August 4, 2015
TOP STORIES
Billionaire Donald Trump is lapping the Republican field, a new Bloomberg Politics national poll shows, as two prominent governors, Chris Christie of New Jersey and John Kasich of Ohio, rank in the top 10 ahead of the first presidential debate.
A study says homicide rates are down. But 2015 rates, especially for gun violence, are very different. Since 1960, U.S. homicide rates have been falling, that is, until this year.
In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for a 3D-printed pill to be produced. The FDA has previously approved medical devices, including prosthetics that have been 3D printed.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Tuesday he won’t appeal a voting rights decision against the state, guaranteeing the vote for tens of thousands of former felons.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Witnesses say a pedestrian may not have seen or heard an approaching train before he walked onto the Union Pacific tracks on Brockton Avenue Tuesday.

SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Deputies are searching for two teens who shot a 5 year old in the forehead with a BB gun.
HEMET – (INT) – Police released a video were appears a man being intentionally hit with his own vehicle.
PALM SPRINGS – (INT) - Cooling centers are available as a way to protect residents from excessive heat.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - State’s paper requirement could affect Riverside County issuing birth, death and marriage certificates by year’s end.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A preliminary report indicates that a pilot had planned an instrument landing at the Chino airport, but diverted to Riverside because he’d ‘lost the engine’.
WRIGHTWOOD – (INT) – The US Forest Service has announced full containment of the 200 acre Pines Fire.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - Authorities will attempt to determine if it was a swarm of so-called 'killer' bees that attacked a construction crew killing one man and critically injuring two others Monday.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - District Attorney Mike Ramos announced the filing of murder charges in connection to a shooting in Highland that left a 4-year-old boy dead.
SAN BERNARDINO - The next time you pass a panhandler at an intersection you may want to read their cardboard sign.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A milestone was reached Monday when the last school in an 11-year expansion opened.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost during the following times and locations:
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - There are 24 active fires across California, with over 10,000 firefighters battling them.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A pair of unrelated scams have surfaced and more people are falling victim.
SAN ONOFRE - Orange County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man Tuesday during a stop on the southbound I-5 after his refusal to cooperate led to a standoff.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Plant experts are calling on homeowners to reconsider tearing out their lawns to save water.
SACRAMENTO - As early as this fall, California women will be able to go straight to the pharmacy for the contraception.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Only slight day-to-day temperature variations are likely across Southern California as a flow of dry air maintains the status quo.
SACRAMENTO – (INT)- Governor Jerry Brown issued an statement after President Barack Obama announced new nationwide limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
HOLLYWOOD - Nineteen years later, secret agent Ethan Hunt can still pack a punch.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Southern California gas prices slid down a little faster this week, falling by a dime over seven days in many areas.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Most Californians believe that global warming is already having an impact, and nearly two-thirds say it has contributed to the state's current drought.
A single-wide mobile home in the area of 20000 block of Chalon Road in Lake Mathews was 100% involved in fire Tuesday, with exposure to an outhouse building. Firefighters were able to contain the fire. A total of seven people, four adults and three children, were displaced. (INT)

Arson is not suspected in an early morning fire that destroyed the Main Street Pub in Hesperia. Three employees were closing up for the night when the 2-alarm fire ignited the roof which eventually collapsed. Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to adjoining businesses. (INT)

Sheriff’s detectives are wrapping up their investigation of a weekend homicide near Fontana. They are holding Edgar Borrego, 26, on suspicion of slaying Juan Gonzalez, 57. Gonzalez was found dead inside a garage on Rosemary Drive. No details of the incident were disclosed. (INT)

The San Bernardino County Tax Collector’s Office has opened its annual online auction of over 1,700 tax-defaulted properties. It continues through August 7th. The properties include single-family homes, timeshares, commercial buildings and vacant land. All are sold ‘as is’. (INT)

The Riverside Transit Agency is touting a new ridership record for the fiscal year that ended in June. The RTA recorded 9.6 million boardings on its buses, the most in its 38-year history. Records were set for six of the past 12 months. Over the past 10-years, ridership has jumped 30 percent. (INT)

Calfire says five vehicles were involved in a mishap on Freeway 60 that killed a motorcyclist Monday. The mishap occurred in the eastbound lanes near Pyrite Street in Jurupa Valley. The coroner identified the motorcyclist as Marvin Villegas, 18, of Riverside. (INT)


Reche Canyon Road, a commuter short-cut linking Moreno Valley and the Colton-Loma Linda area, was closed for 3-hours Monday morning because of a deadly head-on crash. One vehicle came to rest in a ditch starting two trees on fire. Nancy Aldana, 30, of Colton was killed and another person injured. (INT)

State health officials have launched another push to get children immunized against whooping cough. The disease has claimed one infant death and at least 126 infant hospitalizations in California this year. Expectant mothers are being urged to get a pertussis vaccine (called Tdap) because it covers tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. (INT)

Caltrans continues work on I-10 at Tex Wash Bridge, near Desert Center. Demolition of the collapsed eastbound bridge was completed on Friday. Following the approval of a conceptual design, re-building of the eastbound bridge is anticipated to begin within a week. The westbound bridge is open and being used by traffic for both directions of travel. (INT)

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