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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


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


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


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


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

 By Jeff Pack    Regional

Lake Perris' Moreno Beach suffers algae bloom, state agency recommends no contact

On Friday, May 17, the Department of Water Resources said there's been a discovery of blue-green algae discovered in the water at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris and urged people to avoid physical contact with the water until further... — Updated 5/21/2019


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


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


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


41st annual Wildflower Show set for this weekend in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD - Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) announces the 41st annual Wildflower Show at the Idyllwild Nature Center located at 25225 Highway... — Updated 5/22/2019


Young black bear found dead on I-10 near Cabazon

CABAZON - According to the California Highway Patrol – San Gorgonio Pass a young male black bear was found dead in the center median of westbound Interstate 10 near Cabazon on Thu... — Updated 5/23/2019


Six wild dog puppies thriving at Living Desert Zoo

Six endangered African wild dog puppies are thriving today in an underground birthing den with the help of their first-time parents at the Living Desert Zoo. The wild dog puppies were born April 24, to Beatrix and Kiraka in their p... — Updated 5/10/2019


Shooting threat at UC Riverside results in arrest

RIVERSIDE - A person was arrested on Friday, May 10 for allegedly posting a threatening message on social media, vowing to carry out a shooting at UC Riverside. The suspect, whose name was not disclosed, was taken into custody by... — Updated 5/10/2019


Man charged with threatening violence on UC Riverside campus

RIVERSIDE - A 24-year-old man accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at UC Riverside was charged on Tuesday, May 14 with making terrorist threats. Matthew Jeremiah Woolridge of Riverside was arrested in the predawn hours... — Updated 5/14/2019


$20,000 reward offered for information leading to person who burned puppy

COACHELLA - The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who burned a puppy and put her in a plastic bag in a dumpster in Coachella stands at $20,000 following $5,000 donations from actress Shannen Doherty and... — Updated 5/14/2019


Officials ask sailors, Marines, soldiers who served on World War II ship to sound off

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County's former military affairs commissioner put out a call for former sailors who served aboard the World War II-era combat transport USS Riverside to come forward. Tom Freeman, currently policy director... — Updated 5/15/2019


Days-old donkey found stranded on street near Moreno Valley

MORENO VALLEY - An injured newborn donkey that became separated from its mother and wandered onto a street just north of Moreno Valley was receiving veterinary attention on... — Updated 5/3/2019


Perris deputies recover stolen miniature pony

NUEVO - Riverside County Sheriff's Department Perris station deputies were able to recover a stolen miniature pony in Nuevo last week with the help of residents responding to... — Updated 5/3/2019


Report: County health, welfare agencies struggle with financial woes

RIVERSIDE - Most Riverside County agencies are poised to finish the current fiscal year within spending limits, but an overall year-end deficit will be unavoidable because of increased welfare expenses and healthcare services provi... — Updated 5/3/2019


Man jumps onto 91 freeway in Riverside

RIVERSIDE - A man has jumped off an overpass and onto the Riverside (91) Freeway, but he apparently survived the suicide attempt, according to the California Highway Patrol. The drama on the 91 Freeway at La Sierra Avenue, west of... — Updated 5/5/2019


Fatal crash on Riverside Freeway in Corona

CORONA - One person was killed Monday, May 6 in a rollover crash in Corona, authorities said. It was reported at 2:39 a.m. on the westbound Riverside (91) Freeway at McKinley Street, the California Highway Patrol said. The coroner... — Updated 5/6/2019


Riverside County provides portal to address measles concerns

RIVERSIDE - To help residents understand the causes and consequences of measles, the Riverside County Health System activated an online portal that provides resources connected to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... — Updated 5/6/2019


Proposal for Riverside County to become dog catcher in San Bernardino fails

RIVERSIDE - A proposal for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services to take over patrol and impoundment duties in San Bernardino sank without the Board of Supervisors' support on Tuesday, May 7. The city of San... — Updated 5/7/2019


Farm fire raises smoke hazards in Riverside area

RIVERSIDE - Smoke drifting from the site of a blaze in western San Bernardino County is impacting the air quality in the Riverside metropolitan area, prompting regulators to issue a smoke advisory. According to the South Coast Air... — Updated 5/8/2019


Prosecutors call on Governor to reverse death penalty moratorium

RIVERSIDE - The top prosecutors for Riverside and Orange counties joined relatives of murder victims whose killers are on California's Death Row, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to immediately end his "intolerable'' moratorium on... — Updated 5/9/2019


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