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RivCo man accused of killing fiancé then fleeing to Mexico will stand trial for murder

A 39-year-old man accused of killing his fiance at her Woodcrest home and fleeing to Mexico, then returning to the United States where he was apprehended almost three years later, must stand trial for murder, a judge ruled today. Eduardo Avalos Escoto allegedly killed 42-year-old Brandie Frazier in 2019. Brandie Frazier (Courtesy of Riverside County

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Two SoCal men charged with using darknet to sell 124K fentanyl-laced pills and nearly 20 lbs of meth

Two Los Angeles men who allegedly supplied fentanyl-laced pills and methamphetamine for a drug trafficking organization that used the darknet and encrypted messaging to sell narcotics to people in all 50 states are facing federal charges, officials announced today.   The two-count indictment charges Omar Navia, 38, of South Los Angeles, and Adan Ruiz, 27, of

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Jury selection underway in trial of man accused of killing grandparents in Palm Desert home

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a 37-year-old man accused of gunning down his octogenarian grandparents inside a gated community in Palm Desert. Frank Scott Castro III is charged with two counts of murder, along with a special circumstance allegation of perpetrating multiple killings and sentence-enhancing allegations of discharging a firearm causing great

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Two Thermal schools & CVUSD office briefly placed on lockdown due to police activity

Two schools in Thermal, as well as the CVUSD office, were briefly placed on a preventative lockdown due to police activity in the area, officials confirmed. John Kelly Elementary, La Familia High School, and the District Office were lockdown, CVUSD spokesperson Andrea Pasolini confirmed. The lockdowns were lifted by 2:10 p.m. The Riverside County Sheriff’s

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