September 28, 2016
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California Treasurer John Chiang said Wednesday the state will suspend several key banking relationships with Wells Fargo (WFC) to sanction the firm following allegations of "fleecing its customers."
Congress on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue the Saudi Arabian government over its alleged support for the terrorists who carried out the attacks.
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO/PENTAGON--The U.S. and Iraq have agreed on a plan that will send about 600 additional American troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul from Islamic State, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial pancreas, a cellphone-sized device that automatically takes care of checking a patient's blood sugar and delivers lifesaving insulin as needed.
WASHINGTON - (INT) – The Department of Justice has done what Governor Brown wouldn’t.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - The latest in earthquake education was unveiled Wednesday outside the San Bernardino County Government Center.
VICTORVILLE - (INT) - The last two defendants in the slayings of a teenage couple at an abandoned military bunker on the High Desert have learned their fate.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A judge who refused to approve a plea deal for a man who crashed a tour bus 3-years ago in Mentone killing eight people has accepted another plea agreement.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Two residents are being praised for catching a suspected arsonist who started two small fires in Lower Waterman Canyon.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – No injuries have been reported in the wake of a pair of fires that roared through two homeless encampments at Fairmount Park.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The push is on to register more voters for the November 8th election and beyond.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Violence in this former All-American city has been well documented, but new figures suggest that overall crime has actually declined.
COLTON - (INT) – One of the Inland Empire’s oldest employers is being recognized for its longevity.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – County Sheriff/Coroner Stan Sniff says his department ended the last fiscal year with a $14 million budget surplus.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - County Supervisors have authorized more than $700,000 in assistance for victims of last month’s Blue Cut Fire.
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.
ROSEMONT, PA - Agnes Nixon, the "Queen of Modern Soap Opera" best known for creating the critically acclaimed soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live, died Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown is whittling down the stack of bills passed by the Legislature that require his signature or veto.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - California has reduced the number of offenders incarcerated in the state without broadly increasing crime rates.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A weather disturbance moving north out of Baja is opening the door to a gradual cooling trend.
SALTON SEA – (INT) – Seismologists say the on-going earthquake swarm beneath the Salton Sea is noteworthy because it’s happening near the southern terminus of the San Andreas Fault.
SAN FRANCISCO--The New York Times has surprised no one by officially endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.
SACRAMENTO - Governor Brown has vetoed a bill that would have reimbursed local public safety agencies that responded to last December's terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Magnificent Seven' benefited from a star-studded cast led by Denzel Washington and solid reviews.
NASHVILLE - Jean Shepard, who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, has died.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - A new poll suggests that the death penalty is falling out of favor with California voters.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Gas prices are moving very little despite a power outage at the Torrance refinery.
California ranks in the bottom half of the states with the most-integrated Hispanics.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Millennials are less likely to vote than older Californians, but more likely to identify as liberal.
A British man who traveled to the Coachella Valley to have sex with two, pre-teen brothers pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to a 13-year prison sentence. Paul Charles Wilkins, 70, a dual United States-United Kingdom citizen, was charged earlier this year. (INT)

Caltrans begins a lengthy closure of Highway 18 around the Arctic Circle at Big Bear Monday in preparation for winter. The closure limits are between Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Big Bear Dam, Monday-through-Friday from 8am to 4pm except October 14th. (INT)

A pair of accidents on Interstate 15 and another in San Jacinto have snuffed out three lives. A high speed crash Tuesday on the I-15 in Eastvale killed one person. Late Monday night, another person perished on the I-15 near Sierra Avenue in Fontana. And a pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing Hewitt Street in San Jacinto. (INT)

San Bernardino County Supervisors approved a land swap Tuesday that will help the Lake Arrowhead mountain communites’ only hospital grow its services while providing room for the community’s only park to expand. The deal calls for County Community Service Area (CSA) 70 D-1, which oversees maintenance of the dam between Papoose Lake and Lake Arrowhead, to deed 37,558 square feet of vacant land to the San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District. In return, the hospital will give up 37,557 square feet of vacant land it owns. (INT)

Officials of the Riverside Transit Agency are smiling over an audit that gave the bus operator a glowing summary of its operation. The Transportation Development Act (TDA) Triennial Performance Audit concluded that the recovering economy enabled the RTA to expand service, boost ridership and plan for future growth. (INT)

One of the most anticipated economic forecasts in Southern California is just ahead. The annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference on September 29th at the Riverside Convention Center will feature outlooks for the U.S., California, and Inland Empire economies. There will be new data on where home prices, employment, personal income, consumer and business spending, commercial real estate markets, and many other indicators are heading in the near and mid-term future. (INT)

California voters strongly support Proposition 58, a measure that would allow school districts to broaden the use of bilingual education programs. But, the California Poll found that backing turns to opposition when voters are told the measure repeals a key provision of Proposition 227. It generally requires English learner students to have a maximum of one year of intensive English instruction before transitioning into mainstream English-only classes, a provision known as the "sheltered English immersion requirement." (INT)

Local churches and law enforcement organizations have teamed up to show support for local law enforcement and to extend prayers for victims of crime and their families. The Riverside Healing and Unity Service is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the breezeway of Riverside City Hall. (INT)

A young Moreno Valley man is jailed on suspicion of pointing a green laser at a sheriff’s helicopter. Deputies stopped a vehicle and driven by Paul Mendoza, 18, and found the laser device. (INT)

California’s drug-pricing initiative Proposition 61 is winning approval of the state’s likely voters, according to the California Field Poll. While 50 percent say they will vote ‘yes’, thirty-four percent are undecided saying they want to know more about the initiative. (INT)

Inmate crews are cleaning up illegal desert dumpsites. More than 578 tons of trash and 7,922 tires have been properly disposed of across the Victor Valley and other High Desert communities. First District County Supervisor Robert Lovingood estimated inmate work crews saved an estimated $112,700. (INT)

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