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|February 25, 2020|
LOS ANGELES - The world knew him as Kobe Bryant, a brilliant and relentless competitor and an aspiring entertainment mogul. But there were sides of him most could never see.
NEW YORK - Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful Hollywood mogul, was found guilty of rape in the third degree Monday but acquitted on the two most serious criminal charges, capping a landmark trial of the #MeToo era.
NEW YORK - The economic effects of the deadly coronavirus sent global stock and oil prices plunging Monday, while the infectious disease forced China to postpone its annual legislative session and posed new health threats across the world.
WASHINGTON - A controversial new policy that denies legal residency to migrants who have received government assistance has come into effect in the US.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - A spring-like warm-up is being fueled by dry, off-shore winds.
BIG BEAR LAKE – (INT) - The Forest Service is warning that ongoing ‘prescribed’ burning could degrade air quality.
ADELANTO – (INT) – Two people are reported dead in the Inland Empire’s third multiple homicide this month.
BARSTOW – Stuntman 'Mad' Mike Hughes is dead after a mishap with his self-made rocket.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A brief police pursuit stemming from a traffic violation had a tragic conclusion early Sunday
HEMET – (INT) – A young Hemet woman and her teenage boyfriend are awaiting extradition from Clark County, Nevada for arraignment on a 3-count murder complaint.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Environmental issues over expansion of the San Bernardino International Airport took a legal turn Friday.
PERRIS – (INT) – Sheriff’s detectives aren’t saying why they suspect a local man in the execution-style murders of three others at the Perris Valley Cemetery.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – Large indoor marijuana cultivations that have transformed homes into illegal pot farms may be pointing the growers to even bigger rewards.
HIGHLAND – (INT) – Improvements are coming to the 210 freeway in the East San Bernardino Valley.
LOMA LINDA – (INT) - The Nearly 75% of teen patients seeking treatment for insomnia also suffer from an underlying, diagnosed mental health condition.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – There’s more evidence that the meteoric rise in home prices is slowing.
HOLLYWOOD – In a close Box Office battle, “Sonic the Hedgehog” pulled ahead of “The Call of the Wild” on North American charts this week.
FALLBROOK - Three people died and 18 others were injured on Saturday when a charter bus rolled over on Interstate 15.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – With just days remaining before the March 3rd Primary, California voters are giving Bernie Sanders a vote of confidence.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – Prosecutors have announced an $18.8 million settlement with Time Warner Cable.
LOS ANGELES - The University of Southern California announced Thursday it will eliminate tuition for students whose families have an annual income of $80,000 or less.
SACRAMENTO –Gov. Gavin Newsom dedicated most of his Wednesday State of the State speech to the subject of homelessness.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Registration continues until March 19th for a residential earthquake retrofit program.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) - One of the ocean’s loudest creatures is will get even louder and more troublesome to humans and sea life as the ocean warms.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – As winter enters its final month, Mother Nature is showing her weather extremes.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – New projections suggest that California’s public K–12 school system is entering a long period of declining enrollment.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices are trying to downshift but continue to be the most expensive in the nation.
SACRAMENTO - A new law, Assembly Bill 5, has generated outrage from a wide range of Californians.
ROSEMEAD – (INT) – Southern California Edison (SCE) issued 2-year mitigation plan Friday aimed at reducing potential wildfire causes.
A ribbon-cutting March 5th will mark the completion of the $72.5 million-dollar Cajalco Road/I-15 Interchange Improvement Project at Corona. The project involved reconstructing the interchange road from Temescal Canyon Road to Bedford Canyon Road, widening Cajalco Road from a two-lane bridge to a six-lane overdressing bridge on a new alignment. (INT)
The coroner has identified a Rialto motorist killed in a Sunday traffic mishap in San Bernardino. Randy Palo Rich, 53, died at the scene on Rialto Avenue just west of Rancho Avenue. Police said that Rich lost control because of high speed sending his vehicle into a utility pole. (INT)
Motorcycle accidents around the Inland Empire are taking a deadly toll. Another biker died Sunday in Jurupa Valley bringing to eight the number of fatalities this month. Killed in the latest incident was Randy Navarrette, 46, of Fontana. (INT)
An early Friday morning wreck in Riverside killed the driver when his car ran off Van Buren Boulevard, hit a palm tree and sheared off a fire hydrant. Water was gushing through four windows of the car when firefighters arrived. When the water was shut off, the driver’s body was recovered. (INT)
Ontario International Airport (ONT) has opened 2020 with a healthy 14.7% gain in passenger volume. January marked the seventh straight month of double-digit gains for the nation’s fastest-growing airport. While people were attracted to ONT, there was a 30.6% drop in mail shipments. (ONT)
Caltrans is beginning a $22 million project to replace slabs on Interstate 15 in and near Lake Elsinore. The project extends from Nichols Road to just north of Temescal Canyon Road. (INT)
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that gives more options to voters in the forthcoming election. The law, which goes into effect immediately, allows voters to change their party preference or residence of record on their voter registration within two weeks of Election Day without having to re-register to vote. As a result, voters can make last-minute changes without having to cast a provisional ballot. (INT)
San Bernardino police say the shooting of two people is part of the same incident. Daniel Rice, 39, was fatally wounded and another male was last reported in critical condition. Suspect information and possible motive for the incident on Osbun Road late Saturday were not disclosed. (INT)
Thirteen people were displaced by an early Monday morning fire at the Rockledge Gardens Apartments in Riverside. None were injured. An electrical malfunction near the roof started the fire that residents fought with a garden hose. (INT)
A tow truck driver was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle while recovering another from a previous accident on Highway 79 south of Beaumont Sunday. The California Highway Patrol says the motorist who struck Enrique Ramirez Sanchez, 49, was traveling at an unsafe speed. (INT)
Two Inland Empire projects on Freeway 60 are reaching milestones. A westbound lane of Route 60 in the Badlands reopens on March 5th. The lane was closed last summer for the Truck Lanes Project. In Chino, predicted rain may force postponement of Saturday night’s demolition of the Pipeline Avenue Bridge. If it goes ahead, eastbound lanes will be closed starting at 11pm. (INT)
David Boreanaz, Executive Producer and star of “SEAL Team,” will act as Grand Marshall for the March 1st Auto Club 400 in Fontana. Boreanaz says he’s more excited to have been able to incorporate NASCAR into an upcoming episode of SEAL Team. (INT)
Work resumes February 24th on a $1 million project to replace and repair the rock slope netting above Highway 18 through The Narrows at Crestline. The project won’t be completed until the end of April. (INT)