April 15, 2013 |
A shallow, magnitude-3.2 earthquake centered in Kern County was reported Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:21 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Bodfish, Calif., 24 miles from Tehachapi, 31 miles from Arvin, 33 miles from Lamont and 263 miles from Carson City, Nevada. In the last ten days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
March 29, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - The spiral of former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks continued with his arrest near Barstow on Thursday night on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects. The incident came just hours after state lawmakers in Carson City, Nev., expelled him from office in an unprecedented move, calling him “potentially dangerous.” Officials say the 41-year-old Brooks was arrested about 7 p.m. on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells Road. He is being held in the San Bernardino County Jail in Rancho Cucamonga on $100,000 bail, jail officials told the Los Angeles Times.
March 29, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - A disgraced Nevada politician who just hours earlier had been expelled from the State Assembly in an unprecedented vote was arrested outside Barstow after a high-speed chase with police. Steven Brooks was being held Friday on charges that included resisting arrest and throwing objects. His arrest came after state lawmakers in Carson City, Nev., voted to remove him from office, calling him "potentially dangerous. " Officials say Brooks, 41, was arrested about 7 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells Road.
March 4, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A baby delivered by emergency Cesarean section died Monday morning after both parents, members of an Orthodox Jewish community, were killed in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend. The New York Police Department announced the baby's death and said investigators were still seeking the driver and passenger of the other car. “The baby died at 4:56 a.m.” on Monday, Sgt. Lee Jones, a police spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times. “Investigators are still seeking the occupants of the other car,” he said.
March 3, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Federal officials say they have finished rounding up 11 “problem” wild mustangs in northern Nevada and that the horses will now be offered for adoption. The last of a band that once numbered 50 mustangs were enticed into a trap last week, as concerned residents of the Carson City neighborhood watched in dismay, questioning why the Bureau of Land Management insisted on removing animals that had peacefully coexisted with surrounding homeowners for years. In a news release Friday, the day the last horse was lured into a trap with offerings of alfalfa and barley, the BLM repeated past claims that people had complained about the animals crossing busy roadways and damaging property to graze in a small public park.
February 28, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - A grass-roots community group in northern Nevada watched helplessly Wednesday as federal officials removed most of what remained of a band of wild mustangs with which residents say they have peacefully coexisted for years. About two dozen residents of a subdivision called Deer Run outside Carson City say they have tried unsuccessfully to negotiate the fate of 11 mustangs with the Bureau of Land Management, which governs public lands in Nevada and elsewhere and has purview over the wild horses.