Lancaster

AV mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus

WNV mosquito samples

LANCASTER –A mosquito sample collected in Palmdale near 20th Street East and Avenue Q has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. This is the first positive mosquito sample in the area this year, officials said. District staff collects mosquitoes in different areas of the Antelope…

Suspect arrested, charged in shooting death of Lancaster man

William Settle slider

LANCASTER – A man has been arrested and charged with the gang-related killing of William Clay Settle, the 22-year-old Lancaster man found shot to death at a local apartment complex last month, authorities said. Myron Urssery, 29, was arrested by gang detectives around 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, according to LASD inmate records. Urssery was charged…

Passenger killed in crash with suspected DUI driver

fatal crash

LANCASTER – A female passenger was killed and two drivers sustained significant injuries early Saturday morning when two vehicles collided in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said. The fatal collision happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, on Avenue I at Division Street, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. “Preliminary information gathered…

Palmdale High School students win AIRE Award

Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team and AVAMQD Board members. [Contributed photo.]

LANCASTER – Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team on Tuesday won the 2015/2016 William J. “Pete” Knight Memorial AIRE (Achievement in Reducing Emissions) Award. Presented annually by the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, the AIRE award is given to a local entity or individual that makes an outstanding contribution to the prevention or…

Driver killed in crash with big rig in Lancaster

fatal crash

LANCASTER – A Quartz Hill man died Thursday morning after his vehicle crashed into a big rig whose driver ran a stop sign at a Lancaster intersection, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, on Avenue H at 60th Street West, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s…

DUI checkpoint in Lancaster this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Lancaster this Friday, Sept. 9, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper licensing…

Minor injuries reported after Metrolink train collision

SUN VALLEY – An Antelope Valley Line Metrolink train and a box truck collided Tuesday morning in the Sun Valley area, resulting in 21 injuries on the train, none of them life- threatening, authorities said. The crash was reported about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, near the 8200 block of San Fernando Road, according to…

1 arrested for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint

DUI

PALMDALE – One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and another was cited for a license violation at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities announced Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail conducted the checkpoint at Sierra Highway and Enterprise Parkway…

$20K reward offered in Lancaster shooting death [updated: suspect caught]

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LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the gunman who killed 22-year-old William Clay Settle in Lancaster last month. Supervisor Michael Antonovich recommended the reward in what he characterized as a gang-related shooting. “We hope justice will be carried out,” Antonovich told the Settle’s…

AV Hospital seeking volunteers

AV Hospital

LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital  is looking for volunteers who want to help others and gain experience in a healthcare setting. “Volunteers at Antelope Valley Hospital represent a diverse variety of backgrounds, ages, interests and experience levels,” stated Mary Binkowski, director of volunteer resources. “We rely on the talent of our volunteers to support our…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 9.2.16

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following parolees who failed to report to their agents. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. Jerry Young Jerry Young is a 35-year-old male with black…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 9.1.16

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspects. If you recognize them and know where they might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. James Ladale Gray James Gray is a 22-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes.…

Teen probationers arrested after Lancaster burglary

Lancaster burglary spike?

LANCASTER – Two teenagers on probation were arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly trying to burglarize an East Lancaster home, authorities said. Dreazon Dumas and Dyjahn Stewart, both 18-year-old Lancaster residents, were arrested in connection with a crime that happened around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at a home in the 43600 Block of San Francisco…

Kaiser Permanente plants seeds for future doctors

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LANCASTER – Forty-five students from Piute Middle School in Lancaster began their journey into the medical field recently by taking their oath for Kaiser Permanente’s Hippocrates Circle. The program first took root in San Diego when physician Ricardo Sistos, MD, and his colleagues began mentoring 30 students. The goal of the circle is to encourage…

LAPD officer pleads not guilty to various charges

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LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles police officer has pleaded not guilty to a series of criminal charges, including theft of a police radio and an illegal search of a law enforcement database. Prosecutors also allege that Jessica Guzzetti, a Lancaster resident, failed to pay for a baby stroller, according to a criminal complaint filed…