March 31, 2015
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence aggressively defended Indiana's religious freedom law Tuesday but said he wants a bill on his desk by week's end "making it clear the law does not allow businesses the right to deny services to anyone."
A new strain of the polio-like EV-D68 may be causing the rare and mystifying cases of muscle weakness that's affected more than 100 kids across the United States, researchers reported Monday.
Negotiations on Iran's nuclear program in Switzerland entered a critical stage Monday as top diplomats from six world powers and Tehran tried to reach agreement on key details of a possible accord.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The U.S. Geological Survey says it will award up to $7 million in grants for earthquake hazards research next year.
CEDAR GLEN - (INT) - Deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Station responded Sunday to a residence in the 200 block of Balsam Way, following the report of a shooting.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – The winter ski season in the San Bernardino Mountains is over, abbreviated by ongoing warm weather and a lack of snow.
TWIN PEAKS - (INT) – Two suspects were arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime, theft by fraud, and elder abuse.
CORONA - (INT) - Damages are being assessed in the wake of Sunday’s fire that destroyed the clubhouse at the Mountain View Golf Course.
ONTARIO - (INT) - Passenger activity at Ontario International Airport was up .55% in February.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The latest U.S. Census Bureau population estimates rank Riverside County as the tenth largest county in the nation.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - The ACLU SoCal asked a court Thursday to order the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to hand over documents spelling out its policies and practices for using Tasers
SACRAMENTO - California's snowpack is at historically low levels, a casualty of the state's wimpy winter and ongoing drought.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - It was the rainy season that never was. Only December marked average precipitation over the past 5-months.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court raised constitutional doubts Monday about the lifelong monitoring of sex offenders and other criminals with the use of GPS devices.
SAN FRANCISCO - Attorneys for the wife and adult children of Robin Williams have agreed to try to resolve their dispute out of court involving personal items of the late actor.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Home' is where the box office focused its attention this weekend.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Governor Brown signed Friday emergency legislation that fast-tracks more than $1 billion in funding for drought relief and critical water infrastructure projects.
SACRAMENTO - California will no longer bar all registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has weighed in on the recreational marijuana debate.
LOS ANGELES - George Fischbeck, longtime Los Angeles-based weatherman working for KABC, has died, the TV station reported Wednesday.
The Lakers won a game Monday in a match-up of two of the NBA’s worst teams. Los Angeles finally prevailed in overtime beating Philadelphia 113-11. (INT)

Caltrans begins work this week on the $1.6 million State Route 38 Hathaway Creek Bridge replacement near Barton Flats in the San Bernardino Mountains. It’ll take 150 working days Monday through Friday to complete the project. (INT).

Worshippers attending Easter sunrise services are in for an extra treat. A total eclipse of the moon begins at 2:30am Sunday and peaks about 2-hours later. It wraps up just as Easter dawns. (INT)

A light M4.0 earthquake jiggled the Mojave Desert early Monday. It was centered 8-miles northwest of Ludlow and was felt in the Newberry Springs-Barstow area. (INT)

Riverside County authorities are without arrests in the weekend shooting of three men in Coachella. One of the victims, Anthony Delatorre, 20, died later in a Palm Springs hospital. (INT)

Traffic mishaps in Banning and Hinkley have killed two people. A pedestrian was struck on Interstate 10 on Highland Springs Avenue Saturday night. The California Highway Patrol is investigating a 2-vehicle crash on Highway 58 in Hinkley that claimed the life of a teenage boy. (INT)

Motorists will have an easier time getting around in Perris. Work has wrapped up on two bridges crossing the 215 freeway at Perris Boulevard and at ‘D’ Street. The Perris Boulevard bridge is open. ‘D’ Street will follow by April 3rd, according to the Riverside County Transportation Commission. (INT)

One person was killed and another injured on Highway 74 in Homeland Monday evening. Eastbound lanes at Juniper Flats Road were blocked for the on-scene investigation. (INT)

Easter egg hunts get a jump start Saturday at Riverside’s Canyon Crest Towne Centre. For older kids, a scavenger hunt follows the 11am Easter egg event. (INT)

A fire at Banner Mattress in San Bernardino left the building contents destroyed, Sunday. Firefighters discovered the entire building charged with heavy smoke. They determined that an exterior fire extended into the attic area. All inventory was severely damaged or destroyed due to heavy smoke conditions. (INT)

Calfire counted ten small fires that were set Sunday in the San Jacinto Riverbottom beneath the North Sanderson Avenue bridge. About one-quarter acre of grass and trees went up in flames. Mop up took several hours. Near Perris, a brushfire Sunday covered about 5-acres in the Gavilan Hills. (INT)

A homeless man has died after being stabbed at an encampment in San Bernardino. The coroner says that Michael Darby, Jr., 48, was assaulted Saturday in a vacant field on Arrowhead Avenue. The assailant is unknown. (INT)

A man’s body has been recovered from the California Aqueduct in Hesperia. Maintenance personnel found the body Friday in the aqueduct adjacent to Highway 173. (INT)

AeroMexico is stepping up its service between Ontario International Airport and Mexico City. Beginning April 8th, it will add four roundtrips a week. AeroMexico currently offers flights between Ontario and Guadalajara. (INT)

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