RIVERSIDE – A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old girl in a Riverside grocery store was identified by police today, but she remained at large. Riverside police identified the woman as 31-year-old Chiengkham Vilaysane. The toddler was left in the Food-4-Less store at 4250 Van Buren Blvd. around 5:55 p.m. Sunday after the woman paid for […]
SAN DIEGO – Instead of picking up a book at the San Diego Central Library today, you’ll be able to “check out” a living, breathing human being and learn their story directly. A “Human Library” event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library patrons will be able to “borrow” someone for a 15-minute […]
RIVERSIDE – Gruesome details emerged today about a crash that saw a motorcyclist slam into the side of an SUV, killing the man and woman in the front seat as two children watched in the backseat. The motorcylist was also killed in the crash, at 2:44 p.m. Saturday at Alessandro Boulevard and Gem Lane. The two […]
The 83-year-old pilot of the twin-engine airplane that crashed into two homes after departing Riverside Municipal Airport, ultimately resulting in four fatalities, appeared to be disoriented and having difficulty communicating before takeoff, according to a report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board.
SAN DIEGO – A man who jumped on stage at a Taylor Swift concert at Petco Park and seriously injured a member of the singer’s security team is scheduled to be sentenced today at the downtown courthouse. Christian Ewing, 27, pleaded guilty last month to assault and violently resisting an officer in the performance of his […]
RIVERSIDE – A Corona man who molested a young male relative and two of the victim’s friends was sentenced today to 35 years in state prison. Patrick Michael Anderson, 54, pleaded guilty last month to 17 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old. In exchange for his admissions, the Riverside County District […]
MURRIETA – A Perris man who knifed a dog owner to death and later fatally stabbed a mother and daughter without provocation was convicted Wednesday of three counts of first-degree murder. After deliberating less than a day, a Murrieta jury found 28-year-old David Rey Contreras guilty of killing 53-year-old Jose Apreza, as well as 51- year-old […]
Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin calls the county’s crime increase “troublesome,” putting the blame squarely on the 2012 prison realignment plan and the 2014 Proposition 47 releasing “non-violent” prisoners early and making any thefts valued under $900 misdemeanors. His views as District Attorney came in his Thursday, March 2, Public Safety Town Hall meeting […]
An Inland Empire lawmaker is seeking to ramp up rare-earth mining throughout the United States to secure elements necessary to meet defense needs, rather than allowing foreign entities, mainly China, to dominate
the field of production.
Gov. Jerry Brown issued state-of-emergency proclamations Tuesday, March 7, for counties across the state, including Riverside, in response to damage during powerful storms that struck in January and February.