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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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Palm Springs

Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs Hosts Job Fairs

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Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs is hosting three job fairs in anticipation of the hotel’s Fall 2017 opening. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Finds Meth in Car’s Side Panel

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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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Desert Hot Springs

Man to Stand Trial for Alleged Attempted Murder of Black Store Employee

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A man who accidentally shot himself during an alleged attempt to kill a black employee at a Desert Hot Springs auto parts store must stand trial for attempted murder and hate crime charges, a judge ruled Wednesday. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine in Passenger Bus

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint found, on a bus, an abandoned backpack loaded with methamphetamine today. 

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Palm Springs

Long-Time Palm Springs Police Department Dispatcher Passes Away

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Palm Springs Police Department and the entire community has lost a veteran police/fire dispatcher. 

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Palm Springs

Frontier Airlines to Bring Denver to Palm Springs Flights to Palm Springs Airport

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Frontier Airlines will be returning to Palm Springs International Airport this fall with flights from Denver to Palm Springs. 

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Palm Desert

The Living Desert Celebrates National Zookeeper Week

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Coming off it's busiest fiscal year on record, the Living Desert is celebrating National Zookeeper Week with several events. 420,000 visitors entered through the gays for the 2016-2017 season, breaking the previous attendance record by 12,000.

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Experts Warn About Dangers Of Illegally Making Honey Oil

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Its a growing problem here in the desert and beyond. The Riverside County District Attorney's office launched a campaign to warn residents about the dangers of illegal honey oil drug labs.  Local fire fighters said they've been seeing more fires caused by illegal marijuana processing facilities. "You have a grow facility and they use volatile chemicals to process the marijuana to make what's referred to as honey oil, and because that's an explosive gas, you ... More>>

Indio

Woman Pleads Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity in Alleged Desert RV Standoff

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A San Diego woman accused of leading police on a 70-mile chase in a recreational vehicle, culminating in a standoff that forced a full closure of a stretch of Interstate 10 for several hours in January, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity today. 

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Eagle Mountain

Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story Video included

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

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Perris

Officer Arresting Woman Selling Flowers Near Graduation Causes Stir

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Video of a police officer arresting a woman who was selling flowers near a high school graduation ceremony without a permit last month has created about throughout the social media world. 

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Palm Desert

Notorious Octogenarian Jewel Thief Arrested for Alleged Theft at Walmart

An 86-year-old jewel thief whose decades of exploits include crimes at home and abroad -- including the 2013 theft of a diamond ring from a Palm Desert store -- is back in the headlines again, this time for allegedly swiping about $86 worth of items from an Atlanta-area Walmart.

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert Man Arrested for Alleged Grand Theft at Local Mall

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A man was in custody today on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing up to $10,000 worth of merchandise at the Westfield Palm Desert mall last month.

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Palm Desert

Health Investigators Say Filtration Issue Led to 13 Falling Ill at Palm Desert Hotel Pool

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County health officials today were investigating how a seemingly routine filtration cleaning process at a Palm Desert hotel swimming pool apparently led 13 people to fall ill, including nine children who were transported for hospital treatment. 

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Desert Center

Man's Body Found Beneath Freeway Bridge East of Desert Center

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A man's body was found today beneath a freeway bridge east of Desert Center. 

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Riverside County

District Attorney Announces Campaign Against Honey Oil Drug Labs

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District Attorney Mike Hestrin announces the start of a campaign warning Riverside County residents about the dangers of making honey oil, a marijuana derivative, with butane gas, which has triggered destructive fires and left people with serious burns. 

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Riverside County

Sheriff Seeks Minimum Budget Funding in Proposed County Budget to Avoid Further Staff Reductions

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has ended the last fiscal year “in the black” and balanced, after a near $40 million shortfall at the year’s start. 

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Motorcycle Stunt Turns Deadly

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Search the hashtag "RuthlessRyders" on social media and you'll find videos that look like something out of a Hollywood movie: groups of motorcyclists going down the freeway at high speeds performing stunts. But it's real life, so real a stunt similar where a man stands on top of his motorcycle was killed on Sunday morning on the 15 Freeway near Corona.

