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Man Arrested for Allegedly Pointed Shotgun at Woman in Palm Springs

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An ex-con who booked into jail Friday for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a woman at his Palm Springs home...

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Man Accused of Shooting Three People Wanted

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A man who allegedly shot three people in Thousand Palms last weekend remained at large Friday and sheriff's deputies sought the public's help in locating him...

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs High Students Use New Google Technology to Excel

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It's been more than a month since students went back to school across the Palm Springs Unified School District and students are already getting hands on with new technology. Desert Hot Springs High School is the first school in the district to provide each of their 1,800 students with a Google Chromebook. School administrators say it's another way to weave new technology into daily curriculum. From English to math classes, students use those laptops to write journals, answe...

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Indio

Homeless Shelters Inundated With People

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 More people are looking for a warm place to sleep now that Roy's Desert Resource Center is closed in Palm Springs. "I never thought that I would be in this position," said Jacob Rogers, a homeless man staying at Martha's Village and Kitchen.  Related: Desert Homeless Service Provider Now Homeless Rogers was a self-employed handyman, but he was living pay check to pay check. "After the holidays, my business didn't pick back up, and unfort... More>>

Several Palm Trees Catch Fire during Wind Advisory

Several trees catch fire neat the S. Farrell Drive in Palm Springs. Several trees catch fire neat the S. Farrell Drive in Palm Springs.
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Fire crews are working to put out multiple palm tree fires in Palm Springs. Black plumes of smoke could be seen in the horizon as at least three palm trees at S. Farrell Drive and Ramon Road were engulfed in flames...

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UPDATE: Man's Body Found in Cathedral City Field

A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field. A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field.
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 A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field, and the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation Thursday...

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Small Brush Fire at Thermal Airport

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CAL Fire Firefighters are on the scene of a 5-acre wildfire in Thermal near the Cochran Airport....

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Jury Deliberations Begin in Thermal Double Stabbing Trial

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A man who stabbed two men at a Thermal home -- one fatally -- indicated through text messages that he went to the residence to assault his ex-girlfriend, a prosecutor said Thursday, but the defendant's attorney said his client he went there to find his young daughter and stabbed the men in self- defense. Abel Arellano Jr., 25, is accused of stabbing Josue Aguilar and another man at a home in Thermal, after he allegedly broke into the residence to look for his ex-girlfriend. In additi... More>>

Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication

Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication
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Four men who allegedly broke into a Palm Springs pharmacy after hours and stole prescription medication were arrested hours later in Los Angeles County...

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Western Coachella Valley Power Outage Briefly Blacks Out More Than 15,000

More than 15k without power in the western Coachella Valley. More than 15k without power in the western Coachella Valley.
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More than 15,000 Southern California Edison customers in the Coachella Valley briefly lost power Thursday....

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Nearly 900 Expected at County Educator Conference in Indian Wells

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Nearly 900 Riverside County teachers and administrators are expected to attend the fourth annual Excellence Through Equity Conference in Indian Wells Thursday...

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Ex-Hotel Employee Pleads Guilty to Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom

Ex-Hotel Employee Pleads Guilty to Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom Ex-Hotel Employee Pleads Guilty to Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom
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A former Palm Springs hotel employee who installed a hidden camera found by a guest inside a bathroom pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor invasion of privacy charge...

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Teacher Suspected of Having Sexual Relations with Student

Former La Quinta High teacher arrested for having sex with a student in the Banning area. Former La Quinta High teacher arrested for having sex with a student in the Banning area.
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A Beaumont High School teacher suspected of having sex with one of her male students was released from custody Thursday after posting a $150,000 bond...

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J.J Johnson Foundation to Help Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, there's still an overwhelming amount of help pouring in from across the country to help those affected by the storm. The J.J. Johnson Foundation, a non-profit founded in 2004, hopes some of the money raised during the inaugural J.J. Johnson Fund raising Golf Tournament, Banquet and Concert will be able to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

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Palm Springs

EXCLUSIVE: Witness Account Unveils Business Surrounding Palm Springs Double Stabbing

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The business where Torres said he found the woman has signs saying "Chinese acupuncture clinic" and "acupuncture massage."

