Governor signs bill giving county control of state highway

Governor signs bill giving county control of state highway

RIVERSIDE – An Inland Empire lawmaker’s bill authorizing the transfer of a segment of Highway 74 from the state to Riverside County was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown. Under AB 218, sponsored by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, the California Department of Transportation will relinquish control of a six-mile stretch of state Route 74 between Lake […]

Bands of rain produce downpours in parts of Riverside County

RIVERSIDE  – A weather system that triggered storms throughout Southern California over the weekend produced locally heavy downpours in parts of Riverside County today. By mid-afternoon, Corona, Eastvale, Norco, Moreno Valley and Riverside were all under overcast conditions, with a line of rain cells tracking northeast. Most of the inclement weather was fleeting, but some locations experienced heavy rain events. […]

Showers expected in Riverside County Saturday night, Sunday

RIVERSIDE  – A storm system is expected to hit a number of regions in Southern California tonight, including western Riverside County, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected to develop late tonight before becoming more widespread on Sunday, according to an NWS Forecast Discussion issued today. Rainfall measurements are expected to range from a half-inch in many […]

Man convicted of Wildomar slaying

Man convicted of Wildomar slaying

WILDOMAR  – A probationer who killed a Wildomar man during a confrontation in an abandoned shack was convicted today of second-degree murder. After two days of deliberations, a Murrieta jury found 35-year-old Anthony Albert Garcia guilty of the Sept. 18, 2012, slaying of 42-year-old Steven Lawrence Markley. Prosecutors had been seeking a murder conviction with special circumstance allegations of killing […]

School girl flees stranger who tried to grab her

School girl flees stranger who tried to grab her

TEMECULA  – An 11-year-old girl narrowly escaped the clutches of a man who tried to grab her as she walked home from school in Temecula, prompting authorities Tuesday to advise residents to be on the lookout. The encounter occurred about 2:50 p.m. Monday near Margarita Middle School in the 30600 block of Margarita Road, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s […]

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