May 24, 2017
TOP STORIES
MANCHESTER, UK--The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, the prime minister said.
WASHINGTON--California loses big time in President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget, made public to scathing political reviews Tuesday. While slashing social safety nets, Trump wants a 10 percent increase in military spending and $1.6 billion in funding for a wall on the border with Mexico.
LONDON - Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer".
SAN FRANCISCO--Google has begun using billions of credit card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases, even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Reaction to President Trump’s proposed budget for Fiscal 2018 is drawing an assortment of local reaction.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside and San Bernardino counties continue to outpace Southern California in the run-up of home prices.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – George Johnson has been appointed county CEO, the top executive officer.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Airline passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport is soaring higher.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Two judges will be joining the San Bernardino County Superior Court bench.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Elective office in Riverside County is being shunned by more women.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Some of the warmest weather of the year helped to spread a series of wildfires Sunday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – More recycled tires are destined for local road repairs.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – In a fitting move coupled with the city’s bankruptcy is the closing of the 45-year-old City Hall.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The region’s job growth is reflected in the latest unemployment estimates which are the lowest in 11-years.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The Inland Empire now has a new business activity index. It’s dedicated to accurately tracking the performance of the region’s economy on an ongoing basis.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - Downtown Riverside's cultural diversity is about to take a giant leap forward.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - When it comes to education, college graduates looking for work won't find much competition in San Bernardino.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Another marine layer with its low clouds and fog is at the front door poised to push Southern California’s high pressure out of the state ending a spate of hot weather.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Health officials throughout the state say they’re working to control norovirus outbreaks.
BIG SUR - The hopes of Highway 1 travelers just got another setback.
LAS VEGAS - The Billboard Music Awards rocked the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, and almost all the biggest names in music and entertainment came out to celebrate.
HOLLYWOOD - “Alien: Covenant” has unseated “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” from the top spot at the domestic box office.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The first major holiday of the summer travel season looms and it will find more Southern Californians on the move.
The University of California Board of Regents Thursday approved a policy on nonresident undergraduate enrollment.
Five Guys has triumphed over West Coast's In-N-Out in a battle of the burgers.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - New research could lead to the development of therapies that reduce the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
California’s long-standing reputation of being first in just about everything doesn’t hold up when it comes to drug abuse.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - During the latest drought, the pace of well drilling increased as farmers and communities sought new sources of water.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - The California State Senate overwhelmingly approved the Prime Time Primary bill Thursday.
Juvenile playing with fire started a 10-acre blaze Tuesday at the east end of Moreno Valley. Calfire said the kids’ parents will get a fire suppression bill. (INT)

Target will pay a record $18.5 million to settle a multi-state lawsuit involving allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season. Prosecutors said the company failed to provide reasonable data security. California will be receiving more than $1.4 million from the settlement, the largest share of any state. (INT)

Riverside police are questioning witnesses to a late Sunday night shooting that became the city’s fifth homicide of the year. An attendant at a Shell gas station on Adams Street reported the shooting in front of the gas pumps where several motorcycles were parked. The victim, James Duty, 31, from Orange, later died. No information about the shooter was released, but police were asking for public input. (INT)

State health officials have tested and confirmed that nacho cheese sauce that was sold at a gas station in Sacramento County has tested positive for the toxin that causes botulism. CDPH has received reports of 10 cases of botulism linked to this outbreak, and has learned that one patient has died. The nacho cheese sauce was removed from sale on May 5th. (INT)

Lawmen armed with arrest warrants have swept through the Morongo Basin picking up fifty suspects on an assortment of charges. Most were parolees involved in minor traffic violations to violent crimes. Eight, two-person teams with the sheriff’s department carried out the weekend operation. (INT)

Students from Riverside Poly and Mira Costa high schools claimed the top awards at the largest student-based solar-powered boat race in the nation. More than 700 students from 43 Southland high schools competed in the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition at Lake Skinner near Temecula. (INT)

Gates opened Saturday for 10 days of the San Bernardino County Fair at Victorville. Among the top entertainers will be Eddie Money and Lita Ford. (INT)

Sacramento Republicans are complaining that the Governor’s budget revision diverts $18 million of transportation money to the small Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District. It has an annual budget of $2 million and would now receive almost ten times that amount. The Republicans says that neither the Department of Parks and Recreation nor the Department of Finance could explain why the park district in Jurupa Valley should receive the money or what it would be used for. (INT)

An arsonist suspected of setting a brushfire in Murrieta has been arrested while hiding at his home. Witnesses claim to have seen Matthew Hulbert leaving the area along Kalmia Street Monday evening. Hulbert has an extensive criminal history and was on community release supervision. (INT)

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is up to its full compliment of five members for the first time this year. V. Manuel Perez took his ceremonial oath of office Tuesday. Perez was appointed by Governor Brown to finish the uncompleted term of John Benoit who died in December. Perez, who represents the sprawling Fourth District, will face election next year. Perez has given up his seat on the Coachella City Council. (INT)

The owner of a Fontana pit bull has been cited following last Friday’s attack in which a 10-year-old boy suffered severe facial injuries. Police said the dog charged through an unlatched gate and attacked the boy as he walked home from school. (INT)

A surveyor taking measurements in the middle of a San Bernardino street has been struck and killed by a vehicle that had been speeding down Pepper Avenue. The driver lost control striking the victim in the middle of an intersection. The 58-year-old surveyor from Colorado died at a local hospital. (INT)

A series of nighttime ramp and connector closures are planned this week along the 91 Project in Corona. Work involves electrical, maintenance and inspections. There will be no closures during the Memorial Day weekend.

Gunshot wounds have claimed San Bernardino’s 17th homicide victim of the year. Daniel Sam Fuentes, 35, may have been riding a bicycle when he was shot early Sunday near the intersection of Magnolia and Flores. Police said they have no motive and made no arrests at last report. (INT)

Metrolink is offering discounts in hopes of boosting ridership on its year-old Perris Valley extension. The discounts apply to four stations and kick-in May 25th. (INT)

Riverside will get some attention in a pair of renowned holiday parades. The Riverside City College Marching Tigers band has been selected to perform in the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, representing the state of California. And for the first time in more than 50 years. Riverside will have a float in the Pasadena Rose Parade representing the state of California. (INT)

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