April 30, 2016
TOP STORIES
BURLINGAME - Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the California Republican convention Saturday, following Donald Trump's chaotic visit Friday afternoon.
PENTAGON--The U.S. military has disciplined 16 service members for their role in a deadly airstrike in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people and destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders, and it has concluded the incident was not a war crime.
Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it emerged that ISIS-linked bombers spied on a top scientist and hoped to build a "dirty bomb."
President Barack Obama has announced measures intended to help reduce gun violence in the United States, by using technology to develop "smart guns" and more coordinated action by governments to improve background checks on gun buyers.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Mayor Carey Davis says the city’s bankruptcy recovery plan includes additional resources to provide an adequate level of police protection.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Police have deployed their first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at a crime scene investigation.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Suspects with guns in their vehicles have carried out the city’s 25th homicide of the year.
HEMET – (INT) – Marijuana cultivations have become year-round as growers bent on making some money and meeting a demand defy laws against the weed.
CORONA – (INT) – The feds have struck a blow against mail thieves in the Inland Empire.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout May. The food is provided without cost.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – District Attorney Mike Ramos announced Thursday the creation of an Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A father who survived an apartment fire that killed his two children pleaded no contest Wednesday to a series of charges.
INDIO – (INT) – Stagecoach rolls into town for a weekend of top-rier country performances at the Empire Polo Club.
HEMET – (INT) - The Metropolitan Water District is celebrating the first infusion of imported water in three years at Diamond Valley Lake.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – County health officials confirm that the hantavirus remains a concern even though no humans have been infected in Riverside County.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Inland Empire freeway builder and business leader Jacques S. “Jack” Yeager Sr. died Wednesday at the age of 94.
TEMECULA – (INT) – ‘The Donald’ won’t be there, but his supporters say they will.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The public is being enlisted to help fight what is shaping up to be the worst threat yet to California citrus.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - April bows out on the cool, unsettled side. But, the opening of May holds the promise of a sunny, warming trend.
LOS ANGELES - Luke Walton is returning to the Lakers who wasted no time in hiring him Friday as their new coach.
BURLINGAME – (INT) – California finally comes into play as the June 7th primary election caps months of raucous presidential campaigning.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – After a spike in March, gasoline prices during April have remained steady although they are the highest in the nation.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce your level of happiness.
BERKELEY – (INT) – A new study suggests that wildfires could cover 7 million acres in California over the next 25 years.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Pacific Gas and Electric may bear the cost to fight last year’s Butte fire which became the 7th most destructive in state history.
LOS ANGELES - The longtime chains — namely Dick's Sporting Goods, Big 5 and REI — stand to gain now that the playing field is thinning.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Senator Barbara Boxer says her Water Resources Development Act of 2016 would help restore the Salton Sea.
HOLLYWOOD - Warner Bros. and AMC Theatres first returned the movie to the big screen last weekend after the performer's death.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Farmers and the twenty-nine agencies that draw from the State Water Project will be getting 60 percent of their requested allotments.
TIJUANA - Federal authorities say that a half-mile, cross-border tunnel discovered in Otay Mesa is the longest drug tunnel to be found along the California-Mexico border.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – As the much-hyped El Nino fades, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has posted the year’s first La Nina Watch.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - CalFire is staffing up for another fire season. CAL FIRE has already hired a surge of over 400 seasonal firefighters.
The San Bernardino County Tax Collector’s office holds its annual online auction of tax-defaulted properties beginning May 14th. Approximately 4,000 properties have been tax-defaulted for five or more years. Some bids start as low as $900, and the highest bid wins. Tax information, maps, and other material is available for viewing online at www.MyTaxCollector.com. (INT)

An employee of a licensed day care center at Lake Elsinore is under arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child. Jacob Blas, 20, lived at the Rea Family Daycare. (INT)

It took firefighters more than an hour to knock down a Friday morning fire at a strip mall in Grand Terrace. Damage at the Julie Party Supply Rental on Barton Road was extensive. Thirty-seven fire fighters, including some from neighboring Riverside County, fought the 2-alarm fire.

A new San Bernardino County Fire Division, the East Valley Division (Division 6), will be formed to accommodate the expected transition of the San Bernardino City Fire Department into the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. Division Chief John Chamberlin will become the first East Division Chief. (INT)

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport continues a slow but steady increase by 2 percent the first quarter of the year. Passengers flying to and from Mexico lead the upswing. The tonnage of air cargo soared by nearly 24 percent in March compared to the same month last year. (INT)

The visitor count at the Joshua Tree National Park in March was a record 327,000. Visitor centers, campgrounds and hiking trails were busy with park visitors enjoying warm spring weather and a much better wildflower bloom than in the past few years. (INT)

The victim of a fatal incident Wednesday on Interstate 15 south of Corona has been identified. The coroner says that Joseph Lentini, 61, of Wildomar, a pedestrian, died at the scene north of Temescal Canyon Road. According to the Highway patrol, Lentini got out of his vehicle parked on the freeway shoulder and ran into the path of an oncoming truck. (INT)

A new tool has helped San Bernardino police capture a bank robber. Using facial recognition software, investigators have matched a surveillance camera photo with a previous arrest mug shot to identify Dean Archibald as the bandit who robbed a Chase bank on March 30th. Archibald was arrested in San Bernardino Tuesday. (INT)

A spate of pedestrian fatalities on inland freeways during April has claimed the life of a Barstow man. The victim was attempting to walk across the I-15 near the East Main Street overpass in Barstow Friday night when he was struck by a pickup truck. At least four pedestrians died in freeway mishaps in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in April. (INT)

Sunday wraps up three consecutive weekends of the Ramona Pageant at Hemet. It’s the 93rd year of the outdoor play at the Ramona Bowl. (INT)

Sheriff’s deputies in Temecula followed a ‘trail of evidence’ that led to the eventual arrest of a murder suspect. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was detained at a restaurant and hotel complex in Old Town after the victim of a fatal stabbing was found in a vacant field late Tuesday night. He was later identified as Walter Selva, Jr., age 30. (INT)

Riverside County voters are about to have their voices heard. The first sample ballots for the June 7th Primary are arriving in voters’ mail boxes. May 9th is the first day of early voting. 876,000 sample ballots will be in the mail by May 6th. (INT)

Motorists can again enjoy a scenic mountain drive the entire length of Route 2. The segment between Vincent’s Gap and Islip Saddle west of Wrightwood is reopening. It closes every winter because of avalanches, fallen rocks and trees, and mud flows down the slopes along this portion of the route that traverses the San Gabriel Mountain Range. (INT)

In Palm Springs, a collision involving a sedan and a motorcycle claimed the life of a passenger in the car. Police say the motorcyclist survived with critical injuries. The late Wednesday afternoon crash occurred at an intersection on Dinah Shore Drive and claimed the life of Kim Peckham, 63, of Cathedral City. (INT)

Amazon says it new fulfillment center in San Bernardino will become one of 15 robotics buildings across the U.S. It will house Amazon’s cutting-edge robotics technology. (INT)

In Hemet, a $1.45 million project to improve the city’s main thoroughfare begins this coming Monday. The asphalt concrete surface of Florida Avenue (Route 74) will be replaced and a slurry seal added. The 6-mile long project through the city will take nine weeks. (INT)

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