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|October 20, 2014|
The first wave of people who were being monitored because they had direct contact with the first Ebola patient in the U.S. were declared free of the disease early Monday, an important step in the containment effort.
The Islamic State is earning about $2 million a day, or $800 million a year, selling oil on the black market, IHS Inc. estimated. The terrorist group is producing 50,000 to 60,000 barrels a day.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown and leaders of the California Nurses Association meet Tuesday to review ways to implement the highest Ebola safety standards.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – A pilot was found dead Monday in the wreckage of his small plane at Fawnskin. The single-engine plane came down at Fawnskin near the Grout Bay campground on the north side of Big Bear Lake.
MURRIETA – (INT) – Mayor Alan Long resigned Monday just four days after his arrest in a suspected DUI incident.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Local law enforcement is stepping up its crackdown on domestic violence. Last year, the San Bernardino County DA’s office filed more than 3,000 domestic violence cases.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – There have been no reported confirmed cases of flu yet this season. And, health officials want to keep it that way.
RUNNING SPRINGS – (INT) – Vandals have struck at the Mountain Skies Observatory near Rim-of-the-World High School. Damage has been estimated at $6,000, mostly from small fires that were set outside the building.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Alternating cooler and warmer weather is due for another shift. Another ridge of high pressure is building over the southwestern US.
HEMET – (INT) – Petitions seeking an election over the future of the Hemet Fire Department are being checked to see if they qualify. County election officials may have an answer yet this month.
PALM SPRINGS – (INT) – It’s been announced that the Palm Springs International Film Festival will open January 2nd. The festival presents a majority of the films submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language category for the Academy Awards.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Now that property values are increasing, so are property taxes. That’s being reflected in the annual tax bills that are hitting mailboxes across the Inland Empire.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) – A student’s attempt to sell his car on line cost him his life. His body was found in Riverside County.
KANSAS CITY - (INT) – San Francisco Giants fans have a message as the World Series is about to take center stage.
HOLLYWOOD - Thanks to an army of older males, 'Fury' won this week's box office battle. "Fury' delivered one of the best openings of all time for a World War II war movie, not accounting for inflation.
SEAL BEACH – (INT) – This beach community is gaining back its identity. Surf generated by a series of distant summer hurricanes took its toll.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Lending institutions began foreclosure proceedings last quarter on the fewest number of California homes in more than eight years.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – There have been no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in California. But, hospitals and the medical community are gearing up just in case.
YOSEMITE – (INT) – Investigators say one wing of a firefighting air tanker came off before the plane slammed into a mountainside near Yosemite National Park killing the pilot.
SAN FRANCISCO - With several earthquake faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly quake becomes a question of when and where, not if.
Riverside County health officials have opened an Ebola website. It gives the public and health providers the latest updates on Ebola and what is being done to prevent the spread of the virus. There have been no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in Riverside County. The website is (INT)
Two motorcyclists are among three young men killed in weekend traffic accidents. In Ontario, one motorcyclist perished when he collided with a car at an intersection. In Colton, Andrew Meza, 24, of Beaumont, lost control of his motorcycle on Interstate 10 as he approached the 215. In Riverside, police say that Joel Shirer, 21, was speeding along Jurupa Avenue when his car slammed into a utility pole early Sunday. (INT)
In La Quinta, investigators have accounted for all those involved in a ‘family meeting’ in which two males were killed and a woman later turned up injured. Sheriff’s deputies found the unconscious woman in a vehicle. She was in critical condition and taken to a hospital. Investigators say she’d last been seen at the residence where the males were found. The incident has been described as a double domestic homicide. (INT)
Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4th election. Online registration is acceptable. (INT)
A 16-year-old boy has been killed when a Ford Bronco flipped over on a Hesperia street. Andrew Wilson was one of five people in the vehicle when it overturned on Fuente Street. The 17-year-old driver is among the survivors. (INT)
An investigation into the kidnap-murder of a Kern County field worker 22-years ago near Barstow has lead to an arrest. San Bernardino County authorities located witnesses who implicated Gabino Morales. He has been arrested in Arizona and returned to the Inland Empire. (INT)
San Bernardino police officer Gabe Garcia is improving from bullet wounds he suffered two months ago. Stater Brothers is giving the Garcia family $10,000 to help in his recovery. (INT)
Gunfire ended a party at a La Sierra residence. Riverside police said that fifteen people were attending when a 31-year-old man was shot dead. Witnesses are being questioned. (INT)
A debate on the Inland Empire’s hottest contest on the November ballot is scheduled for Monday evening at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel. It features Pete Aguilar and Paul Chabot. Each is hoping to win the 31st Congressional District seat being vacated by Gary Miller. (INT)
A job fair is planned Wednesday and Thursday to hire 675 people to work full or part-time during the holidays at the Ontario Mills mall. Forty retailers and eateries will fill those positions. (INT)
San Bernardino County Congressman Paul Cook is calling for a travel ban from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa. Cook says all commercial flights originating in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and continuing on to the United States must end. Cook also said the U.S. must stop issuing visas to non-U.S. citizens traveling from West African countries. (INT)
A groundbreaking Thursday signaled the start of construction on a new hotel in downtown Palm Springs. The 154-room Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant will anchor the Downtown Revitalization Project. The boutique hotel offers a rooftop bar and pool, destination restaurant and world-class meeting space. (INT)