Abused Turpin kids now 'betrayed' by social services system
The 13 Southern California siblings rescued three years ago from horribly abusive conditions that included being locked in their home for years, shackled to beds and starved by their parents have been failed at different points by a social services system that was supposed to help them transition to new lives, according to an investigation by ABC News. The network reported Friday that Riverside County has hired a private law firm to look into allegations the seven adult and six minor children in the Turpin family did not get basic services after they were freed from their parents' prison-like home. There also is a criminal investigation of a foster family suspected of mistreating several children, including one of the Turpins, ABC reported.news.yahoo.com
California man gets prison for fatally torturing puppy
A Southern California man who fatally tortured a Chihuahua puppy and posted a video about it online was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison. Angel Ramos-Corrales, 19, of Riverside was sentenced for a February assault during which he brutalized his 4-month-old puppy named Canelo, breaking its skull and ribs, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office. “The dog’s injuries caused it to continuously fall headfirst, and Ramos-Corrales recorded a video of the injured puppy and posted it on his Instagram account,” the statement said.news.yahoo.com
Jury awards $17M in deadly shooting by off-duty LAPD officer
A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $17 million to the parents of a mentally ill man who was shot in a Costco store by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer. The jurors in the lawsuit trial concluded that Salvador Sanchez, a seven-year LAPD veteran, was acting within the scope of his employment even though he was off duty. Sanchez was shopping at a sausage sample table in the Corona store, southeast of Los Angeles, when French struck or shoved him from behind without warning, authorities said.news.yahoo.com
Fall Favorites at Cool Moose Café | River City Live
Are you looking for a meal to get you into the fall spirit? Cool Moose Cafe is serving up fall inspired dishes right here in Riverside. With such items as carrot cake pancakes to satisfy your sweet tooth, their items are perfect for kids and adults alike. They also have healthier options that are the perfect way to start your day. Head over to Riverside now before these dishes are gone!
Reward for information in murder of Coast Guard member now over $20K
Members of the Coast Guard Investigative Service went door-to-door in the Riverside area on Saturday, handing out flyers and asking anyone if they might have information in the deadly shooting of 27-year-old old Caroline Schollaert.
GOP lawmakers hold California protest after 3 cancellations
Republican House Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene held a protest Saturday after a third venue in California canceled their event. Instead, they held a protest outside City Hall in Riverside, where one of the events was canceled. “Here’s what they need to understand,” Greene told the crowd, according to the Press-Enterprise.news.yahoo.com
Jacksonville’s best pet boarding: Bark on Park
Head to 5 Points in Riverside, which as you know is already a dog-friendly spot, and you’ll find Bark on Park, your choice for Jacksonville’s best pet boarding. Opened in September 2009, Bark does dog boarding, daycare, grooming and training. You’ll also find a boutique with a wide selection of natural foods, baked goods and some fashionable wares for your pup. “When I’m not taking care of your pooch, I’m with my husband and our three dogs. Zeus, a great dane, Greg, a chiweenie, and Jameson, a yorkie,” writes the owner, Jamee Yocum.
‘How brazen’: 2 men seen toting guns in 5 Points arrested, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police arrested two men seen brazenly carrying guns after a fight earlier this month in Riverside’s Five Points historic district, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. One of them has a mark on his face -- that’s not from officer interaction, that’s from the fight earlier,” Bruno said. “They were returning to the scene of the fight.”According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, a shotgun and rifle were located about 20 feet away from where police stopped the suspects. (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)Bruno said witnesses were able to identify the two suspects and police also found surveillance video showing “how brazen” the men were as they strolled down sidewalks in Five Points. 4/4 pic.twitter.com/lAJBwWOGUw — Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 18, 2021Janes, 18, and Williams, 27, are each charged with open carrying of firearms.
