One dead, two injured in Home Gardens crash

HOME GARDENS –One person was killed and two others were injured after a car crashed into a tree late Friday evening, Aug. 23. The deadly, solo-vehicle accident happened in the 12700 block of Magnolia Ave., west of Lincoln St., in the unincorporated community of Home Gardens. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Man’s hand blown off after igniting explosive device outside Hemet […]

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Five Norco businesses evacuated due to “foul odor”

NORCO — Reports of a foul odor emanating from an overheated asphalt tank caused the evacuation of at least seventy-five people from five Norco businesses earlier yesterday, Wednesday, Aug. 21. Although officials determined the “strong but unharmful” odor did not pose an immediate danger to those in the area, fire officials and Air Quality Management District officials warned that any […]

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Helping trapped big-rig driver, good Samaritan’s car stolen

CORONA — Commuters and area motorists traveling through Corona yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, July 2, found the 15 and 91 freeways heavily congested after a tractor-trailer combo transporting dirt and sand overturned while transitioning from the southbound 15 to the eastbound 91. The accident caused a SigAlert and blocked several lanes of the eastbound 91, as well as the southbound 15 […]

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Corona teen killed, another injured, after SR-91 crash into parked big-rig

UPDATED: May 7, 10:45 a.m., With coroner’s release of information. CORONA –Officials have identified a 17-year-old Corona resident who died after an SUV he was a passenger in plowed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer big-rig while traveling on the 91 Freeway, just west of Green River Rd. The 18-year-old driver of the involved SUV was hospitalized with serious […]

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Three hospitalized, one critical, after Eastvale crash

EASTVALE — Three people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on traffic collision in Eastvale yesterday morning, Saturday, May 4. The major-injury crash happened in the area of River Road and Baron Dr., on the bridge between Eastvale and Norco at the south end of Archibald Ave. The collision left one of the three victims with “life-threatening injuries,” City of Eastvale […]

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CFD firefighters go above and beyond during medical aid call

CORONA — City of Corona firefighters who responded to reports of a man who collapsed while mowing and caring for his yard went above and beyond the call of duty in a very small but special way, Monday afternoon, April 22. Fire officials later shared a social media post with a photo from the scene of the emergency call that […]

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UPDATE: FAA confirms rare WWII-era “flying wing” crashed into CRC prison in Norco, pilot killed

UPDATED: Monday, April 22, 3:20 p.m., With confirmation of plane involved, witness accounts, and other details UPDATED: Monday, April 22, 4:11 p.m., With confirmation of pilot’s death See Original Story and updates below NORCO — As officials are beginning to investigate today’s crash of a plane into the prison grounds of Norco’s California Rehabilitation Center, FAA officials have confirmed the […]

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Corona woman accused of embezzling $34K from victim, 85

CORONA — Authorities today announced the arrest of a Corona woman who stands accused of embezzling nearly $35,000 from an 85-year-old victim. Today’s arrest was the culmination of a months-long investigation, according to sheriff’s officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Propane tank driver loses consciousness after Hemet bee swarm attack Search warrant leads to man charged in Good Hope murder Student […]

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Student reports attempted kidnapping near Corona

HOME GARDENS — Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a student as she walked home from school Friday afternoon, April 12. The incident happened near the City of Corona, in an unincorporated area known as Home Gardens, according to officials. Friday’s incident was similar to another attempted kidnapping that happened in the same area last […]

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