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Palm Desert

The Living Desert Sets Attendance Record for Fourth Straight Year

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The Living Desert in Palm Desert broke attendance records for the fourth straight year, zoo officials said today. 

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Cathedral City

Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years for Firing on Three Men at Cathedral City Home

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A man who opened fire on three people at a Cathedral City residence in the mistaken belief that they had vandalized his home earlier that night was sentenced today to more than 15 years in prison. 

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert Hotel Patrons Evaluated Following Breathing Issues From Unidentified Vapor

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The Marriott Shadow Ridge Pool in Palm Desert has been temporarily closed after an explosion which may have injured 50-100 people. 

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Palm Springs

Man to Stand Trial for Alleged Palm Springs Armed Robbery Spree

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A parolee accused of committing a string of armed robberies throughout Palm Springs with an accomplice must stand trial on numerous felony counts of robbery and assault with a gun, a judge ruled today. Daron Ellis Hill, 23, is accused of robbing several ATM customers at gunpoint, along with Avante Gant, 24.

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Palm Springs

Disabled Children Presented With Adaptive Bicycles

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Five children with mobility disabilities were presented with adaptive bicycles at Palm Springs City Hall today, the result of local fundraising efforts, including the annual Tour de Palm Springs. 

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Salton Sea

At-Large Suspect in Salton Sea Beach Murder Arrested in Indio

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The last of four men who'd been sought in the slaying of a Salton Sea Beach resident is now in custody, after authorities caught up with him in Indio. 

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Motorcyclist Killed In Palm Springs Crash Identified

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The crash happened at 5:30pm Saturday at East Palm Canyon and Escoba Drive.

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Former First Daughters Visit Palm Springs Restaurant

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Former President Barack Obama's daughters visited the valley, and made a stop at a Palm Springs restaurant.

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Grass Fire Spreads to Banning Hotels Video included

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A grass fire catches two hotels on fire in Banning, forcing evacuations.

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Sudden Bridal Shut Down Creates Dress Disaster

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Alfred Angelo abrupt closures turn wedding bells into wedding hell.

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Against All Odds, Boy Fights For Miracle Recovery

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The odds of survival were slim for a motorcyclist struck by a drunk driver in Cathedral city, but one year later, he is making great strides.

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Neighbors Concerned About Illegal Drug Lab Operating Across The Street

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Cathedral City fire fighters are continuing the investigation of a duplex fire. Fire crews believe the it started because of an illegal drug lab. Neighbors said it started with a few booms. "I heard what sounded like a big boom, and a few seconds later i heard another boom," said Robert Suff who lives across the street from the house that went up in flames on Aurora Vista Road. "I come outside and there's big flames over the roof," he said.  Cath...

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Remembering John Furbee, the Heart of Desert Hot Springs Video included

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How do you say goodbye to a man who made living in Desert Hot Springs better? That's what the desert community is dealing with after the death of one of their brightest stars, John Furbee.

"Sad, very sad he was a great man, wonderful man he did everything for the community," says Chris Megalonakis. 

"He was one giant of a man in this city, to me he was our city," says Donna Poyuzina.

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Palm Springs

A Lifesaving Donation: Why (Still) Can't Gay Men Donate Blood

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For his entire life, giving blood was never an option for Jonathan Wynne. "It doesn't feel good, it definitely feels like we're second class citizens," said Wynne. It's something he felt like was his civic duty but now that's limited to what many say society deemed as "healthy". "My desire to donate blood isn't specific to gay men, it's for anyone who needs it," he says.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Man Charged For Allegedly Firing Gunshot During Argument

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A man who allegedly fired a gunshot at someone during an argument at a Palm Springs residence was charged with assault with a gun Friday. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Cocaine in Vehicle's Seats

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling cocaine on Friday morning. 

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Palm Springs

District Attorney's Office Close to Conclusion of Investigation Into Palm Springs

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Following the major bribery scandal involving Palm Springs' former mayor, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office confirmed today that a second, unrelated investigation was underway into activities at City Hall. 

