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BARSTOW — The staff at Rimrock Villa Convalescent Hospital in Barstow participated in an ice bucket challenge on Thursday to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. According to Executive Director Mary Lou Miller and Business Officer Penny Cline, the staff is now challenging the Barstow Fire Protection District, Barstow Community Hospital, the Veterans Home of...

Updated at 7:25 PM

BARSTOW — Superintendent Jeff Malan said he firmly believes the Barstow Unified School District offers the best education option in the city. And Malan says he has the numbers to prove it.Malan reported to the board of...

Updated at 7:18 PM

BARSTOW — Barstow police arrested a man on suspicion assaulting a man and a woman Monday night. Antwon Daniels Rivers was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of battery resulting in serious bodily injury, domestic...

Updated at 7:15 PM

VICTORVILLE — A couple believed to be under the influence of a controlled substance was arrested and their three children were placed in protective custody over the weekend. Brandon Emerson Shaw pleaded not guilty to...

Updated at 7:11 PM

BAKER — Local law enforcement will step up its presence over Labor Day weekend, beginning Friday night with a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location near Baker, authorities said.According to California Highway Patrol...

Posted Aug 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Something to Talk About

Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 6:19 AM

A new clue emerged in the case of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, The Associated Press reported. A failed satellite call to the airliner "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously...

Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 6:17 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis region is cleaning up for a thunderstorm that caused widespread damage, including to parts of Ferguson, the town still hurting in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 8:32 PM

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.

Updated Aug 27, 2014 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...

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