Riverside woman says she was chased by man while walking her pet
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Riverside woman said she feared for her life Monday afternoon when she realized she was being followed and was eventually chased by a man she did not know. She said she started walking faster and noticed the car also picking up the pace. According to the woman, the man ended up driving through the open area, across the sidewalk and back onto the street. The woman and her husband said it appeared the driver was wearing a baseball cap and mask over his face. They were all shocked by what happened and, like the woman involved in Monday’s incident, vowed to take extra precautions when walking their pet or going for a jog.
Wonder Woman, Goonies coming to the big screen, at the drive-in
That’s because “Wonder Woman 84” is the first showing at Sun-Ray Cinema’s new permanent drive-in theater location at 859-869 Willow Branch Avenue. Not only is Sun-Ray playing host to Wonder Woman Friday night, it’s also giving people a chance to re-visit the gang from “The Goonies”. “If you’re in a big tall vehicle, we’ve got a spot for you,” David-Massett said. “If you’ve got a short vehicle, we’ve got a spot for you.”Worry not, if you have a short vehicle, you won’t be placed behind a big vehicle. The “Wonder Woman 84” screening is Friday, January 8th, at 6:00 p.m. “The Goonies” starts at 9:00.
VIRUS TODAY: California struggles to tame COVID-19
— Health officials say they’ve found evidence in a Florida man of the latest U.S. case of the new and apparently more contagious coronavirus variant first seen in England. The cases have triggered questions about how the COVID-19 variant circulating in England arrived in the U.S., where experts say it probably already is spreading. The Grafton Police Department said the former Advocate Aurora Health pharmacist was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment, adulterating a prescription drug and criminal damage to property. GOP senators are ignoring the outgoing president’s demand to increase the $600 COVID-19 aid checks to $2,000. ___Find AP’s full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic
Ascension St. Vincent’s vaccinates frontline health care workers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hundreds of frontline health care workers at Ascension St. Vincent’s in Riverside received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Thursday morning. Roughly 500 doses of COVID-19 are being administered to healthcare workers in Ascension St. Vincent’s Hospital and the message on Thursday was one of hope. Ascension St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville is moving forward with Pfizer to vaccinate its front-line staff today. 500 healthcare workers set to get the #CovidVaccine. After getting the first dose of the shot, healthcare workers stayed for 15 minutes for observation.
6 fun things to do in Jacksonville this weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Do you need to get away from your house for the night? News4Jax has compiled a list of fun events happening this weekend in Jacksonville, most which are free. LOCATION: Blackhawk Bluff , Located at Girvin Road off of Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville’s best holiday lights: Girvin Road | #JAXBEST #OnlyInJax BEST LOCAL SPOT!🎄 If you and the family are planning on driving around to view some decorations, you’ll want to head toward Girvin Road, the JaxBest choice for best spot for local holiday lights. LOCATION: 75 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 322506) Illuminations Drive-Thru Light ShowBring the family together for this fun Jacksonville Tradition!
Woman arrested after teen shot facing gun charge
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News4Jax has obtained the arrest report for a woman who Jacksonville police took into custody after being called to a reported shooting Monday afternoon in Riverside. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the high school-aged victim was hospitalized after being shot multiple times, and he had injuries that were described as serious. The arrest report shows Aminah Jackson, 22, who was listed in the report as being homeless, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police. No charges were listed on the report in connection to the teen’s shooting. Court records show she has prior arrests for shoplifting, resisting police and trespassing.
Police: Teenager in serious condition after shooting in Riverside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A high school-aged teen was taken to a hospital for treatment after he was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Monday afternoon in Riverside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Michael Senterfitt said police were called to the intersection of Forbes Street and Willow Branch Avenue around 2:15 p.m. He said the victim was hospitalized in serious condition. The suspect, who Senterfitt said was a “young adult female,” was located not far from the scene and taken into custody. Neither the victim nor the suspect were immediately identified by the Sheriff’s Office.
