Murrieta bicyclist, 82, fatally struck by car in Temecula

TEMECULA, Calif. — Authorities have identified a bicyclist who was killed when he was struck by a car Saturday morning, Oct. 3. The fatal accident happened near the Margarita Community Park and Temecula Elementary School on Margarita Rd., between Moraga and Stonewood roads. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: BREAKING: Pursuit, rolling shots fired, crash, shock SJ valley residents UPDATE: Drunk parolee […]

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UPDATE: One dead after Murrieta pursuit-related crash that seriously injured officer

UPDATED: Friday, Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m., See Original Story below. MURRIETA, Calif. — One of two people inside a car that led Murrieta police officers on a high-speed pursuit that ended in a spectacular rollover crash involving three vehicles has passed away, coroner officials announced today. The person who passed away was a passenger in the pursued vehicle, Murrieta Police […]

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Murrieta children’s author highlights “local remarkable women”

MURRIETA, Calif. — Having already released two books in her “Remarkable Reese” series, Murrieta resident, Lisa Wellcome – a preschool teacher and aspiring author of children’s books – is preparing to launch the third book in her series, titled, “Remarkable Reese: I Want to be a Firefighter!” In her Remarkable Reese children’s books, the main character, Reese – who was […]

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Car ripped in half in Temecula I-15 crash

TEMECULA, Calif. — An early morning two-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 15 near Rancho California Rd. in Temecula involved ten people, three of whom were hospitalized Saturday morning, Sept. 5. One witness to the collision and subsequent rescue and cleanup efforts later described the “incredible” accident, saying it was “impossible” that anyone made it out of the wreck alive. LEADING THE […]

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Temecula seeks applicants for 14 open public positions

TEMECULA, Calif. — The City of Temecula invites interested residents to apply for one position on the Community Services Commission, three positions on the Old Town Local Review Board, one position on the Planning Commission, two positions on the Public/Traffic Safety Commission and seven positions on the Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission. LEADING THE RCNS/SCNS STATE HEADLINES: Riverside DUI […]

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Barricaded subject leads to hours-long Murrieta standoff

MURRIETA, Calif. — A confrontational man who officials say was armed with a pair of scissors was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff in Murrieta Monday afternoon Aug. 31. The man reportedly made a threatening gesture toward officers with the scissors before barricading himself inside a van in a parking lot. It was not immediately known if the man […]

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Woman, 53, killed in Temecula crash

TEMECULA, Calif. — Authorities say a Temecula woman was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on traffic collision Tuesday evening, Aug. 25. The deadly accident happened near the intersection of Pauba Rd and Via Cerda, between Margarita Rd. and Linfield Way. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Naked transient enters home, sexually assaults mother & disabled daughter UPDATED: Hemet transient killed by hit and run […]

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Transient to be charged in theft of Romoland horses valued at $140,000

ROMOLAND, Calif. — Authorities yesterday announced the safe recovery of four horses that had been stolen last month from the unincorporated community of Romoland, east of Perris. The horses, described as one Andalusian/Saddlebred and three Friesian Sport horses, were recovered at a Murrieta ranch and have since been reunited with their owner, according to officials; who said the horses were valued […]

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Temecula carjacking suspect arrested trying to re-enter US from Mexico

TEMECULA, Calif. — An Iowa man who allegedly carjacked the vehicle of a good Samaritan who tried to help him after a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated Temecula Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1 was arrested the next day while trying to re-enter the United States after having fled to Tijuana, according to officials. The crash that led to the carjacking happened near […]

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Inmate dies after surgery – Death investigation ongoing

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who died after suffering life-threatening complications after undergoing surgery Friday morning, July 31. Officials have not specified the nature of the surgery or complications that led to the inmate’s death and say their investigation is continuing. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Sexual assaults along Temecula hiking and biking trail lead […]

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