January 22, 2020
TOP STORIES
SEATTLE - A man in Washington state has been diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus that has sickened hundreds and killed six in China, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON - The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began in full Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, with a spirited debate over the rules governing the third such trial in U.S. history.
SACRAMENTO - In California state legislature, a new battle is taking shape over whether or not a popular painkiller, acetaminophen, will be labeled as a carcinogen, according to an AP report.
CHICAGO - In another setback in its effort to get its best-selling jet back in the air, Boeing on Tuesday said it does not expect U.S. regulators to begin ungrounding the 737 Max until mid-2020.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to decide on a fast-track basis the fate of the landmark Affordable Care Act after a federal appeals court ruled that its central health insurance mandate is unconstitutional.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The average sales price for a new or resale home in Riverside County has eclipsed $400,000.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The city’s horrific homicide rate is showing no sign of slowing.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Mother Nature is setting the stage for a string of fair, dry, and warmer days into the weekend.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Identities of three teenage boys killed in a late Sunday night hit-and-run car crash have been released.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A Superior Court judge followed a jury’s recommendation Tuesday and handed a death sentence to Charles Merritt in the murders of Merritt’s former business partner, his wife and their two children.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – Three members of the same family are safe after falling through the thin ice covering Big Bear Lake.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Residents by the thousands are battling the flu as a surge in the ‘B’ strain takes center stage.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – New statistics show how one Inland Empire city is reaching out to the homeless.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) will decide in June whether to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot.
ONTARIO – (INT) –The ‘60 Swarm’ has shifted from Riverside County to the West End of San Bernardino County.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Volunteers for San Bernardino county’s annual Point-In-Time census (PITC) take to the streets on January 23rd.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - As the Senate trial to remove President Trump from office gets underway, California’s likely voters are deeply divided.
HOLLYWOOD - “Bad Boys for Life” is expected to cross the $100 million mark this week.
LOS ANGELES — The airliner fuel-dumping incident over Cudahy is taking on legal ramifications.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Some store closures are part of Pier 1 Import’s restructuring plan in an effort to head-off its demise.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California has gone to court challenging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to open up more than one million acres of public lands for oil and gas drilling.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices are holding steady, but changes could be coming.
Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - A high-profile bill that could increase home building near mass transit and in single-family home neighborhoods across California is back – again – before lawmakers.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) – A section of new border wall at Otay Mesa has gotten its first test.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – With the arrival of 2020, solar power will be required with the construction of all new homes in California.
San Bernardino police have mounted an investigation into the city’s third homicide this month. Cicero Frisco Mayfield, 55, of Rialto succumbed several days later to bullet wounds he suffered on January 11th. Mayfield was found laying in the 1700 block of West Home Avenue. Detectives said they have no motive and offered no suspect information. (INT)

Sheriff’s detectives have capped a 3-week homicide investigation with the arrests of two teenage boys. They are accused of fatally shooting Tremon Jordan, 19, outside Macy’s Market in Muscoy December 29th. The incident was said to be gang-related. (INT)

A motorist is facing multiple charges after allegedly driving his car into the front doors of a Walgreen’s store in Menifee early Tuesday and going on a rampage smashing product displays and sales equipment. Store employees had locked themselves in a back room until sheriff’s deputies arrived and arrested Preston Quine of Menifee on suspicion of driving Under the influence of drugs, driving on a suspended License and vandalism. (INT)

Riverside police have identified the city’s first homicide victim of 2020. Emanuel Reggie Herrera, 33, was found late Wednesday night laying in the intersection of Victoria Avenue and 12th Street on the city’s Eastside. Herrera, of Riverside, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died later at a local hospital. (INT)

The Lake Perris Marina will be getting some upgrades. The State Parks Department says the marina will be closed March 1st for replacement of the docks and refurbishment or replacement of the store and restaurant buildings estimated to cost $3 million. A contract with the current concessionaire, Rocky Mountain Recreation Company, is expiring. Due to the current condition of the aging facilities, the marina and associated parking lot will be closed for demolition. (INT)

Charlie M. Duggan Jr. took over Monday as Redlands City Manager. He was among 44 applicants. Public receptions for Duggan will be held January 29th and February 28th. (INT)

In the wake of two recent storms that brought down trees and limbs throughout the San Bernardino Mountain communities, free curbside wood chipping is being offered. A team of team of first responder agencies, non-profits, volunteers and chipping professionals are committed to reducing the "fuel load" in the communities. More info at info@crestlinechamber.org (INT)

Investigators were seeking the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a vacant auto repair shop in San Bernardino. Firefighters knocked down the flames on West Mill Street and South Arrowhead Avenue in 18 minutes Monday night. (INT)

Groundbreaking was held Tuesday for the Lake Elsinore Walmart Supercenter on Central Avenue. The new store is a relocation of the current Lake Elsinore Walmart store on Grape Street and will recruit about 100 additional staff. The larger Supercenter will offer more services and options including Walmart’s free Grocery Pickup service, a full-service deli, meat and bakery department and a fresh produce department. (INT)

Redlands High School extended its record for San Bernardino County Mock Trial championships to 16 on Saturday as it defeated Rancho Cucamonga in the 38th annual competition. The victory marked Redlands' fifth title in the past seven years as it advances to the state competition in March in Los Angeles. (INT)

Riverside’s Lunar Festival returns on January 25th and 26th 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in front of the downtown library. Admission is free. The Rat is the first zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle, and 2020 signifies a new Lunar Calendar. (INT)

Another three tons of illegally-grown marijuana has been uprooted from the rural Aguanga area of Riverside County. Monday’s seizures were the result of thirteen search warrants served by marijuana eradication teams. Growers were found to be using the dangerous pesticide Carbofuran, which is banned in the United States for it’s toxicity. Six people, all residents of Aguanga, were arrested. In another operation in nearby Anza, a dozen search warrants yielded a half-ton of marijuana and three arrests. (INT)

To the delight of thousands of viewers, a second bald eagle egg has been laid in the Grays Peak area of Big Bear in a nest made popular by a live webcam feed. “We are very excited to see bald eagles continuing to successfully reside and raise young in this part of the forest,” said Marc Stamer, district ranger for the Mountaintop Ranger District. (INT)

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