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|September 30, 2014|
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Single-use plastic bags will be going the way of the Edsel in California. Governor Brown Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on the convenience bags that have become a contributor to litter at beaches, parks and along roadsides.
WASHINGTON--Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday assailed Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, about security breaches at the White House, including an intruder who earlier this month breached multiple security measures and evaded capture.
WASHINGTON--The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – County Supervisors minced no words Tuesday about Governor Brown’s veto of a bill that could have returned millions of dollars in Vehicle License Fee revenue to the region’s four newest cities.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – An override of Governor Brown’s veto that denied $19 million to Riverside County’s four newest cities may be attempted. County Supervisor Jeff Stone has also raised the threat of litigation.
WHITEWATER – (INT) – The National Transportation Safety Board says that turbulence and a pilot’s decision to fly at low altitude caused his ultralight to crash in Whitewater Canyon.
CRESTLINE – (INT) - Witnesses say a ‘chaotic’ traffic situation developed Monday after two vehicles collided on Highway 18 below Crestline. The grinding, head-on crash of two SUV’s claimed the lives of both drivers.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Metrolink passengers can expect some changes. Beginning next Monday, four trains on the San Bernardino line are being sidelined.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Republican Ken Calvert, the Inland Empire’s senior member in Congress, is calling for the firing of the chief operating officer of Los Angeles World Airways which runs Ontario International Airport.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Red Flag fire warnings are about to become visual. The San Bernardino County Fire Department is prepared to display red flags outside any of its 57 stations when the fire danger is greatest.
GRAND TERRACE – (INT) – All four steel train trestles spanning the 215 freeway are in place. The last has been lowered onto concrete piers. The last has been lowered onto concrete piers winding up a herculean effort that began last spring.
PERRIS – (INT) – City Councilman Julio Rodriguez could soon be on his way out. Rodriguez has been charged with three felony and two misdemeanor drug offenses.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The cost of owning or leasing and operating a car is a big expense. But, motorists are getting some help at the gas pump.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California’s “Gun Violence Restraining Order” is being hailed by gun control advocates.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The season’s first Santa Ana winds will mark a hot and dry opening to October. There are some triple digits in the outlook.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - The past 12-months have gone into the record books as one of California’s driest ever with no promise that it will get wetter.
Music’s most unlikely couple will soon be everywhere. Coming from legendary crooner Tony Bennett, that’s saying a lot about Lady Gaga. He says the minute he heard her sing, he knew she really knows how to sing.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Brown has signed dozens of new bills and vetoed an assortment of others.
HOLLYWOOD - (INT) - Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' proved the actor's continuing popularity at the box office.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring California colleges to adopt rape-prevention policies that include an “affirmative consent” standard for sexual activity.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Many firefighters in Northern California are returning home as the battle against three remaining blazes winds down.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – If an El Nino develops this winter, it may not even put a dent in the drought. Forecasters have downshifted chances of a weak El Nino to 60 percent.
SANTA ANA - (INT) - There are plenty of reasons why people move, but when it comes to migration patterns, a U.S. Census report found more people move out of Los Angeles and into Orange County than any other place in California.
A grieving family has escaped injury in a cemetery shooting at Cathedral City. They were visiting a gravesite Monday evening when two men fired a volley of shots at them and sped away. Police chased their get-away car, but the pair eluded capture in the open desert. (INT)
Witnesses say a 60-year-old man was stumbling around in the HOV lane before he was struck and killed on the 215 freeway in San Bernardino Monday morning. All southbound lanes near 2nd Street were closed for a short time. The name of the victim has not been released. (INT)
Carmen Montenegro is headed to state prison for killing and dismembering her ex-boyfriend and burying parts of his body behind an Ontario home. She’d been a housekeeper for Samuel Wiggins, a retired aerospace worker who disappeared in 2011. (INT)
Jason White, the owner of a Temecula art gallery, was sentenced Monday to 60 months in federal prison. White was accused of stalking, harassing, and attempting to extort as much as $300,000 from art world professionals with whom he had had business relationships. White earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of federal stalking. (INT)
There’s no cause yet to a Sunday fire that inflicted at least $150,000 damage to a commercial building in Victorville. One firefighter was overcome by smoke. (INT)
Thousands of sample ballots for the November election are headed to voters throughout the Inland Empire. October 6th is the first day for early voting. But ballots returned by mail must be in the hands of election officials by November 4th. (INT)
A drive-up sidewalk shooting has become San Bernardino’s 38th homicide of the year. Police say that Lamarco Graham was standing in front of an apartment on North Arrowhead Avenue Monday morning. A car drove up and stopped. The driver fired a handgun several times fatally wounding the 21-year-old man and sped away. (INT)
An accident with an all-terrain vehicle has claimed a woman’s life. Katrina Eberhardt, 29, of Landers was ejected from an ATV when it ran off a road near her home and overturned, according to the coroner. (INT)
Several cities and water agencies in San Bernardino County filed a motion today against an El Monte-based company, which is allegedly extracting more than double its legal share of groundwater. It’s being taken from the Rialto area in violation of a longstanding court decree. (INT)
Riverside County investigators aren’t saying what led them to the arrest of a lone suspect in a fatal weekend shooting near Hemet. Eric Boissonnault, 33, of Hemet was arrested without incident. Sheriff’s deputies said they found Justin Banta, 33, dead at a residence on Fourth Street. (INT)
The Dodgers open the National League division series Friday against St. Louis. Los Angeles turned the tables on Colorado Sunday 10-5. (INT)