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San Jacinto

Man Killed in Head-On Collision with Pickup

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A 57-year-old man was killed today in a head-on crash just north of San Jacinto that split his car in two. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City to Host Blood Drive for Nine Cities Campaign

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Cathedral City today will host the latest blood drive in the Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge, which pits the nine communities of the Coachella Valley against one another to see which of them can muster the most blood donations. 

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Cathedral City

Fire Department Investigating Possible Drug Lab at Fire-Stricken Engulfed Cathedral City Apartment

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Police today were investigating whether a fire that erupted at a Cathedral City apartment complex may have originated from a drug lab operation at the building. 

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Rancho Mirage

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Coming to Rancho Mirage

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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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High Road: Law Enforcement Prepare For Increased Drugged Driving

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The legalization of recreational marijuana in California means more people will have access to something that can impair their driving skills, and law enforcement is getting ready to deal with the dangers of the high road.  Recovering drug addict Lisa Neider wants to warn others about the dangers of getting behind the wheel, while high on any drugs.  "In reality I should've went to jail. I couldn't killed someone and that's when I knew I really need some hel...

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Local Officer Retires After a Life of Service Video included

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For Harvey Reed being outside  a police station out of uniform, "Well it feels unusual," he says.  He's been in law enforcement for almost three decades, but after 15 years with the Palm Springs Police Department, he's turned in his badge. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Boys and Girls Club to Change Management, Offer More Services for Adults

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As part of a joint plan, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley will turn over management of the Desert Hot Springs facility to Borrego Health, which currently operates a clinic at the same city-owned site.

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Desert Hot Springs

Man Allegedly Steals Truck, Leads Desert Hot Springs Police on Pursuit

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A man allegedly stole a truck from construction workers in Desert Hot Springs today and led police on a short chase through the open desert before being taken into custody.

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Boy Killed in Chiriaco Summit Crash Video included

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A ten-year-old boy was killed and five others were hurt in an early morning crash on the ten freeway  west of Chiriaco Summit. The California Highway Patrol says it's looking into what caused the driver to lose control of the minivan and overturn. "Could have been sleepy driver, could have been distracted, other different causes but we just know that he ended up off the road, lost control of the vehicle and unfortunately a 10-year-old boy is now dead as a result,"...

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Indio

Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for Indio's Latest Music Festival

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the desert's latest major music event, the Desert Oasis Music Festival, featuring a full slate of reggae, R &B and hip hop artists. 

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Temecula

Tortoise Coaxed From Hiding Spot Using Cherries

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Two Riverside County Animal Services officers coaxed a tortoise from underneath its hiding spot this afternoon at a property near Temecula by using cherries.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Gives Residents A Choice of Power

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Palm Springs is leading the way in the Coachella Valley when it comes to renewable energy and it's giving residents a choice when it comes to where they get their power. 

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Palm Desert

"Ballin' For Desi" Cancer Awareness Tournament is Reaching For New Heights

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Desi Cechin passed away in March 2016 at the age of 6 after a two year battle against neuroblastoma. 

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What You Should Do If You Win The Lottery

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A woman won millions from a lottery ticket bought at the Albertsons in Palm Springs. So far, the winner still hasn't come forward. While most people would want to splurge after winning the lottery, experts say that's not the first thing you should do. "Although it's your urge, and you have your wish list, you want to take your time out, take a deep breath, and really think it through," said Robert L. Schein, the Managing Director at HighTower. By think it through, he mean... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Four Shot in Desert Hot Springs Following Fight Between Neighbors Video included

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

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Riverside

Local Felines, Canines Flown North for Adoption

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Nearly 50 homeless dogs and cats were loaded onto a plane at Riverside Municipal Airport today and flown north to destinations where they'll be granted a ``new lease on life.'' 

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Palm Springs

Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley Raises $230,000 to Support Desert AIDS Project

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More than sixty restaurants participated in Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley on April 27, raising $230,000 for client services at Desert AIDS Project. 

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Chiriaco Summit

Ten-Year-Old Boy Killed, Five Others Injured in Rollover Crash in Chiriaco Summit

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On July 12, 2017 at approximately 12:35 a.m., a solo vehicle traffic collision in Desert Center resulted in one fatality and several other injuries. 

