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Solar Eclipse May Affect Your Solar Power

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It'll be one of the biggest celestial events of the century. The total solar eclipse will sweep across North America on Monday.  Related: Students Prepare for Great American Solar Eclipse In Southern California, the sun will darken about 70%, which means it could affect your solar panels.  "On the morning of August 21st, when your solar production dips just a little bit, yes, you maybe using a little bit of Edison's power to run your air conditioner," ...

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Desert Hot Springs

Eight Small Desert Hot Springs Brush Fires Being Investigated as Suspicious

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A half-dozen small fires, possibly suspicion in origin, broke out in Desert Hot Springs early Friday. 

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Rancho Mirage

Car Takes Down Palm Tree in Rancho Mirage

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a report around 8:30 AM of a solo vehicle crash near the intersection of Monterey Avenue and Country Club Drive in Rancho Mirage. 

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Rancho Mirage

Los Angeles Man Charged in Attempted Rancho Mirage Child Kidnapping, Pursuit

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A Los Angeles man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a 9-year-old girl in Rancho Mirage was expected in court Friday after leading law enforcement on a freeway pursuit that ended in Moreno Valley.

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Riverside County

County's First West Nile Infections of 2017 Confirmed

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According to health officials, two men were admitted to hospitals for treatment. 

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Indio

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Indio; Driver Being Sought

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Indio today, and police sought the public's help in capturing the motorist. 

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Palm Desert

Daughter of Palm Desert Mayor Is Safe In Barcelona Video included

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The effects of the terror are being felt right here at home, Palm Desert Mayor Jan Harnik asked herself a question all parents fear- is my daughter safe? 

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Students Prepare for Great American Solar Eclipse Video included

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Sixth grade students at Painted Hills Middle School in Desert Hot Springs are getting ready to watch the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017. They're using their engineering skills to make a special eclipse viewing tool so they don't hurt their eyes. The eclipse will start just after 9:00 a.m. and go until about noon and while we won't get to see the total eclipse here, we will get to see all but a crescent of the sun. 

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Thousand Palms

Coroner's Identify Body Found in Thousand Palms As Local Business Owner

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Coroner's have identified a body that was found near the area of Washington Street and Ramon Road in Thousand Palms. 

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Beaumont

Ex San Bernardino Officer Wounded in Terror Attack Receives Bravery Award

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A police officer who was shot in the leg during the 2015 Inland Regional Center terror attack that claimed the lives of 14 people was presented with the Congressional Badge of Bravery during a ceremony in Beaumont. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

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A Desert Hot Springs man accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and threatening a woman with a sledgehammer in May was due in court on Thursday on multiple felony charges. 

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Riverside County

Senator Drops Caucus Membership over Criticism of President

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Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) has resigned from the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. 

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Indio

Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 27 Years for Cathedral City Robbery Shooting

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A 20-year-old Cathedral City man who fired several gunshots at a man during a robbery pleaded guilty today to robbing and assaulting the victim and was immediately sentenced to 27 years in state prison. 

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Rancho Mirage

Suspect Allegedly Tries To Kidnap Minor From Gelson's Supermarket

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Aerial video shows the moments a suspected kidnapper being taken into custody in Moreno Valley. 

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Indio

Jefferson Street Bridge Opens to Public

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One final check, marks the completion of what's been years in the making. 

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Banning

Banning Brush Fire Inches Closer to Containment on Fourth Day

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Firefighters inched closer to full containment of a brush fire that broke out Monday on the northeast edge of Banning and has blackened roughly 545 acres.

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Palm Springs

Authorities Release Name of Man Found in Burned Truck in Palm Springs

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Authorities today released the name of a man whose body was found inside a burning pickup truck on a Palm Springs roadway. 

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Indio

Mayor Michael Wilson Speaks Out Following Controversial Tweet

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“The characterization that has taken off from this is not who I am.”  

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Coachella Valley

Heather Heyer Remembered Video included

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Family, friends and dignitaries filled a theater in Charlottesville, Virginia in honor of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Man Accused in Father's Beating Death to be Examined by Doctor

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Criminal proceedings were suspended today in the case of a man accused of fatally beating his 64-year-old father in his Desert Hot Springs home, and the suspect will undergo a doctor's examination in order to determine if he is competent to stand trial on a murder charge. 

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Murrieta

Couple Suspected of Severely Abusing Child

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Benjamin Matthew Whitten, 33, and Jeryn Christine Johnson, 25, were arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of child abuse and inflicting great bodily injury on a person under 10 years old. 

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Rancho Mirage

Suspect in Rancho Mirage Attempted Child Kidnapping in Custody Following Pursuit

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A man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a child in Rancho Mirage today was taken into custody following a freeway pursuit that ended in Moreno Valley and involved sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs High School to Retired Slain Former Football Player's Number

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Desert Hot Springs High School will retire the jersey number of slain former football player Solomon Patrick during the team's home game next week against the Palm Desert Aztecs, school officials said today. 

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Indio

Ten People Displaced After Mobile Home Fire in Indio

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An Indio couple went out to start their mobile home this morning, and one of them ended up with second and third degree burns. 

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Coachella Valley

Controversy Over Lowering California Bar Exam Video included

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Patrick Farrell has been practicing law for 13 years. His last job as an attorney was in Rochester, New York. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Illegal Marijuana Grow House Fire in Desert Hot Springs

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On August 15th, at approximately 5:45 AM, Desert Hot Springs Police Department and Cal Fire Department responded to the 65300 block of Osprey Lane, Desert Hot Springs in reference to a structure fire. 

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Palm Springs

Transient Convicted of Murdering Homeless Palm Springs Woman

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A 54-year-old transient was convicted of murder today for stabbing a homeless woman in Palm Springs two years ago. 

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Palm Springs

Two Men to Stand Trial for Alleged Palm Springs Home Invasion Robbery

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Two men accused in a home invasion robbery in Palm Springs, in which the resident was tied up at knifepoint, must stand trial on multiple felony charges, a judge ruled today. 

