Subscribe to INT Podcast
|December 10, 2013|
PERRIS – (INT) – Officials gathered Monday at the downtown transit station to make it official that a $75 million federal grant will supplement the cost of building the Perris Valley Metrolink extension.
House and Senate negotiators were putting the finishing touches Sunday on what would be the first successful budget accord since 2011, when the battle over a soaring national debt first paralyzed Washington.
American Airlines and US Airways have completed their long awaited merger to create the world's biggest airline. It follows AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, emerging from its 2011 bankruptcy filing.
SAN DIEGO - Former Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to three years probation and three months home confinement. He will also pay fines of $1,464. Filner resigned after pleading guilty to grabbing and fondling three women.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Wind advisories and warnings will be cancelled Tuesday as the strongest Santa Ana winds of the season subside.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern Californians living in poverty have surged by 69 percent since 1990. SCAG said the poverty rate in San Bernardino County is 20 percent.
COLTON – (INT) – Red Kettle Salvation Army Major Butch Soriano has set a new world record for the longest continuous hand bell-ringing by an individual - 105 hours!
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Police have opened three, apparently, unrelated death investigations. In the most recent Sunday, a passer-by found a stabbing victim in a wash area near Muscoy.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given away during December at several locations throughout San Bernardino County.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Cold weather shelters are opening around the Inland Empire just in time for the first bone-chilling weather of the season. Leonard Jarman directs the shelter for Path of Life Ministries in Riverside.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – There’s progress to report on two major highway projects in Riverside County, but a third is lagging. Change orders have delayed completion of the revamped 60-215 interchange at the top of the Box Springs Grade until February.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The magic of Christmas is alive as the Festival of Lights transforms the Mission Inn into a holiday wonderland.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Bell ringers are presiding over their Red Kettles as the Salvation Army launches its century-old tradition of gathering money for the poor.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southland weather will be slow to warm after the coldest temperatures since last winter. Forecaster Mike Watkins predicts sunshine and dying winds.
ENCINO – (INT) – Character actress Kate Williamson has died as month after the passing of her husband. She began her acting career in 1977. Most of her credits were television appearances.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – There’s a hint that an El Nino may form later this spring far out in the Pacific Ocean. That could increase California’s chances of rain.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - Criminal cases naming 18 current or one-time Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs were unsealed Monday.
MONTEREY - A mysterious pathogen is wiping out starfish along the Pacific coast. It's a potential catastrophe that has flummoxed marine biologists who are joining forces to find the culprit.
HOLLYWOOD - The movie 'Frozen' climbed to No. 1 in its second week toppling 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' from the top spot. Both films made life impossible for Scott Cooper's gritty thriller 'Out of the Furnace.'
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Two months of gasoline prices decreases may have run their course. he Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Survey shows a slight increase since Thanksgiving.
LOS ANGELES - Production on "Fast & Furious 7" has been put on hold following the death of star Paul Walker. Shooting on the film had been scheduled to resume this week.
Those who didn’t get swept up in the Black Friday madness now have a chance to go online. There are plenty of great deals on the Internet.
The Los Angeles Clippers had no problems in Philadelphia beating the 76ers Monday 94-83. Blake Griffin scored 26 points and Chris Paul added 25. (INT)
Corona police say it was the ‘button down’ bandit who struck Friday at a Bank of America branch on Green River Drive. The same thief has hit several banks in Riverside and Orange counties. (INT)
Election officials say it will be mid-January before signatures on the recall petitions against Moreno Valley Mayor Tom Owings are verified for sufficiency. More than 5600 signatures were turned in or about twice the number required. Recall backers have until December 19th to turn over petitions against City Council members Richard Stewart and Jesse Molina. (INT)
The Grove School – which won a California Distinguished School Award last spring - will take another step toward receiving its charter renewal on Tuesday night at a public forum held by the Redlands Unified School District. (INT)
A groundbreaking ceremony Monday in La Quinta marks initial work on widening the final stretch of Fred Waring Drive between Palm Desert and Indio. The 6-lane, $11 million project will finish in June. (INT)
Property owners face a Tuesday deadline to pay the first-half of their property tax bill for this fiscal year. A 10 percent penalty applies after December 10th. (INT)
The Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside will premiere the musical comedy The Addams Family on Thursday. The center is being managed by Live Nation under a 3-year contract. (INT)
A motorist was fatally injured Monday when he lost control of his car on a Moreno Valley street. It crashed through a closed gate in a residential neighborhood and slammed into a parked van. (INT)
Fontana police say an 8-year-old child suffered two broken feet and a leg when run over by a school bus Monday. The child was in a crosswalk at Randall Avenue and Cypress. The 52-year-old bus driver is being questioned. (INT)
In Rialto, a man was killed over the weekend when struck by a passing vehicle on Foothill Boulevard. Paramedics pronounced William Riggenbach, 53, of Rialto dead at the scene. (INT)
Rialto police responded to a ‘shot fired’ call early Sunday and found a mortally wounded man on the sidewalk in the 300 block of North Riverside Avenue. The 45-year-old murder victim died enroute to a local hospital. (INT)
The growth of wages in the Los Angeles area has outpaced inflation the past 12-months. Wages and salaries for workers in private industry increased 2.2% while overall consumer prices declined a fraction of a percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics studied the 12-month period ending in September. (INT)
San Bernardino is meeting its calls for service in spite of the city’s bankruptcy. Citizens are making more than 15,000 calls per month for services they require. (INT)