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Walk against eating disorders this Saturday

Photo taken from the annual NEDA Walk in Los Angeles. The first Lancaster NEDA Walks takes place April 19.

LANCASTER – Lancaster High School’s Friday Night Live Club is hosting a walk this weekend to raise awareness and money for the fight against eating disorders. The inaugural Lancaster NEDA (National Eating Disorders Assoc.) Walk kicks off at 9 a.m., April 19 on the Lancaster High School track, located at 44701 32nd Street West, Lancaster.…

Man to be retried for murder of Lancaster toddler

Marvin Hicks was found guilty on four counts, but jurors were hung on the second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of 2-year-old Madison Ruano, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

LANCASTER – The trial has ended for the Palmdale man involved in a 2012 police pursuit that ended in a crash that killed a two-year-old Lancaster girl. A jury on Monday (April 14) found Marvin Travon Hicks guilty of evading an officer causing injury, evading an officer causing death, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and…

Man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword killing

Jesus “Chuey” Canales pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering 26-year-old Lucy Preciado.

LANCASTER – After months of delays, the 34-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend in front of their children in 2008 was finally arraigned in an Antelope Valley courtroom Monday. Jesus “Chuey” Canales pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in connection with the death of Lucy Preciado, a 26-year-old mother of four. Canales…

Palmdale man charged with kidnapping roommate, attempted murder

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PALMDALE – A 27-year-old Palmdale man accused of attacking and kidnapping his female roommate for rejecting his advances was charged Friday with multiple felonies. Omar Oswaldo Hernandez faces one count each of attempted murder, battery with serious bodily injury, criminal threats and kidnapping, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. The charges stem from…

April is Autism Awareness Month, Walk set for April 12

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LANCASTER – April is Autism Awareness Month, which promotes support and understanding of the lifelong diagnosis affecting an average of one in 68 children. Locally, organizers are gearing up for the 6th annual Antelope Valley Autism Awareness Walk and Resource Fair, a day of family fun and entertainment that raises funds for local families affected…

AV YouthBuild to host ‘Art Walk’ Thursday

AV YouthBuild students are inviting the entire community to an Art Walk, March 20, featuring original pieces from the students. The Art Walk will travel to the Palmdale Neighborhood House at 503 East Avenue Q-3 for a 'Slam Poetry' competition starting at 5 p.m.

PALMDALE – Antelope Valley YouthBuild, in partnership with the city of Palmdale, will be leading an “Art Walk” this Thursday to raise awareness about issues that affect residents of the Antelope Valley. Themed “Social Investigation,” the Art Walk begins at 4 p.m. at Gabriel’s House (38553 4th Street East) and wraps at 7 p.m. at…

$10K reward offered in fatal hit-and-run of Palmdale man

About a week after the hit and run, family members erected a makeshift memorial at the crash site.

PALMDALE – Authorities have approved a $10,000 reward for information leading to the driver who struck a 29-year-old Palmdale man in January and left him bleeding and unconscious in the street. Terence “Terry” Redack passed away three days after the hit-and-run collision, which occurred Sunday, Jan. 19 on East Avenue R, east of 65th Street…

Former Palmdale deputy pleads to rape, bribery

Deputy Jose Rigoberto Sanchez was on duty at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station on Sept. 22, 2010, when he drove a woman into the desert and raped her, prosecutors said.

PALMDALE – A 29-year-old Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, most recently assigned to the Palmdale Station, pleaded no contest today to rape and bribery charges, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Jose Rigoberto Sanchez pleaded to one count each of rape under color of authority and soliciting a bribe in connection with…

2 escape, 1 captured after neighborhood lockdown

A sheriff's helicopter aided the search, and in the end, one of the suspects was captured. (JOHN MEZA)

PALMDALE – A Palmdale neighborhood was locked down for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon as deputies swarmed the area searching for a suspected drug dealer and his two alleged accomplices. The incident began around 4 p.m. near 11th Street East and Avenue Q-11, authorities said. A deputy patrolling the area recognized a parolee with “search…

