(Ventura County Fire Air Unit Photo)

An Oxnard Police officer was injured, and four children had to be rescued following a confrontation with a man armed with a gun.

It happened just before 4 p.m. yesterday, on the 2700 block of El Dorado Avenue in Oxnard. Officers were called to the area by reports of a man armed with a gun, and when they arrived, there was an exchange of gunfire.

A Ventura County man is facing criminal charges after detectives say he supplied someone with heroin which led to a fatal drug overdose.

Oxnard Police say on January 21st they were called to a business on the 1600 block of West Gonzales Road by reports of a man found unconscious in a bathroom. Darren Solis of Oxnard was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ventura County Narcotics Task Force opened an investigation, leading to this week’s arrest of Floyd Johnson of Camarillo on manslaughter and heroin sales charges.

It’s the scene of a deadly collision involving a Metrolink train and a vehicle in Ventura County, and is one of the busiest rail crossings in the region.

Now, a $1.5 million dollar federal grant is going to help fund planning for a new bridge to permanently separate rail, and vehicle traffic at Rice Avenue, and Fifth Street in Oxnard.

A man already in prison for the rest of his life is now being charged with a previously unsolved three decade old murder in Ventura County.

Oxnard Police detectives and prosecutors with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office say they used DNA evidence to link Vincent Mackey to the September, 1985 sexual assault and murder of Isabel Hernandez.

A battle over wastewater rates in one South Coast city is headed to court.

The City of Oxnard moved to increase its wastewater rates as part of an effort to make upgrades to its outdated and crumbling wastewater treatment plant. A 35% hike took effect this month, with annual increases through 2020. But, some residents objected to the hikes, and took out paperwork for a ballot initiative to try to repeal the hike.

California's drought is prompting all kinds of approaches to conserving water on the Central and South Coasts.

One of the most high-tech is a plant in Ventura County.

The plant saves millions of gallons of drinking water a day by purifying wastewater into water so clean it can be used for agriculture.

Detectives had made an arrest in a more than decade old murder case in Ventura County.

On November 13th, 2005 Joaquin Castaneda was found shot to death on the 900 block of Richmond Avenue in Oxnard. Investigators weren’t sure what led to the killing, but found evidence indicating it might be linked to a string of robberies in the city that week.