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Riverside police hope a series of raids and arrests on the city’s Eastside end the recent deadly violence in the region.  Police have led raids this week on 22 locations and made roughly 20 arrests.  The action was taken after four separate murders took place in the area in recent weeks and months.  Police believe many if not all of the murders were gang-related killings.

Health officials are confirming one person has died from flu-related issues in Riverside County.  Officials say a 30-year-old Coachella Valley man tested positive for the H1N1 strain and died this week.  Health officials are reminding folks to take precautions such as getting a flu shot, and avoiding contact with people who are sick.

September’s gridlock at the George Washington Bridge is engulfing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in scandal.  Six Bergen County commuters have filed a lawsuit against him.  Also, the state assembly plans to post online more than 900 pages of documents related to the case today.  The lane blockages were reportedly an act of political retaliation against a mayor who did not support Christie’s re-election bid.

Something new will hit the U.S. roadways next year.  Elio Motors is revving up an ultra-high fuel economy car for a price tag of 68-hundred dollars.  It’s a sleek looking model that has only three wheels. They hope to have the first models available in early 2015.

Former National Football League players are expected to appear at a Super Bowl party for charity in Riverside.  The fundraiser is put on by ex-player Kermit Alexander who took the field for the 49ers and Rams in the 60s and 70s.  Organizers say about 20 players will be on hand for the event that features a tailgate party, a jumbo outdoor TV, plus information on fitness and concussions.  The February 2nd event at the Orange Terrace Community Park will benefit the Prevent Child Abuse Riverside charity.

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January 10, 2014 at 5:08 am | News | No comment