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Coachella

Valley Residents Show Support For Mexico After Powerful Earthquake Impacts Reigon Video included

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Father Arturo Quezada says on Tuesday he was working in his office at our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella when suddenly he started receiving messages from his family in Mexico City, "So I knew something difficult was happening in Mexico."  His family was texting him to tell him they had just been through a strong earthquake, "They were fine thank God," he says adding he then immediately turned on the T.V. to watch the news. While he suspected it ...

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Palm Springs

Adopt Me! Rescued Animals From Hurricane Harvey Arrive In The Valley

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Over a hundred dogs and cats left homeless from Hurricane Harvey are seeking shelter right here in the desert. About 140 dogs and cats arrived at the Humane Society of the Desert this afternoon from Louisiana. The journey took over 30 hours. "They were moved out of the shelter, so that hurricane displaced animals could take their kennels. So instead of going somewhere where we don't trust, we're taking them to safe places like this," said Jason Lohs who drove ...

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Several injured in Cathedral City multi-vehicle collision

Authorities in Palm Springs have closed a portion of Ramon Road after a multiple vehicle collision. Authorities in Palm Springs have closed a portion of Ramon Road after a multiple vehicle collision.
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Authorities in Palm Springs have closed a portion of Ramon Road after a multiple vehicle collision. The collision happened in the 6700 block of Ramon Road on the bridge over the wash...

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Indio

Closing Arguments Scheduled in Thermal Double Stabbing Trial

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Closing arguments were slated for tomorrow in the trial of a man charged with murder for stabbing two men in Thermal, one of whom died of his injuries. 

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Niland

Border Patrol Discover Meth in Gas Tank

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday evening. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Senior Facility Gets New Name

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Members of the Cathedral City community gathered to help celebrate the renaming of a local senior center. The Cathedral City Senior Center used to be called the Cathedral Center but staff members say many associated them with a religious organization rather than a senior facility.  "We felt it better identified what we do here and who comes here," says Gillian Cross, the President of the Board of the Senior Center.  "There was too much name confusion with chu...

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Calexico

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Deported Gang Member, Shots Fire in Separate Event

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested a previously deported gang member in downtown Calexico. 

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Palm Springs

Two People Stabbed at Palm Springs Business

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Police officers are on scene of a stabbing that occurred across the street from Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs around 5:30 PM. 

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Palm Springs

Mayor Moon Looks Towards a 'New Era' in State of the City Address

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Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon is focusing on the future. It was evident in ...

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Mexico

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico on Anniversary of Quake That Killed Thousands Video included

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A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the state of Puebla in Mexico shortly after 1:00 p.m., Mexico time, in the middle of the work day. The quake toppled buildings trapping and injuring many. Ordinary citizens alongside rescuers combed through mountains of debris trying to find life among the ruins. Millions felt the ground shake across the country. An 8.1 quake hit just two weeks ago.  Earlier the state marked the anniversary of the 8.0 magnitude quake that struck...

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Cathedral City

Congressman Ruiz Fights Physician Shortage

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Local Congressman Raul Ruiz said the shortage of physicians in the Coachella Valley is a major concern.  So Ruiz is proposing a new bipartisan legislation called the Primary Care Doctors Act. 

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Palm Desert

Famous 86-Year-Old Thief Freed Following Latest Charges in Georgia

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An 86-year-old jewel thief whose decades of exploits include crimes at home and abroad -- including the 2013 theft of a diamond ring from a Palm Desert store -- is out of custody again following two recent brushes with the law in Georgia. 

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Coachella

Family of Unarmed Man Shot by Sheriff's Deputy in Coachella Settles with County

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The family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in Coachella on Christmas Day 2014 has reached a $1.9 million settlement with Riverside County, an attorney confirmed Tuesday.

