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Conservationists on Tour to Stop Presidential Review

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In May of last year conservationists celebrated after President Obama designated almost two million acres of California's deserts as national monuments. Now those groups are traveling in an RV to call attention to what they say is a  threat to many of the country's natural treasures: President Trump's executive orders to review all national monuments under the Antiquities Act since 1996. 

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Former Reporter Reflects On First Post-Trial Interview With O.J. Simpson Video included

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Ross Becker is news director at KMIR. But before he landed in the Coachella Valley he had an extraordinary career as a TV reporter including decades of work in Los Angeles. It is during his career there that he met Mr. Simpson and became the first journalist to conduct a 90-minute interview with the suspected killer.  

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Cathedral City High School Wrestling Coach Changing Lives

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Cathedral City High School's head wrestling coach is giving lessons in the ring and in the classroom. He's going above and beyond for his students.  For these high school students, the pain of wrestling is worth it. "You get butterflies in your stomach the first couple of times," Brandy Corona said.  Another senior wrestler said wrestling is his number one.  "Nothing else runs through my mind but wrestling," Jesus Lara explained. Their motivatio... More>>

Chiriaco Summit

Five Children Injured in Chiriaco Summit Rollover Crash

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The crash happened just before 3:00 PM. According to California Highway Patrol, there were five children in the car with their grandmother driving. 

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Indio

Applications Open for Riverside County Scholarships

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Applications will be accepted starting today from young Riverside County residents seeking scholarships totaling $14,000, to be awarded this fall. 

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Frontier Customers Jump Ship Video included

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When Frontier Communications took over Verizon's California landlines last year, the transition came with a lot of frustrated customers. Several local business lost internet access and costumer files. That was then. Now, things are even worse. 

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Wildomar

Destructive Fire in Wildomar Blamed on Butane Honey Oil Explosion

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A fire that left one person injured, destroyed a home and damaged another in Wildomar today was likely triggered by a butane gas explosion ignited during the illegal production of the marijuana derivative known as ``honey oil,'' authorities said. 

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Cathedral City

Police Announce Two Arrests in Connection With Drug Lab That Sparked Cathedral City Fire

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A man and woman were in custody today in connection with a honey oil lab that sparked a fire inside a Cathedral City apartment last week. 

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Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Banned in Palm Springs Video included

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The city of Palm Springs passed a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in the city because of noise and pollution.

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Real-Life Fairy Godmother Rescuing Brides-to Be Video included

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Priscilla Luna has been helping brides to be find perfect dresses for over 30 years, but lately, she's been more of a fairy godmother. "It was very heartbreaking because a couple of the girls came in and they didn't know what to do," she says.   That's because the bridal chain Alfred Angelo, where they ordered their dresses, filed for bankruptcy closing 60 stores nationwide.  "This happened overnight I mean the rep called me at 5 o'clock in th...

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Uber Driver Says Driving Isn't Worth It

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For many, the ride sharing service Uber is a great way to get around, but some drivers say the wages aren't worth the trips. Michael Gonzales is an Uber driver. He said he drives to make extra cash. "Everybody's talking about getting extra money and easy money," he said about why he decided to pick up the part-time gig.  Related: Uber Fined $7 Million by California Regulators But he quickly learned it's not that easy. "It was modern day slavery,... More>>

Indio

Man Charged With Breaking Into Indio Home, Raping Woman Three Times in One Night

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Felony charges were filed today against a man who allegedly broke into the Indio home of a woman who had a restraining order against him and raped her three times in one night while armed with a rifle. 

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  • 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. 

  • Weather

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-8-17)

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-8-17)

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:49:09 GMT

    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.

    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.

  • Palm Springs

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    Sunday, May 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-05-14 19:56:02 GMT

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

  • Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

    Sunday, May 7 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-05-07 05:52:35 GMT

    Volunteers, cancer survivors and concerned citizens were invited to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life of Palm Desert Kickoff” on Saturday at Palm Desert City Hall. The event had food, fun, raffle tickets and entertainment including Hawaiian dancers.

    Volunteers, cancer survivors and concerned citizens were invited to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life of Palm Desert Kickoff” on Saturday at Palm Desert City Hall. The event had food, fun, raffle tickets and entertainment including Hawaiian dancers.

  • Weather Photos

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-1-17)

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-1-17)

    Friday, May 5 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:46:35 GMT
    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.
    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.
  • Indio

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

    Sunday, April 30 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-04-30 20:32:23 GMT

    While wristbands didn't sell out this year thousands still carried on their tradition of RV camping in the desert. 

