July 29, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO--The next generation of Windows is here: Microsoft officially released Windows 10 on Wednesday, making the new operating system available to download as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users.
University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been indicted on murder charges for the shooting of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop on July 19.
ISLAMABAD--Afghan government officials said Wednesday that reclusive Taliban chief Mullah Omar is dead, and that he died more than two years ago in Pakistan.
Fueled by population growth in some of the poorest African countries, the number of people on earth is expected to grow faster than previously expected, reaching 8.5 billion in 15 years and 11.2 billion by the end of this century.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The leading edge of another monsoon wave lashed out at the mountains and deserts Wednesday. Forecasters predicted afternoon encores for the next few days.
CHINO - (INT) - It is believed the AK-47 bandit struck again; this time in Mason City, Iowa.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - There is never a good time to leave a child in a vehicle unattended. But, when it comes to the hot summer months, doing so can have deadly consequences.
BLOOMINGTON – (INT) - Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for an armed robbery in an AM/PM store.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Rewards totaling $75,000 are being offered for information about those who were flying drones, or UAV's, near three recent wildfires.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Search and rescue teams have been busy picking up hikers unprepared for the summer heat.
DESERT CENTER – (INT) – Caltrans estimates it will cost $5 million to replace the eastbound I-10 bridge at the Tex Wash that collapsed during a flash flood.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Summer vacation travel is boosting passenger volume at Ontario International Airport.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties are in debt and a lot of it.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Residential housing rents have been steadily climbing for almost five years and there's nothing on the horizon to suggest a change.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Crime rose 6 percent the first-half of the year in the city. It was the first increase in two years.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost during the following times and locations:
GOLETA - Authorities were investigating an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, officials said.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Another wave of deep monsoon moisture is at our back door. A round of active weather has pounced on Southern California.
PASADENA - City officials say their initial investigation found no immediate connection between the drought and an aging tree that fell near a children’s museum in on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - The Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year occurred after a co-pilot prematurely unlocked a flap assembly that's only supposed to be deployed at almost twice the speed, well past the speed of sound.
SACRAMENTO - California’s state and local government pension systems saw their assets climb by more than $100 billion during the 2013-14 fiscal year.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down on employer wage theft and other illegal labor practices.
SANTA CRUZ - Police said they have found the body of a young girl at the Tannery Arts Center where she was last seen riding her scooter.
HOLLYWOOD - The video-game adaptation 'Pixels' was nudged out by 'Ant-Man', which won the box office for a second week.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Southern California gas prices marched downward by about a penny a day in the last week as imports began arriving to alleviate supply issues that caused a 76-cent spike in less than two weeks.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Giving up the keys may improve highway safety for elderly drivers, but it also impacts their general well-being.
One person perished and four others were hurt when two vehicles collided in Beaumont Wednesday. Calfire responded to the scene on Beaumont Avenue near 1st Street. (INT)

Two suspects were arrested for breaking into a restaurant in the 1900 block of W. Redlands Blvd, in Redlands, after an officer heard an alarm sounding from the business. the officer saw the two men exit the front of the business and detained them. It was determined that these same suspects attempted to break into the restaurant on Redlands Blvd. (INT)

A San Bernardino jury has convicted a Colton man in a ‘cold’ case of murder and arson. Keith Costella, 26, and his girlfriend Michelle Luevano, were arrested in 2011, more than a year after the burning body of Craig Kubitz of Fontana was found on a freeway frontage road in Redlands. The two men had worked handyman jobs and later got into a dispute over a $700 debt. Luevano pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the murder. Both she and Costella will be sentenced next month. (INT)

Calfire is assessing damage to a commercial building in Palm Desert. Smoke and fire late Monday night damaged the attic and roof of two units. No one was hurt. The cause of the incident is being investigated. In San Bernardino, a suspicious fire destroyed the ‘No Name Café’ late Monday night. (INT)

The Riverside Transit Agency is touting a new ridership record for the fiscal year that ended in June. The RTA recorded 9.6 million boardings on its buses, the most in its 38-year history. Records were set for six of the past 12 months. Over the past 10-years, ridership has jumped 30 percent. (INT)

5,000 firefighters are currently battling 9 large and major wildfires, mostly in Northern California. Calfire responded to over 270 new wildfires. Temperatures are expected to rise before monsoon storms and their lightning return later this week. (INT)

In Moreno Valley, investigators say the gunshot deaths of a man and woman were ‘an isolated incident of domestic violence’. The murder-suicide was reported Tuesday at a residence on Miners Trail. The dead were identified Wednesday as Hayward Jackson, 37, and Keisha Hope, age 35. (INT)

Jeannette Vagnozzi has been chosen as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Upland. Vagnozzi is currently the Assistant to the City Manager for the City of La Verne where she has served for nearly 25 years. Vagnozzi will begin work with the City of Upland effective August 19, 2015. (INT)

Nina Jamsen has been named chief of police and director of public safety at Cal State San Bernardino. She is a 27-year law enforcement veteran having served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Chief Jamsen takes over August 31st. (INT)

Riverside County investigators are not saying why they suspect a man of killing another and leaving his body on Tripp Flats near Anza. Detectives announced Monday the arrest of Craig Falconer, 35, during a vehicle stop in Hemet. The victim has not been publicly identified. (INT)

On a local sports note, Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver is scheduled to appear at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino on Thursday as part of a Major League injury-rehabilitation assignment. The Angels ace will start for the Inland Empire 66ers as they host the Bakersfield Blaze. (INT)

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