May 25, 2015
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INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Thousands are expected for Memorial Day ceremonies at the Riverside National Cemetery.
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY - John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story inspired the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', and his wife, were killed in a car crash.
RAMADI - A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State militants Saturday.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Memorial Day is traditionally the highest travel day in the Inland Empire region besides Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
LOS ANGELES - Ever since the Gold Rush, California farmers have staked their claim to water and ferociously protected the rights to use it to irrigate the crops.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Seismologists are monitoring a flurry of microquakes along the San Jacinto fault in Riverside County.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Sunshine and a delayed warming trend shifts into gear Memorial Day and will hold for the closing days of the month.
NUEVO – (INT) - Residential fires in Riverside County this month have claimed three lives.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Crime surged upward in much of Riverside County the first quarter of the year.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The region’s economy continues to add jobs as the unemployment rate slipped for the third consecutive month.
LOMA LINDA - Friends and family members were grateful for the safe return of two specialists after both men experienced Nepal's most recent major earthquake.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Los Angeles and Riverside counties led Southern California in increasing home prices the past 12-months.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Locations have been announced for the distribution of excess government food.
WARNER SPRINGS - A man found dead and a woman located nearby suffering from dehydration Sunday were confirmed to be a Fullerton couple missing since Mother's Day.
NEW YORK - Comedy legend Anne Meara has died at the age of 85. Hollywood stars are paying their respects via social media.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Tomorrowland' narrowly pulled ahead of blockbuster 'Pitch Perfect 2' at the box office.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Southern California could get its biggest jump in Memorial Day weekend travel since 2010.
ANAHEIM - Disneyland's 24-hour celebration marked the park's 60th anniversary.
VALENCIA - Six Flag's upset fans are getting over their angst.
BALDWIN HILLS – (INT) – The third light earthquake in less than 6-weeks rattled the immediate Los Angeles area Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – Hillary Clinton continues to be the overwhelming choice of California Democrats in next year’s Democratic primary election for president.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The latest run-up in gasoline prices may have peaked just before motorists take to the road for the Memorial Day weekend.
A pedestrian and a motorcycle rider are among the Inland Empire’s weekend traffic fatalities. In San Bernardino, Bassan El Hassanieh, 38, was fatally injured when struck down as he stepped from a curb to get into his parked SUV. In Rancho Cucamonga, a motorcycle struck a parked vehicle killing Scott Arko, 25, of Colton. (INT)

Sunday was a tough day for Southland baseball fans. Boston routed the Angels 6-1 while the Dodgers were blasted by San Diego 11-3. (INT)

The 68th San Bernardino County Fair is underway for a 9-day run in Victorville. It’s the longest running community fair and celebration of its kind along Historic Route 66. It blends the region’s agricultural past with California’s car culture. (INT)

On Friday, a family was displaced after their two story apartment at N Mountain Street, in San Bernardino, was involved in fire. The affected apartment was vacant and was being renovated at the time. One neighboring unit suffered some damage. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental. (INT)

DUI is suspected in a deadly pedestrian mishap in La Quinta. Sheriff’s investigators say that Keith Stewart, 75, left his vehicle’s transmission engaged when he got out. The driverless vehicle struck two passengers who’d also exited. Marty Pasetta, 82, was killed and the other seriously injured. Stewart was taken to the county jail at Indio. (INT)

Ballots are being mailed to property owners in some unincorporated areas of western Riverside County for approval of an assessment fee to continue controlling mosquitoes and protect against West Nile virus, Lyme disease, plague and hantavirus. Service will be reduced if the assessment fails. The assessment ranges up to $7 per year. The ballot issue covers unincorporated areas from Temecula to the Banning Pass. (INT)

The mailbox coupon stuffer The PennySaver is apparently going out of business. There are media reports that the mailer’s employees were laid off without notice last Friday. Earlier this year, the publication’s distribution plant in Vista was closed and its operation switched to two other locations. (INT)

Stephen Curry put together another masterful performance, scoring 40 points to put Golden State within one victory of the NBA Finals. Curry led the Warriors past Houston 115-80 Saturday. (INT)

The Class of ’15 is marching into the future. Seniors at San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino picked up their diplomas in a Friday evening ceremony. Next month, Cal State San Bernardino switches its spring commencement ceremonies for the first time to the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. (INT)

As part of the Perris Valley Line Project, Poarch Rd./Gernert Rd. at the railroad crossing near Watkins Dr., will be closed from Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 26, to reconstruct the track crossings. Construction crews will remove existing pavement and replace with new track signals, slide gates and final pavement. (INT)

A woman riding a bicycle east on Mission Inn Blvd., Riverside was fatally struck by a train on Thursday. It appeared the crossing arms, signal lights and warning bells were all operational at the crossing. The bicyclist was identified as Virginia Gadberry, 31, of Riverside. (INT)

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