014

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January 13, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


N.J. Democrats intensify Christie scandal inquiry

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Democrats in New Jersey sharpened their aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, forming special legislative committees to explore the role politics played in traffic jams last fall and announcing that the investigation has grown into an abuse of power probe.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ban on tap water lifted in W. Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The ban on tap water for parts of West Virginia was lifted on Monday, ending a crisis for a fraction of the 300,000 people who were told not to drink, wash or cook with water after a chemical spill tainted the water supply.

January 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southwest flight lands at wrong Missouri airport

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for the main airport in Branson, Mo., instead touched down at a much smaller nearby airfield that gave the pilots only half as much room to stop.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.

April 14, 2014 | By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 Steps to picking kid-friendly pets at any age

Getting your child's first pet is a momentous occasion. Even if your toddler grew up with the family cat or dog, having his very own pet is a rite of passage. So how can your family make the best decision for a mini addition while considering the safety and responsibility of every member of the household?

April 14, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2014 expected to be a good year for remodeling

With housing prices remaining steady, interest rates low and contractors back in full swing, this is a prime time for home remodeling.

April 14, 2014 | By Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has indicated that Michael Jackson's mother should pay the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 14, 2014

Data and information are provided for informational purposes only. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. The county of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department provide no warrant, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. In no event shall the county of Los Angeles or its Sheriff's Department be liable for any errors in the content of this information, or for any damages, costs, or actions arising in any way out of reliance on the information provided. By accessing address information of arrested individuals, the user ...

April 14, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police seek answers after 7 dead babies found

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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