October 22, 2014
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RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) – Witnesses say a driver accelerated his car with the headlights off when he entered the I-15 freeway going the wrong way early Wednesday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – With gasoline prices in free fall, skeptical motorists are fearful that the money they’re saving may be only temporary.
OTTAWA--At least two gunmen traumatized the heart of the Canadian government on Wednesday, with one shooting a military guard at the National War Memorial and then entering the adjacent Parliament building, where multiple rounds were fired.
WASHINGTON--Another infamous chapter of the Iraq War closed Wednesday, as a jury convicted four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors charged with killing unarmed civilians in the violent streets of Baghdad.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) - A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and the county over alleged discriminatory policies at the West Valley Detention Center.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – Local disaster preparedness officials believe they’re on-point in the event of wildfires, floods or earthquakes.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Budgeting is an elusive money-managing technique in many households. And, the Inland Empire is no exception.
TEMECULA – (INT) – A Riverside County sheriff’s sergeant finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Terry Jones, a 16-year veteran of the sheriff’s department working out of Temecula, is on paid administrative leave after his arrest.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) - The Riverside County District Attorney's Office has lifted its requirement that the City of Moreno Valley preserve all documents and electronically stored information.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – There have been no reported confirmed cases of flu yet this season. And, health officials want to keep it that way.
INDIO – (INT) – Two Indio police officers are on paid administrative leave after being caught on video using excessive force during an arrest.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – An impending throwback to summer will be short-lived. Afternoon temperatures could rise 10-degrees above normal.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – A pilot was found dead Monday in the wreckage of his small plane at Fawnskin. The single-engine plane came down near the Grout Bay picnic area on the edge of a dry lake bed.
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday said California will address the concerns and worries of nurses who say the hospitals where they work are ill-prepared for a potential case of the deadly Ebola virus.
FRESNO - (INT) - There’s very little in California’s farming industry that’s been left untouched by the ongoing drought. Bees are no exception.
ATLANTA - CNN and several other Turner cable channels were removed from satellite TV giant Dish Network's systems late Monday.
CARLSBAD - Welders and pipefitters nearly outnumber the surfers and sunbathers here. Within sight of the crashing waves, the laborers are assembling what some hope will make water scarcity a thing of the past.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Not to be outdone by the recent lunar eclipse, the sun will put on a show of its own Thursday. It’s only a partial eclipse.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) – A student’s attempt to sell his car on line cost him his life. His body was found last week at the side of Interstate 10 in Palm Desert.
HOLLYWOOD - Thanks to an army of older males, 'Fury' won this week's box office battle. "Fury' delivered one of the best openings of all time for a World War II war movie, not accounting for inflation.
SEAL BEACH – (INT) – This beach community is gaining back its identity. Surf generated by a series of distant summer hurricanes took its toll.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Lending institutions began foreclosure proceedings last quarter on the fewest number of California homes in more than eight years.
UC President Janet Napolitano is supporting several projects as part of UC’s Global Food Initiative. They range from efforts that will increase local food security to those that will enhance efforts to inform and affect public policy. The announcement coincides with Food Day, Friday. It encourages Americans to change their diets and push for improved food policies. (INT)

UC Riverside has closed one building in the Child Development Center because of mold growing behind the baseboards. After testing of the air quality, it was decided that 20 children will not be able to attend until the building 'A' reopens around December 1st. (INT)

Two more candidates in a high profile Congressional race will face off in a public forum. Incumbent Democrat Mark Takano will appear with Republican challenger Steve Adams Thursday evening at the UC Riverside Extension Center. (INT)

A neutered pit bull will be euthanized after attacking a 61-year-old woman near Hemet. The Monday evening attack occurred when the dog broke loose from its tether as the woman walked in her neighborhood. The victim suffered bites over her entire body and a severe head wound. (INT)

Riverside County health officials have opened an Ebola website. It gives the public and health providers the latest updates on Ebola and what is being done to prevent the spread of the virus. There have been no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola in Riverside County. The website is (INT)

A job fair is planned Wednesday and Thursday to hire 675 people to work full or part-time during the holidays at the Ontario Mills mall. Forty retailers and eateries will fill those positions. (INT)

A groundbreaking Thursday signaled the start of construction on a new hotel in downtown Palm Springs. The 154-room Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant will anchor the Downtown Revitalization Project. The boutique hotel offers a rooftop bar and pool, destination restaurant and world-class meeting space. (INT)

Corona police have sidelined two suspected metal thieves. Derrick Aescheliman, 45, of Upland, and passenger, Nathion Gourley, 35, Corona, were arrested when they returned to Kohl’s department store where copper wiring had been stripped from a solar array a day earlier. Copper wiring and burglar tools were found in their truck. Damage at Kohl’s was estimated at $300,000. (INT)

In Upland, a young Montclair man has been killed when a vehicle in which he was a passenger crashed into a tree on North 13th Avenue. Stephen Ortiz, 22, died at the scene of the Tuesday mishap. Three other people survived. (INT)

Riverside police are naming a suspect in the shooting death of Jose De La Rosa during a weekend party in La Sierra. Detectives are looking for Cesar Ivan Luna who fled the crime scene early Sunday before police arrived. (INT)

Two drivers perished in a pair of unrelated traffic mishaps in the Lake Elsinore area Monday. Kathleen Cosio, 43, of Murrieta died when her car plunged off the Ortega Highway and 300 feet down a mountainside. Another vehicle overturned between Interstate 15 and Railroad Canyon Road Monday night. (INT)

San Bernardino police officer Gabe Garcia is improving from bullet wounds he suffered two months ago. Stater Brothers is giving the Garcia family $10,000 to help in his recovery. (INT)

San Bernardino County Congressman Paul Cook is calling for a travel ban from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa. Cook says all commercial flights originating in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and continuing on to the United States must end. Cook also said the U.S. must stop issuing visas to non-U.S. citizens traveling from West African countries. (INT)

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