May 5, 2015
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SACRAMENTO--Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday.
LONDON--The Islamic State extremist group has sought to link itself to Sunday’s attack in Garland, Tex., during which two assailants shot a security guard before being killed by police officers outside an event devoted to cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
HOPE, Ark.--Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee on Tuesday became the sixth Republican to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest, stressing his humble roots and traditional values.
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--Whether it's building self-driving cars, a fleet of balloons to blanket the world with the Internet or tiny particles to detect cancer, Google is known for thinking big, really big.
APPLE VALLEY -– (INT) - Cold case detectives arrested Lucas Dingman for the murder of his 11 month old child, Bradley Dingman, four years ago.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Fourteen San Bernardino middle and high schools were among the 373 secondary schools statewide that received Gold Ribbon Awards.
JURUPA VALLEY - (INT) - Investigators and deputies collaborated on an ongoing investigation, which led to the identification of a suspect who stole donations among other items.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The increasing cost of apartment rents is in overdrive.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Locations have been announced for the distribution of excess government food.
BANNING - (INT) - The Inland Empire's newest courthouse opened Monday.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Mother Nature brings a mixed bag of weather to Southern California the next 5-days.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - A series of weekend traffic accidents across the inland region killed six people.
MEAD VALLEY - (INT) - During the 2014 harvest season, which ran from April to September, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigated and eradicated 75 outdoor marijuana grows.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - Riverside County is among 20 counties in the state to receive funding to assist homeless families with immediate housing needs.
BIG BEAR LAKE – (INT) - Snow Summit Bike Park, Southern California’s only lift-served mountain bike park, is set to open Friday, May 8.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Recently appointed City Manager John Russo settles into his office this week.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Caltrans has awarded $9.8 million in Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants to support cities, counties, agencies and transit operators.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - California is under pressure to adopt and expand alternatives to custody-based punishment, commonly called incarceration.
SACRAMENTO - A handful of California high schools would need to ditch their “Redskins” mascots under legislation that passed the state Assembly on Monday.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Earthquakes Sunday got the attention of thousands of Californians.
HOLLYWOOD - When the Avengers assemble, audiences follow suit. Disney/Marvel kicked off the summer movie season with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
SACRAMENTO - California income tax collections in April exceeded Brown administration estimates by more than $1.6 billion.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - The ACLU of California launched Mobile Justice CA, a free smart phone app allowing Californians to automatically record and submit cell phone videos to their ACLU affiliate.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The State Senate on Thursday approved SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 34 to 0.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Brown, meeting with mayors from across the state, announced he will propose legislation to help local officials better enforce conservation requirements.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s video “Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony” has received a nomination for the 2015 Regional Emmy Awards. The announcement was made Monday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter at a nomination event held in Palm Springs. (INT)

Police cited two adults, ages 42 and 29, after buying alcohol for teen-age Redlands Police volunteers Saturday. The enforcement effort, known as a “shoulder tap operation,” was part of a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. (INT)

Two drivers tried to occupy the same lane at the same time Tuesday causing a collision that killed one of them. The California Highway Patrol said that a 47-year-old woman died at the Devore Interchange. (INT)

Foul play was not involved in the death of an inmate at the Larry Smith Correctional Facility at Cabazon. An autopsy may determine what happened to the unnamed prisoner. (INT)

The Los Angeles Clippers, playing without star Chris Paul, rose in the second half to take Game 1 from the Houston Rockets 117-101. Blake Griffin contributed a triple-double in the opener of the NBA playoff series. (INT)

Fontana police have arrested two young men and a teenage boy on suspicion of killing another youth last month. The trio was captured after a police chase into San Bernardino. (INT)

Two unidentified men entered the CVS Pharmacy located in the 1100 block of Hidden Valley Parkway, Norco, on Sunday. One simulated he was armed with a firearm and demanded money from the store employees. Both suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. (INT)

Damage is being totaled up in the wake of an early Monday morning fire at the Adams Motorsports Park in Jurupa Valley. The fire was confined to one building, a mobile trailer and two containers. (INT)

Vote-by-mail ballots for the June 2nd municipal election in Riverside are going out to voters. They'll be in mailboxes by the end of the week. (INT)

San Bernardino County will soon make building inspections a whole lot easier for businesses and homeowners. The county this week will become perhaps the first western U.S. jurisdiction to launch a virtual inspection program that will allow county building inspectors to review projects over the Internet. (NT)

A female deer rescued from Corona Lake with serious wounds, presumably from an attack by a coyote, was humanely euthanized Tuesday, the Riverside County Animal Services said. It was believed that the deer was attacked near the lake’s very shallow and muddy shoreline. (INT)

The nomination period opened Monday for the August 25th elections in seven Riverside County fire and water districts. Candidates have until May 29th to qualify. (INT)

A young man killed at a Hemet intersection has been identified. Dead is Joshua Olsen, 22, of Menifee. (INT)

Thieves have gotten into the Twentynine Palms Post Office and forced open 120 mail boxes. Mail was tossed onto the floor, but the extent of losses is not known. (INT)

On Monday, James Scott, 51, of Santee, California, struck a vehicle with an axe, in the area of Hwy 111 and El Paseo, in Palm Desert. Investigation led to the arrest of the suspect. Scott’s passenger, Marcelino Castro, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested for parole violation. Both were booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio. The victim and his 17-year-old daughter were not injured during the assault. (INT)

In San Bernardino, a man has been found dead at a homeless encampment on West Highland Avenue. The man, known only as ‘Cuba’, died of unknown causes, according to the coroner.

San Bernardino police shot and wounded a parolee at the climax to a confrontation over the weekend. Police said that Arthur Felder, 28, was found to have been carrying a loaded handgun as he ran from an alley on North Meridian Avenue where he’d been loitering. Felder was treated for minor bullet wounds. (INT)

A strike against those involved with guns and drugs has taken 92 people off the streets in Loma Linda, Grand Terrace and the unincorporated area around San Bernardino. Scores of law enforcement officers assigned to SMASH (San Bernardino County Movement Against Street Hoodlums) participated in the 9-hour operation. (INT)

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