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Palm Desert

Authorities Investigating Death of Woman Found Behind Palm Desert Grocery Store

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Authorities today were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found behind a Palm Desert grocery store. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Apprehend Body Carriers with Narcotics

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling packages of methamphetamine and fentanyl which were taped to their bodies on Friday afternoon. 

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Rancho Mirage

One-Day Speed Hiring Event to be Held at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

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Polish up that resume and get ready for a speed hiring event on July 27, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 6:00 p.m. at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. 

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San Gorgonio Pass

Pursuit Results in Major Injury Traffic Collision

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On July 11, 2017, at approximately 7:26PM, CHP officers from the San Gorgonio Pass Area were monitoring traffic in the area of Bridge Street near Gilman Springs Road.

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Local Deputy Gives Lifesaving Miracle to 3-Year-Old Video included

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Deputy Alicia Lopez and three-year-old Matthew Castleberry have a special bond. Deputy Lopez and Matthew's mom, Angelina, met 12 years ago when they were assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff's station in Palm Desert. Angelina says they connected right off the bat, "Especially being the two only females you know out there sometimes, it was a lot of fun, I learned a lot from her." But Angelina resigned to care for her son. 

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Traffic Delays Expected On I-10 For Jefferson Street Bridge Demolition

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The old Jefferson Street bridge in Indio will soon be history.  Demolition continues tonight, and that means big headaches for drivers. The nearly 60-year-old bridge will be torn down this week. "In order for us to complete the ultimate westbound on ramp, and the ultimate east bound on ramp, we need to get this bridge out of the way," said Joseph Smith, the resident engineer of the I-10 Jefferson Street project.  Once it's out of the way, crews will be almo... More>>

Pranksters In Palm Springs Give Behind The Scenes Look Video included

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You've seen the videos. Now meet the man. "I've always been a prankster as a kid. And I love to make people laugh and I thought this would be a good way to do it," said Stephen Trevisone, video producer and creator of "Prank Files." 

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Indio

Steven Lopez to Represent Himself in Indio Murder Trial

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A judge today agreed to allow a 19-year-old murder suspect accused of gunning down a man last year in Indio to represent himself at his upcoming trial. 

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Palm Desert

Two Arrested for Several Reported Burglaries in Palm Desert

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On June, 10, 2017, at approximately 11:00 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a burglary in the 1000 block of Pinehurst Lane, Palm Desert. 

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Assemblyman's Re-Entry Services Bill for Inmates Signed by Governor

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A Coachella Valley lawmaker's bill to establish a mentorship and job training program for jail inmates in seven California counties is now law. 

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Indio

Former Major Leaguer to Manage Shadow Hills High School Baseball Team

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Former major league outfielder Coco Crisp is Shadow Hills High's new baseball coach, the school announced today. Crisp, 37, recently accepted the Indio school's head coaching job and will begin working with the team after an off-season schedule and plan is established, according to Shadow Hills' athletic director, Ron Shipley. Story: La Quinta Resident Invited to USA Baseball National Team Trials Crisp played 15 seasons in the major leagues, most recently with the Cleveland Indians... More>>

Coachella Valley

7-Eleven Celebrates Birthday With FREE Slurpees

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7-Eleven, Inc. is having a BIG birthday this year - one of those that ends in zero. 

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Congressman Ruiz Talks Healthcare Video included

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The health of a nation continues to rise to the top of the agenda in Congress.

Protests and arguments have erupted at town halls across the nation.

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Cabazon

Beat The Desert Heat By Letting Morongo Pay Your Summer Power Bills

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 As the summer heats up, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is giving its guests some cool relief from stinging electricity costs by paying the power bills for 1,800 winners of Morongo’s High Voltage Hot Seat. 

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Palm Springs

Woman Wins $3,000,000 Off Palm Springs Lottery Ticket

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It was an extremely happy weekend for a grocery store goer in Palm Springs. 

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Firefighters Rescue Couple Without A.C. Video included

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Father's Day was a day Bill Stenlund won't soon forget.

"I was in a bad way," says Bill. 

Bill didn't feel good and to top it all off their air conditioner was out, during the heat wave. 

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Facebook Profile In Indio Advertises Drugs For Sale Video included

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A Facebook profile linked to a person who lives in Indio is advertising drugs for sale and parents across the Coachella Valley are staring to worry. 

