Officials investigating suspected arson blaze at Beaumont home

BEAUMONT — Arson investigators are looking into a “suspicious” residential structure fire that erupted at a Beaumont home Friday morning, April 12. The blaze, which destroyed the home, happened in the 35000 block of Stockton St., in the Fairway Canyon area. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Three seriously injured after Nuevo head-on wreck Officials investigating Mead Valley murder Valle Vista home […]

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Overturned big-rig near Desert Center causes I-10 nightmare

DESERT CENTER — Authorities remain at the scene of a wreck involving an overturned tractor-trailer big-rig that forced a SigAlert and is continuing to cause delays of several hours on the eastbound I-10. The rollover crash, which may have involved a second vehicle, happened near Red Cloud Mine Rd/Exit 182, this morning, Saturday, March 23, according to a CHP incident […]

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Shelter owner injured saving dogs during Beaumont blaze

BEAUMONT — A family of three was displaced and one person was injured after a residential structure fire at a popular Beaumont animal shelter early Sunday evening, March 17. One dog was killed by the massive blaze, which erupted at Beaumont Boarding and Day Care in the 700 block of 4th St.  The enormous fire, which could be seen for […]

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Overturned into deep ravine, SR-60 big-rig wreck causes major delays

BEAUMONT — A tractor-trailer combo that left the roadway and overturned near the Badlands caused major traffic delays for morning commuters and other motorists Tuesday morning, Mar. 5. It was not immediately known if the big-rig driver or his passenger was injured in the solo-vehicle accident, which caused the 60 Freeway to be partially closed for several hours, according to […]

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Medical crisis may have led to fatal Banning big-rig wreck

BANNING — The driver of a tractor-trailer semi-truck who crashed into a passenger vehicle in Banning Tuesday, Feb. 26, was later pronounced deceased and may have suffered a medical crisis just prior to the wreck, CHP officials reported today. The crash and subsequent investigation and cleanup caused significant delays for eastbound commuters heading through the Pass area. Two other people, […]

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3rd arrest in 3 months, SJ man nabbed again after drunken gun scare

BEAUMONT — An allegedly intoxicated man causing a disturbance and seen waving what was believed to be a handgun was arrested after causing a scare outside a Beaumont business yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, Feb 13. The incident, which sent area shoppers scrambling for safety, happened in the 1600 block of E. 6th St., near N. Highland Springs Ave., according to Beaumont […]

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Hwy 243 closed after portions of road swept away

BANNING — A large portion of Hwy 243 between Banning and Mountain Center has been closed indefinitely after sections of the two-lane mountain roadway were swept away earlier today, according to a CHP incident log for the San Gorgonio Pass area. The road closures are due to ongoing heavy rains and flooding that continue to pound the Riverside County area […]

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Man dead after Banning officer-involved shooting

BANNING — A man involved in a disturbance outside a Banning home was fatally shot by officers late Thursday evening, Feb. 7. The deadly shooting happened in the 1500 block of N. Blanchard St. Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit was later requested to the scene to investigate the incident and shooting. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Quadruple murder “worst mass-killing” in […]

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Pinned under car that hit him, tow truck driver hospitalized

UPDATED: Friday, Jan 18, 2:50 p.m., With additional details. BEAUMONT — A tow truck driver who was left pinned underneath a vehicle after he was struck Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, was eventually pulled from under the vehicle, fire officials have reported. The crash happened on Beaumont Ave., south of California Ave., in Beaumont. The tow truck driver, believed to have […]

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Run over, pinned by own car at restaurant, woman later dies

BEAUMONT — A woman has died from injuries she sustained when she was struck by her own vehicle at a Beaumont restaurant drive-through Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8. The bizarre and deadly accident happened at the 2nd Street Marketplace on the 1400 block of the E. 2nd Street. Officials investigating the incident later determined that when the victim exited her vehicle, […]

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