Riverside behavioral aide arrested for furnishing fentanyl to special needs students, one of which OD’d last week

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say the investigation into a special needs student who overdosed on fentanyl last week but survived led to the arrest of a now-former employee at the Riverside private school the student was attending Tuesday, May 17. The suspect’s husband was also arrested on related charges after a search of the couple’s on-campus cottage where the couple […]

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CHP motor officer run down by intoxicated Riverside woman who fled scene – Driver later arrested

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a woman who fled the scene after hitting a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer in Riverside was later arrested after witnesses helped officials track the alleged drunk driver down early yesterday morning, Monday, May 9. In addition to the hit and run causing injury allegation the woman was found to be driving while intoxicated and […]

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Investigation underway after female inmate found dead inside Riverside County jail cell

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a female inmate being housed at a Riverside County jail facility has died after being found unresponsive in her cell Thursday evening, April 28. Officials this morning said that although foul play is not suspected in the woman’s death, her actual cause of death has not been determined, pending a post-mortem. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES:  More […]

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Local motorcyclist who ran red light ID’d after deadly Riverside collision

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a woman riding a motorcycle was killed after running a red light and colliding with a passenger vehicle at the intersection of La Sierra and Cochran avenues in Riverside Monday evening, April 25. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Local motorcyclist, 30, ID’d after deadly Murrieta crash Photographer airlifted with severe head trauma after mishap at La […]

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Riverside transient arrested for attempted murder after igniting fire that severely burned sleeping victim

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a transient has been arrested in connection with an intentionally set arson fire at a homeless encampment that left a sleeping victim with significant burns to his lower extremities early Thursday morning, April 15. Captured several days after the fire, 42-year-old Joseph Wayne Breyer, remains in custody on multiple felony charges with his bail set […]

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Pedestrian critically injured after struck by vehicle in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by a pickup truck in Riverside Thursday evening, April 21. The driver and passenger of the vehicle that struck the man were uninjured in the accident, which happened in the area of Blaine Street and Iowa Avenue, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: 2021 Miss Young […]

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Alvord Unified School District touts multi-phase energy program expected to save nearly $32 million 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — In a move toward greater environmental sustainability, fiscal resiliency and responsibility, and improving indoor air quality for their students, Alvord Unified School District (AUSD) is on its way to becoming the only California school district of its size with an entirely up-to-date heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system districtwide. AUSD encompasses the western portion of […]

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Scooter rider, 48, ID’d after deadly Riverside collision

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a local man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a motorized scooter in Riverside¬†Monday, April 18. The deadly collision happened at the intersection of Tyler Street and Wells Avenue, according to officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: 2021 Miss Young Philippines USA candidate killed after crashing into Murrieta light pole Kidnapped […]

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Local trio arrested in fatal Riverside shooting investigation

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say three men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in an early morning shooting that killed a man in the Arlanza neighborhood of Riverside last month. Officials had previously identified 25-year-old Eric Flores of Riverside as the victim killed in the shooting, which occurred in the 10000 block of Gould Street. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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Riverside transient who fatally pushed woman in front of oncoming train arrested

RIVERSIDE, Calif., — Authorities say a Riverside man was arrested after pushing a woman in front of an oncoming train, killing her Monday morning, April 11. The alleged suspect, 41-year-old Kevin Errol Lewis, was booked on charges of first-degree murder and domestic violence, as well as several outstanding warrants for theft and narcotics-related violations. Although officials have described both Lewis […]

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