Stabbed man walks into Hemet fire station, HPD investigating

HEMET –Authorities are investigating a stabbing that was reported earlier today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, after a man walked up to a Hemet fire station with a stab wound. Firefighter/paramedics immediately began treating the victim and contacted Hemet PD, who responded to the station and began investigating the incident. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Man who murdered woman in front of officer […]

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Community reporter tracks down man wanted for questioning after suspicious Hemet fire

HEMET — A local community reporter and photo journalist known for responding to San Jacinto valley law enforcement and fire incidents was instrumental in tracking down and locating a man wanted for questioning after a suspicious fire behind a Hemet business yesterday morning, Wednesday, Jan. 9. Although the man was detained and then arrested, it was not immediately known if […]

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UPDATE: Murder-suicide confirmed in Hemet fire that killed 2

UPDATED: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 a.m. See original story, 25 photos, and 4 videos below. HEMET — A suspicious residential blaze that left two women dead has been confirmed by fire and police officials to have been a murder-suicide. The pair was reportedly related as aunt and niece, ages 79 and 54, with one of the two acting as caretaker […]

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Christmas eve kitchen fire displaces two

VALLE VISTA — A Valle Vista resident was hospitalized with minor injuries after a kitchen fire broke out at a home east of Hemet, Christmas eve, Dec. 24. Monday night’s fire happened in the area of Chicago and Olive avenues and displaced two adults and a dog. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars in fierce gun […]

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Deadly blaze at JV dog kennel claims 1 victim, 4 dogs

JURUPA VALLEY — One person and four dogs died in a blaze that erupted at Country Place Kennel in Jurupa Valley Saturday evening, Dec. 22. The deadly fire, which completely destroyed the home, happened in the 10000 block of 54th St., between Serendipity Rd. and Steve Ave. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Retired Marine engages Temecula home burglars in fierce gun […]

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Firefighter injured, cat revived, after Murrieta house fire

MURRIETA — A fire at a home on Murrieta’s east end led to the dramatic rescue and revival of a cat found unresponsive in the charred rubble of the heavily damaged residence last night, Friday, Dec. 20. The destructive blaze erupted at a home in the 29000 block of Eagle Dr., near Winchester and Hunter roads. A firefighter reportedly sustained […]

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Despite citizen’s efforts, one confirmed killed in Hemet blaze

HEMET — Officials have confirmed at least one person died in an early morning residential blaze in Hemet Friday, Dec. 14. Area residents who woke to the fire reportedly tried to enter the burning home to save an elderly woman and dog trapped inside the blaze, but were forced back by intense heat and flames. This morning’s deadly fire, which […]

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Paraglider rescued in San Jacinto after suffering “hard landing”

SAN JACINTO — A paraglider is recovering after suffering a “hard landing” in San Jacinto yesterday morning, Nov. 22. The accident, which caused the victim moderate injuries according to Cal Fire, happened at Soboba Paragliding on┬áthe 250 block of Soboba Rd. in San Jacinto. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Officials search for rifle-wielding pair after Hemet robbery Ejected from SUV, teen […]

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Area residents help BFPD extinguish Burney vegetation fire

BURNEY — Citizens and firefighters worked together this afternoon to quickly extinguish a vegetation fire that broke out in a field behind a Burney home. The small blaze was reported on the 37000 block of Park Ave., between Bartel St. and Long Leaf Ln. LEADING THE BURNEY AREA HEADLINES: Found lost, confused, and laying along side of road, elderly man […]

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UPDATE: Blaze that destroyed Burney home started by transient: BFPD Chief

UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. See original story and photos below. BURNEY — New details are coming to light after an unoccupied Burney home was destroyed by an early morning blaze yesterday, Monday, Oct. 29. In response to an SCNS request for information and details about the fire, Burney Fire Protection District Chief Monte B Keady explained that despite […]

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