Businesses raise money for LGBTQ+ community after pandemic cancels Jacksonville Pride
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The first weekend in October is usually when Jacksonville celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride. Thousands would pack Riverside and participate in the Pride Parade and a block party, raising money for the LGBTQ+ youth organizations, local businesses and more. Now, local restaurants, businesses and nightclubs are trying to raise money for the community while keeping social distancing in mind. Below are some local events and fundraising opportunities to give money to non-profit organizations to help keep them running smoothly. Hamburger Mary’s Jacksonville held events last weekend, raising money for the LGBT+ community.
Jacksonville art show focuses on many issues of our time
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Roots Art Show was held this weekend in Riverside. It was hosted by Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville. The show focused on issues such as social justice and the environment from the perspective of women. Where can we find our commonality?”One art piece on display that attracted was a painting of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the Statue of Liberty. One art piece on display that attracted was a painting of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the Statue of Liberty.
Group hoping to shift narrative for Black lives says now is the time to show up
Organizers told News4Jax they MUST keep the momentum going heading into the election as they push to get people out to vote. The group behind the effort is called The Shift, and they were out for over an hour Saturday chanting, “Black Lives Matter,” and drawing honks from passing cars. The group started earlier this year and their focus is to impact the world and shift the narrative. The president of the group acknowledged that protests and demonstrations have slowed down a bit since the start of summer. “I think the protests have kind of died down because a lot of people feel like it’s not really making a change,” Cone said.
Storms finish up the afternoon with a dry evening
Wettest part of the day soon be targeting Duval after soakers targeted other areas already. Many areas have already had rain for the day but a round of storms will push from Clay into Duval and target areas around Riverside. Rain will push across the river through 4 pm with activity through 5 pm. The bulk of the rain finishes up by early this evening with some overcast leftover clouds to help break the lower to mid 90 heat early. The wet pattern continues Sunday with numerous showers and thunderstorms with the potential for isolated severe storms Sunday afternoon.
Downpours bring deluge to parts of Jacksonvilles Westside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Severe thunderstorms brought a lot of rain to parts of Duval County on Monday night, including the Westside, which saw a deluge following the heavy rains. The photo above shows flooding along Roosevelt Boulevard at the Edgewood Avenue overpass that brought traffic to a standstill. Some of the flooding was near the intersections of College and Acosta streets. Bad flooding near College and Acosta St. Neighborhoods that saw flooding included parts of Hogans Creek, McCoys Creek, Downtown Jacksonville, Oceanway, Riverside, Normandy, Ortega and Tallyrand.
Candlelight vigil in Riverside honors victims of Beirut explosion
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A vigil was held Friday in Riverside, days after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon killed 154 people and wounded thousands. President Trump announced during a news conference that the U.S. is sending relief aid. Many who attended the vigil still have loved ones in Beirut who are piecing their lives back together. Stand with Lebanon vigil in Riverside. Its not human.The group that hosted the Friday vigil has also set up a fundraiser on Facebook where people can donate.
Community to hold Stand with Lebanon solidarity event in Riverside Friday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The community is holding a Stand with Lebanon solidarity event in Riverside on Friday. People who attend are encouraged to wear a mask and stand six feet apart. LOCATION: 1620 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4014, United StatesTIME: Friday, August 7, 7:45 PM 8:15 PMDETAILS: Lets all stand hand in hand in solidarity for our beloved Beirut. Lets light candles for the lost souls and the missing persons. Please wear a mask and stand 6-ft apart from each other.
3-year, multimillion dollar construction project is another year away from completion
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Construction crews are close to finishing operational improvements and enhancements on the interchange at Interstate 95 and Interstate 10, the Fuller Warren Bridge, and along the east side of U.S.17 north bound between McDuff Avenue and Rosselle Street. The project, which started in February 2017 could be finished in a little less than a year, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. and the creation of a shared use path, which is being referred to as the pedestrian bridge south of the Fuller Warren. The shared use path is an essential component of construction for improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. We always want to promote safer ways to travel and easier ways to travel and reduce congestion and I just think its a great thing for those communities.
