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The Riverside County District Attorney's office on Friday filed eight counts of perjury against the father of the thirteen siblings found tortured and shackled to beds in their home in Perris.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

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Prosecutors have dropped felony charges against the Joshua Tree couple accused of abusing their three children.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

The decision is a reversal from last week, when friends of the family told reporters that no deal to lift charges had been made.

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Now a follow-up on a story from Barstow, where a 26-year-old black man was shot and killed by police officers in a shopping center parking lot last month.  Now the attorney representing the family says the officer who filed those shots was once convicted of a hate crime.  The California Report's Alex Hall reports on the death of Diante Yarber. 

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Now to the case of the Joshua Tree couple arrested for child abuse after the family was found living in a makeshift shelter in the high desert.  The public defender assigned to the case believes local law enforcement was reacting to the Turpin child captivity and torture case in Perris a few months ago when they made the arrest.  KVCR's Benajmin Purper has more.

Elizabeth Crabtree is the public defender assigned to Mona Kirk, the mother of the family. Crabtree has been living and practicing in Joshua Tree for four years – and she says she’s never seen a case like this before.

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The family of the suspected YouTube shooter, Nasim Ahgdam, says she was angry about YouTube's policies.  Meanwhile, federal and local authorities searched the Ahgdam family home in Menifee.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper filed this report for NPR news.

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A Pomona police officer killed in a standoff with an armed suspect Friday night is being remembered by his law enforcement colleagues and the community.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports a somber group of Pomona residents, city leaders and law enforcement personnel gathered Saturday evening for a vigil honoring fallen officer Gregory Casillas, killed in a standoff between a suspect and Pomona police.  Click here for more.

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A bill has been introduced in the California state Senate to eliminate coroner's offices in counties around the state, and replace them with county medical examiners.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The political rivalry between the two candidates running for Riverside County Sheriff - incumbent Stan Sniff and challenger Dave Brown - is heating up toward this fall's election.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Moreno Valley Police say they have in custody a couple of suspects they believe were behind a string of burglaries of a number of cosmetics retailers around Southern California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Today we're remembering Larry Falce, who was the oldest deputy sheriff in the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department before his death last week.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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A man caught on video delivering a brutal roadside punch to an off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy who later died has been charged with murder.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A former California lawmaker is being charged with illegally helping his wife - popular UC Riverside professor and administrator Pamela Clute - end her life.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Even though a mysterious white powder that was delivered to a Riverside County Sheriff's Department office was later revealed to be just cooking flour, a criminal investigation into the incident is ongoing.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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More details are emerging about the perpetrator and victims of yesterdays fatal shooting that resulted in the deaths of 3 people - one a schoolkid - at an elementary school in San Bernardino.  KVCR's Ken Vincent and Rick Dulock have more.

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Bail is supposed to ensure that defendants show up for their court hearings, but one lawmaker says the current system is unfair.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports Democratic State Senator Robert Hertzberg wants to make bail a measure of last resort.

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Anaheim's mayor and police cheif spoke to reporters yesterday (Thursday) with more information on a violent confrontation this week between an off-duty cop and a bunch of teenagers that resulted in the officer firing his weapon with the teens nearby.  The incident sparked protests in the streets of Anaheim Wednesday night.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Residents protested in the streets Wednesday evening following a confrontation between an off-duty police officer and a group of teenagers in an Anaheim neighborhood. The interaction ended with physical conflict and the officer firing his gun into the ground with kids around him. KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

Riverside Police say a body was found in a home that caught fire after a night-long standoff with a gunman who fired at officers.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A teacher at a Riverside high school faces criminal charges after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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San Bernardino County authorities have filed animal cruelty charges against an Inland Empire chicken ranch.  KVCR's  Ken Vincent has more.

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident in which a sheriff's deputy allegedly threatened to arrest a Victorville man with made-up charges.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Authorities reported this morning (Thursday) that local law enforcement officers were fired upon after a suspected DUI stop last night.  The subsequent pursuit and investigation resulted in all lanes of the southbound I-15 freeway being closed to all traffic from last night until this morning.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

The third of three men suspected of carrying out a deadly two-day shooting spree in Riverside last summer has been taken into custody.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Law enforcement personnel from across the nation joined residents of Palm Springs and other local cities

at a massive memorial service yesterday (Tuesday) for the two Palm Springs police officers shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on Oct. 8.  KVCR's Ken Vincent attended the service

and has this recap.

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The man charged with the shooting deaths of two Palm Springs police officers last weekend entered a plea of not guilty in court yesterday (Thursday).  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Plans have been announced for what's expected to be a heavily-attended public memorial service for the two Palm Springs police officers shot to death in the line of duty last weekend.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The suspect accused of shooting to death two Palm Springs police officers last weekend will be arraigned in a Riverside courtroom today.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more on that, and on the effort to raise community funds for the families of the fallen officers.

In Riverside County, an an increased number of robberies, assaults, and other expenses pushed the crime rate up nearly 7 percent last year in cities and unincorporated communities served by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

A new California law bans most people from carrying a concealed firearm on campus.  That's even though an Inland Empire law enforcement officer who heads the group behind the law says armed students or teachers could limit casualties in the event of mass shootings.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.

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