January 29, 2020
TOP STORIES
CALABASAS, CA - The pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed basketball superstar Kobe Bryant climbed to avoid a cloud layer just before slamming into a hillside, federal investigators say.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has presented his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, promising to keep Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital.
WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion indefinitely, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Tuesday. The projected 2020 shortfall would be 4.6% of GDP, the largest such deficit since 2012.
WASHINGTON - President Trump’s lawyers concluded their defense Tuesday, arguing his actions on Ukraine don’t warrant removal from office and trying to tamp down building pressure to call former National Security Advisor John Bolton to testify.
SAN FRANCISCO - Ring doorbells are providing customer data to companies such as Facebook and Google, an investigation suggests.
ONTARIO – (INT) - A bi-partisan group of Congressional representatives is emphasizing the need for proper systems in place to protect local residents from the coronavirus.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - More factors are entering Southern California’s weather mix in the coming days.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - An estimated 1,000 community volunteers will count homeless adults and unsheltered youth across Riverside County.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Riverside County Supervisors Tuesday ratified an employment agreement with Services Employees International Union (SEIU).
SAGE – (INT) – Yet another huge marijuana cultivation has been sidelined in what’s becoming a routine law enforcement action.
BARSTOW – (INT) – Seismologists said Monday that aftershocks too weak to be felt are likely in the wake of Friday night’s M4.6 earthquake near Calico Ghost Town.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Police say motorists can expect more DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) - In a survey of 200 of the nation's largest cities, Moreno Valley ranks sixth when it comes to the rate of Millennial home ownership.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Mayor John Valdivia reported ‘large decreases’ in crime during 2019.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Final figures from the State Employment Development Department (EDD) issued Friday showed a healthy gain in new jobs during 2019.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Mayor Rusty Bailey presents his eighth and final State of the City address on Thursday.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Residents by the thousands are battling the flu as a surge in the ‘B’ strain takes center stage.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) will decide in June whether to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot.
LOS ANGELES - Basketball has been put on pause in Los Angeles as players and fans continue to mourn the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that two people in Southern California have tested positive for novel coronavirus.
HOLLYWOOD - Will Smith's Bad Boys for Life rocked the box office in its second week.
LOS ANGELES - Billie Eilish swept the top Grammy categories on Sunday night, becoming the youngest artist in history to win the big four.
Those seeking high-paying, stable jobs that are in fierce demand might want to check out opportunities in STEM.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – A C-130 Hercules that crashed on a fire-fighting mission in Australia killing its three crewmembers was based in California.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices are holding steady, but remain far above last year at this time.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – Los Angeles County will get thirty travel trailers and medical services tents as part of Governor Newsom’s executive order on homelessness.
SACRAMENTO - In California state legislature, a new battle is taking shape over whether or not a popular painkiller, acetaminophen, will be labeled as a carcinogen.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - As the Senate trial to remove President Trump from office gets underway, California’s likely voters are deeply divided.
Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - A high-profile bill that could increase home building near mass transit and in single-family home neighborhoods across California is back – again – before lawmakers.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – With the arrival of 2020, solar power will be required with the construction of all new homes in California.
Legislation has been introduced in Sacramento that would lay the groundwork to extend the Metro Gold Line to the Ontario Airport. “Light-rail is playing a critical role in reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and connecting communities throughout the region,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “These benefits will expand into San Bernardino County once the Metro Gold Line Extension to Montclair is completed, and have a greater impact if extended to Ontario.” (INT)

27-year law enforcement veteran Larry Gonzalez takes over February 7th as Riverside Chief of Police. Gonzalez has served as interim police chief since last September following the retirement of Chief Sergio Diaz. Gonzales has spent the past 15 years working his way through the management ranks of the RPD. (INT)

Riverside County’s assistant chief probation officer is being elevated to the top spot. Ronald L. Miller will lead a department with 850 employees who supervise nearly 11,000 adults and 1,300 juveniles. (INT)

Riverside County authorities are continuing an ‘active’ investigation into a felony assault that took a man’s life. Antonio Anaya, 25, died after being assaulted Sunday night in Home Gardens, just outside Corona. (INT)

Sheriff’s investigators say a collision of three vehicles Friday night at Canyon Lake left two people dead and three others injured. It happened when one vehicle rear-ended another sending one across the center line causing it to collide with an oncoming vehicle. The victims were identified Sunday as Tina Slatten, 58, and Benita Heyden, 57, both of Lake Elsinore. (INT)

Witnesses provided key information that led to the arrest of a Menifee couple on suspicion of mail theft. Hundreds of pieces of mail were recovered from a Menifee residence where Joelene Hogan, 36, and Jerry Battoe, 48, were arrested Thursday. Much of the mail had been stolen in the Menifee-Sun City area. (INT)

In the wake of two recent storms that brought down trees and limbs throughout the San Bernardino Mountain communities, free curbside wood chipping is being offered. A team of team of first responder agencies, non-profits, volunteers and chipping professionals are committed to reducing the "fuel load" in the communities. More info at info@crestlinechamber.org (INT)

Brookfield Renewable is downsizing its field of wind generators below the Banning pass. It plans to remove 460 wind turbines at one site in the Whitewater area and another 159 at the Alta Mesa wind farm. They will be replaced with 25 wind turbine generators which will be taller and more efficient. Brookfield says it will reduce their footprint in the Whitewater area while increasing its ability to generate clean, renewable wind energy. (INT)

A hit-and-run motorist who’s been on the run most of the month for causing a fatal crash near Anza is behind bars on a murder charge. Antone Bayard was captured Tuesday in Desert Hot Springs. Bayard fled the January 3rd crash scene on foot. Killed was a 63-year-old motorist from Aguanga. (INT)

A pedestrian was struck and fatally injured in a Tuesday daybreak traffic mishap in Riverside. Police say a motorist was driving through an intersection on Sycamore Canyon Boulevard on a ‘green’ light hitting Juan De La Rosa, 32, of Moreno Valley who died later in a local hospital. (INT)

One man is jailed and another wound up in the morgue following San Bernardino’s 6th homicide this month. Police aren’t saying what sparked the Sunday night shooting in the 4400 Block of North Sierra Way. The victim was identified as Adam Dewart, age 39. Suspect Michael Desmarais, 44, was detained at the scene. (INT)

California’s major reservoirs along the State Water Project are in good shape for mid-winter. The State Department of Water Resources (DWR) reports Shasta Lake is at 74 percent of capacity, San Luis Reservoir is at 72 percent and in Southern California, Castaic Lake is at 72 percent of capacity. “California gets most of its annual precipitation from a handful of major and infrequent winter storms,” said DWR Director Karla Nemeth. “After some significant storms in December, January has been relatively quiet and is currently below average. (INT)

To the delight of thousands of viewers, a second bald eagle egg has been laid in the Grays Peak area of Big Bear in a nest made popular by a live webcam feed. “We are very excited to see bald eagles continuing to successfully reside and raise young in this part of the forest,” said Marc Stamer, district ranger for the Mountaintop Ranger District. (INT)

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