Officials investigating in-custody death of popular Wildomar rapper, musician

BANNING — Sheriff’s and coroner’s officials are investigating the in-custody death of a well-known rapper and musician who was being held at Cois Byrd Detention Center early Monday morning, Nov. 11. The person who died, 43-year-old, Jamarr Antonio Stamps, of Wildomar – who was also known as “Bad Azz” – was being held on a domestic violence-related charge, according to […]

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Officials investigating Banning in-custody death

BANNING — Three days after being transported to an area hospital for treatment of a “preexisting medical issue”, an inmate from Banning’s Larry Smith Correctional Facility succumbed to his condition and passed away last night, Wednesday, Oct. 23. According to officials now investigating the inmate’s in-custody death, no foul play is suspected in the man’s passing. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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Bee swarm attacks hospitalize six – Two victims suffer 70 to 100 stings each

Two people were hospitalized after a Banning bee swarm attack, including one who suffered over 100 stings Saturday, Sept. 28, Cal Fire officials have reported. The attack happened on the 700 block of E. Indian School Ln. Saturday’s attack followed another similar swarm attack in Hesperia on Thursday, Sept. 26, that hospitalized four victims. Those injured in that attack, which […]

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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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