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Palm Desert

Fundraiser to be Held to Aid Search Efforts for Missing Coachella Valley Couple Video included

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While search efforts continue for a Coachella Valley couple who disappeared more than four months ago, a fundraiser in Palm Desert tomorrow will help produce flyers, banners and other materials to spread the word. 

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Indio

Major Road Project to Begin in Indio Next Year

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Between Rubidoux St. and Madison St., Caltrans has approved a lane-expansion project...

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Palm Springs

You Ask. We Investigate. ® Mobile Home Park Flooding Video included

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Scott Coe who lives at Horizon Mobile Village in Palm Springs says when the valley was drenched by that downpour earlier this month he already knew what would happen, "Water comes off the hill here it switches back towards my garage and floods through my garage," adding the water rushes and pools next to his mobile home then gets into his bedroom flooding it and the living room.  

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City High School Athletics Close to Winning $100,000

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Cathedral City High School is one step closer to winning a $100,000 grant from Good Sports and Let's Play. By popular vote, the school made it into the top 10. Wrestling coach, Jodi Davis, said winning the money would be live changing for students. "A lot of our students can't afford their own equipment or whatever, and we provide that for them. For them to have the equipment to be able to play is very important," he said. Related: Cathedral City High Sc... More>>

Palm Desert

Celebration of Life Set To Honor Pattie Daly Caruso

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The public is invited to attend a Catholic memorial mass for Pattie Daly Caruso to be held this coming Saturday at 12pm at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert.  The “Celebration of Life” will be conducted by Pastor Howard A. Lincoln.  Sacred Heart Church is located at 43-775 Deep Canyon Rd. at the corner of Deep Canyon and Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert. A large turnout is expected for the service so it is recommended that elderly and individuals who have mobil... More>>

Twentynine Palms

Using Military Lands to Protect the Desert Environment

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Protecting America's homefront and enviornment are crucial for Southern California and thanks to protected lands in the High Desert, those two can be accomplished almost simultaneously. From thousnands of feet in the air, views of desolate landscape are as far as the eye can see.

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Palm Desert

Longtime Desert TV Personality, Pattie Daly Caruso, Passes Away

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Longtime local television show host and philanthropist, Pattie Daly Caruso, has passed away according to her publicist and family. Her family says she passed away peacefully at her Palm Desert home Sunday.  Her family issued a statement saying: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, wife, grandmother, Pattie Daly Caruso. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17th.  Kiki, as she was known to her grandchildren and many others, ...

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Thermal, CA

Free Health Care Fair Serves Hundreds of Uninsured In Thermal

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More than seven hundred medically uninsured people from throughout the Coachella Valley attended the Flying Doctors Health Fair in Thermal Saturday. 

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Palm Desert

D.A.C.A. Student Hopeful Washington Deal Will Save Thousands Like Him From Deportation Video included

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"Sorry," says Elias Hernandez. He breaks down as he thinks about the sacrifices his parents made when they came to America from Mexico, "They left everything for us,"  They brought him here illegally when he was five-years-old. Until now he wasn't afraid of deportation because he's one of 800,000 protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or D.A.C.A. immigration policy. In fact, it wasn't until he was trying to apply for college he...

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Mirage House Could Be Demolished

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It has become an iconic part of Palm Springs. The Mirage "mirror" House, designed by Doug Aitkens, attracted people from all over the world. "It's kind of a phenomenon internationally and across the U.S. So yeah, we want to keep it up," said Desert Palisades Construction Manager Tom Lynch. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Family Identifies Body Found in Desert Hot Springs

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Police in Desert Hot Springs are investigating the apparent slaying of a man whose body was found in the street in Desert Hot Springs on Saturday. 

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Riverside County

Felon Found Guilty of Perpetrating 'Unprecedented' Robbery Spree

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A convicted felon who perpetrated a months-long robbery spree in Riverside County targeting numerous businesses and involving dozens of victims was convicted Thursday -- in his second trial -- of 50 counts of robbery, burglary and false imprisonment. 