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Indio

Partial Shutdown on Interstate 10 Planned Throughout Week

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A partial shutdown is scheduled tonight and every night this week on Interstate 10 through Indio as crews apply the finishing touches to an expansion project that began two years ago.

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La Quinta

La Quinta Resident Invited to USA Baseball National Team Trials

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Great news for a young baseball standout who is already hitting it out of the park. 

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus, First in Urban Area

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Palm Desert is the first urban area in the Coachella Valley where mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year.

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Indio

Indio Beer Robbery Leads to Pursuit and Two Juveniles Arrested, One Wanted

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Three juveniles have been arrested after attempting to steal beer from the AM/PM on Highway 111 in Indio.

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Coachella Valley

Hope For a Better Life Fuels One Locals "Courage to Change" Video included

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Tiffany Avery's life is on the right path.   "I have a three bedroom apartment, I have a full time job, I'm going to C.O.D. (College of the Desert) part-time but my goal is accounting," she says. But what you can't see by looking at her bright smile is her painful past. She says a rough childhood led to a series of bad choices that took her on a path of self destruction, "I don't even recognize that person, I can't believe that, that was once me," says...

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Cabazon

Neighbors Share Stories About Cabazon Man Hit By Train

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Neighbors are mourning the loss of a man hit by a train in Cabazon. First responders found the man dead when they arrived to the scene Saturday evening.  Neighbors only know him by Angel. They say he was the one hit by the train in Cabazon.  Security video from a liquor store across the street shows angel making a purchase minutes before stepping in front of the train tracks. "It was a shock. It was a shock," said Angel's neighbor Shirley Mayhood. Mayhood said ...

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Family Deals With No A/C In Record Heat

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A Desert Hot Springs family spent the week in the heat without any A/C, and they said it was torture.  "Throughout the week it's been brutal. It's been going up to 101 to 105 degrees," said Jessie Peters. Peters' A/C stopped working on Monday.  "This week we've been all yelling at each other just on egg shells," said Peters about how the high temperatures has been affecting her family.  Her apartment complex temporarily gave her a portable A... More>>

Thousand Palms, Indio Power Outages

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Imperial Irrigation District says some customers in Thousand Palms and Indio are experiencing outages. 

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Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Setting 25 Coachella Valley Fires

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A man convicted of setting 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over 14 months was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Friday. Luis Josue Perales, 23, pleaded guilty last month to setting 25 separate fires between Jan....

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County to Receive Funds for Zika Detection Equipment

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Riverside County supervisors are expected next week to authorize the Emergency Management Department to accept a $35,956 grant intended to cover the cost of laboratory equipment that permits health officials to identify carriers of the Zika virus....

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Indio Man Arrested for Possession of Drugs, Child Endangerment

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A 27-year-old man is now behind bars after Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force agents located drugs in an Indio home.....

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Record Breaking Heat Hits Palm Springs, Indio, Thermal

Heat breaks records across Coachella Valley. Heat breaks records across Coachella Valley.
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A spell of extra hot weather sent temperatures across Riverside County soaring Friday, breaking heat records in the Coachella Valley, with the heat wave expected to extend into the weekend...

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CV Task Force Arrests Palm Springs Man for Alleged Meth Possession

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A Palm Springs man is behind bars for allegedly possessing Meth and other related items after officers searched his home. Agents with the Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force with assistance...

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Indio Home Half-Consumed by Fire

Fire destroyed about half of an Indio home in the 46000 block of Padua Circle. Fire destroyed about half of an Indio home in the 46000 block of Padua Circle.
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Fire destroyed about half of an Indio home Friday. The fire was reported just after 2 p.m. in the 46000 block of Padua Circle, a cul-de-sac road just west of the Riverside County Fairgrounds. 

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Firefighters Battle Smoke, Flames at Coachella Home

A 2 alarm fire burns Coachella home, more than 3 dozen firefighters responded to the blaze. A 2 alarm fire burns Coachella home, more than 3 dozen firefighters responded to the blaze.
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Fire ripped through a single-story Coachella home Friday, sending a thick plume of billowing black smoke into the air...

