Subscribe to INT Podcast
|November 11, 2019|
A wintry weather pattern that brought single-digit temperatures and more than a foot of snow to parts of the Upper Midwest rolled across a wide swath of the nation Monday, threatening to break hundreds of records and bring a deep freeze as far south as Florida.
SAN FRANCISCO - Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. is offering $13.5 billion in compensation to the victims of wildfires sparked by its power lines as part of a restructuring plan, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up one of the most important cases of the term, the fate of DACA, the federal program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young people to avoid deportation and remain in the country.
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - SpaceX's plans to bring global internet coverage to the world just took another leap forward as its 9th Falcon 9 rocket flight of the year launched 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit Monday (Nov. 11).
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Veterans Day observances were held throughout the inland region Monday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The ground beneath Riverside County has been shifting.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Scientists at the University of California are developing some offensives to combat the state’s worsening wildfires.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside and San Bernardino counties have all but lost a retail icon.
PERRIS – (INT) – The owner of two pits bull that attacked a woman has been found dead inside his home.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A former assistant superintendent of facilities for the Corona-Norco unified School District is facing arraignment on charges of embezzlement.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Law enforcement is becoming more involved in school matters and bullying isn’t the only issue.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another measure of the region’s economic vitality is in taxable retail sales.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Police are out with results of a 12-month campaign to improve traffic safety on city streets.
FONTANA – (INT) – Foothill communities below and near the Cajon Pass have been hardest hit by preemptive power failures.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The Inland Empire and most of California is avoiding the cold wave brutalizing the Midwest and East.
BOISE, ID - This city sure knows how to roll up the welcome mat — that is, if you happen to move here from California.
BERKELEY - Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a deadly disease for oak trees, is on the rise in California.
HOLLYWOOD - The World War II epic “Midway” took down the competition to land in first place at the nation’s theaters.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices have been on a yo-yo the last few weeks, but are starting to drop again.
SACRAMENTO - Roughly 1.6 million Californians are not getting help from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as CalFresh.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat.
RIVERSIDE - For a third straight year, California’s fire season is ramping up when it should be winding down.
More than 60% of teens got their driver’s license before the age of 18.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – California’s new Earthquake Early Warning System takes on added value Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Racial disparities in arrests have narrowed—but they are still prevalent across the state.
Residents of Apple Valley and Barstow have lost their lives on the streets of those cities. The victims were identified as a 41-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man. The incidents occurred in darkness Saturday and Sunday nights. (INT)
A collision at a San Bernardino intersection killed one of the motorists. The coroner reports a 56-year-old San Bernardino man died early Saturday at West 5th Street and North Mountain View Avenue when the driver of a pick-up truck failed to stop for a traffic signal and crashed into the victim's car. (INT)
A collision at a rural Perris intersection killed one person and injured another Saturday evening. Calfire said two vehicles were involved on San Jacinto Avenue at Dunlap Road. (INT)
A Riverside murder suspect has been arrested after fleeing to Los Angeles. Rozelle Hale, 24, has been returned to Riverside to stand trial for allegedly shooting two men on October 24th. One of the victims found in a vehicle near 14th Street and Park Avenue, Johnny Gil, 20, later died. A police Gang Intelligence Unit developed information that led to Hale’s arrest. (INT)
Governor Newsom says $610 million in funding is available to help California communities build more housing. That same funding could increase transit and active transportation options close to job centers and services. Those actions could help meet the state’s need for housing and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. (INT)
Crews plan to demolish the original Scott Road bridge at Menifee on the 215 freeway Nov. 15th and 16th during nighttime hours. Scott Road and the freeway will be closed. Freeway traffic will use the on-and-off ramps as a temporary detour. (INT)
The Riverside County Transportation Commission is seeking comments about the I-15 Express Lanes Project Southern Extension. The proposed project calls for adding 14.5 miles of Express Lanes from Cajalco Road in Corona to State Route 74 at Lake Elsinore. The project would add capacity by adding two express lanes in both directions within the highway median. No existing lanes would be converted to express lanes, officials said. (INT)
A fiery vehicle crash Sunday night in Crestmore, between Jurupa Valley and Bloomington, killed one person. Bystanders tried to pull the woman from the flaming vehicle after it crashed into a light pole on Cedar Avenue at 7th Street. (INT)
Sections of Venice Beach were blocked off Sunday after authorities discovered needles and other medical supplies had washed up on shore. Lifeguards found a "large amount" of medical supplies along the beach south of the Venice Beach Pier, according to tweets from the Lifeguard Division of the LA Fire Department. (INT)
Dexter Emoto, RN, a post-anesthesia care unit and recovery room nurse at Loma Linda University Health, has been inducted into the national Fresenius Kabi Donation Hall of Fame for his blood donations. Emoto has donated more than 113 gallons, making him one of the highest blood donors in the western United States. That blood has helped nearly 1,500 individuals, estimates Lifestream. (INT)
Three Saudi nationals have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Riverside for allegedly purchasing more than $100,000 in weapons parts in the United States while on student visas and then smuggling the parts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The three are believed to be in Saudi Arabia. Two of the defendants formerly lived in San Bernardino. (INT)
Residents of Lake Arrowhead will be getting some aircraft noise relief. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be implementing a new flight path away from the mountain resort beginning December 5th. The change culminates a nearly 2-year effort to create nighttime flight path away from population centers to reduce the impact of noise on the community. (INT)
The 60 Swarm weekend closures on the Route 60 freeway are nearing an end. All westbound lanes between the 60-91-215 interchange and the I-15 in Mira Loma will be shutdown the weekend of November 15-17 to repair deteriorated pavement slabs. There will be no closures on the Veteran’s Day holiday weekend. (INT)
Negotiating the Badlands along Route 60 between Moreno Valley and Beaumont may require extra patience. One westbound lane remains closed between Jack Rabbit Trail and Gilman Springs Road. The single lane closure will be in place 24/7 until about February 2020 to allow for construction of an additional lane. Intermittent traffic breaks will occur for the next two weeks to complete removal of large rocks from the hillside. (INT)