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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Wanted felon arrested after PS pursuit ends in Banning

PALM SPRINGS — A wanted felon in a stolen car who led officials from multiple law enforcement agencies on a dangerous pursuit from Palm Springs to Banning Friday morning, Jan. 25, was apprehended after fleeing on foot from the vehicle. The vehicle chase, which began in Palm Springs, ended in a Banning fast food parking lot when the suspect ran […]

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UPDATE: Banning father arrested after toddler’s “torture” related death

UPDATED: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 3:30 p.m. See original story below. BANNING — As Banning PD’s investigation continues into yesterday’s murder of a two-year-old girl, who authorities say died at the hands of her father, officials released the name of the man believed to have caused the victim’s injuries and tragic death. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Man dead, woman critically injured, […]

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Teen hospitalized after large Banning apartment complex brawl, shooting

BANNING — Officials are searching for a gunman after a teen was shot during what witnesses described as an “out of control brawl” at a Banning apartment complex early Wednesday evening, Oct 24. The fight and shooting that left a 16-year-old with a non-fatal gunshot wound happened at the Peppertree Apartments, between E. Nicolet and E. Williams streets, and west […]

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Man suffers critical injuries after hit by Banning train

BANNING — Officials are investigating after a man was struck by a train in Banning this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 10. According to witnesses, one man was detained and questioned at the scene of the major-injury accident, which happened on the tracks near San Gorgonio Ave. That person was later released. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATED: CHP reporting major injuries after […]

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UPDATED: Officials arrest man who escaped during hours-long barricaded standoff in Banning

UPDATE: Thursday, Aug. 2, 12:30 p.m. See original story below. BANNING — Authorities yesterday announced the arrest of a man they say escaped from a Banning home during a barricaded standoff that last nearly 12 hours over the weekend. He was apprehended Tuesday afternoon, July 31, by members of the Riverside County’s Gang Impact Team. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Temecula […]

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BANNING: Firearm-wielding man shot by officer after vehicle pursuit

BANNING — A man who officials say was armed with a firearm is recovering after he was shot by an officer at the end of a vehicle pursuit, Thursday, June 28. The shooting happened at Old Idyllwild Rd. and San Gorgonio Ave. in Banning. The alleged suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive, and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit […]

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UPDATE: Brothers arrested after multiple victims shot and stabbed during marijuana dispensary robbery

UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2 a.m. BANNING — Authorities from three law enforcement agencies in two counties worked together to apprehend two Beaumont brothers who officials allege shot and stabbed multiple victims while robbing a marijuana dispensary. The incident happened Saturday, June 23, at Go Green Calming Solutions on the 6000 block of West Ramsey Street. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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BANNING: Fullerton woman accused of defrauding 90-year-old victim of $40,000

BANNING — A Fullerton woman officials allege stole more than $40,000 from an elderly victim in Banning was arrested last Wednesday following an investigation covering two counties. According to Banning PD, the financial abuse dated as far back as September, 2017. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: NUEVO: Drunk and speeding in stolen truck, Nuevo man plows head-on into family, kills MV […]

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