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Local Nonprofit Offers to Match Grant to Raise $40,000 for Indio Homeless Shelter

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A Coachella Valley nonprofit challenged residents Friday to help raise $40,000 for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, an Indio homeless shelter that also serves as a cooling center during the desert's scorching summers...

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Man Shot and Killed by Palm Springs Police Grabbed Officer's Holster, D.A.'s Office Finds

D.A. finds Palm Springs officer involved in shooting not at fault. D.A. finds Palm Springs officer involved in shooting not at fault.
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A suspect who was shot and killed by a Palm Springs policeman last year grabbed the officer's gun holster, prompting him to shoot the man twice in the stomach, according to a district attorney's report released Friday that concludes the shooting was justified.

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Disabled Vet Says He Was Tricked in Craigslist Sale

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When Charlie Sharples had no more use of a trailer, his former home in the Horizon Mobile Home Park where he's lived for 10 years, he decided to give it away. He chose to give it away on Craigslist. "For free, needless to say i got quite a few phone calls when you say free...that gets attention," said Sharples. One woman in particular came to see the trailer several times and he says she was ready to take it off his hands. But not before he says he was taken advantage of b... More>>

Palm Desert Sheriff's Deputy to Donate Kidney to Former Colleague's Son

Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Alicia Lopez will be donating her kidney to Matthew Castleberry Jr. ,3, the son of a former Deputy Sheriff. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Alicia Lopez will be donating her kidney to Matthew Castleberry Jr. ,3, the son of a former Deputy Sheriff.
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A Palm Desert sheriff's deputy will donate a kidney to a former colleague's 3-year-old son, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday...

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Coachella Valley Comes Together for Blood Drive Challenge

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Coachella Valley residents will unite this weekend to help supply blood to local hospitals across the Valley. The Fifth Annual Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge sponsored by Life Stream Blood Bank will take place in nine locations.

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You Ask. We Investigate. ® Missing Couple's Last Messages Video included

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If you know something that might help, they want to hear from you and you can remain anonymous. This is the phone number set up just to field tips and information about this case: (760) 393-3544. There is a reward $10,000 reward that was raised by the families with the help of the community. 

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Coyote Pack Seen Roaming In Condo Complex Video included

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People living in a condominium complex in Palm Springs are starting to worry about a pack of coyotes they say have been wandering around the property.

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Former NFL Pro Todd Marinovich to Vie for Coachella Valley Team's Starting Quarterback Gig

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Former USC and NFL player Todd Marinovich will battle for the starting quarterback job on the Coachella Valley-based SoCal Coyotes, which would make him the oldest professional quarterback in nearly 50 years...

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Former Carl's Jr. Employee Says Punch Was Justified

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A former Desert Hot Springs Carl's Jr. employee said she quit because of how unsafe she felt from customers being aggressive and threatening workers. 

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ACT 1 Awards Scholarships to Health Care Students

Health care students at California Nursing Education Institute: Clashea Rivera, Amedsaid Macias, and Aaron Robles receive scholarship awards at the recent ACT 1 luncheon. Health care students at California Nursing Education Institute: Clashea Rivera, Amedsaid Macias, and Aaron Robles receive scholarship awards at the recent ACT 1 luncheon.
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The Aging Community Team of Coachella Valley – better known as ACT 1 – recently held their scholarship awards luncheon at The Brookdale Mirage Inn, presenting 10 heath care students with $500 and $1000 awards....

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Man Charged With Arson for Allegedly Trying to Burn Down Desert Hot Springs Apartment

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A man was charged with arson Thursday after allegedly trying to burn down a Desert Hot Springs apartment following a dispute with the landlord. Steven Louis Armenta, 50, pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count each of arson and battery on a peace officer ...

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War Vets Without Diplomas Can Apply for Them Now

Courtesy: Riverside County Office of Education Courtesy: Riverside County Office of Education
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Veterans of foreign wars who didn't graduate from high school can apply between now and Oct. 4 for graduation certificates issued through a Riverside County ....