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Chiriaco Summit Coffee Shop Celebrates 84 Years of Business

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Owners at the Chiriaco Summit Coffee Shop say the Chiriaco Summit exit is a gateway into the Coachella Valley. They've been serving this community ever since 1933 even before I-10 was an interstate. From a cup of hot brewed coffee to meals at all hours of the day, there's one thing that's constant, great hospitality. 84 years later, an antique store, food mart, post office and several museums have joined the coffee shop to create a close-knit community to welcome visitors on their w... More>>

Indio

Car Fire Spreads, Burning Woman in Indio

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An Indio woman is being treated for second and third degree burns after a fire that destroyed her car and quickly spread to six mobile homes nearby. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Locate Missing "At Risk" Adult

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After a nearly 3 hour search on the ground and in the air, PSPD has successfully located Harry Dempster. Dempster, a dementia patient had been reported missing at 8:45 Monday night in the area of Ramon Rd. and Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Police Department want's to thank everyone for their help in finding Harry and bringing him home safely.

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Auschwitz Survivor Reacts to Charlottesville Hate and Murder of Heather Heyer

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"Oh my god," says Erika Fein as she watches white supremacists march in Charlottesville in protest of the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  Fein is a holocaust survivor.  "I can't believe it, if I wouldn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't believe it. Oh my god, " she says as she continues watching protesters marching while holding up torches and Nazi flags shouting racist rhetoric.  Through tears, she says it gave her... More>>

Search Continues For Missing Joshua Tree Hikers

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Entering the third week of searching, the Joshua Tree Search and Rescue team is scaling back its search efforts for Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso to weekends.

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Palm Springs Police Department To Host Community Police Academy

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The Palm Springs Police Department is accepting applications for a behind the scenes look at the business of serving and protecting the community. The department will be hosting another Community Police Academy. Sergeant William Hutchinson said it's a way to create more transparency.  "The media tells their story, the people in the public tell their story, but we need to tell our story as well," Hutchinson explained. Police said the Palm Springs Community Police...

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Palm Springs

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Act in Walmart Restroom

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A 25-year-old man who allegedly entered a Palm Springs Walmart bathroom stall occupied by a teenager and committed a sex act in front of her pleaded not guilty today to multiple felony and misdemeanor counts.

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Indio

Man Who Claimed to be Cartel Member, Fired Gun at Eatery Pleads Guilty

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A man who claimed to be a member of a drug cartel and fired a gun outside a Cathedral City restaurant pleaded guilty to a felony count of criminal threats and was sentenced to seven years in state prison.

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Riverside

UC Riverside to Host Eclipse Viewing Event

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A week from today, the first total solar eclipse across the United States in nearly 40 years will occur, with partial darkness falling over Southern California, where UC Riverside researchers will be offering residents an opportunity to watch through solar-filtered telescopes. 

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Palm Springs

County Officials Mourn Passing of Congressman, Former Supervisor

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McCandless died at his La Quinta home last Wednesday at the age of 90. 

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Palm Desert

Firefighters Battle Attic Fire in Palm Desert

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Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a residential structure fire at the 73000 block of Haystack Mountain Drive in Palm 

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Vigil for Virginia Violence in Downtown Palm Springs Video included

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Following a day of violence in Charlottesville, the Coachella Valley stands together in Downtown Palm Springs. 

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The Latest: 3 arrested in connection to violent clashes

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Authorities are on the scene after a vehicle plows into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville. More>>

Desert Drag Queen Hangs Up Headdress Video included

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Pinkie Meringue Shimmer, a desert drag queen, is hanging up her headdress after more than a decade.
 

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UPDATE: Hero Deputy Reunited With Boy She Saved Video included

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Riverside County Sheriff's deputy Alicia Lopez has been waiting for this moment for almost two weeks. "Hi buddy!" she says with a big smile on her face.  The moment she gets to hold little Matthew Castleberry for the first time after doctors put her kidney inside of him, saving his life.  "Oh my goodness, hi buddy I missed you," says Lopez as she hold him and kisses his face.  But this moment was two years in the making. She secretly got tested t... More>>

Indio

Indio Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Killing Mother

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An Indio man convicted of second-degree murder for fatally beating his mother and leaving her in a closet was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison, dashing the hopes of family members who contend that he has the mental capacity of a child and asked that he be granted probation and released into their care...

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Thousand Palms

Man Who Fled Country to Stand Trial For Alleged 2008 Murder

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A man who fled to Central America after allegedly killing a Sky Valley woman nearly a decade ago will stand trial for first-degree murder, a judge ruled Friday...

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Opioid Abuse In America: A National Emergency Video included

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The numbers are staggering. In 1999, a little over 4,000 people overdosed on opioids. In 2015, roughly 20,000. In 2016, 60,000. Yesterday, President Trump announced that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency.

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Charges Filed, Bail $1M for Man Accused of Committing Sex Act in Front of Teenage Girl at Palm Springs Walmart

Charges flied against Tyler Ray Berthoud, 25, will return to court Monday, August 14, 2017. Charges flied against Tyler Ray Berthoud, 25, will return to court Monday, August 14, 2017.
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 A 25-year-old man who allegedly entered a Palm Springs Walmart bathroom stall occupied by a teenager and committed a sex act in front of her was charged Friday with attempted lewd acts on a minor, burglary, false imprisonment, indecent exposure and child annoyance...

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Victim Identified in Indio Apartment Gas Explosion

David Lee Ellis, 61 died from injuries suffered in an explosion and fire that occurred at his residence in the city of Indio. David Lee Ellis, 61 died from injuries suffered in an explosion and fire that occurred at his residence in the city of Indio.
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Officials have released the name of the man who died in his Indio home after a gas explosion earlier this week. 

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UPDATE: Sources Reveal New Information on Missing Couple

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Since their disappearance three months ago we've heard from the families and friends of 28-year-old Jonathan Darling Reynoso and 26-year-old Audrey Moran. They've been pleading to anyone who knows something to come forward. 

If you have information call Riverside County Sheriff's at (760)-393-3544.

