February 25, 2018
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PYEONGCHANG - With 102 events in the winter games, these are the stories that we won't forget any time soon.
WEST PALM BEACH - Law enforcement and school officials have introduced a new app they hope will improve safety at schools.
A call to boycott the National Rifle Association became the top trend on Twitter as users of the global social media platform demanded that a variety of companies sever ties with the lobbying group.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Perris couple accused of torturing and endangering their thirteen children and adults in deplorable conditions at their home are facing three more charges of child abuse.
VICTOR VALLEY – (INT) – Illegal marijuana cultivations are getting larger and more numerous.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is out with a generally upbeat report on 2017 crime.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A research team has discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating cancer cells.
REDLANDS – (INT) – Water officials are commemorating the completion of the State Water Project’s East Branch Aqueduct to bring additional supplies to communities in the eastern San Bernardino Valley and the Banning Pass.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Two motorists and an 18-month-old toddler are among the latest victims of fatal vehicle accidents.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – In spite of a few good years of precipitation, the Inland Empire has suffered 20 years of local drought…and counting.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – An abandoned school, transformed into a homeless encampment, caught fire late Tuesday destroying two classrooms and damaging five others.
VICTORVILLE - (INT) - A medical doctor was arrested Wednesday on federal charges of illegally selling prescriptions.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – This one-time All American city has a distinction it doesn’t need.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out during February.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Forecasters have posted two chances for rain over the coming five days, but it’s anyone’s guess if Mother Nature is listening.
BURLINGAME –The California Teachers’ Association (CTA) has come down against arming educators to prevent mass shootings.
SACRAMENTO - Sen. Tony Mendoza resigned from office Thursday after a Senate investigation confirmed that he “more likely than not” engaged in a pattern of unwanted advances and sexually suggested behavior.
WASHINGTON--President Donald Trump angrily said Thursday that he is considering withdrawing immigration and border control enforcement agencies from California.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - California refineries are reporting inventories of summer-blend gasoline at the highest levels in five years.
Florida, California and Nevada rank 1, 2 and 3 as the ‘most sinful’ states in the nation.
The federal government began work Wednesday on replacing border wall in California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Fear is growing that California is on the verge of another drought barely 12-months after the last one ended.
SACRAMENTO--People have to be in a good frame of mind to spend, whether in corporate life or as a consumer.
HOLLYWOOD – (INT) - “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic debut.
SAN FRANCISCO - If an earthquake similar to the one in 1906 shook the San Francisco Bay Area, nearly 69,000 houses would likely be uninhabitable.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Education (CDE) is gearing up to use tax revenue generated by Proposition 64 to prevent kids under 21 from using marijuana.
Fed up with visitors littering San Bernardino mountain highways with trash after snowfalls, Caltrans and the County Board of Supervisors have teamed up to place trash bins along certain roadways. Burrtec and Big Bear Disposal have joined the partnership. (INT)

Smoke will be seen rising from several locations in the San Bernardino National Forest in the coming days. The Forest Service is taking advantage of improving weather conditions to burn off 315 acres of fallen trees, limbs and shrubs to reduce the risk of wildfires. (INT)

A Yucca Valley High School student was arrested Thursday when his threats of violence took sheriff’s deputies to his home where two firearms were found. Several students confirmed that the 16-year-old boy had threatened to carry out a school shooting. A sheriff’s statement did not address ownership and the boy’s accessibility to the guns. (INT)

Fontana police are keeping up pressure on those dealing in Internet ‘kiddie porn’. Brock Rozar, 43, was distributing child pornography over the internet from his residence. A search warrant was served at Rozar’s residence where evidence was recovered. Rozar’s arrest is the latest in a series covering the past several months. (INT)

A San Bernardino County law enforcement officer has been cleared of any criminal wrong-doing in a deadly 2016 shooting. The District Attorney said Thursday that Fontana Police Corporal Bradley Guith properly exercised his right of self-defense when he killed Santino Burce of Fontana in September 2015. (INT)

A package of legislation has been submitted in the California Legislature to combat the opioid epidemic by tightening prescription regulations, expanding access to alternative treatments, increasing prescriber training, and enhancing the tools available to health professionals and law enforcement. In California, 1,925 people lost their lives from opioid overdoses in 2016. (INT)

San Bernardino County’s Omnitrans bus service posted its first ridership gain in over three years during January. Twenty-two of Omnitrans’ 35 bus routes carried more passengers than a year ago. Bus routes operating in the western San Bernardino Valley posted gains which averaged 6.2%. Growth was led by increased use of freeway express routes and the sbX bus rapid transit line. (INT)

Metrolink’s Orange County (OC) and Inland Empire-Orange County (IEOC) lines will undergo track work causing service disruptions for all weekend trains on multiple weekends from now until April. Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead when making travel plans between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside. (INT)

Sheriff’s investigators are probing the remains of a home seeking the cause of a fire that claimed a woman’s life. Her body was found Friday after the fire on La Mirada Trail was extinguished. (INT)

The Riverside City Council Friday released a legal opinion from a law firm that supports an earlier opinion from City Attorney Gary Geuss that Mayor Rusty Bailey did not have the authority to attempt to veto a contract extension the City Council approved for City Manager John Russo. The Council approved a contract extension for Russo after Mayor Bailey said he was vetoing the decision. (INT)

Ontario International Airport is opening 2018 on a positive note. Passenger volume in January scored a 10.8 percent increase for the highest month-over-month gain since ONT’s transition to local control in 2016. At the same time, cargo shipments continued their double-digit increases, growing more than 22%, according to figures issued Thursday. (INT)

Two women were killed early Thursday when their vehicle crashed into a flood control channel in San Bernardino. The coroner said that Abigail Sierra Billinger and Victoria Tiffany Billinger, both 27 of Rialto, died at the scene near West 5th Street and Flores Street. Police blamed excessive speed for the mishap and said both women were ejected from their vehicle.(INT)

Colton police have a lot of questions surrounding the death of a man found Tuesday in Reche Canyon. Johnathan Navarez, 21, of Lynwood had suffered multiple bullet wounds prompting police to open a homicide investigation. Navarez had been shot while inside a vehicle where he was found. (INT)

California students placed fifth in the nation in the percentage of high school graduates who earned a score of three or more on an end-of-course Advanced Placement ® (AP) exam, which earns them college credit. Last year, 30 percent of California graduates scored at least a 3 out of 5 on an AP exam during high school, compared to 28.5 percent in 2016. (INT)

Applications for the California Dream Act are down and eligible students are urged to apply for the program, which allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid for college. The application deadline is March 2, 2018. (INT)

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