“Complete and carefree silliness” abound during Whittier’s “lunchtime shenanigans”

Whittier students engage in lunchtime dance and singing parties HEMET, Calif., — Asked what has been missing these past 18 months during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis, Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) today told RCNS, “Complete and carefree silliness.” To help young students remember the importance of just having fun and being silly, one Hemet counselor at […]

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Neighbor thwarts attempted kidnapping of 5-year-old San Jacinto child – Local man arrested

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Authorities say a 5-year-old was saved from being snatched off a San Jacinto street after a citizen saw a man on a bicycle grab the young victim and try to drag the child away from their home yesterday afternoon, Monday, Sept. 13. Seeing what was happening, the citizen intervened and stopped the kidnapping, at which time […]

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“Lollipop Moments” abound at Cottonwood Elementary – Offer sweet & touching thoughts of gratitude for others

HEMET, Calif., — Cottonwood School students were recently empowered by the fact that their small gestures can have long-lasting effects on those around them. What started off as a lesson in leadership from Counselor Amanda Niaves, sparked a sense of gratitude for teachers, staff, students, and family members.  Counselor Niaves reviewed a social-emotional screener survey from students and found that students […]

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Palm Desert man, 55, ID’d after deadly San Jacinto crash

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Authorities say a man was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on collision in San Jacinto yesterday morning, Thursday, Sept. 9. The fatal accident happened on Sanderson Avenue, about one-half-mile north of Ramona Expressway, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Series of San Jacinto sexual assaults leads to Hemet man’s arrest Murder victim discovered in car parked near […]

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Series of San Jacinto sexual assaults leads to Hemet man’s arrest

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Residents of the San Jacinto valley are breathing a sigh of relief today after a sexual predator, who officials allege sexually assaulted multiple women over the last five months, was identified and apprehended yesterday afternoon, according to an updated sheriff’s release that was issued today. The series of sexual assaults, each of which happened in the […]

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San Jacinto sexual assault suspect remains at large, “multiple” traumatized victims left in his wake

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 3, 12:15 a.m., To include most recent Sheriff’s flier. SAN JACINTO, Calif. — A series of sexual assaults, which have all happened along the same San Jacinto public walking trail over the last five months, have left area residents wary of using the popular trail and fearful of when the next attack may occur. Each of the […]

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Witness reports man was “going around 120 mph” before deadly fiery wreck in Homeland

HOMELAND, Calif., — Authorities say speeding and reckless driving may have led to a fiery, rollover wreck that killed a local man early Monday morning, Aug. 23. The fatal, solo-vehicle accident happened along Highway 74/Florida Avenue near Cortrite Avenue, when the speeding vehicle plowed into a concrete barrier within a construction zone and overturned into a power pole, causing the […]

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UPDATE: Swift arrest after Hemet shooting leaves one woman dead, another critically injured

UPDATED: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. See Originally Story below. HEMET, Calif., — Authorities today announced the arrest of a man suspected of shooting two women in Hemet Sunday evening, Aug. 16. One of the women passed away at the scene and the other remains hospitalized in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, according to officials; who said they have still […]

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San Jacinto man attacked, suffers life-threatening injuries

UPDATED: Monday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m., With photos, additional details provided by Hemet News Originally Published: Monday, Aug. 16, 9:03 a.m. SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Authorities say a local man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was attacked in broad daylight outside a San Jacinto apartment complex yesterday afternoon, Sunday, Aug 15. The attack, which remains under investigation and has not […]

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Hemet man ID’d after fatal head-on crash on Winchester Road

MURRIETA, Calif., — Although no details have been released as to how a fatal, head-on traffic collision occurred in Murrieta yesterday afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 12, officials today identified the driver who was killed in the accident. The deadly collision, which forced the hours-long closure of Winchester Road, happened just south of Briggs Road, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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