August 16, 2018
TOP STORIES
SACRAMENTO--As flames and destruction grip the state, firefighters and their families are dealing with stress and emotional pain on a scale never seen before, veteran firefighters say.
WASHINGTON--The security clearance of a former Central Intelligence Agency director has been revoked by President Donald Trump, who said in a statement that John Brennan has been sowing "division and chaos" about his administration.
CLEAR LAKE - The bigger of the two Mendocino Complex blazes, the Ranch Fire has burned more than 300,000 acres and continues to threaten more than 1,000 structures, Cal Fire reports.
GENEVA--A Russian satellite that launched to Earth orbit last October has been behaving oddly, raising the possibility that the craft could be some sort of space weapon, a U.S. diplomat warned.
GLEN IVY – (INT) – The end of the 23,000 acre Holy Fire is in sight as only a few wisps of smoke remain in the wake of the once-raging inferno.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The atmosphere is primed for an outburst of potentially heavy mountain and desert storms the next couple of afternoons.
AGUANGA – (INT) – A series of micro-quakes stemming from an epicenter 4-miles northeast of this rural Riverside County community has set off an earthquake swarm.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – Street sweepers are swinging into action to clean the city’s streets of the ash that reigned down during the Holy Fire.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A former special agent with Homeland Security (HSI) is facing an October civil rights trial.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The Farm House Motel is being reborn as an indoor/outdoor center of retail shops, restaurants and entertainment.
FOREST FALLS – (INT) – The Inland Empire’s longest-burning wildfire this summer is still smoldering.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – When it comes to retirement, the region’s Metro area may not be the best.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – City leaders are positioning Riverside to become the downtown of Inland Southern California.
CORONA – (INT) – More schools are being impacted by the Holy Fire as it pumps smoke and ash into the atmosphere.
CORONA – (INT) – Police are circulating a photo of a child’s t-shirt in hopes it will lead to those who abandoned a newborn infant girl.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Radio station KPRO (1570AM) has fallen silent and its owners say it will not return to the air.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Cannabis tax revenue in California is growing.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is banking on new funding to reduce wait times.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – If the future of trees lining city streets is any indicator, Riverside and other inland cities are likely to become more desert-like.
SACRAMENTO--There are roughly 14,000 firefighters on duty battling fires across the region. Among them are more than 2,000 inmates.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Historic heat records fell in Southern California last month month.
DETROIT - Aretha Franklin, 76, who is battling cancer, is in hospice care surrounded by friends and family.
SACRAMENTO - The idea of letting fires burn in the state’s wildlands is gaining currency.
HOLLYWOOD - “The Meg” is devouring the competition at the box office.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California gasoline prices are in a holding pattern.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Climatologists are keep at 70 percent chances of an El Nino this winter.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - CARB is proposing to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2021-2025 continue to meet tough California standards.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) – Another phenomenon has appeared underscoring Southern California’s scorching summer and lending to the validity of climate change.
SALTON SEA--A new study points to a type of rock on the San Andreas Fault that may signal where the "Big One" could hit, and it's in Southern California.
Fourteen men have been arrested during a summer crackdown on prostitution in Hesperia and San Bernardino. Eight men were caught by an undercover police officer in Hesperia. Earlier, results of a street-level ‘John’ operation in downtown San Bernardino were announced. Six men were arrested on suspicion of soliciting acts of prostitution from an undercover officer. It was the latest effort to suppress prostitution in the area. (INT)

Sheriff’s detectives say they have solved the murder of a Victorville man whose body was found in the desert off Stoddard Wells Road last Sunday. Howard Armstrong, 31, of Apple Valley has been arrested at his home. Armstrong was last seen with Keenan Handley, age 44. (INT)

An armed robber bent on sexually assaulting his female victims where they worked is jailed. David Pierre-Jones, 19, was arrested in Ontario on suspicion of a 2-day crime spree earlier this month in Ontario and Colton. (INT)

A prisoner already serving a 25-year sentence for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization was sentenced Monday to serve an additional 20-years for trying to kill the warden of the federal prison at Victorville where he was housed. As part of his plea, Fazliddin Kurbanov, 36, admitted making and using a prison-made knife to attack the warden in 2016 and attempting to slit his throat. The warden suffered serious injuries in the attack but has since recovered. (INT)

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a transmission line and water pipeline project associated with the licensed Eagle Crest Energy Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Project in Riverside County. The $2.5 billion project near Desert Center is estimated to create 4,300 jobs during construction and 360 jobs annually during its operation. (INT)

Federal authorities in Los Angeles have landed a blow to the Puente 13 street gang. Seventeen suspects have been indicted on assorted charges involving narcotics, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. A series of wiretaps revealed criminal activity by Mexican Mafia-affiliated gang members, gang associates and others. (INT)

More Inland Empire homes are being taken over by marijuana growers. Eight are in custody after police in Murrieta found indoor pot cultivations at four homes. An estimated 7,000 plants were uprooted. Police became suspicious because of the large amount of electricity to run the cultivations. (INT)

Corona has extended the nomination period for the District 5 City Council seat until Wednesday because the incumbent failed to seek re-election. Hundreds of local school and special district offices throughout the Inland Empire are up for election in November. In San Bernardino County, the nomination deadline was extended in 33 impending contests.(INT)

UC Riverside is ranked 32nd in MONEY Magazine’s ‘50 Best Colleges in the U.S’. UC campuses took five of the top 11 spots. UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UCLA ranked second, third and fourth on the list respectively. The magazine evaluated public and private U.S. colleges and universities based on academic excellence, affordability, and post-graduation outcomes. (INT)

Riverside County’s cool centers are getting some financial relief. County supervisors accepted a $20,000 grant Tuesday from the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation. The financial help follows seven heat-related deaths in the county during July. (INT)

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