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  • 52-Year-Old Irvine Hiker Missing After Getting Separated From Group on Mount Baldy: Officials

    Crews were continuing to search Monday for an Irvine man who became lost while hiking Mount Baldy over the weekend. Sreenivas “Sree” Mokkapati, 52, and three other hikers set out for the summit from the village at Bear Flats in the early morning hours Sunday, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Mokkapati was separated from the group at some point during the trek. His companions contacted authorities after they got back to their car […]

  • Thieves Take $7K Worth of Christmas Gifts for the Homeless After Ransacking Nonprofit in Lake Elsinore

    A nonprofit is trying to recover after $7,000 worth of donations meant to brighten the holiday season for people living on the streets was stolen in a break-in at its Lake Elsinore office early Monday morning. The Social Work Action Group, or SWAG, was burglarized by two males and a female who pulled into its parking lot in a Chevrolet pickup around 3:45 a.m., said Adrian Varela, who works with the agency. Surveillance cameras captured the individuals as they cased […]

  • Santa Clarita Bride Gets 5 Years Behind Bars for $20K Fraud Scheme Targeting The Knot

    A Santa Clarita bride was sentenced to five years in jail after trying to use her nuptials to scam wedding-planning website The Knot out of $20,000 with false insurance claims, officials said Monday. Vermyttya Miller of Santa Clarita was able to get $10,000 out of the company, but she’ll have to pay that back, along with another $12,500 to cover the cost of investigating her fraud, the state Department of Insurance said in a news release. State officials gave Miller’s […]

  • Thick clouds cover the downtown Los Angeles skyline amid steady rain on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Rain Expected to Linger Through the Weekend Before SoCal Dries Out Next Week

    Rain returned to Southern California again Friday following a two-day storm earlier in the week, with a moist pressure trough expected to drop the heaviest precipitation Friday night as it moves southwest. Showers began in Los Angeles by 1:30 p.m., and by 3 p.m. Santa Monica saw about 0.10 inches while another 0.12 inches fell in the Anaheim area. This storm should be lighter than the last, but most coastal areas and valleys can expect to get wet Friday evening, […]

  • Kennedy Francisco is seen in an undated photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Driver Sought After 11-Year-Old San Bernardino Boy Dies in Thanksgiving Hit-and-Run on I-40

    Investigators are searching for the driver who struck an 11-year-old boy after he was ejected onto Interstate 40 in a deadly Thanksgiving Day crash west of Needles. A single-vehicle rollover crash was reported around 6:40 p.m. Nov. 28 in the eastbound lanes less than 10 miles west of Needles and the Arizona border, according to California Highway Patrol. The boy — identified by coroner’s officials as Kennedy Francisco of San Bernardino — flew from the car and landed on the […]

  • The rural area south of Farmington Street in Hesperia is seen in a Google Maps Street View Image.

    Man Found Dead in Dirt Field Is 2nd Killed in Hesperia This Week; Suspects Sought

    Investigators are searching for leads after a second man was killed this week in Hesperia, officials said Friday. Dashawn Harris, 26, of Hesperia, was found facedown in the dirt next to his vehicle in a rural area south of Farmington Street and Danbury Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Harris was unresponsive, and paramedics pronounced him dead upon responding to the scene, deputies said. Investigators did not say whether the […]

  • Suspect in Bail Bondsman’s Fatal Shooting Killed During SWAT Shootout in San Bernardino

    A gunman being sought in the fatal shooting of a bail bondsman at a Moreno Valley hotel earlier this week was killed during a shootout with SWAT officers in San Bernardino Thursday. Riverside County deputies went to a Days Inn in San Bernardino in the morning to search for 41-year-old Chad Green of Riverside, according to San Bernardino police, who are investigating Thursday’s shooting. Green was wanted on a warrant in connection with the death of James Black. Black, a […]

  • Suspects Sought in Death of Man Struck by 3 Hit-and-Run Drivers, Dragged 13 Blocks in West Adams

    Detectives are searching for suspects in the death of a 62-year-old man dragged 13 blocks after being struck by three different hit-and-run drivers in West Adams on Thanksgiving. Jihad Muhammad was on foot on Adams Boulevard near West View Street when the first car hit him around 8:40 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. The white sedan, possibly an Audi A5, was headed east on Adams when it slammed into Muhammad, who was standing in […]

  • Other Victims Sought After Man Drove 110 Miles for Sex With Underage Rancho Cucamonga Boy: Officials

    After arresting a man who allegedly drove from San Diego to Rancho Cucamonga to commit sex crimes against a 13-year-old boy this week, detectives said Wednesday they believe the suspect has additional victims. Justin Juda Moshe, 25, drove more than 110 miles Tuesday with the hope of being snuck into the victim’s bedroom to engage in sex acts, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. But Moshe was actually invited up by detectives, who had been […]

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