• Trial Underway For Felon Accused of Killing Thermal Woman

    A Thermal woman lived in fear of her boyfriend’s son and tried to protect herself by various means, including hiding potentially dangerous weapons and barricading herself in her bedroom, before the ex-con stabbed her dozens of times, a prosecutor alleged Monday in the defendant’s murder trial. Raul Alcantar Sanchez Jr., now 41, is charged with […]

  • Judge Dismisses One Count Against Harvey Weinstein

    A judge Thursday dismissed one of the 11 sex-related counts against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, whose attorneys contended that the charge was barred by the statute of limitations. The charge — which alleged sexual battery by restraint against a woman in May 2010 — was the only count involving one of the five alleged […]

  • Palm Desert Man Who Firebombed Republican HQ Due in State Court

    A Palm Desert man who was sentenced in federal court to five years behind bars for throwing a firebomb into a Republican office in the Coachella Valley is scheduled to appear in Riverside County Superior Court Thursday, where he is facing similar charges. Carlos Espriu, 24, pleaded guilty in March to a single federal count […]

  • Riverside Man Admits Brutalizing Chihuahua Puppy

    A 19-year-old Riverside man who tortured a Chihuahua puppy in his apartment, inflicting ultimately fatal wounds depicted in a video he posted online, pleaded guilty Thursday in a Los Angeles courtroom to a federal animal abuse charge. Angel Ramos Corrales admitted one count of animal crushing, which refers to intentionally subjecting certain creatures to violent […]

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