October 19, 2017
TOP STORIES
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - With more than 7,000 structures damaged or destroyed, residents in several counties across northern and southern California are leaving evacuation centers to access what they've lost and begin the long road to rebuild and recover.
Love it or hate it, winter is coming. And just like they do each year, federal forecasters Thursday issued their official predictions for the coldest time of year.
WASHINGTON--Former president George W. Bush on Thursday spoke against the country's political divisiveness, saying that "at times it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together."
The Internal Revenue Service, in a new policy, says it will block or suspend processing of 2017 income tax returns that do not comply with Obamacare rules requiring filers to disclose their health insurance status.
Pollution around the globe now contributes to an estimated 9 million deaths annually, or roughly one in six, according to an in-depth new study published Thursday in the Lancet.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Southern California weather has cooled for the time being. But, another Santa Ana windstorm is brewing.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - It’s hardly unusual for law enforcement throughout the Inland Empire to find an illegal marijuana grow house in an otherwise quiet urbanized area.
PERRIS – (INT) – It took Riverside County firefighters several hours to mop up a combined brush and recycling fire Wednesday.
VICTORVILLE – (INT) – Operation Desert Guardian in the Victor Valley is winding down.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – San Bernardino County’s Chief Financial Officer has received a big promotion.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - An Eastvale man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal child exploitation offense.
PERRIS – (INT) – Riverside County transportation planners continue efforts to find a corridor linking Interstate 15 with the I-215.
JOSHUA TREE – (INT) – Sheriff's officials said Monday that two bodies found Sunday in the Joshua Tree national park are those of two hikers.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Metrolink debuted its new Tier 4 locomotives Thursday, the cleanest fuel-powered locomotives in the nation.
ONTARIO – (INT) – The largest commitment of new air service in more than a decade is being celebrated at Ontario International Airport (ONT).
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Southern Californians can hope they weren’t breathing too deeply this past summer.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out during October.
MT. WILSON – (INT) – A 50-acre fire smoldering on top of Mt. Wilson is more than half surrounded.
CHICAGO - The Dodgers are waiting to see who will be their World Series opponent.
SAN DIEGO - SeaWorld, which has struggled with declining attendance, announced it is cutting 350 positions.
SACRAMENTO - A small California union has big plans to fight labor policies coming out of the White House.
SANTA ROSA – (INT) – More ‘missing’ people are being accounted for as the fire siege in Northern California winds down.
EL SEGUNDO - Firefighters knocked down a major fire that erupted at the Chevron refinery.
SACRAMENTO –The California Water Board adopted a new statewide policy Tuesday establishing strict environmental standards for cannabis cultivation.
ANAHEIM HILLS – (INT) – More than 600 firefighters are rounding up any embers still smoldering in the wake of the Canyon Fire-2.
LOS ANGELES - High levels of uranium, lithium and a synthetic chemical used to make plastics were present in residents who live near the site of the massive 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas leak.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Drones may eventually grow a mind of their own.
HOLLYWOOD - “Blade Runner 2049” is the leader of the worldwide box office this week.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - California is stepping up its effort to control the outbreak of hepatitis A.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – In spite of 4-weeks of declines, average gasoline prices across California and the Southland remain stubbornly above $3 a gallon.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A wide-ranging weather pattern is setting up with a variety of events the rest of the month.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Halloween spending is headed over the top for retailers looking to cash in on what’s becoming the most bankable time of the year.
LOS ANGELES--This week’s deadly earthquake in Mexico has many Californians asking: What will happen when the proverbial "big one" hits?
Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) rose again in September, continuing a trend of steady increases. The September figures represent the 13th straight month of growth, the longest period of consecutive months of higher passenger volumes at ONT since 2007. (INT)

A fiery late Monday night car crash near Murrieta in the La Cresta area claimed two lives. A Mercedes drifted off Avenida de Arboles on a curve, crashed into a pair of brick pillars and caught fire. A middle-aged couple from Murrieta perished. (INT)

An 18-year-old burglar is in critical condition after being shot when he forced his way into a Hesperia home Monday night. The homeowner was slightly injured before he shot and wounded Andres Sanchez in a confrontation. Sheriff’s deputies said the sleeping family was awakened as Sanchez forced open the front door. Four juveniles inside the home on Kern Avenue were not harmed. (INT)

A one-time sales representative for AFLAC from Redlands was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after being convicted of federal fraud charges related to a scheme that used bogus disability claims to bilk the insurance company out of more than $4 million. Patricia Diane Smith Sledge, 61, of Redlands, was sentenced to pay to pay $4,166,063 in restitution. (INT)

Riverside County election officials are mailing out 75,000 vote-by-mail ballots ahead of the November 7th election. Early voting at the Registrar of Voters office in Riverside began Tuesday. Elections for school board, library and community service seats will be held. Municipal elections are scheduled in Perris, Palm Springs and Blythe. (INT)

1500 plants have been seized in the Inland Empire’s latest indoor marijuana cultivation. Sheriff’s deputies at Victorville were checking on a suspicious circumstances call when they discovered the huge cultivation inside a home and a guest house on Desert Knoll Drive. Two men were arrested on cultivation charges. (INT)

Fontana police officers shot and killed a mountain lion Tuesday when they confronted it in the backyard of a home on Frontenac Court. Residents had said the mountain lion had killed other animals at two separate locations. It was seen again Tuesday near children and adults. (INT)

Highland Fairview has announced plans to bring a second Skechers facility to Moreno Valley. The proposed expansion will be located in the World Logistics Center area and will complement the Skechers North American Distribution Headquarters. (INT)

Ontario police say they have secured a murder complaint against a man suspected of killing his ex-wife. Julia Jacobsen and her dog were reported missing last month. Neither have been found. Dalen Larry Ware was arrested at his home in Arizona and returned to San Bernardino County for trial. (INT)

Groundwater basins in the San Bernardino area have been recharged to their highest levels in five years. The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District estimates that 16 billion gallons of water were added over the past 12 months. (INT)

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