October 25, 2014
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LOS ANGELES - Supporters of Proposition 47 are rolling out television ads as national money comes to bear in the campaign to reduce drug penalties in California.
The Dallas nurse being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., is free of the virus and was being discharged on Friday, the NIH says.
SACRAMENTO - California is digging deep to get the drinking water it needs after one of the state's worst droughts on record.
Two students are dead at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning after one of them opened fire in the cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, according to law-enforcement sources.
MENIFEE – (INT) – A corruption probe is underway at City Hall. There are reports that Councilman Tom Fuhrman has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for misusing his authority and conducting business without a license.
A U.S. Marine from Riverside has died in Iraq from a non-combat related incident.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A Superior Court jury could not decide a self-defense issue in the trial of former Moreno Valley school board member Mike Rios.
HEMET – (INT) – Investigators say they have evidence linking a Hemet man to the slayings of two family members.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – It’s beginning to feel more like autumn. And, Riverside is rising to the occasion. A ‘Wine Walk’ is planned November 8th at the Canyon Crest Towne Centre.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Beacon Economics is out with an optimistic forecast for the Inland Empire. Population growth of 1.4 percent annually through 2019 is forecast.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – With gasoline prices in free fall, skeptical motorists are fearful that the money they’re saving may be only temporary.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) - A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and the county over alleged discriminatory policies at the West Valley Detention Center.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – There have been no reported confirmed cases of flu yet this season. And, health officials want to keep it that way.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – The latest voter opinion poll continues to give Governor Brown high marks in his bid for re-election. The Public Policy Institute of California also found voter favor with the water bond Proposition 1.
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday said California will address the concerns and worries of nurses who say the hospitals where they work are ill-prepared for a potential case of the deadly Ebola virus.
FRESNO - (INT) - There’s very little in California’s farming industry that’s been left untouched by the ongoing drought. Bees are no exception.
CARLSBAD - Welders and pipefitters nearly outnumber the surfers and sunbathers here. Within sight of the crashing waves, the laborers are assembling what some hope will make water scarcity a thing of the past.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) – A student’s attempt to sell his car on line cost him his life. His body was found last week at the side of Interstate 10 in Palm Desert.
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.
An M3.1 earthquake early Saturday was felt from Big Bear to San Bernardino. The jolt was centered deep beneath the San Bernardino Mountains about 6 miles northeast of Running Springs. It was followed by a couple of weak aftershocks. (INT)

A San Bernardino window washer has been severely burned when his telescoping pole touched an overhanging power line. The victim is being treated at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. (INT)

Two sheriff’s deputies were killed Friday in the line of duty in the Sacramento area. Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was fatally shot when approaching a suspicious vehicle. Placer County Detective Michael Davis, Jr. was fatally shot in the same incident. The suspect, Marcelo Marquez, 34, was found hiding in a home in Auburn.
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Riverside police believe they have stemmed a rash of tire slashing incidents in the downtown area. A transient identified as Davone Somchith, 55, has been arrested. On suspicion of felony vandalism. The latest attacks occurred at Riverside Community Hospital and near the State Board of Equalization building. (INT)

Early voting for the November 4th election will be expanded this weekend in Riverside County. Voting booths will be set up at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, the Westfield Plaza at Palm Desert and the Promenade at Temecula. The county Registrar of Voters office in Riverside will also be open the next two Saturday’s. (INT)

San Bernardino City Manager Allen Parker is skeptical of forthcoming salary impacts under a section of the City Charter. In a statement, Parker says costs to the City represent over $1.3 million annually in additional base salaries, benefit and estimated overtime costs. The city is attempting to get back on its feet after declaring bankruptcy. (INT)

Prosecutors have cleared five law enforcement officers of any criminal wrong doing in the death of a Hesperia man. Alex Quintanilla had been running around in traffic lanes and throwing rocks at passing vehicles on the I-15 near Barstow. Quintanilla collapsed and died after officers deployed a taser at the scene of the incident in 2012. (INT)

The death of a Victorville man who’d been tasered by sheriff’s deputies has been attributed to PCP intoxication.
Dante Parker, 36, was being arrested for an attempted break-in last August when he became combative and later collapsed. Results of a coroner’s autopsy were announced Wednesday. (INT)

A San Bernardino window washer has been severely burned when his telescoping pole touched an overhanging power line. The victim is being treated at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. (INT)

The toll of motorcycle fatalities continues to rise. A Palm Desert man is the 46th to perish in the Inland Empire since last May. Uriel Garcia, 26, collided with a truck at a Palm Desert intersection. (INT)

Kansas City needed defense, timely hitting and lights-out relief to win World Series Game 3. Friday night's 3-2 final in San Francisco gave the Royals a 2-1 series lead (Source: ESPN)

Riverside edged out Claremont to be crowned the state’s ‘Coolest California City’. Claremont and third-place Rancho Cucamonga joined Riverside in receiving special awards Thursday from the California Air Resources Board. A total of ten cities engaged nearly 4,000 households to take simple, everyday actions to reduce their carbon footprint. (INT)

The Ohio pilot killed Monday when his experimental place crashed shortly after take-off from the Big Bear Airport has been identified. Walter Lutton, 60, perished when the plane came down at the edge of Grout Bay at Fawnskin. (INT)

Southern California water agencies have turned to new pricing policies and expanded rebate programs as the drought enters its fourth year. A report out of UC Riverside suggests some of those policies have greatly reduced per capita water consumption, while others have produced mixed results. (INT)

San Bernardino County authorities say they’ve arrested 56 suspects in a far-ranging campaign against High Desert marijuana growers. More than a half-ton of marijuana, 22 firearms, currency, and four cannabis extraction labs were seized. Twenty-one search warrants were served at residences mostly in the Victor Valley. (INT)

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)

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