LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cat that went astray about 15 years ago has been reunited, older and maybe wiser, with its owner.
Brandy, a brown tabby, was reunited Monday afternoon with Charles, who...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George wants to retire with the Los Angeles Clippers, and he took a step in that direction by signing a multiyear contract extension Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An empty house in the high desert. An Instagram ad touting exotic dancers. A stay-at-home order.
It proved to be a dangerous combination in the city of Palmdale on...
SEATTLE (AP) — A computer hacker who stole information from Nintendo and was also caught with child pornography on his computer was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man who put his semen in a co-worker's water bottle and on her computer was convicted Monday of assault and battery for sexual purposes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for the family of a Black man found hanging from a tree last month in a Southern California city park did not dispute on Friday investigators' finding that the death...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month was ruled a suicide Thursday following a police investigation prompted by...
Police investigation confirms suicide death of Black man found hanging in tree in Southern California city of Palmdale
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police investigation confirms suicide death of Black man found hanging in tree in Southern California city of Palmdale.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the Southern California city of Palmdale are investigating the death of a 24-year-old black man found hanging from a tree near City Hall, which they...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four months after a distraught San Francisco woman hired a plane to fly a search banner for her stolen dog, the blue-eyed mini Australian shepherd has been found and the two...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A father and mother who told authorities they found their 4-year-old son motionless in a Southern California community pool have been indicted on murder and torture charges...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A man and woman who told authorities they found their 4-year-old son motionless in a Southern California community pool have been charged with murder in the boy's...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A man and woman who told authorities they found their 4-year-old son motionless in a Southern California community pool have been arrested for investigation of...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district investigation says four first-grade teachers photographed with a noose said they used it to make end-of-year jokes and were unaware of...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA research jet is scheduled to make low-level flights over parts of California to sample air.
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center says the passes over the...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has placed four teachers on administrative leave after a photo surfaced showing the group smiling as one held a small noose in a...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A homeless man has been charged with killing three people during a Southern California robbery as the victims sat in cars.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a security guard shot and killed a man who crashed his car into a building, stripped off his clothes, ran across the street and...
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a collapsing crane has killed a construction worker and injured another in Oxnard.
Fire officials tell the Los Angeles Times that the crane was lifting...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A California man has pleaded not guilty in federal court to robbing a bank in South Dakota.
Thirty-six-year-old Terrell Brunston, of Palmdale, California, is accused...
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say the lone survivor of a shooting that left three men dead in the Southern California desert told a 911 dispatcher he'd been shot in the face.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred says paramedics used the man's cellphone to locate the victims on the outskirts of the high desert city of Palmdale.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating the fatal shootings of three men and wounding of another on the outskirts of the high desert city of Palmdale.
The department says the shootings occurred after 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Deputies found the four men in two parked cars. Three were dead at the scene and the fourth was taken to a hospital.
ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — An off-roader's discovery of an unattended vehicle in a Southern California desert area led to a missing 91-year-old woman and the body of her 87-year-old husband.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's coroner's division says a citizen found the vehicle Saturday afternoon in open desert near Adelanto and called 911.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles county official who allegedly accepted bribes from a real estate developer and a contractor for years has agreed to plead guilty to lying to FBI agents and subscribing to a false tax return.
Federal prosecutors say in a plea agreement filed Wednesday, Thomas Shepos of Palmdale acknowledged failing to report $434,000 in income over seven years, including more than $100,000 in bribes.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California charter school that built a new campus with nearly $30 million in tax-free bonds has had its charter revoked and now may have to repay the money.
With Guidance Charter School's gleaming new campus ready to open, the Angeles Times reported Thursday that it lost its final appeal earlier this week to remain operational.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A couple and their two baby girls were killed Tuesday when their car veered into oncoming traffic and was smashed by a van on a Mojave Desert highway, authorities said.
The couple, who were in their 20s, and a girl about a year old died when their green Kia sedan veered out of control at about 10:30 a.m. on the Sierra Highway in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, investigators said.
Another girl, also believed to be about a year old, died at a hospital.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Southern California desert crash that killed four people (all times local):
Authorities say a Southern California couple and their two baby girls have died after their car swerved into an oncoming van on a desert road.
Authorities say the car may have been speeding when it crossed into an oncoming lane and was T-boned by an Antelope Valley vanpool on Tuesday on the Sierra Highway in Palmdale.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken-driving suspect who crashed his pickup truck into several parked vehicles was an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy.
The California Highway Patrol says no injuries were reported in the crash early Sunday in Palmdale.
The CHP says the 24-year-old suspect remained at the scene for police to arrive. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of two climbers at Yosemite National Park in California. (all times local):
Officials have identified two climbers who died when they fell from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
The climbers named Saturday were 46-year-old Jason Wells of Boulder, Colorado, and 42-year-old Tim Klien of Palmdale, California.
Rangers received multiple 911 calls that two climbers had fallen while climbing the Freeblast Route.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy used a rifle to shoot a former classmate in the arm Friday at their California high school and dumped the gun in a field before he was caught in a shopping center, authorities said.
