January 23, 2019
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FBI agents around the world offered grim accounts of the government shutdown's impact on the agency's operations in a report released Tuesday by the FBI Agents Association.
WASHINGTON--Compared to the other states across the nation, California checks in near the top of the list when it comes to the traffic safety laws it has in effect, according to a new report.
WASHINGTON--In a 5-4 decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court’s five conservative justices cleared a path for the Defense Department to enforce the Trump Administration’s policy banning most transgender Americans from serving in the military.
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court took no action Tuesday on a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of young people who came to the United States as children.
CUPERTINO--Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box are the latest merchants to support Apple Pay, the most popular mobile contactless payment system in the world.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – So-called ‘Forever’ stamps for ‘snail mail’ are becoming more pricey.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Volunteers are fanning out across the Inland Empire to conduct their annual survey of the region’s homeless.
MOUNT SAN GORGONIO – (INT) – Four hikers are safe after their rescue from the slippery, ice and snow-covered peaks in the San Bernardino Mountains.
BEAUMONT – (INT) – Authorities disclosed Tuesday that Beaumont police were in pursuit of a motorist who was ultimately killed in a wrong-way collision on Route 60.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Police disclosed Monday they are investigating the city’s second and third homicides of the month.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - After a stormy, damp start to 2019, California’s highly changeable weather is turning toward the dry side.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Most people looking for work in the 2-county region found it during 2018.
ONTARIO – (INT) – A final count has shown that more than 5.1 million airline passengers moved through Ontario International Airport (ONT) in 2018.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – January is turning out to be the region’s wettest month in two years.
JOSHUA TREE - Joshua Tree National Park has stayed open through the government shutdown, despite a lack of funding and staffing.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
LOS ANGELES – Wednesday is expected to be a normal school day in Los Angeles as teachers end their strike.
HOLLYWOOD - “Roma” and “The Favourite” led nominations for the 91st Oscars.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - All bets are off for any more rain in Southern California this month.
HOLLYWOOD – “Glass” topped box office charts this week collecting $40 million over the weekend.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A sustained decline in gasoline prices is running on fumes.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced its intention Monday to file for bankruptcy.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Climatologist are backing down on their outlook for an El Nino this winter.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Paper receipts could go the way of the Edsel in California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – An initial check of the winter snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is positive.
Authorities have identified the fatal victim of a 2-vehicle collision Tuesday in Murrieta. Dianna Ray, 63, of Homeland was killed. Two other women and a juvenile survived the crash at Whitewood Rd. and Baxter Rd. (INT)

Sheriff’s detectives in Moreno Valley are wrapping up a homicide investigation, but have not offered details about the slaying last Thursday of Ashley Brosious, 23, at a residence on Denver Court. Under arrest is Ricardo Rivera, 22, of Moreno Valley. (INT)

Incidents of reported mail theft appear to have peaked and may be on the decline. Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona) wants that trend to continue. Few convicted mail thieves and porch pirates are going to jail, but Calvert is proposing doubling the maximum jail sentence from 5-to-10 years. (INT)

San Bernardino County’s latest supplemental property assessment role has risen to just over $7.5 billion. The new value reflects changes mostly in property ownership and new construction. (INT)

The AQMD is handing out more than $47 million to 26 businesses, organizations, universities, government agencies and utility companies to help them purchase and upgrade their equipment with cleaner and energy efficient technologies. Much of the funding will be directed at environmental justice communities that are close to industrial areas and are some of the hardest hit by air pollution. The projects are located in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles counties. (INT)

Storm clean-up and repairs continue on Highway 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains. Caltrans plans a full closure through ‘The Narrows” from 9am to 2:30pm Wednesday through Friday. A detour is available via Route 138. (INT)

Governor Newsom has proclaimed “the beginning of the end of juvenile imprisonment as we know it.” The governor was at a youth correctional facility in Stockton Tuesday to propose sweeping reforms of the juvenile justice system. Newsom’s budget also includes more than $100 million for screenings for adverse childhood experiences and early childhood trauma, and developmental screenings -- early interventions that, he says, will help keep kids out of the criminal justice system. (INT)

Rubberized asphalt is coming to Beaumont thanks, in part, to a $300,000 recycling grant. Thirty-thousand tons of rubberized hot mix will be used to rehabilitate approximately 1-million square feet of pavement beginning on Beaumont Avenue between Sixth Street and 13th Street. (INT)

Union Pacific Railroad has been ordered to pay over $2.3 million to settle a civil environmental case. In addition to monetary penalties, Union Pacific will also implement a new environmental compliance assurance program at its respective yards in San Bernardino and three other counties. (INT)

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