Police officer injured in 2015 San Bernardino shooting to be awarded Congressional Badge of Bravery

BEAUMONT – A police officer who was shot in the leg during the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack that claimed the lives of 14 people will be presented with the Congressional Badge of Bravery today during a ceremony in Beaumont. Officer Nicholas Koahou, formerly of the San Bernardino Police Department, suffered a gunshot wound to […]

BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING: Brush fire at 80 percent containment

BANNING – A brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 545 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation was 80 percent contained this afternoon. The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road, near Bluff Street, when a […]

Home sales drop, prices stay put

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a single-family home in Riverside County barely budged last month, while sales of existing homes dropped by double digits, the California Association of Realtors reported today. The median home price countywide in July was $385,500, compared to $385,000 in June, according to CAR. On a year-over-year level, the price […]

CALIMESA: Man charged with murder after shooting

BANNING – A 61-year-old man accused of shooting a woman in a Calimesa mobile home park was charged today with murder. Rex Carl Edwards of Calimesa was arrested at the scene of the Saturday night shooting in the Big Oak Gardens Mobile Home Park at 35080 Chandler Ave. He’s being held without bail at the […]

BANNING: 540-acre fire at 40 percent containent

BANNING – A brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 540 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation was 40 percent contained today. The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road, near Bluff Street. It was […]

 Ripoff artist who victimized small businesses sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A man who targeted numerous small businesses in Riverside County in a shakedown extortion scheme based on supposed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act began serving a 20-year jail term today. Rodolfo DeHoyos, 57, pleaded guilty last November to 143 felony and misdemeanor counts of grand theft, attempted grand theft, sending threatening […]

Man who fired shot during break-in sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A two-year prison term was handed down today for a man who fired a shot after breaking into a Perris apartment with an accomplice and threatening to kill an occupant. Tyler Rene Montejano, 29, of San Jacinto pleaded guilty in June to assault with a gun. In exchange for his admission, the Riverside […]

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