August 25, 2016
TOP STORIES
Like Italy, California is a restless landscape straddling two major tectonic plates. But while our earthquake risks are similar, the seismic forces that underlie both regions are quite different.
AMATRICE, ITALY - The death toll in the Italian earthquake is nearing 250 as rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. Dozens of people are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy.
Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre won't be billed for out-of-pocket medical expenses, the two hospitals that treated them announced Wednesday.
Afghan police say at least 13 people are dead and more than 45 wounded after a nearly 10-hour long attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul ended Thursday.
WRIGHTWOOD – (INT) – Among the unsung heroes who fought the Blue Cut Fire are the bulldozer operators who get credit for saving this mountain community.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Agencies that sent first-responders to last December’s terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center may be in line to be reimbursed their expenses.
INDIO – (INT) – An elderly knife-wielding man is the Inland Empire’s latest fatality resulting from an officer-involved shooting.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - County Supervisors have rejected a controversial solar project that gained national attention.
CAJON PASS – (INT) – Nearly a week after it started, the Blue Cut Fire was declared fully contained Tuesday.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Pamela Clute, assistant vice chancellor emerita and the UC Riverside Foundation trustee, has died.
ADELANTO – (INT) – Sagging attendance and inadequate stadiums have doomed two of California’s minor league baseball teams.
CAJON PASS – (INT) – Issues are likely to remain for months in the wake of the destructive Blue Cut Fire.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) - Inland Empire United Way has established a Fire Relief Fund to help residents impacted by the Blue Cut Fire.
CAJON PASS – (INT) – A host of health and safety issues remain in the wake of the Blue Cut Fire.
CAJON PASS – (INT) – As the flames flicker out, investigators are just starting their work to determine how the Blue Cut Fire started.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A new survey has found nearly half of all motorists who responded admit to sometimes littering along streets and highways.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Coastal low pressure continues to funnel some measure of air conditioning across Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California students made progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) online tests.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - Marinello Schools of Beauty has paid $8,631,000 to resolve civil allegations that the school obtained federal student loan funds for ineligible students.
Over 10,000 firefighters are battling eight large wildfires in California.
NEW YORK - Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, has died.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – State lawmakers have acted on several significant pieces of legislation.
More than 25,000 Californians from all walks of life have signed a petition urging Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a statewide emergency on homelessness.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – The California Supreme Court has refused to review an appellate court decision that overturned the landmark court case that had declared California’s teacher tenure and dismissal laws unconstitutional.
HOLLYWOOD - (INT) - Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad' stayed No. 1 in its third week at the nation's theaters.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Riverside isn’t the only California county where the number of registered Democratic voters now outnumber Republicans.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) is giving its approval to allocate funding for 135 projects.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Don’t look now, but there's an uptick in gasoline prices.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A steady rise in home prices that began in January 2012 may be running out of steam.
We’ve all had the calls, but what can we really do about the Windows Tech Support scam?
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Californians sent more material to landfills last year than in 2014.
In Moreno Valley, a collision involving a Riverside Transit Agency bus and another vehicle sent four passengers aboard the bus to a hospital. The Thursday morning crash occurred near the Towngate Mall. (INT)

A motorist has been fatally injured when his SUV crashed into a utility pole in Temecula. Brent Shook, 47, of Temecula later died at Temecula Valley Hospital. (INT)

Another appointment to guide the future of the Ontario International Airport (ONT) was made Tuesday. Aviation veteran Bruce E. Atlas was named Chief Operating Officer. Atlas was most recently Southwest Airlines' station manager at ONT. The Ontario International Airport Authority will assume ownership and control of the airport around November 1st. (INT)

A cash reward has been stepped up to $25,000 for information about the vehicle and driver who struck and killed bicyclist Duane Darling in Mead Valley. The 62-year-old Moreno Valley man was pedaling along the Cajalco Expressway west of Wood Road when he was run down July 31st. The CHP wants to find a 2008-2014 model Ford pickup truck believed to have damage to the right front which may include a broken right headlight. (INT)

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says it’s opened a murder investigation into a fatal shooting in Moreno Valley. Deputies responded to the incident on Silverado Court last Saturday where a man was found dead in the front yard of a residence. (INT)

Another hit-run driver has left a pedestrian dead on a San Bernardino street. The 48-year-old victim was found dead on West Mill Street late Wednesday night. Police say it appears the victim had been struck by several vehicles. (INT)

The Riverside City Council has voted to place a 1-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot. A recent survey announced by the city claimed that two-thirds of those questioned would support a higher tax to maintain the current level of city services. If approved, the sales tax would rise from 8 percent to 9 percent. (INT)

There may be more than a traffic mishap that killed an Ontario man. Witnesses reported that a transmission came flying out of a black sportscar when its speeding driver crashed on the Route 60 freeway in Jurupa Valley. Killed in the Tuesday mishap was Christopher Wright, age 28. (INT)

Authorities in Perris have opened a murder investigation after a man was found unresponsive on a bench at Foss Field Park. Sheriff’s investigators say the man had injuries consistent with an assault. (INT)

A man in a motorized wheelchair has been struck and killed in San Bernardino. The coroner says that Dennis Moya, 58, was in a crosswalk on Baseline Street Monday evening when he was hit by a westbound SUV. (INT)

An investigation into an officer-involved shooting has taken sheriff’s detectives to three locations in Bloomington where marijuana was being illegally grown. Three men have been arrested and 550 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed. (INT)

A collision on Interstate 15 in Ontario involving a disabled vehicle has killed two young men. The coroner identified them as Brandon Nwarueze, 25, of Fontana and Steven Alvarez, 24, of Rancho Cucamonga. (INT)

A San Bernrdino County-led initiative to reduce and end veteran homelessness is being expanded. County Supervisors will focus on chronically homeless individuals, including the most vulnerable veterans and youth, as well as individuals experiencing mental illness, addiction, and other disabilities. (INT)

A lesser-known proposed warehousing project in Moreno Valley is up for public review and comment. Plans for the Moreno Valley Logistics Center call for construction and operation of a warehouse distribution center with four buildings and a combined 1-point-7 million square feet of total floor space. It would be located just east of March Air Reserve Base and north of Cardinal Avenue. The public review period ends September 6th. The project is dwarfed by the proposed World Logistics Center in the northeast part of the city which is facing court challenges. (INT)

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