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Man Accused in Reservation Triple Shooting to Stand Trial for Murder
Adrien Sotomayor, 32, is accused of killing 55-year-old Gilbert Trevino of Beaumont and wounding two other men on Jan. 10.
2 men wounded by gunfire in Moreno Valley
Two people suffered gunshot wounds in Moreno Valley late Friday, Aug. 17, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
Multiple Car Crash On Interstate 15
TEMECULA, CA -- Multiple cars crashed Saturday morning on Interstate 15 in Temecula, sending debris across the freeway. The incident was reported at 9:29 a.m. on northbound Interstate 15 near Ranch California South, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Hemet firefighters say in survey morale is low, they don’t have confidence in the chief
The Hemet City Firefighters Association members are critical of Chief Scott Brown’s leadership according to results of a survey released Wednesday, Aug. 15.Almost 92 percent of the firefighters marked the survey answer “Chief Brown’s primary motivation is his own career interests and not the emergen
Temecula Man Sentenced for Murdering Woman With Whiskey Bottle in Random Attack at CVS
In sentencing 33-year-old Brian Saylor, the judge said he demonstrated a “high degree of cruelty and callousness” on the victim when he killed her in 2016, according to a tweet from theRiverside County District Attorney’s Office.
Limits on hours and graveside memorials at San Jacinto cemetery has upset some families
Families with loved ones buried at San Jacinto Cemetery are unhappy with new rules they say impede how they want to grieve.What can be left graveside has been limited and the cemetery is no long open 24 hours a day.Beginning Aug. 1, each internment space may have no more than three approved containe
How to enter Hemet Elks Lodge’s Sept. 8 car show
The Hemet Elks Lodge 1740 will hold a car show and boutique fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, to raise money to help homeless veterans.
Hemet housing gains seen in growing southwest Riverside County
Hemet, with its 86,500 residents at the last census, is the latest city in the southwest county to see the growth, offering the lowest average listing prices for new homes in the area at $205,777 compared to Menifee, which is one of the newest cities in the region, at $325,422, according to , a real
Man Who Fatally Struck Woman with Bottle for No Reason Sentenced
A man who fatally bashed a 54-year-old woman in the head with a liquor bottle, in an unprovoked attack that occurred as she stood in line at a Temecula store with her daughter, was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in state prison.
Flooding, debris and mud flows impact Cranston Fire burn areas
The recently contained Cranston Fire, which burned more than 13,000 acres between Hemet and Mountain Center, is impacting residents again as rain creates possible flooding and mudflows.
Teacher charged in Hemet High sex case investigated but not charged in 2015 at Rancho Mirage High
The Rancho Mirage investigation into Miguel Chavez-Lopez was launched in December 2015, and it only lasted a few months before the Riverside County District Attorney's office decided not to file charges, Riverside County sheriff's spokesman Armando Munoz said. He did not have specific details on the
Apparent tornado strikes down in Anza
Apparent tornado forms in Anza Thursday afternoon.We received reports of the apparent tornado being seen near HWY 371 at around 3:30 p.m.The National Weather Service said the apparent tornado was associated with the severe thunderstorm that struck Anza Valley this afternoon.NWS officials are still w
Lake Elsinore to clean city streets following Holy fire
Street sweepers will clean roads from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 19. The work will continue from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, until the work is completed.
DUI Checkpoint Announced For Southwest RivCo
TEMECULA, CA — The Temecula Police Department this week announced an upcoming DUI/ driver's license checkpoint in town. The operation is set for Friday, Aug. 24 at an undisclosed location within Temecula city limits.
Murrieta PD Urges Parents, Caretakers To Use Caution Near Schools
It is a busy time for a lot of families who are handling back-to-school preparations, but that should not overtake the importance of ensuring the upcoming school year is safe for everyone. August is Back to School Safety month and the Murrieta Police Department urges the parents, caretakers and the
Temecula Man Found Guilty of Molesting Stepdaughter
According to the District Attorney's Office, Wilber married the victim's mother in March 2017, and the acts of molestation began almost immediately afterward.
Firefighter impostor caught on video in Lake Elsinore
"The more we reviewed the footage, saw him peek over the wall into my home where my grandchildren were sitting eating lunch, it was devastating to the point where I'm ready to sell and move," Cody said.
SWR Marijuana Bust Reported: 8 Accused Of Large Grow
Jing Li, 37, Xue Geng Tang, 41, Shan Ye, 41, Huang Zi Zhang, 63, Lai Zi Zhang, 49, Sheng Zhong Zhang, 65, Tian Zhang, 43, and Xiuxia Zhu, 38, were arrested Friday afternoon following a Murrieta police investigation that began last month.
Segment of Highway Shut Down Because of Heavy Storm
MOUNTAIN CENTER, CA — A roughly two-mile stretch of state Route 74 between Mountain Center and Lake Hemet was closed Thursday after mountain thunderstorms dumped heavy rain and hail over the area, raising the risk of rock and mudslides.
Motorist dies in crash near Moreno Valley
A person was killed Thursday morning in a crash at Gilman Springs Road and Jack Rabbit Trail near Moreno Valley involving a vehicle and a dairy tanker, according to California Highway Patrol reports.The crash was reported around 4:30 a.m., log records show.The roadway was shut down for several hours