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 Riverside County's jobless rate drops below 4%

RIVERSIDE – Payroll gains throughout the regional economy pushed Riverside County's unemployment rate below 4% last month, state officials reported Friday, May 17.   The jobless rate in April, based on preliminary estimates,... — Updated 5/23/2019

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Plane to be flown from Riverside to France for 'D-Day' remembrance

A Riverside-based aircraft that was used for missions into France during World War II will make a return trip to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, joining more... — Updated 5/24/2019

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Supervisors clear way for home chefs to sell meals to public

Riverside County supervisors approved an ordinance establishing regulations for home-based cooks to serve hot and cold meals on a daily basis anywhere in the county. The 4-0 vote in favor of Ordinance No. 949 included an... — Updated 5/16/2019


County provides portal to address measles concerns

To help residents understand the causes and consequences of measles, the Riverside County Health System recently activated an online portal that provides resources connected to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... — Updated 5/16/2019


Fighter jet crashes after takeoff from March Air Reserve Base

MORENO VALLEY - An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed into a warehouse just west of March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley on Thursday, May 16 while departing the airfield, leaving a dozen people injured on the ground. The pilot, who... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

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Three hospitalized after fighter jet crash near March Air Base

Update: Friday, May 17, 5:40pm MORENO VALLEY – An investigation was continuing today into the crash of an armed F-16 Fighting Falcon that plunged into a warehouse just west of... — Updated 5/17/2019 Full story

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Dead male found behind Hemet business

HEMET - The body of a male was found over the weekend behind a business in Hemet, authorities said. Riverside County sheriff's deputies were sent at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 19 to the 43000 block of East Florida Avenue regarding a... — Updated 5/20/2019 Full story


Brush fire breaks out south of Lake Perris

LAKE PERRIS - A brush fire erupted on Monday, May 20 just south of Lake Perris, quickly scorching about two acres, but no homes or other structures were immediately threatened. The non-injury blaze was reported at 1:50 p.m. along... — Updated 5/20/2019 Full story

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Motorcyclists to honor vets in Memorial Day ride

RIVERSIDE - Thousands of motorcyclists will roar through Riverside and into Lake Elsinore a week from today for a Memorial Day tribute that will conclude with a patriotic concert at Storm Stadium. Between 6-8 a.m. on May 27,... — Updated 5/20/2019 Full story


SeaWorld expands military members' free ticket program to veterans

SAN DIEGO - SeaWorld San Diego announced that it will expand its Waves of Honor program to offer free admission to U.S. military veterans and three guests through July 15. The theme park currently offers free admission year-round... — Updated 5/20/2019 Full story

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Supervisors support program that puts inmates to work as firefighters

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 21 renewed a contract with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation that assigns Riverside County inmates to state conservation camps for firefighting... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story

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Two critically injured in three-vehicle crash in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO - Three people were injured, two critically, in a three-vehicle crash that involved a Lamborghini and left one person trapped in a vehicle Monday, May 20 in San Jacinto. Crews responded to the scene of the crash at... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story


Cathedral Catholic High School bans skirts from dress code

SAN DIEGO - After issuing "thousands of hours of detention'' to students modifying the length of uniform skirts, Cathedral Catholic High School in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego has made the decision to ban skirts... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story

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Navy ships return to San Diego homeport after Middle East, Pacific deployment

SAN DIEGO - A pair of U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer ships returned to their San Diego homeport after a deployment to the Indo-Pacific and Middle East. The USS Spruance and USS Stockdale, part of the John C. Stennis Carrier... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story


Insecticide spraying will be carried out in Palm Springs to prevent West Nile

PALM SPRINGS - Palm Springs will be the third city in the Coachella Valley to be sprayed with insecticide following the netting of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus within the city limits, vector-control officials... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story

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Supervisors adopt a revised process for resolving agencies' liabilities

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors on Tuesday, May 21 unanimously adopted a modified approach to handling deficiencies within agencies that trigger lawsuits, including a requirement that departments pay claims out of their... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story


SD Zoo's bird conservationists release endangered species into the wild

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Zoo Global announced that a half-dozen critically endangered birds raised in its avian conservation facility on the Hawaiian archipelago have been released into the wild for the first time. Conservation... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story


Poway synagogue shooting suspect indicted on 113 federal charges

SAN DIEGO - A man accused of opening fire inside a Poway synagogue, killing a woman and injuring three other people, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, May 21 on 113 federal counts related to the shooting, as well as... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story

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Hemet boy suspected of making threatening call to school

HEMET - Police arrested a 15-year-old Hemet boy on Tuesday, May 21 suspected of calling a school and threatening to carry out a shooting, resulting in a campus lockdown. The youth, whose name was not disclosed, made the call --... — Updated 5/21/2019 Full story

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Showers expected, snow possible in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - A low-pressure system will bring scattered showers throughout Riverside County on Wednesday, May 22 along with the possibility of snow in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. The agency issued a win... — Updated 5/22/2019 Full story

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Man charged with raping Temecula women

MURRIETA - A 36-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting three women in Temecula was charged on Wednesday, May 22 with multiple counts of rape and other felonies. Mark Richard... — Updated 5/22/2019 Full story

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Blaze breaks out near Perris homeless encampment

PERRIS - A brush fire broke out on Wednesday, May 22 in Perris, quickly scorching six acres as winds from a storm cell hampered efforts to contain the blaze. The brusher, dubbed the "Orange Fire,'' was reported at 12:20 p.m. in... — Updated 5/22/2019 Full story


Woman swept down storm channel during rainstorm, rescued by firefighters

MORENO VALLEY - A homeless woman who attempted to cross a storm channel in Moreno Valley after a thunderstorm swelled the spillway was swept away on Wednesday, May 22, floating downstream for nearly a mile before she was rescued.... — Updated 5/22/2019 Full story

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Sheriff's deputies qualify to use potentially life-saving sprays

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County sheriff's deputies equipped with nasal-administered drugs that are used to revive people who have overdosed on opioids must have at least one hour of training and be re-certified every two years before... — Updated 5/22/2019 Full story

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CHP to emphasize seatbelt safety during Memorial Day weekend crackdown

RIVERSIDE - Don't drink and drive, speed or text -- but keep your seatbelt fastened -- while driving in Riverside County or anywhere else this Memorial Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol warned. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday,... — Updated 5/23/2019 Full story


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