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Father of gunman in Riverside says son may have committed suicide by cop

RIVERSIDE - The father of the suspect in a Riverside gun battle that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and wounded two others said he fears his son, suffering marital... — Updated 8/13/2019

 By City News Service    News

Sweltering heat prompts agency to caution employers, workers

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - State officials on Tuesday, Aug. 13 urged Inland Empire employers and workers who spend time outdoors to take precautions against heat exposure over the next two days as temperatures hit triple digits. Cal/OSHA... — Updated 8/13/2019


County's tax roll exceeds $300 billion

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors certified the latest property tax roll for Riverside County, which rose an aggregate 5.86% last year, with houses making up the largest share of the valuation during its July 23 meeting.... — Updated 8/14/2019


Riverside County home prices rise as sales numbers drop

The median price of a Riverside County home rose by 5.3% in June, compared to the same month a year ago, while sales dipped by 4%, according to figures released recently. According to the CoreLogic real estate information service,... — Updated 8/14/2019


Man who killed Perris shopper during robbery sentenced

RIVERSIDE - A man who gunned down a 20-year-old Perris resident during a robbery in a shopping center parking lot was sentenced on Wednesday, Aug. 14 to 52 years to life in state prison. Tyler Nathaniel Washington, 21, pleaded... — Updated 8/14/2019


Man charged with beating girlfriend, stealing her car

RIVERSIDE - A 45-year-old man accused of severely beating his girlfriend and forcibly taking her car near Corona was charged on Wednesday, Aug. 14 with assault resulting in great bodily injury and other offenses. Jason Wayne... — Updated 8/14/2019


Slain CHP officer honored by colleagues in solemn ceremony

RIVERSIDE - The 34-year-old California Highway Patrol officer who was fatally shot during a dramatic gun battle off the 215 Freeway in Riverside was honored by his colleagues on... — Updated 8/14/2019


'Puppy dumper' pleads guilty to 14 charges

INDIO - A Coachella woman on Wednesday, Aug. 14 admitted to dumping seven newborn puppies in a trash bin and was sentenced to several months in jail. Deborah Sue Culwell, 59, changed her not-guilty plea to guilty on seven felony... — Updated 8/14/2019


Seismologist studies dimensions, dynamics of Ridgecrest fault line

RIVERSIDE - A UC Riverside geophysics professor is taking measurements along fault lines running through Ridgecrest, California, to determine how the little-known fissures produced the July 4 earthquake and the bigger one that... — Updated 8/14/2019


Animal shelters offer pets at a minimal cost for adoption drive

RIVERSIDE - Homeless dogs and cats will be offered for adoption Saturday at rates that visitors can decide for themselves to encourage Riverside County residents to open their hearts and doors to one or two new four-legged... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By City News Service    News

Felon accused of severe assault on girlfriend in Lake Elsinore park

MURRIETA - A convicted felon accused of beating and threatening to kill a homeless woman in a Lake Elsinore park was charged on Thursday, Aug. 15 with assault resulting in great... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By City News Service    News

Arraignment set for probationer accused of killing Lake Elsinore man in head-on crash

MURRIETA - A probationer accused of driving drunk and causing a head-on collision that killed a 67-year-old Lake Elsinore man is slated to be arraigned later this month on a second-degree murder charge. Jose Luis Montejo, 22, was... — Updated 8/15/2019


Fire erupts at end of car chase in Moreno Valley

MORENO VALLEY - A fire broke out on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the end of a stolen vehicle pursuit in Moreno Valley that ended with a crash. The blaze was reported about 4:10 p.m. in the area of Bay and Phyllis avenues, according to the... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By City News Service    News

Heat wave breaks temperature records in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Multiple temperature records were broken in Riverside County on Thursday, Aug. 15 as extreme temperatures scorched the Inland Empire and desert areas, with cooler conditions expected to arrive heading into the weekend,... — Updated 8/15/2019


County's tax roll exceeds $300 billion

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors certified the latest property tax roll for Riverside County, which rose an aggregate 5.86% last year, with houses making up the largest share of the valuation during its July 23 meeting.... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By City News Service    News

Riverside County's jobless rate climbs

Riverside County’s unemployment rate climbed above 4% last month, state officials said Friday, July 19. The jobless rate in June, based on preliminary estimates, was 4.4%, compared with 3.6% in May, according to the California... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By City News Service    News

Injured hiker rescued from Santa Ana Mountains

A helicopter rescue crew pulled an injured hiker from a trail in the Santa Ana Mountains Sunday, July 28. The injury was reported at 2:28 p.m. about a mile from an unspecified trailhead, near the 34000 block of Ortega Highway,... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Blaze scorches field north of Lake Skinner

A brush fire just north of Lake Skinner in Winchester blackened about 2 acres Thursday, July 25, before it was stopped by Cal Fire air tankers and a water-dropping helicopter. The non-injury blaze was reported at 11:25 a.m. in the... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Police: Three suspects arrested in killing of LAPD officer were from Temecula

RIVERSIDE - Three suspects in the killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who was gunned down at a taco stand after confronting one or more graffiti vandals nearby were arrested on Friday, Aug. 2 in Murrieta. The arrests... — Updated 8/3/2019

 By City News Service    News

Lake Elsinore man accused of molesting girl for years arraigned

RIVERSIDE - A Lake Elsinore man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl over a four-year period pleaded not guilty on Thursday, Aug. 1 to 20 felony charges. Edwin Castro... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Former Wildomar youth pastor charged with molesting child

WILDOMAR - A former Wildomar youth pastor accused of molesting a girl nearly 30 years ago was out of custody after posting a $120,000 bond. Laverne Paul Fox, 60, was arrested in... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Forest service re-opens area damaged by arson-triggered wildfire

MOUNTAIN CENTER - A swath of the San Bernardino National Forest near Mountain Center that was closed to hiking and other recreational activities because of a damaging fire ignited by an arsonist re-opened to the public on... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Hemet man arrested for breaking into businesses in Riverside, San Diego counties

HEMET - A 41-year-old man was jailed on Thursday, Aug. 1 on suspicion of carrying out at a series of burglaries at breweries, small family restaurants or other family-owned... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

More than $15 million in federal grants earmarked for Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Nearly $16 million in federal grants for affordable housing projects will be flowing to Riverside County agencies and three cities within the county, it was announced on Friday, Aug. 2. "These grants will help our... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Pechanga tribe, Los Angeles Rams form partnership

TEMECULA - The Pechanga Resort Casino is the Los Angeles Rams' preferred Indian gaming enterprise, under a cross-promotional partnership approved on Friday, Aug. 2 by the sports franchise and tribe. "The Los Angeles Rams represent... — Updated 8/4/2019


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