A 20 year old man and two teenagers have been arrested for the Monday afternoon murder of a 16 year old Hemet boy. Eric Sargent Jr. was stabbed to death when he was attacked by a group of suspects. A public funeral for Sargent will be held tomorrow at the Hemet Church of the Nazarene.
Three people are dead and six others injured after a head-on wreck in north Redlands. The accident happened just before 9:30 yesterday morning on North Orange Street near Pioneer Avenue. Fire officials say a large van crossed a double-yellow line and collided with a smaller van, killing two men, ages 19 and 33 and a 58 year old woman.
An 84 year old Jurupa Valley woman is hospitalized after being mauled by two pit bulls while she was checking her mail box yesterday morning. The dogs were impounded and euthanized. The owner of the dogs was cited.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong admits he used performance enhancing drugs all during his career. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast last night, Armstrong said in his view it would not have been possible to win seven Tour de France races without taking performance enhancers. He told Winfrey he did not “invent the culture” but he did not try to stop the culture and he is sorry for that.
President Obama holds a 51-percent approval rating as he gets ready to be sworn-in for a second term. A newly-released “CBS News/New York Times” poll shows the President’s approval has slipped six points since December. He also enjoyed higher numbers right after taking office in 2009.
The Aurora movie theater where 12 people were killed last summer is open again. The Century Aurora held a “night of remembrance” last night, and hundreds attended. Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Governor John Hickenlooper delivered remarks at a 40-minute ceremony, which was immediately followed by a screening of “The Hobbit.”
The woman known to millions as the founder of the “Dear Abby” advice column is dead at the age of 94. Pauline Phillips died in Minneapolis yesterday after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A young Southern California woman is the victim of identity theft in the hoax involving Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o, her friends and family say. The “New York Daily News” reports that friends of Diane O’Meara say the 23-year-old woman found herself at the heart of the scandal after a photo of her was taken from her Facebook page and passed off as a shot of Te’o's tragically dead but ultimately fictitious girlfriend. O’Meara is a former classmate of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. He’s said to be the mastermind of what Te’o now calls an embarrassing scam.
January 18, 2013 at 5:41 am | Local News | No comment