August 20, 2018
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON - The New York Times reports that federal investigators are reaching the end of their inquiries and are “considering filing charges by the end of August” possibly against President’s Trump’s former lawyer.
PORTLAND, OR - Close to 7 in 10 Americans said they feel "worn out by the amount of news" that's available.
WASHINGTON--Bad news for the West: Even after firefighters have already battled 101 large blazes this year, the remainder of wildfire season is expected to be hotter and drier than normal.
Twitter users are blocking companies on Twitter to pressure the social media firm to permanently ban broadcaster Alex Jones.
If it feels like you need a translator to talk with your teenager, you're not alone.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The ebb and flow of summer monsoon moisture will headline this week’s weather in Southern California.
REDLANDS – (INT) – A memorial celebration is being planned for retired Spanish radio broadcaster Alfredo Gonzalez.
GLEN IVY – (INT) – Weary firefighters are aiming for full containment of the Holy Fire by Tuesday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The ground beneath the inland region has got a case of the jitters.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – Street sweepers are swinging into action to clean the city’s streets of the ash that reigned down during the Holy Fire.
CORONA – (INT) – As the smoke clears, schools are gearing up for a Monday opening.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The National Transportation Safety Board will determine what caused a Riverside police helicopter to make a hard, tail-first landing.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The region’s labor market has been a balancing act this summer.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The Farm House Motel is being reborn as an indoor/outdoor center of retail shops, restaurants and entertainment.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – City leaders are positioning Riverside to become the downtown of Inland Southern California.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Radio station KPRO (1570AM) has fallen silent and its owners say it will not return to the air.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
HOLLYWOOD - Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated romantic comedy ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ launched above expectations.
DETROIT - Aretha Franklin's family continues to coordinate memorial and funeral plans following her death Thursday morning.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California’s Climate Change Scoping Plan shows petroleum demand will decrease by more than 45 percent by 2030.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - A new report finds physician burnout increasing to the point of a medical crisis.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Wholesale gasoline prices in Southern California are the lowest in 5-months but that has yet to be reflected at the pump.
SACRAMENTO--Firefighters and their families are dealing with stress and emotional pain on a scale never seen before, veteran firefighters say.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Cannabis tax revenue in California is growing.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is banking on new funding to reduce wait times.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – If the future of trees lining city streets is any indicator, Riverside and other inland cities are likely to become more desert-like.
SACRAMENTO--There are roughly 14,000 firefighters on duty battling fires across the region. Among them are more than 2,000 inmates.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Climatologists are keep at 70 percent chances of an El Nino this winter.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - CARB is proposing to ensure that cars and light-duty trucks for model years 2021-2025 continue to meet tough California standards.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) – Another phenomenon has appeared underscoring Southern California’s scorching summer and lending to the validity of climate change.
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.
A 10-acre wildfire created travel issues on the 215 freeway between Menifee and Murrieta late Sunday. A Sigalert was posted as flames licked at the freeway backing up southbound traffic. One firefighter was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury. (INT)

Expansion is expected to continue in the near term despite trade disputes with China and others, according to the newly released Inland Empire Business Activity Index. (INT)

Sheriff’s detectives say that two men are suspected in the late Friday night slayings of two others at Sunnymead Park in Moreno Valley. Witnesses told of hearing multiple gunshots and seeing two black males running from the park on Perris Boulevard. One of the dead was identified Saturday as Tyrone Brown, 41, of Moreno Valley. (INT)

Governor Brown has granted 36 pardons and 31 commutations to individuals who were convicted of a crime in California. Those granted pardons have completed their sentences. Most were convicted of drug-related or other nonviolent crimes. (INT)

Safety improvements are coming to Highway 60 through the Badlands between Moreno Valley and Beaumont. $71.5 million is coming from the California Transportation Commission to build truck lanes through the winding corridor. The allocation completes the funding package for the project. Construction starts next summer and take 2-and-a-half years to complete. (INT)

Corona has extended the nomination period for the District 5 City Council seat until Wednesday because the incumbent failed to seek re-election. Hundreds of local school and special district offices throughout the Inland Empire are up for election in November. In San Bernardino County, the nomination deadline was extended in 33 impending contests.(INT)

Riverside County’s cool centers are getting some financial relief. County supervisors accepted a $20,000 grant Tuesday from the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation. The financial help follows seven heat-related deaths in the county during July. (INT)

Colton police are following up on leads to a fatal shooting early Sunday. Officers found a man fatally injured inside a vehicle on North Rancho Avenue. (INT)

Riverside police are seeking witnesses to a Saturday night fight that left two men shot and wounded. The incident involving several people occurred in the 3400 block of 5th Street. (INT)

The coroner has released the names of three people killed in a series of traffic accidents. Bicyclist Marcos White, 31, was fatally injured on Highway 38 near his home at Mentone. In Fontana, Ramiro Granados, 22, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a power pole on Valley Boulevard. Earlier in Ontario, Brandon Tullos, 23, was ejected from his motorcycle when he collided with a vehicle at an intersection on West ‘G’ Street. (INT)

Another, fatal, officer-involved shooting in San Bernardino County has been ruled justifiable. Two sheriff’s deputies have been cleared of any criminal wrong-doing in the slaying of Dominic Christopher Hodges of Yucca Valley. Hodges was killed in January 2017 after shooting at the deputies at a motel in Twentynine Palms. An autopsy determined that Hodges had been using amphetamines, opiates, Oxycodone and cannabinoids. (INT)

Fourteen men have been arrested during a summer crackdown on prostitution in Hesperia and San Bernardino. Eight men were caught by an undercover police officer in Hesperia. Earlier, results of a street-level ‘John’ operation in downtown San Bernardino were announced. Six men were arrested on suspicion of soliciting acts of prostitution from an undercover officer. It was the latest effort to suppress prostitution in the area. (INT)

UC Riverside is ranked 32nd in MONEY Magazine’s ‘50 Best Colleges in the U.S’. UC campuses took five of the top 11 spots. UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UCLA ranked second, third and fourth on the list respectively. The magazine evaluated public and private U.S. colleges and universities based on academic excellence, affordability, and post-graduation outcomes. (INT)

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