2 Riverside restaurants temporarily close over coronavirus concerns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two Riverside restaurants temporarily closed this weekend over coronavirus concerns. Black Sheep posted Saturday on social media that one of its team members has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Black Sheep said it was temporarily closed, effective immediately. “In accordance with CDC guidelines, Black Sheep will be empty for over 24 hours, after which we will conduct a deep clean and sanitize the entire building before opening back up next week,” Black Sheep said in the post. Our hearts go out to our neighboring bars and restaurants during this second wave of business closings and we are hopeful that this year’s challenges are almost at an end.
Everyone OK after multi-alarm fire at commercial building in Mixon Town
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Fire Rescue said it took 65 firefighters to contain a blaze that consumed multiple sections of a commercial building in Mixon Town near Riverside before dawn Friday. Shortly after firefighters arrived, they were ordered out of the building for safety. A spokesperson for JFRD said the front half of the building is destroyed, but the back half was saved from the flames. Drivers are warned and reminded to slow down and keep their attention on the road when near any fire scene. Fire officials noted this fire made for the ninth multi-alarm fire in 2020, an unusually high number for the department.
Healthcare workers hold White Coats for Black Lives rally
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Hundreds of Jacksonville healthcare professionals gathered Friday in Riversides Memorial Park to raise awareness about the trials minorities face within the healthcare system and to remember black lives lost to police brutality. We know George Floyd was not an innocent he was an alarm, a physician told those in attendance over a megaphone. How many more alarms have to be sounded with the lives of black kids and black men? How many more alarms have to be sounded?At the event, known as White Coats for Black Lives, attendees knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time a Minneapolis police officer pinned 46-year-old George Floyd to the ground with his knee before Floyd died. You have to prioritize black lives, health and safety above non-black comfort, Dr. Vijapura said.
Riverside Arts Market reopens but with essential items only
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the first time in months, the Riverside Arts Market returned on Saturday, but with essential items only. He said he’s happy the market is back. “To allow us to sell food like any other place, like stores selling food,” he said. “I think it is really good for the local vendors,” said customer Selena Alvarado. “I think a lot of the stuff they sell is essential, and dog treats and produce, I am really happy to be out here.
Diocese of St. Augustine resumes public Mass
Catholic churches within the Diocese of St. Augustine reopened Sunday for Mass. A group of people waiting to go inside St. Pauls Catholic Church in Riverside waited patiently for the doors to open, 15 minutes before Mass began. It was the first time parishioners were allowed back into the church in weeks. He had with him a mask, which is required for all Catholic churches within the Diocese of St. Augustine. In addition, each church will offer additional services to accommodate parishioners, and Mass will continue to be streamed online.