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Victim's Family Friend Speaks Out After Walmart Child Predator Is Arrested Video included

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The man who was arrested at a Palm Springs Walmart, after police say he exposed himself to a little girl, has been identified. Police arrested 25 year old Tyler Ray Berthoud following the incident. He's now charged with performing lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 and false imprisonment. This arrest came just a day after he was convicted and released from jail for sexual battery. Andrea ponce, a close friend of the victim's family, was inside of the Palm Springs Wa...

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Indio

One Arrested, Another At Large for Indio Business Robberies

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Indio Police Department are searching for two suspects wanted for an armed robbery at Dollar Tree on Jackson Street, and an attempted robbery at Domino's Pizza. 

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Alleged Child Predator at Palm Springs Walmart Arrested Video included

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Multiple community pages on Facebook were put on high alert after witnesses claim there may have been an attempted kidnapping inside of the Palm Springs Walmart on Ramona. 

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Indio

Parolee Pleads Guilty to Desert Hot Springs Vehicle Theft, Evading Arrest

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A parolee pleaded guilty today to vehicle theft and evading arrest charges stemming from June and July vehicle burglaries and thefts in Desert Hot Springs and was immediately sentenced to six years in state prison.

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Desert Hot Springs

San Diego Resident Arrested for Attempted Murder in Desert Hot Springs

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On August 9, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM, Desert Hot Springs Police Officers responded to the 68700 block of Panorama Drive in Desert Hot Springs for a disturbance. 

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UPDATE: Indio Man in Explosion Has Died Video included

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A man who was hurt in an explosion in Indio on Tuesday afternoon has died. The maintenance manager of the Loza Apartments on King Street lived next door to the apartment where the explosion happened. His apartment is now condemned. But that's not what he's thinking about, he can't believe his neighbor is dead, "I thought he was in bad shape but I didn't know he passed away, that's pretty bad, it's pretty shocking." The Indio Police Department confirmed his death ...

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Friends Say Man Killed in Hit and Run Was Starting a New Life Video included

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Orange markings on the shoulder of Highway 86 show where 30-year-old Brandon Cooper was left to die. The CHP says he was hit by a car on Sunday just after 11 o'clock, south of Avenue 84  in Thermal, the driver didn't bother to stop. Later he was hit by a second car. That driver did stop and call for help. Officers are looking for the driver who fled the scene. His friends are looking for answers. They can't believe someone would do this. "It's cowardly ... More>>

Indio

One Dead, Officer Released From Hospital After Gas Explosion at Indio Apartment Video included

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Cal Fire/ Riverside County Firefighters responded to a single report of the smell of gas coming from an apartment at 44710 King Street near Indio Boulevard in Indio. The crew on scene reported a single story, multi-family dwelling with an explosion and two burn victims. The fire has been contained.  Stay tuned with KMIR News for updates.

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You Ask. We Investigate. ® Home Owners Worried About Dying Tree

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A local home owner reached out to our You Ask. We Investigate team about what to do with an overgrown tree. Matt Himbert asked, "It's a huge cost for me and my mom, since the tree is mostly dead due to low watering per restrictions. I want to see if the city will help. It's also right by an underground transformer for Southern California Edison and poses a risk." 

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Desert Hot Springs

Family Member Arrested for Killing of Desert Hot Springs Ice Cream Vendor

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A man suspected in the beating death of his 64-year-old father in Desert Hot Springs has been charged with murder. 

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Coachella

Alleged Drunk Driver in Fatal Coachella Crash Charged with DUI Vehicular Manslaughter

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A motorist who was allegedly drunk when he ran a red light in Coachella and slammed into a car driven by a San Diego woman, who died at a hospital the following day, was charged today with DUI gross vehicular manslaughter and pleaded not guilty. 

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Cathedral City

Two Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery in Cathedral City

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On August 8, 2017, at approximately 5:12 PM, Cathedral City Police officers responded to the Chevron gas station/convenience store located in the 22600 block of Palm Drive, Cathedral City (near the IS-10 and Palm Drive intersection) for an armed robbery investigation. 

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Niland

Border Patrol Discovers Meth in Spare Tire, Arrest Woman

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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 afternoon. 

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La Quinta

Man Accused in La Quinta Stabbing Charged With Attempted Murder

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Attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges were filed today against a transient accused of stabbing a man multiple times in La Quinta. 

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Indio

Free Community Health Fair Clinic Coming to Indio

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Central City Community Health Center is sponsoring a free day health fair at the Indio Clinic on Friday, August 8th. 

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Keeping Kids Safe as they Head Back to School

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The 'first day of school' jitters can be felt even before hitting the classroom doors, even for parents like Cari Armendariz. "I typically walk them in and out so they're not alone," Armendariz said. She's extra protective as the number of distractions behind the wheel continues to grow.

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Horse Hit and Killed By Traffic in Desert Hot Springs

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A horse rider is recovering today after being struck by a Sun Bus in Desert Hot Springs. The horse was then hit by several vehicles and did not survive.  Desert Hot Springs police said an equestrian was trying to cross Palm Drive at 20th Avenue Monday night on a horse, when the bus struck the rider and animal. "The rider was thrown. The horse then ran into the north bound and south bound lanes where it was struck by another two cars," said Desert H...

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La Quinta

Vehicle Strikes Fire Hydrant in La Quinta Causing Water Spill

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La Quinta Police Department responded to a vehicle verses a fire hydrant accident in the 78000 block of Highway 111 and La Quinta Center Drive, behind the La Quinta Target. According to Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Munoz, the call came in at 3:10 PM for a single vehicle collision. There are no injuries reported at this time and the driver was not cited.  The water shot up in the air about 50-60 feet and spewed out for about 30-45 minutes, according to a viewer. The car eve...

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Indio

Former Indio Police Officer Suing City, Cites Age Discrimination

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A former Indio police officer is suing the city of Indio for alleged age discrimination, claiming that he and another officer were passed up for consideration for the police chief position by city officials who thought they could better control a younger candidate. 

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Unknown Person Spotted Inside Home Of Murdered Ice Cream Vendor Video included

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The family of a man who was found dead inside his home in Desert Hot Springs last week is still shaken up after finding an unknown person in the home the next day. 

