Riverside County California

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I-215 reopens quickly after big rig hits bridge

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — Interstate 215 is open again well ahead of schedule after a big rig smashed into a bridge construction project in Riverside County. Transportation officials had said after the Tuesday morning crash […]


Big rig hits bridge being built on I-215

  PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Transportation says southbound lanes of Interstate 215 are closed in Riverside County after a big rig hit an overpass construction project in Perris. Caltrans says the […]


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Hunt resumes for missing 11-year-old autistic boy

  MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people will resume the search for an autistic 11-year-old boy who vanished over the weekend in Riverside County, where temperatures have topped 100 degrees. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says more […]


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Fire burns 1,500 acres in Southern CA wilderness

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that started on an Indian reservation in Riverside County has burned at least 1,500 acres but officials say it isn’t threatening any homes. The U.S. Forest Service says the […]


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Father, daughter stand trial in vigilante attack

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — A Riverside County father and teen daughter have been ordered to stand trial in a vigilante attack on a man the girl has accused of rape. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Judge […]


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Springs wildfire grows to 43 square miles

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — It’s big and unruly, but a wildfire about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles that scorched 43 square miles hasn’t destroyed any homes. Fifteen structures have been damaged. It broke out […]


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Banning fire 40 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a home in rural Southern California is 40 percent contained but winds are kicking up and could make hard work for hundreds of firefighters battling it. Riverside […]


Fire at SoCal farm kills 100,000 chicks

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a fire at a Southern California chicken farm left 100,000 chicks burned to death.



California to see more strong winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of California are in for more strong winds. The forecast follows gusts Sunday night in Riverside County that whipped up a dust storm at the Coachella music festival.


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Utility seeks cause of damaging So. Cal. surge

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison officials now say they don’t know what caused a power surge that fried appliances in 150 Riverside County homes.


Riverside wildfire is 30 percent contained

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A brushfire that damaged a house in Riverside County and left nearly 2,000 Southern California residents without power is 30 percent contained, and a voluntary evacuation has been lifted.


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AP source: Ex-cop exchanges fire with authorities

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A law enforcement official says a person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings has exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains.