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|May 19, 2013|
The start of tornado season was late but deadly, and now severe weather with the potential for twisters threatens parts of the Plains and Midwest -- including major cities --through the weekend, forecasters said.
A new study by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says insects could be used in the fight against hunger and to increase food security.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – A body believed to be that of a missing hiker was found Saturday on Crystal Mountain.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Members of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit have recovered the body of a rock climber from the San Jacinto Mountains.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Unemployment for the 2-county inland region has dropped into single-digits for the first time since late 2008.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A planned extension of Metrolink train service to Perris won’t happen anytime soon. A judge has decertified the Environmental Impact Report.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – County Supervisors are expected Tuesday to approve an agreement that would end the solar industry’s lawsuit against the county.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Final lay-off notices are going to 146 teachers in the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – County taxpayers had to suck-up the million dollar cost of two special State Senate elections that only 10 percent of the voters participated in.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Supervisors in Riverside and San Bernardino counties began discussions Tuesday on their forthcoming fiscal budgets.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) – A worsening wildfire danger has prompted Riverside County Supervisors to order closed to hikers several areas. Most are in the Hemet-San Jacinto area.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Authorities have identified a young car jacking suspect killed in a police shoot-out last week.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – New data shows local workers are earning 4 percent less than the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that last year’s wages averaged just over $21 an hour.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – For the second time this year, gasoline prices have reversed course and eclipsed the $4 a gallon mark.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The current weather pattern will repeat itself for the coming week. Alternating warmer and cooler weather will ride the ebb and flow of the marine layer.
LOMA LINDA – (INT) - In the wake of actress Angelina Jolie’s disclosure that she underwent a double mastectomy, Loma Linda University Medical Center urges women with a family history of cancer to have counseling and testing.
LOS ANGELES - In 2005, Wade Robson was the first defense witness at Michael Jackson's trial, where the singer was accused of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) – A bill is making its way through the legislative hoops at Sacramento that cracks down on those who falsely report emergencies.
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle a brush fire that is not even half surrounded.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown found himself in an unusual position Tuesday. He released a revised budget highlighting better numbers, not worse.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The increasing value of homes in Riverside and San Bernardino counties is outpacing the Southern California average.
Actress Angelina Jolie has disclosed that she has had a double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A team of students at UC Riverside has developed a device that combats emissions by air polluting lawnmowers.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The local region is on the receiving end of Nevada’s ‘patient dumping’.
A 15-year-old San Bernardino girl is being called a hero for evacuating her three younger siblings from their burning home. The girl was babysitting the children when flames in her mother’s bedroom set-off a smoke alarm. She dashed into the house and escorted two twins and her brother to safety and then called 9-1-1. (INT)
More than 2,000 students in the San Bernardino City school district are being applauded for achieving English proficiency. They were honored Saturday in a special ceremony at Indian Springs Highs School. Twenty-eight percent of the district’s students are considered English language learners. (INT)
Charges stemming from a shooting involving former Moreno Valley school board member Mike Rios have been reduced to attempted voluntary manslaughter. Rios has already been sentenced to 14 years in prison in a high-profile pimping and pandering case that drove him from the school board.
A sexting investigation at Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools has resulted in the arrest Friday of a 16-year-old boy and a citation to a 14-year-old girl for distributing obscene matter. An investigation was mounted after nude photos were posted on social media earlier this month. (INT)
Winds have whipped up a 40-acre wildfire fire in Coachella. Fourteen families have been evacuated from their homes, but the flames have been kept away from buildings. Two firefighters have been hurt. (INT)
San Bernardino County’s cities and unincorporated communities have shared $31.4 million in federal stimulus money for an assortment of projects. There were 101 projects that created 1,197 jobs since 2009. (INT)
Kimpton will manage a new 4-star luxury hotel in downtown Palm Springs. It will feature 190 rooms and a rooftop bar and pool – the first of its kind for the desert resort. It’s slated to open on North Palm Canyon Drive in 2015. (INT)
Murder and attempted murder charges have been filed against a 19-year-old car jacking suspect who survived a police shooting in San Bernardino that killed his accomplice. Jose Gomez, 19, is accused of killing a Beaumont man at the Yucca Valley Town Center and wounding CHP officer Bryce Murrill. Gomez was wounded and his partner killed in the May 9th shootout. (INT)
The battle against childhood obesity was the focal point of Saturday’s Annual Mud Run at the sheriff’s training academy near Devore. As many as 2,800 competed in the popular fitness event. (INT)
Vail Lake near Temecula is the site for the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition that began Friday. Teams from thirty-nine high schools around Southern California are competing. (INT)
Sheriff’s investigators in Temecula have declined to identify a man suspected in the shooting death of a woman Thursday. Dana Houston, 51, was found dead inside a residence on Del Rey Road. The man was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is in critical, but stable condition. (INT)
‘Banjo’, the terrier-poodle saved from near-certain death while tied to the railroads tracks in the Coachella Valley, is being adopted by a Huntington Beach couple. They were selected from among 1,300 people who heard of the engineer who stopped his train in time to avoid hitting the dog. (INT)
In Riverside, 157 traffic signals have been synchronized to speed traffic along four major streets. City officials estimate it’s cut the drive time an average of 10 minutes along Alessandro and Van Buren Boulevards and on Magnolia and Central Avenues. (INT)
Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit joined former assemblyman Abel Maldonado Monday in a push to repeal AB 109, the prisoner release law. The two appeared at a news conference at the Palm Springs Police Department. (INT)