LAKE ELSINORE: Ortega Highway maintenance to take place next week

LAKE ELSINORE – Portions of the Ortega Highway near Lake Elsinore will be narrowed to one lane next week while crews conduct maintenance along a stretch of the two-lane corridor, but traffic delays should be minimal, according to Caltrans. Agency spokeswoman Shelli Lombardo said crews will be cutting vegetation along the shoulders of state route […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Child in critical condition after near-drowning

LAKE ELSINORE – A child found submerged in a backyard pool in Lake Elsinore Friday afternoon was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Emergency personnel were dispatched about 2:25 p.m. to the 31000 block of Willow View Place, just off of Summerhill Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Paramedics provided life-saving treatment […]

Jury deliberations begin in Elsinore murder trial

RIVERSIDE – Jury deliberations got underway Wednesday in the trial of a probationer accused of fatally beating and stabbing a Lake Elsinore man during a frenzied attack sparked by a family quarrel. Andy Dean Abegg, 35, could face 26 years to life in state prison if convicted of murder with a sentence-enhancing weapon allegation for […]

LAKE ELSINORE: One injured, one dead in I-15 crash

One person was killed and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on southbound Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore. The collision was reported at 3:03 a.m. north of Lake Street, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. The impact of the crash caused one of the vehicles to roll over, Newman […]

Lake Elsinore council lays groundwork to battle SoCal Edison transmission lines

The Lake Elsinore City Council unanimously approved a plan to combat two high-voltage transmission lines proposed to go through the city during a May 23 council meeting. Both lines are proposed by the Southern California Edison corporation. Community development director Grant Taylor said during a status update on the proposals the city had several issues […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Convicted felon charged in car theft

A convicted felon accused of fleeing from sheriff’s deputies in a stolen car that got stuck on the shore of Lake Elsinore was charged Tuesday with auto theft and other felonies. Alexis Kiyana Wilkerson, 24, of Lake Elsinore was arrested following the car and foot pursuit last Thursday. Along with the auto theft count, she […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Trial begins for fatal stabbing

A jury was seated May 26 in the trial of a probationer accused of fatally beating and stabbing a Lake Elsinore man during an attack sparked by a family quarrel. Andy Dean Abegg, 35, could face 26 years to life in state prison if convicted of murder with a sentence-enhancing weapon allegation for the 2014 […]