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3 hrs ago |

Police officer accidentally shoots himself while trying to fire at pit bull

According to CBS Los Angele s, a deputy in Riverside County, Calif., accidentally shot himself when he tried to fire his gun at a pit bull that he encountered while trying to deliver a court document on Wednesday afternoon.


4 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Cop Shoots Dog. No, Wait! He Shoots Himself. Dog Is Fine.

In Riverside County, California, "a large pitbull breed dog attacked" an unnamed sheriff's deputy according to a police spokesman who seems to be having a little trouble taking his own script seriously.


7 hrs ago |

Alleged 'Luger Bandit' Who Hit Up Riverside County Banks Caught in Chino

The suspected Luger Bandit, linked to bank robberies in Riverside County and two other counties, was arrested Thursday following a robbery in Chino.


Related Topix: Chino, CA, Pasadena, CA, 9

11 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

BEAUMONT: Household hazardous waste to be collected

Trucks dump their loads of rubbish at Lamb Canyon Landfill near Beaumont. A free household harzardous waste collection will be held there Saturday April 19..


Related Topix: Beaumont, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Raw Story

Calif. TV station films dog calmly playing with kids after cop shoots himself trying to kill it

A California deputy accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life on Wednesday, but video captured by a local television station later showed the animal much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with children.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thieves Accused of Ripping ATM Full of Cash From Ground in Hemet

Two men were behind bars Thursday on suspicion of stealing an ATM and attempting to haul away another one in two separate Riverside County locations.


Related Topix: Hemet, CA, Riverside, CA

The Press-Enterprise

MURRIETA: Free composting workshop offered Saturday

If you'd like to try your hand at that advanced form of recycling, there's a workshop this weekend in Murrieta that may be for you.


Related Topix: Murrieta, CA

The Press-Enterprise

MENIFEE: Teen, accused of killing younger brother, appears in court

The wheels were set in motion Thursday, April 17, to determine whether the case of a 16-year-old Menifee boy accused of killing his younger brother is fit for juvenile court.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Menifee, CA

Man Accused of Nearly Killing Acquaintance Near Lake Elsinore Faces Attempted Murder Charge

A probationer accused of severely beating an acquaintance in his Lake Elsinore-area home was charged Thursday with attempted murder.


Related Topix: Lake Elsinore, CA, Murrieta, CA

Underage Palm Desert Man Accused of DUI in Local Crash

A 20-year-old Palm Desert man is accused of drinking and driving-- and then crashing-- in town, police said Thursday.


Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA

Boxing Socialist

Mickey Garcia vs Top Rank lawsuit details

Junior lightweight titleholder Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, declaring that his promotional agreement with Top Rank is illegal and also expired, sued the company in California State Court in Riverside County on April 8. The suit, a copy of which was obtained by, says that the reason for the action is because of "Top Rank's unlawful attempt ... (more)


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA

Idyllwild Town Crier Online

County fire doubles crews at Pine Cove

Another fire engine and crew has been added to the Riverside County Fire Station 23 in Pine Cove.


Menifee 24/7

Council Seeks More Information on Parks, Recreation Options

At the heart of the debate of Menifee's parks and recreation maintenance is the presence of Valley-Wide Recreation and Parks District, which has this office at Wheatfield Park.


Related Topix: Menifee, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

POLITICS: Sex victims may get reprieve

"I'm quite confident that it will pass through both houses without much opposition, if any," Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said, adding that his office helped write the legislation.


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

Menifee 24

Four Adults Cited in Hemet on Charges of Loitering, Prostitution

Four adults were issued citations for loitering and prostitution charges Tuesday during an enforcement operation conducted in Hemet by the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Force.


Related Topix: Hemet, CA

CBS Local

Sheriff's Deputy Hospitalized After Accidentally Shooting Himself In Leg

A Riverside County sheriff's deputy was hospitalized Wednesday after accidentally shooting himself in the leg when a large dog approached him at a Riverside home.


Related Topix: Riverside, CA, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

County celebrates progress at new law building

Riverside County is spending millions of dollars in the city of Indio, hoping to keep you safe and create jobs.


Related Topix: Indio, CA

Inland Empire California

Riverside County Volunteers Honored

"I didn't do it for the recognition," said Dr. Mark Ashley as he accepted the honor of being chosen as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year .


Related Topix: Riverside, CA, North Palm Springs, CA

Lake Elsinore Valley News

Perris robbery suspect arrested

A man suspected of holding up a Metro PCS store in Perris using a fake gun remained in custody today, records showed.


Related Topix: Perris, CA

SWAT Teams Target Long Beach Gang's Riverside County Ties

SWAT teams Wednesday morning raided locations in various jurisdictions as part of a multi-agency investigation into nearly 100 commercial burglaries allegedly committed by members of a Long Beach gang in five counties, including Riverside.


Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, Seal Beach, CA