July 26, 2016
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PHILADELPHIA - Democrats have opened their national convention with a tightly scripted message of party unity.
SANTA CLARITA - (INT) - The fast-moving Sand Fire continues to rage across drought-ravaged terrain in the Santa Clarita area.
On the 100th anniversary of the national park system, Yellowstone offers the ultimate test of whether America's outdoor crown jewels are being used too much.
Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for nearly $5 billion, the companies announced Monday. Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for about $4.83 billion, according to the telecommunications company.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – An ongoing spate of pedestrian fatalities involving trains has claimed another life.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Criminal animal cruelty warrants are being issued for a dog breeder and his wife.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A Cal State-San Bernardino professor, once considered armed and dangerous, has accepted a plea bargain in a 5-year-old accusation that he sold drugs out of his Highland home.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Investigators have determined the point of origin of last Thursday night’s fire that roared through the Super 8 Motel.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The weekend deaths of two men have brought to four the number of people killed in officer-involved shootings in the Inland Empire this month.
BISHOP - Nearly a week after a 68-year-old Mentone man departed on a trip to summit Mount Whitney, his body has been found.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The region’s declining jobless rate hit a bump in the road last month.
ONTARIO – (INT) – The city’s historic Sunkist Citrus Packing Plant site is being re-purposed.
CORONA – (INT) – Favorable summer weather has enabled 80 percent completion of the ’91 Project’.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A new survey has found nearly half of all motorists who responded admit to sometimes littering along streets and highways.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Temperatures will continue to flirt with the 100 mark and some added humidity is making summer weather what it is.
HOLLYWOOD - Justin Lin's 'Star Trek Beyond' is marking one of the best movie openings of summer to date.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Another notation has been added to the nearly 47-year-old Tate-La Bianca killings carried out by Charles Manson and his followers.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Governor Brown has signed a raft of new bills.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) –Officials have arrested 112 foreign nationals in the greater Los Angeles area.
TIJUANA – (INT) – US and Mexican authorities are improving cross-border intelligence to stem the flow of illegal drugs into Southern California.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices that have teased the $3 a gallon mark this summer vacation season are showing signs of backing down.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Californians sent more material to landfills last year than in 2014.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – Surviving the ongoing drought has been a study in contrast for Californians.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Los Angeles and Orange counties hold the third-most travel interest for the nation’s summertime vacationers.
A case of elder abuse is pending against a 13-year-old Highland boy. Sheriff’s deputies arrested the boy Monday on suspicion of throwing bricks at his 80-year-old neighbor injuring her and damaging her vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies say the woman had tried to break up a fight between the boy and his sister in the victim’s front yard. (INT)

One of two women ejected from an SUV when it plunged off the 210 freeway in Fontana has died. The coroner says that Nicole Joyce, 22, listed residences in both Riverside and Rialto. (INT)

The Riverside City Council meets Tuesday to discuss results of a survey to place a sales tax measure on the November ballot. The survey issued by the city showed that 2-out-of-three Riverside voters would favor a 1-cent sales tax to support the current level of public services. (INT)

In Riverside, a man was crushed to death Monday when two pallets of lumber fell on him. The incident occurred at a location on North Main Street. First-responders quickly cleared the lumber only to find the 50-year-old man dead. (INT)

A Colton woman has died when her SUV was broadsided by a ‘red light runner’. The coroner says that Maria Flores Guerrero, 42, was taken from the scene of the weekend crash at a San Bernardino intersection to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where she died. Police said the surviving motorist was DUI and fled from the scene, but was apprehended later. In Highland Sunday, an out-of-control pick-up truck careened off Greenspot Road and rolled into a wash. One of the passengers, Gilbert Sanchez, 27, of Yucaipa was killed. (INT)

The Little League Western Regional Softball Tournament has opened in San Bernardino. Twelve teams will compete in the 8-day event at Al Houghton Stadium. The public is invited and there is no fee. (INT)



A lesser-known proposed warehousing project in Moreno Valley is up for public review and comment. Plans for the Moreno Valley Logistics Center call for construction and operation of a warehouse distribution center with four buildings and a combined 1-point-7 million square feet of total floor space. It would be located just east of March Air Reserve Base and north of Cardinal Avenue. The public review period ends September 6th. The project is dwarfed by the proposed World Logistics Center in the northeast part of the city which is facing court challenges. (INT)

Beaumont Pass Transit is expending its fixed service. Beginning Monday, the new Route 136 will offer service to Calimesa with connections to Yucaipa, San Bernardino and Loma Linda. (INT)

A boating mishap on Lake Silverwood has claimed the life of a Hesperia woman. Maria Lara De Carmona, 68, disappeared when her family’s boat began taking on water and sunk. In spite of resuscitation efforts, she died Monday at Desert Valley Hospital. (INT)

A fire Monday in the Jurupa Hills was knocked down in a 2-county response Monday. It covered 8-acres not far from the county line near Armstrong Road and Sierra Avenue. (INT)

A Long Beach-based lobbyist, whose clients included illegal marijuana stores, has been charged with filing a false tax return and failing to report more than three-quarters of a million dollars in income over a six-year period. Carl A. Kemp, 43, the owner of the public relations firm The Kemp Group, was charged with subscribing to a false tax return. (INT)

A man armed with a rifle caused a 5-hour disruption Sunday on Interstate 215 between Perris and Menifee. Antonio Lopez had been pointing the firearm at passing vehicles from the center divider. When Lopez was apprehended, he claimed there was something dangerous in a vehicle parked nearby in the center divider. The freeway was closed until an ‘all clear’ was given. (INT)

A weekend stabbing in the backyard of a Woodcrest home has claimed a man’s life. Riverside County sheriff’s investigators have mounted a murder investigation, but released no details. The coroner said the victim, Michael Miller, Jr., age 45, died at the scene. (INT)

West Nile virus is competing with the Zika virus as summertime threats in the Inland Empire. Mosquitos collected in San Jacinto earlier this month tested positive for West Nile virus. Most people who are infected will not experience any illness. Others will have only mild symptoms, such as fever, headache and body aches. However, young children, the elderly or individuals with lowered immune systems are at greater risk of more severe symptoms. (INT)

Researchers at UC Riverside want to know if droughts and adverse weather conditions cause health problems. The research will focus on California, but is relevant to many regions of the US and the world that also suffer from drought, aridity, and water scarcity. (INT)

The Valley Generating Station located between Menifee and Romoland is being allowed to switch to diesel fuel rather than natural gas to avoid electrical blackouts this summer. It’s the latest consequence stemming from the depletion of natural gas storage from the massive leak at SoCalGas’s Aliso Canyon in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sought the 90-dasy variance from the Air Quality Management District. (INT)

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