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|September 2, 2015|
LOS ANGELES--Thousands of California prison inmates who have been in solitary confinement, some for more than 30 years, will be released into the general prison population under a legal settlement announced Tuesday.
Defying the Supreme Court and invoking "God's authority," a Kentucky county clerk on Tuesday turned away two same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses, and then was summoned to federal court.
MILWAUKEE--Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--President Obama said late Monday he would accelerate by two years plans to acquire a new icebreaker and would ask Congress for funds to build additional ones for the Coast Guard.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – A nearly 5-month investigation has resulted in assault charges against three sheriff’s deputies caught on video using excessive force while arresting the rider of a stolen horse.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Local purchasing managers are a bit more polarized about the state of the economy for the coming fourth quarter of the year.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Undocumented criminal immigrants are coming under increasing pressure for deportation.
MECCA – (INT) - The Salton Sea is belching hydrogen sulfide – again.
ONTARIO – (INT) – In recent years, some were saying that Ontario International Airport was “going to the dogs”. In fact, it has.
VICTORVILLE – (INT) – Two people are dead and three others have survived a head-on crash.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – There’s been some initial fallout to the City Council’s decision to disband the 137-year-old fire department.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The cash-strapped city has hit another roadblock in its decade-long effort to replace the Mt. Vernon Avenue bridge.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – New figures suggest that the Riverside area continues to be a huge magnet for people moving out of the Los Angeles metro area.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout September. The food is provided without cost during the following times and locations:
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - September is opening on a mild mannered note. A cooling trend that debuted Monday is accelerating.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Brown Jr. signed an executive order Monday in response to destructive cyber-attacks.
More than 300,000 elderly Californians are officially poor, as measured by the federal government.
HOLLYWOOD - The dog days of August saw Universal's box-office champ 'Straight Outta Compton' remain No. 1 for the third straight week.
Popular authors Dr. Wayne Dyer and Oliver Sacks have died.
MORRO BAY - Elinor Dempsey is still shaken after a great white shark chomped on her surfboard while she was waiting for a wave.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – After nearly 10-years, high school ‘exit exams’ in California have gone the way of the Edsel.
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County may want to get dressed up.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Confidence in a strong El Nino for the coming months is growing.
A bill providing property tax relief for California seniors was approved Tuesday in the state Senate on a vote of 36 to 0. It now goes to the Governor’s desk for signature. The bill would allow those over age 55 or the disabled to transfer the base value of their property to a new residence as long as the new house cost less than the old residence’s sale price. (INT)
A year-long campaign designed to help improve literacy throughout San Bernardino County by connecting people to literacy programs was endorsed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. About 60 percent of San Bernardino County third graders are not proficient in reading, scoring lower than their peers in neighboring Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange counties. (INT)
A Riverside motorist has died of injuries he suffered in a weekend collision near Lake Elsinore. Highway patrol investigators said Monday that Ki Kim, 40, of Riverside failed to see a truck with its emergency flashers stopped on Temescal Canyon Road. (INT)
A Cathedral City woman has been charged with multiple counts of grand theft involving payments she received while unlawfully acting as an immigration consultant. Sara Arcelia Salcido was arraigned Monday at Indio Superior Court and pleaded not guilty. (INT)
Caltrans is making improvements on three segments of Highway 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains. A $4.1 million contract calls for re-paving Route 18 between Talmadge Road in Big Bear to the SR-138 junction in Crestline. Work is scheduled to begin September 9th and continue for eighteen weeks. (INT)
Passenger volume through Ontario International Airport continues to show month-to-month gains. July’s numbers were up slightly by 1.45%. International traffic is maintaining a vigorous percentage growth, reflecting demand for the Mexican markets. (INT)
The State Assembly has passed the latest attempt to restore millions in lost vehicle license fees to Riverside County’s four newest cities. Tuesday’s vote was unanimous 70-0. Governor Brown had vetoed a previous attempt. (INT)
Three people have been hurt in an early morning fire in Hesperia. Circumstances of the incident on Bear Valley Road were not immediately released, but the fire was quickly contained. (INT)
A San Bernardino judge has found sufficient evidence to order two men to stand trial for the drive-by shooting death of a 4-year-old Highland boy. Darron Daniels, 20, and Maurice Kelley, 25, have pleaded not guilty to the July 29th incident. Daniel Munoz was playing with some stuffed toys in his front yard when a volley of bullets rang out from a passing car. Investigators said the little boy was not the intended victim. (INT)
Rafael Guzman has been named Community and Economic Development Director for the City Riverside. Guzman brings 15 years of planning and community development experience to Riverside most recently as Planning Director in Bellflower, He starts on Sept. 28. (INT)
Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown has exercised his street-level law enforcement duties. Brown was driving to his office Monday when he witnessed a graffiti artist at work on a business marquee. Suspect Alexis Javier Reyes-Bautista. 21, asked Brown who he was and quickly found out. The 20-yerar-old transient briefly put up some resistance before he was hauled off to jail. (INT)
Redlands police have joined several law enforcement agencies in an 18-day campaign against drunk drivers. It continues through Labor Day. In California during 2013, 867 people died in drunken driving collisions. (INT)