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Thermal

Police Searching For First Vehicle in Fatal Hit and Run in Thermal

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The California Highway Patrol says the victim was 30- year-old Brandon Cooper of Thousand Palms. 

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La Quinta

La Quinta Man Stabbed Four Times Outside Library; Suspect Arrested

Brandon Sean Williams has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury. Brandon Sean Williams has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury.
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A local man has been stabbed in La Quinta prompting the lockdown of a nearby library. At approximately 4:30PM Friday evening La Quinta Police were called to the 78-000 Block of Calle Tampico in response to an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arriving on scene, police found one male victim stabbed in an unknown area. The male victim has been transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

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Desert Hot Springs

Horse Killed, Rider Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Desert Hot Springs Crash

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An equestrian who was struck by two vehicles while riding a horse in Desert Hot Springs was hospitalized today with major injuries, but the animal did not survive.

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Marijuana Boom to be Featured on "The Profit''

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Desert Hot Springs will be one of several California cities profiled tonight on CNBC's "The Profit: Marijuana Millions,'' which examines the state's growing recreational marijuana market following the passage of Proposition 64.

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Rancho Mirage

Eisenhower Medical Center Ranked #1 in Riverside Metro Area for Second Straight Year

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U.S. News and World Report has released its annual hospital rankings. 

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Construction on I-10 Section Plagued With Crashes

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Caltrans has been busy with construction from Cactus City to State Route 177. As part of the $95 million Interstate -10 Rehabilitation Project they're restoring 124 lane miles of pavement. In addition to some ramps being affected from now until the end of the month, only one lane will be open in each direction 24 hours a day in that area.  And while  while drivers are always asked to be  careful in construction zones, the area has been plagued with crashes, they've mor...

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UPDATE: Hospital Honors Twins Who Beat the Odds Video included

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When Angelina Castleberry was pregnant with twins Matthew and Callia there were many complications, especially for little Matthew.  "The doctors had done some procedures but they were very concerned," said Kathy McMillan, with Loma Linda University Medical Center, adding they weren't sure if they would end up harming one twin to help another. Angelina says they prepared the family for the worst, "They said they would never survive, none of them would survive, tha...

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You Ask. We Investigate. ® Palm Springs Hotel Owner Concerned About Lack of Crosswalks

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A hotel owner in the outskirts of downtown Palm Springs reached out to KMIR about the need for more crosswalks in the area.  Gabbi Rose is the new owner of the old Casita Laquita hotel in Palm Springs.  "It sounded so loud for being such a small highway, and I went outside and looked at it and thought people really tear through here. They're taking that turn really fast," Rose said.  The City of Palm Springs said the bend can be dangerou...

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Palm Springs

Job Fair for New Palm Springs Hotel Rescheduled

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A job fair originally planned for August 7th for prospective employees at downtown Palm Springs' newest hotel, which will open this fall, was rescheduled for later this month.

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Coachella

Coachella Crash Results in DUI Charges

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On Sunday August 6, at 12:43 AM, officers from the Coachella Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision on the 86 Expressway at Ave. 50, in the city of Coachella.

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Thousand Palms Man Killed in Hit and Run in Thermal

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California Highway Patrol says a Thousand Palms man was killed after being hit by a car as he walked along Highway 86 in Thermal Sunday Night. The incident happened just after 11 p.m. near Avenue 84. The victim is identified as 30-year-old Brandon Cooper of Thousand Palms. Officers say he was walking down Highway 86, when a car hit him, leaving him partially in the roadway. The car that hit Cooper did not stop according to officers. About 20 minutes later, officers say a woman was d...

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Desert Hot Springs

Family Speaks Out About Desert Hot Springs Drowning Video included

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An 8-year-old boy has drowned in a Desert Hot Springs resort swimming pool. Family members tell KMIR News he was Isaac Moore of Desert Hot Springs, a student at Cabot Yerxa Elementary School.

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Elderly Woman Warns Other Seniors About Scammers

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A concerned viewer reached out to our You Ask. We Investigate.® desk to warn others about thieves targeting the elderly. 

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Palm Springs

Police Seek Man Who Robbed Palm Springs Resort at Gunpoint

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A man robbed a Palm Springs resort at gunpoint and made off with cash and a cell phone, police reported. 

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Palm Desert

"Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

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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.

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Coachella Valley

Two Coachella Valley Men Arrested, Drugs and Cash Seized from Homes in Palm Desert, Coachella

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Deputies and officers assigned to the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Departments Special Investigations Bureau and the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served two narcotics related search warrants. One at a residence located in the 74600 block of Shadow Hills Road, located within the city of Palm Desert. The other, a residence located in the 50000 block of Kenmore Street, located wi...

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Chiriaco Summit

Three Seriously Hurt, Juvenile Ejected, in Rollover Chiriaco Summit Crash

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At around 1:30 PM, Cal Fire and Indio Police Department responded to reports of a solo vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Chiriaco Summit. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Sheriff's Department Investigating Man Found Dead in Desert Hot Springs Home

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The victim, whose name was withheld, was found at 10:42 p.m. Thursday inside a home in the 16000 block of Via Corto West, according to the Sheriff's Department. 

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Indio

Children, Law Enforcement Face Off in Badges vs Kids Basketball Game

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Organized by the Riverside County Probation Department, the game is intended to foster a friendly environment for participating youths, some of whom are on formal probation, while others are in the county Department of Mental Health's Wraparound program and Aftercare Unit. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Tramway Reopened After Power Outage

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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has closed today, August 3, 2017 due to technical difficulties from a power outage caused by inclement weather. Anticipated re-opening has not yet been confirmed. 

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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage Krispy Kreme Bumps Up Timeline

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A "Coming Soon" sign in a Rancho Mirage development has had residents licking their chops for days now, and it's true! 

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Desert Hot Springs

Body Identified From Desert Hot Springs House Fire

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A fire damaged a Desert Hot Springs home today, but no one was hurt. 

