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On Tuesday, July 19, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested a transient for the murder of a Banning resident found dead on a Highland street in May.

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A San Bernardino County jury has found Kenneth Scott Welch of Redlands guilty of all crimes and allegations he was charged with as a result of a 2017 shooting spree in Rialto, Highland and Hesperia that left one victim dead, and three others injured.

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Beaumont is progressing with improvments to Pennsylvania Avenue, approving measures to advance service agreements and designs to widen the street and eventually alter the grade so the street passes below the railroad crossing.

The dog days of summer are here. It can be difficult to keep cool in triple digit temperatures, especially for the most vulnerable population, seniors.

• At 9:53 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, vandalism was reported on Almond Way with the reporting party advising that someone had broken their front and kitchen windows.

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At the conclusion of the July 12 Banning city council meeting, Mayor Kyle Pingree announced that he would resign early from his position as of Aug. 31, and that his property has been listed for sale as he prepares to move out-of-state.

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On Thursday, July 7, a passenger was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on the 5400 block of W. Ramsey Street in Banning.

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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) released its annual Water Quality Report on Thursday, June 30. The report demonstrates the district’s devotion to continuing to deliver high-quality water to customers’ taps.

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At its June 28 meeting, the Banning city council directed City Manager Doug Schulze to come up with a ballot measure outlining a potential utility user tax that the city could collect for park maintenance, improvements and general municipal purposes.

• At 10:33 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, an area check was requested for E. Barbour and S. Florida streets regarding a young male recklessly driving a dirt bike.

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On Tuesday, June 21, the Beaumont Police Department arrested and charged two suspects for the murder of Leo Miguel DeLara, who was killed in a shooting on March 18, 2020.

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The city of Banning is developing a local road safety plan (LRSP) to provide a framework for identifying, analyzing and prioritizing roadway safety issues and implementing countermeasures to address them.

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The city of Beaumont recognizes that Wednesday afternoon’s, June 15, traffic congestion in the southern part of town has caused concerns, inconvenience and frustration for our residents. The traffic backup was caused by an immobile train blocking three of our city’s thoroughfares from our so…

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At 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, a call for disturbing the peace was made at 380 E. Nicolet Street, with the reporting party advising that an ex hit her on the chin.

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On Wednesday, April 27, after responding to a 911 call for a shed fire Banning police officers discovered and dismantled a marijuana wax lab in a Banning backyard.

The Beaumont Police Department arrested a suspect for a felony assault that occurred during a rowdy party on the 1400 block of Black Diamond Drive on Sunday, April 30.

On Thursday, April 28, Beaumont Police Department officers arrested a suspect found in possession of a handgun reported as stolen while responding to a call about airsoft guns at a Beaumont park.

•  At 9:29 a.m. on Monday, April 25, a call was made for animal control assistance on Summit Dr. in Banning for a rattlesnake on the front doorstep.

Beaumont and the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Parks District (Parks District) have recently completed preliminary discussions for the development of a new regional park, located at the former Danny Thomas Ranch site positioned west of Beaumont High School.

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The County of Riverside is seeking community feedback on the drawing of county supervisorial district boundaries. Every ten years, the County of Riverside is charged with redistricting to ensure effective and fair representation on the county board of supervisors.

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When the rain came down on July 25, residents of Yucaipa’s North Bench and nearby mountain communities received a flash flood warning, one of the many unfortunate reminders of the catastrophic September 2020 El Dorado Fire. The El Dorado Fire unintentionally started by the gender reveal pyro…

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Citizen of the Year for Beaumont: San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital's employees

Volunteers wave at passing vehicles from the San Gorgonio Avenue bridge in Banning to commemorate 9/11.

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As part of the fiscal year-end review of bond proceeds and pay-go fund balances, Beaumont’s city council has approved several changes for capital improvement project funds.

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A new blueprint for business sector reopening was unveiled by Gov. Newsom, which includes a color-coded, tiered system that will use two metrics to measure the coronavirus: spread rate and test positivity percentage.

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A woman’s bible study group from Hope Unlimited Church in Banning gathered in a conference room earlier this month to serve lunch, offer some tokens of appreciation, and treat officers of the Banning Police Department some frosted “cop cakes.”

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In Banning, three eager and enthusiastic visitors stood outside the post office at the intersection of North Alessandro and Williams streets Saturday morning.

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Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Aug. 4 that racism is a public health crisis and vowed to take steps to deal with the issue, similar to the the city of Banning’s approval of an ordinance that calls for ongoing racial equity training for city staff and administration,…