January 26, 2015
TOP STORIES
TIJUANA - A drone carrying more than six pounds of methamphetamine has crashed near the Baja Mexico border.
NEW YORK CITY - Blizzard watches and warnings are posted in anticipation of Winter Storm Juno.
Some 500 light-years away, a little planet basks comfortably in the heat of its sun. It's probably rocky – as the Earth is – and it's probably just the right temperature.
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned the apparent execution of one of 2 Japanese men held captive by the Islamic State militant group.
FONTANA – (INT) – Investigators are seeking the cause of a spectacular Saturday night fire that demolished several vehicles in a Fontana trucking supply yard.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The city scored an improved 5.7 percent decrease in reported crime last year.
TWENTYNINE PALMS - (INT) - The Marine Corps says two of its own were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise on base. There were no survivors.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A confession and a guilty plea may have earned a former Riverside County teacher a 10-year prison term.
SAN JACINTO – (INT) – A wanted felon suspected of killing a police dog was slain at the climax to a barricade situation. The suspect had holed up inside a residence on Clark Drive Wednesday afternoon.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Mayor Rusty Bailey called for Riverside to “Show leadership on the regional stage” in his third State of the City speech Thursday.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Metal thieves have graduated to cardboard. It’s being stolen from recycling bins throughout the county and trucked off to recycling centers.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Backers of an effort to return control of Ontario International Airport to the city are undaunted by a court ruling that favored Los Angeles on two key points.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – City Council members meet January 27th to review their compensation. They have not given themselves a raise since 2007.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The distribution of surplus government food is being scheduled in San Bernardino County.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – January weather has developed a sub-tropical connection. Forecaster Rob Krohn in Riverside says any rain chances this week are coming from Baja California.
LOS ANGELES - Diversity played a big role at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards.
HOLLYWOOD - Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' remains a phenomenon at the movies.
PAQRKER DAM - (INT) - Imported water from the Colorado River may help alleviate Southern California’s deficit.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The Asian citrus psyllid is becoming firmly established in California.
SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California regents have abruptly set aside a policy approved by UC President Janet Napolitano.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Health officials have confirmed a total of 59 cases of measles in California since the end of December.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Cap-and-trade briefly interrupted a near-record consecutive, daily drop in gas prices. But, the downward trend continues.
CLEVELAND – (INT) – A new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is lining up. Lou Reed was the poet of New York’s underground.
Riverside County authorities are investigating circumstances that caused a tree to fall on a man killing him. Calfire said the victim was trapped beneath the tree Sunday evening in Mead Valley (on Dawes Street). (INT)

Excessive speed may have caused a weekend car crash at a San Bernardino intersection that killed the driver. Police said the passenger survived the impact into a sign pole, but is in critical condition. Killed was Anthony Sevilla, 38, of San Bernardino. (INT)

Baked goods laced with marijuana is making the rounds in Yucaipa. Two juveniles have needed medical attention after eating the concoction. Lab results showed it contained high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is a major psychoactive ingredient of marijuana. (INT)

A woman killed in a fiery Route 91 crash last Sunday has been identified. The collision east of Green River Road in Santa Ana Canyon was Sandra Medel, 30, of Corona. (INT)

Three men pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing a Moreno Valley jewelry store and then leading police on a chase that resulted in a lockdown at Cal State Fullerton. The trio also admitted gang allegations from the same incident in 2012. They’ll be sentenced in Riverside Superior Court February 23rd. (INT)

A San Bernardino County probation corrections officer pleaded no contest Thursday to having a sexual relationship with a detainee at juvenile hall. Latavia Davis, 31, was arrested in 2013 and will be sentenced Feruary 26th. (INT)

The University of California is mounting an offensive to sexual violence on campus. It includes creation of a confidential student advocate and support office on each campus. (INT)

The California Highway Patrol reported at least one fatality in a head-on crash in the San Bernardino Mountains. The Saturday afternoon incident occurred on Route 18 near Snow Valley, according to the CHP's on line log. (INT)

A 2-car collision in Chino has killed the driver of a Corvette. Melvin Johnson, 55, died in a hospital less than two hours after Friday’s head-on crash on Central Avenue. (INT)

Authorities at Riverside City College have dismissed a female student’s claim of attempted rape. But, they are investigating another student’s allegation of a similar ‘more credible’ incident last week on campus. There have been no arrests. (INT)

In Ontario, two people perished in a crash on the Pomona Freeway. The Thursday evening incident occurred on the Route 60 freeway east of Archibald Avenue. The coroner says the victims were in a Jeep that became disabled and was rear-ended by another vehicle. (INT)

In Lucerne Valley, two men are dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. Authorities traced the gas to a generator operating in an unvented garage at a home on Laramie Street. The generator had been hooked up to an electric meter. (INT)

Volunteers fanned out Thursday across San Bernardino County to count the homeless, the first survey of its kind in two years. The focus was those on living on the streets. The last count in 2013 turned up just over 2300 homeless, a decrease of about 5,000 from a 2007 head count. (INT)

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