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 California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.
Two months after a congressional subcommittee determined it needs a cost estimate before considering a bill to block a mega-mine in Canyon Country, the request to conduct the estimate hasn't been made, The Signal has learned.
The Newhall County Water District has won its sixth consecutive award for fiscal responsibility.
Santa Clarita city facilities, including City Hall and all branches of the city public library system, will be closed Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The number of reported Part 1 crimes handled by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in 2013 was higher than in 2012 but still significantly lower than five years ago, according to data released Friday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
About 35 people turned out Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Valencia to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Covered California - the state's health insurance exchange.