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Riverside County couple sentenced to life in prison for torturing children

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Riverside County couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their Perris home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with parole possible after 25 y


Police: $20 million worth of marijuana seized in Riverside illegal grow

Roughly 40,000 marijuana plants were seized Thursday in Riverside in what police called an illegal marijuana grow operation. Ryan Railsback, spokesman for the Riverside Police Department, said the illegal grow operation was roughly the size of a city block within a neighborhood. Detectives, along wi


VIDEO: Riverside authorities bust 1 of largest pot farms uncovered in city

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities have busted one of the largest marijuana cultivations ever uncovered in the city of Riverside. More than 40,000 plants are spread out in green houses that covers a 10-acre property in the Arlington Heights neighborhood.


Dana Point Bank Robbery Suspect Found Dead After Pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita May Be the ‘Leatherface Bandit’: FBI

A suspect in a Dana Point bank robbery who was found dead in a vehicle at the end of a SWAT standoff after leading deputies on a pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita may be the "Leatherface Bandit" serial robber, linked to three prior heists in Orange County, officials said.


Riverside church recreates Jesus’ final hours for Good Friday

Jesus carried his cross through a Riverside parking lot Friday, April 19, as the masses watched. The theatrical presentation of Jesus Christ’s final moments before his crucifixion — complete with costumed Roman soldiers and phony blood — was staged at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church to pr


Death of cadet at Riverside County sheriff’s training center deemed suicide

A cadet died by suicide Thursday morning at the Ben Clark Training Center, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm that our staff received a call regarding the death of a recruit yesterday morning around 5:30 a.m.” sheriff’s officials said. ” … The incident


No hot water, bugs, dirty conditions: Restaurant closures and other inspections in Riverside County, April 12-18

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities closed by health inspectors in Riverside County between April 12 and 18, 2019, according to the county’s Department of Environmental Health.


Arrest made in death of Grand Terrace skating rink owner

A 25-year-old Moreno Valley man was arrested this week in connection with the fatal shooting of Cal Skate skating rink owner Ryan Harsany. San Bernardino County sheriff’s detective arrested Tre’elle Potts Wednesday, April 17, on suspicion of murder, officials said.


Arrest made in Harsany murder

GRAND TERRACE — News media in San Bernardino County have reported an arrest was made Thursday in the murder of the owner of Brawley’s Inferno restaurant. KTLA television and the San Bernardino Sun both reported the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25-year-old Tre’elle Potts, of Moreno


The Tuprins children talk to the Perris couple who abused 12 of them in court

Some of the children of David and Louise Turpin – who were about to be sentenced for abusing 12 of their children by shackling them to starving them – took the stand in Riverside Superior Court, saying they loved their parents and have overcome their extremely troubled childhoods.


The Turpin children had a police dog when facing their parents in court. He's comforted them for months.

(CNN) — As the children of David and Louise Turpin spoke about taking their life back and the nightmares they still have, a yellow Labrador sat quietly next to them. The dog, Raider, has been meeting with the siblings ever since their parents were arrested early last year and their lives were turned


Turpin children tell of grisly abuse -- and their renewed lives -- before their parents get sentenced for torture

Before their parents' sentencing, some of David and Louise Turpin's children appeared in court Friday to provide emotional testimony about how they and their siblings were held captive and tortured for years in their California home.


8-Year-Old Son Punched in the Face, Mom Arrested

SAN BERNARDINO – An eight-year-old boy is now safely in the care of Child Protective Services. Yesterday, an investigation was started by the Central Station CFS Deputy, a Dedicated Deputy for Child Protective Services, who was referred by Children and Family Services.


Canyon Lake woman charged with accessory in slaying of Murrieta man

A Canyon Lake woman was re-arrested this week and charged in the death of a Murrieta man who prosecutors say was bludgeoned to death by the woman’s husband. Ashlie Nicole Stapp, 28, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of accessory after the fact in Southwest Justice Center in French Valley on Frid


Riverside Car Accident Attorney Still Holds Record For Highest Verdict

jury verdict for a 25-year-old man who was injured in a car accident on Interstate 15 Freeway. What made the verdict so newsworthy in 2014 was that it was the largest personal injury verdict in.


Should new homeowners pay extra for public safety in unincorporated Riverside County?

Riverside County needs more money to cover the cost of fire and police protection for the almost 400,000 people who live in unincorporated communities. To make sure the shortfall doesn’t get worse, supervisors are considering a plan to form special districts to charge homeowners in newly built commu


Rialto man arrested at Covina High School, loaded gun found near campus

Police arrested a Rialto man at Covina High School on Friday after police found a loaded gun hidden just outside the school, authorities said. School officials called Covina police just before 8 a.m. about a man who had run into the campus administration office, acting paranoid and claiming he was b


Inland Empire Chapter of Distinguished Flying Cross Society meets in Riverside

Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Col. Warren Eastman spoke about the 1966 Battle of A Shau Valley in Vietnam at a recent meeting of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, Inland Empire Chapter. U.S. Air Force Maj. Bernie Fisher was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing a downed airman during that b


Southern California employment hits record-high 7.68 million

Here’s a good reason why Southern California freeways are jammed: Record numbers of people at work!. Local bosses added 66,300 workers in the 12 months ended in March — by the way, that’s 101 year-over-year gains in a row — to push the number of jobs to 7.68 million in the four counties covered by t


Emotional statements from parents, kids in torture case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A Southern California couple who pleaded guilty to locking up and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years, as well as some of the victims, made their first public comments Friday during an emotion-charged hearing where the parents were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.