Motorcycle rider seriously hurt in Aguanga accident

AGUANGA  – A 22-year-old motorcyclist suffered major injuries Friday in a collision with an SUV near Aguanga. The accident was reported about noon on state Route 79 at Arroyo Seco Creek, just south of the Vail Lake Resort, according to the California Highway Patrol. Stephen Widdecomb of San Diego was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson west on 79 at 55 […]

Lawmaker: Hillary Clinton indictment ‘long’ overdue

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County lawmaker weighed in today on the email-gate scandal swirling around Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she believed it was “long past the time for indictment” of the former secretary of state. “Everything about my job in the U.S. Navy was classified,” said Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “I’d be facing a court martial […]

Light rain, snow in Riverside County tonight into Sunday

RIVERSIDE  – Light rain and snow in the mountains were expected tonight, a much calmer variant of the storms that pummeled the county last week. The National Weather Service forecasts an 80 percent chance of precipitation tonight in Riverside, mainly between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Other county areas expected to see rain include Beaumont, Idyllwild, Temecula and Hemet. The […]

CHP’s New Year’s weekend enforcement campaign ends tonight

RIVERSIDE  – Two separate law enforcement campaigns to nab drunken and drug-impaired drivers during the holidays will wrap up tonight. The California Highway Patrol’s New Year’s “maximum enforcement period” got underway Thursday night, when all available officers deployed to catch DUI suspects, speeders and other traffic violators. On Dec. 18, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and more than […]

Mobile home completely destroyed in fire

ANZA  – A fire consumed a mobile home in Anza today, rendering it a total loss, the Riverside County Fire Department said. Firefighters arrived at 11:43 a.m. at the home in the 56000 block of Bailey Road, in the Cahuilla Indian Reservation, authorities said. No injuries were reported, but the mobile home could not be saved despite the […]

Drought, crime, politics central themes in 2016

RIVERSIDE – Heading into 2016, Riverside County was bracing for the mixed blessings that El Nino may bring, looking for continued — albeit slower — economic expansion and hoping for a drop in crime. In November, the Board of Supervisors declared a local state of emergency to preemptively put resources in place to contend with the severe weather widely […]