Called a “Bad House Burglar”, convicted felon nabbed after brazen daytime burglary in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD, Calif., — Already on parole for similar crimes, a felon who allegedly burglarized an Idyllwild home was apprehended while fleeing the scene, when he came down Highway 74 and entered the Valle Vista area early Wednesday evening, Jan. 12. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: More details released after woman fatally struck crossing Hwy 74 in Menifee UPDATE: Two men […]

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UPDATE: Found dead in Mountain Center with “unexplained injuries”, local woman, 46, ID’d

UPDATED: Monday, Dec. 27, 8:22 a.m. See Original Story below. MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif., — Officials have released the name of a woman whose lifeless body was discovered on a large property in the Mounter Center area early Thursday evening, Dec. 23. Although officials initially suspected the woman’s death was the result of a fatal traffic collision, their investigation quickly led […]

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Citing recent complaints, CHP cracks down on slow-speed drivers in mountain communities

SAN GORGONIO PASS, Calif. — Saying, “We heard you, mountain communities,” California Highway Patrol officers have begun cracking down on slow-speed drivers throughout the Riverside County mountain areas of Idyllwild, Pine-Cove, and Mountain Center, as well as the Anza valley. The primary areas where the slow-speed enforcement has been happening is along state routes 74, 243 and 371. The recent […]

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Idyllwild man arrested in child pornography investigation

IDYLLWILD, Calif. — Authorities say a child pornography investigation led to the arrest of an Idyllwild man Thursday morning, April 8. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Additional details released after fatal I-10 deputy-involved shooting San Jacinto pursuit ends with Beaumont I-10 crash Two dead after Riverside barricaded standoff Idyllwild motorcyclist, former HHS wrestling coach, ID’d after deadly Moreno Valley crash UPDATE: […]

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Idyllwild motorcyclist, former HHS wrestling coach, ID’d after deadly Moreno Valley crash

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed after a collision involving a passenger van in an unincorporated area of Moreno Valley north of San Jacinto Saturday morning, April 3. Although very few details have been reported, the deadly crash happened at the intersection of Gilman Springs Road and Bridge Street, according to a Cal Fire-Riverside social media release. […]

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Boy, 7, fatally run over in sledding accident near Idyllwild

PINE COVE, Calif. — Authorities say a Beaumont family visiting friends in Pine Cove led to a fatal sledding accident that ended in the tragic death of a 7-year-old boy Sunday afternoon, March 14. The victim was critically injured when his sled rocketed from a snow and ice-slicked driveway into the street, where he was run over by a passing […]

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Months-long search for missing Hemet woman, 73, ends in tragedy

MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — Authorities today announced that the seven-month search for a missing Hemet woman tragically ended with the discovery of what was believed to be her remains in the Mountain Center area near Idyllwild earlier this month. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since confirmed that the discovered remains were that of 73-year-old, Rosario Garcia, who was reported missing […]

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Idyllwild man charged in shooting death of his father

IDYLLWILD, Calif. — Authorities say a man was arrested this morning after he fatally shot his father in the quiet mountain community of Idyllwild last night, Wednesday, Feb. 10. The deadly shooting happened at a private residence in the 53000 block of Country Club Drive, northwest of Highway 243 and Marian View Drive. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Corona man who […]

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HUSD outlines ways it is ensuring Wi-Fi and Internet access for online learning

HEMET, Calif. — With the Covid-19 pandemic and public health crisis heading into its six month and school-aged children beginning a whole new way of online learning, schools across the nation have been scrambling to find new and innovative ways to provide quality, Internet-based educational access to their students. As schools slowly continue to re-open with never before addressed restrictions […]

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One killed, two airlifted after motorcycles crash on Hwy 74

UPDATED: Sunday, Aug. 9, 4 p.m., With additional details provided by CHP. See Original Story below. MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — CHP has reported that both lanes of travel were re-opened around 3:45 p.m., and say their accident investigation is active and ongoing. Original Story UPDATED: Sunday, Aug. 9, 3:45 p.m., With additional details. MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. — One person was […]

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