March 6, 2015
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Two more hospitals, one in California and one in Connecticut, reported they'd found drug-resistant "superbugs" on a hard-to-clean type of medical equipment that's under federal scrutiny.
Obesity is weighing on the U.S. economy. As a panel of scientists considers ways to help Americans trim down, unpublished research shows medical expenses linked to being extremely overweight have skyrocketed.
On Thursday, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on the face and wrist in the South Korean capital. Photographs from the scene showed him holding the right side of his face, with blood visible on his left hand, and his pink tie splattered red.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – Wednesday morning's shootings at Stingers Night Club were the result of gang violence. Rival gangs clashed in the parking lot resulting in two fatalities and four injuries.
CHINO HILLS - A Riverside man was arrested after allegedly posing as an Amazon employer and kidnapping a 19-year-old woman he met through social media, police announced Thursday.
ADELANTO - (INT) – A woman was arrested Wednesday for possession of controlled substance for sales, after detectives served a search warrant at a residence.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown has appointed Temecula City Councilman Chuck Washington to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
CORONA – (INT) - A student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School is suspected of having active tuberculosis, and health officials are working to identify students and staff who might have been exposed.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) - Police arrested a 17-year-old male Tuesday for allegedly making serious threats toward Lakeside High School.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) - The Moreno Valley Unified School District School Board chose Patrick W. Kelleher Tuesday, to serve on School Board.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Purchasing managers are feeling pretty upbeat about the local economy. An index of key economic indicators issued Monday show the economy expanding especially the past month.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Surplus government food is being given out during the month of March throughout San Bernardino County.
VENICE - Actor Harrison Ford underwent surgery after crash-landing his vintage airplane on a golf course.
WASHINGTON - A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say.
SACRAMENTO - Dealers sold more than 510,000 handguns in California during 2014, more than double the number sold four years prior.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Predicted Santa Ana winds will ignite a warming trend that will peak on Saturday. Otherwise, sunny and dry weather is likely through the middle of next week.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced SB 792 which will require all family day care home and day care center workers to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis, and influenza among others.
LOS ANGELES-– (INT) - A USC study found that millennial children in Southern California breathe easier than youngsters who came of age in the ’90s.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins is outraged over a plan by the University of California to limit enrollment of California students unless it receives more money from the state.
OXNARD – (INT) – The Metrolink engineer critically injured in last week’s collision with a truck died Tuesday. The engineer, who was an employee of Amtrak, had worked in the rail industry for more than 40 years.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Barring a ‘March Miracle’, the water content of the Sierra Nevada snow pack will continue to shrink.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - The Groundhog may have seen his shadow, but six more weeks of winter doesn’t mean Daylight Savings Time is being delayed.
A traffic collision Thursday, involving two vehicles on East Racquet Club Road, in Palm Springs, left a 29-year-old man dead. The driver of a BMW, Thomas Moncrief, 29, of Cathedral City, was ejected and transported to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle received minor injuries, and cooperated with the investigation. (INT)

A store located in the 26000 block of Menifee Road, Menifee was armed robbery Thursday. A Hispanic male adult entered the store armed with a semi-automatic handgun, and demanded an employee open the cash register. The suspect grabbed an undetermined amount of cash from the register and fled the store on foot. (INT)

A young woman killed Tuesday in a crash on the 91 freeway in Corona was identified Wednesday. The coroner says that Yvette Jones-Ordaz, 22, of Lake Elsinore was driving one of three vehicles involved in the crash. (INT)

California’s law against texting-while-driving isn’t having much of an impact. But, Riverside County Senator Jeff Stone thinks that doubling the fines will make a difference. His bill would boost a first-time fine to $40 and adds a point to an individual’s driving record. (INT)

Several brave souls will take the plunge into the icy waters of Big Bear Lake this weekend. The 4th Annual Polar Plunge Saturday will raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. (INT)

The Associated Collegiate Press has selected Riverside City College’s student newspaper, Viewpoints, as one of the top student newspapers in the nation. Viewpoints received a Best of Show Award March 1, placing fourth among community college newspapers. (INT)

Firefighters evacuated an elderly woman and her two dogs after her home at 1139 W. Mill Street, San Bernardino, caught fire Wednesday. Firefighters found one room fully involved, but the fire was brought under control within 15 minutes. The cause of the fire may have been attributed to a faulty wash machine.

For the second day, getting through the Badlands has been a challenge. Two trucks collided Wednesday forcing the closure of westbound Highway 60. Both drivers survived with minor injuries. On Tuesday, a ‘suspicious’ device that turned out to be harmless prompted the closure of the highway for two hours. (INT)

Riverside is about to get a lot greener. Utility customers will find FREE Shade Tree Coupons on the back of their March utility bills. Customers can take their March billing statement to a participating nursery and redeem it for one shade tree (up to $25 in value). (INT)

Residents of San Bernardino are expecting a lot of positive comments in Mayor Carey Davis’ State of the City Address. Davis will deliver it Friday at the San Bernardino International Airport. Mayor Davis says he wants to build on the accomplishments of last year moving forward into 2015. (INT)

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