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|December 12, 2019|
WASHINGTON - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested fewer people during the 2019 budget year than last year, in part because resources were shifted to help handle the massive surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, ICE said.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general, Michael Horowitz, testified Wednesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the origins of the FBI's probe into the 2016 Trump campaign and possible links to Russia.
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday easily passed the compromise defense policy bill that would grant federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave and create a new branch of the military dedicated to space.
The United States is a major exporter of many different resources, but one market segment is surprisingly large: blood.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Home values and rents in California are among the most expensive in the nation, and the state has one of the highest rates of homelessness.
ONTARIO – (INT) - Ontario International Airport (ONT) is the fastest-growing airport in the United States.
MT. BALDY – (INT) – An air and ground search continues for an experienced hiker missing since Sunday on snow-capped Mt. Baldy.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - A Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony will be held Saturday at the Riverside National Cemetery.
HESPERIA – (INT) – A deranged motorist is dead at the culmination of what authorities said was a random act of violence.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden Tuesday.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – This city has landed toward the top on a list of the nation’s largest, neediest cities.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Riverside County Supervisors Tuesday ratified an employment agreement with the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Employers in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area expect to hire at an active pace during the opening quarter of 2020.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – City Manager Tom DeSantis is stepping down.
HEMET – (INT) – Riverside County authorities are realizing how pervasive the illegal cultivation of marijuana has become.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Colorful events are underway in preparing for Christmas.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Winter may not arrive – officially – for another two weeks. But for those on the streets, it already feels like it.
ONTARIO – (INT) - Ontario International Airport (ONT) is geared up for the Christmas-New Years holidays.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Inland Empire’s signature holiday event, the Festival of Lights, is aglow.
FRESNO - (INT) - Business and community leaders are celebrating achieving one million solar roofs in California.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - The Automobile Club of Southern California is projecting the largest travel volume on record for the Christmas-New Year holiday period.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Other than some slow warming and cooling, Southern California weather will remain on the clear, tranquil side into the weekend.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Southern California’s high rate of identity theft crimes compared to the rest of the US means that holiday shoppers need to be especially cautious.
CLAREMONT - A Methodist church has unveiled a Nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages.
LOS ANGELES - René Auberjonois, the prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died.
HOLLYWOOD - Frozen 2” dominates box office charts for the third week in a row.
SAN DIEGO - Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter plans to resign from Congress "shortly after the holidays."
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California’s flu season is getting an early start.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - Southern California’s top economists are offering a largely promising outlook.
SACRAMENTO - California’s insurance commissioner issued a one-year moratorium banning carriers from canceling homeowners’ coverage in areas struck by the 2019 wildfires.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – It looks like Southern California motorists will be able to finish the year with gasoline prices on the decline.
LA JOLLA, CA - Atmospheric rivers, the extreme weather events that dump inches of rain on Western states, cause more than $1 billion in flood damage every year.
LOMA LINDA - (INT) -Rrates of tuberculosis in low-income communities may be severely impacted by controllable external factors.
Climatologists say the autumn warm spell affecting most of California is not indicative that an El Nino is coming.
An arrest has capped an 8-month investigation into the slaying of a young Riverside woman. Sheriff’s investigators say the public’s assistance helped identify Cainen Cameron Chambers, 38, of Riverside as the suspected killer of Ciara Harrison. The body of the 25-year-old woman was found last April in the Box Springs Mountains. (INT)
Hemet police have announced the arrest of a motorist for deliberately running down and killing a transient. Andrew Hampton, 23, of Hemet turned himself in Wednesday, five days after James Gauthier, Jr., 46, was killed on Warley Road. Hampton fled the scene. Police later recovered his Dodge Challenger. (INT)
One person perished Tuesday night in a collision on the Ramona Expressway at Lakeview. Calfire said that Anthony Armenta, 51, of Hemet was in a pick-up truck that collided with a truck-trailer rig at Lakeview Avenue. (INT)
Two Redlands massage parlors have been ‘red tagged’ because of ongoing prostitution. Building and health concerns took police and code enforcement officers to the Red Dragonfly Spa on Redlands Blvd and Kings Massage on West Colton Ave. Prostitution and possible human trafficking were occurring at both locations. Four suspects were identified and charged with solicitation for prostitution. (INT)
Funding has been finalized for the $45 million Railroad Canyon Interchange on the I-15 at Lake Elsinore. The Riverside County Transportation Commission has approved the final $17.9 million in state funding. Bids will be sought this month with construction starting in the spring. (INT)
The sheriff’s Quality of Life campaign continued in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar with the round-up of twenty-six people Thanksgiving Week. Sheriff Chad Bianco said Thursday he is responding to citizen complaints of trespassing, public intoxication, illicit drug use, and petty theft. Those individuals contacted and arrested were offered resources for homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health. A similar crackdown in downtown Perris sent 20 people to jail for various criminal offenses. (INT)
Caltrans is removing boulders along Highway 74 above Lake Elsinore every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until December 19th between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Morning and evening commuters will not be affected. The slope stabilization work follows a Thanksgiving holiday incident in which a vehicle crashed into a boulder killing a passenger. (INT)
California is joining seven other states to develop an action plan to put hundreds of thousands more zero-emission trucks and buses on roads and highways, the California Air Resources Board announced Thursday. The Board is considering a proposed Advanced Clean Trucks regulation that would establish sales and reporting requirements for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. (INT)
The District Attorney has charged a Lake Elsinore man with the murder of his wife. Marchillo Hill was arrested in Hawthorne last Friday the day after Vonshon Walker was slain in her home. (INT)
Riverside County Supervisors have appointed Kyla Brown as the new director for the County Regional Parks. Brown has been the RivCo Parks Assistant Director for the past nine years, overseeing a workforce of more than 100 employees. (INT)
Four members of the San Bernardino City Council up for re-election next year will face a gauntlet of challengers. Eleven have qualified to face incumbents Henry Nickel, Jim Mulvihill, Bessine Richard and Juan Figueroa. Winners in the March 3rd primary must receive a majority of all votes case in each ward or the top two candidates will advance to the November 2020 General Election. (INT)
Calfire in San Bernardino County lifted burning restrictions Friday following a series of rainstorms. The restrictions had been in effect since last July. However, burning permits are still required and can be obtained at any local Calfire station. (INT)
Although the Inland Empire Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) decreased slightly, this is the second consecutive month indicating economic growth in the manufacturing sector and economy as a whole. About three-quarters (76%) of purchasing managers believe that the local economy will stay the same over the next three months, according to the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino. (INT)
With the wildfire season subsiding, the Forest Service is taking advantage of cooler, wet weather to do controlled burns. Several are planned in the coming weeks including three in the Big Bear area beginning Friday. Others covering hundreds of acres will follow in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. (INT)