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    SIG ALERT: Overturned Big Rig on I-10 in Cabazon

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:18:13 GMT
    An overturned big rig is causing major traffic delays in Cabazon this morning on I-10 about a mile east of the Main Street exit.The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig Alert, which is expected to be in effect until about noon. The 1, 2, and 3 westbound lanes are blocked and the fast lane is closed on the eastbound side of the freeway.
    An overturned big rig is causing major traffic delays in Cabazon this morning on I-10 about a mile east of the Main Street exit.The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig Alert, which is expected to be in effect until about noon. The 1, 2, and 3 westbound lanes are blocked and the fast lane is closed on the eastbound side of the freeway.

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Are You Getting What You're Paying for at the Pump?

Many of us have wondered if we are being overcharged at the gas pump. One viewer emailed to ask ... YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ®  More>>

Corwin's Alleged Lover Appeared in Court

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former marine Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, did not not waive his extradition rights during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon. He will remain in Anchorage until his identity hearing; it could be up to six weeks or longer before he is brought back to California. Lee has been charged with murder for 19-year-old Erin Corwin's death by the San Bernardino County District Attorney. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cats Found Dead in Palm Springs Neighborhood

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PALM SPRINGS -- Something or someone is killing cats in a Palm Springs neighborhood, and leaving carcasses behind on lawns. More>>

One Displaced in Coachella Fire

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One person was displaced by a fire that broke out today in a one-bedroom residence in Coachella. The blaze was reported just after midnight in the 84100 block of Corregidor Avenue.  More>>

Man Guilty of DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Given 5 Years Probation

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A 19-year-old Indio man pleaded guilty today to causing the death of a friend in an alcohol-related crash and was sentenced to five years probation. Derren Gary Teran admitted to one count of DUI vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence  More>>

KMIR Transmission Problems Resolved

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Problems affecting KMIR's signal on cable and satellite providers has been corrected and all customers should be receiving KMIR without issue.  We appreciate our viewers' patience as we worked to resolve this technical problem. More>>

KMIR Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

KMIR is taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  News Director David Reese Accepts a challenge and then challenges KMIR Sales Manager Alison Hendrix.   More>>

Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging? More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Safety on Highway 74

PALM DESERT - There have been 18 collisions on Highway 74 since January, according to CHP. Two of the accidents involving motorcycles were fatal. CHP says collisions can be prevented if you pay attention to the road and avoid distractions. More>>

Horse Rescue Friends React to Erin Corwin's Body Being Found

Erin Corwin loved horses and adopted a horse in need of care at the White Rock Horse Rescue Ranch. The owner, employees and frequent visitors of the ranch were shocked and saddened to hear the news that Corwin's body was found and that Christopher Brandon Lee who lived on the ranch with his wife three weeks prior to leaving to Alaska, was arrested as a suspect in her murder. More>>

Burglar Takes off Clothes, Falls Asleep: Leaves Clothes and ID Behind

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A man has been arrested for breaking into a home in Santa Ana, taking off his clothes and falling asleep.  When he took off, he left behind his clothes.  And ID. More>>

Erin Corwin's Body Found, Alleged Lover Arrested

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SAN BERNARDINO -- Investigators in San Bernardino announced this morning they have found the body of Erin Corwin, and they've charged her alleged lover with murder. More>>

Bighorn Sheep Rescued from a Canal in La Quinta

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An animal control officer saved a bighorn sheep Sunday evening in La Quinta.  Riverside County officer Kyle Stephens responded to the PGA West Country Club Sunday (Aug. 17) at about 6 p.m. after receiving a call from a security guard with a report of a bighorn sheep stuck in a canal. More>>

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Victim Named

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A motorcycle rider killed in a collision with a vehicle on the winding switchbacks of Highway 74 near Palm Desert was identified today. Kenny Escobedo, 21, of Cathedral City was one of two bikers who died in collisions in the local mountains this weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol More>>

High Speed Pursuit Ends in Desert Hot Springs

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- Two suspects are still on the run after a high speed chase that ended in Desert Hot Springs Sunday night. More>>

21st Annual Jazz in the Pines Festival

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IDYLLWILD -- People enjoyed the cooler temperatures and the sweet sound of jazz in Idyllwild Sunday. More>>

Local Girl Battling Cancer Leaves for Treatment to New York

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PALM SPRINGS -- For the past several months, four-year-old Coachella Valley resident Desi Cechin has been fighting Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. More>>

Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy Peralez

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INDIO--Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy PeralezFamily and friends of a woman killed in an accident are raising money for her memorial service. More>>

PS Transients Say Not Enough Cooling Centers

 PALM SPRINGS - Some transients are being cited in Sunrise Park for "possession of shopping cart" and the community is engaging in conversation about this on social media. Residents and transients agree there are not enough resources available, like cooling centers. More>>

Unemployment Numbers Increase in Riverside County

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COACHELLA VALLEY -- Unemployment numbers increase here in the valley, once again jumping over the nine percent mark. More>>

Be Your Best for Back to School

Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info! More>>

Be Your Best for Back to School

Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info! More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cathedral City Leash Laws Following Vicious Pit Bull Attack

John Tavarez says he and his two best friends, Buddy and Buster Brown aka Popeye were viciously attacked by two pit bulls when they were on a walk in their Cathedral City neighborhood. He wants to find the owners so they can pay for the damages they caused and also wants to find Julio, the good Samaritan who helped save them. YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cathedral City leash laws.  More>>

Fashion and Music For Great Cause

Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/ More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Residents Say Coachella Park is Infested with Mosquitoes

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COACHELLA - Some residents near Bagdouma Park on Avenue 52 say the park is infested with mosquitoes.It's not the first time the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control has heard about this issue. More>>

Swimsuit Fashion Show and Concert for Great Cause

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Join the biggest party of the summer! This amazing swimsuit fashion show and concert will benefit many charities including Safehouse in the Desert.The event also includes a buffet luau dinner for preferred guests; performances by Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas; teen rock band Above Seclusion; The X Factor USA Season 3 finalist, Julianne Manalo. The swimsuit fashion show features Miss Universe first runner up, Janine Tugonon; and the club music of Los Angeles DJ APEK. The show will be the Pa... More>>

Little People Town in Palm Springs: Real, or Urban Legend?

It is indeed an old urban legend that a little people town exists off Araby in Palm Springs. The local historical society attributes it to a rumor that started years ago...

 

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Living Desert to Give Behind the Scenes Tours With Baby Jaguars

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is offering a rare, behind-the-scenes tour to meet the pair of jaguar cubs born in May. To schedule an exclusive tour with the big, little cats, call the the zoo at (760) 636-3273.  More>>

Rebate Programs in Valley to Help Conserve Water

PALM DESERT -  Rebate programs are expanding for Coachella Valley Water District customers to help conserve water. Find out more about free and reduced programs at cvwd.org

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No Shame in Seeking Help for Depression

According to mental health experts, at any given time, 18 percent of the population is affected by depression. Recognizing the signs and symptoms is important and getting timely help can save your life.  More>>

Residents Share Personal Memories of Robin Williams

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PALM DESERT - Robin Williams' first big break was in "Mork and Mindy" beginning in the late 70s. The American public fell in love with his TV character Mork, a wacky alien."I would bring as many friends and family as I could to see the live tapings, they would be so impressed," says Marilyn Mitchell, whose late husband Gordon "Whitey" Mitchell wrote the show's first season. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Misting Systems Stolen in Palm Springs

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PALM SPRINGS -- Two businesses in downtown Palm Springs say their misting systems were stolen from their roofs. The units were stolen on Monday sometime between midnight and 4pm. More>>

Manny the Movie Guy's Last Interview with Robin Williams

My personal homage to the late, great Robin Williams!  I was so blessed and honored to have interviewed the beloved actor!   More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Family Fights to Save Non Profit That Saved Them

The Loza family wants to know why "Mourning Star", a non profit support counseling group who helps families deal with death, is closing its doors. They hope someone will step up and help fund the group who helps thousands, including area schools, after tragedies. YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Solar Panels Spark Debate in Neighborhood

PALM SPRINGS -  A group of neighbors near Raymond Cree Middle School formed a committee to speak out against the Palm Springs Unified School District for installing solar panels behind their backyards. They say they're too high and their home values will decrease.

