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Over the next century, there is a 20 to 50 percent chance that the Southwestern United States could experience a "megadrought," defined as a drought that lasts more than three decades, according to researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and two universities.The grim projection was announced Wednesday by Cornell University, referencing a joint study conducted by researchers there along with the University of Arizona and the USGS.The study, which will be...

Updated at 8:22 PM

BARSTOW — In preparation for the heavy flow of Labor Day weekend traffic, the California Highway Patrol is beefing up patrol statewide during the final holiday weekend of the summer. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, CHP officers...

Updated at 8:15 PM

BARSTOW — The Automobile Club of Southern California is predicting that more than 2.48 million Southland residents are expected to take trips this Labor Day weekend, a 1.6 percent increase over last year’s holiday.

Updated at 8:02 PM

BARSTOW — The city’s planning commission took a cue from the television show "Family Feud" to get some public feedback on a draft land use map in preparation to submit a future general plan.Economic...

Posted at 4:00 PM

"Reportedly, he has returned to the Polk County area. We will be attempting to serve him his warrant, at which time he will be taken into custody." - Polk County, Oregon, Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel, talking about Jesse Helt, the man who...

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Something to Talk About

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Sometime events occur that cannot be ignored. Far removed as we are from momentous events in our country’s past, we tend to think that our responses to them were the only ones considered. But the American colonists could have...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 6:43 AM

Consumer Reports says pregnant woman should avoid all tuna because of the mercury content in the beloved fish. The advice goes against FDA and EPA guidelines, which say pregnant women can - and should - eat 8 to 12 ounces of seafood per week,...

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 6:39 AM

The youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr. says her father's legacy is on the line in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 8:18 PM

VICTORVILLE — Two men accused of writing and cashing phony checks from a deceased woman’s bank account were arraigned on multiple felony charges Tuesday. Antonio Cervantes Renteria and Michael Pinkney pleaded not guilty...

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