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.
The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.
Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.
A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.
California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.
Now that two upcoming vacancies have been filled in the high school leadership of the William S. Hart Union High School District, new principals must be hired in the junior high school ranks.
Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.
The PTA at West Creek Academy recently donated clothing and school supplies to help underprivileged students in Nicaragua.
Overtaken by memories, Erika Schwartz clutches a collection of yellowed, slightly crumpled photographs - all she has left of her entire family.
Nissan of Valencia executive manager Dan Sterkel presented William S. Hart Union High School District students who had attendance records of 97 percent or higher with gifts, scholarships and a car, totaling $21,800 on Saturday.
College of the Canyons' Canyon Country campus hosts its SpringStar Party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the campus' Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.
Retiring Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Chief Professional Officer Jim Ventress threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game between The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies at the City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day event at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. Signal Executive Editor/Supervising Producer Jason Schaff acted as umpire and Arnie Durazo, Hart Pony League President caught the first pitch from Jim Ventress.
More than 4,000 people turned out on Saturday for the 11th annual "Yes I Can" Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Music and Arts Festival at Santa Clarita Skate Park.
A continuing battle over the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to approve electronic billboards along local freeways resulted in another arrest this weekend and a face-to-face showdown between billboard supporters and opponents on the dusty Western streets at the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday.
Amid the charcoal smell of barbecues, the twirl of parasols and the jingling of spurs, thousands attended the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday and enjoyed a sunny day of Western culture.