September 19, 2018
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WILMINGTON, NC-- Hurricane Florence resumed its second week of impacts with much of the same, flooding that cut off entire towns, water rescues that have been inundated, evacuations as rivers continued to rise, and more tragedy.
LOS ANGELES--California has made strides to reduce student suspensions for minor classroom disruptions, but a new study concludes the state still has not gone far enough, and in some districts, pernicious disparities remain.
WASHINGTON--Nearly half of the residents in the nation’s five biggest cities do not speak English at home, choosing instead their native language, according to the latest Census Bureau data.
SEATTLE, WA--Amazon, which has transformed the retail landscape, may be about to strike again. The e-commerce giant is reportedly thinking about significantly multiplying its checkout-free store concept Amazon Go.
SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Wednesday he has agreed to allow international inspectors to observe the dismantlement of facilities key to Pyongyang’s missile program.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – It may be weeks before the first soaking rains of fall and winter, but the warning signs are going up.
VICTORVILLE – (INT) – The proposed XpressWest high-speed rail project connecting Victorville and Las Vegas may be getting back on track.
MENTONE – (INT) – A memorial service for longtime Spanish radio announcer and station manager Alfredo Gonzalez will be held Sunday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside County authorities are stepping up their efforts to sideline unlicensed and illegal marijuana dispensaries.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Southern California’s gasoline inventory is looking better.
NORCO - (INT) – The Guinness World Record Holder for the world’s largest bounce house is coming.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – Officials with the Cleveland National Forest tweeted Thursday that the Holy Fire is ‘100% contained’.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Most local employers surveyed by Manpower, Inc. see the region’s job outlook in a holding pattern.
AGUANGA – (INT) – Seismologists are offering reassurances that an ongoing earthquake swarm has no immediate hazards implications.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Home prices that have been on the rise for more than 6-years appear to be leveling off.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Southern California weather is poised to begin the transition from summer to autumn.
LOS ANGELES - Amazon's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel led the field of winners at the 70th annual primetime Emmy honor.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) – By land and by sea, smugglers are stepping up their campaign to bring undocumented immigrants into Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California remains the leading agricultural state in the nation, with about 13 percent of total US production.
HOLLYWOOD – ‘The Predator’ is devouring the competition at the Box Office.
SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown is considering a new law that would require cities and counties to identify buildings "capable of collapsing" during a major earthquake.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Climatologists are sticking with their earlier prediction of a 70 percent chance of an El Nino this winter.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Researchers at UC Riverside have been studying the link between obesity in men and brain inflammation.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – For the first time, California voters registered as independents outnumber Republicans.
SALTON SEA--A new study points to a type of rock on the San Andreas Fault that may signal where the "Big One" could hit, and it's in Southern California.
For the second time in recent days, a vacant commercial building in San Bernardino has been heavily damaged by fire. There was no immediate cause for Tuesday night’s blaze on ‘E’ Street at Magnolia Avenue. (INT)

An early Wednesday morning vehicle mishap near Lake Mathews killed one person. A vehicle crashed into a light pole on El Sobrante Road trapping the victim. (INT)

Corona police are trying to get to the bottom of a family disturbance Tuesday that turned deadly. 19-year-old Mark Pagay is alleged to have being wielding a ‘large-bladed instrument’ when he fatally injured his father at the family’s home. Roy Pagay, 54, died later at Riverside Community Hospital. His son is under arrest. (INT)

Dr. Matthew Chang has been named the new Director of Behavioral Health of the Riverside University Health System. Chang had been serving as medical director for RUHS Behavioral Health since 2016. He is a board certified child/adolescent forensic psychiatrist. He replaces former Director Steve Steinberg, who retired earlier this month after 25 years with the department. (INT)

Fire fighters in Victorville took an hour Monday evening to put out a fire inside a large building at the Burrtec Recycling Center. The fire involved piles of trash. Damage was limited. (INT)

A high-level member of a global drug ring has been extradited to Southern California on charges that he conspired to transport cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars from South America to Mexico for eventual sale in the United States. In addition to the extradition of Victor Hugo Cuellar-Silva the arrests of co-defendants in California and Massachusetts, six other defendants are pending extradition after being previously taken into custody in Colombia and Thailand. (INT)

San Bernardino voters are invited to learn more about the city’s two candidates for mayor at a public forum October 4th. Incumbent Carey Davis and Councilman John Valdivia are in a November 6th run-off. The forum will be at the Ecclesia Christian Fellowship. (INT)

The Univertsity of California says will aim for 100 percent reliance on clean electricity supplies across its campuses and medical centers by 2025. (INT)

Riverside ranks mid-way on a ranking of 254 California cities as the best place to raise a family. WalletHub gave Riverside high scores for housing affordability and the high school graduation rate, but worst for its divorce rate and violent crime per capita. WalletHub compared 254 California cities across 21 key metrics. (INT)

A single-car crash on the I-10 in Redlands Tuesday killed one person. The eastbound vehicle was approaching California Street when it hit the center divider and overturned. (INT)

A community celebration marking the revitalization of one of San Bernardino’s core neighborhoods will be held Friday. The Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood Revitalization replaces the former Waterman Gardens public housing development. Planners say the project includes about 400 units of affordable and market-rate housing, community amenities, upgraded infrastructure and an “integrated educational environment”. (INT)

A La Quinta murder suspect has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Stacy Rowan, 56, was suspected of killing another man and wounding a woman in La Quinta last Thursday. Rowan was eventually arrested after being chased into Ontario. (INT)




Two motorists are dead after their vehicles collided at a Riverside intersection late Thursday night. Police were trying to determine which driver went through a red light at the intersection of La Sierra and Cypress avenues. The victim were later identified as Corey Rees, 27, and a 21-year-old woman, Mirian Malaka Saad Ibrahem. Both were from Riverside. One vehicle crashed into a tree and the other came to rest against a house. (INT)

A summer-long crackdown on recycling fraud has netted eight arrests. Hundreds of thousands of pounds of aluminum cans and empty plastic beverage containers have been seized from trucks entering California through San Bernardino and Imperial counties. Containers sold out-of-state do not qualify for cash redemption. (INT)

The California Air Resources Board has selected four communities in Los Angeles and Kern counties for a new program to monitor air quality near oil and gas extraction facilities. The four are located in historic oil regions. The campaign includes air monitoring, and community meetings to gather ideas, hear concerns, foster ongoing feedback, communicate results and discuss solutions. (INT)

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