Reports of the shooting and an ultimately false report of another attack at a nearby elementary school sparked chaos, terrifying parents and drawing a massive police response in the high desert city of Palmdale in Southern California.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Southern California school (all times local):
Authorities say they caught a 14-year-old suspected of shooting a former classmate at a California high school after the boy called his father to say he fired his gun in the air and was headed to a grocery store near campus.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say they're investigating the deaths of a couple found near the California Aqueduct in Palmdale as a murder-suicide.
Deputy Trina Schrader says the bodies of 30-year-old Jovan Webb and 27-year-old Haley Mercier were discovered with gunshot wounds on Thursday. The pair had been reported missing a day earlier after a family member came upon Webb's abandoned car.
Schrader says Webb had been reportedly suffering from depression.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup that rolled over was fatally crushed by a big rig as his son stopped to help on a Southern California desert road.
The California Highway Patrol says the Ford F-150 crashed late Tuesday in the Llano area east of Palmdale.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's famous Skunk Works has been chosen to build a supersonic X-plane to test whether sonic booms can be greatly reduced.
NASA announced Tuesday it has awarded a $247.5 million contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. of Palmdale.
The plane is expected to cruise at 55,000 feet (16,764 meters) at a speed of about 940 mph (1,512.7 kph), with a sonic boom that NASA describes as a gentle thump about as loud as a car door closing.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say two men have been found shot to death on a rural desert property.
Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez says a family member of one of the victims discovered the bodies in an outbuilding near Littlerock Tuesday afternoon.
Navarro-Suarez says a 41-year-old male victim was a resident of the Antelope Valley property. Details about the second victim were not immediately available.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that a man found dead in a pickup truck in Southern California was wanted for killing a family of three.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the body found on Sunday is that of 54-year-old James Todd Brown.
His body had no obvious trauma and the cause of death is under investigation.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a body has been found inside a pickup truck that belonged to a man suspected of killing a family of three in their Palmdale-area home.
Investigators could not immediately confirm the identity of the deceased person discovered Sunday. They have been searching for the pickup's owner, James "Todd" Brown, for weeks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has recommended death for a Southern California man convicted of torturing to death his girlfriend's 8-year-old son.
Isauro Aguirre of Palmdale showed no reaction Wednesday as jurors made their recommendation in a Los Angeles courtroom. A judge will sentence him in March.
Aguirre was convicted of first-degree murder last month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County plans to install temporary toilets and hand washing facilities near homeless encampments to help limit the spread of hepatitis A.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Call it the bomber boom.
A Northrop Grumman contract to build top-secret B-21 stealth bombers has brought more than a thousand new employees to the Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles.
The U.S. Air Force contract for 100 of the bat-winged aircraft is estimated to run about $80 billion. The funding has wide support in Congress.
Since Northrop won the contract two years ago, the pace of activity at its Palmdale plant has ramped up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who kidnapped and killed a Southern California gas station attendant nearly 40 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Neal Antoine Matthews was convicted in September of first-degree murder for the death of Leslie Long. She was working a night shift in Palmdale when she disappeared on Dec. 3, 1978. Her body was found three days later along a freeway.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested two teen suspects after a man was repeatedly stabbed during a fight in the parking lot of a church in northern Los Angeles County.
Sheriff's officials say the 21-year-old victim was hospitalized in stable condition with at least ten stab wounds after collapsing late Thursday in Palmdale.
A witness told investigators the man had fought with a group of people and the suspects fled in multiple vehicles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 60-year-old man has been convicted of murder in the slaying of a Palmdale, California, gas station attendant who was kidnapped, raped and killed nearly 40 years ago.
Jurors found Neal Antoine Matthews guilty Thursday of first-degree murder. He was also convicted of special circumstance allegations of murder during a robbery, kidnapping and rape.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say up to 40 students at a school have been stung by bees in their classroom.
It happened around noon on Tuesday at Palmdale High School in the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles.
Fire officials say students in the classroom somehow angered bees that had built a nest there over the summer. Classes resumed about a week ago.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire. Authorities say they did not see the teenage boy standing some 30 feet (10 meters) behind, who was struck down by a bullet that apparently bounced on the concrete and hit him in the chest.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Deputies opened fire at a charging pit bull and one bullet apparently ricocheted off the ground and killed a 17-year-old boy who had been helping to restrain the dog, authorities said Thursday.
The dog, which belonged to the boy's neighbor, had already bitten one of the deputies and the teen had restrained it behind the apartment complex when it broke loose and charged again, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting by Los Angeles County deputies (all times local):
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a teenager fatally shot by deputies was accidentally killed as he tried to stop an aggressive dog from attacking them.
Capt. Christopher Bergner says the 17-year-old boy was struck by a bullet that ricocheted off the ground when deputies opened fire as the dog lunged at them for a second time early Thursday.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of the Southern California desert city of Palmdale has been charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from city consultants and failing to report it.
Jim Ledford was charged Wednesday with conspiracy, conflict of interest and three counts of perjury.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — An attorney who challenged California Republican Steve Knight in one of last year's most contested congressional races says he's running for the same seat again.
Democrat Bryan Caforia announced Saturday that he will run to represent the 25th Congressional District north of Los Angeles.
Knight was considered one of the nation's most vulnerable Republicans in Congress and narrowly beat Caforio in last November's elections.