The man accused of starting the deadly 2003 Old Fire has been convicted of murder and arson. 30 year old Rickie Lee Fowler was found guilty of five counts of first degree murder and two counts of arsons and could now face the death penalty. The Old Fire burned 91,000 acres in San Bernardino County, destroyed a thousand homes and caused the heart attack deaths of at least five people.The penalty pahse of his trial begins next week.
Firefighters are getting a handle on the Inland Empire’s biggest brush fire of the year. The Buck fire south of Hemet has burned nearly 2700 acres, destroyed at least one home and is 40 percent contained. Full containment is expected by Saturday morning.
A big thank you to KOLA listeners as the KOLA Cares for Kids radiothon, which wrapped up last night, raised more than $75,000 for the Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital.
A recall is in effect for nearly 50-thousand pounds of Johnsonville Sausage. The Wisconsin-based company says some packages of turkey sausage with cheddar cheese could contain pieces of a glove. The product was sold at Target stores in the IE.
Elton John’s longtime bass palyer Robert Birch has died of an apparent suicide. He had been in Elton’s band since 1992.
Anderson Cooper has reportedly called off his engagement to Ben Maisani. The CNN host took the action after pictures of his long-term boyfriend kissing another man appeared online.
August 16, 2012 at 5:15 am | David Wylie | No comment