UPDATE: Rifle-wielding man who repeatedly fired upon pursuing officers killed in Palm Springs

UPDATED: Friday, Oct. 15, 12:30 p.m., With additional details and information from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Originally Published: Thursday, Oct. 14, 11:55 a.m. RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — Authorities have confirmed that a man who led officers and deputies on a dangerous, twenty mile pursuit early Thursday morning – all while continuing to fire at pursuing officials – was later killed […]

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Hemet & Anza men ID’d after deadly Whitewater crash

WHITEWATER, Calif., — Although very few details have been released, coroner officials have identified two men, including one from Hemet and another from Anza, who were killed in a solo-vehicle rollover traffic accident in the unincorporated Whitewater area early Friday evening, Sept. 24. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Accused of sexual abuse of minor, SJUSD coach/security guard free on $5,000 […]

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On bail for similar charges, DHS felon arrested again after Palm Desert carjacking

PALM DESERT, Calif., — Out of jail on bail related to two other, still-active and ongoing possession of stolen vehicle and possession of burglary tools cases, a Desert Hot Springs felon was arrested again on Wednesday after deputies found him in possession of a vehicle he allegedly carjacked the previous day. The vehicle had been carjacked from a man in […]

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Released from probation just months earlier, Palm Springs sex offender arrested again on same charges

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., — The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday that charges have been filed against a registered sex offender they say is suspected of possessing child pornography. At the time of his arrest, the man, 38-year-old Palm Springs resident Matthew David Pettineo, had just been released from probation in March for a 2015 conviction for the same […]

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Officials say no foul play suspected after death of inmate at Indio jail

INDIO, Calif., — Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of an inmate being housed at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio early Sunday morning, Sept. 12. The man, whose name and charges have not been released, was found unresponsive in his cell and later died at the facility. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Neighbor thwarts attempted […]

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Man & teen killed in Palm Desert crash ID’d

PALM DESERT, Calif., — Authorities say two victims, including an adult male and a juvenile male were killed while a third victim was injured, after a two-vehicle crash in Palm Desert early yesterday morning, Sunday Sept. 12. The fatal crash happened in the area of Hwy. 111 just south of Desert Crossing, near the Desert Center Shopping Center, according to officials. […]

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Search for missing Cabazon man, 60, ends in tragedy – Homicide investigation now underway

CABAZON, Calif., — Authorities say a missing persons investigation involving a 60-year-old Cabazon man has transitioned into a murder investigation after the man’s lifeless body was discovered in an open desert area near a set of railroad tracks in Cabazon, between Almond and Olive streets. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Minister who drowned at Lake Elsinore while rescuing struggling child ID’d – […]

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Local Master Artists Tuazon and Bradford to be featured at “very special” Banning Art Gallery exhibit

BANNING, Calif., — The Banning Art Gallery is hosting a very special exhibition Aug 4 through September 23 featuring Edwin C. Tuazon and Paul “Bear” Bradford. Both artists share a common love for the arts and also for Banning California. A gallery reception, meet and greet will take place Saturday August 7, from 5 to 7pm. The public is invited […]

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Two people & dog pulled from partially submerged vehicle during Desert Center water rescue

DESERT CENTER, Calif., — Two people and a dog were successfully rescued after their vehicle ended up partially submerged in a water canal Friday evening, July 30. The accident and subsequent water rescue happened near the Powerline Road and Red Cloud Mine Road exit of the eastbound I-10. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Three injured, one seriously, after car plows into […]

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One dead after fiery wreck into Palm Desert power pole

PALM DESERT, Calif., — Officials say a motorist was killed in a fiery wreck after a car plowed into a Palm Desert power pole early Saturday morning, July 31. The fatal crash happened in the 73000 block of Hwy 111 near Monterey Avenue, according to fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Three injured, one seriously, after car plows into Jurupa […]

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