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POLITICS: Sex victims may get reprieve
A state bill, written with help from Riverside Co., spares victims from going through multiple trials.
16 Apr 2014 at 10:13pm

COACHELLA 2014: AXS TV announces Weekend Two lineup
If you get cable channel AXS TV, you can soak up 20 hours of performances and coverage of weekend two on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
16 Apr 2014 at 10:28pm

NORCO: Funding for George Ingalls veterans plaza approved
More than 25 Vietnam veterans show their support at Norco City Council
16 Apr 2014 at 10:18pm

PERRIS: Swimmer drowns at Lake Perris
Witnesses reported that the swimmer failed to surface at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the swim beach near parking lots 1 and 2
16 Apr 2014 at 8:24pm

BARSTOW: Quiet base performs critical work
The Marine Corps Logistics Base repairs and stores equipment and material for all Marine bases in the West
16 Apr 2014 at 9:26pm

CHINO: Bank holdup prompts arrest of ?Luger Bandit? suspect
A bank holdup in Chino has triggered the arrest of a 32-year-old Pasadena man believed to be the ?Luger Bandit?
16 Apr 2014 at 8:00pm

MORENO VALLEY: College?s program focuses on helping others
Moreno Valley College?s new service-based program gives students hands-on experience such as working in schools with disadvantaged youths
16 Apr 2014 at 6:47pm

MOJAVE DESERT: Huge solar project questioned
The Silurian solar project would go on 11 square miles on public land north of Baker, which is outside the solar development zone.
16 Apr 2014 at 6:28pm

TEMECULA: Healing memoir goes viral on
Former Riverside City College instructor?s book about losing his wife to leukemia and then recovering his zest for life resonates with readers
16 Apr 2014 at 4:52pm

HEMET: Florida Ave. crackdown nets 4 prostitution suspects
A sheriff?s crackdown along Florida Avenue in Hemet ended with four women being ticketed, investigators say
16 Apr 2014 at 8:20pm

 ABC7 Inland Empire

Highway dedicated to slain detective Jeremiah MacKay
A stretch of Highway 38 in the San Bernardino Mountains has been renamed for detective Jeremiah MacKay.
16 Apr 2014 at 7:49pm

'Luger Bandit' bank robbery suspect caught
A man believed to be the 'Luger Bandit' was arrested Wednesday after robbing a Chase Bank in Chino.
16 Apr 2014 at 9:14pm

Lake Elsinore man arrested for assault, battery
A Lake Elsinore man was arrested for attacking several people and injuring at least one person with a knife.
16 Apr 2014 at 8:47am

Murrieta child-annoyance suspect fixated on girls' socks, police say
Murrieta Police sought victims of a child-annoyance suspect who allegedly approached girls near school campuses.
15 Apr 2014 at 2:31pm

Suspects approach women outside UC Riverside residence hall
The UC Riverside is on high alert after two women reported they've been chased or followed on campus.
15 Apr 2014 at 5:49pm

San Bernardino strip mall shooting leaves 3 injured; gunman sought
San Bernardino police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at a strip mall, injuring three people Monday.
15 Apr 2014 at 12:32pm

Good Samaritan dies trying to help homeless man in Rancho Cucamonga
A Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a homeless man was stabbed and killed in Rancho Cucamonga Sunday.
15 Apr 2014 at 12:09pm

Death threats against San Bernardino animal shelter workers
The San Bernardino city animal shelter is defending itself against criticism of how it operates.
10 Apr 2014 at 6:46pm

Palm Desert Police car struck by suspected drunken driver
A Palm Desert man crashed into the back of a police car early Thursday morning on Highway 111.
10 Apr 2014 at 3:40pm

Corona sexual assault suspect sketch released
Corona police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in a Walmart parking lot Thursday.
9 Apr 2014 at 8:05pm

 San Bernardino Sun

New chromium-6 water regulation draws fire from Erin Brockovich, water indust...

The first water standard in the nation for chromium-6 has drawn fire from Erin Brockovich and residents of the town the movie about her made famous. And water providers, the chemical industry and consumer protection groups also aren't thrilled with the new standard.

On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health submitted its final decision to regulate the cancer-causing chemical made famous for its disruption of the community of Hinkley and the film "Erin Brockovich.

16 Apr 2014 at 8:19pm
by Jim Steinberg

Human remains found inside burned vehicle in High Desert

Sheriff's deputies found human remains inside a smoldering vehicle in the desert south of Barstow and are labeling the death a homicide.

Around noon Monday, someone reported a vehicle fire near Stoddard Wells Road and the Lucerne Valley cutoff, according to a sheriff's news release.

Deputies discovered the charred vehicle in the open desert and later discovered human remains inside the vehicle, the release said.

16 Apr 2014 at 7:09pm
by Greg Cappis

9 of 10 say California is suffering 'serious water shortage'

Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a "serious water shortage," according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels after three years of drought.

But deep, decades-old divisions remain across the state on how to solve the dilemma, the statewide Field Poll of 1,000 registered voters found -- with the biggest differences being between the Bay Area and the Central Valley.

16 Apr 2014 at 5:21pm
by By Paul Rogers

Los Angeles News Group journalists honored with national journalism awards

Four Los Angeles News Group staff members were honored with two prestigious Sigma Delta Chi awards Wednesday for excellence in journalism.

Jessica Keating, Rachel Luna, Paul Penzella and Jim Steinberg were among 85 winners chosen from a field of more than 1,800 entries in print, broadcast and online journalism.

16 Apr 2014 at 4:48pm

San Bernardino police dog fundraiser generates $20,000

SAN BERNARDINO -- The Mexico Cafe hosted a fundraiser Monday for San Bernardino Police Department's K-9 program that generated more than $20,000 in proceeds.

The restaurant unveiled a K-9 memorial in front of the business for the 10th anniversary of the Dollars for Dogs fundraiser.

Police held police dog demonstrations during the event to show residents the dogs' abilities.

16 Apr 2014 at 1:33pm
by Melissa Pinion-Whitt

4 fires ignite in Cajon Pass off 15 Freeway

CAJON PASS -- About 30 firefighters battled four small fires along the 15 Freeway this morning.

The blazes - collectively called the Alray Fire - burned about one-quarter of an acre of brush on the right shoulder of the northbound 15, north of Highway 138, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Miller.

16 Apr 2014 at 1:03pm
by Melissa Pinion-Whitt

San Bernardino, Ontario police set DUI checkpoints for Friday

San Bernardino and Ontario police are holding sobriety and driver's license checkpoints Friday.

San Bernardino's checkpoint will be on the northwest side of the city from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m., police said. Ontario police will be at an undisclosed location during the same hours.

The California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provided funding for the operations.

16 Apr 2014 at 7:30am
by Melissa Pinion-Whitt

San Bernardino charter committee decides issues for study

SAN BERNARDINO >> After weeks of suspicion, it's official: a citizen committee will focus on potential changes to the controversial charter section that sets police and firefighter salaries and a handful of other topics.

Since Mayor Carey Davis first proposed forming the committee, many in the public have pushed for or against repeal of Section 186, which sets public safety pay based on what similarly sized cities pay, but committee members themselves avoided direct discussion.

15 Apr 2014 at 12:01am
by Ryan Hagen

Warren Cocke of San Bernardino water board, police chief dies

SAN BERNARDINO >> Water Board vice president and former Police Chief B. Warren Cocke died Tuesday morning after a brief illness, coworkers say. He was 86.

His years as "the backbone" of the water board -- earning $150 a year since 1994 by being "fully prepared for the most thankless meetings imaginable" as well as pivotal ones -- were just the latest in seven decades of public service, said Stacey Aldstadt, general manager of the San Bernardino Municipal Water District.

15 Apr 2014 at 6:16pm
by Ryan Hagen

Southern California gas prices soar above $4 a gallon

Southland gas prices have risen dramatically in recent days as Easter weekend approaches, and one industry expert figures they'll remain above $4 a gallon until September.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Los Angeles County hit $4.30 Tuesday, up 17 cents from a week ago and up 26 cents from a month ago, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

15 Apr 2014 at 12:01am
by Kevin Smith

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