August 13, 2022
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON - The property receipt of items recovered by FBI agents who searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort shows that agents recovered a trove of top secret and other heavily classified documents.
WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Friday approved a sprawling bill to lower prescription drug costs, address global warming, raise taxes on some billion-dollar corporations and reduce the federal deficit.
Covid-19 guidelines were loosened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week, though data show the average number of daily deaths is still higher than other points during the pandemic despite falling case numbers.
Johnson & Johnson is to stop selling and making talc-based baby powder globally, two years after it ended sales in the US and Canada. J&J, which is facing about 38,000 lawsuits, said the decision to stop selling the product was about “optimizing” its product portfolio.
PERRIS – (INT) – CalFire is formulating a plan to defuse a potentially dangerous situation stemming from a leaking chemical railroad tankcar.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - A weekend of heat and slightly higher humidity is on deck for the Inland Empire and inland Southern California.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - KVCR Radio and TV, the NPR and PBS affiliates in San Bernardino, are moving ahead with long-range plans for greater community engagement.
SOUTHLAND – Just weeks after gasoline prices reached all-time highs, drivers are feeling relief at the pump.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – City officials are encouraged over the future potential of the Carousel Mall site.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Inland Empire residents are feeling the pain of inflation even as gasoline prices decelerate.
CORONA – (INT) – An outpouring of thankful prayers has followed a miracle on the Riverside Freeway.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A young Fontana man has drawn a 25-year prison sentence for enticing girls as young as 9-years-old to film themselves in sexually explicit ways.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Monkeypox is now a public health emergency in Riverside County.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) - Hundreds of spectators fled when sheriff’s deputies broke up an illegal cockfighting event.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Riverside City Council is taking steps to stem years of wildfires in the Santa Ana Riverbottom.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Crime was on the increase last year in areas where the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department provides police protection.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) – The monthly Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) is a mixed bag.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) - A team of Riverside University Health System doctors and scholars have developed an innovative assessment to help providers and patients improve health outcomes.
LOS ANGELES - Anne Heche has lost her battle for life. She was 53.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California has 10,104,761 confirmed coronavirus cases to date.
LOS ANGELES – It’s hard to imagine disastrous flooding in California.
LOS ANGELES - Lindsey Pearlman, an actress known for her work in television series like "Chicago Justice" and "Empire," was found dead in Hollywood.
ANTIOCH – (INT) – California’s diminishing water supply future may look grim but proposals are in the works to meet the challenges.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Newsom has nominated Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as California’s next Chief Justice.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Three in ten or more Californians mention water supply and drought as the most important environmental issue facing California today.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Incidents of youth deliberately causing self-harm increased 50 percent in California between 2009 and 2018
LOS ANGELES - A registered nurse was charged Monday with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fiery crash in Windsor Hills.
Flash floods swept through Death Valley National Park Friday closing all roads.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – State health officials say the number of confirmed or probable monkeypox cases is climbing.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – As another school year gets underway, parents are reminded to make certain their children are immunized against childhood diseases.
UNDATED – (INT) – Poll watchers say abortion may emerge as a key issue in California’s November elections.
MERCED – (INT) – Agricultural officials are warning that California’s historic drought may leave the state with the largest amount of empty farmland in recent memory.
Another significant blaze in downtown San Bernardino was fought Thursday. The 100 Block of South E Street was closed until firefighters gained the upper hand on a flaming vacant auto repair shop. There were no reported injuries. (INT)

Visitors to the Joshua Tree National Park will soon be able to commune with the bighorn sheep. The 49 Palms Hiking Trail that was closed in June reopens Friday thanks to surface water that the recent storms deposited. Hikers are encouraged to give the critters space to drink. (INT)

FEMA has awarded the San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD) $5.5 million for seismic retrofits at four reservoirs throughout the city. The improvements will be completed by 2025. (INT)

A Riverside condo owner got more than he imagined while trying to rid a wasp nest from his balcony. Fire officials say that after using a spray wasp pesticide, he set fire to the nest resulting in a $50,000 fire that left the Blaine Street condo uninhabitable. (INT)

Thirteen people were displaced by a Tuesday morning fire in their San Bernardino apartment. The fire of unknown cause spread from a second floor unit into the attic of the building on West 8th Street. The 2-alarm fire was quelled in 30 minutes. A dozen units were saved but four were damaged. (INT)

An investigation into the August 4th slaying of an elderly Hemet woman in her home has ended with the arrest of her son. A motive for the murder of Lee Tucker, 81, or what led to the arrest of Ricardo Tucker, age 57, were not released. (INT)

Voters in Riverside will decide whether they want an Inspector General at City Hall. The appointed individual would have the power and duties to investigate fraud, waste, abuse and illegal acts within city government. The City Council voted 4-3 to put the question on the March 2024 ballot. (INT)

Nearly two-thirds of Riverside County K-12 students and 71% of those in San Bernardino County are getting free or reduced school program meals. With support from Albertsons Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program, Feeding America is strengthening the Grab n’ Go summer meals program. (INT)

The Inland Empire has 93 confirmed and probable cases of Monkeypox as of August 11th. Eighty of those are in Riverside County. Los Angeles and San Francisco are the top two counties with the most cases. (INT)

A Rialto man has died of injuries he suffered when his homemade go-cart crashed into a stop sign in San Bernardino. The 58-year-old individual was attempting a high-speed turn from Baseline Street onto Cedar Street on Tuesday, police said. (INT)

A plethora of local political offices will be decided in the November election. But, Friday is the deadline to file for those posts. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, would be candidates will seek terms on school boards, special districts and water boards. There are seven trustees to be chosen in the San Bernardino Valley, Riverside Community College and Mt. San Jacinto Community College districts. The filing deadline will be extended to August 17th only for contests where the incumbent does not seek re-election. (INT)

A man shot dead in Romoland near Menifee has been identified. Sheriff’s homicide detectives have not disclosed circumstances in the slaying of Darryl Williams, 57, of Romoland. (INT)

Riverside has launched its Youth Job Corps program. Twenty-five people will be recruited to find ways to increase youth employment, help get career experience and to address key areas of climate, food insecurity and local COVID-19 recovery. (INT)

Another prosecutor has been appointed to a local judgeship. Christian Towns, 40, of Rancho Cucamonga fills a vacancy on the San Bernardino County Superior Court bench. She has been a deputy district attorney in San Bernardino for the past 10 years. Prior to that, she held a similar post in Ventura County. (INT)

In an effort to ramp up its ridership, the Riverside Transit Agency is offering 25-cent bus rides to youth, seniors, disabled and veterans on all bus routes, including CommuterLink. The reduced fares are offered through June 30th, 2023. (INT)

A new law that took effect July 1st increases the asset limits for Medi-Cal programs. The asset limits increased from $2,000 to $130,000 for a single person. For a couple, it has gone from $3,000 to $195,000. The changes allow more applicants to become eligible for Medi-Cal benefits statewide. (INT)

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