Mother of murder victim speaks out after killer pleads guilty, sentenced to life in prison

Mother of murder victim speaks out after killer pleads guilty, sentenced to life in prison

William Gary Simpson, 22, of San Bernardino County pleaded guilty on Friday, March 20 to the first-degree murder of Saskia Burke, 18, of Murrieta. Simpson was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the December 2011 knife attack in which he also attempted to kill Burke’s father and boyfriend. But […]

Students exercise constitutional right to protest

Students exercise constitutional right to protest

More than 100 students at Margarita Middle School along with their parents converged upon Temecula Valley Unified School District offices in protest of the board’s recent decision to dismiss Principal Karen Hayes. Hayes has been on administrative leave since the board made the decision earlier this year, according to reports received by Valley News. The students […]

Bluegrass Festival, stompin’ good fun

Bluegrass Festival, stompin’ good fun

Hand-clapping, foot-stomping and barefoot dancing highlighted the annual weekend Temecula Bluegrass Festival with visitors and local residents thoroughly enjoying the Old Town event. Hundreds walked up and down old town’s streets stopping to enjoy the bluegrass musicians, playing in front of the stores. Children couldn’t help grabbing their parents’ hands to dance to the upbeat […]

Breaking: Body found in vehicle parked at Temecula Walmart

Breaking: Body found in vehicle parked at Temecula Walmart

A call to Temecula Police regarding a suspicious vehicle led to the discovery of a dead body earlier today. According to Riverside County Sheriff Department Sgt. Armondo Munoz, the body of a deceased white male was located in a vehicle parked in the Walmart parking lot along Temecula Parkway. Sgt. Steve Fredericks confirmed the report […]

UPDATE: Firework set off at Ethan A. Chase Middle School, five injured

UPDATE: Firework set off at Ethan A. Chase Middle School, five injured

UPDATE: Five students at a Menifee school today complained of hearing problems after firecrackers were ignited on the campus, authorities said. The pyrotechnics were set off about 11 a.m. at Ethan Chase Middle School in the 28100 block of Calm Horizon Drive, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. “It happened somewhere outside,” Deputy Armando Munoz told City News Service. […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Students arrested following Lakeside High shooting threat

LAKE ELSINORE: Students arrested following Lakeside High shooting threat

A shooting threat posted to social media involving a Lake Elsinore high school earlier this week has resulted in the arrests of three students on Wednesday, March 25, according to a report by Riverside County Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Brosche. READ: UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore The School Resource Officer at Lakeside High School […]

WILDOMAR: Wanted man leads police in pursuit through city streets

WILDOMAR: Wanted man leads police in pursuit through city streets

An allegedly wanted man led police on a pursuit through Wildomar streets on Tuesday, March 24 just after 4:30 p.m., according to reports. “Deputies and officers observed a male that they knew was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Munoz said. “The driver of the vehicle failed to pull over … […]

BREAKING: Arrest made in Murrieta High School shooting threat

BREAKING: Arrest made in Murrieta High School shooting threat

UPDATE: An arrest has been made following a post on Twitter with a threatening message that was reported to police just after midnight on Monday, March 23, according to a press release. The tweet that stated “I’ll shoot up Vista” was immediately submitted to the Juvenile Investigations Unit for follow up and resulted in the arrest […]