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Senator seeks students' input on new state laws

Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, has announced the start of his annual “There Ought to be a Law” contest, seeking recommendations from Riverside County students on what laws they would like to see enacted or changed. “By asking o... — Updated 9/13/2019

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Hot, dry conditions bring increased fire risk throughout Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Hot and dry conditions will create an elevated fire risk Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday throughout Riverside County, according to the National Weather Service. High pressure will continue to build today and daytime... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story


Man charged with running over, killing ex-girlfriend in Nuevo

RIVERSIDE - A 44-year-old man accused of running over and killing his ex-girlfriend and injuring her mother when she tried to intervene, was charged on Friday, Sept. 13 with murder, among other offenses. Bun Thieng Leuk was... — Updated 9/13/2019 Full story

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Car fire sparks 30-acre brush fire in San Juan Capistrano area

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - A car fire sparked flames that have charred 30-acres of brush in the San Juan Capistrano area, authorities said. The car fire was reported just before 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at Ortega Highway and Nichols... — Updated 9/14/2019 Full story

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Riverside forum focuses on homeless solutions

RIVERSIDE - Seeking strategies to end homelessness, the city of Riverside will host representatives from government agencies throughout Southern California next month to share best practices. "We know that government works best... — Updated 9/14/2019 Full story

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Mosquito suppression operations planned for MoVal, Nuevo

NUEVO (CNS) - Riverside County vector control officials will be conducting anti-mosquito spraying next week in Moreno Valley and Nuevo to eradicate growing infestations that pose a potential risk to public health. The Department... — Updated 9/14/2019 Full story

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Officials: Tenaja Fire 100% contained

MURRIETA (CNS) - A wildfire west of Murrieta that burned 1,926 acres and was 100 percent contained by lines of cleared vegetation today more than a week after it started. The... — Updated 9/14/2019 Full story

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Dead vermin found in Moreno Valley school cafeteria

MORENO VALLEY (CNS) - A routine health inspection turned up dead roaches and rodents at the March Mountain High School cafeteria in Moreno Valley, which was ordered by the county to stop preparing food until it can pass a... — Updated 9/14/2019 Full story

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One arrested, one hospitalized after two chases in Hemet

HEMET - A pair of pursuits in Hemet resulted in one man being taken to a hospital after he was found to be having a medical emergency and a second being taken to jail after he was found to be riding an allegedly stolen motorcycle,... — Updated 9/6/2019 Full story

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Riverside County contract calls for Ag inspectors to watch for destructive moths

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors is slated next week to approve a contract between the Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner's Office and the California Department of Food & Agriculture for countywide monitoring of fruits... — Updated 9/6/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    Anza

Board approves answer to grand jury report on animal services

Riverside County supervisors signed off Tuesday, Aug. 27, on an Executive Office response to a grand jury report critical of the way the Department of Animal Services handles payments collected by its officers in the field, citing... — Updated 9/7/2019

 By City News Service    Anza

Board appoints interim county chief probation officer

To ensure continuity within the Riverside County Department of Probation, the county board of supervisors Aug. 27, appointed an interim chief probation officer, who will take over when current Chief Mark Hake leaves in September.... — Updated 9/7/2019

 By City News Service    Anza

Board directs staff to find funding to prepare for power emergencies

Riverside County supervisors directed the Department of Emergency Management and other agencies to seek state funding and take other steps to mitigate the impacts of future “public safety power shut-offs,” during its Aug. 27... — Updated 9/7/2019

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Video slot machines seized from San Jacinto businesses

SAN JACINTO – Deputies seized numerous illegal gambling machines from three separate businesses across San Jacinto, sheriff's officials said Saturday, Sept. 8. Authorities were initially tipped off to the machines when they... — Updated 9/8/2019

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Suspect in casino killing said to be sister of Clippers star Kawhi Leonard

LOS ANGELES – One of the suspects accused of killing an 84-year-old woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula is said to be the sister of newly signed Los Angeles Clippers... — Updated 9/8/2019

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Suspects in casino killing could be eligible for death penalty

RIVERSIDE -- The two female defendants charged in the robbery and killing of an 84-year-old Long Beach woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted, officials said today. One... — Updated 9/8/2019

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Riverside County health officer: Vaping could pose serious risks

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County health officials today urged e-cigarette users to stop using the devices amid nationwide reports of severe respiratory ailments -- and even deaths -- associated with vaping. "Until we figure this out, i... — Updated 9/9/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Felon charged with setting field ablaze in Lake Elsinore

MURRIETA - A 48-year-old probationer accused of igniting a fire in Lake Elsinore was charged on Monday, Sept. 9 with arson. Rene Noriega Chavez was arrested Thursday after allegedly setting the blaze in the area of Gunnerson... — Updated 9/9/2019 Full story


RSO: Woman killed in Nuevo

NUEVO - What was initially reported as an assault at a Nuevo home turned into a homicide investigation when sheriff's deputies found a woman dead, the sheriff's department reported on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Deputies responded about... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

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County inspectors to watch for destructive moths under state contract

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 10 approved a contract between the Riverside County Agricultural Commissioner's Office and the California Department of Food & Agriculture for countywide monitoring of fruits... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Developmentally disabled man, 30, missing in Riverside

RIVERSIDE - A 30-year-old Riverside man with a history of mental illness and a developmental disability was sought on Tuesday, Sept. 10 by authorities after he ran off and missed a recent non-criminal court appearance. Jeremy... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Conservative news network files $10 million defamation lawsuit against Maddow

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego-based owners and operators of the conservative One America News Network filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit on Monday, Sept. 9 against MSNBC and political commentator Rachel Maddow for saying on air... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Riverside County's chief probation officer says so-long

RIVERSIDE - Chief Probation Officer Mark Hake was recognized on Tuesday, Sept. 10 as a "tremendous leader'' as he prepares to leave county service after 30 years at the same agency. "I've had a career I never imagined and was able... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Riverside County to observe annual POW/MIA recognition day

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 20, during which the black flag memorializing American service members who have not been found following wars and... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Man suspected of smuggling almost 150 pounds of meth caught at checkpoint

TEMECULA - A 55-year-old man allegedly caught hauling close to 150 pounds of methamphetamine in his pickup truck near Temecula was being held Tuesday, Sept. 10 in lieu of $1 million bail. Robert Park Walker was arrested by U.S.... — Updated 9/10/2019 Full story


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