October 8, 2015
WASHINGTON--Representative Kevin McCarthy on Thursday abruptly took himself out of the race to succeed John A. Boehner as House speaker, apparently undone by the same forces that drove Mr. Boehner to resign.
Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea landed in Iran, unnamed US officials say. It was unclear whether the missiles caused any damage, they said.
Senate Democrats unveiled plans on Thursday for gun control reforms that include closing background check loopholes, expanding the background check database, and tightening regulations on illegal gun purchases.
Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who helped foil a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed in Sacramento on Wednesday night, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to NBC News.
Twentynine Palms, CA Joshua Tree National Park officials have confirmed an outbreak of pneumonia in the bighorn sheep population.
PERRIS (INT) Spraying for mosquitoes is shifting to Perris. Riverside County officials say its because of extremely high activity of West Nile virus.
SOUTHLAND (INT) A heat advisory for Friday has been added to accent the intensity of a developing warm spell.
FRENCH VALLEY (INT) A Murrieta man is facing a 49-year-to-life prison sentence for killing his wife, an off-duty policewoman, at her home last year.
MURRIETA (INT) A registered sex offender is learning the consequences of a future in this community.
BIG BEAR (INT) Two mountain highways are getting some upgrades before winter weather arrives.
FONTANA - Los Angeles police and FBI agents on Wednesday dug up the Fontana backyard of an armored-truck driver and recovered about $600,000.
INLAND EMPIRE (INT) It comes as no surprise that the Inland Empires Metro area suffered through the Southlands worst air quality this summer.
CAJON PASS (INT) One of the Inland Empires most dangerous stretch of highways is getting some upgrades.
RIVERSIDE (INT) - People who live and work in Riverside have an opportunity this month to sound off on how they feel about their quality of life.
INLAND EMPIRE (INT) Average gasoline prices across the 2-county region have finally slipped below $3 a gallon.
SAN BERNARDINO (INT) Surplus government food is being distributed throughout October. The food is provided without cost.
SACRAMENTO (INT) Legislation related to climate change has been signed into law by Governor Brown.
NEWPORT BEACH - Orange County faces a critical shortage of skilled workers for some of the best-paid jobs in manufacturing, health care and information technolog.
SOUTHLAND (INT) A monthly update shows a 95 percent chance of a strong El Nino peaking in December and January.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - The California Field Poll issued Wednesday gave former First Lady Hillary Clinton only a 47 percent approval rating among likely Democratic voters.
SACRAMENTO - (INT)- Northern California is down to six out of control wildfires.
LOS ANGELES (INT) - A man, who once ran the third largest car dealership in the nation, has pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud charges.
SAN FRANCISCO (INT) The California Field Poll has found strong voter support for the "End of Life Option Act".
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - In the wake of the housing market crash and Great Recession, more Californians have chosen (or been forced) to rent rather than own.
HOLLYWOOD - Matt Damon and 'The Martian' shot into a whole different galaxy at the box office.
SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board is backing the U.S. EPA's decision to strengthen the national ambient air quality standard.
A shooting Thursday at a Victorville-area home claimed one life and sent the suspect to a hospital. Sheriffs deputies questioned Harold Nelson, 64, and placed him under arrest. His injuries were not life-threatening. The victim, Kum Nelson, 70, died at their Spring Valley Lake residence. (INT)

An 86-year-old man has been struck and fatally injured when he stepped onto a Riverside street. Police say he was attempting to cross Gramercy Avenue in La Sierra when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a teenager. The elderly pedestrian died later at Riverside Community Hospital. (INT)

Californias high school exit exams are history under a bill signed by Governor Brown. Author Senator Carol Liu said the exam is outdated and does not reflect Californias new, more rigorous academic standards that emphasize skills needed to succeed in college and careers in the 21st century. (INT)

A Louisiana man is likely to get a stiff sentence after a Rancho Cucamonga jury convicted him Wednesday on several charges of trafficking of a 17-year-old girl for sex. Isiah Mincey brought the girl to California to make more money posting her ads on various prostitution websites. Ontario police intervened when a truck driver suspicioned that shed been beaten. (INT)

Riverside County authorities have mounted another homicide investigation. The coroner has identified a man found dying on Washington Avenue in Menifee Sunday evening as
Almarez Moses, 43, of Menifee. Authorities did not offer details of the circumstances.

An 18-year-old Rialto girl has died of injuries she suffered in a San Bernardino traffic mishap. Police said that Mia Serrato was a passenger in a car broadsided by a pickup truck at Mill and I streets last Friday. (INT)

Two million California taxpayers got a 6-month extension earlier this year to settle up with the IRS. They now face an October 15th deadline to file their 2014 returns and pay what they owe Uncle Sam. (INT)

Students in the San Bernardino City Unified School District are getting a jump start on the Columbus Day holiday. Classes will not resume until Tuesday October 13th. (INT)

Eastbound Interstate 10 through Fontana could be a nighttime struggle for the next six weekends. Caltrans is making pavement repairs between Citrus Avenue and Etiwanda Avenue that will restrict traffic to one lane at times between 11pm and 4am. (INT)

Approximately 86,000 vote]by]mail ballots will be mailed to Riverside County voters for the consolidated November general election. It is not a countywide election, so some areas of the county are not included in the election. (INT)

A school crossing guard, two fire fighters and a police officer were stung in a bee attack Tuesday at Harrison Elementary School in Riverside. No students were attacked, but the crossing guard was stung about 15 times. The aggressive bees were traced to a pair of commercial hives. (INT)

San Bernardino voters are invited to a forum to hear from the candidates running in next months election. They include those seeking City Council seats in Wards 5, 6 and 7 and that of City Treasurer. The League of Women Voters has organized the candidates forum Thursday evening at 6:30pm at the City Hall Council Chambers. (INT)

Police in Moreno Valley have picked up the last two suspects allegedly involved in a weekend vandalism spree. Authorities investigated 95 incidents mostly involving windows of parked vehicles shot out with BB gun pellets by three, 19-year-olds. Damage estimates have escalated to $35,000. (INT)

San Bernardino County authorities are renewing their advice about wildfire preparedness as the peak of the fire season approaches. Although a strong El Nino is predicted this winter, the Inland Empire is likely to feel hot, dry Santa Ana winds during October and November. San Bernardino County will exercise the new Red Flag Community Notification program and the Telephone Emergency Notification System. (INT)


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