• Man Suspected of Stealing More Than 300K in Unemployment Benefits

    A 28-year-old man suspected of committing identity theft to fraudulently collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits was behind bars Wednesday in downtown Riverside. Thomas Frank Ledbetter of Fontana was booked into the Robert Presley Jail Tuesday on suspicion of forgery, ID theft, money laundering, falsifying documents and possession of controlled substances. He […]

  • Riverside County residents urged to check unclaimed property tax refunds

    Hundreds of Riverside County business owners and residents are owed property tax refunds, and officials Monday encouraged members of the public to find out whether they’re on the list of recipients. According to Treasurer-Tax Collector Matthew Jennings, roughly $540,000 in refunds from tax year 2016 and farther back are waiting to be claimed. Just under […]

  • US unemployment claims hit their highest level since mid-September

    (CNN) — America’s job market recovery has hit a bump in the road. Another 853,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Labor Department reported Thursday. It was the largest number of claims since mid-September. Not adjusting for seasonality, initial claims stood at nearly 950,000. Initial jobless claims rose versus […]

  • No new unemployment claims will be processed until Oct. 5

    Month after month, local residents like Jon Barrist have waited to see if their unemployment payment status will change. Jon says he’s collecting debt as he waits for his claim to process, and is concerned about paying the bills. “I’m at 18 weeks right now of nothing. I’m hoping that I don’t get to the […]

  • 1.3 million Americans filed first-time unemployment claims last week

    It’s still not easy to remain employed in the US, nearly four months after the coronavirus pandemic began upending the economy. Another 1.3 million people filed first-time jobless claims on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending July 11, according to the Department of Labor. That’s down 10,000 from the prior week’s revised level. On an unadjusted basis, […]

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