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State rolls out money for reuse of tossed tires

RIVERSIDE - Two municipalities in Riverside County were awarded, collectively, over a half million dollars in grants from the California Department of Resources, Recycling & Recovery to invest in programs that utilize discarded... — Updated 1/5/2019 Full story


Deputy fatally shoots man allegedly wielding knife

RIVERSIDE - A man who approached a Riverside County sheriff's deputy with a knife was shot and killed, sheriff's officials said on Sunday, Jan. 6. The deputy, who was dispatched from the department's Perris Station, encountered... — Updated 1/7/2019 Full story


Board's newest members pledge hard work, open door policies

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County's two newest supervisors were sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 8, vowing to work collaboratively with their colleagues for the good of the county and to make themselves available to constituents with concerns.... — Updated 1/8/2019 Full story


AQMD issues burn ban

RIVERSIDE - Indoor and outdoor wood burning is prohibited on Friday, Jan. 11 in much of the South Coast Basin because of weather conditions conducive to concentrated pollution, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management... — Updated 1/10/2019 Full story


Senators at odds over governor's 2019-20 spending proposals

RIVERSIDE - Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed 2019-20 budget announced today elicited sharply contrasting views from several Riverside County lawmakers, with one characterizing it as "bold'' and another denouncing it as "not prudent''... — Updated 1/10/2019 Full story


Hiker takes spill on mountain trail, requiring rescue

IDYLLWILD - A hiker had to be rescued by firefighters after falling on a mountain trail just east of Idyllwild on Friday, Dec. 28, suffering a leg fracture that left him stranded. The "hiker down'' call was received about 11:35... — Updated 12/28/2018 Full story


Turpin home put on the auction block

PERRIS - The Perris home where David and Louise Turpin are accused of imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children went up for auction, though the listing did not disclose its lurid history. The home, at 160 Muir Woods Road, w... — Updated 12/29/2018 Full story


Felon arrested for allegedly possessing gun, meth

PERRIS - A 31-year-old felon accused of possessing a loaded handgun and two ounces of methamphetamine was arrested in Perris, sheriff's officials said. Antonio Hinojosa Jr. of Perris was pulled over by deputies at 3:15 p.m. Friday... — Updated 12/30/2018 Full story


New 2019 laws address pets, courts and cops

RIVERSIDE - Everything from animals sold at pet stores to breathalizers required for convicted drunk drivers and cutbacks on plastic straws will be affected by new California laws that took effect on Jan. 1. Here are a few of the... — Updated 1/1/2019 Full story


Lineup revealed for cannabis-themed music fest at Mike Tyson resort

DESERT HOT SPRINGS - R&B singer Miguel will headline the six-act lineup for the cannabis-themed music festival slated to debut at the future site of former boxer Mike Tyson's desert cannabis resort in unincorporated Desert Hot... — Updated 1/2/2019 Full story


Auction ends for Perris home where couple allegedly abused children

PERRIS - An online auction for the home where a Perris couple allegedly imprisoned and tortured 12 of their 13 children ended on Wednesday, Jan. 2 with a high bid of $310,360. The foreclosure sale, with proceeds going to the bank,... — Updated 1/2/2019 Full story


CHP's Christmas Weekend Crackdown has begun

RIVERSIDE - California Highway Patrol officers will deploy in strength throughout the Inland Empire for the start of the agency's Christmastime crackdown on drunken and drug-impaired drivers. The Christmas holiday weekend "maximum... — Updated 12/21/2018 Full story


County: Recycle rather than dump Christmas trees

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County officials are urging residents to consider recycling rather than throwing away Christmas trees after the holiday, for the benefit of the environment. According to the county Department of Waste... — Updated 12/26/2018 Full story


No burn order issued for Thursday due to high pollution levels

RIVERSIDE - Responding to anticipated high levels of air pollution, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a no-burn alert that will be in effect tomorrow. The order affects everyone living in the South Coast Air... — Updated 12/26/2018 Full story


Home prices up, but sales dip in Riverside County

RIVERSIDE - Home prices rose 8.2 percent in Riverside County in November, compared to the same month a year ago, but home sales declined year-over-year, a real estate information service announced. According to CoreLogic, the... — Updated 12/27/2018 Full story


Police arrest student at Corona school after report of armed suspect

CORONA - A student was arrested on Friday, Dec. 14 at Corona High School after police were called to investigate reports of a suspect with a gun. Corona police said officers were summoned to the campus at 1150 W. 10th St. about... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story


Feds sued over alleged interference between asylum-seekers, attorneys

RIVERSIDE - The federal agency responsible for detaining illegal immigrants facing deportation, along with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and a national prison management corporation, are being sued in federal court in Rive... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story


Bald eagles seen above lakes Hemet and Perris

HEMET - Bird watchers looking for bald eagles in the Inland Empire spotted a total of 11 over the weekend, including full-grown eagles in the vicinity of Lake Hemet and the Lake Perris State Recreation Area, rangers said. During a... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story


Christmastime enforcement campaign begins Friday

RIVERSIDE - Spend the Christmas holiday weekend driving sober and safe, or there could be consequences, the California Highway Patrol warned. The CHP's annual Christmas "maximum enforcement period'' will get underway at 6 p.m.... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story


Rocket launch again delayed from Vandenberg Air Force Base

LOS ANGELES - High winds in Santa Barbara County prompted another delay in the planned launch of a rocket carrying a reconnaissance satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was the third delay in the launch, which was reschedul... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story


Veterans hiring policy puts men, women to work in county government

RIVERSIDE - A policy aimed at enhancing employment opportunities in Riverside County government for military veterans and their family members helped 46 former service members land county jobs, officials said. A year ago,... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story


Supervisor to serve in the top spot at transportation commission

RIVERSIDE - Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington will be leaving one chairmanship for another at the start of the new year after Riverside County Transportation Commission members unanimously selected him to be its chair... — Updated 12/18/2018 Full story


County: Recycle rather than dump Christmas trees

RIVERSIDE - Consider recycling rather than throwing away Christmas trees after the holiday, for the benefit of the environment, Riverside County officials said. According to the county Department of Waste Resources, residents can... — Updated 12/19/2018 Full story

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Riverside county burn permit suspension to be lifted on Monday

PERRIS -- Effective Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. the burn permit suspension in Riverside County will be lifted. CalFire Riverside Unit Chief Shawn C. Newman is formally canceling the burn permit suspension and advises that those... — Updated 12/7/2018 Full story


CHP kicks off annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive

As part of the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) annual CHiPs for Kids Program, the CHP and its partners will be hosting a media day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in Escondido to help kick-off this year’s campaign.... — Updated 12/8/2018 Full story


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