August 31, 2015
TOP STORIES
The man accused of fatally shooting a Texas deputy sheriff execution-style at a Houston-area gas station was arraigned Monday on a capital murder charge that could bring the death penalty.
A federal judge blocked the administration Monday from enforcing its birth-control mandate on a nonprofit known for its massive D.C. rallies against abortion, saying the secular group deserves the same protection as religious employers who aren’t required to insure contraceptives under Obamacare.
After decades of controversy, the name of Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, has been changed back to its original native Alaskan, Denali.
More than 300,000 elderly Californians are officially poor, as measured by the federal government, but their numbers triple to more than 1 million when the “hidden poor” are counted.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Undocumented criminal immigrants are coming under increasing pressure for deportation.
ONTARIO – (INT) – In recent years, some were saying that Ontario International Airport was “going to the dogs”. In fact, it has.
VICTORVILLE – (INT) – Two people are dead and three others have survived a head-on crash.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - A short-lived wildfire in Waterman Canyon caused some anxious moments Sunday.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – There’s been some initial fallout to the City Council’s decision to disband the 137-year-old fire department.
FONTANA – (INT) – Investigators have to determine the cause of a weekend fire at a salvage yard.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The cash-strapped city has hit another roadblock in its decade-long effort to replace the Mt. Vernon Avenue bridge.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – New figures suggest that the Riverside area continues to be a huge magnet for people moving out of the Los Angeles metro area.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout September. The food is provided without cost during the following times and locations:
PERRIS – (INT) – Frustrated teachers in the Val Verde Unified School District have had their last straw.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Brown Jr. signed an executive order Monday in response to destructive cyber-attacks.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - August gives way to September and a promise of cooler weather.
HOLLYWOOD - The dog days of August saw Universal's box-office champ 'Straight Outta Compton' remain No. 1 for the third straight week.
Popular authors Dr. Wayne Dyer and Oliver Sacks have died.
MORRO BAY - Elinor Dempsey is still shaken after a great white shark chomped on her surfboard while she was waiting for a wave.
Melody Patterson, a winsome actress best known for playing Wrangler Jane on the TV sitcom “F Troop” has died after a long illness.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – After nearly 10-years, high school ‘exit exams’ in California have gone the way of the Edsel.
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County may want to get dressed up.
SACRAMENTO - The state's offer to entice the University of California to enroll 5,000 more Californians by promising an extra $25 million will stand for another year.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Confidence in a strong El Nino for the coming months is growing.
A Cathedral City woman has been charged with multiple counts of grand theft involving payments she received while unlawfully acting as an immigration consultant. Sara Arcelia Salcido was arraigned Monday at Indio Superior Court and pleaded not guilty. (INT)

Caltrans is making improvements on three segments of Highway 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains. A $4.1 million contract calls for re-paving Route 18 between Talmadge Road in Big Bear to the SR-138 junction in Crestline. Work is scheduled to begin September 9th and continue for eighteen weeks. (INT)

A head-on collision in Colton has fatally injured one of the drivers. The coroner says a pickup truck veered across the center line of East Old Ranch Road and collided with an oncoming car. A 55-year-old Colton man died later at a local hospital. Colton police said Monday that the surviving motorist, Raymundo Domingo Lopez 34, Colton will be charged with manslaugthter and DUI. (INT)

Homicide detectives are leading an investigation into an elderly man’s death in Rancho Cucamonga. The body of the 83-year-old man was found Sunday in a field amid trees and shrubs. An autopsy may offer clues into the circumstances of the incident. (INT)

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez of Lake Elsinore is frustrated that her bill to provide whistleblower protection to legislative staff and root out corruption died in the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday. “A year after three Senators were arrested for corruption related charges, it is shocking that my democratic colleagues in the State Senate would kill a straight forward bill aimed at curtailing corruption,” said Melendez. (INT)

Senator Diane Feinstein’s proposal to designate three new desert areas as national monuments is gaining support. The Mojave Desert Land Trust likes the idea for preserving the Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains lands as monuments under the Federal Antiquities Act. Monument status could provide long-term protections for more than one million acres of land. (INT)

Rafael Guzman has been named Community and Economic Development Director for the City Riverside. Guzman brings 15 years of planning and community development experience to Riverside most recently as Planning Director in Bellflower, He starts on Sept. 28. (INT)

Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown has exercised his street-level law enforcement duties. Brown was driving to his office Monday when he witnessed a graffiti artist at work on a business marquee. Suspect Alexis Javier Reyes-Bautista. 21, asked Brown who he was and quickly found out. The 20-yerar-old transient briefly put up some resistance before he was hauled off to jail. (INT)

A Riverside motorist has died of injuries he suffered in a weekend collision near Lake Elsinore. Highway patrol investigators said Monday that the victim failed to see a truck with its emergency flashers stopped on Temescal Canyon Road. (INT)

Passenger volume through Ontario International Airport continues to show month-to-month gains. July’s numbers were up slightly by 1.45%. International traffic is maintaining a vigorous percentage growth, reflecting demand for the Mexican markets. (INT)

Reward money has reached $20,000 in hopes Riverside police can solve two fatal shootings on the city’s Eastside. Last April, Allen Dameron Allen was walking to work when he was killed. Last month, Juan Ramirez was riding his scooter home when a vehicle pulled up and a suspect opened fire. Investigators believe there were witnesses to the homicides who have yet to come forward. (INT)

Redlands police have joined several law enforcement agencies in an 18-day campaign against drunk drivers. It continues through Labor Day. In California during 2013, 867 people died in drunken driving collisions. (INT)

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