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Banned 7-Eleven Customer Retaliates Against Employees

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Armed with what employees say was a beer bottle, an irate man managed to bust out the window of Ricardo Caldron's red pick-up truck and even slash one of his tires.  "And the beer went there in the seat, which is probably why my seat is all wet right now," said Caldron, an employee at the 7-Eleven off Indian Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. He works overnights at the convenient store and gets his share of hostile customers. The man he's encountered dozens of tim...

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Shooting Victim Wants Cathedral City Bar Shut Down Video included

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Michael Avila is recovering in the hospital after being shot twice. He and his wife  Rae-Ann Rose believe he's only alive through divine intervention  "I'm not lucky, I'm just blessed, I've been through a lot," says Michael.   "My mom passed away nine years ago and I'm sure that's why she was definitely looking out for us that night," says Rae-Ann Rose. That night, July 26th, was supposed to be a celebration at the Block Bar and Grill  

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TRIO Restaurant May Be Closed Until Labor Day

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The popular downtown eatery TRIO Restaurant is recovering from a fire. The restaurant says they are now hoping to reopen by Labor Day. It all started early Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to a car on fire in the back parking lot, and the fire quickly spread to TRIO and nearby businesses. Daniel Moore, the general manager of TRIO Restaurant, said the smoke damage is extensive and they need time to recover.  "You dig deeper and deeper, and... More>>

Palm Springs

Former Student of Convicted Palm Springs Teacher Files Suit Against District, Principal

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A former student of a Palm Springs High School teacher convicted of numerous child molestation charges is suing him, along with the ex-principal of the campus and the school district, for allegedly ignoring reports of the educator's conduct two years prior to his arrest. 

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Drivers Get Caught in Flood Waters

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It started with Lightning and thunder, then turned into torrential rainfall across the Coachella Valley. Inches of rain caused a flood of concerns for drivers especially at the intersection of Ramon Road and Palm Blvd. "It took me just a tenth of a second when I was going right through the middle of the puddle, I realized, I shouldn't have came this way," said Reggie Autrey, who lives in Cathedral City. Autrey is now car-less after he drove into fl...

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Cathedral City Approves Pot Cultivation Center Despite Car Dealerships Concerns Video included

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The Cathedral City Planning Commission voted to approve a conditional use permit for a marijuana cultivation center tonight. But car dealerships in the are of the proposed site are saying, not so fast.

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Palm Desert

Two Female Suspects Arrested for Burglary in Palm Desert

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On June 24, 2017, about 6:00 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a report of a burglary at 4 Seasons Swimwear at 73601 El Paseo Ste. #4 in Palm Desert. 

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UPDATE: Deputy Hero Gets Good News Video included

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Angelina Castleberry, a former Riverside County Sheriff's deputy has a lot to be thankful for these days. Her first stop after her three-year-old son Matthew's successful kidney transplant was to visit the hero donor at her bedside who saved her son's life and give her the good news.  "His kidney is working,"  whispers Castleberry in the ear of Deputy Alicia Lopez as she cradles her former co-worker's face in her hands.  Both mothers are visibly ov... More>>

Local Immigrants React To RAISE Act Proposal

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President Donald Trump wants to make more changes out to our immigration system. The proposed legislation, called the RAISE act, would be merit based and favor skilled English speakers.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth Under Vehicle's Seats

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday evening. 

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Bug Infestation Hits Palm Springs Neighborhoods

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A bug infestation has hit several Palm Springs neighborhoods and residents are at a loss for what to do about it. 

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Desert Hot Springs

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

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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. 

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Palm Springs

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Items From Palm Springs Walmart

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A woman who allegedly stole items from a Walmart in Palm Springs, then assaulted store security guards and tried to run them over with her car, was in custody today on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and making criminal threats. 

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Fire Damages Several Palm Springs Businesses

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Several businesses were damaged after an overnight fire started in downtown Palm Springs. It happened just after 2 a.m. off Palm Canyon Drive at Merito Place. The strip mall houses Trio Restaurant and The Shag Store as well as two other businesses. 

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Barbara Sinatra Laid To Rest Video included

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Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City. 

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UPDATE: Hero Deputy and Lifesaving Kidney Transplant Video included

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Doctors at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital are monitoring two special patients after a kidney transplant operation they completed on July 31, 2017. And they are praising the gift Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Alicia Lopez gave to her former colleague's three-year-old son. Angelina Caslteberry has been cradling her son Matthew trying to comfort his post operation anxiety, still, she feels as if she's holding her son for the first time. She's been praying f...

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Twentynine Palms

Large Search Underway For Two Missing Joshua Tree Hikers

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A large search is currently underway for two hikers believed to be lost in Joshua Tree National Park. A vehicle belonging to the couple was found in the vicinity of the Maize Loop, in the northwest area of the park. Both individuals are in there 20’s. The woman is of Asian descent and the man’s nationality is not known at this time.

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Palm Desert

Hiker Airlifted Off Palm Desert Trail With Heat-Related Illness

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A hiker overcome by triple-digit heat had to be airlifted off a Palm Desert trail today. 

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Rancho Mirage

Eisenhower Medical Center Earns Top Honors As A Nurse Employer in California

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Over the past two years, Nurse.org has collected more than 1,853 reviews from nurses at 314 California hospitals about their workplace satisfaction. 

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Cathedral City

Four Men Charged With Attempted Murder in Cathedral City Bar Shooting

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Four men accused in a shooting at a Cathedral City bar that left a father of two hospitalized were charged today with attempted murder and criminal street gang activity. 

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Salton City

Police Investigate Body Found in Salton City

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Authorities are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Salton City man whose body was found on Friday, July 21st. 

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Riverside County

Local Deputy Goes Under Knife to Save Former Colleague's Son

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A Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy went under the knife to save the life of her former colleague's son. 

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Indio

Jury Selection to Begin in Murder Trial of Palm Springs Transient

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Jury selection is slated to begin tomorrow for the trial of a transient accused of stabbing a homeless woman to death in Palm Springs. 

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Cathedral City

Family of Cathedral City Bar Shooting Victim Raising Money for Medical Expenses

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The family of a hospitalized father of two, who was shot multiple times at a Cathedral City bar, was raising money Monday for his medical expenses. 

