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BARSTOW — A Barstow man recently arrested in Las Vegas in connection with an October shooting is also accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl when he was 17, authorities said. David Green, now 20, was arrested July 16 after the Barstow Police Department received an anonymous tip that he was spotted in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Fugitive Criminal Apprehension Team set up surveillance of his sister’s apartment and arrested him as he...

Updated at 9:45 PM

BARSTOW — Local agencies are warning motorists that traffic laws are being strictly enforced and there is zero tolerance in active constructive zones. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol’s public safety campaign...

Updated at 9:36 PM

The High Desert sky turned smoky on Tuesday, sparking worries of a local fire and prompting numerous smoke checks by local fire departments and the U.S. Forest Service.The Forest Service reported that the smoke in the area is from...

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM

BARSTOW — The City of Barstow has redesigned its web page without changing its "classic red, white and blue Americana appeal."Public Information Officer Anthony Riley reported at a recent City Council meeting that...

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 10:42 AM

One Hinkley resident suggested I must have been paid off by Pacific Gas and Electric.A PG&E offi­cial complained that he found "the lack of balance disappointing."Welcome to Hinkley, where chromium-6 in...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM

BARSTOW — Double-digit temperatures and clouds may have come as a surprise to local residents on Sunday and Monday, but a High Desert weather spotter says it’s normal for this time of year."We hit a high of 93...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

BARSTOW — It started out as a small off-road race called the Firecracker 250 put on by an Apple Valley based group called American Recreational Vehicle Association in July of 1972. The home check point and pit area were...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM

BARSTOW — Trustees approved a resolution for the Barstow Unified School Dis­trict to participate in Califor­nia’s Cash Reserve Program, but not before harshly criti­cizing the state."It’s...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM

BARSTOW — Earl Bascom’s legacy lives on 19 years after his death.Earlier this month, the for­mer art teacher at Barstow High School and John F. Kennedy High School and Victor Valley College art student was...

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Since the 1973 Arab oil embargo, the United States has fitfully moved toward energy independence based on national security and economic concerns.But today the emphasis on renewable-energy development is driven as much by concerns...

Updated Jul 26, 2014 at 5:26 PM

HINKLEY — There is a lot of bottled water in this tiny community 14 miles northwest of Barstow made famous by the "Erin Brockovich" movie in 2000 and made infamous by the toxic chemical that leaked into its groundwater...

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