September 26, 2016
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PITTSBURGH — Golf legend Arnold Palmer died on Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87.
U.S.consumers are racking up record-setting credit card debt.
Monday’s first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump could be the most-watched in television history.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Flash flooding and river flooding have invaded parts of the Upper Midwest.
DEVORE – (INT) – Ozzfest rocked the San Manuel Amphitheater Saturday as Black Sabbath took a final bow.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Two lives have been lost in the region’s latest traffic mishap involving a motorcycle.
COLTON - (INT) – One of the Inland Empire’s oldest employers is being recognized for its longevity.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A woman has become the 10th pedestrian to be struck and killed on the train tracks in the Metro area this year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Violence in this former All-American city has been well documented, but new figures suggest that overall crime has actually declined.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Calfire is gearing up for the first hot, dry Santa Ana winds of autumn.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – County Sheriff/Coroner Stan Sniff says his department ended the last fiscal year with a $14 million budget surplus.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – Health officials are playing down concerns of parents even after confirmation that a child did have leprosy.
ONTARIO – (INT) – An agreement has been reached to clean-up a plume of toxic chemicals that has impacted drinking water wells in a section of extreme southeast Ontario.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - County Supervisors have authorized more than $700,000 in assistance for victims of last month’s Blue Cut Fire.
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.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Magnificent Seven' benefited from a star-studded cast led by Denzel Washington and solid reviews.
NASHVILLE - Jean Shepard, who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, has died.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Critical fire weather conditions have descended on Southern California as a combination of strong winds, low humidity and heat persist.
SACRAMENTO - Teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the state's schools will become more widespread.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - A new poll suggests that the death penalty is falling out of favor with California voters.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Gas prices are moving very little despite a power outage at the Torrance refinery.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - California’s likely voters are focused on the upcoming presidential debates.
SAN FRANCISCO--Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, have announced a $3 billion investment through their Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
California ranks in the bottom half of the states with the most-integrated Hispanics.
California has been ranked the nation's 10th happiest state.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Southern California has some of the most diversity of trees in the nation.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Millennials are less likely to vote than older Californians, but more likely to identify as liberal.
Witnesses say a small Sunday night fire in Waterman Canyon above San Bernardino was deliberately started at the side of Route 18. The suspect disappeared on foot into the canyon. The Forest Service had the fire quickly contained. (INT)

One person died and two others were hurt Sunday in a collision of two vehicles in San Jacinto. The crash occurred on North Sanderson Avenue near the Ramona Expressway. The coroner iden tified the fatality as Issa Qaqish, 74, of Yucaipa. (INT)

Sheriff’s deputies say a motorist who struck and killed two pedestrians in Coachella is cooperating with investigators. The victims, both 76, were hit Saturday at Avenue 48 and Luzon Street. They were identified Sunday as Maria Yerena and Esther Montalvo. (INT)

A freeway pursuit ended in a 3-hour hostage situation at a Moreno Valley apartment early Saturday. A 26-year-old woman who held her baby and grandmother at knifepoint eventually surrendered and was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, evading, assault with a deadly weapon, and carjacking. (INT)

A 90-year-old Victor Valley motorist has died 4-days after causing a head-on collision on National Trails Highway. Authorities don’t know why Irene Dingman of Helendale allowed her SUV to cross over the center line of the highway. (INT)

Officials of the Riverside Transit Agency are smiling over an audit that gave the bus operator a glowing summary of its operation. The Transportation Development Act (TDA) Triennial Performance Audit concluded that the recovering economy enabled the RTA to expand service, boost ridership and plan for future growth. (INT)

Inmate crews are cleaning up illegal desert dumpsites. More than 578 tons of trash and 7,922 tires have been properly disposed of across the Victor Valley and other High Desert communities. First District County Supervisor Robert Lovingood estimated inmate work crews saved an estimated $112,700. (INT)

A rising number of pedestrians are being killed and injured on California roadways. 813 pedestrians died on California roadways in 2015, accounting for nearly 25 percent of all roadway deaths in the state, up from 17 percent just ten years earlier. Local police agencies are conducting bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement operations this month with a focus on streets surrounding local schools. (INT)

A carjacking suspect bent on ‘suicide-by-cop’ was taken into custody Sunday after California Highway Patrol officers used non-lethal force to subdue him. David Juarez, 28, of Riverside was pointing a hand wrapped in a black sweater at officers claiming he had a gun before he was arrested on the 91 Freeway in Corona. (INT)

An Arizona couple has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Phelan man 17-months ago and burying his body in a shallow grave at Llano in Los Angeles County. Dale Brewster, 45, and
Debbie Harris, 48, came under suspicion after the gravesite was found and the body of Allan Rick Godfrey, 39, was identified. The suspects are being held in Prescott, Arizona. (INT)

California’s drug-pricing initiative Proposition 61 is winning approval of the state’s likely voters, according to the California Field Poll. While 50 percent say they will vote ‘yes’, thirty-four percent are undecided saying they want to know more about the initiative. (INT)

A light M3.4 earthquake early Saturday was centered on the Riverside-San Bernardino County line about 7-miles east-northeast of Desert Hot Springs. It was felt throughout the Coachella Valley, the Morongo Basin and in parts of southwest Riverside County. (INT)

A traffic violation escalated into an officer-involved shooting Friday in Glen Valley south of Riverside. Police say a motorist attempted to run over several officers injuring one of them at the climax to a chase. The man then sped away. (INT)

Corona police are questioning a transient about Thursday’s fatal beating and stabbing of a woman at a 99-Cent Only store. Officers found the suspect, Steven Loia, 54, about 2 blocks from the store on South Main Street. (INT)

One of the most anticipated economic forecasts in Southern California is just ahead. The annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference on September 29th at the Riverside Convention Center will feature outlooks for the U.S., California, and Inland Empire economies. There will be new data on where home prices, employment, personal income, consumer and business spending, commercial real estate markets, and many other indicators are heading in the near and mid-term future. (INT)

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