June 18, 2018
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON--President Donald Trump and top members of his administration pushed back Monday against a cavalcade of criticism from Republicans of a border policy that has led to the detention of immigrant parents and their children at separate facilities.
UNITED NATIONS--A new report finds civilians in the United States own more guns than those in any other country holding nearly 40 percent of the estimated 857 million guns in private hands.
CUPERTINO--Apple will automatically share a user's location with emergency services when they call 911 in the future, the company said Monday.
GENEVA, Switzerland--Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children's 'screen time'—addiction to video games has been recognized by WHO as a mental health disorder.
CAMBRIDGE, MA--Hundreds of thousands of homes along U.S. coasts are at risk of devastating coastal flooding over the next 30 years as climate change causes oceans to rise, according to a new study.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Local police and fire agencies are out with their annual warnings about illegal fireworks, but they may be coming too late.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - A former police officer whose garage explosion revealed a makeshift drug lab was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The penalty phase of a trial for two men convicted in a triple murder began Monday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Seven hazardous fire-prone areas of Riverside County have been closed to the public.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Three pedestrians are among nine people who lost their lives on the streets and highways of the Inland Empire.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Diplomas are being bestowed upon thousands of graduates at the region’s two largest universities.
HESPERIA – (INT) - Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are inspecting the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed Friday killing two people.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A 17-year-old boy is suspected of killing a gas station clerk during a robbery Friday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - The region’s jobless rate remained at an unprecedented 3.7 percent during May.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – West Nile Virus is making an early appearance this year.
MURRIETA – (INT) - Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is launching a new three-year family medicine residency program.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month. There are several locations in San Bernardino County offering the free food.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The next warm-up is on its way and an excessive heat watch has been posted.
HOLLYWOOD - The opening weekend of “Incredibles 2” was, well, incredible.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The Climate Prediction Center says there’s an even chance of El Nino reappearing this fall.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern Californians are tweaking their summer travel budgets.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a settlement that will provide $67 million in critical debt forgiveness for former Corinthian College students.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Entomoligist Rick Vetter hears fear when he tells people about his work.
SACRAMENTO--For the first time since before the Civil War, voters across California will decide in November on a proposal to split up the Golden State.
SAN FRANCISCO — (INT) - Proposition 47 did not lead to a rise in violent crime, a new study concluded.
SACRAMENTO - Last year was one of the worst and most devastating wildfire seasons in California history.
SANTA MONICA – (INT) – Heal the Bay is out with its annual report on water quality at California’s major beaches.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - An estimated 360,000 Californians are served by water systems with unsafe drinking water.
SOUTHLAND - Summertime brings a 14 percent increase in crashes involving a teen driver.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - The UCLA Anderson forecast predicts a tightening labor market accompanied by rising inflation and higher interest rates.
Ontario’s Mayor and City Council unanimously approved a structurally balanced 2018-19 budget during a public Special City Council meeting Monday. Public Safety remains a top priority. The budget allocates an additional $1 million for the Fire Training Center expansion project; $2.6 million for replacement of three fire pumper trucks; $1.7 million for the purchase of a fire ladder truck for the additional fire station in Ontario Ranch; and $1 million for the replacement of nineteen police vehicles and three police motorcycles. (INT)

A clerk is under arrest on suspicion of embezzling $100,000 from the Pine Cove Market where he worked. Riverside County Sheriff’s investigators accuse Vincent Gillman, 50, of stealing cash from the register and an ATM machine on a routine basis over eight months. (INT)

The driver of a big rig was killed early Monday when his truck ran off Interstate 10 in Fontana and crashed into a tree. Some westbound lanes were closed until the mangled wreckage could be removed near Cherry Avenue. (INT)

Transportation officials are celebrating 25 years of Metrolink rail commuter service in Riverside County. Service began in Riverside County on June 14, 1993 with four round-trip trains on the Riverside Line between Riverside and Los Angeles. Metrolink is the nation’s third largest commuter rail system. (INT)

Holders of California EBT welfare cards are being forewarned of a 24 hour shutdown of the program June 23-24. EBT benefits (food or cash) will be unavailable because of an electronic system update. (INT)

Federal government funding of $5.4 million has been approved for restoring the historic Scotty’s Castle Visitor Center in Death Valley. It has been closed since torrential flooding in 2015. The project is part of a $256 million infrastructure repair package going to projects across the National Park System. (INT)

Corona police doubt there are any unaccounted suspects in the gunshot slayings of two men Monday. Their bodies were found inside a residence on Roosevelt Street. (INT)

Construction is imminent on a “One Stop” Student Services Center at Victor Valley College in Victorville. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday. (INT)

To counter the surge in gasoline prices, the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is asking residents to give up their cars for one day and ride the bus. Dump the Pump Day is a nationwide event on Thursday, June 21st. People are encouraged to use public transportation to save gas money and help the environment. (INT)

Riverside County is stepping up its campaign against homelessness. Natalie Komuro, the head of an award-winning homeless services agency, has been chosen to coordinate homelessness programs operated by the county and an affiliated network of community partners. As a Deputy County Executive officer, she will begin her new job in late July. (INT)

Ontario Police have arrested a man during an undercover operation targeting the sale of illegal and dangerous fireworks. Ernesto Jimenez, a 23, from Riverside, was arrested after selling illegal fireworks to undercover officers. Jimenez, who was advertising through a social media website, was found to be in possession of explosive aerial fireworks known as ‘mortars’. (INT)

A summer travel forecast issued for Ontario International Airport predicts a 12.1 percent increase in passenger volume over last summer. It covers the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Airport officials say the outlook is driven largely by new domestic and international air service introduced in recent months. (INT)

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