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Boy in Baseball Bat Killing Gets 12 Years

A 13-year-old boy who killed another with a baseball bat at a Pony League game in Palmdale was ordered Thursday to a youth detention center until he's 25.

But Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Richard Naranjo added the teen could be paroled early if California Youth Authority officials decide it's appropriate...


See this story in today's Signal.

Plea Deal Denied in Cybersex Case

A former SCV attorney pleads innocent to child molestation and other charges...

Child molestation and Internet-related sex charges were brought against the former SCV resident, 44-year-old Arthur George Crabtree in a San Fernando court.  The prosecutor in the case says she'll not accept a plea deal without some prison time. 


Get the details in today's Signal.

Nationwide Payola Scandal Impacts KHTS!

Our radio station, KHTS AM, Santa Clarita inadvertently was swept into the Payola scandal yesterday, not from diligent work by New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer, but from shoddy reporting by one of the leading national newspapers, the St. Petersburg Times.


Pros and Cons of Annexation

Residents in unincorporated portions of the Santa Clarita Valley could save an estimated $200 a year on their utility bills and businesses could save up to $30,000 a year by annexing into the city of Santa Clarita. 

The savings would come from jettisoning the 5 percent utility users tax that the county collects, but the city doesn't, according to Santa Clarita Treasurer Darren Hernandez.


See this story in full in today's Signal.

I-5 Opens After Fiery Crash

The I-5 is now open in both directions following a fiery crash early Thursday morning involving a truck carrying explosive peroxide and a produce truck.  The crash sparked a 20 acre brush fire and shut down the freeway in both directions for most of the day.


I-5 Southbound Lane Reopens - Northbound Lanes Remain Closed

GRAPEVINE PASS (North of Santa Clarita near Gorman) – The California
Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that southbound I-5 at
Grapevine Road exit near Gorman reopened today at approximately 3:30 p.m.        A continuous evaluation and remediation of a hazardous materials
spill remaining on the northbound Golden State Freeway (I-5) continues by
Los Angeles County Health Hazmat.  The estimated re-opening of northbound
I-5 remains at 7 p.m. today.   All lanes of northbound I-5 are closed at
Parker Road in Castaic.

Water Agency Approves Pipeline Report

If the project gets the final okay, a 60-inch pipe will replace the current 33-inch Honby line.

A new water pipeline that would nearly double capacity for residents & businesses in the Honby area of the Santa Clarita Valley has moved a step closer to construction.


See the full story in today's Signal.

Dodgers Lose to Reds 6-1

The Los Angeles Dodgers were defeated by the Cincinatti Reds Thursday afternoon, with a final score of 6 to 1. Tune in Friday night as 7pm as the Dodgers kick off their weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals on AM-1220 KHTS!

I-5 North and South Bound Emergency Closures Near Grapevine Pass

North of Santa Clarita near Gorman – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces that all northbound and all southbound lanes of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) near Gorman are closed due to a double-big rig accident with hazardous material spill.