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Palm Springs

California Designates Officer Jose “Gil” Vega and Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway

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Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (Yucca Valley) announced that California has officially designated part of Highway 111 as “Police Officer Jose ‘Gil’ Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway.” 

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Desert Hot Springs

At Least 20 Tires Slashed in Desert Hot Springs

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Desert Hot Springs police said at least 20 tires were slashed overnight in Hacienda Heights. "The kids had said that the cars were damaged, so we came out here and checked and found that three of our cars had the tires slashed," said Amanda Carrillo, who's tires were slashed, in disbelief.

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La Quinta

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Valley This Year Video included

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Health officials confirm a resident of La Quinta positive for West Nile virus, becoming the first recorded case of the virus in the Coachella Valley this year. . But because mosquito-borne virus is already the highest on record in the valley, Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District General Manager Jeremy Witte says it's a critical time to do your part to keep these potentially deadly viruses from spreading, "Take a tour of your backyard and your fron... More>>

Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Meet The Flower Man

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In the evenings he works for the county mental clinic in Indio, but his days are filled with daisies and roses and lilies! In this week's KMIR Cares, we share the inspirational story of Seamus Mcdonnell.

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Rancho Mirage

L.A. Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping and Evading Arrest in Attempted Rancho Mirage Child Kidnapping

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A Los Angeles man who tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl at a Rancho Mirage supermarket, then led authorities on a pursuit that ended in Moreno Valley, pleaded guilty Thursday.

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Indio

Valley-Wide Employment Expo in Indio

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The 22nd annual Valley-Wide Employment Expo in Indio featured nearly 100 Coachella Valley employers looking for the region's best and brightest job seekers. 

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Mosquito Activity Highest on Record, Residents Urged to Dump Standing Water

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Since 2003, the region has not seen more samples testing positive for West Nile and/or Saint Louis encephalitis virus by this point in the year, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. 

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Palm Desert

Mama's House Expands

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There are women in the Coachella Valley who need help, and sometimes can't find it. Now there's a house dedicated to helping pregnant women in need, and it's expanding. The expansion is called the Hope Center in Palm Desert. The center said it will help more women deal with pregnancies, domestic violence and more. Related: YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Affordable Care Act Affects Local Pregnant Woman Heather Partida went through the Mama's House program.  She now...

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Coachella Valley

Eight Suspected Gang Members Arrested in Valley Sweep

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The operation got underway about 5 a.m., with members of the Coachella Valley Crime Gang Task Force serving search warrants at 14 locations in Coachella,

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La Quinta

Parole Compliance Check Leads to Arrest in La Quinta

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On September 13, 2017, at approximately 9:48 a.m., La Quinta Special Enforcement Police Officers conducted a parole compliance check at a residence located in the 52000 block of Avenida Obregon, in La Quinta.  

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Indio

Youth Soccer Coach Charged With Lewd Acts, Pleads Not Guilty

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A youth soccer coach who allegedly committed lewd acts on a young boy on several occasions over the course of two months was arraigned in an Indio courtroom Wednesday on multiple felony counts. 

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Desert Center

Big Rig Engulfs in Flames Near Desert Center

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Cal Fire responded to a big rig fully engulfed in flames on the side of the westbound Interstate 10 near Desert Center. 

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Cathedral City

Deputy Police Chief Travis Walker Chosen as Cathedral City's Next Police Chief

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After proudly serving as Cathedral City’s police chief for the past three years and more than 30 years in law enforcement, George Crum has announced his retirement effective November 2, 2017.  

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Local Firefighters Featured In Brand New Netflix Series

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Fire Chasers on Netflix is a series that documents what its like for firefighters to battle the orange dragon in a new normal,  "These fire conditions it's never been this explosive, this early," says Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mike Mohler, a 22 year veteran of the fire service who is in the docuseries.  It was filmed over two years during a fire season that has been one of the most dangerous in California's history. "It gives that viewer the inside look at h...

