CHINO, Calif. (AP) - The family of an elementary school student in Chino who was injured when another child pulled the trigger of a rifle mounted on a police motorcycle has settled a lawsuit. The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that the family accepted a $5,000 settlement from the city of Chino. The assault rifle was locked to the side of the motorcycle on display at Newman Elementary School during an anti-drug assembly in October.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for being the mastermind of a Ponzi scheme that defrauded victims out of more than $11 million. The LA Times reports Kaveh Vahedi was sentenced yesterday by Judge Dean Pregerson, who called the scam one of the most heartbreaking and vicious he had ever seen. Prosecutors say his victims gave him money to invest, but Vahedi instead spent lavishly on luxury vehicles and properties.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Army investigators are asking for the public's help in Southern California to solve the 2009 murder of a soldier in Afghanistan. The Victorville Daily Press reports that authorities believe someone in the Fort Irwin area may have details about the murder of Sgt. Anton Phillips, who was assigned to a Germany-based maintenance company. Phillips was found stabbed to death at a base east of Kabul in 2009. Phillips was a California native.
CHINO, Calif. (AP) - A female high school basketball coach in Chino has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl. The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports 20-year-old Valerie Segura, a junior varsity basketball coach at Don Lugo School, was charged yesterday with two felony counts and two misdemeanors. Segura graduated from the high school where she played for the girls' basketball team.
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