Red Flag Warning issued for Inland Empire

RIVERSIDE  – A red flag warning has been issued for Riverside County today, warning of gusty winds and low humidity in the region, potentially contributing to fire conditions through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was issued at 10 a.m. and will be in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa Ana winds will pick up […]

Riverside County public safety agencies reportedly under-funded by $44 million

RIVERSIDE  – Riverside County’s public safety agencies are collectively under-funded by $44 million or more and will likely require financial infusions to offset their deficits by the start of the next fiscal year, according to a report to be reviewed tomorrow by the Board of Supervisors. The Executive Office will present its first-quarter 2015-16 analysis during the board’s policy agenda […]

Gang member accused of killing Temecula man pleads guilty

A gang member who gunned down a Temecula man in an unprovoked attack and then fled south of the border — where he hid for more than five years — pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter. Jose Carmelo Torres, 32, admitted the manslaughter count under a plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. In exchange for […]

Gusty winds expected to continue through mid-morning

RIVERSIDE  – Gusty winds blew across parts of Riverside County today and was expected to continue through mid-morning as a trough of low pressure sweeps through the region. A National Weather Service wind advisory for the mountains and the San Gorgonio Pass near Banning is scheduled to expire at 10 a.m. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour […]

UC Riverside received record amount of federal grant funding

RIVERSIDE  – The University of California, Riverside has received a record amount of federal grant funding to support numerous research projects, the university announced today. UCR received $97 million in federal grants during the 2014-15 fiscal year, a UCR record and about $19 million more than the school received in 2013-14. Grant funding helped back research projects associated […]

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