Huge police response after reports of shots fired & victims possibly down in Banning hills

BANNING — Reports of a possible active shooter with potential victims down in the rugged Banning hills, west of Hwy 243 and south of Interstate 10, led to a massive police and medical response, yesterday afternoon, Sunday, Aug 11. Although the victims have alleged that a person began firing upon their group of seven people as they rode through the […]

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Two hospitalized after vehicle overturns off I-10 in Banning

BANNING — A man and woman headed to a Banning middle school to pick up their daughter were hospitalized after their vehicle hit the center divider, spun out, and overturned down a steep embankment in Banning yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, May 22. Yesterday’s crash, which resulted in one victim suffering major injuries, happened just before the 22nd St. off ramp on […]

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Heavy rain, speeding cited after fatal Banning crash

BANNING — A 33-year-old Rialto man has died after losing control of his vehicle and careening off the I-10 Freeway and into a tree in Banning early this morning, Thursday, May 23. Heavy rain and excessive speed for the conditions were determined to be contributing factors in the deadly crash, according to CHP. Although the victim was wearing his seat […]

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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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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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