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2 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

HEMET: Rock Indians numbers up for 'Ramona'

Actors perform as the Rock Indians during the play "Ramona" for fourth-graders from throughout the region at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet, April,11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Indio, CA, Hemet, CA

6 hrs ago | Houston Press

Just How Dangerous Are Coachella-Like Festivals?

On Thursday, Coachella attendee Kimchi Truong died after an apparent overdose . It's believed to be the first death tied to the giant annual festival since 2008 - though the actual number is hard to ascertain, since the Riverside County Coroner's Office says it does not track them.

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Related Topix: Coachella, CA

10 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

TEMECULA: 7 men cited in prostitution sting

Riverside County sheriff's deputies cited seven men on suspicion of soliciting prostitution in an undercover sting operation Thursday, May 17. Such sting operations use undercover officers to catch men who solicit women for prostitution-related activities, according to a Riverside County Sheriff's Department news release.

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Related Topix: Temecula, CA, Murrieta, CA

10 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Monterey County, CA, State Prisons, Prison

14 hrs ago | Free Republic

[Video] Deputy Shoots Himself in Leg While Trying to Kill Family Dog

If there is one law enforcement trend that I absolutely cannot stand or abide it is the killing of family pets by law enforcement officers.

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16 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

TEMECULA: College offers fast-track business administration degree

A four-year business administration degree will be offered in a pilot program this fall by a partnership of Mt.

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Related Topix: Temecula, CA, San Jacinto, CA, Cal State San Marcos, Banning, CA

20 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Attorney makes kids' wishes come true

Kelly Moran, 29, a Riverside lawyer, volunteers as a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, UC Riverside, Pepperdine University

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

RIVERSIDE: Personal use of police cars now limited

Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz, seen at a 2013 event, pushed for a recent policy change that limits personal use of police vehicles.

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Related Topix: Temecula, CA, Hemet, CA

Inside Bay Area

Oakland woman, 24, dies after apparent overdose at Coachella music festival

A 24-year-old Oakland woman who attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend has died after an apparent drug or alcohol overdose, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday.

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Related Topix: Coachella, CA, Indio, CA

Patch.com

Infamous RivCo Teacher Confronted About Sex Allegations on YouTube Pleads Not Guilty

A former school administrator accused of molesting two Riverside County girls -- one of whom confronted her in a recorded telephone call later circulated on YouTube -- pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges after a judge denied a defense motion to dismiss the case.

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

Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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Patch.com

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.

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

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..

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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.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Patch.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Menifee, CA

Patch.com

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.

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Related Topix: Lake Elsinore, CA, Murrieta, CA

Patch.com

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.

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Related Topix: Palm Desert, CA

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