July 29, 2014
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House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday that House Republicans are finalizing a bill to address the surge of migrant children coming over the southern U.S. border from Central America.
ONTARIO - (INT) – Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport has made its first, 6-month gain in nearly nine years. Figures issued Monday show that just over 2 million passengers used the local air terminal the first half of the year.
WESTWOOD – (INT) – Damage is being assessed from the worst water main break in Los Angeles in at least five years.
More than a third of the country is in trouble when it comes to paying debts on time; 35% of Americans have debt in collections, according to a study out Tuesday from the Urban Institute, which analyzed the credit files of 7 million Americans.
PLYMOUTH - Firefighters battling the Sand fire in Amador County’s wine country continue to make good progress despite hot weather. Containment went to 80 percent Tuesday, according to Cal Fire.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – County Supervisors are putting commercial marijuana growers on notice. Three communities have been singled out.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Opposition is building to a statewide initiative on the November ballot that would reduce most non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Pretrial motions will resume Tuesday after a Superior Court judge ruled that prosecutors will get a second crack at the four defendants in the Colonies bribery case.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Reported crime in the city took a double-digit drop during the first 6-months of the year. It was down nearly 16 percent as compared to the first-half of last year.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The latest round of summer monsoon storms roamed across a wide area of the Inland Empire Monday. Flash flood warnings were issued for the Big Bear area and in the deserts from 29 Palms to extreme northeast San Bernardino County.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Corona Congressman Ken Calvert has put a stronger spin on immigration reform demanding that President Obama enforce existing laws.
MORENO VALLEY - (INT) – Recent shootings have heightened the perception of rampant crime in the city. But, officials say it isn’t so. Councilman Richard Stewart represents an upscale area where a gunman recently killed two people and – apparently – himself.
INGLEWOOD – (INT) – Byron Scott has a game plan for the Los Angeles Lakers.

LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers.
MEXICO CITY - (INT) - Governor signed an agreement Tuesday with Mexico's Secretary of Energy to foster cross-border renewable energy investments.
VENICE BEACH - (INT) – Sunday’s lightning strike came without warning, and some are asking if lifeguards should take on that responsibility. A flagging system for water conditions has long been in place.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Average gasoline prices have finally eclipsed the $4 a gallon mark in most of Southern California. Oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg in Camarillo says the usual culprit in keeping prices high was not the primary factor for the decrease.
HOLLYWOOD - Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' has an impressive start for an action film featuring a female heroine.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The summer smog season is at the half-way point and some people aren’t breathing too deeply. There have been 53 days of unhealthy air so far this year.
SAN LUIS – (INT) – While the State Water Project has become a trickle, run-off along another key water resource has been fully up to par.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – A 4 percent jump in electricity last month led an increase in the cost of living in the greater Los Angeles area. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said living expenses rose 1.5 percent the last 12 months.
Former UC Riverside standout and 14-year major leaguer Troy Percival has been named head baseball coach at UCR. Percival is the fifth head baseball coach in UC Riverside’s six decades of NCAA competition. (INT)

Arson is suspected in a 2-alarm fire that heavily damaged a vacant building in San Bernardino. Monday’s fire in a one-time commercial building on North ‘E’ Street was knocked down in 30 minutes. (INT)

The last of three people who died in a shooting spree last Tuesday in Moreno Valley has been identified. Derek Hardy, 58, was found dead in a home on Delphinium Avenue. Alex Anderson, 34, is suspected of killing Hardy and Wilma Patterson, 74. Anderson was found dead several hours later with the murder weapon. Anderson was also suspected of wounding a sheriff’s deputy who is recovering. (INT)

Two young men were killed and two other people hurt in a Sunday night crash east of Perris. Three vehicles were involved. One overturned trapping the victims. The coroner identrified the dead Monday as Ruben Bailon, 24, and Omar Bolanos, 21, both of Perris. The incident shut down Nuevo road near Foothill Avenue. (INT)

Emergency repairs of concrete slabs on the Route 60 freeway in Jurupa Valley are underway. There will be nightly lane closures until Tuesday between the I-15 interchange and Country Village Road and from Valley Way to Rubidoux Boulevard. (INT)

Evidence found at the home of a Moreno Valley woman indicates that she was the suspect who robbed a Chino bank July 14th. Rafaella Benoit, 18, was wearing hospital scrubs, sunglasses and a knit cap when she passed a demand note to a bank teller. Benoit was out on bail for a previous bank robbery she allegedly committed in May at a bank in Moreno Valley. (INT)

In Jurupa Valley, a pedestrian struck and killed in a nighttime mishap on Mission Boulevard has been identified. Jose Hurtado, 68, was hit by a car and died at the scene last Tuesday. (INT)

The California Highway Patrol has launched a new public safety campaign. It’s aimed at protecting workers in some 700 active highway construction zones throughout the state. Traffic fines are doubled in those zones. (INT)

Serial rapist Melbrough Williams, Jr. was given a 100-year-to-life prison term Monday. The 46-year-old Murrieta man was convicted of raping four women who’d all been working as prostitutes. Temecula investigators arrested Williams 2-years ago in Costa Mesa. Williams had met his most recent victims through an Internet website. (INT)

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach. Sources told ESPN that Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract with the Lakers.

DUI has figured in a freeway crash near the 91-15 interchange in Corona that claimed the life of one of the drivers. Killed was Daniel Gonzalez, 34, of Redlands. The other driver, David Gutierrez-Zamora, 23, of Riverside, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. (INT)

Opposition to the North Peak Wind Project planned for 16 square miles of mountain ridges overlooking much of the Victor Valley is mounting. In a letter to the Bureau of Land Management, county supervisors James Ramos and Robert Lovingood Ramos and Lovingood cited the anticipated harm to property values, Native American cultural resources, interference with radar tracking of aircraft as well as environmental concerns. Lovingood pointed out that “San Bernardino County has already borne the brunt of renewable energy projects.” (INT)

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