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Cathedral City

Mother and Son Thank Rescuers Who Saved Them From Flash Flood Video included

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When Kris Hernandez and her three-year-old son John went out to spend the day at the Children's Discovery Museum they never imagined they'd get caught in a sudden flash flood on their way home. The raging river flooded their car quickly.  "Then the water comes gushing and then it went through my car and my car stopped ... and I was like looking in the sky like give me someone that could save me right now because I'm with my son," said Kris Hernandez a resident of ...

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Coachella Valley

Congressman Ruiz Named Co-Chair of Democratic Caucus Jobs Task Force

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Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that he will co-chair the Jobs With Dignity Task Force as part of the House Democratic Caucus’s Jobs for America Task Force.

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Desert Hot Springs

Cannabis Facility Breaks Ground in Desert Hot Springs

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Community members were invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for DHS Facilities, LLC on Wednesday for Coachella Valley Patients Collective located at 65000 Two Bunch Palms Trail in Desert Hot Springs.

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Indio

2018 Stagecoach Music Festival Lineup Set

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This year, you ‘aint seen nothing yet.  Get ready for the biggest country music event ever staged. 

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  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Pointed Shotgun at Woman in Palm Springs

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Pointed Shotgun at Woman in Palm Springs

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:18:17 GMT
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    An ex-con who booked into jail Friday for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a woman at his Palm Springs home...

    An ex-con who booked into jail Friday for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a woman at his Palm Springs home...

  • Man Accused of Shooting Three People Wanted

    Man Accused of Shooting Three People Wanted

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:54:10 GMT
    Carlos UlloaCarlos Ulloa

    A man who allegedly shot three people in Thousand Palms last weekend remained at large Friday and sheriff's deputies sought the public's help in locating him...

    A man who allegedly shot three people in Thousand Palms last weekend remained at large Friday and sheriff's deputies sought the public's help in locating him...

  • Jury Deliberations Begin in Thermal Double Stabbing Trial

    Jury Deliberations Begin in Thermal Double Stabbing Trial

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:54:42 GMT
    A man who stabbed two men at a Thermal home -- one fatally -- indicated through text messages that he went to the residence to assault his ex-girlfriend, a prosecutor said Thursday, but the defendant's attorney said his client he went there to find his young daughter and stabbed the men in self- defense. Abel Arellano Jr., 25, is accused of stabbing Josue Aguilar and another man at a home in Thermal, after he allegedly broke into the residence to look for his ex-girlfriend. In additi...
    A man who stabbed two men at a Thermal home -- one fatally -- indicated through text messages that he went to the residence to assault his ex-girlfriend, a prosecutor said Thursday, but the defendant's attorney said his client he went there to find his young daughter and stabbed the men in self- defense. Abel Arellano Jr., 25, is accused of stabbing Josue Aguilar and another man at a home in Thermal, after he allegedly broke into the residence to look for his ex-girlfriend. In additi...
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    Residents Trapped After Flash Flood Tears Through Mobile Home Park

    Residents Trapped After Flash Flood Tears Through Mobile Home Park

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-10 05:24:00 GMT

    Several people who live in the Safari Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs became trapped Saturday after a flash flood tore through their community. 

    Several people who live in the Safari Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs became trapped Saturday after a flash flood tore through their community. 

  • Coachella Valley

    Wild Weather Rolls Through The Valley, Daily Rainfall Record Set in Palm Springs

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-09-10 05:06:42 GMT

    Active Alert The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a * Flood Advisory for... San Bernardino County in Southern California and Riverside County in Southern California until 8:30PM. At 5:34PM, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding, especially in areas which received heavy rainfall earlier today.

    Active Alert The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a * Flood Advisory for... San Bernardino County in Southern California and Riverside County in Southern California until 8:30PM. At 5:34PM, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding, especially in areas which received heavy rainfall earlier today.

  • Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights: Week 2 Highlights and Final Scores

    Friday Night Lights: Week 2 Highlights and Final Scores

    Saturday, September 2 2017 6:15 AM EDT2017-09-02 10:15:26 GMT

    Final Scores (9-1-17): Palm Desert 35,  Coachella Valley 7  Hemet 28, Cathedral City 16  Linfield Christian 33, Desert Hot Springs 10  La Quinta 35, J.W. North 6  Palm Springs 42, Scripps Ranch 35  Desert Mirage 3, Banning 67  Indio 21, Twentynine Palms 28 Saturday’s game St. Monica at Xavier Prep, 1 p.m. (St. Bernard High School) Vote below and help decide who we should feature as our Week 3, Friday Night Lights "Game of the Wee...

    Final Scores (9-1-17): Palm Desert 35,  Coachella Valley 7  Hemet 28, Cathedral City 16  Linfield Christian 33, Desert Hot Springs 10  La Quinta 35, J.W. North 6  Palm Springs 42, Scripps Ranch 35  Desert Mirage 3, Banning 67  Indio 21, Twentynine Palms 28 Saturday’s game St. Monica at Xavier Prep, 1 p.m. (St. Bernard High School) Vote below and help decide who we should feature as our Week 3, Friday Night Lights "Game of the Wee...

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    Friday Night Lights: Week 1 Highlights, Scores, and Photos

    Friday Night Lights: Week 1 highlights and scores

    Saturday, August 26 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-08-27 03:20:40 GMT
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    Week 1 High School Football (Final Scores): Game of the Week - Cathedral City 27, Coachella Valley 33 Palm Desert 49, Desert Hot Springs 21 Redlands 14, Palm Springs 6 Notre Dame 24, Xavier Prep 21 Desert Mirage 18, Indio 41 West Valley 7, Shadow Hills 46 Granite 13, Twentynine Palms 55 Yucca Valley 56, Riverside Prep 13 Rancho Mirage 13, Beaumont 7 Bye Week - La Quinta

    Week 1 High School Football (Final Scores): Game of the Week - Cathedral City 27, Coachella Valley 33 Palm Desert 49, Desert Hot Springs 21 Redlands 14, Palm Springs 6 Notre Dame 24, Xavier Prep 21 Desert Mirage 18, Indio 41 West Valley 7, Shadow Hills 46 Granite 13, Twentynine Palms 55 Yucca Valley 56, Riverside Prep 13 Rancho Mirage 13, Beaumont 7 Bye Week - La Quinta

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    "Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

    "Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

    Friday, August 4 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-08-05 00:09:14 GMT

    In it's fourth year the "Pack The Bus" School Supply Drive collects basic school supplies for some of the valley's most needy children. The drive helps provide students from every corner of the valley the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Each year KMIR, Alpha Media, Walmart, and Sunline Transit partner to raise awareness for the event.

    In it's fourth year the "Pack The Bus" School Supply Drive collects basic school supplies for some of the valley's most needy children. The drive helps provide students from every corner of the valley the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Each year KMIR, Alpha Media, Walmart, and Sunline Transit partner to raise awareness for the event.

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Man Who Allegedly Shot Desert Hot Springs Homeowner Charged With Attempted Murder

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:45:30 GMT

    A Desert Hot Springs man has been transported to Desert Regional Medical Center after being shot 5 times, once to the head following a home invasion robbery.

    A Desert Hot Springs man has been transported to Desert Regional Medical Center after being shot 5 times, once to the head following a home invasion robbery. 

  • Eagle Mountain

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:10:48 GMT

    In the 1950's, the Eagle Mountain iron mine laid the foundation for what would become a desert community known as Eagle Mountain. 

    In the 1950's, the Eagle Mountain iron mine laid the foundation for what would become a desert community known as Eagle Mountain. 

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Four Shot in Desert Hot Springs Following Fight Between Neighbors

    Four Shot in Desert Hot Springs Following Fight Between Neighbors

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:52:37 GMT

    Four men were shot and hospitalized in Desert Hot Springs today following a fight between neighbors over a theft accusation, according to police.

    Four men were shot and hospitalized in Desert Hot Springs today following a fight between neighbors over a theft accusation, according to police.

