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Officials say rattlesnake season isn't quite over yet

RIVERSIDE - Several recent rattlesnake encounters -- including one during which a juvenile rattler bit a man -- reinforce the need for Riverside County residents to remain alert to the presence of the venomous snakes, which remain... — Updated 9/14/2018


Blaze damages two houses in Perris

PERRIS - A fire that erupted on Thursday, Sept. 13, at a Perris home and spread to a neighboring residence damaged both properties but did not leave anyone injured. The blaze was reported at 1:20 p.m. in the 1500 block of Ranch... — Updated 9/14/2018


Board creates reserved parking for wounded vets at county building

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors ordered that a parking stall at the Riverside County Administrative Center be reserved for use by former and active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been awarded Purple Hearts,... — Updated 9/15/2018


Motorist hurled through SUV window during MoVal crash

MORENO VALLEY - A motorist was ejected through the front windshield of his SUV on Thursday, Sept. 13, in a two-vehicle collision at a Moreno Valley intersection. The crash happened about noon at Meridian Parkway and Van Buren... — Updated 9/15/2018


Caltrans warns Cranston Fire burn area residents of mudslide risks

IDYLLWILD - Caltrans officials warned residents living in the burn area of the Cranston Fire that scorched more than 13,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest last month to take heed of possible mudslides and other debris... — Updated 9/15/2018


Multiple people injured in crash on 60 and 215

RIVERSIDE - Multiple people, some possibly children, were injured in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 215 today. The crash was reported just before 3 p.m. on the southeast-bound side of the 60-215 Freeway approaching Central... — Updated 9/16/2018


Fire department's indirect costs to be shared among cities, county

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 18, authorized the Riverside County Fire Department to recoup an estimated $54.34 million from cities and the county in the current fiscal year to operate the agency's... — Updated 9/18/2018


County disaster mitigation plan passes muster

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County supervisors signed off Tuesday, Sept. 18 on a plan drawn up by the Emergency Management Department and designed to ensure that the county, cities, federal and state agencies are working together... — Updated 9/18/2018


County supervisors seek funds to assist mentally ill transients, inmates

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 18, approved the Riverside University Health System's request to apply for state funds to bolster Riverside County's outreach programs targeting mentally ill transients on the... — Updated 9/19/2018


Wedding ends in violent sickness, 25 people hospitalized

BEAUMONT - Sheriff's investigators on Sunday were looking into the possibility of criminal activity in connection with the hospitalization of 25 people who fell ill at a wedding event near Beaumont. Five people suffered serious... — Updated 9/9/2018


Child killed by truck in Moreno Valley

MORENO VALLEY - A toddler was struck and killed on Wednesday, Sept. 12, on a Moreno Valley street, though the circumstances were not immediately clear. The fatality happened about 10:20 a.m. in the 24500 block of Fir Avenue, near... — Updated 9/13/2018


Riverside job fair to pair recruiters with active, ex-military personnel

RIVERSIDE - Recruiters from the public and private sectors will be conducting interviews and possibly making tentative job offers today during a "Veterans Job Fair'' at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. The four-hour event is... — Updated 9/13/2018


New director sought for Riverside County's social services department

RIVERSIDE -- A search is underway for a new director for Riverside County's Department of Public Social Services following the sudden departure earlier this week of the manager who had held the job since 2007. Sarah Mack, the... — Updated 9/13/2018


Blaze damages two houses in Perris

PERRIS - A blaze erupted today at a Perris home and spread to a neighboring residence by the time firefighters reached the location. The non-injury fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. in the 1500 block of Ranch Street, near Shadow... — Updated 9/13/2018


County, state to train cannabis cultivators about pesticide compliance

Riverside County and the State of California are teaming up to train the local cannabis industry how to comply with laws regulating pesticide use. The training by the county Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and state... — Updated 9/4/2018


Four new mountain lion kittens found in Santa Monica Mountains

LOS ANGELES - Four mountain lion kittens have been discovered in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains, National Park Service officials announced today, but the new cats are the apparent result of inbreeding that plagues the... — Updated 9/4/2018


Gas prices rise for the seventh time in eight days

RIVERSIDE - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose two-tenths of a cent today to $3.545, the seventh increase in eight days. The average price is 3 cents more than one week ago,... — Updated 9/6/2018


Man suffers serious injury after falling from moving vehicle

PERRIS - A man who tumbled from a moving car that he leaped upon while arguing with his girlfriend at a Perris intersection was in serious condition on Sept. 6, according to authorities. The confrontation happened about 6 p.m.... — Updated 9/6/2018


Man in custody for Idyllwild stabbing

IDYLLWILD - A San Diego County man suspected in a non-fatal stabbing attack in Idyllwild was being held today without bail. Jeremy Greene, 23, of Oceanside, was on the lam for two... — Updated 8/26/2018


Officials to discuss flooding threats in Cranston Fire burn area

IDYLLWILD - A community meeting to discuss potential flooding and debris flows in areas of the San Jacinto Mountains blackened by the Cranston Fire has been set for Monday. Various agencies -- including Cal Fire, Caltrans, and the... — Updated 8/25/2018


Brush fire near Moreno Valley 100 percent contained

MORENO VALLEY - Firefighters halted the forward progression of a brush fire that broke out in a remote unincorporated area north of Moreno Valley today, but not before it charred about 32 acres. The fire ignited just before noon... — Updated 8/25/2018


Four pedestrians struck and injured in Perris

PERRIS - Four pedestrians were injured Saturday in Perris when they were struck by a vehicle driven by a man suspected of drugged driving. The crash was reported at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Perris Boulevard and Nuevo... — Updated 8/26/2018


Man accused of fatally shooting Perris resident arraigned

RIVERSIDE - A man accused of gunning down a Perris resident sitting in his car pleaded not guilty today to a murder charge. Arthur Daniel Laguna, 31, is charged in the July 31 slaying of 26-year-old Jacinto Placencia in the 21700 b... — Updated 8/27/2018


Man stops schoolgirl, tries coaxing her into car before kissing her

PERRIS - A 12-year-old Perris girl told authorities today she was stopped by a man who offered her a ride to school, then got out of his car and kissed her before driving away, prompting the sheriff's department to request the... — Updated 8/27/2018


Supervisors to review remaining work on reforms for county agencies

RIVERSIDE - The Board of Supervisors today will examine what's left to do on a $41 million contract intended to reform how multiple Riverside County agencies conduct business and decide whether to transfer remaining tasks to the... — Updated 8/28/2018


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