October 6, 2015
Female workers in California are getting new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.
WASHINGTON--Gen. John F. Campbell, the American commander in Afghanistan, told lawmakers Tuesday that the airstrike that mistakenly struck a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz and killed 19 people resulted from a U.S. decision made within the U.S. chain of command.
Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident", NATO has said. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia had not provided "any real explanation" of the violation, which "lasted for a long time."
The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison, the largest one-time release of federal prisoners, in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades.
SAN BERNARDINO - INT) A motorist was talking on her cell phone with a police dispatcher when she lost control of her vehicle and was killed when it crashed into a wall.
INLAND EMPIRE (INT) Strong, drying high pressure is chasing away the autumn storm that brought showers and the coolest weather in nearly 5-months to Southern California.
RIVERSIDE (INT) Healthcare workers are seeking a new state public health investigation after maggots were found on another patients body at Parkview Community Hospital.
BLOOMINGTON (INT) A naked, blood-spattered pedestrian struck and injured near a mobile home park has been linked to a weekend homicide.
PERRIS (INT) A security guard is being questioned as sheriffs investigators piece together circumstances of a fatal weekend shooting.
RIVERSIDE (INT) - People who live and work in Riverside have an opportunity this month to sound off on how they feel about their quality of life.
SAN BERNARDINO (INT) San Bernardino Community College Chancellor Bruce Baron has offered reassurances that active shooter policies and procedures are in place.
RIVERSIDE (INT) The citys 2016 election for mayor is getting an early start.
INLAND EMPIRE (INT) Average gasoline prices across the 2-county region have finally slipped below $3 a gallon.
RIVERSIDE (INT) - SunSpark Technology Inc., has announced plans to open a solar panel manufacturing and assembly facility.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Two of the region's largest cities have scored among the nation's worst for people with disabilities.
SAN BERNARDINO (INT) Surplus government food is being distributed throughout October. The food is provided without cost.
SAN FRANCISCO (INT) The California Field Poll has found strong voter support for the "End of Life Option Act".
SOUTHLAND (INT) A return to summer-like weather is likely later this week.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - In the wake of the housing market crash and Great Recession, more Californians have chosen (or been forced) to rent rather than own.
SACRAMENTO (INT) Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing doctors to prescribe their dying patients lethal drugs.
ANAHEIM The Los Angeles Angels have capped their 2015 season by hiring longtime New York Yankees executive Billy Eppler to become their general manager.
SACRAMENTO - (INT)- Firefighters are inching toward containment of seven wildfires still smouldering in Northern California.
HOLLYWOOD - Matt Damon and 'The Martian' shot into a whole different galaxy at the box office.
SACRAMENTO (INT) State water officials wound-up their water year this week. Data from the past 12 months confirm the severity of the 4-year drought.
SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board is backing the U.S. EPA's decision to strengthen the national ambient air quality standard.
RIVERSIDE (INT) - Can portabella mushrooms stop cell phone batteries from degrading over time? Researchers at UC Riverside think so.
SAN FRANCISCO (INT) - California's historic public safety realignment has largely succeeded, but state and county correctional systems are still facing significant challenges.
Police in Moreno Valley have picked up the last two suspects allegedly involved in a weekend vandalism spree. Authorities investigated 95 incidents mostly involving windows of parked vehicles shot out with BB gun pellets by three, 19-year-olds. Damage estimates have escalated to $35,000. (INT)

Rain-slick roads contributed to several accidents Sunday and may have been a factor in a crash on the Riverside Freeway. One person was ejected and killed as a vehicle rolled over on the 91 freeway at Adams. The victim was identified as Timothy Fitzpatrick, Jr., 31, of Riverside.(INT)

A hit-and-run motorist has struck and killed a bicyclist in Cathedral City. Police said there were no witnesses to the Saturday night incident on Dinah Shore Drive. (INT)

Pavement upgrades to Highway 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains shift into a new phase Monday. The $4 million paving project focuses on that stretch of the highway from Running Springs to Lake Gregory Drive. (INT)

San Bernardino County authorities are renewing their advice about wildfire preparedness as the peak of the fire season approaches. Although a strong El Nino is predicted this winter, the Inland Empire is likely to feel hot, dry Santa Ana winds during October and November. San Bernardino County will exercise the new Red Flag Community Notification program and the Telephone Emergency Notification System. (INT)

Riverside County authorities have mounted another homicide investigation. Sheriffs investigators have identified a man found dying on Washington Avenue in Menifee Sunday evening, but are withholding his name. (INT)

A pedestrian has been struck and killed by a train in Home Gardens. Calfire says the early Saturday morning incident occurred on the BNSF tracks near Magnolia Avenue. Killed was Charles Martin, 25, of Los Angeles. (INT)

Approximately 86,000 vote]by]mail ballots will be mailed to Riverside County voters starting Monday for the consolidated November general election. It is not a countywide election, so some areas of the county are not included in the election. (INT)

Two million California taxpayers got a 6-month extension earlier this year to settle up with the IRS. They now face an October 15th deadline to file their 2014 returns and pay what they owe Uncle Sam. (INT)

Eastbound Interstate 10 through Fontana could be a nighttime struggle for the next seven weekends. Caltrans bis making pavement repairs between Citrus Avenue and Etiwanda Avenue that will restrict traffic to one lane at times between 11pm and 4am. (INT)


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