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Banning police arrested Dorian Alexander Francisco, the suspect in a shooting that resulted in two deaths and an injury, when he turned himself into the Banning Police Department on Friday, Dec. 30.

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The Banning Police Department is searching for a murder suspect following a shooting incident on W. Ramsey Street on Wednesday, Dec. 28, that resulted in two deaths and one injury.

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This December marked the 50th anniversary of Operation Linebacker II, the massive tactical bombing campaign that served as the United States’ final push to pressure North Vietnam back into the peace negotiations that ended the Vietnam War.

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As of Thursday, Dec. 15, the Banning City Council District 3 Special Election was being led by candidate Sheri Flynn in the Riverside County Registrar of Voters’ semi-official results.

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San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (“SGMH”) announced Wednesday, Dec. 7, that it is mailing notification letters to patients whose information was involved in a data security incident.

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Eastbound Interstate 10 has been reduced to two lanes at Banning weigh station due to emergency work Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

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On Sunday, Nov. 13, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department correctional deputy and his 20-year-old daughter were killed in a traffic collision that the California Highway Patrol investigation believes to have been caused by intoxication. The driver was arrested for two counts of homicide.

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The Banning police department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Sunday night, Oct. 16, and is seeking information and surveillance video relating to the incident.

On Sunday, Aug. 28, Banning police officers responding to a vandalism incident arrested a Beaumont man for stalking, vandalism, making criminal threats and possession of an unregistered firearm with high capacity magazine.

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Banning police officers arrested a Beaumont man for the burglary of a Banning home, in an investigation that was aided by residential security camera footage.

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“Whiskey is for drinkin’, and water is for fightin’,” an adage that San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency board Vice President Mickey Valdivia used to kick off the PassEDA’s Sept. 15 water discussion hosted at Noble Creek Community Center in Beaumont.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass (BGCSGP) has been awarded a few grants in recent weeks, from the Inland Empire Community Foundation, Bank of America and the Panda Cares Foundation.

A second portable restroom and laundry trailer has been ordered for Banning’s Opportunity Village, which provides temporary transitional housing for the previously homeless.

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• At 11:43 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, an area check was requested at Kingswell Avenue and Prospector Circle with the reporting party advising of a red Mazda that that has driven by the location three times.

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On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Banning Police Department, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol aviation unit, arrested a convicted felon who was shooting an unregistered “ghost gun” in a Banning field.

• At 11:08 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, an area check was requested at S. Hargrave and Charles in reference to a male in a gray Honda van listening to music and going through the bushes.

• At 6:34 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, an area check was requested on W. Wilson with the reporting party advising that a Hispanic man in a plaid shirt and blue jean, carrying a gas can began talking to the reporting party’s children, asking them if they wanted a dog harness.

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On Friday, Sept. 2, the Banning Police Department arrested Robert Fredrick Lugrain, 54, for multiple charges of lewd acts with a child, closing a case originally reported in 2003.

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Three people were injured in a crash at Banning Airport on Saturday, Sept. 10, involving a firefighting helicopter assigned to the Fairview Fire.

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The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) is continuing construction on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to State Route 111. The following information is for the week of Sept. 11-17.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 12, detectives from the Beaumont Police Department filed murder charges on Rhett Madison Thomas, 53, of Beaumont for the murder to two people found in a Beaumont home on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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Two residents were killed in the Fairview Fire, which began before 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, and continues to burn near Hemet. As of Tuesday morning Cal Fire reported the fire at 2,400 acres burned and 5 percent contained.

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As part of the city of Banning annual street maintenance project, storm drain and street improvements at the intersection of Sunset and Ramsey will be under construction starting Tuesday, Sept. 6.

• At 7:46 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, an area check was requested for Canaan Church on S. Hargrave with the report of a white female in a white shirt walking in the middle of the street and standing on top of a van.

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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.

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.