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|October 27, 2016|
Trump supporters held up Clinton "target practice" posters at a rally in Florida Monday, with a bulls-eye framing her face. Two days earlier in Virginia Beach, one Trump backer hoisted a plastic Hillary Clinton head on a stick, while others waved target signs.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Thunderstorms that raked a wide area of Southern California this week have raised the thought of an actual rainy season. And officials are posing the chance of flash flooding this winter.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the Pentagon on Wednesday to stop clawing back excessive recruiting bonuses paid to California National Guardsmen. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said President Obama was pleased with the Department of Defense response.
At least 3,800 migrants have died or are missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016, the deadliest year on record, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has said. Smugglers were now more often using flimsy boats and putting more people aboard, the UNHCR said.
A man who was believed to have introduced HIV to North America, the man sometimes referred to as "Patient Zero," was actually not the initial source of the virus on this continent, new research shows.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Forecasters are stepping up their confidence in the chances of rain with the next weather-maker.
BANNING – (INT) - Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the deadly Esperanza Fire.
PALM SPRINGS – (INT) – The legal criteria has been met and Riverside County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against the accused killer of two police officers.
VICTORVILLE - (INT) - The streets of four High Desert communities are being declared safer following the the 3-month long Operation Desert Guardian.
CHINO – (INT) – Law enforcement is determined to find and arrest the so-called AK-47 bandit who is suspected in a cross-country crime spree.
TWENTYNINE PALMS - (INT) - For the second time in three months, an F-18 has crashed and burned at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - Pedestrians are dying on railroad tracks that criss-cross the Metro area at the rate of one a month.
NORTH PALM SPRINGS - (INT) - An official of the National Transportation Safety Board says that four of the eight tires on the tour bus that crashed Sunday had treads that were too thin.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - People are being warned not to eat catfish taken from Lake Evans.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Early voting ahead of the November 8th election is underway.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A palm tree-killing insect that is already established in San Diego County and likely to spread.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another flu season is bearing down and vaccination clinics are in full operation this month.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A new survey has found nearly half of all motorists who responded admit to sometimes littering along streets and highways.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - California Democrats may be aiming for a Hillary Clinton landslide on November 8th.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – New numbers suggest that sales prices for new and resale homes are maxing out after a nearly 5-year climb,
TORRANCE – (INT) – The federal EPA is expected Thursday to announce settlement of a federal enforcement action against Halliburton.
HOLLYWOOD--It's too bad for Donald Trump that Secret Service protection doesn't extend to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – A federal court has approved the $14.7 billion settlement with Volkswagen over its “defeat device” software.
ST. JOSEPH, MN - Bobby Vee's storied music career involved a who's who of rock 'n' roll heroes.
SANTA MONICA--Tom Hayden, the anti-Vietnam War activist, “Chicago 7” member and former husband of the actress Jane Fonda has died at the age of 76.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff estimated the leak was equivalent to the annual natural gas usage of 190,000 homes.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – One third of Californians consider their communities unhealthy places to live.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices have shifted into neutral, at least for the time being.
Residents all across the southern U.S. should expect winter to be warmer and drier than usual.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Grants have been awarded to keep more used tires out of California landfills.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California water suppliers are bracing for a possible sixth year of drought.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Millennials are less likely to vote than older Californians, but more likely to identify as liberal.
No injuries were reported after a truck hauling a forklift struck some wooden falsework in a construction zone on Interstate 10 at the Pepper Avenue overcrossing in Colton Wednesday. Some of the falling debris struck two passenger vehicles and forced the closure of the westbound lanes for several hours. (INT)
Twenty-nine people have been arrested in a week-long welfare fraud sweep in San Bernardino County. All of the arrests were on warrants. The district attorney says public assistance illegally obtained by the suspects surpassed $245,000. (INT)
For the second time in four months, an illegal marijuana grow operation has been shut down in Adelanto. Community Safety had received a tip about the operation on Apache Road. The illegal marijuana grow operation was in a warehouse large enough to hold several hundred plants along with various equipment used in the process of growing the plants. No one was on the premises at the time the search warrant was served. (INT)
Fontana police said Tuesday there was ‘significant evidence of neglect and abuse’ in the death of a 2-year-old girl. The child’s mother, Cheyenne Cobb, 20, and her step-father, Jon Palechek, 47, have been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse causing death. The girl died Monday at a residence on Slover Avenue. (INT)
In Perris, a bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run motorist has died. Authorities were trying to find a dark-colored sedan involved in the early Monday morning incident. Sheriff’s deputies say the driver apparently ran a red light on Highway 74 and struck the victim as he rode into the intersection at Navajo Road. The coroner identified the bicyclist as Steven Marsh, 62, of Perris. (INT)
The Riverside Community College District has named its new chief of police. Robert Gunzel is a 30-year law enforcement veteran most recently with the Orange County Sheriff's Department where he was chief of police services for the city of Villa Park. (INT)
Proposition 55 on the November 8th ballot asks California voters to extend a major component of Prop. 30 of 2012: personal income tax rate increases that affect very high-income Californians and are scheduled to expire at the end of 2018. Prop. 30's boost to state revenues has shown that the measure has helped narrow the gap between California and the rest of the US. (INT)
UC Riverside’s iconic Bell Tower is marking its fiftieth year. A carillon concert series begins October 17th and is performed each noon through November 7th. Admission is free and open to the public. (INT)
UC Riverside’s Center for Advanced Neuroimaging got its centerpiece Saturday The “3 Tesla Siemens Prisma” Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine is a high-end, research-grade system, the first of its kind in the Inland Empire. (INT)
The second victim of a triple shooting in San Bernardino has died. Police said that Ellen ‘Candy’ Wimbish, 56, was not the intended victim. Killed in the August 27th incident on North G Street was Harold Cook. Another woman survived. There have been no arrests in the gang-related shootings. (INT)
A San Jacinto man affiliated with the Riverside San Jacinto First Street gang has been sentenced to a decade in prison for his role in methamphetamine trafficking. Luis Miguel Castro, aka “Fat Boy,” 27, was sentenced in a Los Angeles federal court. (INT)
Vandals are suspected of dumping a flammable fluid inside Dillon’s Restaurant & Irish Pub in Chino Hills. A cleaning crew fell ill upon entering the restaurant early last Friday. (INT)
An Inland Empire man who allegedly posed as an immigration attorney and two female accomplices face a federal indictment charging them with operating an immigration fraud scheme. The indictment alleges they created phony employment visas and other bogus documents for foreign nationals who were seeking a way to legally remain in the United States. Alexander Smirnoff, who also went by the name “Alex Scott,” 48, and his “legal assistants” – Ekaterina Vladimirovna Zamurueva, 28, and Anna Kirillovna Solodovnikova, 29 – were arrested at the residence they shared in Corona. (INT)
San Bernardino County’s latest push against marijuana growers has netted 3,700 plants and one arrest. It was the culmination of eight search warrants in the Daggett-Newberry Springs area east of Barstow. (INT)
Warehousing jobs seems to be everywhere as more local facilities are built to accommodate vast inventories of products brought to the Inland Empire. Moreno Valley has partnered with Amazon to fill up to 10,000 jobs in Inland Southern California. Amazon job fairs are planned at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreational Center and the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center. Ten hiring events are planned in MoVal through November 23rd. (INT)