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Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:33 PM

SACRAMENTO — California Highway Patrol officials said Friday they are preparing for the heavy holiday travel periods by initiating a Maximum Enforcement Period from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 11:59 p.m. Dec. 28. During this period, all available officers will be out on the roadways enforcing traffic laws and assisting drivers when needed. Authorities are also reminding travelers to buckle up, obey speed limits, avoid distractions while driving and always designate a sober...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:31 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — County Sheriff John McMahon took the Oath of Office for the second time Friday morning as he was sworn in as Sheriff of San Bernardino County for a second term. "I couldn’t be more honored serving...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:27 PM

HESPERIA — A motorcycle rider was airlifted early Friday morning after crashing into a ravine near the railroad tracks southwest of the intersection of Bellflower and Cedar streets, according to California Highway Patrol logs.

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:25 PM

APPLE VALLEY — A 31-year-old Adelanto man is scheduled to be arraigned Monday after he allegedly led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase and collided with another vehicle before losing control and crashing into...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:19 PM

SAN BERNARDINO — For the past four years, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has recognized life-saving efforts made by its employees.From deputies to dispatchers, 20 employees this year received...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:14 PM

SACRAMENTO — Local unemployment rates rose slightly in November, even as the statewide rate dipped to its lowest since the early months of the Great Recession. The Employment Development Department reported Friday that the...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:12 PM

BARSTOW — Tim Heiden had to make a split-second decision.From past experiences, he knew players at the Veterans Home take their Bingo seriously and only winners get paid. Without hesitation, he slipped out two dollar...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

BARSTOW — Fast Trac Towing in Barstow was recently awarded the American Towman ACE Award in Baltimore during the American Towman Exposition.According to Paul Jordan of Fast Trac Towing, the event is the world’s largest...

Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Friday's season finale of The Amazing Race. Read at your own risk.] After logging in more than 26,000 miles in eight countries, wrestlers

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 6:14 PM

BARSTOW — The 2014 Hope For the Holidays Tree Festival wraps up Saturday. Locals have until Saturday to bid on any of the Christmas trees on display inside the Barstow Mall. The proceeds of the event benefit Desert...

Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 5:05 PM

When O.J. Simpson was on trial for the murder of his wife, he could really have used a best friend. And in Ryan Murphy's true-crime drama 

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