Bus crash in Palmdale leaves several injured
10th Street West and Avenue M
PALMDALE, Calif.—A slow-speed collision between an Antelope Valley Transit Authority bus and an SUV left a dozen people complaining of minor injuries today, authorities said.
The crash at 10th Street West and Avenue M occurred about 9:50 a.m., according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
Witnesses said the bus, carrying about 40 passengers, was going 5-10 mph when it collided with a 2002 Mazda Tribute at the intersection, according to sheriff's deputies.
The crash is under investigation.
PALMDALE, Calif. — An investigation was underway into the apparent torture of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy, who was hospitalized today in critical condition.
Paramedics were sent to the 200 block of East Avenue Q-10 about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday on a report that the boy was not breathing, sheriff’s Deputy John Cereoli of the Palmdale Station said.
Deputies were notified because of the nature of the boy’s injuries, which were “consistent with being restrained and tortured,” Cereoli said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Two Southland men pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge involving a scheme in which stolen identities were used to file phony tax returns, claiming thousands of dollars in refunds.
Michael Williams, 42, of Palmdale, and 34-year-old Mike Niko of Carson entered their pleas before U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer. They face up to 10 years each in prison at sentencing Sept. 9.
PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman took to the skies above Palmdale today with its latest high-flying drone built for the Navy.
The 90-minute test flight, part of the Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance program, was declared a success.
The MQ-4C Triton is designed to stay aloft for up to 24 hours at elevations of more than 52,000 feet and is fitted with sensors that enables it to detect and classify different kinds of ships up to 2,000 miles away.
Keller Williams Realty, in conjunction with Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Mall, announced the results of their recent Red Day events.
Between their food drive and Red Day Walk, the groups raised $12,645 in cash and more than 10,000 pounds of food for local charities including South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), Grace Resources, the WAVE Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted past Australian Michael Matthews to win today’s third stage of the Tour of California, the nation’s largest cycling event.
Sagan completed the 110.3-mile stage from Palmdale to Santa Clarita in four hours, 20 minutes, 31 seconds. Each of the next 99 cyclists were credited with the same time.
“The last three kilometers were crazy with all the sprinters who wanted to win,” Sagan said.