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March 5, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement. When officers arrived, the animal was in the front yard of the home.
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SPORTS
February 4, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
IndyCar Series drivers are scheduled to hold a day-long test session next Monday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana that's free to the public, the track said Tuesday. The testing session, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is to prepare the teams for the MAVTV 500 at the two-mile oval speedway on Aug. 30, the season finale for the series. Drivers tentatively scheduled to take part include reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, former Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and last year's Indy 500 winner, Tony Kanaan.
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January 30, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The California Highway Patrol is searching for a big-rig driver who fled on foot after being involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash in Fontana early Thursday. The accident was reported about 2:11 a.m. at Etiwanda and San Bernardino avenues, just north of the 10 Freeway, KTLA reported. A CHP dispatcher for the Inland Empire Traffic Management Center did not immediately have details on the crash. But at the scene, CHP Sgt. Eric Lee told news reporters that the big rig was traveling north on Etiwanda, ran a red light and collided with two vehicles that were traveling west on San Bernardino.
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Thursday morning three miles from Fontana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:50 a.m. PST at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Rialto, Bloomington and Muscoy. In the past 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service, and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
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January 15, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Like many residents in and around Fontana, 33-year-old Regina Ignacio was awoken early Wednesday morning by shaking. "I was in bed. ... I knew it was an earthquake," Ignacio said. "They're just scary because you don't know if it's going to get worse. " The magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck at 1:35 a.m. and was centered about three miles north of Fontana and about five miles northwest of Rialto. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Some residents said items fell off their dressers, while others took to Twitter to describe minor damage inside their homes.
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January 2, 2014 | By Rick Rojas
Detectives in two San Bernardino County cities are investigating two cases this week in which authorities believe men killed their wives and children before attempting to take their own lives. In one case, the man was successful in killing himself.  In Fontana, four family members -- including two children -- were found dead inside their home Monday night, discovered by a relative who had been unable to get in touch with them, police said. San Bernardino County coroner's officials identified them as Ramon Miranda, 38, and his wife, Silvia Miranda, 34, and their two children: Rayna, 10, and Ramon Jr., 12. The wife and children each had multiple gunshot wounds, yet the father had a single gunshot wound to the head, leading authorities to believe it was a murder-suicide.
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December 30, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Four people were reportedly found slain in a Fontana home on Monday night. Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones told NBC4 Los Angeles that there were “multiple homicides” in the home on the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue.  KABC-TV reported that four people had been found dead, but it was unclear whether the victims were related. Fontana police could not be immediately reached by telephone late Monday to provide further details about the incident. ALSO: Man's body found in MacArthur Park Lake Los Angeles homicides plunge, especially in Valley Hospital: Family must find facility willing to take 'a deceased person' emily.alpert@latimes.com Twitter:
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December 9, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A Fontana man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over the weekend after, police said, he shot at two people during an argument in a Popeyes chicken restaurant parking lot. Quentin Lavette Ford, 43, was arrested Sunday. Police said he opened fire about 7 p.m. in a Popeyes parking lot in the 16000 block of Valley Boulevard. Police said Ford got into an altercation with a 38-year-old man. The man then drove off with a woman in the passenger seat, and, authorities said, Ford pulled out a 9-millimeter handgun and fired six shots toward the car. Ford was arrested later at his home, where a gun and ammunition were found, Fontana police said in a statement.
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November 30, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
Three men from Fontana were arrested on suspicion of robbing a person near a coffee shop in Fountain Valley earlier in the month, according to Fountain Valley police. Daniel Molina, 19, Christopher Godinez, 20, and a male juvenile were taken into custody at a home in Fontana. Molina and Godinez were booked in Orange County Jail, and the teen was booked in Orange County Juvenile Hall. The three suspects were reported to have robbed the victim outside the Starbucks on the 9000 block of Warner Avenue on Nov. 11. The suspects posted an ad on Craigslist to sell a $400 Starbucks card for $200, according to Times Community News.
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October 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Three people who were killed in a multi-car crash in Fontana earlier this week have been identified as a mother, her boyfriend and her 2-year-old daughter. The San Bernardino County coroner identified the two adult victims as Shawn Michael Scott, 33, of Fontana, and Helen Terry Amaya, 33, of El Monte. KTLA-TV identified the toddler as Amaya's 2-year-old daughter, Joelene. The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. near Citrus Avenue and Foothill Boulevard when a speeding car ran a red light, Fontana police said.
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