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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Motorcyclist “lucky to be alive” after Hwy 74 wreck near Bee Cyn: CHP

VALLE VISTA — A motorcyclist witnesses say was speeding and riding recklessly was hospitalized Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6, after losing control of his motorcycle on a curve on Highway 74 east of Valle Vista. The accident happened along a two-lane section of the rural mountain highway, heading away from Hemet toward Idyllwild. A CHP officer later said from the scene […]

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UPDATED: Pine Cove man, 81, ID’d after fatal Idyllwild crash

UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., With additional details from CHP. UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. With photos and video from scene. See original story below. IDYLLWILD — Officials have identified an elderly man who died yesterday afternoon when his vehicle plowed into a tree at the intersection of Highway 243 and Foster Lake Rd. in Idyllwild. Riverside County […]

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Teen suffers “partial amputation,” airlifted from Camp Ronald McDonald for cancer victims

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A teen suffered a partial amputation in an accident involving a log splitter at Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times in Mountain Center, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22. The campground, which provides cost-free, medically supervised programs to children with cancer and their family members, is east of Hwy. 74 – between Hurkey Creek Park and Apple Canyon Campground […]

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Spunky sheriff’s K-9 successfully sniffs out missing senior in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD — A very special Riverside County Sheriff’s K-9 is being hailed a hero after locating a “critical missing” 80-year-old man who had become lost Thursday, Sept. 13, after wandering away from an Idyllwild campground. Already missing for seven hours by the time Deputy George Scott and his faithful, four-legged partner K-9 “Copper” were called in to assist, the dynamic […]

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Man arrested after Idyllwild stabbing, victim in ICU after surgery

IDYLLWILD — Following a three day search, authorities located and apprehended an Oceanside man last night, alleged to have stabbed an Idyllwild victim multiple times. The violent incident happened Tuesday, Aug. 21, on the 26000 block of State Highway 243, in an unincorporated area south of Idyllwild. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Two men fatally shot at MV’s Sunnymead Park RIVERSIDE: […]

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Suspected arsonist arrested as firefighters continue battling 5,000 ac. Cranston Fire

UPDATE: Thursday, July 26, 5 p.m. With 50 photos and videos A man suspected of setting a series of wildfires in southwest Riverside County and Federal areas along State Highway 74 in the San Bernardino National Forest was arrested Wednesday afternoon, July 25, according to police and fire officials. One of the blazes the arsonist is suspected of setting is […]

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PINE COVE: Market employee accused of embezzling $100K, arrested

PINE COVE –A man who officials allege embezzled as much as $100,000 from a small market and gas station was arrested after an investigation revealed the alleged suspect regularly used the business’ cash register and ATM to funnel money from the market and into his own pockets. The embezzlement, which officials say took place over an eight-month period, happened at […]

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Hemet man, 28, ejected and crushed by vehicle, ID’d – intoxication ruled out for SJ driver

(Writer/Editor’s note: Although RCNS obtained both photos and video of this fatal accident, for the sake of the family, none were included due to their graphic nature.)   HEMET — Officials have identified a 28-year-old Hemet resident who died after he was ejected from a vehicle last Wednesday evening, May 9. After being ejected the victim was crushed by the […]

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BANNING: Seriously injured motorist airlifted after solo-vehicle rollover accident

BANNING — One person was air-lifted and hospitalized with major injuries after a single vehicle rollover accident yesterday afternoon, according to CHP and Cal Fire officials. The accident happened on Highway 243, just north of Mt. Edna Road, in an unincorporated area about six miles south of I-10 and Banning and about 19 miles north of Idyllwild. California Highway Patrol, […]

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