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Trio Arrested After Cops Say They Found Meth at Wildomar Home When Kids Were Present

Three people were arrested in Wildomar this week, when police say they went out to investigate a "verbal altercation" call, and ended up finding drugs.

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Related Topix: Wildomar, CA, Drugs

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Patch.com

Man Who Killed La Quinta Artist Nearly 17 Years Ago Gets Prison Term

A man who was a teenager when he gunned down an artist in his La Quinta home nearly 17 years ago apologized today to the victim's family before being sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

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Related Topix: La Quinta, CA

Lake Elsinore Valley News

Man Suspected in Home Invasion Robbery Behind Bars

A man suspected of robbing a Temecula homeowner at gunpoint earlier this week was in custody today in lieu of $250,000 bail.

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Related Topix: Temecula, CA

Patch.com

Questions Raised About Pace of Probe into DA's Actions

Indio police asked that criminal charges be filed against Riverside County's top prosecutor three months ago, but the state Attorney General's Office remains mum on whether it intends to act on the request, leaving legal experts to speculate as to what may be happening behind the scenes.

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Related Topix: Indio, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

USA Today

Police shot Marine as he drove away, witness says

Police shot Marine as he drove away, witness says A member of the bachelorette party that witnessed the shooting comes forward.

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Lake Elsinore Valley News

Nearly 450 Arrested in Countywide Anti-DUI Operations

The end-of-summer Riverside County Avoid the 30 campaign -- named for the number of police agencies involved -- got under way the morning of Aug. 15. Between then and Wednesday night, saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints have been deployed in a number of locations.

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Related Topix: Banning, CA, Coachella, CA, Desert Hot Springs, CA

Cactus Thorns

Banning Drug Bust

On August 27, about 8:00 p.m., officers assigned to the San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force were conducting proactive patrol in the area of Lincoln St. and Florida St., Banning when they observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Lincoln St. with a tail light out.

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Related Topix: Banning, CA, Drugs, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Holtville Tribune

Workforce Training and Mobile Home Park bills Head to Governor

Sacramento, California - Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez is pleased to report that two of his bills passed the Assembly Floor today and now make their way to the Governor: Assembly Bill 2060 establishes the Supervised Population Workforce Training Grant Program, a new competitive grant program for workforce training for the formerly incarcerated.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Crimes happened at College of the Desert

A Palm Desert man who sexually assaulted two women at College of the Desert was sentenced Thursday to two years in custody but was released on parole because of credits for time served.

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Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA, State Prisons, Prison

NBC Los Angeles

Brush Fire Forces Road Closures in El Cerrito

A brush fire on an El Cerrito hillside forced road closures in the area Thursday as firefighters worked to douse the flames.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Patch.com

Riverside County Sheriff's Helicopter Crashes During Training Exercise

A Riverside County sheriff's helicopter crashed Thursday at Hemet-Ryan Airport, largely destroying the aircraft but not seriously injuring the two-person crew.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Patch.com

Man Accused of Gunning Down Parents to be Arraigned

A man accused of fatally shooting his parents in their Hemet mobile home is slated to be arraigned Thursday on murder and other charges.

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Related Topix: Hemet, CA, Yorba Linda, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Patch.com

Is He Sane? Man Who Killed Wife in Lake Elsinore Facing Mental Competency Trial

A hearing is scheduled Thursday to set a date for the mental competency trial of a 60-year-old Lake Elsinore man who asphyxiated his wife.

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Related Topix: Lake Elsinore, CA, Murrieta, CA

Lake Elsinore Valley News

County to mark 9/11 anniversary with rousing musical tribute

A 45-piece orchestra playing patriotic music against a backdrop of images captured at Ground Zero will be Riverside County's way of remembering those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept.

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Lake Elsinore Valley News

Motorist killed in rollover crash identified

Authorities today identified a motorist killed in a rollover wreck south of Corona and asked anyone with information about the crash to contact the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Corona, CA, Hemet, CA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Black Voice News

Recalling police shootings in SoCal after Michael Brown funeral

I can't shake memories of Trayvon Martin. How can we forget Trayvon? Repeatedly, he has been considered the Emmett Till of my generation.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

San Bernardino County Sun

7 fires ignite along 10 Freeway near Riverside County line

Firefighters extinguished a string of seven fires that ignited along a two-mile stretch of the eastbound 10 Freeway early Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Yucaipa, CA, Calimesa, CA

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Armed robbery suspect skips bail

A man suspected of robbing two ice cream vendors and a landscaper in Cathedral City didn't appear in court today, prompting the judge to issue an arrest warrant.

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Related Topix: Cathedral City, CA, Palm Desert, CA

The Press-Enterprise

NorcoNORCO: Jury clears Riverside County in wrongful death lawsuit

By a 12-0 vote, the county Superior Court jury found the county was not liable in the Sept.

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Patch.com

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Riverside County This Year

A 78-year-old man who has been hospitalized is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Riverside County this year, said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, public health officer.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

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