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|September 14, 2014|
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – If the 5-day heat wave isn’t enough, Southern California weather will take on some added features this work week.
HELIGOLAND, Germany — Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.
CAIRO - Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Egypt has a key role to play in the battle against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
Two years and several remarkable discoveries after it first landed on Mars, NASA's rover Curiosity has finally reached its ultimate destination inside Gale Crater: Mt. Sharp.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Pomona police have taken over the case of a man’s body found in a car trunk at a Riverside Walmart store. The victim died in Pomona of undisclosed circumstances.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Homelessness is a chronic problem for many in the Inland Empire and it crosses all age groups.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – An agenda of mutual concerns has been set for a rare joint meeting Tuesday of Riverside and San Bernardino County Supervisors.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - California’s school truancy ‘crisis’ is unabated. Riverside County’s truancy rate last year was 25 percent and 27 percent in San Bernardino County.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside and San Bernardino counties led a decline in Southern California home sales the past 12-months. But, prices in the inland region rose the fastest.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Updating the monthly home foreclosure situation, the Riverside-San Bernardino area was fourth highest among the nation’s largest metropolitan areas during August.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – As the US edges toward military action against the Islamic state ISIS, the question becomes how much does Washington want to get involved in a sectarian battle.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A study finds while verbal and physical bullying decrease as children age, cyberbullying increases. A paper written at UC Riverside is based on data about bullying victimization and perpetration obtained from 1,180 students.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Dates and locations have been announced for the distribution of surplus government food during September.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - There are signs the year’s most intense heat wave is peaking as slight day-to-day cooling kicks in beginning Monday and continues through the work week.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The latest California Field Poll reflects the thinking of many, there’s a problem with the death penalty.
SILVERADO CANYON - (INT) - More than a thousand firefighters have managed to contain 20 percent of the 1,600 acre Silverado Canyon wildfire.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – A California Field Poll released over the weekend confirms the very dismal view that voters have had of the job performance of Congress for the last few years.
FRESNO – (INT) – His name was not known. But his appearance as a steel-toothed villain was galvanized in the minds of James Bond movie buffs. He was dubbed ‘Jaws’ and he killed people.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Summertime driving has been accompanied by nine straight weeks of declining gas prices. And, there may be more to come.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Reaction to President Obama’s plan to destroy ISIS has been far-ranging. Republican Congressman Ken Calvert of Corona said “The President’s holiday from history has come to an end and now he must show both courage and leadership”.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - Approximately 1,000 law enforcement officials fanned out across the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles in a campaign against businesses linked to money laundering for Mexican drug cartels.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - With the persistent drought and no relief in sight, a new California Field Poll finds would-be voters solidly behind Proposition 1 on the November ballot.
Scores of people in the Hemet-San Jacinto area reported feeling a weak M3.1 earthquake Sunday afternoon. It was centered 4-miles north of Hemet. It followed a September 2nd quake in the same area of the San Jacinto Fault Zone. (INT)
A pair of small brushfires in the San Bernardino-Highland area that were quickly stomped out were attributed to the homeless. One near Wildwood Park and the other at the lower end of City Creek Canyon started near homeless encampments. (INT)
In Murrieta, a parole compliance team has turned up a counterfeiting operation while checking on two men. A search of a vehicle revealed some counterfeit US currency and items commonly used to produce it. Kevin Zipfel had been converting $1 bills into $100 denominations. (INT)
Several local water agencies are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create a proactive Habitat Conservation Plan for the Santa Ana River. The goal is to protect a tiny fish known as the Santa Ana sucker and other threatened or endangered species. The environmental mitigation work is needed so that water conservation, flood control and groundwater recharge projects can move forward. (INT)
A man who perished in a house fire at Norco has been identified. The coroner said Wednesday that James Odiorne, 73, lived in the small casita behind a commercial building on Sixth Street. Investigators said the August 23rd fire was started by an electrical malfunction on the front porch. (INT)
Sheriff’s investigators will be questioning the motorist whose passenger perished when their out-of-control car swerved off a Lake Elsinore street and crashed into a traffic signal. Alcohol was not a factor in the early Saturday mishap. The coroner later identified the fatality as Anthony Borrego, 40, of Lake Elsinore. (INT)
It’s the last weekend of northbound lane closures on the I-15 in upper Cajon Pass. Concrete slabs are being replaced as part of the $120 million project. (INT)
Ontario police suspect a truck driver was drunk when his rig was involved in a series of three collisions on Haven Avenue at the Route 60 freeway early Thursday. Another driver was killed in the first crash. Hilario Urena, 40, abandoned his truck and was later found walking on the freeway. Urena was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and DUI. (INT)
A deadly street race between two drivers in Jurupa Valley will have consequences for the surviving motorist. Investigators have arrested Humberto Silva, 24, of Garden Grove for involuntary manslaughter. Silva left the scene after the driver he was racing crashed into a truck and was killed. Killed were Daniel Pasillas and his passenger, Jerry Rodriguez, both 17. (INT)
Final approval has been given to a pair of agreements that extends the sheriff’s law enforcement in Perris and Indian Wells for five years. Perris is paying Riverside County $76.1 million and Indian Wells $19 million. (INT)