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|August 30, 2015|
NEW ORLEANS--A decade after Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to the brink of death, the city has come back strong. When levees failed to hold back Katrina’s storm surge, nearly 80 percent of the city flooded. More than 100,000 homes were destroyed.
MIAMI - The tropics have suddenly come alive as the peak of the hurricane season approaches.
LOS ANGELES - Perhaps what's most impressive about the Craftsman on the market in Los Angeles is how few people know it's there.
CAIRO - Two Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years' jail after being found guilty of "aiding a terrorist organization" have arrived back at Tora prison in southern Cairo, according to Egyptian media.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The cash-strapped city has hit another roadblock in its decade-long effort to replace the Mt. Vernon Avenue bridge.
FONTANA – (INT) – Investigators have to determine the cause of a weekend fire at a salvage yard.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – New figures suggest that the Riverside area continues to be a huge magnet for people moving out of the Los Angeles metro area.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – The firefight near the Snow Summit ski resort is about over.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – There’s been some initial fallout to the City Council’s decision to disband the 137-year-old fire department.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout September. The food is provided without cost during the following times and locations:
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) – A masonry teacher has been acquitted of all felony charges in connection with alleged hazing at the A.B. Miller High School in Fontana.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – Riverside County health officials are warning people to avoid rabid bats.
PERRIS – (INT) – Frustrated teachers in the Val Verde Unified School District have had their last straw.
BAKER – (INT) – Molycorp. Inc announced Wednesday it is suspending operations at its Mountain Pass Rare Earth Facility in San Bernardino County.
MORRO BAY - Elinor Dempsey is still shaken after a great white shark chomped on her surfboard while she was waiting for a wave.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Returning sea breezes are putting a dent in Southern California’s blistering heat.
Melody Patterson, a winsome actress best known for playing Wrangler Jane on the TV sitcom “F Troop” has died after a long illness.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – After nearly 10-years, high school ‘exit exams’ in California have gone the way of the Edsel.
California residents cut their water usage by 31 percent in July, surpassing government-mandated targets.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Inland Empire Senator Bob Huff has stepped down as Senate Republic Leader.
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County may want to get dressed up.
SACRAMENTO - The state's offer to entice the University of California to enroll 5,000 more Californians by promising an extra $25 million will stand for another year.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – State water officials say the stage may have been already set for the impacts of climate change on California.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Confidence in a strong El Nino for the coming months is growing.
A head-on collision in Colton has fatally injured one of the drivers. The coroner says a pickup truck veered across the center line of East Old Ranch Road and collided with an oncoming car. A 55-year-old Colton man died later at a local hospital. (INT)
An Orange County man has been fatally injured while mountain biking near Big Bear. The coroner says that Anh Ngoc Hoang, 44, of Irvine lost control of his bike and fell to the ground. Hoang was ambulanced from the Snow Summit Bike Park to Bear Valley Community Hospital where he died late Friday. (INT)
San Bernardino County investigators say they’ve solved a 5-month-old murder case. Angel Hernandez has been arrested at his home in Baker on suspicion of killing Ernest Ortega Huerta. His body was found last March along Highway 127 north of Baker. (INT)
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez of Lake Elsinore is frustrated that her bill to provide whistleblower protection to legislative staff and root out corruption died in the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday. “A year after three Senators were arrested for corruption related charges, it is shocking that my democratic colleagues in the State Senate would kill a straight forward bill aimed at curtailing corruption,” said Melendez. (INT)
Reward money has reached $20,000 in hopes Riverside police can solve two fatal shootings on the city’s Eastside. Last April, Allen Dameron Allen was walking to work when he was killed. Last month, Juan Ramirez was riding his scooter home when a vehicle pulled up and a suspect opened fire. Investigators believe there were witnesses to the homicides who have yet to come forward. (INT)
Senator Diane Feinstein’s proposal to designate three new desert areas as national monuments is gaining support. The Mojave Desert Land Trust likes the idea for preserving the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains lands as monuments under the Federal Antiquities Act. Monument status could provide long-term protections for more than one million acres of land. (INT)
Two Riverside police officers are okay after responding to a gang-related shooting in which they fired at some fleeing suspects early Saturday. No one was hit by the officer’s gunfire, but one person was injured in the initial confrontation in La Sierra. Two people were eventually arrested. (INT)
San Bernardino police say a 63-year-old motorist may have suffered a ‘medical emergency’ before his car swerved off East Central Avenue Friday and crashed into an electric utility pole. Alex Robles of San Bernardino died at the scene. (INT)
Passenger volume through Ontario International Airport continues to show month-to-month gains. July’s numbers were up slightly by 1.45%. International traffic is maintaining a vigorous percentage growth, reflecting demand for the Mexican markets. (INT)
A San Bernardino code enforcement officer is recovering after being attacked by four dogs Thursday. She was investigating an illegal camping situation near 13th Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue. Police eventually restrained the dogs. Two people were arrested. (INT)
The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton has entered into an agreement with the federal government to resolve allegations that the hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The hospital has agreed to provide equipment and services to ensure that people who are deaf or hard of hearing have equal access to medical services. (INT)
Redlands police have joined several law enforcement agencies in an 18-day campaign against drunk drivers. It continues through Labor Day. In California during 2013, 867 people died in drunken driving collisions. (INT)