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New Indio Detention Center Reaches Construction Milestone

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It has taken crews more than one million construction labor hours to get to this point, the highest point of construction in the John Benoit Detention Center project, started in mid 2015. This morning, a white steel beam, signed by project workers, will be hoisted to the top of the building. The detention center is located on a 6.5 acre site at the southwest corner of Oasis Street and Highway 111 and totals nearly 516-thousand square feet. It came at a hefty price tag of $274 million...

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Deputies Investigating Gun Store Burglary in Palm Desert

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Riverside County Sheriffs Department is investigating a burglary at a Palm Desert gun store overnight. It happened at Second Amendment Sports of El Viento Road just after midnight.

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Big Bear

Two Killed in Big Bear Plane Crash; One a Local Sheriff's Deputy

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Two people have died in a small plane crash outside of Big Bear, CA. At approximately 10:30pm Saturday evening deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department were requested to respond to the Apple Valley Airport in search of a vehicle belonging to the victim.  The reporting party stated the victims were flying in from Big Bear and were overdue.

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Tiny Homes Popping Up in Palm Springs Video included

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Nestled in the Palm Canyon Mobile Club, a tiny village of tiny homes, it's part of a tiny trend picking up big steam. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Attempted Murder Suspects Detained at Banning Gas Station

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The suspects, identified only as Coachella Valley residents, were arrested around 11:15 a.m. at a gas station near the intersection of Ramsey and Hargrave streets, said Banning police Chief Alex Diaz. 

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Cathedral City

Man Shot Inside of Cathedral City Bar

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Cathedral City Police say one man was shot in a shooting at The Block Bar and Grill late Wednesday night. 

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Riverside

Sex Offender Who Assaulted Woman Sentenced

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Kenneth Lee Washington, 29, pleaded guilty in May to misdemeanor sexual battery for the assault that occurred just east of Carlson Dog Park on Mission Inn Avenue. 

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Community

First of Three Job Fairs Friday for New Palm Springs Hotel

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Downtown Palm Springs' newest hotel, slated to open this fall, will be seeking prospective employees during the first of three job fairs held in Palm Springs tomorrow. 

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Palm Desert

Living Desert Named Among America's 10 Best Zoos by Conde Nast Traveler

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The Living Desert in Palm Desert was named one of the 10 best zoos in the country by Conde Nast Traveler, calling it ``undoubtedly the best desert-themed zoo in America.'' 

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Potentially Devastating Citrus Disease Found In Riverside County

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A disease that could potentially wipe out citrus plants is now in Riverside County.  The disease is called Huanglongbing disease, better known as, Citrus Greening Disease. 

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Opportunity Dominates Coachella State of the City

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Everywhere you look you can see there's a lot going on in the City of Coachella, construction in every phase. Mayor Steven Hernandez had a lot to be proud of in his state of the city address delivered at Spotlight 29 Casino to a room full of business and regional leaders.  "We haven't been able to be involved the tourism economy but that's changing today, it's a new day for the City of Coachella,," said Hernandez. 

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Palm Desert

Traffic Collision Leads to DUI Arrest in Palm Desert

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On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2:27 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Monterey Avenue north of Country Club Drive, in the city of Palm Desert.  

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Coachella

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Affordable Farmworker Housing in Coachella

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday to mark the start of construction of an additional 80 units of affordable housing to a Coachella apartment complex, which will be available for local farmworkers next summer.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Rally Supporting Transgender Troops Planned

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A rally supporting the transgender community will be held Thursday evening in Palm Springs in response to President Donald Trump's plan to bar transgender people from joining the military. The rally will get underway at 7 p.m. at the corner of Indian Canyon Drive and Arenas Road, and is expected to run until about 9 p.m. Palm Springs resident and rally organizer Vincent Corrales said the event would be " a platform to let the transgender community know ... More>>

Local Man Impacted by Transgender Ban Video included

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The Commander in Chief is changing military policy, and he announced it Wednesday morning on Twitter.

President Trump is putting a ban on transgender individuals entering the military, and reversing a policy initially approved by the Pentagon under former President Barack Obama.

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Palm Springs

Barbara Sinatra, Wife of Frank Sinatra, Dead at 90

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Barbara Marx Sinatra was born Barbara Blakeley in 1927. 

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Palm Springs Puts Sales Tax Increase In Hands Of November Voters

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In a unanimous vote, the Palm Springs City Council voted to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot. 

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One Man's Mission to Collect P.O.W. Bracelets Video included

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Pieces of shiny metal, carefully lined up in rows are on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum. They're bracelets. They're not made of gold or adorned with jewels but inscribed with names that makes them priceless. Americans once wore them with pride ... 

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Local Woman Takes In Sick And Elderly Dogs

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Sick and senior dogs are usually the ones no one wants, and are left behind in shelters, but one woman here in the valley wants to change that. Some might say Carlynne Mcdonnell is a normal dog lover, but each of her foster failures is sick or elderly, a characteristic most don't want. Related: Fireworks Send Dogs Running To Shelters "I like the dogs that are not adoptable. I like a senior dog that has lived with somebody for 13 years and been dumped in a shelter bec... More>>

Indio

Trailer Fire in Indio Displaces Thirteen People

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Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a residential structure fire at the 80000 block of Avenue 43 in Indio.  

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Palm Springs

Three Passengers in Fatal Palm Springs Tour Bus Crash File Suit

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Three people who were injured in the tour bus crash that killed 13 people and injured 31 passengers near Palm Springs are suing several entities, including the estate of the bus company's owner/driver and the cities of Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Suspect Arrested After Attempting to Flee Police

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A Desert Hot Springs man was in custody today for allegedly ditching a stolen car and briefly holing up inside a Yucca Valley home in an unsuccessful bid to elude capture. 

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Barbara Sinatra's Legacy of Helping Children Lives On Video included

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There's a place in the valley that's a refuge for children who've suffered the unthinkable. 

"Here is where children who have allegations of sexual abuse or physical abuse will see a Barbara Sinatra forensic examiner," says Denise Rodriguez Bowman, a forensic interviewer at the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, as she points to a room where children are examined, that looks far from a medical office. It's brightly colored and decorated.

