Man’s body found beneath freeway bridge east of Desert Center

DESERT CENTER – A man’s body was found today beneath a freeway bridge east of Desert Center. The discovery was reported by a passerby around 10:30 a.m., near the eastbound side of Interstate 10, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. A death investigation was underway, but authorities did not disclose whether foul play was believed to be involved.

RIVERSIDE: Supervisors Ratify Hospital Rate Hikes

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors today approved a range of fee increases for diagnostic procedures, health records searches and other services provided by the Riverside University Health System. In a 4-0 vote — with Supervisor Marion Ashley away from the dais — the Board of Supervisors authorized what will be the first such fee adjustments […]

Board OK’s funds for zika detection equipment

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today authorized the Emergency Management Department to accept a $35,956 grant intended to cover the cost of laboratory equipment that permits early identification of the Zika virus. The California Department of Public Health is providing the funds, which originated under a federal program, as part of an agreement with the county that […]

RIVERSIDE: Train crashes into car, one injured

RIVERSIDE – A BNSF freight train crashed into a car today, causing injuries to the car’s driver. The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Center Street and Transit Avenue, in the unincorporated community of Highland, said Jody Hagemann of the Riverside County Fire Department. The California Highway Patrol reported that the […]

RIVERSIDE: Gas prices remain unchanged

RIVERSIDE – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire remained unchanged today at $2.878, its lowest amount since Feb. 10. The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has dropped 28 of the past 30 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Friday, according to figures from […]

RIVERSIDE: County’s 2017-18 Grand Jury to be announced Thursday

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County Superior Court officials on Thursday will announce the names of 19 residents who will spend the next 12 months serving on the county’s civil grand jury, scrutinizing government operations and performing other watchdog tasks. The individuals were nominated by judges under a process that began in January and involved background checks […]

RIVERSIDE: Heat wave updates

RIVERSIDE- Temperatures in Riverside County’s deserts could soar as high as 122 degrees today and Wednesday as the heat wave roasting Southern California peaks. A National Weather Service excessive heat warning for the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass zone, which includes the cities of Banning and Desert Hot Springs, will remain in effect […]