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Baby abandoned in alley 31 years ago reunites with woman who saved her life

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Woman United With Foster parents

April 10, 2013

Baby abandoned and left to die in alley 31 years ago, now reunites with the woman who saved her life-

A local resident, Janet Barnicoat, was abandoned in an alley off Hawthorne avenue in Lawndale California, and may havedied as a result. It was a woman who found her and is the reason why she is alive today. As an adult, Janet’s wish was to find the woman, named Joann Hauser, to personally thank her for saving her life.

Janet decided to take an attempt at social media, by posting a picture of herself holding a white board containing hand written, detailed information regarding her past in hopes to find Hauser, amongst her biological parents (whom she has no info on) and the foster parents who cared for her prior to her adoption.

Several commenters on Victor Valley News’ Facebook page, shared valuable information, including the article that was in the newspaper when she was abandoned. The post was viewed by more than 240,000 people and hours later Janet was in touch with Hauser and the foster parents she searched for.

With the help of Victor Valley News and the public, Janet and Joann Hauser were reunited today at Joann’s home located in Torrance, Ca. The meeting was very emotional on both ends. Janet was kind enough to share the video with us. Thank you everyone who contributed in this effort.
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Thank you Janet Barnicoat for allowing our community to play a part in this wonderful life changing event.

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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
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ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police said no foul play was suspected after a man was found dead at the High Desert Inn.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 1:02 a.m., deputies responded to High Desert Inn, located at 14320 Main Street, in reference to a medical aid call.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said A 59-year-old male was found unresponsive at the incident location. “Deputies did not discover any signs of foul play,” stated Reynolds.

The spokeswoman said the investigation is being handled by the Coroner’s Division and had no other information available for release.

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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