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Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

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Beloved Oscar-winning actor, Robin Williams, has died of apparent suicide according to authorities. He was 63. Williams was known for his roles in the hit comedies "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Patch Adams" and his Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting." Susan Schneider, the actor's wife, released the following statement to the New York Times: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one if its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am ... More>>

Local Resident Worries About Family in Iraq

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CATHEDRAL CITY -- As the crisis in Iraq deepens, many people who left the country years ago worry for their families back in Iraq.  Local residents have family, who've been forced to flee, as ISIS fighters take over cities. More>>

Exclusive Interview with Major League Great Troy Percival

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Former Major League pitcher and four time all-star, Troy Percival, was recently hired by the University of California Riverside to be their head baseball coach. Percival played for UC Riverside during his college days and spoke to KMIR's Corban Baker in an exclusive interview about returning to his alma mater. More>>

Two Boys Attacked by Dog in Indio

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INDIO -- A 5-year-old boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a dog. Riverside County Animal Services says an 11-year-old boy was also bitten. More>>

Pedestrian Hit and Killed by Vehicle

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INDIO -- Indio Police are investigating after a 40-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Indio. More>>

Splash House Attracts a Crowd in Palm Springs

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PALM SPRINGS -- It was the perfect weather to get in the water and cool down at the Splash House festivities in Palm Springs. More>>

Back to School Supplies Drive in Palm Desert

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PALM DESERT -- It's almost time for the return to school here in the valley, and that mean's time to get the school supplies. The Sunline Transit Agency held its first annual Pack the Bus Backpack and School Supply Drive Saturday outside of Wal-Mart in Palm Desert. More>>

Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser in Cathedral City

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CATHEDRAL CITY -- United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire held its 24th annual Palm Springs Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser in Cathedral City Saturday. More>>

Congressman and Veteran Witness Historic Bill Signing

Congressman Raul Ruiz, (D) 36th Dist, and Bill Young, a local veteran and veterans' rights advocate were there as President Obama signed a $16 billion piece of legislation into law meant to correct the wrongs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. They sat down exclusively with KMIR News to talk about the bill and what they hope it will bring.  More>>

Second Annual "Contact in the Desert" Begins

JOSHUA TREE – The second annual “Contact in the Desert” conference is this weekend, featuring about 40 speakers talking about human origins, ancient civilizations, extra-terrestrials and UFO phenomenon. To find out more about the event, click here.
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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Coachella Valley Women Targets of Cyber-Harassment

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A group of Coachella Valley women contacted us, saying they are being cyber-harassed and bullied. They say a Facebook page was made by someone to post pictures and vulgar comments. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Unpaid Damages Claim Following Hotel Fire

The Silliphants say after their home away from home, the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Palm Desert, was ravaged by flames they filed a small claim with the franchise to get reimbursed for the possessions that were destroyed. They say their claim went ignored and called KMIR News for help. After our cameras showed up near the property they were cut a check for the full amount.  More>>

Local Actor Shoots Film with Valley Youth

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS - From Hollywood movies and boxing ring to law enforcement and working with at-risk youth, local TV actor Brendan Kelly is making a film in Desert Hot Springs. It's called "Jane and the House of Miracles" about the tough beginnings of 10 youth. More>>

Iron Chef's Kerry Simon to Open Restaurant at Hard Rock

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``Iron Chef'' competitor and restaurateur Kerry Simon will open a restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs next month, it was announced today. Simon Kitchen + Bar is slated to open in mid September and will feature``social'' plates that encourage sharing, hotel spokeswoman Therese Everett said.``Palm Springs is hot right now,'' Simon said.  More>>

Second Splash House Begins Friday at Three Local Venues

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This summer's second Splash House music festival will start tomorrow in Palm Springs. Splash House is slated for Friday through Sunday at pools at the Saguaro and Hard Rock hotels and the Hacienda Cantina Beach Club.  More>>

Palm Springs Man Survives Gunshot to Head

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Police asked for the public's help today in gathering information about a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting that wounded an 18-year-old man in his head. A gunshot victim reportedly was dropped off about noon Tuesday at Desert Regional Medical Center. More>>

NEW VIDEO: Monkey Bites Woman Outside Pizza Restaurant in Cherry Valley

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CHERRY VALLEY - State and county animal services are investigating after a monkey allegedly bites a woman outside a pizza restaurant. A 38-year-old woman suffered a laceration on her arm and was treated at a local hospital. More>>

Art Bar Celebrates First Anniversary

A program in Palm Springs to bring Art into a new environment is celebrating it's first anniversary. More>>

