December 10, 2018
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON - President Trump on Sunday accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying to Congress.
ASHEVILLE, N. CAROLINA - A nasty mix of snow and ice grips the Southeast and winter hasn't even arrived.
PASADENA – (INT) - NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet.
WASHINGTON - Dollar-store chains like Dollar General and Dollar Tree are rapidly expanding by targeting the poor, particularly in predominantly black neighborhoods and rural areas, while planning for a permanent American underclass.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - A weak trough of low pressure in the Eastern Pacific is pulling a blanket of high clouds over Southern California.
BEAUMONT – (INT) - A motorist’s mistake near the drive-up window of a fast food restaurant claimed her life.
TWENTYNINE PALMS – (INT) – A 12-year California Highway Patrol officer has been charged with committing sexual acts with two teenage girls.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County election officials certified the November election results Friday.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A supervising public defender is the latest appointee to the Riverside Superior Court bench.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Results of the November election have been certified and will stand barring any recounts.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The list of applicants for a vacant seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is a ‘who’s who’ of those who are – or have held – elective office.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Cooler, damp weather has allowed the Forest Service and CalFire to begin another winter of pile burning in the local mountains.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Growth of the Inland Empire’s economy and the manufacturing sector slowed as 2018 winds down.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Ontario International Airport (ONT) is likely to handle 5-million passengers this year for the first time in a decade.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The city’s signature event, the Festival of Lights, is glowing brightly.
HOLLYWOOD - (INT) - The animated sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet” has generated $140 million since it opened over Thanksgiving.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Just in time for the year-end holidays, gasoline prices are in full reverse.
THOUSAND OAKS - Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus was fatally struck by a round fired from the rifle of a California Highway Patrol officer.
LOS ANGELES - Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Brandi Carlile and hit producer Boi-1Da led the nominees list for the 2019 Grammy Awards.
LOS ANGELES - Kevin Hart has announced he will not host the 91st Academy Awards.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – An updated version of the California School Dashboard, a website that gives parents, students, and educators access to valuable school and district data, has been launched.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Voters may be hearing about the California Clean Money Campaign in the coming weeks.
SAN FRANCISCO - The utility company operating in the heart of the region devastated by the deadly Camp Fire in California was named Wednesday as the target of a class-action lawsuit.
SACRAMENTO--California officially became the first state in the nation requiring homes built in 2020 or later be solar powered.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Have you ever looked at a puppy and had the urge to squeeze it?
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California ranks last among all fifty states in elder abuse protection.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Climatologists have cranked up to 80 percent chances of a moist, but weak El Nino forming this winter.
California skiers hoping for a cold winter might want to think twice about getting a season pass to their favorite resort this winter.
At least two people died in a pair of accidents on Interstate 15 at opposite ends of San Bernardino County. One crash early Sunday near Baseline Road in Rancho Cucamonga closed the northbound lanes for about 2-hours. Another incident near the same location involved six vehicles, according to the CHP’s incident log. Earlier on the I-15 at Mountain Pass, a crash trapped a motorist inside his vehicle. The driver died at the scene. (INT)

The coroner reports that a San Bernardino shooting victim has died marking the city’s 38th reported homicide of the year. Bernie Robins, 22, of Inglewood was driving his vehicle last Wednesday near East 9th Street and Sierra Way when he was shot. Robins died the next day at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. (INT)

Caltrans has announced a full closure of a section of Highway 243 at Lake Fulmor in the San Jacinto Mountains. Emergency culvert repairs in the wake of last summer’s Cranston Fire near Idyllwild will take until December 14th. Motorists will be turned around during maintenance work and forced to find an alternate route. On the High Desert, Caltrans is also closing a segment of Highway 247 between Lucerne Valley and Yucca Valley the weekend of December 14-17 for a concrete overlay improvement. There are no detours. (INT)




A graveside burial service was held Thursday in Corona for ‘Baby Jane Doe’. The newborn infant was found dead last July at the side of Cajalco Road and Interstate 15. The coroner was unable to determine the cause of death and attempts to identify potential family members through DNA were unsuccessful. Burial was at the Sunnyslope Cemetery on Rimpau Avenue. (INT)

Moreno Valley is converting 11,250 high pressure sodium street lights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. The change will meet the region’s new standard for street lights more efficiently. The retrofit project will be completed in four phases, beginning in the southern and eastern section of the city. (INT)

Metrolink is keeping a 25 percent promotional fare discount that was implemented last summer on the San Bernardino Line. The discount helped boost ridership on the 58-mile line between San Bernardino and Los Angeles, Metrolink’s busiest. It’s estimated the San Bernardino Line replaces car trips of more than 26 million freeway miles annually. (INT)

Holiday gift-buying and property taxes pose a double whammy for many this month. Monday is the deadline to pay the first installment of the annual property tax bill to avoid a 10% penalty. (INT)

Riverside police say a pedestrian struck and killed Saturday while walking on the BNSF tracks in the downtown area was a transient. The incident occurred near the Third Street crossing. It was the third such fatal mishap in the Inland Empire in just over two weeks. (INT)

An employee of Riverside Community College and Raincross High School is on administrative leave after being arrested on suspicion of soliciting a minor for prostitution. Police said they had no information suggesting that Thomas Borden, 61, committed wrongdoing in a school setting. (INT)

Park Plaza, a three-building office property in Redlands, has been purchased by Cypress West Partners for $6.3 million. Located on West Park Avenue, Park Plaza is a three-story, corporate headquarter-image property. Upon closing, Loma Linda University Medical Center signed a 12-year, lease, which brings occupancy at the project to 60 percent. Existing tenants also include government agencies. (INT)

After several months of heightened fire weather eased by recent rainfall, fire restrictions are being eased for visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest. Campfires in fire rings are being allowed in designated campgrounds. Target shooting will also be allowed at designated areas. (INT)

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