February 1, 2015
TOP STORIES
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – An historic church lies in ruins in the wake of an early Sunday morning fire.
ATLANTA, GA - Whitney Houston’s only child was found unconscious and not breathing Saturday in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has released a video purportedly showing the killing of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, a monitoring service has said.
On July 21, 2014, at around 11 p.m., a woman in San Bernardino, California, called 911 to report that she had been shot. The victim, later identified as 26-year-old Michelle Miers, told dispatchers she had been attacked in her apartment but did not provide an address.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Apartment rents have surged ahead by more than 5 percent. RealFacts, which tracks rental rates across the country, found that Inland Empire averages have eclipsed $1200 a month.
LUDLOW – (INT) – National Trails Highway is back in business 5-months after last September’s monsoon storms sent flash floods coursing across the Mojave Desert.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Sheriff Stan Sniff is opposing efforts by the Riverside Sheriff’s Association to halt expansion of body cameras.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Most places don’t carry greeting cards for couples that have been married three quarters of a century.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – It’s mid-winter, but Southern California weather has a more spring-like feel.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – One condemned killer is one his way to ‘Death Row’ and the fate of two others rests in the hands of a Superior Court judge.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – City officials say there are no plans to sever their ‘Sister City’ relationship with Can Tho, Vietnam. Opposition surfaced in Westminster and Garden Grove, the heart of Orange County’s ‘Little Saigon’.
WILDOMAR – (INT) – A third case of active tuberculosis has turned up in a hospital setting in Riverside County.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Passenger volume managed to eclipse 4 million last year as Ontario International Airport struggles to reverse years of decline.
SACRAMENTO – Riverside County Senator Jeff Stone is challenging the Metropolitan Water District to open Diamond Valley Lake to swimming and other recreational opportunities.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – With the flu season at a peak, most people are avoiding the bug.

HINKLEY – (INT) – Scientists will be updating the groundwater contamination that thrust this San Bernardino County desert community into the spotlight.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - February’s debut will accompany a spell of sunny, warmer weather. Off-shore breezes are chasing the remnants of Friday’s mini-storm from the Southland.
COMPTON - Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on suspicion of murder following a fatal hit-and-run incident.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – Governor Brown is basking in his highest job approval rating.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - E-Cigarettes could land on California's endangered species list. The Department of Public Health issued a report Wednesday outlining their dangers.
SOUTHLAND - The Federal Trade Commission has approved the merger of Albertsons and Safeway supermarkets. The companies said that Albertsons planned to finish the acquisition of Safeway in the next five business days.
BAKERSFIELD - Kern County supervisors declared a fiscal emergency at their weekly meeting and endorsed a plan for navigating the treacherous budget wilds ahead.
HOLLYWOOD - Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' remains a phenomenon at the movies quickly becoming the No. 2 war film of all time at the North American box office.
PARKER DAM – (INT) – Deliveries along the State Water Project are far short of normal, but imported water from the Colorado River may help alleviate Southern California’s deficit.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Health officials have confirmed a total of 59 cases of measles in California since the end of December.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Cap-and-trade briefly interrupted a near-record consecutive, daily drop in gas prices. But, the downward trend continues.
CLEVELAND – (INT) – A new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is lining up. Lou Reed was the poet of New York’s underground.
Another Riverside County high school has locked out some students who have not been vaccinated against measles. It was determined last week that an employee at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta had the disease. About 40 students who were exposed to the disease had not been vaccinated. Last week, a similar situation occurred at Palm Desert High School. (INT)

San Bernardino police are trying to piece together circumstances in the city’s second homicide of the year. A shooting at the Economy Hotel (on West 6th Street) left one man injured and another dead. (INT)

A pre-dawn incident on the Moreno Valley Freeway has claimed the life of a pedestrian. Calfire says the victim was in the westbound lanes of Highway 60 near Day Street. (INT)

San Bernardino police say a young man tried to set on fire his ex-girlfriend and another man in a rage of domestic violence. Eduardo Rios, 18, is alleged to have poured gasoline on a couch where the two victims were sleeping. Rios fled but was later arrested. The former girlfriend suffered minor injuries. (INT)

A missing laptop computer has caused a cyber security scare at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. It may have contained personal patient information over a nearly 3-year period. A department manager at the hospital reported the computer missing in December. So far, there’s no reason to believe that the files or information have been accessed or used in any way. (INT)

There will be no funeral services for retired, long-time Riverside Superior Court judge Elwood Rich. Judge Rich died last Thursday at the age of 94. Judge Rich served on the bench for 28 years. (INT)

In La Quinta, Riverside County sheriff’s investigators are without suspects in the shooting of a young Joshua Tree man. Eyan Thomas Sniffin, 20, died at a local hospital shortly after Friday night’s incident. (INT)

An Apple Valley youth has died of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident near his home. The coroner says that Aarym Kelley, 18, struck a pick-up truck and died a day later. (INT)

Ontario police are questioning several people who were at a house where a 14-year-old girl was fatally shot Wednesday. A 20-year-old man who knew the girl, Luis Angel Gonzalez, is under arrest. A handgun has been recovered. The coroner identified the victim as Andrea De Rosas of Ontario. (INT)

It’s estimated that healthcare services will expand to 8,500 with Friday’s opening of the San Manuel Clinic in grand Terrace. The clinic is supported with a $2 million grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. (INT)

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