August 27, 2016
TOP STORIES
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to safeguard the nation’s blood supply from the Zika virus, calling for all blood banks to screen donations for the infection even if they are in states where the virus is not circulating.
CAJON PASS - A man suspected of shooting an officer in Huntington Beach before leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit was killed in a fiery crash in the Cajon Pass Friday morning.
The first funerals for victims of Italy's disastrous earthquake were held Friday as rescuers continued to pick through rubble in hope of finding survivors. More than 900 aftershocks have followed Wednesday's powerful temblor.
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft has safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off of Baja California, Mexico. The vessel returned to Earth with more than 3,000 lbs. (1,360 kilograms) of cargo and science experiments, including 12 mice.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – The mail theft epidemic sweeping Southern California now involves the Postal Service (USPS) itself.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Four associates of the Eastside Riva gang – including its leader are under arrest on federal charges of distributing methamphetamine.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A public memorial and Celebration of Life for UC Riverside assistant vice chancellor emerita Dr. Pam Clute is being planned.
CORONA – (INT) – Milestones will be reached this weekend on the 91 Project through the Circle City.
BEAUMONT – (INT) – This is the latest community in Riverside County to be targeted for mosquito control.
MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE – (INT) – Environmental concerns are being assessed as the Air Force Reserve plans to relocate the MQ-9 Reaper drone.
CAJON PASS – (INT) – As the flames flicker out, investigators are just starting their work to determine how the Blue Cut Fire started.
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.
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.
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.
Over 12,300 firefighters are battling 10 large wildfires in California
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Another small step has been taken to start restoring the Salton Sea.
ESCONDIDO – (INT) – The Border Patrol has scored its largest currency seizure ever in San Diego County.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Fair, dry, and cooler weather continues this weekend as a trough of low pressure sits just off the West Coast.
Like Italy, California is a restless landscape straddling two major tectonic plates.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The summer downturn in gasoline prices is running on fumes.
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.
NEW YORK - Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, has died.
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.
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.
A light earthquake late Friday night felt from the San Jacinto Mountains to Hemet had an epicenter 3-miles south of Idyllwild. The M2.9 temblor resulted in no reported damage. (INT)

An early Saturday morning fire in a Hemet-area duplex resulted in damages of $200,000. CalFire could not off a cause of the attic fire in Valle Vista duplex that sent one person to a hospital. In Apple Valley, damages are extensive in the wake of a 2-alarm attic fire in a pair of duplexes. (INT)

A midnight walk along a darkened section of Alabama Street in Highland has cost a pedestrian his life. Sheriff’s deputies say a motorist could not see the 55-year-old man as he walked in traffic lanes. (INT)

Sheriff’s investigators Thursday announced an arrest in the August 16th shooting of two men on the Santa Rosa Plateau near Murrieta. Agustin Cruz, 48, of Temecula, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. (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)

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)

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson toured Bing Wong Elementary School in San Bernardino on Friday. The school is pushing efforts to expose students to potential careers starting in kindergarten. (INT)

The cause of an explosion that damaged a Murrieta home Friday has been traced to a honey oil lab used to extract marijuana wax. The owner of the home, Jason Delvecchio, was not injured but was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing controlled substances, possession of marijuana for sale, arson and a felon in possession of a firearm. (INT)

A bank robber wearing a black "Kango" style hat walked out of a Highland bank with $5,000 Thursday. The bandit warned he had a weapon when he handed a demand note to a teller at the Chase Bank on Boulder Avenue. (INT)

Baseball’s Adelanto Mavericks are approaching the bottom of the 9th and won’t be going into extra innings deciding to fold their franchise. But, the Inland Empire 66ers will remain the Advanced-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. A new player development contract (PDC) for two years has been announced which will run through the 2018 California League season.

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)

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