September 23, 2017
TOP STORIES
OAXACA - A powerful earthquake rocked Mexico Saturday, triggering new alarms in a country struggling to recover from two recent quakes.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The long-running Colonies corruption case is over. District Attorney Mike Ramos announced Friday that because of ‘witness problems that cannot be resolved’ former county assessor Jim Irwin will not face a second trial.
A failing dam is causing "extremely dangerous" flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service said the "imminent failure" of the Guajataca Dam is a "life-threatening situation".
Senator John McCain said Friday he’ll vote against the GOP-only Obamacare repeal proposal, becoming the second Republican to oppose the measure and possibly dooming the ability of party leaders to enact it.
WASHINGTON--Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance intended to better protect victims of sexual misconduct on college campuses, replacing it with an interim rule.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Times are changing the perception residents have of their county and it seems to be for the better.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – An intoxicated driver is likely to face several charges for causing a deadly crash Wednesday that killed an innocent motorist.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Chilly nights have signaled the arrival of autumn, but a reversal could be in the works.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A surge in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has made chlamydia and gonorrhea two of the top-3 most-reported diseases.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) – A Riverside woman has admitted embezzling $1.5 million from a Fontana metal forging company.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – New and previously lived in homes are now selling at their highest prices in at least ten years.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The misfortunes of the Alfred Angelo Bridal Shops are being transformed into dreams come true.
PINE COVE – (INT) - A Mead Valley man has been accused of stealing massive amounts of water to operate a clandestine marijuana farm in the San Jacinto Mountains.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Second-hand smoke is a well-documented health hazard. Researchers are finding its cousin has its own bag of demons.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Police are appealing for public help in identifying the killers of an ATM customer outside a local bank.
JOSHUA TREE – (INT) – A $10,000 reward is being offered in the disappearance of a young couple in the Joshua Tree National Park.
CORONA DEL MAR - There’s a growing threat along Southern California’s coastline, and officials want to arm themselves with advanced technology that could save lives.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the salary gap between men and woman is California is narrowing.
LOS ANGELES--This week’s deadly earthquake in Mexico has many Californians asking: What will happen when the proverbial "big one" hits?
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The highest gasoline prices of the year appear to be easing and should continue a decline.
Undocumented immigrants are shunning California in favor of Texas, with the Lone Star State’s undocumented population growing nearly five times as fast as California’s.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – As summer winds down, seasonal changes will become more apparent.
IRVINE--UC Irvine announced on Monday that the school has received a $200 million gift from two longtime campus supporters.
HOLLYWOOD - Darren Aronofsky's mother! stalled in its domestic box-office debut while facing competition from the blockbuster It.
CARSON – (INT) – Plans are in the works that could lead to one of the largest water purification plants in the world.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - A measure to address the State’s housing crisis has been approved by the California State Senate and sent to Governor Brown.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Climatologists are now leaning toward a La Nina winter for California which would not likely bring a repeat of last winter’s generous rain and snowfall.
OAKLAND – (INT) – The University of California has some new bragging rights.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Corporate wellness programs have been shown to save companies money by reducing absenteeism and health insurance costs.
A motorcyclist from Perris has lost his life in a head-on collision in Reche Canyon on the outskirts of Colton. The coroner reported that three vehicles were involved in the Friday evening crash that claimed the life of Steven Jarrell, age 59. (INT)

Investigators at Hesperia are trying to identify and determine circumstances in the discovery of a human body in the California Aqueduct. A sheriff’s dive team recovered the body about 15 minutes after it was report Thursday east of Los Flores Road and Summit Valley Road. (INT)

Ontario police say an unlicensed motorcyclist hit a vehicle making a left turn with such force that his helmet flew off. The 18-year-old victim died Friday two days after the high speed mishap on Fern Avenue. It was the Inland Empire’s sixth fatal motorcycle crash this month. (INT)

More than two dozen units of a storage facility in Menifee were damaged in a pre-dawn fire Friday. Most sustained only smoke damage, but the actual fire was confined to three units on Newport Road. CalFire could not give a cause for the blaze, but said there were no injuries. (INT)

The long arm of the law reached into Los Angeles County to arrest four men suspected of breaking into a Palm Springs pharmacy and stealing a large quantity of prescription drugs. A gold Cadillac stopped by police in West Covina matched the description of a vehicle seen leaving the pharmacy just 2-hours earlier. The quartet is behind bars and the drugs were recovered. (INT)

San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials have asked their counterparts in Riverside County to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Moreno Valley. A gang intelligence team was at a location on Scott Victor Circle Wednesday when an individual was shot at and then fled. Details of the incident and the names of those involved were not disclosed. (INT)

In Banning, a 2-story concrete, tilt-up building was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday. First responders found flames pouring from the building at West Lincoln Street and South Eighth streets. Damages were estimated at $100,000. CalFire had no cause. (INT)

Beaumont is moving ahead with a 5-year project to redesign and improve the Pennsylvania Avenue Interchange at the I-10. The first two phases will include expanding the existing interchange to include a new eastbound off-ramp and westbound on-ramp. The last phase of the project will include the construction of a grade separation. The project will alleviate traffic for Pass Area residents and patrons of local businesses. (INT)

A revolution is underway in retailing as online sales are taking about 50% of the incremental growth. Store closings will approach 9000 this year more than quadruple the 2000 reported as recently as 2013, the UCLA Anderson School predicts. The grocery sector, once thought to be immune from online competition, is shifting to omni-channel distribution and offering more experiential opportunities for shoppers, according to UCLA. (INT)

A man killed in a Friday morning freeway accident in Riverside has been identified. The coroner said that Henry Patino, 27, of Perris was fatally injured on the I-215 Box Springs Grade. (INT)

An ex-con who fled from the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Moreno Valley has been captured in San Bernardino. Raymond Vaughn, 33, was arrested without incident. Vaughn was not injured when he was shot at when a San Bernardino County gang intelligence team tried to initially arrest him. Details of the incident were not released. (INT)

Caltrans has installed three new ramp meter signals on Interstate 15 at Baseline Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana. They will become fully functional on October 9th. (INT)

Investigators say a woman found dead at the side of a Perris road was the victim of a traffic mishap. The incident appears to have happened on Goetz Road. The identity of the 36-year-old woman is being withheld until her relatives are notified. (INT)

A motorcyclist was killed a fiery Thursday morning accident near Cajon Summit. The crash south of Oak Hill Road closed three southbound lanes of Interstate 15 for nearly 3-hours. The California Highway Patrol said that Jonathan Tran, 29, of Victorville rear-ended a slower-moving car and was then run over by a truck. (INT)

It’s the year 5778 on the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah is underway, a time for reflection and resolve to change. Rosh Hashanah also commences a 10-day period of penitence and contemplation leading to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Judiaism’s most solemn and somber day on September 30th. (INT)

A crackdown on vehicle thefts had led Murrieta police to a ‘chop shop’ where stolen vehicles were being dismantled and their parts sold. A search warrant served at a residence on Loquat Street in Wildomar resulted in 13 arrests. (INT)

Passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport was up a solid 7-percent for the first eight months of the year. The increase in the volume of air cargo was twice that, according to figures released Wednesday. (INT)

San Bernardino County is sending up to 18 mental health professionals to communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. County Supervisors believe the experience of helping disaster victims will strengthen the county’s emergency response to future disasters. The County will seek reimbursement. (INT)

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