June 24, 2017
TOP STORIES
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday he is opposing the Senate healthcare bill in its current form due in part to major cuts to Medicaid. Heller is the fifth senator to announce his opposition to the bill as currently written,
Elon Musk's SpaceX on Friday completed the first half of its attempt at making launch history this weekend. "Falcon 9 first stage has landed," the company tweeted on Friday. SpaceX is attempting to be the first to both launch and land two different rockets within a 48-hour window.
Decrying a “scourge of discrimination” against LGBT individuals in four states, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday doubled the number of states subject to California’s state-sponsored travel ban.
Amazon has applied for a patent that gives more insight into the infrastructure it may be planning for its drone delivery program, Amazon Prime Air. In this case, the drones would take off, land and pick up deliveries from a tower placed in densely populated cities that would house the drones.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – There are signs that the fight against the Holcomb Fire are winding down.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - A weekend spike in temperatures should be the last as Southern Californians endure an introduction to summer.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - More people with illegal fireworks are trying to get a jump start on Fourth of July celebrations.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Authorities say the arrest of a murder suspect has sent a clear message to the Mongols that their acts of violence have zero tolerance.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – A woman’s plea for a drink of water to help fend off the heat wave has landed her in jail.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Ontario International Airport (ONT) appears headed for friendlier skies after years of declining passenger volume.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Children left in locked cars aren’t the only ones susceptible to heat stroke as a spike in temperatures starts to wind down.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – It can no longer be said that this one-time All-American city is bankrupt.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - March Air Reserve Base (MARB) is taking on additional responsibility with the addition of MQ-9 'Reaper' drones.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A pair of public meetings has been scheduled seeking input on what residents would like in their downtown public library.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - The two most prominent names on the Los Angeles Clippers roster are declaring themselves free agents.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - The University of Southern California has the second highest international student population among all U.S. schools.
SACRAMENTO--Senate Republicans’ health care bill would lead to millions of Californians losing health coverage and paying more for insurance.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern Californians are in for some gas(oline) relief as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Home buyers are digging deeper while exploring financing options as prices continue to climb.
WASHINGTON - The nation's oldest U.S. senator looks like she's sticking around.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – With summer bearing down, reminders about leaving children in locked vehicles are being issued.
HOLLYWOOD - Despite signs of franchise fatigue, Pixar and Disney's 'Cars 3' dominates the road at the box office.
BERKELEY - Earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California are being triggered by winter rain and snowfall, scientists have discovered.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Most Californians say housing affordability is a big problem in their part of the state. But their opinions vary widely.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is touting a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Two people were ejected from their overturning SUV after it collided with a big rig Friday afternoon in Yucaipa. The incident snarled traffic on Interstate 10. The coroner on Saturday identified the fatalities as a couple from Glendale, Arizona - Ivan Flores, 25, and Cherrelle Malloy, age 30. (INT)

The coroner is trying to identify a pedestrian struck by more than one vehicle near Fontana. The man was taken from the scene on Cedar Avenue early Friday to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he died. (INT)

Calfire says one person is in serious condition after being rescued Thursday night from a burning home in Calimesa. First responders found smoke and flames pouring from the residence on Dale Mesa Drive. (INT)

Clandestine marijuana cultivations are becoming more numerous. Lawmen swooped down on a residence on Highway 173 in Hesperia where three suspects were using water from the West Fork of the Mojave River/ Cedar Springs Creek to grow 2,600 marijuana plants. Arrested were Tony Deveyra, 28, of Apple Valley; Carolina Vaquerano, 26, of Upland and Alexis Takahashi, 25, of Los Angeles. In Colton, police arrested two men after finding 300 pot plants being cultivated inside a home on West K Street. (INT)

Hemet police are accusing a local man of murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son. Held in lieu of $1 million bail is Derwin Vining, age 27. Police did not say what happened to the young boy or release his name. (INT)

A $1,000 citation was given to a Riverside homeowner for causing illegal fireworks to ignite a brief grassfire that threatened several homes Friday. Firefighters responded to a third alarm and pounced on the fast-moving fire stopping it at 3-acres on Greylock Avenue. (INT)

A Corona woman has been sentenced to state prison and ordered to pay restitution totaling nearly $500,000 in a disability fraud case. Shyamali Ginadari Perera filed a disability claim with Northwestern Mutual claiming because of a disability from a vehicle accident, she was unable to bathe, dress herself, eat, or use the restroom without assistance. During a 4-and-a-half period, Northwestern Mutual paid Perera $461,061. Surveillance was conducted on Perera and she was seen watering her lawn, walking her dog, driving, shopping, and going up stairs. She later pleaded guilty to 57 felony counts. (INT)

‘Mad Max’ is jailed after a late night ride through the desert near Barstow. A deputy stopped a quad-runner and discovered the driver and had several illegal weapons and ammunition, “brass knuckles” and two large knives. Jack Lee Ernest claimed to be a real life ‘Mad Max’, a reference to a violent movie involving deadly assaults from vehicles. (INT)

One person was killed and two others hurt in a head-on collision Wednesday night east of Temecula. It happened on Highway 79 near Aguanga at Crosley Truck Trail and involved up to four vehicles. A surviving driver, Gary Kirkham, 76, of Aguanga said the setting sun momentarily blinded him causing his car to cross the highway's center line. One of his passengers was killed. He was identified as Lawrence Young, 50, of Aguanga. (INT)

The Ontario City Council approved a structurally balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 during a Special City Council Meeting Wednesday. The total overall budget of $524,553,984 was balanced without the use of any one-time monies. It preserves public safety levels, meets community and cultural needs, and delivers on capital projects. (INT)

Riverside Community College District’s Board of Trustees has selected Robin Steinback, Ph.D., as Moreno Valley College’s next president. Steinback becomes the college’s fourth president, replacing Sandra Mayo, Ed.D., who resigned last June. (INT)

A final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Moreno Valley Logistics Center is complete and available for public review on the city's website. The 73-acre center in the southern part of the city has four plot plans for the construction and operation of a warehouse distribution center with four buildings with a combined 1,737,518 square feet of total floor space. (INT)

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