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Vehicle Fire Spreads To Brush Near Baker On I-15 Saturday Afternoon

BAKER, CA. (Pain In The Pass) >> A vehicle fire sparked a small brush fire near Halloran Spring/Baker Saturday afternoon. California Highway Patrol and firefighters were getting calls of a sliver on fire. Located on northbound Interstate 15 about 2 miles before the Halloran Summit Road exit, about 2:12pm on Saturday May 28, 2022.
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Las Vegas woman, 2-year-old found dead in apparent murder-suicide near Zzyzx Road

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Authorities say a Las Vegas woman and her 2-year-old son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday on Zzyzx Road near Baker, California. According to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, at approximately 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to Zzyzx Road, just east of the Interstate 15, where a ranger with the National Park Service had located a vehicle occupied by an unresponsive woman and child.

Mother, toddler son found dead in San Bernardino County; murder-suicide suspected

A mother and her two-year-old son were found dead in a car in the San Bernardino town of Baker Sunday afternoon in a suspected murder-suicide. Forty-six-year-old Alma Molina of Las Vegas and her 2-year-old son Erik Villarreal were discovered in a car just after 1 p.m. on Zuzzyx Road, east of the 15 freeway, by a National Park Service ranger. They were pronounced dead at the scene, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department reports. Investigators believe that Molina shot and killed her son and then herself, the sheriff's department said. The two were reported missing on Saturday out of Las Vegas.  
Madera Tribune

Sheriff’s office wins coveted Baker mug

About 40 members of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office participated as either volunteers or runners for the annual Baker-to-Vegas run on April 9-10. Members gather around Sheriff Tyson Pogue (#151) after he completed the 120-mile relay race to Las Vegas’ Rio Hotel and Casino. By finishing in the...

Laguna Beach police union members join Baker to Vegas relay run

Laguna Beach Police Employees’ Association members joined law enforcement professionals from across the nation in the 36th annual Baker to Vegas relay race on April 9. The 120-mile foot run snakes through the Mojave Desert from Baker, Calif to Las Vegas. There were over 300 teams this year. Participating officers and support staff do this on their own time and at their own expense with some donations.

Glendale Finishes Strong in Baker to Vegas Relay

After a two-year pause, officers suited up for the grueling 120-mile Baker to Vegas relay race. The Baker to Vegas – Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club’s (LAPRAAC) Challenge Cup Relay was held the weekend of April 1-2. The 120-mile relay race has 20 legs that range from a little over six miles to over 10 miles. The race begins near Baker, California and winds its way through Death Valley before ending in Las Vegas.

Apple Watts' GoFundMe far off target as sister shares hospital updates

Love & Hip Hop fans received a blow this month as news of Apple Watts’ serious car crash circulated. Now, her family are appealing for help. On 24 March 2022, it was revealed that the reality star had been involved in a serious car crash while driving in Baker, California, as reported by The Sun. As Apple Watts is treated in hospital for “major injuries,” her fans have been awaiting updates.
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Verizon Frontline deployed in support of Baker to Vegas law enforcement race

LAS VEGAS – Over the weekend, the Verizon Frontline Response Team deployed to remote desert areas of California and Nevada where they provided mission-critical communications capabilities to the medical professionals and race organizers charged with keeping the more than 8,000 participants in the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay law enforcement race safe.
L.A. Weekly

Apple Watts Injured in Fiery Accident on Interstate 15 [Baker, CA]

Love & Hip Hop Star Hospitalized after Car Crash on Interstate 15. According to the California Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Watts was driving north along Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Reports state that her black Mercedes collided a Ford F250 for reasons currently unknown. As a result, Watts’...
L.A. Weekly

Raul Negrete Gontes Dies in Rollover Crash on Interstate 15 [Baker, CA]

Vehicle Accident near Halloran Springs Road Left One Man Dead. The fatal accident took place on the northbound Interstate 15 near Halloran Springs Road around 3:08 a.m. According to the authorities, a 31-year-old male from Victorville was driving a 2019 Dodge Charger at high speeds in the first lane when he collided with the back of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Man killed in rollover crash on I-15 freeway near Baker identified

BAKER, Calif. ( — The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office identified a man killed in a rollover crash on the I-15 freeway near Baker, CA. It happened on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at about 3:08 am, on the northbound I-15 near Halloran Springs Road. According to the California...