Former Palm Springs Power Player Turns Himself In on Rape Charges

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A former Palm Springs baseball player accused of raping a 20-year-old unconscious woman and leaving his cell phone and wallet behinds surrendered to authorities today and pleaded not guilty to felony charges. Trent William Pell, 21, turned himself in on a $1 million arrest warrant around 8:30 a.m. at the Larson Justice Center and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, one count of assault with intent to rape and a misdemeanor count of sexual battery.  More>>

Residents File Lawsuit Against City of Rancho Mirage

RANCHO MIRAGE - Only one family remains in Rancho Palms Mobilehome Park after the City bought the park in 2009 intending to build a 55+ low-income community. The mobile home park is empty, and one of the residents suing says they are being intimated by the city to relocate. 
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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Save A Pet Will Close Their Doors

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- A no-kill animal shelter in Desert Hot Springs will soon close their doors. Save A Pet is one of the largest shelters in the valley. The dogs at save a pet are being moved to a new home in North Palm Springs. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® What Golf Courses are Doing To Conserve Water

What are courses in the "golf course capitol of the world" doing to conserve water during California's historic drought? YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ®  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Appliance Repair Scam in Coachella Valley

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS - There seems to be a scam going around the Valley involving someone claiming to be an appliance repairman for a company called "Appliance Solutions". More>>

Father of Columbine Victim to Speak Next Month in Riverside

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The father of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting rampage, will speak next month at a program sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education. Darrell Scott, co-founder of the nonprofit Rachel's Challenge, will address educators, child welfare workers, law enforcement officials and other community members on Aug. 13  More>>

New Group Tackles Noise Complaints from Vacation Rentals

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PALM SPRINGS - Many residents in Deepwell Estates say they've had enough of the excessive noise coming from vacation rentals near their homes. Matilda Jones, who's lived in the area for 32 years, explains it's become more of a problem in recent years. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Tramway Art to be Unveiled Soon

Art and a reality show are merging together atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The work of renowned, illusion artist Keith Blum will be unveiled August 7, 2014.  More>>

Coachella Man, 34, Reported Missing

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Sheriff's deputies sought the public's help today in finding a 34-year-old Coachella Valley man who may be suicidal. Juan Pedro Valladares was last seen in North Palm Springs Friday, when he asked a family member for gasoline money to leave the area, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.``He also made statements indicating he wanted to harm himself,''  More>>

Murder Charged Filed Against Coachella Man

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A murder charge was filed today against a 20-year-old Coachella man suspected of fatally shooting an Indio resident earlier this month. Nestor Gazca Cervantes was driving near Avenue 54 and Shady Lane in Coachella about 7 p.m. Friday when an officer pulled him over and arrested him on suspicion of the killing of 25-year-old Christopher Luis Aguilar More>>

Warning to Drivers: Watch Out For Sheep

PALM DESERT - Experts the Bighorn Sheep Institute advice caution on the road when driving on Highway 74 or hiking nearby. It's breeding season for this endangered species, and already there have been two vehicle and sheep collisions since June.

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Proposed Cell Phone Tower

A Bermuda Dunes family is opposed to a proposed cell phone tower going up in their neighborhood. You Ask. We Investigate.®  More>>

COD's Indio Campus Closed After Water Leak

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College of the Desert's Indio campus was closed this afternoon because of a water leak. The leak was reported shortly after 3 p.m., and water and power to the building was turned off to allow for repairs and for safety reasons, according to COD's website. More>>

Lisa Vanderpump to Receive Star in Palm Springs Wednesday

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``Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'' star Lisa Vanderpump will receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars tomorrow. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. at 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass and ``White Party'' founder Jeffrey Sanker are scheduled to speak, and Vanderpump will be presented with a city proclamation.  More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: UFO Sightings in the Desert

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JOSHUA TREE - The high-desert is a "hot spot" for UFO sightings, people have documented what they say are mysterious objects flying high in the starry sky. We traveled to Giant Rock and Joshua Tree where we learned about the sightings and the history behind the free-standing boulder. More>>

Riverside County Supervisors Consider Pot Ordinance

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Riverside County supervisors today will debate whether to initiate an ordinance that expressly outlaws all types of marijuana-growing operations throughout the unincorporated communities.  Supervisor Kevin Jeffries is taking the lead advocating for implementation of an ``interim ordinance'' that would put all indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivators on notice: Don't grow here. More>>

Governor Focusing on Education and Energy During Visit to Mexico

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California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.  Brown signed an agreement to further the exchange of students and researchers and also met with Mexico's energy secretary.  More>>

