November 17, 2018
TOP STORIES
PARADISE – The latest statistics are sobering and testify to the terrifying scope of the Camp Fire.
WASHINGTON--The White House has been ordered to return CNN correspondent’s Jim Acosta press credentials, which it had suspended after a testy exchange the journalist had with President Donald Trump during an East Room news conference.
WASHINGTON--The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an aspect of the legal battle over the Trump administration's plan to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 census form.
WASHINGTON--A pre-winter storm blamed for seven deaths moved slowly across the Midwest, Appalachian mountains and into the East Coast on Thursday, leaving a trail of closed schools and power outages across much of the country.
Scientists have changed the way the kilogram is defined. Currently, it is defined by the weight of a platinum-based ingot called "Le Grand K" which is locked away in a safe in Paris.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Holiday travelers are beginning their holiday get-aways and all is in readiness at Ontario International Airport (ONT).
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The region’s hi-flying economy has charged into the 4th Quarter with the lowest unemployment rate in decades.
TEMECULA – (INT) – Another deadly motorcycle accident has renewed discussion about California’s lane-splitting law.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Our pre-holiday weather is taking on a more autumn-like tone.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Former county supervisor and one-time assessor Bill Postmus plans to appeal his prison sentence in a long-running criminal case.
ONTARIO – (INT) – The growth of Ontario International Airport is taking on another dimension.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Business activity in the Inland Empire is expected to expand at a relatively swift pace.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Southwest Airlines, the most-used air carrier at Ontario International Airport, is the latest to expand its service at ONT.
RIALTO – (INT) – Fading winds helped firefighters put Tuesday night’s wildfire.
CORONA – (INT) - Motorists can expect weekend delays as the Route 91 Express Lanes and general use lanes get a cosmetic change.
FONTANA – (INT) – The City Council has approved the updated General Plan capping a 3-year effort.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - County Supervisors are taking immediate steps to follow the impending departure of James Ramos
BIG BEAR – (INT) – No thanks to Mother Nature, one snow play venue is getting a jump-start on winter.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County health officials report the Inland Empire’s first death of the flu season.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Fall foliage is coming into full view in the resort communities of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains.
Shares of two utility companies have plunged as deadly California wildfires scorched thousands of acres and continue to threaten lives and property.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE--A Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant who was killed trying to stop the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks was remembered as a selfless human being and a hero.
SAN FRANCISCO - Most Californians say public higher education should be a high priority for Governor-elect Newsom.
TULSA, OK - Roy Clark, a legendary country music star and co-host of the famed "Hee Haw" television series, died Thursday.
WEST LOS ANGELES – Michael Avenatti, the hi-profile attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown is making several appointments in the final weeks of his last term.
Tech companies are devoting resources and providing digital tools to assist first responders and people affected by the ongoing wildfires in California.
LOS ANGELES - Stan Lee, the man responsible for much of the Marvel Universe, has died at the age of 95.
THOUSAND OAKS - A memorial service will be held Thursday for the Ventura County Sheriff's sergeant slain at the Borderline massacre.
HOLLYWOOD - “The Grinch” proved it’s never too early for some holiday cheer.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – After months of the highest gasoline prices in 3-years, several factors have combined to drive down pump prices into the holidays.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Climatologists have cranked up to 80 percent chances of a moist, but weak El Nino forming this winter.
BEVERLY HILLS--California spending for the 2018 election cycle, which includes congressional midterms, a gubernatorial race and a number of statewide initiatives, has exceeded $1 billion.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Computer scientists at UC Riverside have revealed for the first time how easily attackers can use a computer’s GPU to spy on your web activity.
DIAMOND BAR – (INT) - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has approved one of its largest-ever technology demonstration projects.
California skiers hoping for a cold winter might want to think twice about getting a season pass to their favorite resort this winter.
John Valdivia has padded his narrow lead in an effort to unseat San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. About 1,245 votes separate the two candidates as of the last tabulation late Friday. Countywide, nearly 86,000 ballots have yet to counted, mostly so-called provisional ballots. Statewide, there are approximately 3 million ballots remaining to be processed. (INT)

