TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex.
Alamo stood silently as the verdict was read, a contrast to his occasional mutterings during testimony. His five victims sat looking forward in the gallery. One, a woman he "married" at age 8, wiped away a tear.
Matthew Kneist, 12, laid on the ground at Valencia High School, motionless.
A low housing inventory and slow lender processing are to blame for a nearly 12-percent drop in home sales during June throughout Santa Clarita Valley, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Thursday.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from July 1965 in The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.
Inside the cool-aired Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia, 38 deputies stood in uniform to be sworn in by Sheriff Lee Baca.
Three doctors, who have treated many patients throughout the community, will be honored Aug. 2 at Tournament Players Club in Valencia.
College of the Canyons has slashed fall class offerings by 12 percent due to state budget cuts, sending students scrambling for classes as the first week of registration closes.
Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Thursday morning they said may have been involved with the theft of a pizza guy's car.
Two local filmmakers are looking to the past to craft something new.
For the second year in a row, Saturn of Santa Clarita is hosting Summer Jamfest, featuring local bands and musicians, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a man near Castaic who was driving a stolen car loaded with 400 pounds of frozen seafood, along with burglary tools and methamphetamine, authorities said.
Sheriff's deputies arrested a man and a woman who allegedly burglarized a home in Stevenson Ranch on Wednesday afternoon.
Nearly 50 high school students studying animation were charged with a task: visit a shopping mall in the Santa Clarita Valley and observe and sketch seven shoppers.
Homicide detectives trying to unravel the story behind skeletal remains of murder victim found near Gorman five months ago now know who their victim is, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.
County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to make around $280,000 in funding available for the purchase of land to be used as a wildlife corridor in the Agua Dulce area.
A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.
A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.
The main attractions of the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival took off Saturday morning, with around 25 hot air balloons joining the festivities in Santa Paula.
A screaming crowd of young female fans braved baking heat Friday afternoon to hear the five-member boy band After Romeo deliver anti-bullying messages interspersed with catchy upbeat pop tunes on an outdoor stage at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.
Whether the city of Santa Clarita can employ a relatively unknown voting system to settle its California Voting Rights Act lawsuit is set to be decided in court.
Newhall claims the lion's share of rabid bats found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth discovered there within the past week.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.
Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.
Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.
A 130-year-old photograph signed by a legendary Old West lawman is expected to fetch a fistful of dollars for a Valencia man.