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First grader involved in hit-and-run accident in Riverside

First grader DeAsha Butts of Highgrove sustained severe injuries Feb. 26 when she was crossing Iowa Avenue near Villa Street in Riverside and was struck by a truck in a hit-and-run.

Butts suffered wounds to most of her body and was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center. A fundraiser will be held at Cal Skate Grand Terrace March 6 to help raise money.

No official deadline set for Hillary Clinton email investigations

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Feb. 29 in an interview with Fox News there is no official deadline for the investigation regarding the emails from Hillary Clinton, democratic presidential candidate, despite the upcoming presidential elections.

Lynch said it was being handled “like any other review,” and facts and evidence will be reviewed.

14-year-old held in custody for shooting at Ohio school

A 14-year-old suspect is in custody for injuring four students in a shooting Feb. 29 at a southwestern Ohio school.

Two of the students were shot and two other students were hit with shrapnel, authorities said. The campus was on shutdown immediately, as per protocol, and surrounding schools began dismissing students.

IRS online service announces high rate of identity theft

More than 700,000 social security numbers and other pieces of valuable, personal information may have been stolen by hackers through the IRS online service “Get Transcript,” according to the agency Feb. 29.

The IRS suspended the service in May 2015 and is working to restore it with more security-enhanced measures to protect the identities of its users.

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