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  • School administrator pleads not guilty to animal cruelty, dog fighting

    A Palmdale School District administrator charged with multiple counts of dog fighting and cruelty to animals pleaded not guilty Tuesday, prosecutors said. Pauline Winbush, a longtime educator in the Palmdale School District and the district’s current assistant superintendent of human resources,...

  • Past road rage fight sparked Lancaster shooting, authorities say

    Past road rage fight sparked Lancaster shooting, authorities say

    A road rage incident nearly turned deadly Sunday when two men pulled weapons on each other in a Lancaster driveway, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Eric Deshawn Holliday, 26, of Long Beach was being held in the shooting of another man Sunday afternoon at a friend’s...

  • Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    A 14-year-old boy will be prosecuted as an adult in connection with the slaying of an 86-year-old woman, authorities said. Tony Donnell Brown was charged Monday with one count of murder and two counts of first-degree burglary in the June 18 killing of Annie Margaret Bell, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Boy, 14, arrested in stabbing death of woman in Lancaster

    Boy, 14, arrested in stabbing death of woman in Lancaster

    A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday in connection with the fatal stabbing of an elderly woman in Lancaster, authorities said. Investigators say Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies responded about 6:30 p.m. Thursday to a call about an "open window" at a home in the 44600 block of...

  • L.A. County goes to court to stop social worker from getting job back

    L.A. County goes to court to stop social worker from getting job back

    The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is going to court in an effort to block the return of a social worker who supervised the case of a Palmdale boy who was beaten to death.  Gregory Merritt successfully appealed his firing to L.A. County's civil service commission. ...

  • Sex offender who abused teenage girl gets 518-year sentence

    A repeat sex offender who was found guilty of abusing a girl for six years in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said. José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty last month of various sexual crimes relating to the abuse of a girl that...

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