June 23, 2017
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WASHINGTON - Republican senators have finally unveiled their version of a health care bill aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.
President Donald Trump conceded Thursday that he does not actually have tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, weeks after his implication that he might have such recordings.
Senate Republicans’ health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, released Thursday, would lead to millions of Californians losing health coverage, paying more for insurance or seeing their benefits scaled back, according to health policy experts.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) – New population estimates paint a picture of growing diversity locally and across much of the nation. Riverside County emerged as the sixth-fastest growing in the nation for the 12-month period ending last July.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - While the prolonged heat wave met predictions, it fell short of an intense spike in temperatures a year ago.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Authorities say the arrest of a murder suspect has sent a clear message to the Mongols that their acts of violence have zero tolerance.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – There are signs that the fight against the Holcomb Fire may be winding down.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – A woman’s plea for a drink of water to help fend off the heat wave has landed her in jail.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Ontario International Airport (ONT) appears headed for friendlier skies after years of declining passenger volume.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Children left in locked cars aren’t the only ones susceptible to heat stroke as a spike in temperatures starts to wind down.
COACHELLA – (INT) – A Coachella Valley School Board member is in trouble over his election campaign last year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – It can no longer be said that this one-time All-American city is bankrupt.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - March Air Reserve Base (MARB) is taking on additional responsibility with the addition of MQ-9 'Reaper' drones.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A pair of public meetings has been scheduled seeking input on what residents would like in their downtown public library.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern Californians are in for some gas(oline) relief as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Home buyers are digging deeper while exploring financing options as prices continue to climb.
SAN DIEGO — A long-term investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has led to one of the nation’s largest seizures of fentanyl.
WASHINGTON - The nation's oldest U.S. senator looks like she's sticking around.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – With summer bearing down, reminders about leaving children in locked vehicles are being issued.
HOLLYWOOD - Despite signs of franchise fatigue, Pixar and Disney's 'Cars 3' dominates the road at the box office.
LAS VEGAS - (INT) - A federal indictment was unsealed Friday charging 23 alleged members and associates of the Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang, including some of its most senior leaders, in a conspiracy.
BERKELEY - Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California are being triggered by winter rain and snowfall, scientists have discovered.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – Federal laws against marijuana may go up in a puff of smoke if Californians had their way.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Most Californians say housing affordability is a big problem in their part of the state. But their opinions vary widely.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is touting a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
One person was killed and two others hurt in a head-on collision Wednesday night east of Temecula. It happened on Highway 79 near Aguanga at Crosley Truck Trail and involved up to four vehicles. A surviving driver, Gary Kirkham, 76, of Aguanga said the setting sun momentarily blinded him causing his car to cross the highway's center line. One of his passengers was killed. He was identified as Lawrence Young, 50, of Aguanga. (INT)

The Ontario City Council approved a structurally balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 during a Special City Council Meeting Wednesday. The total overall budget of $524,553,984 was balanced without the use of any one-time monies. It preserves public safety levels, meets community and cultural needs, and delivers on capital projects. (INT)

Riverside Community College District’s Board of Trustees has selected Robin Steinback, Ph.D., as Moreno Valley College’s next president. Steinback becomes the college’s fourth president, replacing Sandra Mayo, Ed.D., who resigned last June. (INT)

A $1,000 citation was given to a Riverside homeowner for causing illegal fireworks to ignite a brief grassfire that threatened several homes Friday. Firefighters responded to a third alarm and pounced on the fast-moving fire stopping it at 3-acres on Greylock Avenue. (INT)

A final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Moreno Valley Logistics Center is complete and available for public review on the city's website. The 73-acre center in the southern part of the city has four plot plans for the construction and operation of a warehouse distribution center with four buildings with a combined 1,737,518 square feet of total floor space. (INT)

Clandestine marijuana cultivations are becoming more numerous. Lawmen swooped down on a residence on Highway 173 in Hesperia where three suspects were using water from the West Fork of the Mojave River/ Cedar Springs Creek to grow 2,600 marijuana plants. Arrested were Tony Deveyra, 28, of Apple Valley; Carolina Vaquerano, 26, of Upland and Alexis Takahashi, 25, of Los Angeles. In Colton, police arrested two men after finding 300 pot plants being cultivated inside a home on West K Street. (INT)

Hemet police are accusing a local man of murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son. Held in lieu of $1 million bail is Derwin Vining, age 27. Police did not say what happened to the young boy or release his name. (INT)

Two New York men who came to Southern California to grow marijuana were arrested by lawmen who responded to a fallen power line at a Hesperia home and found the house filled with 1,200 marijuana plants. The indoor cultivation used advanced lighting, air conditioning, fans, exhaust blowers and an air-filtering system to control the climate inside the house as well as the odor coming from the residence. (INT)

It will cost $1.5 million to repair a sinkhole that opened up on Highway 243 between Idyllwild and Poppet Flats. It was the result of water runoff from heavy snowfall and rain this past winter. Culverts were damaged and mountain slopes eroded. Caltrans is making the repairs. (INT)

Metrolink is expanding its implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Metrolink PTC is an automated collision-avoidance system that can prevent train collisions, derailments and unauthorized train movement. (INT)

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