February 18, 2018
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PARKLAND, FL - One hundred students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will travel to Tallahassee for a Wednesday march on the state Capitol in the first organized protest of their #NeverAgain movement.
RIALTO – (INT) – The coroner says the victims of Friday’s crash on Interstate 10 included four motorists and a motorcyclist.
OAXACA, MEXICO - Thirteen people died when a Mexican military helicopter crashed during a tour of earthquake damage.
Following a school shooting in Florida this week, a California legislator will reintroduce his proposal to expand the state’s gun violence restraining order system.
The polar vortex, winter's favorite whipping boy, has split into two pieces. On top of that, we're also enduring "sudden stratospheric warming." Should we head for the hills? What does it all mean?
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – A Riverside man wanted in a Redlands homicide was found dead Sunday morning at the Indian Hills Country Club.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – As shootings escalate, local authorities vow to take terrorist threats seriously.
PERRIS – (INT) – Authorities returned to the home of child torture suspects David and Louise Turpin Thursday to investigate a burglary.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Reports of suspicious activity at a house in the upscale Mission Grove area has resulted in a significant drug bust and the arrest of four men.
FONTANA – (INT) - Is your quiet street turning into a speed zone?
INDIO – (INT) – A Desert Hot Springs motorist has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for plowing into a group of bicyclists during the Tour de Palm Springs last weekend.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – This one-time All American city has a distinction it doesn’t need.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another election year is about to open scarcely 15-months after the last one closed.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Biologists at UC Riverside are opening the possibility of new chemical cocktails to control pests and render people “invisible” to mosquitoes.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out during February.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
LOS ANGELES - It turns out that 88 percent of those arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents during a 5-day operation last week in Southern California were convicted criminals.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Mother Nature has erased the sunny, warm weather that has embraced moisture-starved Southern California most of this month.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Rising gasoline prices may have peaked and appear to be trending downward.
SACRAMENTO--For some of the so-called Dreamers is still a land of opportunity, hopes and aspirations.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - State health officials are warning people against eating cactus pads, or nopales.
SACRAMENTO--The California Attorney General Tuesday issued details on how businesses can navigate a controversial new state law that limits employers’ cooperation with immigration authorities.
SAN FRANCISCO - If an earthquake similar to the one in 1906 shook the San Francisco Bay Area, nearly 69,000 houses would likely be uninhabitable.
SACRAMENTO--California Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened another lawsuit against the Trump administration.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – California gets low marks in highway performance and cost-effectiveness.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Education (CDE) is gearing up to use tax revenue generated by Proposition 64 to prevent kids under 21 from using marijuana.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Hope is fading that California’s so-called ‘rainy season’ will materialize.
A San Bernardino murder suspect who’d been on the run for more than a year-and-a-half was captured without incident Sunday. Rafael Gomez, 53, was identified as the former boyfriend of a woman he’s accused of shooting. The woman survived, but a man she was with, Elias Posadas, died in the July 2016 incident. (INT)

A man’s body found Friday in a Bloomington rail yard was that of a transient. Sheriff’s investigators are attempting to determine what happened to Wilfred Ngugi Njoroge, 68, of Montclair. (INT)

A light earthquake felt in a limited part of the Metro area late Saturday morning originated on the San Jacinto Fault. The M2.8 jiggler had an epicenter 2-miles east-southeast of Loma Linda. (INT)

A malfunctioning furnace has been determined to be the cause of a January 29th house fire at Lake Elsinore that killed a mother and her son. Dead are Luz and Daniel Heredia. Their home was heavily damaged. (INT)

An elderly Hemet couple is shaken after confronting and then shooting a burglar inside their home. Dechawn Wallace, 27, of Moreno Valley fled and managed to get himself to a hospital for treatment of several gunshot wounds that were determined to be non-life-threatening. Wallace had been on parole for burglary and had an extensive criminal history for violent crimes. (INT)

In Murrieta, a motorcyclist has been thrown to his death when he struck a curb late Wednesday night. Jeffrey O’Brien, 18, of Boise, Idaho was taken to the Inland Valley Regional Medical Center but could not be revived. (INT)

Two San Bernardino County high schools were among 32 statewide recognized as Model Continuation programs, according to the state schools superintendent. Green Valley High in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District and Valley View High in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. They were recognized for “creating innovative programs that focus on academics and social and emotional learning.” California has 441 continuation high schools that serve more than 53,000 students. (INT)

Metrolink’s Orange County (OC) and Inland Empire-Orange County (IEOC) lines will undergo track work causing service disruptions for all weekend trains on multiple weekends from now until April. Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead when making travel plans between Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo and Oceanside. (INT)

A suspected hit-run, DUI motorist was jailed late Saturday following the death of a skateboarder in Redlands. Police picked up Dustin Garrett, 40, of Riverside after his speeding car ran down the 27-year-old man on Colton Avenue. The victim was thrown onto the hood of Garrett’s car as he fled. Garrett was eventually sidelined at Empire Bowl after crashing into two other vehicles. (INT)

A pair of house fires Saturday in Desert Hot Springs displaced 19 people and injured three. One fire on 2nd Street was confined to a single room. Earlier, flames
destroyed a modular home injuring two people and displacing nine. Calfire reported the cause of the fire on Vista Vista was ‘unintentional’. (INT)

A new flagpole was dedicated on the opening day of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival on Friday. The 72nd Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival will runs through February 25th. (INT)

The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice has appointed Allen Hernandez as its new executive director. Hernandez brings nearly two decades of experience organizing communities impacted by pollution in the Inland region where he grew up. He succeeds founder Penny Newman as she retires from the executive director position she held for more than three decades. Newman is now running for Riverside County supervisor. (INT)

In Victorville, four people were hurt and a 77-year-old motorist was killed in a broadside collision Wednesday involving an automobile and a pickup truck. It happened at an intersection on Puesta Del Sol Drive. (INT)

Applications for the California Dream Act are down and eligible students are urged to apply for the program, which allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid for college. The application deadline is March 2, 2018. (INT)

The Joshua Tree National Park is proving so popular that campsites at Jumbo Rocks Campground and Cottonwood Campground will be available by reservation only. Reservations must be made no less than 48 hours in advance and can be made up to 5 months in advance. (INT)

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