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|July 4, 2015|
The governor of New York put his state's emergency operations center on higher alert Friday because of warnings by the federal government about a greater threat of terrorist attacks over the July Fourth holiday.
A solar-powered Swiss airplane touched down in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean, the riskiest leg of its 35,000-kilometer trip around the world without a drop of fuel.
Boko Haram fighters targeted a number of mosques and public spaces in northeast Nigeria this week, killing more than 200 people. The escalation in violence followed an ISIL directive for affiliated armed groups to increase attacks.
SAN FRANCISCO - State officials voted unanimously to raise electricity rates for millions of Californians on Friday, over the objections of consumer advocates and environmental groups who called the plan a giveaway to the wealthy.
BARTON FLATS – (INT) – More than 1200 fire personnel are spending the holiday closing the remaining containment lines on the Lake Fire.
REDLANDS – (INT) - Three teen-age boys were arrested for arson and vandalism Thursday evening.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The former office manager for the Riverside Police Officers Association will get prison time for stealing $346,000 from the RPOA.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Fire units responded to the 1100 block of University Avenue for a reported fuel spill.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Firefighters faced several obstacles while rescuing a woman from her burning home.
LAKE PERRIS – (INT) – Fire crews are closing in on the last of a 150 acre wildfire.
CRESTLINE – (INT) – A foster father was arrested Wednesday for sexually abused two of the female foster children placed in his care.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Illegal fireworks in the wrong hands are getting a jump start on Saturday’s public shows.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The Independence holiday is underway with a host of events and fireworks displays.
CANYON LAKE – (INT) - Riverside County Supervisors have unanimously approved a new one-year contract to provide fire services and emergency medical services in the City of Canyon Lake. But, it has not been accepted by the city.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Locations have been announced for the distribution of excess government food.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division is warning residents to be wary of gooey black lumps of tar washing ashore at Hermosa Beach and Surfrider Beach.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - More than two million local travelers filling their tanks Thursday and Friday for the holiday weekend will be paying the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2010.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Southern California weather is in the holiday spirit as the atmosphere dries out in the wake of the recent storms.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown has signed an assortment of bills approved by State lawmakers.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
BAKERSFIELD - (INT) - The University of California admitted 92,324 freshman students for fall 2015 and an additional 20,921 California Community College transfer students.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - Four annual reports on crime and juvenile justice in California show an overall drop in crime rates in the state.
OAKLAND - California employers’ workers’ compensation insurance premiums jumped by $2 billion in 2014.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California’s urban water suppliers report the highest level of conservation achieved to date.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - The Automobile Club of Southern California is projecting a slight increase in July Fourth holiday travel.
HOLLYWOOD - For the third week in a row, "Jurassic World" dominates the box office.
Another warehousing project in Moreno Valley is up for a public ‘scoping’ meeting at 6pm Monday at City Hall. The Moreno Valley Logistics Center calls for four buildings with 1.7 million square feet located at Krameria Avenue and Indian Street. The World Logistics Center at the east end of the city is a separate project that has won approval of the Planning Commission and will be presented to the City Council later this summer. (INT)
On Friday, firefighters were on scene of a traffic collision involving an SUV rollover with four persons ejected at the Soutbound I215 north of Ramona Expressway, in Mead Valley. The Incident Commander requested a total of seven ground ambulances and one air ambulance to transport seven patients with critical injuries. (INT).
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has assumed an investigation into a man’s death while in custody of Montclair Police. Officers said that Christian Siqueiros became combative after they responded to reports of man acting strangely and causing a disturbance. Siqueiros, 25, lapsed into cardiac arrest and died at a local hospital.
Two men accused of robbing a deaf man of his laptop computer outside a Riverside coffee shop are denying the charges. If convicted, Daniel Estramera faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and Dawone Finnell could get 18 years and four months in prison. (INT)
On Tuesday, a woman having a medical emergency on the Bump and Grind Trail X Mike Schuler Hiking Trail in Rancho Mirage was transported by Riverside County Firefighters to a local hospital with minor injuries. (INT)
A Crestline man is cooling his heels in jail until he posts $1 million bail. That’s the amount Justin Peterson, 28, accumulated in a series of arrest warrants. Peterson eluded capture after a pair of police chases. But, he was finally sidelined as he pulled into the parking lot at the Inland Center Mall. (INT)
Riverside County Supervisors plan a public hearing Tuesday on an annual assessment for mosquito and vector control in the unincorporated areas in the western parts of the county. Property owners have voted by mail-in ballot on the fee. Tabulating the ballots begins Wednesday. (INT)
On Thursday, a five year old girl on board a passenger bus enroute to Los Angeles was reunited with her mother after she left her behind. The mother exited the bus at a TA Travel Center in the Indio area to change her 2 year old son’s diaper. When the mother emerged from the restroom the bus was gone. She immediately contacted 911. CHP officers contacted the bus driver and located the girl asleep in a rear seat of the tour bus. (INT)
Four years after sexual assault charges were filed against a Loma Linda University medical doctor, the case was dismissed Thursday. A San Bernardino Superior Court judge acted on a motion in favor of Ramon Fakhoury who was an attending doctor at the Urgent Care East Campus. Two women alleged that Fakhoury acted improperly when he examined them. (INT)
Firefighters were on scene of a traffic collision with extrication on Thursday, involving three vehicles on River Road, west of Corydon Avenue, in Eastvale. Patients were extricated by firefighters; one with serious injuries, one with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries. (INT)
Caltrans will begin work to rehabilitate the pavement on SR-74 between SR-371 and Pinyon Drive near Anza, on Wednesday, July 8. Crews will work Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. under reversible traffic control with flagger. (INT)