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Cal Trans Launches Look Both Ways Campaign

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It may seem like an obvious message, but new billboards around town are warning you to look both ways before crossing the street. The new campaign by Cal Trans is urging pedestrians to be more aware before stepping into the street.  Terri Crawford was hit by a car in 2014, and wants other people to adhere to the campaign's message.  "I felt a dull thud on the right side on my leg, which was the bumper of the car and it threw me," Crawford... More>>

Friends and Relatives Of Barbara Sinatra Reflect On Her Life

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Her name alone is enough to invoke feelings of nostalgia from the golden age of Hollywood. As the fourth wife of Frank Sinatra, Barbara Sinatra rubbed elbows with some of the biggest names in show business. She was known as "Lady Blue Eyes." 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Vehicle's Spare Tire

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday morning. 

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Bermuda Dunes

One Suspect Arrested for Attempted Armed Robbery, One Suspect Outstanding

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Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 40000 block of Washington Street, in Bermuda Dunes on Monday, July 24th, around 4:13 PM in reference to an armed robbery. 

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Coachella Valley

Pedestrian Safety Campaign Started in Coachella Valley to Launch Across Inland Empire

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A pedestrian safety ad campaign in the Coachella Valley will be expanded to the greater Inland Empire to combat a growing trend of pedestrian fatalities and injury crashes, with officials planning to showcase some of the ads at Palm Springs City Hall today. 

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La Quinta

La Quinta Man Arrested in DUI Collision

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La Quinta Police Department officers responded to a traffic collision on Avenue 52 and Washington Street in La Quinta around 2:30 AM.  

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Indio

Two Women Shot in Indio, Suspect Wanted

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Indio Police are investigating a shooting that left two women shot late Monday evening. It happened just before midnight on the 45850 block of Indian River Road in Indio. Sgt. Dan Marshall says one of the women was shot in the arm, the other in the leg. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and are expected to be ok.

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Health Experts: Worms Found In Fresh Fish Is Normal

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An Indio couple found a parasitic worm in their salmon over the weekend and while it may not have been appetizing, health experts say, its perfectly normal. Imagine coming home from the grocery store and finding a parasitic worm in the fish you just purchased.

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Cathedral City Residents Deal With Repavement Construction

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Some residents who live near 30th avenue in Cathedral City have been asking the city for months and even years to fix the road between Da Vall Drive and Date Palm Drive. Now those wishes are finally coming true.  Tires on a rocky road is a familiar sound for the neighborhood. Related: A Rocky Road In Cathedral City Could Force Family To Sell Home Stefano Disalvo said 30th avenue was so bad the axle on his car broke. "The road was horrible. It was...

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Riverside

Felon Who Assaulted, Robbed Deaf Man Sentenced

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 A convicted felon who struck and robbed a deaf man outside a Riverside coffeehouse, and also committed a separate robbery, was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison. 

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Riverside

Cyclist Fleeing from Stray Dog Hits Truck

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A man suffered serious injuries Sunday evening after he tried to flee a stray dog that charged him as he rode his bike. 

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Palm Springs

Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Take Money From City of Palm Springs Bank Account

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On April 13, 2017, the City of Palm Springs Treasurer’s officer notified the Palm Springs Police Department of potential fraud occurring against one of the City of Palm Springs’ bank accounts.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Two Big Rigs Crash, One Carrying a Tank, Blocking Lanes North of Desert Hot Springs

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An injury crash involving two big rigs -- one of which was hauling a military tank vehicle -- blocked several freeway lanes just north of Desert Hot Springs today. 

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Monday Morning Rain Storm Drenches Valley Residents

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Valley Residents were in disbelief Monday morning as the sounds of trickling precipitation fell from the sky.  "Oh my god, it's raining this morning," said Facebook user, Gary Dorothy, who posted his reactions to the rain on his page Monday morning.

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Indio

Desert Hot Springs Man to Stand Trial for Allegedly Trying to Pick Up Teenage Girls

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A Desert Hot Springs man who allegedly offered teenage girls money to get into his car was ordered today to stand trial on charges of lewd acts with a child and child annoyance. 

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Indian Wells

Valley Resident and Oldest Man in America Dies at 111

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Clarence "Larry" Matthews of Indian Wells, the oldest man in America, has died at the age of 111. 
His neighbor and friend, Larry Bonafide, says he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday with his family by his side. 

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Indio

Man Who Raped Two Homeless Women in Thousand Palms Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

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A man who raped two homeless women in Thousand Palms nearly four months apart was sentenced to 19 years in state prison Friday. Charles Love, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this month on the two rape counts stemming from the attacks...

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Coachella

Bill Awaiting Governor's Approval to Enable East Valley Literacy Program Video included

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A local literacy program has been tutoring students on their ABC's since 2004 but lost their use of district school buses to reach children in the East Valley.  Local Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia has stepped in to assist struggling readers.

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Indio

Parasitic Worm Found in Indio Couple's Salmon

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An Indio couple is reeling after finding an unwelcome guest in their dinner, an apparent parasitic worm. The salmon in question was purchased Saturday at WinCo Foods in Indio. 
 

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Riverside

County Treasurer Takes Over As Chief Financial Officer

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Riverside County Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent will be taking over as the county's chief financial officer next month, following the retirement of current CFO Paul McDonnell, it was announced Friday. Kent, 48, is following his former boss for the second time in his career with the switch. 

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Little League Has Nearly $6,000 Worth Of Equipment Stolen

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The Central Valley Little League baseball team in Cathedral City was hit with a big loss, but it wasn't on the field. "It just looked ransacked. All the cabinets, all the doors were open. Everything was empty out on the floor, it was just ransacked," Jessica Olson, the president of the little league said.  Olson said she believes someone busted into the equipment room Wednesday night.  She said the thieves took about $6,000 dollars worth of equipment, ... More>>

Parents Frustrated Over Summer Closure Of Soccer Park Video included

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School has been our for a few weeks now and some parents are running out of ideas to keep their kids busy. In Palm Desert, it doesn't help that a popular soccer park is closed for a majority of the summer. 