  • Coachella Valley

    Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

    Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:46:05 GMT

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

  • Palm Springs

    WWII Airplane Pays Tribute to Fallen Ahead of Memorial Day Ceremony

    WWII Airplane Pays Tribute to Fallen Ahead of Memorial Day Ceremony

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:09 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:09:39 GMT

    It is a memorial day tradition, 3 thousand Carnations fall from the sky above the Palm Springs Air Museum. Learn the history behind the B-25 flying in the ceremony. 

    It is a memorial day tradition, 3 thousand Carnations fall from the sky above the Palm Springs Air Museum. Learn the history behind the B-25 flying in the ceremony. 

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  • Coachella

    UPDATE: District Removes Teacher Accused of Abuse From Classroom

    UPDATE: District Removes Teacher Accused of Abuse From Classroom

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:41:41 GMT

    A student at Cesar Chavez Elementary School says she used to love school and was looking forward to the fourth grade, but her teacher wasn't what she expected, "I missed two days because I wasn't safe ... I thought she was going to be less mean."  She says one incident in particular made her not want to go back to class, "She threw a book at a child and he accidentally fell back so that's when I didn't feel comfortable because later on I though what if she do...

    A student at Cesar Chavez Elementary School says she used to love school and was looking forward to the fourth grade, but her teacher wasn't what she expected, "I missed two days because I wasn't safe ... I thought she was going to be less mean."  She says one incident in particular made her not want to go back to class, "She threw a book at a child and he accidentally fell back so that's when I didn't feel comfortable because later on I though what if she do...

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  • Teacher Suspected of Having Sexual Relations with Student

    Teacher Suspected of Having Sexual Relations with Student

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:22:57 GMT
    Former La Quinta High teacher arrested for having sex with a student in the Banning area.Former La Quinta High teacher arrested for having sex with a student in the Banning area.

    A Beaumont High School teacher suspected of having sex with one of her male students was released from custody Thursday after posting a $150,000 bond...

    A Beaumont High School teacher suspected of having sex with one of her male students was released from custody Thursday after posting a $150,000 bond...

  • Palm Springs

    EXCLUSIVE: Witness Account Unveils Business Surrounding Palm Springs Double Stabbing

    EXCLUSIVE: Witness Account Unveils Business Surrounding Palm Springs Double Stabbing

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:01 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:01:14 GMT

    The business where Torres said he found the woman has signs saying "Chinese acupuncture clinic" and "acupuncture massage."

    The business where Torres said he found the woman has signs saying "Chinese acupuncture clinic" and "acupuncture massage."

  • UPDATE: Man's Body Found in Cathedral City Field

    UPDATE: Man's Body Found in Cathedral City Field

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:55:08 GMT
    A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field.A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field.

     A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field, and the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation Thursday...

     A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field, and the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation Thursday...

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  • Coachella Valley

    Friday Night Lights: Week 5 Highlight of the Week nominees

    Friday Night Lights: Week 5 Highlight of the Week nominees

    Saturday, September 23 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-09-23 08:25:19 GMT
    Every Friday night we select two plays from local high school football action and leave it up to you to vote for our highlight of the week. Week 5 nominees are: Palm Springs Defense: Junior DB Kelton Johnson forces fumble for TD return by junior DB Mike Howard Fabrice Voyne: Xavier Prep junior WR makes big catch with 2 defenders Voting ends at midnight Wednesday, September 28th. Cast your vote in the poll below!
    Every Friday night we select two plays from local high school football action and leave it up to you to vote for our highlight of the week. Week 5 nominees are: Palm Springs Defense: Junior DB Kelton Johnson forces fumble for TD return by junior DB Mike Howard Fabrice Voyne: Xavier Prep junior WR makes big catch with 2 defenders Voting ends at midnight Wednesday, September 28th. Cast your vote in the poll below!
  • Coachella Valley

