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TEHACHAPI — Kern County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the murder of a Helendale man at a BNSF maintenance facility in Tehachapi over the weekend.Robert Limon, a BNSF employee, was found unconscious and with "obvious signs" of trauma to his upper body at approximately 6:46 p.m. Sunday, according to Kern County Sheriff’s officials. Limon, who was returning to the facility after working in the field, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM

BARSTOW — A cyberattack that targeted hospital operator Community Health Systems did not affect patients at Barstow Community Hosptial, according to spokesman John Rader."The breach was isolated to affiliated outpatient...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM

VICTORVILLE — A Barstow man accused of attacking a woman and holding her against her will inside his home is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Dennis Green, facing four felony counts, entered a plea bargain during a...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 9:01 AM

BARSTOW — A man suspected of falsely identifying himself during a traffic stop was able to evade police for over three hours before he was found and arrested over the weekend. Jonothan Randa was found hiding underneath debris...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 8:54 AM

HINKLEY — A petition was filed Aug. 7 with the State Water Resources Control Board to prevent Pacific Gas and Electric from ending a program to provide bottled water and the whole house water units to Hinkley residents.

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 8:01 AM

BARSTOW — A project once hailed as a game-changer for Barstow, if not the entire High Desert, appears unlikely, according to the city’s top official.City Manager Curt Mitchell ended weeks of silence on the project...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

BARSTOW — Scuderia Development CEO Eric Shen, whose company has proposed to recharge the local economy with a $1.5 billion aluminum facility, has ties to multiple businesses in California and Texas, according to public documents...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Ed Speisser is not a big talker.But he does have a big smile. I found Speisser inside the Tomahawk antique shop on Main Street in Lenwood. It was his first day of retirement from the Marine Corps Logis­tics Base.He talked...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The California Historic Route 66 Association and Bureau of Land Management have scheduled the third in a series of four webcasts to receive public comments on the preparation of a corridor management plan for Histor­ic Route 66 from...

Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM

BARSTOW — Two years ago, Madison Baldonado’s grand­mother died from cancer. The 8-year-old Montara Elemen­tary student cut 20 inches of her hair off for a donation to Locks of Love.Locks of Love is a public...

Updated Aug 16, 2014 at 8:18 PM

BARSTOW — A wrongful termination lawsuit filed against Desert Manna and its president and CEO, Darrin Fikstad, is headed to trial-setting conference on Tuesday in San Bernardino.Former Desert Manna administrative assistant...

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