August 20, 2014
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SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – District Attorney Mike Ramos says the murder of a Marine’s wife qualifies for the death penalty. Ramos says the allegation of ‘lying in wait’ applies to the murder complaint filed Tuesday against Marine Corporal Christopher Lee.
OAKHURST - A fast-moving Madera County brush fire sparked a massive evacuation of residents and tourists as fire crews from throughout the region tried to keep the flames from spreading.
Israel's military says it has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to fresh rocket fire, hours before a ceasefire was set to expire. Talks in Cairo to end the violence have broken up, and the Israeli delegation is now on its way back home.
FERGUSON, Mo--Violence erupted here once more overnight, even as Missouri National Guard troops arrived, the latest in a series of quickly shifting attempts to quell the chaos that has upended this St. Louis suburb for more than a week.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A second no-parole prison term was handed down Tuesday for a 2005 home invasion that left a 90-year-old woman dead.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – First, there were seven. Now, only two defendants remain from the indictment of seven former San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employees accused of falsifying training records to gain pay raises.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Reservoirs across California continue to dwindle as the drought drags on. Here in the Inland Empire, the Diamond Valley reservoir near Hemet is down to 64 percent of capacity.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – Four people are being questioned about a late Saturday night shooting on Freeway 60 that left a young man dead.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A University of Redlands study finds job growth for Riverside and San Bernardino counties accelerating.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods are getting special attention.
FONTANA – (INT) – Police have slapped another advisory on the Hunters Ridge area after a mountain lion snatched a 15-pound dog over the weekend.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The city’s latest crime stats are a mixed bag. A drop in property crimes led a marginal decline the first-half of the year.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Surplus government food will be handed out during August throughout San Bernardino County.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A few sprinkles may be only the forerunner of some showers that may hop-skotch across Southern California.
SOUTH PASADENA - (INT) - Two students are being questioned about their alleged plot to carry out a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown has signed another round of bills passed by the Legislature. There are 8 in the latest batch. One was vetoed.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Legislation has been sent to Governor Brown that prohibits forced or coerced sterilizations in prisons.
TUCSON – (INT) – Television announcing legend Don Pardo has died. His enthusiastic opening to ‘Saturday Night Live’ was embraced by contemporary viewers.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – The Los Angeles Clipper’s new owner Steve Balmer headlined a fan festival Monday at Staple’s Center. Balmer was joined by a pumped-up coach Doc Rivers.
AZUSA – (INT) – Five-hundred firefighters are closing the noose on two wildfires in the Angeles National Forest. The biggest, dubbed the Tecolote Fire, has been downsized to 275 acres.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' are easy winners at the box office. 'The Expendables 3' far underperformed in its debut.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – After a prolonged run-up, housing prices may have peaked. It’s left some buyers struggling and investors cooling off.
Here’s something to look forward to. Average monthly gasoline prices are expected to fall through the end of the year. That’s the prediction of the federal government’s Energy Information Administration.
The Angels’ Kole Calhoun stole a potential 3-run homer from Boston and went on to beat the Red Sox Tuesday 4-3. (INT)

A Muscoy neighborhood was locked down while a natural gas leak was capped. It was first detected in an underground vault. There was no fire or explosion, but residents were asked to remain in their homes for five hours. (INT)

The California Field Poll has found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now getting greater voter support than at any time since its introduction 4-years ago. Fifty-six percent of those polled say they support the law, while 35% are opposed. This twenty-one point margin in support is up from 15 points last year. (INT)

The California Field Poll has found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now getting greater voter support than at any time since its introduction 4-years ago. Fifty-six percent of those polled say they support the law, while 35% are opposed. This twenty-one point margin in support is up from 15 points last year. (INT)

A campus assistant at Ranchero Middle School in Hesperia is under arrest on suspicion of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Authorities accuse Adrian Toriz, 28, of multiple incidents over a 1-year period at various locations. (INT)

Prosecutors have filed a murder complaint against the sole suspect in a birthday party slaying in San Bernardino. They say that Robert Genera, 31, of Highland got into a fight. Killed in the June 29th incident was Jesse Rodriguez, 38, of Colton. (INT)

Changes in California’s income tax schedules for 2014 are being announced. The standard deduction rises to $3,992 and to nearly $8,000 for couples filing jointly. Personal exemptions and renter’s credit is also being increased to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. (INT)

The Riverside Transit Agency is seeking public input on a proposed 10-year transportation plan. Changes could be enacted as soon as this coming January. (INT)

An apparent swimming pool drowning at the Sun Lakes Country Club in Banning has claimed a man’s life. The coroner says that David Matheson, 70, was taken to a local hospital but could not be revived. (INT)

A Grand Terrace woman has accidentally shot and wounded herself while arguing with a young man over an X-Box console. Sheriff’s deputies say that Bonnie Rucker, 63, pointed a loaded handgun at the man when the weapon went off. (INT)

Alabama Street linking Redlands and Highland across City Creek reopens Wednesday. It’s been closed for nearly a year. County officials say it’s been rebuilt to survive future storms. Most of the $2.3 million cost was covered by state and federal grants. (INT)

A shooting victim found in a vacant lot in San Bernardino Monday evening has been identified. Police said Tuesday that Rayshawn Gardner, 38, suffered a single gunshot wound. Gardner lived nearby. Police said Tuesday they have no motive for the incident and no suspects. (INT)

A bighorn sheep has a new lease on life after being rescued from a canal at the PGA West Country Club in La Quinta. Riverside County Animal Control officers say the sheep may have been trying to beat the intense desert heat. A control stick was looped around the critter’s horns enabling an officer to pull it to safety. (INT)

Circle K/Mobile is about to debut a new prototype convenience store. Ground was broken Monday for the 4,500 square foot store on Sanderson Avenue in San Jacinto. It will feature fresh food, a self-serve car wash and eight fuel pumps. (INT)

Ground will be broken Thursday for a re-make of the Baseline Road interchange and the I-15 in Rancho Cucamonga. The project carries a price tag of $52 million. (INT)

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