Felony Charges Filed Against High School Pranksters

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Felony charges were filed today against three young men who allegedly put glue on door locks at La Quinta High School as part of a senior prank several days before graduation. The three 18-year-olds were arrested by Riverside County sheriff's detectives who investigated the vandalism that occurred June 2 at the school. Charges were brought against: More>>

Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

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Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates.  More>>

Two New Restaurants Opening Shop in Palm Springs

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PALM SPRINGS -- Two new business are coming to the Springs Shopping Center in Palm Springs on the corner of Gene Autry Trail and Ramon Road.. More>>

Believing for Desi Fundraiser

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INDIO -- Valley resident five-year-old Desirae Cechin was diagnosed back in April with a rare form of cancer.  A fundraiser was held for young Desi Saturday at the fairgrounds in Indio with multiple entertainers and vendors. More>>

Man Arrested for Indio Shooting Death

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INDIO -- A 20-year-old man is behind bars for the shooting death of Christopher Luis Aguilar last weekend. More>>

One Year Old Bitten by Family's Pit Bull

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A 1-year-old girl was bitten today on an ear, lip and cheek by her family's pit bull in Cathedral City. The girl was bitten just before 5 p.m. at a home on San Susanna Avenue, said John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. More>>

Rare Summer Storm Surprises Valley Residents

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9:00 tonight, they say the humidity combined with the heat can be dangerous for people and pets. They warn people to remain indoors, if possible and never leave your child or pet inside a car.  More>>

Suspicious Letter Sent to Time Warner Cable Office

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Authorities today investigated a ``suspicious'' letter found at a Time Warner Cable building in Palm Springs that later turned out to be harmless, possibly sugar. The letter was reported about 10:30 a.m. at the Time Warner office at 440 S. El Cielo Road. More>>

Summer Rain Cools Down Coachella Valley

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Slightly cooler weather is expected in much of Riverside County today, but triple-digit temperatures are again forecast for the Coachella Valley.  High pressure over the Four Corners area of the western United States caused temperatures to soar in parts of Riverside County on Thursday.   More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

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INDIO - A resident at Desert Cove Assisted Living complains the bus he takes outside the living home is almost never on time, forcing him to limit his therapy time at the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs. "I had a 8:40 pick-up and they picked me up here at 9:10," says Martin Sherr, describing an incident last week. Sherr takes Sundial, an inexpensive transportation service for people with disabilities who are certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act. More>>

Fire Destroys Iconic Racquet Club Building

An overnight fire at the Racquet Club in Palm Springs destroyed a building and damaged others. The club is famous for being the stomping ground of Hollywood's "Golden Age" stars. Those who know its history are saddened to see it rundown and now damaged and are hopeful it will return to its full glory.  More>>

"Believing for Desi" Fundraisers Planned for Today, Saturday

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Fundraisers are scheduled tonight and Saturday for a 5-year-old Indio girl battling late-stage cancer. Desirae Cechin -- who goes by Desi -- was diagnosed in April with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Planned Power Outages Delayed Due to Heat

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PALM DESERT - Two planned power outages in Palm Desert have been delayed due to the extreme heat and overwhelming calls Southern California Edison has received. This isn't a typical action SCE takes, but they re-evaluated the situation and decided it was best to reschedule for a cooler time of year.

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Indio Police Chief to Have Lunch with Locals Friday

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Indio Police Chief Richard Twiss will meet community members for lunch tomorrow. The city is launching its ``Lunch with the Chief'' community outreach program, which will be held at noon monthly on the second-to-last Friday at the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church.Residents can ask questions and voice concerns, Indio police spokesman Sgt. Dan Marshall said. Attendees should bring their own bagged lunch. More>>

Murrieta Man Killed Wife, an Escondido Cop

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A Murrieta man is suspected of killing his police officer wife and attempting to burn down their house to cover up the crime, authorities revealed today. Freddy Perez Rojas, 27, was arrested Wednesday night and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of murder, arson and child endangerment  More>>

Two Indio Men Shot Sunday are Identified

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Two young men killed in separate shootings about 20 minutes apart in Indio on Sunday were identified today. Julian Palomino Lopez, 20, of Indio, was believed to have been shot near North Jackson Park in the 43200 block of Towne Street, and 25-year-old Christopher Luis Aguilar of Indio was shot in the 83700 block of Avenue 48, Indio police spokesman Sgt. Dan Marshall said. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Is There an East Valley Arsonist?

