Two hospitalized after Hwy 74 crash near Pinyon Pines

PINYON PINES — Two drivers were hospitalized after a head-on crash along Highway 74 yesterday afternoon, Saturday, July 21. The two-vehicle crash, which happened near mile marker 86.28, between Palm Desert and Mountain Center, temporarily closed access between the two communities, a CHP incident log and witness statements indicated. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Speed cited in fatal Jurupa Valley crash […]

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Lake Hemet shooter was fending off rock attack, “acted in self-defense”

LAKE HEMET — Officials investigating a shooting at Lake Hemet Campground say the alleged shooter acted in self-defense after a person attacked him with a rock inside the victim’s trailer, Wednesday evening, June 12. The campground is located in the San Jacinto Mountains, south of the mountain communities of Mountain Center and Idyllwild. Last night’s shooting reportedly happened in the […]

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Hiker, 52, rescued after 100′ fall near Apache Peak

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A 52-year-old, Coronado man was airlifted to an area hospital after he reportedly slipped and fell more than 100 feet down a mountain while hiking near Apache Peak Thursday morning, April 4. Apache Peak is along the Pacific Crest Trail and located east of Mountain Center. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Paraglider suffers serious injuries, airlifted after SJ […]

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UPDATE: Body of missing Idyllwild man, 62, found

UPDATED: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. See Original Story below. IDYLLWILD — Authorities today confirmed that the body of a missing Idyllwild man was located yesterday in Idyllwild. According to officials, the victim’s body was discovered just one street from where he had last been seen. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, along with assistance from other area agencies, had been searching […]

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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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Multiple mud slides force SR-74 closure

UPDATED: Thursday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m., With additional closure information. (See CHP video at bottom.) UPDATED: Thursday, Feb. 14, 9:50 a.m., With additional closure information. Multiple mud slides reported along SR-74, between the San Jacinto Valley and Mountain Center have forced the temporary closure of the two-lane, mountain road, according to a CHP incident log. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: BREAKING: […]

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4 injured, 2 air-lifted, after Hwy 74 crash near Mt. Center

MOUNTAIN CENTER — Officials are investigating a crash in Mountain Center that injured four people, including two victims who were airlifted from the scene with serious injuries, after a vehicle smashed into a tree and overturned Sunday morning, Feb. 10. The single-vehicle accident happened on the 56000 block of State Route 74, near Apple Canyon Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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UPDATE: Local man identified after deadly Hwy 74 crash

UPDATED: Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. See original story, video, and photos below. Family and friends have identified a young man who died after crashing into a tree on Hwy. 74, near Black Burn Rd., about a quarter-mile west of the Cranston Fire Station. The fatal crash that injured two others happened Friday night, Jan. 11. The victim has since […]

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UPDATE: Missing 2 weeks, elderly Idyllwild man’s body discovered

UPDATED: Monday, Dec. 10, 12 p.m. See Original Story and all previous updates below. IDYLLWILD — Officials have announced that the body of missing Idyllwild resident David Bradish, 80, was found over the weekend. Bradish, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, had been missing for two weeks, when his body was discovered Saturday, Dec. 8. According to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials, Bradish’s […]

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UPDATE: Details sparse after Idyllwild wreck that killed girl, 15 – victim ID’d

UPDATED: Monday, Nov. 5, 11:30 p.m., With Additional details, victim’s ID IDYLLWILD — Details are still emerging after a 15-year-old girl from Mountain Center died in Idyllwid yesterday afternoon, Sunday, Nov. 4. The fatal collision happened on Hwy. 243 at Saunders Meadow, and temporarily closed parts of the winding, two-lane, mountain road, also known as the Banning-Idyllwild Panoramic Highway. Riverside County […]

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