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Action Continues to Cut Crashes on Section of 10 Freeway Video included

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It's a 30 mile stretch of road that seems to be a danger zone: the 10 Freeway from Dillon Road to Desert Center. Crashes have more than doubled from this time last year.  "There's been a spike in accidents out there, if we continue at this pace, we'll be close to you know, 250, maybe even 300," says Terri Kassinga with Caltrans District 8.  Caltrans says most of the crashes have been due to driver error. "We want the drivers to be prepared and alert when th... More>>

Desert Freeway Projects Among 13 Statewide Transportation Projects Announced

In the desert, $19.5 million will go towards replacing and repairing damaged pavement on Interstate 10 between Indio and Coachella, as well as on state routes 111 and 86 near Mecca. In the desert, $19.5 million will go towards replacing and repairing damaged pavement on Interstate 10 between Indio and Coachella, as well as on state routes 111 and 86 near Mecca.
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State transportation officials announced Friday that 13 pavement projects statewide, including some in or around the Coachella Valley, will get underway this summer following the recent passage of a bill that will increase gas and vehicle registration taxes...

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Pit Bull Mauls Child Standing Outside Home Gardens Residence, Dog Impounded

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An 8-year-old boy suffered major injuries to his face when he was attacked by a pit bull with a history of violence outside a Home Gardens residence....

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Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth in Truck's Gas Tank

Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint. Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint.
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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Friday, July 21,2017...

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders

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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has surpassed 20 million visitors, thanks to four friends visiting Palm Springs from the northeast this week...

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Coachella

Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting Fire to Occupied Coachella Home

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a report of a possible domestic disturbance within the 5200 block of Calle Techa in Coachella just after 10:00 PM. 

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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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Indio

Indio Police Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting

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Officer Chris Cordova will not face criminal charges in the Aug. 20, 2016 shooting of Pedro Montanez, who was shot at about 9:15 p.m. in front of the Rancho Fresco Market at 44510 Jackson St. 

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Highway Heist: Bank Robbers along Interstate 10 Video included

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Bank robbers attract a lot of attention. Maybe it's the quick cash, the notorious bandits or their escape and capture. Every good getaway needs a route, and there is one through the Coachella Valley

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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

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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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  • Palm Desert

    "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. 

  • 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.
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  • La Quinta

    La Quinta Resident Returns Home From Bike Across America

    La Quinta Resident Returns Home From Bike Across America

    Thursday, August 10 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-08-10 23:18:43 GMT

    We have followed La Quinta resident and sexual abuse survivor Randy Boyd throughout his Ride Across America to Stomp Out Shame in sexually abused males. 

    We have followed La Quinta resident and sexual abuse survivor Randy Boyd throughout his Ride Across America to Stomp Out Shame in sexually abused males. 

  • La Quinta man completes 'Ride Across America'

    La Quinta man completes 'Ride Across America'

    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-07-28 02:34:43 GMT

    For the past 6 weeks, we've been following Randy Boyd, a La Quinta man and sexual abuse survivor. He took off on his bike 40 days ago to ‘Ride Across America to Stomp Out Shame’ and be a voice for sexually abused males. Today, 2,300 miles later, he has arrived at his final destination, Beach Lake Pennsylvania. "All the beauty of Pennsylvania did not let me forget the hills,” Boyd explained. “It was the hardest state I had to ride in, it really was. Penns...

    For the past 6 weeks, we've been following Randy Boyd, a La Quinta man and sexual abuse survivor. He took off on his bike 40 days ago to ‘Ride Across America to Stomp Out Shame’ and be a voice for sexually abused males. Today, 2,300 miles later, he has arrived at his final destination, Beach Lake Pennsylvania. "All the beauty of Pennsylvania did not let me forget the hills,” Boyd explained. “It was the hardest state I had to ride in, it really was. Penns...

  • La Quinta

    14U La Quinta All-Stars baseball team swinging towards PONY World Series

    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-07-28 02:09:06 GMT

    The La Quinta 14U All-Star PONY baseball team has walked away as champions at districts, sections, and regions. Now only two tournaments stand between them and the 2017 PONY World Series Championship in Pennsylvania on August 11th.

    The La Quinta 14U All-Star PONY baseball team has walked away as champions at districts, sections, and regions. Now only two tournaments stand between them and the 2017 PONY World Series Championship in Pennsylvania on August 11th.

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  • Indio

    Family & Friends Gather to Celebrate Life of Former Indio Mayor, Chamber Chairman

    Family & Friends Gather to Celebrate Life of Former Indio Mayor, Chamber Chairman

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:04:10 GMT

    Jim was born in Oakland California on October 17, 1919 to James John O’Brien and Sarah Mullins O’Brien. 

    Jim was born in Oakland California on October 17, 1919 to James John O’Brien and Sarah Mullins O’Brien. 

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Desert Hot Springs High School to Retired Slain Former Football Player's Number

    Desert Hot Springs High School to Retired Slain Former Football Player's Number

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:47:14 GMT

    Desert Hot Springs High School will retire the jersey number of slain former football player Solomon Patrick during the team's home game next week against the Palm Desert Aztecs, school officials said today. 

    Desert Hot Springs High School will retire the jersey number of slain former football player Solomon Patrick during the team's home game next week against the Palm Desert Aztecs, school officials said today. 

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs Police Locate Missing "At Risk" Adult

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 2:33 AM EDT2017-08-15 06:33:56 GMT

    After a nearly 3 hour search on the ground and in the air, PSPD has successfully located Harry Dempster. Dempster, a dementia patient had been reported missing at 8:45 Monday night in the area of Ramon Rd. and Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Police Department want's to thank everyone for their help in finding Harry and bringing him home safely.

    After a nearly 3 hour search on the ground and in the air, PSPD has successfully located Harry Dempster. Dempster, a dementia patient had been reported missing at 8:45 Monday night in the area of Ramon Rd. and Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Police Department want's to thank everyone for their help in finding Harry and bringing him home safely.

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