December 14, 2019
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON – For only the third time U.S. history, the House of Representatives will vote on the impeachment of a president.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed to conduct full reviews of three cases that will decide whether President Trump may continue shielding his personal tax and financial data from Congress and a New York City prosecutor.
SAN FRANCISCO - The United States Geological Survey released a new U.S. Seismic Hazard Model Thursday that incorporates the latest earthquake findings for the lower-48.
WASHINGTON - The United States and China have reached an agreement on phase one of a trade deal, Chinese officials said Friday. President Donald Trump confirmed the news in a tweet shortly afterward.
Home is now the most common place people are choosing to spend their final days of life, outpacing hospital deaths for the first time in more than half a century, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - A Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony was held Saturday at the Riverside National Cemetery.
ONTARIO – (INT) – An incident of domestic violence came to a tragic end Saturday with the deaths of a woman and two children.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Bernie Sanders’ website has announced that the presidential candidate will make a campaign appearance.
MURRIETA – (INT) – A woman is under arrest after Border Patrol agents caught her with methamphetamines hidden inside her car while driving with her two children.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Home values and rents in California are among the most expensive in the nation, and the state has one of the highest rates of homelessness.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The Riverside County high school graduation rate of 90.1% for the class of 2019 is #1 among the top 10 largest comparison counties.
BLYTHE – (INT) – High winds were sweeping across the eastern Riverside County desert when a Canyon Lake pilot diverted toward Blythe.
ONTARIO – (INT) - Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest-growing airport in the United States.
MT. BALDY – (INT) – An air and ground search continues for an experienced hiker missing since Sunday on snow-capped Mt. Baldy.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden Tuesday.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – This city has landed toward the top on a list of the nation’s largest, neediest cities.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Riverside County Supervisors Tuesday ratified an employment agreement with the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Employers in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area expect to hire at an active pace during the opening quarter of 2020.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Colorful events are underway in preparing for Christmas.
ONTARIO – (INT) - Ontario International Airport (ONT) is geared up for the Christmas-New Years holidays.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Inland Empire’s signature holiday event, the Festival of Lights, is aglow.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - California’s shift to a more winter-like weather pattern is becoming more apparent.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Falling gas prices are helping motorists with their year-end travel budgets.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved an updated plan for the South Coast Air Basin.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration signed off on an order that’s intended to open up more than 1 million acres of land in California to fracking and conventional oil drilling.
FRESNO - (INT) - Business and community leaders are celebrating achieving one million solar roofs in California.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - The Automobile Club of Southern California is projecting the largest travel volume on record for the Christmas-New Year holiday period.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Southern California’s high rate of identity theft crimes compared to the rest of the US means that holiday shoppers need to be especially cautious.
CLAREMONT - A Methodist church has unveiled a Nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages.
LOS ANGELES - René Auberjonois, the prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died.
HOLLYWOOD - Frozen 2” dominates box office charts for the third week in a row.
SAN DIEGO - Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter plans to resign from Congress "shortly after the holidays."
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California’s flu season is getting an early start.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - Southern California’s top economists are offering a largely promising outlook.
LA JOLLA, CA - Atmospheric rivers, the extreme weather events that dump inches of rain on Western states, cause more than $1 billion in flood damage every year.
LOMA LINDA - (INT) -Rrates of tuberculosis in low-income communities may be severely impacted by controllable external factors.
One of two drivers involved in a collision Friday in Colton has died. The other was injured in the crash at Riverside Avenue and Key Street, but is surviving at last report. (INT)

California Highway Patrol investigators say a motorist may have driven through a stop sign causing his van to collide with a school bus at a Lake Elsinore intersection Friday. Only one of the eight children aboard the bus was hurt. One of three children in the van was taken to a local hospital. (INT)

A federal jury in Santa Ana A federal jury Friday found seven people guilty of conspiracy and mail fraud for participating in a decades-long, multi-million dollar telemarketing scheme that targeted thousands of small businesses and charities. During a seven-week trial, the jury heard evidence that members of the conspiracy – going as far back as 1988 – bilked more than 50,000 victims by posing as their regular supplier of printer toner and selling them toner at greatly inflated prices. Among those convicted was Tammi L. Williams, 44, of Chino Hills, who was the office manager at Elite Office Supply. (INT)

Marijuana eradication teams moved onto the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto Thursday arresting five men on suspicion of illegally growing thousands of pot plants. Another 183 pounds of processed marijuana was collected. The contraband weighed in at over a half-ton. (INT)

Riverside has improved its annual ranking in the only nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law, police and services. Results of the index were announced by the HRC Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute. Riverside had one of the best scores in Riverside County, trailing a handful of cities in the Coachella Valley. Voters last month elected Riverside’s first openly LGBTQ member of the City Council, Erin Edwards. (INT)

California is joining seven other states to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on roads and highways, the California Air Resources Board announced Thursday. The Board is considering a proposed Advanced Clean Trucks regulation that would establish sales and reporting requirements for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. (INT)

Four members of the San Bernardino City Council up for re-election next year will face a gauntlet of challengers. Eleven have qualified to face incumbents Henry Nickel, Jim Mulvihill, Bessine Richard and Juan Figueroa. Winners in the March 3rd primary must receive a majority of all votes case in each ward or the top two candidates will advance to the November 2020 General Election. (INT)

With the wildfire season subsiding, the Forest Service is taking advantage of cooler, wet weather to do controlled burns. Several are planned in the coming weeks including three in the Big Bear area beginning Friday. Others covering hundreds of acres will follow in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. (INT)

Friday the 13th proved to be the undoing for 43 individuals caught up in Riverside County’s latest quality of life enforcement campaign. Sheriff’s deputies took to the streets of the Hemet-San Jacinto area serving 46 warrants covering 68 criminal violations. (INT)

Two convicted felons are under arrest after thirty-three firearms were seized at the homes of both, Riverside police said. The cache included 20 rifles, 12 handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition. The weapons included AR-15’s, an AK-47, Mini 14, M1 Carbine, several shotguns, and a few scoped rifles. Police did not comment on the intentions of Jason Glaser and Carlos Uribe. (INT)

Rain and cooler weather has enabled the lifting of the burning permit suspension in Riverside County. Calfire says those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. (INT)

Recent storms have left local streets and driveways in many San Bernardino mountain communities littered with broken trees, branches and debris. The county fire department, county public works and the Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council are offering free wood chipping sites in Lytle Creek, Forest Falls, Crestline and Lake Arrowhead through the end of the month. The wood chips can be repurposed for residential landscaping. (INT)

An arrest has capped an 8-month investigation into the slaying of a young Riverside woman. Sheriff’s investigators say the public’s assistance helped identify Cainen Cameron Chambers, 38, of Riverside as the suspected killer of Ciara Harrison. The body of the 25-year-old woman was found last April in the Box Springs Mountains. (INT)

Riverside County Supervisors have appointed Kyla Brown as the new director for the County Regional Parks. Brown has been the RivCo Parks Assistant Director for the past nine years, overseeing a workforce of more than 100 employees. (INT)

Caltrans is removing boulders along Highway 74 above Lake Elsinore every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until December 19th between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Morning and evening commuters will not be affected. The slope stabilization work follows a Thanksgiving holiday incident in which a vehicle crashed into a boulder killing a passenger. (INT)

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