    While wristbands didn't sell out this year thousands still carried on their tradition of RV camping in the desert. 

  • Bermuda Dunes

    Weed Bus Parked At Valley School Upsets Community, School Issues Statement

    Weed Bus Parked At Valley School Upsets Community, School Issues Statement

    Monday, April 17 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:37:24 GMT

    One logo is sounding off alarms for some community members at James Monroe Elementary School. 

    One logo is sounding off alarms for some community members at James Monroe Elementary School. 

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  • 14-Year-Old Dominates International Golf Tournament in Rancho Mirage

    14-Year-Old Dominates International Golf Tournament in Rancho Mirage

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:47:30 GMT

    The 9th annual Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championships wrapped up today where 500 golfers from 33 different countries ranging from 6-18 years old competed across 6 different championship courses in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert area. The 15-18 girls’ division was on the Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills Country Club for the championship round where Ho Yu An from Taiwan finished in first place with a 3-day total of 12-under-par. "I just stepped ...

    The 9th annual Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championships wrapped up today where 500 golfers from 33 different countries ranging from 6-18 years old competed across 6 different championship courses in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert area. The 15-18 girls’ division was on the Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills Country Club for the championship round where Ho Yu An from Taiwan finished in first place with a 3-day total of 12-under-par. "I just stepped ...

  • Golfers from around the world in town for 9th Annual FCG Champions Golf Callaway World Championship

    Golfers from around the world in town for 9th Annual FCG Champions Golf Callaway World Championship

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:36:03 GMT
    The 9th Annual Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championship is back at the Westin Mission Hills Resort for its second consecutive year, this time bringing 500 junior golfers from around the world to compete across 6 championship golf courses in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert area, one of those courses being the Dinah Shore course, where the 15-18 girls’ division are having the opportunity to compete on the famous course home to the LPGA ANA Inspiration.
    The 9th Annual Future Champions Golf Callaway World Championship is back at the Westin Mission Hills Resort for its second consecutive year, this time bringing 500 junior golfers from around the world to compete across 6 championship golf courses in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert area, one of those courses being the Dinah Shore course, where the 15-18 girls’ division are having the opportunity to compete on the famous course home to the LPGA ANA Inspiration.
  • 11-year-old Yucca Valley BMX racer headed to 'Worlds'

    Friday, July 14 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-14 23:14:00 GMT
    Off goes Kuylee Pettit, an 11-year-old BMX racer, who made the decision to start racing at just 8-years-old. Kuylee trains at the Yucca Valley BMX track and with only 3 ½ years of experience, she qualified for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships on both her cruiser and class bikes. "It's over a week-long event and it's in Rock Hill, South Carolina this year,” Pettit explained, “It's the first time it's been in the United States for 15-years.” She also ...
    Off goes Kuylee Pettit, an 11-year-old BMX racer, who made the decision to start racing at just 8-years-old. Kuylee trains at the Yucca Valley BMX track and with only 3 ½ years of experience, she qualified for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships on both her cruiser and class bikes. "It's over a week-long event and it's in Rock Hill, South Carolina this year,” Pettit explained, “It's the first time it's been in the United States for 15-years.” She also ...
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  • Cathedral City High School Wrestling Coach Changing Lives

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:45:27 GMT
    Cathedral City High School's head wrestling coach is giving lessons in the ring and in the classroom. He's going above and beyond for his students.  For these high school students, the pain of wrestling is worth it. "You get butterflies in your stomach the first couple of times," Brandy Corona said.  Another senior wrestler said wrestling is his number one.  "Nothing else runs through my mind but wrestling," Jesus Lara explained. Their motivatio...
    Cathedral City High School's head wrestling coach is giving lessons in the ring and in the classroom. He's going above and beyond for his students.  For these high school students, the pain of wrestling is worth it. "You get butterflies in your stomach the first couple of times," Brandy Corona said.  Another senior wrestler said wrestling is his number one.  "Nothing else runs through my mind but wrestling," Jesus Lara explained. Their motivatio...
  • Indio

    Applications Open for Riverside County Scholarships

    Applications Open for Riverside County Scholarships

    Thursday, July 20 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-07-20 21:27:56 GMT

    Applications will be accepted starting today from young Riverside County residents seeking scholarships totaling $14,000, to be awarded this fall. 

    Applications will be accepted starting today from young Riverside County residents seeking scholarships totaling $14,000, to be awarded this fall. 

  • Palm Springs

    Residents and Businesses Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:19:57 GMT

    It's national hot dog day and people here in the desert are loving every second of it. 

    It's national hot dog day and people here in the desert are loving every second of it. 

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