March 25, 2019
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WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller says neither President Donald Trump, his campaign nor anyone associated with it conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
WASHINGTON – President Trump celebrated completion of the Mueller report as a victory.
Smartphones and digital technology are supposed to make our lives easier, but for young adults, it seems that things may only be getting tougher.
Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 — 51 percent of them — said they do not have a steady romantic partner, according to data from the General Social Survey released this week.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Three traffic mishaps Saturday in Fontana, Jurupa Valley and Riverside killed three people. Two involved hit-run incidents.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Sales of larger office buildings in the Inland Empire have taken a dive.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Workers rebuilding storm-damaged segments of State highways 243 and 74 are about to shift to around-the-clock schedules.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The latest employment picture for Riverside-San Bernardino counties is a rosy one for the First Quarter of the year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Noting that the city is at a ‘crossroads’, Mayor John Valdivia and Acting Police Chief Eric McBride have announced a revised approach to fighting crime.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – County residents are being given improving marks in their overall health.
ONTARIO – (INT) – It’s international passengers who are driving growth at Ontario International Airport.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – An 83-year-old pilot’s failure to maintain control of his twin-engine plane caused it to crash.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner Chad Bianco is out with a timetable for two projects under his control.
CORONA – (INT) – Police are reaching out in hopes someone can provide clues as to the wherabouts of 8-year-old Noah McIntosh.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Generous winter rains have spawned an outpouring of Painted Ladies.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Strong spring sunshine is beaming down on the Southland sending temperatures back up to normal and beyond
HOLLYWOOD - The sole new wide release this week, Universal's "Us" came in first place at the box office.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - – California consumers are applying for clean-vehicle rebates at a record pace.
LOS ANGELES--California is preparing to mobilize National Guard troops to reduce the threat of wildfires.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices are gaining some upward momentum.
LOS ANGELES--A report released Thursday on lead contamination levels in school drinking water gave California a passing grade on the issue.
LOS ANGELES - Star center fielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized the largest contract in professional sports history.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Local water districts will have plenty to go around this summer.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California’s 2020 Presidential Primary is still a year away, but Secretary of State Alex Padilla is predicting a record voter turnout.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California’s display of wildflowers is only one result of the generous winter rains.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Climatologists say there was an El Nino connection to February’s intense rains throughout most of California.
Californians could stand to get average tax refund of $832.
A change of command ceremony Saturday at March Air Reserve Base saw Brig. Gen. Matthew J. Burger relinquish command to Col. Melissa A. Coburn, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s first female commander. The ceremony was officiated by Maj. Gen. Randall Ogden, commander, HQ 4th Air Force. (INT)

Chino police believe that two men and a woman were involved in Thursday’s parking lot shooting outside a Big Lots store on Central Avenue. Killed was Thalia Flores, 25, of Montclair. One man drove himself to a hospital while police are looking for another who fled the scene. He is identified as Julio Cesar Rocha, 25, the dead woman's former boyfriend. (INT)

Storm-damaged Greenspot Road connecting East Highlands with Mentone and Redlands has been repaired and reopened. A section near Florida Street was washed out on Valentine’s Day and the road closed. Mill Creek has been restored to its original channel. Over 50,000 yards of material was trucked in to protect the roadway. (INT)

A motorist speeding on a freeway shoulder past slower moving traffic was killed Thursday in a fiery crash at Murrieta. The CHP said the Ford Explorer slammed into a concrete pillar at the 15-215 interchange and burst into flames. The 50-year-old Murrieta man died at the scene.(INT)

The Pechanga Band of Mission Indians has given the city of Lake Elsinore $100,000 to cover costs of public safety and traffic control because of the hoards of visitors that have flooded the city to view the “super bloom’ of wild flowers. Last weekend, an estimated 150,000 people walked into the hills off Interstate 15 to view the spectacle. (INT)

California air quality regulators are recommending actions to improve emergency and routine air monitoring at the state’s major oil refineries and in the communities that surround them. The report also recommends first responders have access to improved air monitoring tools and data, and they be thoroughly trained to apply them. (INT)

Corona-Norco Unified School District’s Aisha Randhawa outlasted Hemet Unified School District’s Ernie Ordaniel to win her fourth straight Riverside County Spelling Bee on Tuesday at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. Aisha Randhawa will represent Riverside County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee from May 26-31 in Maryland. (INT)

Omnitrans is proposing a fare increase, the elimination of one freeway express route, and modifications to other routes effective in September. The transit agency will hold meetings across the San Bernardino Valley between April 2 and 10 to solicit public feedback. (INT)

A light M3.0 earthquake jiggled the Hemet-San Jacinto area Saturday afternoon. Automatic sensing seismographs placed the epicenter 3-miles north-northwest of San Jacinto at a depth of 6-miles. (INT)

A top fuel dragster crashed Friday at the Soboba casino at San Jacinto killing the driver. The coroner said that Marcus Norris, 43, was competing in the Southern California Sand Drag Association’s racing events. (INT)

Warmer spring weather is bringing out more motorcyclists. Angel Ramirez, 29, of Bell was killed Thursday while riding down East Baseline Street in San Bernardino. The coroner said Ramirez struck a parked vehicle. There have been seven motorcycle fatalities in the Inland Empire since the beginning of the year including four since March 12th. (INT)

Dr. Allan Drusys has been appointed Director of Riverside County Animal Services. Dr. Drusys is a veteran employee of the department, serving most recently as the Chief Veterinarian for the past 13 years. (INT)

San Bernardino will contract with the Riverside County Department of Animal Services for an animal care solution because the city’s shelter is old and needing major repairs. The decision was made Wednesday by the City Council. An announcement indicated that animals remaining in the shelter need ‘forever homes’ and urged that they be adopted. (INT)

“Downdraft conditions” contributed to the January 2018 crash of a small plane into a parking lot at Skyforest in the San Bernardino Mountains. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the pilot had failed to attain proper air speed after take-off from the San Bernardino International Airport and flew too close to a ridgeline. Ultimately, the small plane suffered an aerodynamic stall. Four people aboard the plane survived, but the pilot suffered serious injuries. (INT)

More popular side roads in the San Bernardino National Forest are facing a prolonged closure in the wake of intense winter storms. The Forest Service says the closure of 22 miles of 1N09 between Highway 330 and Seven Oaks Road may last for a year. A similar closure has impacted Forest Road 1N45 (Santa Ana River Rd.) between Highway 38 and Glass Road in the Barton Flats area. Storm damage involves sink holes, mud and rock slides, cracked and undermined pavement and fallen trees. (INT)

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