February 14, 2016
TOP STORIES
Antonin Scalia, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court known for his towering intellect, outsized personality and conservatism, has died.
BOSTON - Several cities in the Northeast could see their coldest temperatures in over a decade this weekend.
Sunday, Valentine’s Day, will be the end of the world — at least, according to “Ghostbusters II.”
RANCHO MIRAGE - (INT) - President Obama has invoked the Antiquities Act of 1906 to designate three national monuments in the Southern California desert during his visit here.
Incomes for the middle class are trailing the wealthiest by bigger margins.
BERKELEY - A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - It could be the last hurrah for El Nino.
RANCHO MIRAGE - (INT) - Final preparations are being made for President Obama's summit with Southeast Asian leaders at the Sunnylands estate of the late Walter Annenberg.
JOSHUA TREE – (INT) - Two historical and culturally sensitive sites in the Joshua Tree National Park have been temporarily closed.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - There has been widespread support for President Obama's designation of three national monuments.
LOMA LINDA – (INT) – A suspected car thief has been killed in a crash while being pursued by the victim.
MENIFEE – (INT) – An investigation has determined that a motorist was DUI when his car crashed into a school bus Wednesday.
SAN JACINTO – (INT) – The financial officer of a local church is under suspicion of embezzlement.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Five Inland Empire cities have made the list of the fifty safest in California.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – City officials from Riverside and Jurupa Valley will sit down for their first face-to-face meeting.
CORONA – (INT) – Motorists who use the 91 freeway through the Circle City are getting advance warning.
CORONA - (INT) – City officials say a proposed high voltage power line would bisect their community.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout February. The food is provided without cost.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Still to be answered in the December 2nd mass shooting is the wherabouts of the killers during the 3½ hours between the attack and the police chase that ended their lives.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - High pressure is reasserting itself, but its dominance will be short-lived.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California State Board of Equalization will consider lowering the excise tax rate for gasoline.
PORTERVILLE – (INT) – Flags at the state capitol are at half-staff in memory of two Tulare County lawmen killed in the crash of their sheriff’s department aircraft.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices continue to slip as motorists que up for a sunny and warm Presidents’ Day weekend.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown has some harsh words for the US Supreme Court following its decision to suspend enforcement of the Clean Power Plan.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – An epidemic of deadly hit-run traffic mishaps is spreading.
HOLLYWOOD - At the movies this week, 'Hail, Caesar!' is No. 2 behind 'Kung Fu Panda 3'.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - Two pioneer entertainers are being remembered for their contributions to comedy and music.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Gasoline consumption is the latest sign that California’s recession is in the rear view mirror.
(SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Three of California's four usually wettest months are past and the state remains in a drought.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Californians may be hearing more about the Zika virus and it could get close to home when mosquitoes reappear with warmer weather.
San Bernardino County authorities report the death of a man in an all-terrain vehicle mishap near Needles. Billy Albright, 66, of El Cajon became separated from other riders at Park Moabi Regional Park near Needles. They later found Albright in his vehicle. (INT)

A ‘roll over’ accident in Yucca Valley has claimed a motorist’s life. The sedan overturned several times on Yucca Trail fatally injuring Eric Julian Lee, 24, of Joshua Tree. The passenger was freed using the ‘Jaws of Life’. (INT)

Metrolink is in the final testing phase before launching passenger service on the new Perris Valley line. Trains will speed along the straightaway adjoining Interstate 215 at 79 miles an hour. Positive Train Control components are being added along the Metrolink extension before service begins next month. (INT)

An elderly Yucaipa couple has been struck and fatally injured while walking to church. The coroner said that Fortunato Ruiz Diaz and Norberta Palacio, both 78, were crossing California Street when they were hit by an automobile. (INT)

Montclair police say a pair of postal mail thieves has been active in eight local cities. Terry and Tony Jones could not explain the bank documents, personal checks, and other personal identifying information belonging to several different people when they were arrested. (INT)

Acting Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes has assumed the position on a permanent basis, City Manager David Ready said Wednesday. Reyes is a 22-year veteran of the department. He succeeds chief Al Franz who retired in December. (INT)

The California Department of Veterans Affairs has withdrawn approval for the Marinello Schools of Beauty which has announced that it will close effective immediately. Marinello has five campuses in the Inland Empire. Beneficiaries may only use GI Bill benefits at institutions approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veteran Education. (INT)

Caltrans plans nighttime closures of southbound I-15 to the westbound 91 in Corona to enable construction of temporary supports for a bridge that, when built, will serve as the new express lane connector between the 15 and 91. The nightly closures Monday through Saturday will continue until February 12th. (INT)

That bump in the middle of the night early Sunday was an M3.5 earthquake on the San Jacinto Fault Zone. Its epicenter was in the Badlands, 7 miles east-southeast of Moreno Valley. It was felt throughout western Riverside County and had a depth 8-miles below the surface. (INT)

An illegal marijuana cultivation at a Riverside home yielded more than pot. Police used search warrants to find a handgun, an assault rifle and 1,100 marijuana plants that weighed in at 730 pounds. Two men were arrested. (INT)

Tentative plans are in the works to transform the main downtown Riverside Library into a children’s science museum. The City Council will be asked to vote February 23rd on an agreement that would allow the City to negotiate exclusively with the Discovery Science Foundation to occupy the building. (INT)

Silver coins and bars missing from the Sun City Coin and Pawn store in Menifee have been recovered from the home of an employee. Sheriff’s investigators accuse Corrina Elizabeth Conway, 22, of embezzling the silver for the past year and attempting to sell it. The silver was valued at $208,000. (INT)

Crossing the Maple Street bridge over the 91 Freeway in Corona could get problematical. Beginning this weekend, travel will be limited to two lanes with full nightly closures. Crews are rebuilding the west side of the bridge. (INT)

Caltrans says it’s installing retro-reflective signs along freeways and state highways. They’re illuminated by motorists’ headlights, making them more visible than traditional signs, and don’t require electricity. (INT)

Leave your e-waste at the gate and get a free admission to the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival at Indio. That’s the offer for fairgoers on February 17th. (INT)

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