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Fundraiser for couple killed in 14 Fwy crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, north of Santiago Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An online fundraiser has been set up to cover funeral expenses for the Palmdale couple killed in a single-car crash last week on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. Ivan Ramirez, 31, was driving a Ford Focus in the northbound carpool lane when the car veered off the roadway and crashed into a guard…

VIDEO: 2 dead, infant injured in 14 Fwy single-car crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the 14 Freeway near Soledad Canyon. (LUIS MEZA)

ACTON – Two Palmdale residents were killed and an infant sustained major injuries Tuesday night when the vehicle they were riding in veered off the 14 Freeway and  crashed into a guard rail and a large metal pole, authorities said. The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley…

‘MC Ride for the Fallen’ set for this Saturday

The cost to participate is $30 per rider and $35 per couple, with proceeds benefiting families of fallen officers. (KARINA CORNEJO)

PALMDALE – After a highly-successful debut last year, the Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride is back to raise more funds for the families of fallen officers. The second annual “Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride for the Fallen” takes place this Saturday, July 26. Registration will be held from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at…

Fundraiser Saturday for local youngster with rare condition

Anneliese Urbano

PALMDALE – A local family is reaching out to the community for support as they try to provide treatment for 7-year-old Anneliese, a Rosamond Elementary second-grader battling Blount’s disease. Blount’s is a growth disorder of the shin bone that causes one or both lower legs to angle inward, and it can lead to progressive deformity…

Car wash fundraiser Saturday for Lancaster man shot to death

Marc Spinner

LANCASTER – Loved ones are hosting a car wash fundraiser this Saturday to cover the memorial service for Marc Spinner, the 27-year-old man shot to death last month in his Lancaster home. The day-long fundraiser starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 12 at Meece Car Audio, located at 169 West Avenue J-5 in Lancaster. Donations of…

Man gets 17 to life for Lancaster daylight shooting death

Randy Sullivan sentenced1

LANCASTER – The last of the three men convicted in the 2012 daylight murder of a man in Lancaster has been sentenced for the crime. Randy “Bam” Sullivan was sentenced Wednesday to serve 17 years to life in state prison, according to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami. Sullivan received 15 years to life…

Alleged DUI crash injures 4

Caravan crash

PALMDALE – A 25-year-old Lancaster woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI Sunday after she slammed her SUV into a van and injured four people, including a teenager who sustained life-threatening injuries. The collision occurred around 3:51 a.m., July 6, in the intersection of 47th Street East and Avenue S. The suspected drunk driver was…

3 killed in fiery crash on 14 Freeway

The Toyota Corolla reported flipped over and then caught fire after it was rear-ended by a Tesla driven by 58-year-old Ric Garrison of Newhall. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

PALMDALE – A driver and two children were killed Friday night when the vehicle they were riding in burst into flames after being rear-ended on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 10:35 p.m., July 4 in the southbound lanes of the 14 Freeway, just south of the Avenue S,…

Lancaster man guilty of raping Topanga mall employee

On July 8, 2013, police released these surveillance images asking for the public's help to  identify the suspect in the July 4th kidnap/sexual assault. Lancaster resident Kioki Ray Snowden was identified and arrested three days later. (Images courtesy LAPD)

LOS ANGELES – A 19-year-old Lancaster man is guilty of kidnapping, robbing and raping a woman on Independence Day of last year, a Van Nuys jury ruled Wednesday. Kioki Ray Snowden was found guilty of kidnapping, kidnapping for robbery and second-degree robbery with the special allegation that a knife was used in the crimes, according…

2 teens killed in Highway 138 crash

2 teens KTLA photo

Two teenagers were killed Monday night after a big rig slammed into a car in a rural intersection, forcing both vehicles into the desert. Sixteen-year-old John Michael Burgess of Palmdale was pronounced dead at the scene, while 16-year-old Christopher Alan Ricker of Rosamond was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according…

‘Most Wanted’ suspects captured

Jennifer Moore

PALMDALE – Two suspects who landed on the local “Most Wanted” list last week have since been captured. Wanted probationer Jennifer Moore was arrested around 3:39 a.m. Friday, June 20 near 10th Street East and Avenue Q, according to Palmdale Station jail records. Moore’s probation was revoked and she’s being held in county jail without…

Dog mauling murder trial set for August

Alex Jackson Pam Devitt Pit Bulls

LANCASTER – A trial is expected to begin in August for the owner of four pit bulls that allegedly mauled to death a 63-year-old Littlerock woman, authorities said Friday. Alex Jackson, 30, is charged with murder and owner negligence of an animal causing death in connection with the deadly attack on Pamela Marie Devitt. On May…

Local man busted in online sex predator sting

Online child predator sting

PALMDALE – A 55-year-old aerospace worker from the Palmdale area was one of three people arrested during multiple proactive “sting” operations, which targeted predators using the Internet as a means to engage and sexually exploit children, authorities announced. Joseph Dufrene was arrested after he allegedly advertised to meet a younger female to have “daddy/daughter role…

3-vehicle crash injures 2

Sheriff vehicle collision

PALMDALE – An employee for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Recruitment Bureau was one of two people who sustained minor injuries Sunday morning when three vehicles collided in a Palmdale intersection, authorities said. The collision happened around 8:30 a.m., Sunday, June 8 on Rancho Vista Boulevard at 30th Street West, according to Lieutenant Wright of…

Driver shot to death in Lancaster ID’d

After being shot, the victim sped away in his vehicle and veered to the left and crashed into a cinder block wall, authorities said. He died at the scene. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office on Wednesday identified the man shot to death in a car in Lancaster last week as 30-year-old Anthony Isaac Gryskiewicz of Modesto. Around 11:38 p.m., Thursday, May 29, Gryskiewicz was sitting in a vehicle parked along a curb in the 1700 block of Sierra View Avenue, when…

Driver pleads to DUI crash with fire truck

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LANCASTER – The 42-year-old woman accused of smashing her vehicle into the back of a fire engine in a collision that injured three firefighters has pleaded no contest to a DUI-related charge, authorities said. Sandra Woolley pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of driving with a .08% blood alcohol level and causing injury, according…

Man guilty of voluntary manslaughter for neighbor’s death

William Kenneth Mayes died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

LANCASTER – A Lake Los Angeles man who shot his next-door neighbor in the chest after an argument last year has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter. An Antelope Valley jury last week found 59-year-old Michael Robert Norton guilty in connection with the death of 46-year-old William Kenneth Mayes, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los…

Motorcyclist dies after Lancaster crash

Oscar Garcia

LANCASTER – A 30-year-old motorcyclist involved in a May 15 traffic crash in Lancaster has passed away, authorities said. Oscar Garcia was pronounced dead at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Garcia was involved in a fatal traffic collision, which occurred around 8:46 p.m., Thursday, May 15 on Avenue…

UPDATED: Felon pleads not guilty to Stephen Finson’s murder

Stephen L. Finson

LANCASTER – A 38-year-old man accused of shooting to death a Lancaster man riding his all-terrain cycle in the desert has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Arturo Lopez appeared in an Antelope Valley courtroom Thursday and pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, with an allegation that he personally and intentionally used a…

Getaway driver in robbery, murder pleads no contest

Jinea Ingram (left) pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a March 2012 robbery at e-Chap Computers and More in Lancaster that ended in the shooting death of store owner Reed Keith (right).

LANCASTER – A 26-year-old woman accused of driving her boyfriend to and from a robbery that turned into a homicide at a Lancaster computer store in 2012 has pleaded no contest. Jinea Ingram pleaded no contest Tuesday to one count of voluntary manslaughter, and she admitted the allegation of use of a firearm, according to…