Hemet police aren’t saying what triggered a fatal shooting that landed two men in jail. Ceddrick Newton, 23, was wounded at a location on Sunnybank Drive, but died at a local hospital Thursday. (INT)

A Riverside man suspected of manufacturing illegal firearms has been arrested without incident. A search of Jason Reinhardt’s residence turned up an assault weapon, a handgun, homemade silencer, various firearm parts, suspected heroin, and body armor. Reinhardt, 31, was wanted omn an assortment of arrest warrants for possession of illegal drugs and firearms. (INT)

An autopsy may confirm that a man suffered cardiac arrest when he collapsed while fighting with a female at a vacant Riverside gas station. James Fernandez later died at a hospital. The woman was detained and questioned. Monday’s incident occurred at Magnolia and La Sierra Avenues. The woman's identity was not released. (INT)

Covered California continues its statewide bus tour visiting Riverside to encourage consumers to sign up for health care coverage during the open-enrollment period. The tour made a stop Wednesday in Riverside just days after voters across the country listed health care as a top issue in the midterm elections. The tour is promoting enrollment in health insurance. (INT)

A 3-month investigation into false bomb threats aimed at Norco High School is over with the arrest of a teenage boy. Last week, a special enforcement team identified the youth and on Monday served a search warrant at a home in Corona and ultimately made an arrest. Each threat was followed by safety sweeps through the school and disruptions for students, faculty and students. (INT)

About 150 people participated in an active shooter drill Wednesday at Bourns, Inc, near Riverside’s Hunter Park. The drill simulated a mass casualty event and was designed to appear realistic. There was a large show of police and fire vehicles and other first-responders. (INT)

Corona police say a Perris man linked to at least 13 armed robberies has been captured. Aleksandr Olegovich Varlitskiy, 27, is the ‘Red Bearded Robber’ whose robbery spree began last summer. All the heists occurred in Riverside County. (INT)

With the defeat of Proposition 6, the Riverside County Transportation Commission is resuming studies for the proposed extension of Express Lanes on the I-15 between Cajalco Road in Corona and State Route 74 (Central Avenue) in Lake Elsinore. Study funding was earlier approved by the California transportation Commission subject to the 2017 12-cent gasoline tax remaining in place. (INT)

In Fontana, a shooting victim found late Thursday night in an automobile has died. Police are contacting the individual’s relatives as part of the investigation. Investigators have since determined that the victim was followed from a local business, shot at another location and then drove to a family member’s home on Dianthus where he lost consciousness.

Paper passes may soon become a thing of the past on Riverside Transit Agency busses. The RTA is partnering with Token Transit on the development of new mobile ticketing that could hit the streets as early as February 2019. (INT)

Prosecutors have concluded there was no criminal wrong-doing by a sheriff’s deputy when he shot and killed an Ontario man. In a statement issued Thursday, the DA said that Deputy Paul Kowalaski’s use of deadly force “was a proper exercise of his right in the defense of others” when he shot Nicholas Alan Johnson in Muscoy. (INT)

CalFire reports major damage at a Wildomar ‘strip’ mall where a vehicle crashed into a building Wednesday. Three units on Mission Trail will require repairs. Two people suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. (INT)

As the economy enters 2019 on a good (economic) note, the UCLA Anderson Forecast warns of coming changes in financial markets. The Fed is raising rates and the ECB may raise rates as well. Dodd-Frank changes are in the winds; and there will be a new Congress in January. In California, there are trade wars and a new governor. (INT)

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reported increased revenue numbers for cannabis sales for the 3rd quarter of this year. Tax revenue reported by the cannabis industry totaled $93.1 million. California voters approved Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act 2-years ago. (INT)

One person was killed Tuesday when a pick-up truck ran off Highway 18 in Running Springs and plunged 50 feet down a mountainside. The California Highway Patrol said a tree penetrated the windshield. The victim’s identity was not immediately released. (INT)

Murrieta Police have announced results of 10 search warrants related to a local motorcycle club. Twenty-one weapons were seized including at least one that had been converted into a fully automatic assault rifle. Methamphetamine and cocaine were also seized along with several hundred dollars related to the sales of drugs. Six persons were arrested on weapons and drug charges. Charges will be filed against four others. (INT)

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