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Alleged Stolen Vehicle Suspect Steals Pickup Truck in Palm Desert, Crashes in Indio Following Police Pursuit

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An alleged stolen vehicle suspect took a pickup truck in Palm Desert, then led officers on a short pursuit into Indio, where the suspect crashed the truck into a traffic sign and was taken into custody. 

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Prostate Cancer Patient First in Coachella Valley to Receive New Cancer Treatment

A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region. A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region.
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A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region...

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Special Palm Springs Council Meeting to Include Interviews for City Boards

Thursday's special council meeting will be held to interview and appoint applicants to the city's Planning Commission and Historic Site Preservation Board. Thursday's special council meeting will be held to interview and appoint applicants to the city's Planning Commission and Historic Site Preservation Board.
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The Palm Springs City Council Thursday will hold a special meeting that will include interviewing applicants for spots available on three city boards. The 4 p.m. meeting at the Palm Springs Convention Center -- the city council chambers are still undergoing renovations to its audio/visual system -- will include interviews and appointments to the city's Planning Commission, Historic Site Preservation Board and Measure J Oversight Commission. Each appointment would be for terms lasting... More>>

Suspect Wanted in Salton Sea Homicide, 3 Others Arrested

Armando Taylor, wanted for homicide and conspiracy remains at large. Armando Taylor, wanted for homicide and conspiracy remains at large.
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An alleged murderer is on the loose and deputies need your help locating him. Investigators are looking for 35-year-old Armando Taylor for his part in a murder of a 38-year-old man...

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Cathedral City Fire Returning to Staffing of Pre-Recession Video included

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It's been a long road to recovery since the great recession. A new sign of improvements is more firefighters are working at Cathedral City again after serious cuts years ago.

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Local Business Loses $7,300 After Credit Card Fraud

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While many people took a long holiday weekend to relax, a pair of creative thieves were hard at work in Thousand Palms.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary Charges in Alleged Palm Desert Hotel Spree

Francisco Segovia, 18, pleads not guilty to burglary charges. Francisco Segovia, 18, pleads not guilty to burglary charges.
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One of two young men who allegedly committed a series of room break-ins at a Marriott property in Palm Desert last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight counts of burglary. Francisco Segovia, 18, is accused along with Jeremiah Jackson, 21, of burglarizing rooms at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas...

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Children's Discovery Museum Offers New Exhibits

Creative Builders, a new exhibit giving visitors the opportunity to build anything they can imagine with thousands of small blocks. Creative Builders, a new exhibit giving visitors the opportunity to build anything they can imagine with thousands of small blocks.
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Visitors to the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert will find more to explore than ever before this summer. New exhibits, exciting programming, and more make the Museum a "must-do" for area families and tourists alike....

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Hospital Golf Cart Thief Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft

Angel Lopez Roldan, 21, pleaded guilty to stealing a golf cart  from Eisenhower Medical Center. Angel Lopez Roldan, 21, pleaded guilty to stealing a golf cart from Eisenhower Medical Center.
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A young man who stole a golf cart from a Rancho Mirage hospital where he was being treated, then skipped a scheduled court appearance, pleaded guilty to a felony grand theft charge Wednesday and will spend six months in county jail, followed by nearly three years of supervised release.

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County Supervisor Says $800K Grant Will Be Used to Create Parks in North Shore, Oasis, Thermal

County Receives $800,000 Grant for Eastern Coachella Valley Park Projects County Receives $800,000 Grant for Eastern Coachella Valley Park Projects
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Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez said Wednesday that the county will use an $800,000 grant to create parks in the Eastern Coachella Valley communities of North Shore, Oasis and Thermal....

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Palm Desert Marriott Hotel Holding Housekeeping Job Fair

Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert housekeeping job fair. Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert housekeeping job fair.
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Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert will host a housekeeping job fair Wednesday, offering a number of job opportunities for prospective employees. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hotel will be conducting interviews for the positions of housekeeper and houseman/housekeeping aide. Full-time positions start at $11.55 per hour plus benefits, which include medical/dental/vision, vacation and sick paid time off, a 401K plan, Marriott hotel discounts, carpool program and rewards. ... More>>

Indio

Dan Martinez Out As Indio City Manager; Effective Immediately

Dan Martinez, City Manager, and the City of Indio part ways July 5, 2017. Dan Martinez, City Manager, and the City of Indio part ways July 5, 2017.
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Effective today, Indio City Manager Dan Martinez is no longer holds the position... "The City Council, together with City Manager Dan Martinez, mutually agreed to end their relationship as of July 5, 2017." 