    Pete Carlson's Player of the Week: Brooks Stephenson

    Pete Carlson's Player of the Week: Brooks Stephenson

    Saturday, September 23 2017 4:06 AM EDT2017-09-23 08:06:31 GMT
    Friday Night Lights and Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis have teamed up to name a "Player of the Week" every Friday Night. Week 5 Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis "Player of the Week": Brooks Stephenson, senior wide receiver, Palm Desert High School. Stephenson forced 2-TOs and had 2-TDs on the night, one being a 99-yard TD fumble return. 
    Friday Night Lights and Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis have teamed up to name a "Player of the Week" every Friday Night. Week 5 Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis "Player of the Week": Brooks Stephenson, senior wide receiver, Palm Desert High School. Stephenson forced 2-TOs and had 2-TDs on the night, one being a 99-yard TD fumble return. 
  • Coachella Valley

    Friday Night Lights: Week 5 final scores and highlights

    Friday Night Lights: Week 5 final scores and highlights

    Saturday, September 23 2017 3:43 AM EDT2017-09-23 07:43:38 GMT
    WEEK 5 FINAL SCORES Coachella Valley 35, Rubidoux 34 Shadow Hills 49, Cathedral City 16 Palm Desert 20, Xavier Prep 7  Palm Springs 40, Indio 17  Roosevelt 48, La Quinta 17 Beaumont 46, Desert Hot Springs 9 Desert Mirage 25, Calexico 14  Coachella Valley 35, Rubidoux 34 Shadow Hills 49, Cathedral City 16
    WEEK 5 FINAL SCORES Coachella Valley 35, Rubidoux 34 Shadow Hills 49, Cathedral City 16 Palm Desert 20, Xavier Prep 7  Palm Springs 40, Indio 17  Roosevelt 48, La Quinta 17 Beaumont 46, Desert Hot Springs 9 Desert Mirage 25, Calexico 14  Coachella Valley 35, Rubidoux 34 Shadow Hills 49, Cathedral City 16
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  • Desert Hot Springs

    Desert Hot Springs High Students Use New Google Technology to Excel

    Desert Hot Springs High Students Use New Google Technology to Excel

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-09-22 18:07:01 GMT

    It's been more than a month since students went back to school across the Palm Springs Unified School District and students are already getting hands on with new technology. Desert Hot Springs High School is the first school in the district to provide each of their 1,800 students with a Google Chromebook. School administrators say it's another way to weave new technology into daily curriculum. From English to math classes, students use those laptops to write journals, answe...

    It's been more than a month since students went back to school across the Palm Springs Unified School District and students are already getting hands on with new technology. Desert Hot Springs High School is the first school in the district to provide each of their 1,800 students with a Google Chromebook. School administrators say it's another way to weave new technology into daily curriculum. From English to math classes, students use those laptops to write journals, answe...

  • Indio

    Homeless Shelters Inundated With People

    Homeless Shelters Inundated With People

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:09:05 GMT
     More people are looking for a warm place to sleep now that Roy's Desert Resource Center is closed in Palm Springs. "I never thought that I would be in this position," said Jacob Rogers, a homeless man staying at Martha's Village and Kitchen.  Related: Desert Homeless Service Provider Now Homeless Rogers was a self-employed handyman, but he was living pay check to pay check. "After the holidays, my business didn't pick back up, and unfort...
     More people are looking for a warm place to sleep now that Roy's Desert Resource Center is closed in Palm Springs. "I never thought that I would be in this position," said Jacob Rogers, a homeless man staying at Martha's Village and Kitchen.  Related: Desert Homeless Service Provider Now Homeless Rogers was a self-employed handyman, but he was living pay check to pay check. "After the holidays, my business didn't pick back up, and unfort...
  • Small Brush Fire at Thermal Airport

    Small Brush Fire at Thermal Airport

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:14:46 GMT

    CAL Fire Firefighters are on the scene of a 5-acre wildfire in Thermal near the Cochran Airport....

    CAL Fire Firefighters are on the scene of a 5-acre wildfire in Thermal near the Cochran Airport....

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