August 21, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA--Pope Francis on Monday condemned the decades of child sex abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania and efforts to cover it up as "atrocities," and vowed to better respond to such crimes in the future.
WASHINGTON--Fifty-one percent of all incidents of violence and threats against schools took place in just 10 states during the 2017-18 school year, a report released Monday finds.
SACRAMENTO--It’s official dude. California’s state sport is surfing. Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed the legislation into law, authored by state Rep. Al Muratsuchi, a Torrance Democrat.
SPRINGVILLE, Utah--U.S. officials have long worried that weaponized drones could be used to hit "soft targets" like sporting events and political rallies, as allegedly happened in Venezuela earlier this month.
BANNING – (INT) – School district officials said Monday that Charles Mayer, the Dean of Students at Nicolet Middle School, has been arrested.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Forecasters have scrubbed the return of any triple digit heat to most of Southern California for the next 7-days except in the deserts.
GLEN IVY – (INT) – Weary firefighters are aiming for full containment of the Holy Fire on Tuesday.
AGUANGA – (INT) – The Cahuilla Earthquake Swarm is not letting up.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Two motorcyclists and two pedestrians were among five people who were killed in weekend traffic mishaps.
REDLANDS – (INT) – A memorial celebration is being planned for retired Spanish radio broadcaster Alfredo Gonzalez.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The National Transportation Safety Board will determine what caused a Riverside police helicopter to make a hard, tail-first landing.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The region’s labor market has been a balancing act this summer.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The Farm House Motel is being reborn as an indoor/outdoor center of retail shops, restaurants and entertainment.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – City leaders are positioning Riverside to become the downtown of Inland Southern California.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Radio station KPRO (1570AM) has fallen silent and its owners say it will not return to the air.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
LAKE PILLSBURY - Fire retardant dropped from an airplane may have had something to do with the death of a battalion chief in the Mendocino Complex fire.
MENDOCINO - (INT) - Burned up orchards have been left in the wake of the Mendocino Complex fire.
HOLLYWOOD - Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated romantic comedy ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ launched above expectations.
DETROIT - Aretha Franklin's family continues to coordinate memorial and funeral plans following her death Thursday morning.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California’s Climate Change Scoping Plan shows petroleum demand will decrease by more than 45 percent by 2030.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - A new report finds physician burnout increasing to the point of a medical crisis.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Wholesale gasoline prices in Southern California are the lowest in 5-months but that has yet to be reflected at the pump.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Cannabis tax revenue in California is growing.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is banking on new funding to reduce wait times.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – If the future of trees lining city streets is any indicator, Riverside and other inland cities are likely to become more desert-like.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Climatologists are keep at 70 percent chances of an El Nino this winter.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - CARB is proposing to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2021-2025 continue to meet tough California standards.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) – Another phenomenon has appeared underscoring Southern California’s scorching summer and lending to the validity of climate change.
SALTON SEA--A new study points to a type of rock on the San Andreas Fault that may signal where the "Big One" could hit, and it's in Southern California.
Governor Brown has signed 24 bills passed by the State Legislature. Three were authored by Inland Empire assemblymen. There are hundreds more awaiting Brown’s action before he leaves office. (INT)

Colton police are following up on leads to a fatal shooting early Sunday. Officers found a man fatally injured inside a vehicle on North Rancho Avenue. (INT)

Riverside police are seeking witnesses to a Saturday night fight that left two men shot and wounded. The incident involving several people occurred in the 3400 block of 5th Street. (INT)

Governor Brown has granted 36 pardons and 31 commutations to individuals who were convicted of a crime in California. Those granted pardons have completed their sentences. Most were convicted of drug-related or other nonviolent crimes. (INT)

Safety improvements are coming to Highway 60 through the Badlands between Moreno Valley and Beaumont. $71.5 million is coming from the California Transportation Commission to build truck lanes through the winding corridor. The allocation completes the funding package for the project. Construction starts next summer and take 2-and-a-half years to complete. (INT)

UC Riverside is ranked 32nd in MONEY Magazine’s ‘50 Best Colleges in the U.S’. UC campuses took five of the top 11 spots. UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UCLA ranked second, third and fourth on the list respectively. The magazine evaluated public and private U.S. colleges and universities based on academic excellence, affordability, and post-graduation outcomes. (INT)

A 10-acre wildfire created travel issues on the 215 freeway between Menifee and Murrieta late Sunday. A Sigalert was posted as flames licked at the freeway backing up southbound traffic. One firefighter was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury. (INT)

Expansion is expected to continue in the near term despite trade disputes with China and others, according to the newly released Inland Empire Business Activity Index. (INT)

Sheriff’s detectives say that two men are suspected in the late Friday night slayings of two others at Sunnymead Park in Moreno Valley. Witnesses told of hearing multiple gunshots and seeing two black males running from the park on Perris Boulevard. One of the dead was identified Saturday as Tyrone Brown, 41, of Moreno Valley. (INT)

Another, fatal, officer-involved shooting in San Bernardino County has been ruled justifiable. Two sheriff’s deputies have been cleared of any criminal wrong-doing in the slaying of Dominic Christopher Hodges of Yucca Valley. Hodges was killed in January 2017 after shooting at the deputies at a motel in Twentynine Palms. An autopsy determined that Hodges had been using amphetamines, opiates, Oxycodone and cannabinoids. (INT)

Corona has extended the nomination period for the District 5 City Council seat until Wednesday because the incumbent failed to seek re-election. Hundreds of local school and special district offices throughout the Inland Empire are up for election in November. In San Bernardino County, the nomination deadline was extended in 33 impending contests.(INT)

Riverside County’s cool centers are getting some financial relief. County supervisors accepted a $20,000 grant Tuesday from the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation. The financial help follows seven heat-related deaths in the county during July. (INT)

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