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2 hrs ago | Patch.com

Man Cut Out of Rollover Wreck in Wildomar

A vehicle rolled over early Saturday at a Wildomar intersection and trapped a man inside the wreckage.

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Related Topix: Wildomar, CA

6 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Catholic Church: Inland diocese has especially diverse priesthood

Johnny Dang is training to be a priest at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in La Quinta and is scheduled to be ordained next year.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, La Quinta, CA, San Bernardino, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Calif. Prison Officials Search For Missing Inmate

California prison officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Riverside County prison camp while serving a four-year burglary sentence.

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Related Topix: Yucaipa, CA

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Lake Elsinore Man, 59, Dies 3 Days After Beating Inside His Home

Deputies said that a probationer with a long rap sheet and history of violence is accused of the beating murder.

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Related Topix: Lake Elsinore, CA, Wildomar, CA

18 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

San Jacinto: Small steps to lure film makers

Scott J. Foster, left, starts a film scene with metalsmith/sculptor Dore Capitani, at Capatani's studio on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: San Jacinto, CA, Idyllwild, CA, Hemet, CA, Empire, CA

22 hrs ago | The Press-Enterprise

Moreno Valley: Candidates vie for spot, if mayor recalled

Moreno Valley city council candidates Carlos Thomas Ketcham, Harold Moore, George Price, Brian Lowell and Omorefe Igbinosa, from left to right, appear at a forum Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Club.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

In Fresno County DA's race Smittcamp challenges Keenan's leadership.

Fresno County District Attorney Elizabeth Egan and challenger Lisa Sondergaard Smittcamp have haggled over conviction rates, staff turnover and office morale in an increasingly heated campaign battle.

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Related Topix: Fresno County, CA

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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