BANNING: Officials investigating after in-custody death

BANNING — Sheriff’s officials announced the death of 55-year-old man, who was in custody at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning Friday, June 16. The jail, located at 1627 Hargrave St in Banning and several others throughout the county have been the site of several other recent, high-profile incidents.  Just two days before this incident Riverside County Jail in Indio had […]

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BANNING: Two hospitalized after plane crashes alongside I-10

BANNING — A plane that crashed in Banning sent both occupants from the plane to the hospital, June 2. The plane went down near John and Hargrave Streets in Banning, alongside Interstate 10, according to fire officials. According to witnesses, the plane’s wing appeared to have clipped several trees as the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing. The wrecked plane came […]

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UPDATED: BEAUMONT: Lamb Canyon blaze now 120 acres, 50% contained

If page fails to load properly, or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   UPDATE: Thursday, May 25, 6:45 p.m. BEAUMONT — At 6:39 p.m., Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Public Information Specialist Tawny Cabral updated that the “Lamb” fire has now spread to 120 acres and is 50 percent contained. “Full […]

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UPDATED: BANNING: More details emerge after plane ends up on its nose after “hard landing” at local airport

UPDATE: April 26, 4:45 p.m. BANNING – Banning police and Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating after a plane suffered a “hard landing” at Banning Municipal Airport Monday, April 24. The crash happened about 1:40 p.m. The pilot and sole occupant of the single-engine, 1981 Cessna 210 aircraft at the time of the crash was not seriously injured, according to Federal Aviation […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Vehicle plummets over side of Lamb Canyon, victim suffers minor injuries

MORENO VALLEY – One person escaped with only minor injuries when their car went over an embankment, flipped over and smashed into a tree Friday, April 14. The early-morning accident happened in the area of Beaumont Avenue and Lamb Canyon Road in an unincorporated area of Moreno Valley, between the cities of Beaumont and San Jacinto. Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire […]

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UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Four arrested, charged with kidnapping, murder of 21-year-old

BEAUMONT – Police officials announced the arrest of four people who were allegedly involved in the March 4 murder of 21-year-old Banning resident, Jasmine Zuniga. Officers arrested the four suspects Thursday, March 23, while serving homicide-related search warrants in the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa and Yucaipa. SEE RELATED: 21-year-old woman fatally shot while sitting inside vehicle ID’d Zuniga was fatally […]

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UPDATED: CHERRY VALLEY: Two confirmed dead following standoff with barricaded subject

UPDATE: March 26, 9 p.m. With additional information from sheriff’s department.   CHERRY VALLEY – Sheriff’s officials provided more information about Saturday’s deadly barricaded standoff that ended with two people dead, March 25. Authorities are calling the incident a murder-suicide. The victim was later identified as Jose Leon, 46, of Cherry Valley. The suspect was identified as John Malicek, 67, of […]

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BEAUMONT: Two officers injured during brawl with Walmart shoplifting suspect

BEAUMONT – Two City of Beaumont police officers were injured during a lengthy scuffle with a shoplifting suspect Wednesday, March 15. The violent encounter happened at Wal-Mart, in the 2nd Street Marketplace at 1540 E. 2nd Street in Beaumont. Both injured officers sustained minor injuries during the parking lot brawl and two women were arrested after the incident, according to […]

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UPDATED: BEAUMONT: 21-year-old woman fatally shot while sitting inside vehicle ID’d

UPDATE: March 19, 9 p.m. (See original story below.) UPDATE: March 19, 4 p.m. SEE RELATED UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Four arrested, charged with kidnapping, murder of 21-year-old BEAUMONT – Riverside County coroner officials have identified a woman who was shot and killed while sitting inside a car Saturday, March 4. The victim was identified as Jasmine Zuniga, 21, of Banning. She was shot while […]

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BANNING: One killed, 3 displaced by residential blaze

BANNING – A person died in a residential house fire that also displaced three adults Thursday, Jan. 26. The fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of E. Ramsey Street between Hargrave and Martin Streets in Banning. Officials have not yet identified the victim killed in the fire, pending notification of the person’s family. Firefighters from Cal Fire/Riverside […]

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