A viewer emailed asking if there was a connection between the recent East Valley fires. Cal Fire says that arson accounts for about 25 percent of all fires in that break out in Riverside County. They say citizens it's often citizens who prevent and help catch arsonists by reporting suspicious activity.

 Cal Fire Arson Hotline: 1 800- 468-4408. 

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Trashed, Vacant Lot Home to "Wanderer"

 PALM SPRINGS - Some residents have complained about a vacant, trashed lot at the corner of Crossley and Ramon Roads for some time, and the owner has been cited. One man in particular calls it his home.

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Man Pleaded Not Guilty to Posing as Indian Wells Property Owner

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A 54-year-old Palm Desert man is being prosecuted on criminal charges for allegedly posing as an Indian Wells property owner to get free tickets to the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament and discounts at a golf club.  More>>

Man Arrested for DUI After Driving Through Casino Doors

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A 47-year-old Indio man suspected of leading police on a drug-fueled chase that ended when he allegedly tried to drive through the front doors of a casino was released from jail today. Around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were investigating a reported domestic disturbance in the 84000 block of Leyte Avenue in Indio when someone told them the person involved had just left and may have been under the influence of narcotics, More>>

Online Rental Nightmare

A popular online vacation rental website is under scrutiny after a woman who used the site to rent out her Palm Springs condo claims the man she rented it to refuses to move out. Our cameras were there as a man serving an eviction notice was not able to get onto the property. Neighbors are uneasy about having a Texas man living there without the owners consent.  More>>

Police Asking For Help to Solve Two Murders Minutes Apart

The Indio Police Department is investigating the deaths of two men in their 20s who were gunned down just 20 minutes apart on Sunday night. Police say both men died at JFK Memorial Hospital but one was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Police say the murders do not appear connected and have not released the identities of the two men. They are asking for anyone with information to call them at (760) 341-STOP. More>>

2015 Desert Town Hall Speakers Announced

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will headline next year's Desert Town Hall speakers series in Indian Wells, it was announced today. Also scheduled to take part in the series are astrophysicist and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, photographer Platon Antoniou and Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist Charles Krauthammer, according to organizers. All talks are at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Spa. Romney, who will speak Jan. 19, 2015, lost to Barack Obama in the ... More>>

Officers "Looking for a Crime Scene" in Search for Erin Corwin

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The Marine wife, and expectant mother went missing on June 28th.  She said she was looking for a camping site in Joshua Tree National Park, and never returned. More>>

Palm Springs Police Seek Citizens on Patrol Volunteers

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Applications are being accepted for the Palm Springs Police Department's next Citizens' Police Academy, a police spokesman said today. The free 13-week program starts Sept. 11. Participants discuss patrol procedures, traffic and crime scene investigations, K-9, SWAT, community policing, narcotics and other topics, and can go on a ride-along with a patrol officer,  More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Fly Infestation In Community Surrounding Watermelon Field

An Indio resident wants to know what is being done about the fly infestation near a watermelon field. You Ask. We Investigate.®. More>>

Backpack Bonanza -- Valley Students Need Your Help

Drop off your unused school supplies to our KMIR Studios -- 72920 Park View Drive, Palm Desert -- until Aug. 20th.  Your donations will be distributed on Saturday, Aug. 23rd at 8 a.m.   For more info, go to cvrm.org More>>

Vehicle Strikes Bus in Palm Desert

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Two people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a bus in Palm Desert today, a sheriff's sergeant said. The crash was reported at 11:30 a.m. at Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail, where a vehicle struck a SunLine bus that had stopped to pick up passengers. More>>

More Questions in Search for Erin Corwin

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A man is arrested in Yucca Valley for possession of a "potato gun."According to media reports, he is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife, Erin Corwin. More>>

Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

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The Leadership Coachella Valley program is accepting applications for its 2014-15 class, a spokeswoman said today. Up to 40 applicants will be chosen for the 10-month program, which runs September to June, spokeswoman Linda Davis said. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Blocking Robocalls

 RANCHO MIRAGE - We've all been on the receiving end of a robocall. Those unwanted, and uninvited calls from telemarketers. Does the national "do not call list" actually work?


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SPECIAL REPORT: Behind the Gates

RANCHO MIRAGE - Law enforcement advises homeowners to take precautions even those living in a gated community. 

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Are Taxpayers Renting Parking Structure?

