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One person injured in dirt bike crash

ANZA – An adult who crashed while riding a dirt bike Sunday, March 10, at a motocross track in Anza was seriously wounded. The injury was reported just before 2:45 p.m. at Cahuilla Creek Motorcross in the 50000 block of State... — Updated 3/13/2019

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Lawmakers seek to apply high-speed rail funds to water projects

Riverside County’s two Republican congressmen Thursday, March 7, joined other lawmakers in co-sponsoring legislation that would convert funds earmarked for the problem-plagued California High-Speed Rail Project into... — Updated 3/14/2019

 By City News Service    News 

Police: Man ran from high-speed crash while under the influence

LAKE ELSINORE - A 34-year-old man was released from jail on Friday, March 15 following an early morning arrest for allegedly failing to stop at a red light, smashing into another... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

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IRS warns of new phone scam

RIVERSIDE - The Internal Revenue Service on Friday, March 15 warned the public about a new phone scam in which criminals are impersonating IRS employees. Similar to other IRS impersonation schemes, thieves make unsolicited phone... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story


Endangered Bighorn Sheep die-off reduced desert numbers to third of 2016 size

BERMUDA DUNES - Endangered bighorn sheep populations in the desert area have declined to a third of their 2016 numbers due to a disease introduced by domestic livestock, officials announced on Friday, March 15. "Die-offs of... — Updated 3/15/2019 Full story

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Three people killed, one injured in head-on crash in Perris

PERRIS - Three people were killed and one person was hurt in a fiery head-on crash Saturday, March 16 in Perris, authorities said. The crash involving two pickup trucks took place a... — Updated 3/16/2019 Full story


Pilot killed in Riverside plane crash

RIVERSIDE - One person was killed when a small, twin-engine plane crashed into the backyard of a home in Riverside on Saturday, March 16, fire officials said. The plane went down around 11:50 a.m. in the 10500 block of Robinson... — Updated 3/16/2019 Full story

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Two motorcyclists seriously injured on Ortega Highway

LAKE ELSINORE - Two motorcyclists crashed on Ortega Highway, were seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a hospital on Sunday, March 17, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. on... — Updated 3/18/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Students prepare for Spelling Bee

MORENO VALLEY - More than two dozen students in grades 4-8 will put their word power to the test on Tuesday, March 19 in the 42nd annual Riverside County Spelling Bee. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference &... — Updated 3/18/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Storm system expected to bring light rain, chance of thunderstorms

RIVERSIDE - A low-pressure storm system is expected to reach the Inland Empire on Tuesday, March 19, bringing light rain and a chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. The system is expected to move... — Updated 3/19/2019 Full story


Evidence removed from apartment where missing Corona boy lived

CORONA - Evidence was removed from the Corona apartment where a missing 8-year-old boy lived, but police did not give an indication this morning what the item was before it was loaded onto a police truck. The item, taken from the... — Updated 3/19/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Orange County man dies when parachute fails to open

PERRIS - A 65-year-old Lake Forest man died when his parachute failed to open and he crashed in an empty field near the Perris Valley Airport, it was reported on Tuesday, March 19. Deputies found Robert Davies in the empty field... — Updated 3/19/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Supervisor seeks to prevent repeat of 'Super Bloom' chaos in Lake Elsinore

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Jeffries vowed on Tuesday, March 19 to hammer out a plan of action with state and local agencies to prevent another "Super Bloom'' stampede in and around Lake... — Updated 3/19/2019 Full story


Corona student clinches record fourth win at countywide spelling contest

MORENO VALLEY - A Corona eighth-grader on Tuesday, March 19 claimed an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory in the Riverside County Spelling Bee, winning the title of champion speller and a spot at the national bee in May.... — Updated 3/19/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Man struck, killed while crossing highway near Canyon Lake

CANYON LAKE - A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing a four-lane highway just north of Canyon Lake, by a motorist who remains at large on Wednesday, Maarch 20 authorities said. The hit-and-run happened about 8 p.m.... — Updated 3/20/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Felon who allegedly tried to run over deputy to be arraigned

RIVERSIDE - A felon accused of trying to run over a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in Perris, resulting in a deputy-involved shooting, is slated to be arraigned next week in Riverside. Olivia Marie Kinnett, 42, of Perris... — Updated 3/20/2019 Full story


Contractor will work 24-hour days to repair state routes damaged by floods

IDYLLWILD - Contractors working on an $8 million project to repair state Routes 74 and 243, both of which were severely damaged during Valentine's Day flooding, will work around the clock and hope to get one of the routes... — Updated 3/20/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Hemet man suspected of shooting teen in gated community

HEMET - An 18-year-old Hemet man suspected of shooting at two boys, wounding one, in a gated community was being held without bail on Thursday, March 21. Devion Tyresh Washington was arrested and booked into the Smith Correctional... — Updated 3/21/2019 Full story


Hemet, San Jacinto academies named as 'Distinguished Schools'

Five schools in Riverside County are among 162 learning institutions statewide that earned a spot on the “2019 Distinguished Schools” list drawn up by the California Department of Education, it was announced Monday, Feb. 25. ... — Updated 3/7/2019


Home prices inch upward while sales drop dramatically in Riverside County

Home prices rose 2.7 percent in Riverside County in January, compared to the same month a year ago, while home sales dropped by 16.8 percent, a real estate information service announced. According to CoreLogic, the median price of... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By City News Service    News

Board creates committee to assess good, bad in cannabis regulations

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the establishment of an ad hoc Commercial Cannabis Committee to review components of the county’s marijuana licensing scheme to ensure that it’s fair and serving the public... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By City News Service    News

Superior Court renews call for residents to serve on grand jury

Riverside County residents interested in serving on the county grand jury have one month left to fill out and submit an application. Superior Court officials began recruiting prospective jurors at the first of the year and are stil... — Updated 3/8/2019

 By City News Service    News

Motorist dies in Elsinore crash involving street sweeper

LAKE ELSINORE - A woman was killed on Friday, March 8 when her SUV plowed into a street sweeper in Lake Elsinore. The collision happened about 3:35 a.m. on state Route 74, between Ardenwood Way and Rosetta Canyon Drive, according... — Updated 3/8/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Utility completes tests on schools' water supplies with good results

PERRIS - More than 100 schools supplied with water within the Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District are below thresholds for harmful lead content, it was announced on Friday, March 8. According to the EMWD, samples... — Updated 3/8/2019 Full story


Taking a train to Coachella, Stagecoach festivals possible by next year

INDIO - Patrons of the desert's biggest music festivals -- Coachella and Stagecoach -- could be making the trip from Los Angeles to Indio by Amtrak train as soon as next year, transportation officials announced on Friday, March 8.... — Updated 3/8/2019 Full story


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