February 6, 2016
TOP STORIES
SANTA CLARA--US officials in California have been seeking security advice from French officials, as the San Francisco area prepares to host the Super Bowl.
TAIPEI - Taiwanese officials have confirmed that at least 11 people are dead and more than 470 injured following a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan.
Twitter is providing new details about its efforts to fight ISIS and violent extremism online.
ISTANBUL--As forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pressed home an offensive in the country's northern Aleppo countryside, tens of thousands of desperate civilians headed to the border with Turkey, swelling the thousands already camped there.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. And on Sunday, there will be lots of Super Bowl 50 socializing and partying.
CORONA – (INT) – Motorists who use the 91 freeway through the Circle City are getting advance warning.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Two cases of tuberculosis are being investigated in widely separated areas of Riverside County.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Reported crime in the city surged ahead in 2015 erasing a 3-year decline.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – Now that the high school exit exam is no longer required for graduation, seniors who failed are still getting their diplomas.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – An updated ballot count shows that Jim Mulvilhill retained his Seventh Ward City Council seat by 92 votes.
COACHELLA – (INT) – The epidemic of mail theft across the Inland Empire has reached a new level.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - The pending trial for accused San Bernardino mass killing conspirator Enrique Marquez is no longer on the fast track.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Reserve Police Officer Richard Dewberry figures he’s put in 38,000 hours since he signed up in 1965.
CORONA - (INT) – City officials say a proposed high voltage power line would bisect their community.
MT. BALDY – (INT) – A hiker’s body has been recovered from below the peak of one of Southern California’s highest mountains.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – Landfills are known to attract every imaginable castoff. But, a discovery that turned up Tuesday was the first of its kind.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout February. The food is provided without cost.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Still to be answered in the December 2nd mass shooting is the wherabouts of the killers during the 3˝ hours between the attack and the police chase that ended their lives.
LOS ANGELES - Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born beauty queen, turned 99 on Saturday.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Mid-winter high pressure is firmly in control of Southern California’s weekend weather. Temperatures could be teasing record warm numbers early next week.
LOS ANGELES - Pat Haden, who has served as USC’s athletic director since 2010, is set to retire in June.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - Two pioneer entertainers are being remembered for their contributions to comedy and music.
CHATSWORTH - A California lottery winner could lose a $63 million dollar prize because they didn't turn in a verified winning ticket by 5pm Thursday.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Don’t look now, but gasoline prices are nearing the lowest in almost a year.
NAPA VALLEY - (IHT) - The estate of comic actor Robin Williams has been sold after nearly 4-years on the market.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Gasoline consumption is the latest sign that California’s recession is in the rear view mirror.
(SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Three of California's four usually wettest months are past and the state remains in a drought.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – Legal troubles are mounting for Southern California Gas Company over the on-going leak of methane gas from its Aliso Canyon storage facility.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Californians may be hearing more about the Zika virus and it could get close to home when mosquitoes reappear with warmer weather.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The prevalence of guns in California compared to the rest of the nation is not as high as you might expect.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Kung Fu Panda 3' easily topped the box office this week, even while it came in on the lower end of expectations.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - California schools are likely to cash in on Powerball lottery sales.
Colton High School English teacher Lucas Drake, 36, is scheduled for arraignment Monday on suspicion of engaging in sex acts with a 15-year-old boy he’d met online. Evidence was seized at Drake’s Yucaipa home where he was arrested Thursday. (INT)

Palm Springs police want to identify a masked gunman who held up the Pacific Premier Bank Friday. The bandit brandished a handgun at a teller, took an undisclosed amount of money, and fled from the bank on foot. (INT)

A 15-month-long investigation into the murder of a Yucaipa man resulted in an arrest Thursday. Interviews with several people led sheriff''s investigators to Steven Phillip Zoll for the slaying of Joseph Mohr. Investigators say that Zoll assaulted Mohr, several times over a period of several weeks, prior to Mohr's death in 2014. (INT)

California voters believe unhealthy eating and a lack of physical activity is the single greatest health risk facing the state's children. More than seven in ten see a close linkage between a child regularly drinking sugary beverages and their developing long-term health conditions like Type-2 diabetes. (INT)

DUI is suspected in a deadly late night auto crash on Highway 2 near Wrightwood. The California Highway Patrol arrested Oswaldo Cortez of Baldwin Park for the death of one of his three passengers, Carlos Garcia, 24, of El Monte. (INT)

The Moreno Valley City Council has embarked on a strategic planning process that includes community input. Residents are asked in a survey to prioritize the suggested concepts, projects, and programs. The survey is open to all Moreno Valley residents and stakeholders through February 9th and can be taken at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MorenoValleyResidents (INT)

Visitors are urged to leave their trash at home or take it with you, but don’t dump it in the snow-play areas of the San Bernardino Mountains. Litter has been piling up along state highways where people have stopped to romp in some of the best snow in years. Authorities are asking for good clean fun as more snow is likely to attract more people. (INT)

Caltrans plans nighttime closures of southbound I-15 to the westbound 91 in Corona to enable construction of temporary supports for a bridge that, when built, will serve as the new express lane connector between the 15 and 91. The nightly closures Monday through Saturday will continue until February 12th. (INT)

A box of Girl Scout cookies discarded by a speeding motorcyclist during a police chase proved to be his undoing. Hemet officers retrieved the cookies along with a note and a phone number. That was all that was needed to locate Joseph Kopff. The 31-year-old Hemet man is jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail. (INT)

The California Department of Veterans Affairs has withdrawn approval for the Marinello Schools of Beauty which has announced that it will close effective immediately. Marinello has five campuses in the Inland Empire. Beneficiaries may only use GI Bill benefits at institutions approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veteran Education. (INT)

Leave your e-waste at the gate and get a free admission to the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival at Indio. That’s the offer for fairgoers on February 17th. (INT)

Mother Earth is a restless place, more so than you might think. The USGS detected 14,588 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater in 2015. The worldwide number is on par with prior year averages of about 40 earthquakes per day of magnitude 4.0, or about 14,500 annually. (INT)

A 17-year-old boy is being questioned about a series of fires in abandoned buildings at the former George Air Force Base in Victorville. Witnesses saw the Hesperia teen leaving the scene of the most recent fire Sunday. An accelerant detection K-9 dog helped determine that at least one of the fires was arson. (INT)

Recovery from last summer’s disastrous wildfires in Northern California is taking another step forward. Calfire is spending $1.7 million for the removal of dead and dying trees in order to reduce the wildfire threat around homes within the counties of Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Tulare and Tuolumne. (INT)

Riverside Transit Agency buses counted 9.6 million boardings in 2015, the second-highest calendar year total since
the Agency started service in 1977. During the past year, March, June, July and December broke all-time monthly ridership records. (INT)

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