Coronavirus: Mayors, first responders urge Trump to help them get protective equipment 'now' to fight pandemic
Major groups representing U.S. mayors, county executives, police and fire chiefs and first responders are urging President Donald Trump to use a federal act which he so far has refused to tap to get them "essential personal protective equipment" quickly to help them respond to the coronavirus pandemic. "Our nation's first responders call on you to address the shortage of essential personal protective equipment needed to keep them healthy and safe while on the job," the groups wrote in a letter to Trump. "If we lose emergency personnel to the disease, we cannot transport people to hospitals and protect our citizens," they said. But Trump has resisted calls to use that act to compel companies to produce and ship critically needed items amid the coronavirus outbreak, including PPEs, or personal protective equipment. "We're getting what we need without putting the heavy hand of government down," said White House trade advisor Peter Navarro at a briefing Sunday.cnbc.com
NASA's Mars 2020 rover arrives at Florida launch site for July liftoff
The shipping container carrying NASA's Mars 2020 rover is readied for loading aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on Feb. 11, 2020. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)NASA's newest Mars rover has just left the nest. "Our rover has left the only home it has ever known," John McNamee, NASA's Mars 2020 project manager, said in a statement. Related: How NASA's Mars 2020 rover will work (infographic)Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster cargo planes delivered the rover to Kennedy Space Center, along with the spacecraft's cruise stage, descent stage and Mars Helicopter, a drone that will hitch a ride to the Red Planet on the Mars 2020 rover. Mars 2020 Assembly, Test and Launch Operations Manager David Gruel watches as members of his team loaded NASA's next Mars rover onto an Air Force C-17 at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, on Feb. 11, 2020.space.com
CDC officials confirm 7th US case of coronavirus, in California man who traveled to China
U.S. and California health officials confirmed the seventh U.S. case of the coronavirus that has sickened about 10,000 people across the globe and killed at least 213. The Santa Clara Public Health Department said Friday that a man who lives outside San Francisco tested positive for the coronavirus. The patient contracted the virus in Wuhan, China, and has been isolated at home since, county officials said at a press conference. "We've been preparing for this possibility for weeks," Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said. "Although we do understand this confirmed case may raise concerns, this one case in fact does not change the risk to the general public."cnbc.com
Pentagon will provide support for US citizens and diplomats evacuated from Wuhan
Follow CNBC's live blog for coronavirus updatesWASHINGTON The Pentagon said Wednesday that it will provide housing and support for the nearly 200 U.S. citizens and diplomats evacuated from Wuhan, China the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus to the United States. The flight from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport to Ontario, California, will stop first in Anchorage, Alaska, for refueling and medical screenings. The government-chartered flight landed at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California on Wednesday. Shortly after the plane landed personnel in biological hazard suits helped passengers load into buses and emergency vehicles on the tarmac. The Department's primary responsibility at this time is the safety of our force, our families, and our base communities," she added.cnbc.com
Flight carrying US citizens from Wuhan arrives in California, CDC says
U.S. agencies said Wednesday that the flight carrying U.S. citizens evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, safely arrived in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday the flight landed at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. The government-chartered flight departed from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport and touched down in Anchorage, Alaska, to refuel before continuing on to California. The CDC said all passengers have been asked to remain at the March Air Reserve Base for further CDC screening and testing. The coronavirus outbreak has now killed 133 people in China and infected more than 6,150 people around the world.cnbc.com
Starbucks apologizes to deputies who weren't served at store
"There is simply no excuse for how two Riverside deputies were ignored for nearly 5 minutes at our store on Thursday evening," a Starbucks spokesman said in a statement. "We take full responsibility for any intentional or unintentional disrespect shown to law enforcement on whom we depend every day to keep our stores and communities safe."chicagotribune.com
California Highway Patrol officer, suspect killed in shootout
(Reuters) - A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was killed along with the suspected gunman during a shootout in southern California on Monday, police said. The motorcycle patrol officer had stopped a white GMC pickup truck, determined that the truck was to be impounded and called for a tow truck, Parker said. Dozens of rounds were fired, local media said, and motorists stopped in traffic fled their vehicles and ran for cover, media reports said. The slain officer, Moye, graduated from a police academy in 2017 and had been a CHP officer for almost three years, a release from the governors office said. Riverside Police officer Ryan Railsback told local media that the motive behind the shooting was not yet known.feeds.reuters.com
California officer likely unaware of killer's criminal past
Public records showing a person's criminal history aren't typically something an officer has access to during a traffic stop. John Aresta, police chief in Malverne, New York, and a past president of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, said an officer would have almost no way of knowing a driver's criminal history during a traffic stop. "It's not going to come up with a criminal history and it's not going to come with an asterisk saying 'bad guy,'" Aresta said. Moye had been with the CHP for about three years and was a motorcycle officer for roughly a year. "I'm so sorry for the officer," Luther's wife, McKenzie Luther, told the Southern California News Group.chicagotribune.com