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Brush fire erupts in Riverside County

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Southern California firefighters are battling a 15- to 20-acre wildland fire south of Hemet in Riverside County. The fire was reported at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday and is burning in grass and […]

09/04/2013

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Powerful storms hit inland Southern California

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms are lashing inland areas of Southern California east of Los Angeles. The National Weather Service has posted flash flood warnings through 6 p.m. Thursday for southwestern San Bernardino County […]

08/29/2013

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Riverside County critics want stop to night jail releases

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people are urging Riverside County to stop releasing inmates from a detention center at night, saying they roam streets and loiter near businesses. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says more […]

08/26/2013

This 1970s image released by NBC shows Lew Wood from the NBC News "Today" show in New York.  Wood, a veteran broadcast journalist who covered the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy for CBS and later anchored the news report for NBC's "Today" show, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at a hospice in Riverside County, Calif. He was 84. (AP Photo/NBC)

Former ‘Today’ news anchor Lew Wood dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lew Wood, who marched with Martin Luther King, covered John F. Kennedy’s assassination and was a news anchor for NBC’s “Today” show during a distinguished broadcast career that began with the […]

08/22/2013

Smoke from the Silver Fire in Banning, Calif., blankets downtown Palm Springs, Calif.,Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Michael Snyder)

3 hurt in Silver Fire, some can’t evacuate

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Residents and sheriff’s deputies were left without an escape route and stuck inside an evacuation area Wednesday night as a huge and growing Southern California wildfire left three people injured and […]

08/07/2013

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Lake Elsinore fire 20 percent contained; evacuations off

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire threatening 250 homes in Riverside County was 20 percent contained on Tuesday but it didn’t grow much overnight, authorities said. Fire spokesman Marc Peebles tells The Press-Enterprise that […]

08/07/2013

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2 men face rat, reptile breeding cruelty charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Two men have been charged with more than 100 counts each of felony animal cruelty for the way they treated many of nearly 20,000 rats and reptiles found dead, dying or […]

07/22/2013

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Woman: ‘Visions’ led her to dead California boy

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Pam Ragland was watching a TV report about the search for an 11-year-old California boy missing in a rural town miles away when she felt something wasn’t right. Ragland said […]

07/13/2013

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Source: Half brother is suspect in austic boy’s death

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — The teenage suspect arrested on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of an 11-year-old California autistic boy is the child’s half brother, a person close to the investigation said Thursday. The […]

07/11/2013

Dad: Slain Calif. boy not autistic, as mother says

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — The father of an 11-year-old California boy who went missing and is believed dead says his son did not have autism, as his ex-wife and authorities have said. Terry Dewayne Smith […]

07/11/2013

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Search for Calif. boy leads to body, family arrest

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Marisa Bell has a 9-year-old son with autism, so when she heard about a missing autistic boy in a nearby town, she dropped everything to join the hundreds of volunteer searchers […]

07/11/2013

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Possible human remains found at missing boy’s home

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found possible human remains Wednesday at the Southern California desert home of an 11-year-old autistic boy who vanished over the weekend. Investigators served a search warrant before dawn […]

07/10/2013

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