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|November 25, 2015|
Russian President Vladimir Putin has bitterly condemned the downing of a Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border. He described it as a "stab in the back" committed by "accomplices of terrorists".
WHITE HOUSE--Less than two weeks after terrorists opened fire in deadly attacks in Paris, the leaders of the United States and France stood together in the White House East Room, with words of solidarity and a vow to take the fight to the Islamic State militant group.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully landed a suborbital rocket back at its launch site, a key step in its drive to make reusable rockets, the company said on Tuesday.
A new state law mandating that utilities take steps to protect power plants from terrorist attacks is being held hostage in a fight between the California Public Utilities Commission and legislators over the agency’s $5 million legal tab in corruption investigations.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Colder weather has brought down the curtain on the mosquito ‘season’ as the number of humans with West Nile virus set records this year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – While some hope the welcome mat for El Nino’s rain will end the drought, others are fearful the phenomenon will overdo it. They are sounding the preparedness alarm.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Petitions seeking to reaffirm last summer’s City Council approval of the controversial World Logistics Center have qualified.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A man facing federal charges related to a $10 million lien filed against an Internal Revenue Service employee has been ordered held without bond pending trial.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Ambitious new nutrition guidelines will help ensure that healthy foods and beverages will be served or sold within city-managed facilities.
PALM SPRINGS - (INT) - Longtime Coachella Valley journalist Gloria Greer will be remembered at a special Celebration of Life.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Police are trying to track down witnesses to a late night shooting that left one person dead and another injured.
GLEN HELEN - Fighting wildfires in San Bernardino County is no longer, entirely a man’s job.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Fontana police have killed two men in as many days in a pair of unrelated officer-involved shootings.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Congressman Ken Calvert of Corona co-sponsored a bill to halt Syrian and Iraqi refugee programs in the US.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Another aspect of climate change could be a detriment to visibility.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another flu season is here and health officials promise an improved vaccine this year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout November. The food is provided without cost.
WILTON, CONN - Veteran TV star David Canary has died. He was 77.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Retailers are giving out mixed signals on consumer spending for the holidays.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Not surprising to millions of Southern California is a study of the nation's worst traffic bottlenecks.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Airports are gearing up for one of the busiest travel times of the year. And, Los Angeles International Airport promises to be a challenge.
SANTA ANA - (INT) - A former hospital CFO and two surgeons are among those accused of health care fraud.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Motorcycle fatalities have jumped dramatically across California.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Temperatures are trending cooler as a wave of unsettled weather sets in for the Thanksgiving holiday.
LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers have hired their first African-American skipper.
LOS ANGELES - The 2015 American Music Awards boasted performances from the full-on roll call of today’s musicians.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Southern California motorists will have a bit more money in their wallets for Thanksgiving getaways and holiday shopping as gas prices continue to slip.
HOLLYWOOD - 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2', the fourth and final installment in the dystopian adventure franchise, has wholeheartedly beat down the competition.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Most consumers do not believe that Black Friday offers the best deals of the year.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A new winter weather outlook maintains a 95 percent chance of strong El Nino conditions from December through February.
SAN FRANCISCO - Rainstorms forecast to rage during this winter’s “Godzilla” El Niño could release damaging mudslides on drought-dried and fire-scarred landscapes.
The Golden State Warriors crushed the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 Tuesday night to improve to 16-0 and set a new record for best regular season start in the NBA’s 70-year history. The next-best record in their sights is the 1971-72 Lakers’ 33-game winning streak. (INT)
Fontana police have concluded that a double shooting during a large, weekend house party was gang-related. As many as five gunmen entered the home on Laurel Avenue and killed a 20-year-old Rialto man. Another young man was shot and wounded as he tried to flee. (INT)
A second small fire in as many days has flared in the Santa Ana River bottom in Riverside. Sunday’s fire caused no damage and may have been started by transients. They have been asked to leave because of the impending flooding of the river bottom from predicted winter rain. (INT)
Much of the Inland Empire is expected to remain under a Red Flag fire warning until Sunday evening. Warm, dry, Santa Ana winds have amplified the wildfire danger. Calfire has shifted 15 fire engines from Northern California to San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Ventura counties as a pre-emptive measure. (INT)
Calfire reports two confirmed fatalities when a vehicle hit a golf cart Wednesday afternoon at Thousand Palms. The coroner identified the victims as Ronald Little, 76, and Neil Karran, 77, both from British Columbia, Canada. A motorist whose vehicle hit the cart, Angela Lavantry, 32, of Palm Desert was arrested on suspicion of 2nd degree murder and DUI. (INT)
Google is announcing that its Google Express next day delivery service is expanding further in Southern California, into the Inland Empire and Palm Springs. Google says it's utilizing the speed of the web by helping consumers shop their favorite stores online—in a single place. Area residents can shop from Costco, Target and Kohl's and get next day delivery. (INT)
The new Perris Valley line isn’t the only one being tested by Metrolink. A Metrolink test train is being run on the San Bernardino line before locomotives equipped with the new Positive Train Control go into service. The PTC trains are being run nightly this month Monday through Friday. Meantime, the dedication of the Perris extension has been set for December 11th. (INT)
A Riverside County judge has ordered Nicolas Garcia to prison for 15-years for an unprovoked attack on a family that had stopped their disabled car on Interstate 215 in Menifee. Garcia pleaded guilty Tuesday and must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. (INT)
Redlands will begin trimming approximately 250 palm trees along Orange and Cajon streets in preparation for storms associated with El Niño. Meantime, the City of Moreno Valley launched a comprehensive webpage to provide beneficial information and prepare community members for predicted El Niño rain events.
A Hesperia man has been struck and killed while attempting to cross a street in that High Desert city. The coroner says that Scott Sperry, 47, was struck Saturday night in front of Hesperia High School. (INT)
Palm Springs police say a man was attempting to make methamphetamines when the chemicals burst into flames setting him on fire. The unidentified man was found under the Ramon Road Bridge suffering extensive burns that later claimed his life. (INT)
Riverside police are now using social media to attract men to proposition undercover female officers for acts of prostitution. Six men showed up within 8-hours in the area of University and Chicago avenues and were arrested. (INT)
Some honorees are being announced ahead of January’s Palm Springs International Film Festival. It will present Johnny Depp with the Desert Palm Achievement Award at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Cate Blanchett and Saoirse Ronan. (INT)