March 25, 2017
TOP STORIES
MOSUL, IRAQ - The US-led coalition bombing ISIL positions in Iraq has admitted carrying out air raids where scores of civilians were reportedly killed.
NEW YORK - Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record.
Corrections officials adopted new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that aim to trim California's prison population by 9,500 inmates after four years. They include steps like reducing inmates' sentences up to six months for earning a college degree.
President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican votes needed.
The nation's top telecom regulator is moving further to thwart illegal robo-calls that have annoyed countless consumers at dinnertime and scammed millions of Americans. The public will now have an opportunity to submit feedback on the proposal, which could be finalized later this year.
The U.S. State Department has asked American embassies and consulates around the world to identify certain groups that should get extra scrutiny when they apply for visas.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) – An Adelanto father and son have been indicted in a string of thefts from moving mail trucks.
FONTANA – (INT) – The biggest race weekend of the year is shaping up at the Auto Club Speedway.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Two members of the Inland Empire’s congressional delegation offered opposing views on the defeat of President Trump’s plan to repeal ObamaCare.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A gain of 9,000 jobs in February has helped to lower the Inland Empire’s jobless rate to near the California average.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted Thursday to approve a strategy to bring clean air to the region.
BEAUMONT – (INT) – A nearly 3-week murder investigation led to the arrests Thursday of eight people.
Residents of the Inland Empire are giving a 'thumbs up' to efforts of the federal government to reducing the threat of terrorism.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – San Bernardino County’s Area 909 telephone dialing code once included a large portion of the Inland Empire, but it’s running out of numbers.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Home values across the Inland Empire continue to out-perform four other Southern California counties.
CORONA – (INT) – Now that long-awaited improvements on Route 91 are done, the question is whether motorists will dig deeper into their pockets to use the faster express-toll lanes.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - California’s bloom of wildflowers is especially rich this year, the result of more rain than usual.
CAJON PASS – (INT) – Caltrans says it will be mid-April before repairs are complete on a section of Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass that collapsed during a fierce rainstorm.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
LOS ANGELES — Stars and fans gathered Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Early spring weather finds Southern California on a temperature yo-yo.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California motorists are getting a little relief after the latest run-up in gasoline prices.
RIVERSIDE - Astronomers have taken us a step closer to better understand the formation and destruction mechanisms of dust molecules in the distant universe.
Cal State's decision to raise student tuition will amount to about 5%, or about $270 for in-state students.
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood is remembering Chuck Barris, the multi-talented game show creator.
A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake or greater could abruptly send the Seal Beach wetlands plummeting by three feet.
LAGUNA BEACH - (INT) - Few probably knew that in 1971 Warren Buffett purchased a house in Laguna Beach for $150,000.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - California is home to over 10 million immigrants—more than any other state.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Consumers with the best credit scores tend to live in cities with the highest financial rankings.
California exports more than commodities such as movies, new technologies and produce. It also exports truck drivers, cooks and cashiers.
A Moreno Valley neighborhood was blacked out early Saturday when a vehicle sheared off a utility pole bringing down power lines on Lasselle Street. The driver was killed. (INT)

San Bernardino police say a man suffered blunt force trauma at the hands of his step-father and became the city’s 8th murder victim of the year. Santos Arellano was arrested after driving erratically in Rialto. Arellano was last seen with the victim, Ruben Hernandez, age 23. (INT)

A man and woman from the Hemet Valley are the latest suspects connected to the epidemic of mail theft. Sheriff’s deputies checked out the pair as they sat in a parked, stolen vehicle in Homeland. A search of the vehicle turned up evidence of mail theft and identity theft. Joseph Sirimarco, 47, and
Janene Flood, 32, were booked into the Presley Detention Center. (INT)

A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has been arrested on federal charges of helping a foreign national enter the United States without proper authorization. Felix Cisneros, 42, of Murrieta, is a 10-year veteran of ICE who most recently was assigned to the HSI Inland Empire office. The complaint charges Cisneros with aiding and assisting an inadmissible alien to enter the United States. (INT)

The latest tab on San Bernardino County's homeless puts the number at 1,866. This includes individuals who were staying in a shelter, transitional housing, or were unsheltered. The previous count completed a year ago was only slightly higher by about 1 percent. (INT)

Bishop Gerald Barnes is celebrating his 25th year as head of the San Bernardino Catholic Diocese. Bishop Barnes was appointed in 1995 to succeed Phillip Straling, the first auxiliary bishop of the diocese. (INT)

Fontana residents are encouraged to offer input on how four districts will be drawn when the city shifts to a ward system on the City Council. Only the mayor will continue to be elected at-large. Hearings have been set for March 28th and April 25th. (INT)

Metrolink has announced an impending 3-week suspension of service at the San Bernardino and Rialto stations beginning March 27th. Metrolink says the interruption is necessary for completion of the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project. It will connect the San Bernardino Downtown Transit Center to Metrolink’s San Bernardino and Inland Empire-Orange County (IE-OC) lines. Buses will be available to transport Metrolink passengers to regularly scheduled trains. (INT)

Two more motorcyclists have lost their lives bringing the Inland Empire total to eight in less than 7-weeks. The most recent incidents occurred when the victims failed to negotiate curves on rural highways. A 79-year-old Utah motorcyclist was killed on Highway 18 near Lucerne Valley. And, Matthew Nickels, 32, of Moreno Valley died Friday of injuries he suffered earlier this month near Yucaipa. (INT)

In Rancho Cucamonga, one person perished early Friday in a crash on the eastbound Archibald Avenue on-ramp to the 210 freeway. The victim was identified as Emauri Kahjancye Scott, 21, from San Bernardino. Earlier near Temecula, Jillann Johnson, 46, was killed when she lost control of her car causing it to crash into a tree. The broadside impact on De Luz Road ejected the motorist. (INT)

Two little Cathedral City brothers are okay after being found safe early Friday outside a church at Desert Hot Springs. Carlos and Jayden Cortes, ages 1 and 2, were in a Honda Accord that was stolen Thursday night. The vehicle with its engine running was parked next to the church on Bubbling Wells Road. Police are calling the incident a case of vehicle theft and child abduction. (INT)

A Hesperia mother could be facing a life prison term for the death of her 2-year-old son. Jaimi Roberts, 24, was found guilty in a Victorville court of assault on a child causing death, and a separate charge of involuntary manslaughter. Roberts told investigators she had "play-wrestled" with her son ‘MMA style’ and had elbowed him in the abdomen, but he seemed fine. The child was hospitalized but died later. Roberts will be sentenced May 12th. (INT)

Caltrans is closing a stretch of 2-lane Route 138 east of the I-15 in the Cajon Pass until about April 4th to complete pavement realignment work. The $23 million project is aimed at removing several curves and steep grades, rebuilding the shoulders, three bridges and several wildlife crossings. (INT)

Visitors to Knott’s Berry Farm are taking their last rides on the Boomerang. The 27-year-old roller coaster shuts down April 23rd. Boomerang has taken thrill-seekers on a wild two minute ride forward and backwards on its 875-foot track. (INT)

Caltrans is shifting into high gear repair and clean-up from the winter storms in the San Bernardino Mountains. A rock fall barrier is being repaired this week on Highway 18 near Crestline. (INT)

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