Memorial service to be held for Stephen Finson

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LANCASTER – Family members are holding a memorial service this Sunday to celebrate the life of Stephen Finson, the Lancaster man shot to death recently while out for a desert ride on his all-terrain vehicle. The event starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at a private residence, located at 7361 East Avenue H in…

Updated: Heavy rain leads to mudslides, evacuations

A Quartz Hill man and his family were working hard Friday morning to clear debris from in front of their home. Avenue M, from Quartz Hill Road to 47th Street West, is one of several road closures currently in effect. (Photo by ED FROMMER)

LAKE HUGHES - A strong storm system moving through Southern California will continue to bring a significant amount of rain to the Antelope Valley through Saturday evening, authorities warn. Seven homes in the Lake Hughes area were evacuated Friday due to flooding and mudslides, according to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Emergency response officials are warning residents…

Woman dies after Palmdale traffic crash

Hansen's 2007 Honda Civic cross the intersection of Tierra Subida Avenue and Rayburn Road into oncoming northbound traffic stopped at the red light, authorities said. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 58-year-old woman died Tuesday night after crashing into oncoming traffic at a Palmdale intersection, investigators said. Jeanette Hansen was pronounced dead at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. The Palmdale resident died after she was involved in a three car collision, which occurred around 8:06 p.m. Tuesday…

Man found dead in street ID’d

Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, a passing motorist discovered the body in the middle of the street at the intersection of 57th Street East and Avenue S in Palmdale, authorities said. (ED FROMMER)

PALMDALE – The man found dead in the middle of a Palmdale street early Sunday morning has been identified as 31-year-old Raul Machado of Van Nuys, authorities said Thursday. Machado died of “cranial cerebral trauma” and “multiple sharp force injuries,” said Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Machado’s death has been…

Lancaster man killed in power pole car crash ID’d

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LANCASTER – Authorities have identified the driver killed in a utility pole crash Tuesday afternoon as 51-year-old Daniel E. Holzer of Lancaster. The fatal collision occurred around 1:40 p.m., February 18, on Avenue G, just east of 190th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Holzer was driving a 2003 Toyota eastbound on…

Man found dead on street in Palmdale

Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, a passing motorist discovered the body in the middle of the street at the intersection of 57th Street East and Avenue S in Palmdale, authorities said. (ED FROMMER)

PALMDALE – A homicide investigation is underway in Palmdale after a man was found dead in the middle of the street early Sunday morning, authorities said. Around 4:30 a.m., deputies responded to the intersection of 57th Street East and Avenue S in Palmdale, according to Lt. Dave Coleman of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. “A motorist…

Vigil remembers boy hit, killed by car

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LANCASTER – Dozens of students and teachers gathered in front of Eastside High School Saturday to remember Gage Rossi, the freshman hit and killed by a car as he crossed the street to catch his bus to school. Gage was a confident, easygoing 14-year-old who loved to play the guitar and had many friends, those…

Lancaster boy hit, killed crossing street

Gage Rossi

LANCASTER – A 14-year-old boy crossing the street to his school bus stop was struck and killed by a car that tried to pass the school bus in Lancaster Friday morning, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 6:10 a.m. on Avenue J, just east of 140th Street East, according a California Highway Patrol report.…

10 cats killed, 9 saved in Lancaster house fire

A firefighter hands over one of the cats to Brooks.  Several of them required oxygen after they were rescued. (ED FROMMER)

LANCASTER – The fire that destroyed an east Lancaster home and killed several cats late Tuesday night appears to have started accidentally, authorities said Wednesday. “It appears electrical and it appears to have started between the garage and the structure,” said Inspector Tony Akins with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters received the call…

Brothers plead not guilty in shooting death of 7-year-old girl

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After months of delays, the two brothers charged in the car-to-car shooting in Palmdale, which led to the death of a 7-year-old girl, were finally arraigned Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Jesus Alberto Peralta, 22, and Carlos Peralta, 20, pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle,…