October 17, 2018
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PANAMA CITY--Almost a week after Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle with winds of 155 mph, authorities Tuesday reported that 12 people have been found dead in Bay County.
SAN FRANCISCO - The winning numbers from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing have been announced.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - While preschools and child care providers in many parts of California are straining to fill a unmet need, the state’s child care workers are poorly paid and almost twice as likely to live in poverty than workers overall.
ATLANTA, GA--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it has received reports of 127 suspected cases of a polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM.
WASHINGTON--A judge ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era set of consumer protections for defrauded students will go into effect immediately, after repeated attempts by the Trump administration to delay the regulation.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Autumn’s first big Santa Ana wind has blown itself out and all advisories and fire warnings have been lifted.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Southern California Edison has been hit with an $8 million citation over a San Bernardino County incident.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The Great ShakeOut is this Thursday!
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A La Quinta man with a criminal history covering nearly five decades has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – DUI has figured in a pair of deadly freeway accidents and are under arrest.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Southern California Edison (SCE) says it may shut off power in selected areas because of the wildfire danger.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Prosecutors announced Monday the release of a man wrongfully convicted of a woman’s murder in 1998.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Ontario International Airport (ONT) has become the fastest-growing in the nation.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Brown has appointed thirty-three Superior Court judges including three in Riverside County.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - California could easily lose one of its 53 seats in the House of Representatives if the 2020 Census does a poor job.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – It may be weeks before the first soaking rains of fall and winter, but the warning signs are going up.
HOLLYWOOD - “Venom” and Lady Gaga’s “A Star Is Born” are the top two attractions at the nation’s movie theaters.
SAN DIEGO--Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California than the rest of the nation thanks to statewide policies against tobacco.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Motorists are coping with the highest gasoline prices in three years.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The Climate Prediction Center has raised to 75 percent the chances of an El Nino forming this fall and continuing through the winter.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – October marks the traditional opening of the flu season.
LOS ANGELES - Verne Troyer, the diminutive actor best known for his role as Mini-Me in two “Austin Powers” spy movie satires, died from symptoms related to alcohol intoxication.
PASADENA – (INT) - A study has uncovered evidence that a 21-mile-long section of a fault links known, longer faults in Southern California and northern Mexico into a much longer continuous system.
California has six cities on WalletHub’s top ten ‘greenest’ cities in America list.
JACUMBA – (INT) - Another tunnel has been discovered beneath the California-Mexico border, but this one had not been completed.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - California’s likely voters are most likely to name jobs and the economy, immigration, and housing as the most important issues facing the state.
Seven of California’s ten largest wildfires have occurred the past eleven years.
A fatal stabbing in Riverside’s Casa Blanca barrio has become a murder investigation. An unnamed victim was found Monday near a makeshift homeless encampment in a parking lot adjoining a neighborhood market. (INT)

Riverside County children through age 5 will receive expanded access to early intervention and mental health services. It comes through a new program that aims to position them for emotional, social and academic success in school and life, mental health advocates announced this week. (INT)

Three Inland Empire men are among eight people named in a grand jury indictment that alleges they sent methamphetamine to Hawaii, including nearly 12 kilograms of narcotics made to look like decorative Aztec calendars and statues. Among those facing federal charges are Felix Salgado, 28, of Perris; German Bastidas Nunez, also known as “Cheque,” 46, of Moreno Valley and Gary Wayne Minter, 55, of Victorville, who allegedly used his residence as a stash house. (INT)

Montclair police have shut down an illegal marijuana dispensary a second time. Seized as evidence was over 100 pounds of marijuana edibles containing THC and 28 pounds of processed marijuana. A man dressed in security garb was arrested for possession of illegal fireworks, training grenades, concealment of evidence, and illegal marijuana sales. (INT)

Land will be dedicated October 22nd for the future South Fontana Sports Park. The proposed 18-acre park will be located on Santa Ana Avenue between Cypress Avenue and Juniper Avenue. (INT)

The Cahuilla Earthquake Swarm in Riverside County is entering its third month. Another series of temblors struck Saturday with the strongest registering M3.4. Since August 15th, there have been thousands of small quakes coming from a common epicenter 5-miles northeast of Aguanga. No damage has been reported and seismologists say there is only a 5% chance of a stronger quake. (INT)

Early voting is underway in the mid-term elections. Approximately 685,000 vote-by-mail ballots are being mailed to voters in Riverside County. Registrar of voters offices in Riverside and San Bernardino counties offer early voting. Five additional early voting sites will open in Apple Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Montclair, Victorville, and Yucca Valley beginning Oct. 30th. (INT)

Redlands police say a traffic mishap Tuesday in which a man operating a motor scooter was killed involved a hit-run driver. Leonard Ortiz, 44, died at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. The driver of the suspect vehicle was last seen entering the westbound I-10 from Orange Street. (INT)

Riverside County health officials are ramping up their call for flu shots. It comes on the 100th anniversary of the Great Pandemic of 1918. Last year, there were 23 flu-associated deaths among people under the age of 65 in Riverside County. Nationwide, 80,000 lost their lives. (INT)

A Temecula man is facing 16 years in prison for stabbing a man to death after a road rage incident and confrontation in a Walmart parking lot last year. James Beckham Fortney, 41, has been found guilty of second-degree murder. (INT)

Law enforcement officers converged on the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital for the 20th annual “Cops For Kids Fly-In’ Tuesday. Officers and deputies flew, driove, and rode to the hospital to visit with the kids, pass out toys, and spread a little joy to those on the path to healing and recovery. (INT)

A team of homicide investigators is seeking answers to the death of a man whose body was found Sunday in a wash south of Highland Avenue in San Bernardino. The man has not been identified at last report and police did not discuss the circumstances of his death. (INT)

Metrolink is considering making permanent a 25 percent fare discount on the San Bernardino Line. During a summer promotion, there was an eight percent increase in passenger boardings during August. Metrolink holds a public meeting Monday at 6pm at the Goldy Lewis Community Center in Rancho Cucamonga on extending the promotion indefinitely. (INT)

Adelanto is converting its street lights to more efficient LED saving about $20,000 annually on electricity costs. It’s part of Southern California Edison’s initiative to convert 70,000 street lights in 30 communities. (INT)

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