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Updated: Woman stabbed to death in Palmdale, boyfriend arrested

The incident was reported around 1:17 p.m., and it happened at a residence in the 38700 block of 3rd Street East.

PALMDALE – A woman was found stabbed to death in a Palmdale home Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The incident happened at a residence in the 38000 block of 3rd Street East, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau. “Detectives have learned that at approximately 1:30 p.m., Palmdale Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to…

Littlerock woman fatally struck by hit and run driver

46-year-old Littlerock resident Gloria Carrington was walking westbound in the center of the westbound lane when she was struck, CHP officers said. (LUIS MEZA)

LITTLEROCK – Authorities need the public’s help to identify the driver who struck a 46-year-old Littlerock woman on Pearblossom Highway and then fled the scene. Gloria Carrington sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 12 a.m. Saturday on SR-138 (Pearblossom Hwy), west of 75th Street East,…

Accused thief captured after car chase in Lancaster

Danny Carson, 37, of Lancaster was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, evading and outstanding felony warrants for burglary and vehicle theft, Sheriff’s officials said. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

LANCASTER – A 37-year-old Lancaster man with outstanding felony warrants for burglary and vehicle theft was captured Friday evening, after leading deputies on a mile-long car chase in Lancaster, authorities said. After a violent struggle with deputies, Danny Carson was arrested near Date Avenue and Oldfield Street, according to Sheriff’s officials. “The suspect resisted arrest…

POW/MIA day ceremony held at Poncitlan Square

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PALMDALE – Palmdale joined cities across the country Friday in recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families. Titled “You Are Not Forgotten,” the Palmdale ceremony was held at 11 a.m. at Poncitlán Square and drew about 30 attendees. “Imagine if you had a family member…

Eastside School District opens fifth campus in Lancaster

At the dedication ceremony, Mrs. Thomas' 6th grade class sang the new school song, "Enterprise Our Home."

LANCASTER –Eastside Union School District officials Friday morning cut the ribbon on the newest school campus in Lancaster. Enterprise Elementary School, the District’s fifth campus, is located at 3730 East Avenue J-4. It hosts a student body of approximately 750 students, but the capacity of the school is approximately 1100 students, according to Eastside School…

Palmdale Aerospace Academy prepares bots for battle

Brian Martin, Robotics Advisor and teacher at The Palmdale Aerospace Academy noted that the Gryffingear team has put in many off-season hours to re-build the practice bots to get ready for these competitions

PALMDALE – The award-winning Gryffingear Robotics Team of The Palmdale Aerospace Academy will be battling for a winning title in a competition later this month. Representing Palmdale at the Southern California Regional Robotics Forum’s annual off-season FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC), The Academy’s “Basilisk” and “Golden Snitch” will each be competing among 34 other teams. The…

UPDATED: Suspect arrested, charged in Palmdale robbery spree

Suspect serial robber Niko McClaren was catured in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 16 after multiple deputies surrounded a vacant church, at the corner of 10th Street West and Technology Drive, where McClaren had been squatting. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 21-year-old transient suspected of robbing more than a half-dozen people since the Labor Day holiday weekend was captured this week and charged with multiple felonies Thursday. Niko Kymonte McClaren is charged with nine felony counts that include robbery and attempted robbery, according to court records. The complaint includes a special allegation that McClaren…

Local toddler to be featured in Times Square video!

This photograph, taken at the Poppy Reserve in early May, was chosen from more than 2,000 photographs for a video to be screened this Saturday, Sept. 20 in New York City's Times Square. The video will promote the achievements and acceptance of those with Down syndrome. (Contributed)

LANCASTER – Two-year-old Jordyn has a smile that brings joy to nearly everyone she meets, according to her mom, Crysteena Paez. “We take her everywhere and she waves and smiles at everyone she sees. Sometimes we get stopped by people who tell us that she just made their day by smiling and waving at them,”…

Benefit concert for Wounded Warrior Project set for Oct. 4

Musical acts will include Emote (top left), The Joel Hatcher Band (top right), Boulevard Knights (bottom left), and Runaway (bottom right). The concert benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, which honors and empowers wounded soldiers by raising awareness and enlists the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.

PALMDALE – G-Com Services will present its 2nd annual concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Palmdale Amphitheater, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard. “This will be a family friendly event that will include a variety of great live music by local bands,” said G-Com Services President Lemuel Galvao.…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Mail thieves

PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating mail thieves believed to be in the Antelope Valley area. If you recognize them or know where they might be hiding, contact detectives using the information next to the photos or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Attempt to I.D. – Mail thieves Detectives are…

AV Hospital, union officials to host events addressing layoffs

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LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital officials are hosting information sessions for employees, volunteers, physicians and members of the community this Friday to address the health care facility’s recently announced layoffs. The hospital’s outside public relations firm, Kevin/Ross Public Relations, confirmed that Antelope Valley Hospital CEO Dennis M. Knox will hold an informational meeting Friday to…

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony set for Friday

POW-MIA ceremony preview

PALMDALE – This Friday is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a day meant to honor prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families. To mark the solemn event, the Antelope Valley Service Organization Association and the City of Palmdale will hold its annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony. The event will start at 11 a.m.,…

‘Three Feet for Safety Act’ takes effect Tuesday

Three Feet for Safety Act

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the “Three Feet for Safety Act” goes into effect. The new California law aims to keep cyclists safe by requiring motorists to stay at least three feet away when passing a bicycle that is proceeding in the same direction. “If the driver of a motor vehicle is unable to comply ……

New UAV men’s soccer team poised for success

The new UAV men's soccer team is made up mostly of freshmen, who will all have the opportunity to get collegiate level playing time, according to Head Coach Jarrod Cline. (Contributed photo)

LANCASTER – With the addition of men’s soccer this fall, the University of Antelope Valley’s Athletic Department has taken another step toward the goal of earning recognition as a competitive athletic program. The soccer team’s inaugural season kicked off Sept. 5 with an opener against Vanguard University of Costa Mesa, CA. “It has been a…

Winners announced in ‘Encore’ juried art and ‘Walk on Words’ poetry contests

The winner of the “Walk on Words” poetry contest was 11-year-old Steven Brito of Palmdale with his entry was titled, “One Day.”  [Left] Teddi Bandt’s The Saddle won first place in the juried art reception. [Right]

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration with “Encore,” a juried art reception and the unveiling of the winner of the “Walk on Words” poetry contest Thursday evening at the Playhouse. There were 58 entries by local artists of all ages. The winners were: First Place:  Teddi Bandt, “The Saddle” ($150…

Desert Christian employee guilty of molesting children at church

Jonathan Macy on Friday pleaded to one count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and admitted the special allegation of more than one victim. Within the last year, Macy molested two girls ages 11 and 12 during Sunday church services at Grace Chapel, the prosecutor said. Macy now faces a 15-years-to-life prison sentence.

LANCASTER – A 31-year-old Desert Christian Schools employee accused of molesting two young girls at Grace Chapel’s Sunday church services in Lancaster has pleaded no contest. Jonathan Michael Macy entered the plea Friday to one count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and admitted the special allegation of more than…