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PALM SPRINGS -- Taxpayer dollars are helping to revitalize downtown Palm Springs, and some taxpayers want to know more about where that money is going. You may have noticed signs that say "free parking provided by Measure J funding." More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® United States Pools' Client Upset About Unfinished Project

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PALM DESERT - It's been four months since Wanda Moultrie's backyard was supposed to be finished, but she says she's having a difficult time getting United States Pools to complete the pool and spa. She's the fourth person to call KMIR complaining about United States Pools. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Burglar Steals Human Ashes in Desert Hot Springs

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS - A burglar broke into a home stealing a sealed box which contained human ashes. The family is pleading the criminal to bring back the remains. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Resident Alleges Watermelon Field Neglected

A viewer asked us to look into watermelon fields in Bermuda Dunes that she claims attract flies and are a nuisance. The melon fields, located on Madison and 38th Street, are partially hidden from the street but are bustling with employees harvesting the crop. More>>

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Manhunt Continues for Parolee After Pursuit Tuesday

A manhunt continues for a parolee who got away from officers after a pursuit Tuesday.

KMIR News brought you EXCLUSIVE home surveillance video.  

 

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EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Once Beautiful Park in Indio Now a Mess

An Indio resident says he paid a lot premium to live next to a park but the city failed to maintain the property and now it's a mess. He says he and his neighbors are tired of living next to the  "smelly swamp" and wants the city to clean it up before someone gets sick.  More>>

Eyesore Next Door: Improve the Center Medians Along Da Vall Drive

CATHEDRAL CITY - A resident of Cathedral City emailed to ask us why center medians along Da Vall Drive on near Ramon Road have gone without landscaping for years. He has tried to get to the bottom of the problem on his own but because the property is on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City there is a question into which city should take responsibility for the maintenance.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Trash Dump Littering Surrounding Community

CATHEDRAL CITY - Because of Earth Day, a Sky Valley resident asked us to look into why the areas surrounding the Edom Hill Transfer Center, and now a closed landfill, are covered with trash and who is responsible for the clean up. You Ask. We Investigate.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Rat Infested Illegal Dwelling

PALM SPRINGS - A resident of Thornhill Place Apartments in Palm Springs says that his apartment is infested with rats and when he tried to get Desert Property Management to help they tried to put a bandage on the serious issue by giving him rat traps. The city of Palm Springs says the dwelling was built without permits and is illegal. Now the resident is being evicted but says he came forward in hopes others aren't stuck living in the conditions he's been forced to live with for months. More>>

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  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Are You Getting What You're Paying for at the Pump?

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Are You Getting What You're Paying for at the Pump?

    Many of us have wondered if we are being overcharged at the gas pump. One viewer emailed to ask ... YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® 
    Many of us have wondered if we are being overcharged at the gas pump. One viewer emailed to ask ... YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® 
  • Corwin's Alleged Lover Appeared in Court

    Corwin's Alleged Lover Appeared in Court

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former marine Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, did not not waive his extradition rights during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon. He will remain in Anchorage until his identity hearing; it could be up to six weeks or longer before he is brought back to California. Lee has been charged with murder for 19-year-old Erin Corwin's death by the San Bernardino County District Attorney.
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former marine Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, did not not waive his extradition rights during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon. He will remain in Anchorage until his identity hearing; it could be up to six weeks or longer before he is brought back to California. Lee has been charged with murder for 19-year-old Erin Corwin's death by the San Bernardino County District Attorney.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cats Found Dead in Palm Springs Neighborhood

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cats Found Dead in Palm Springs Neighborhood

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:11:16 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- Something or someone is killing cats in a Palm Springs neighborhood, and leaving carcasses behind on lawns.
    PALM SPRINGS -- Something or someone is killing cats in a Palm Springs neighborhood, and leaving carcasses behind on lawns.
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  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:33:56 GMT
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:46:05 GMT
    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
    Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
  • Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

    Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:56 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
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  • Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

    Gilberto spreads her 'Bebel Sound' in new album

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    Bebel Gilberto isn't just about bossa nova.
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  • Emma Stone to enter 'Cabaret' on Broadway

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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:13:48 GMT
    Emma Stone is about to get saucy - she'll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of "Cabaret."
    Emma Stone is about to get saucy - she'll be slipping into the slinky Broadway revival of "Cabaret."
  • Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold

    Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:03:27 GMT
    A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia.
    A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea's most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia.
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