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Coachella Valley

Local Couple Hit By "Grandson Scam" Video included

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Local couple Richard and Natalie, who have asked not be identified by their full name, lost more than $9,000 dollars after falling for what is being called the "Grandson Scam." 

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Stolen Truck Hits Car, Crashes into Motel

No one injured after driver causes traffic collision and runs into building. No one injured after driver causes traffic collision and runs into building.
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One person is in custody after crashing a stolen pick up truck into a car and then a motel on July 4....

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Coroner Identifies Man Who Died Following Bee Stings

Gerardo Balbuena, 49, died after being stung by bees in Thermal field. Gerardo Balbuena, 49, died after being stung by bees in Thermal field.
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The coroner Tuesday released the name of a 49-year-old field worker who died in Thermal after being stung by bees....

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Vigil For Teenager Killed at Cathedral City House Party Video included

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Friends and family of a slain teenager mourned him by holding a vigil at Panorama Park in Cathedral City.

That's on the same block as the house party where he was shot.

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Condos to Replace Former Sonny Bono Restaurant Video included

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Bono's Restaurant, the former restaurant of Sonny Bono, along with the adjoining tennis courts will be demolished to make way for a new condominium complex in Palm Springs. 

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Vietnam Veteran Reflects On Importance Of July 4th

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July 4th is a time to celebrate our freedom, and it is an especially meaningful day for our veterans. Sergeant Frank Orzio is a two-time Purple Heart recipient, and served in the Vietnam war.

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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. 

  • Local Officer Retires After a Life of Service

    Local Officer Retires After a Life of Service

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:42:35 GMT

    For Harvey Reed being outside  a police station out of uniform, "Well it feels unusual," he says.  He's been in law enforcement for almost three decades, but after 15 years with the Palm Springs Police Department, he's turned in his badge. 

    For Harvey Reed being outside  a police station out of uniform, "Well it feels unusual," he says.  He's been in law enforcement for almost three decades, but after 15 years with the Palm Springs Police Department, he's turned in his badge. 

  • 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.

  • Cactus City

    Big Rig Collides with Charter Bus Carrying 30 Cheerleaders, Injuries Reported

    Big Rig Collides with Charter Bus Carrying 30 Cheerleaders, Injuries Reported

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:10:35 GMT

    Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol are on scene of a charter bus and big rig collision. The big rig is fully engulfed in flames. The bus had approximately 30 or more occupants with at least 1 possible injury. The big rig is still on fire. Stay tuned with KMIR as this story develops.

    Cal Fire and California Highway Patrol are on scene of a charter bus and big rig collision. The big rig is fully engulfed in flames. The bus had approximately 30 or more occupants with at least 1 possible injury. The big rig is still on fire. Stay tuned with KMIR as this story develops.

  • Beaumont

    Manzanita Fire Burns 5,800 Acres 20% Contained, Evacuations Ordered

    Manzanita Fire Burns 5,800 Acres 20% Contained, Evacuations Ordered

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-06-27 18:34:23 GMT

    Fire remains 5000 acres and 10% contained. An update on acreage and containment will be posted later this morning after more accurate mapping is completed. Day assignment in plaved for ground and air resources.

    Fire remains 5000 acres and 10% contained. An update on acreage and containment will be posted later this morning after more accurate mapping is completed. Day assignment in plaved for ground and air resources.

  • 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.

  • Banning

    87-Year-Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Suffered in Banning Plane Crash

    87-Year-Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Suffered in Banning Plane Crash

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:26:18 GMT

    A small plane crashed Friday on a Banning roadway just south of Interstate 10, injuring the two occupants.

    A small plane crashed Friday on a Banning roadway just south of Interstate 10, injuring the two occupants.

  • 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.

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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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  • 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. 

  • Uber Driver Says Driving Isn't Worth It

    Uber Driver Says Driving Isn't Worth It

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:18 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:18:35 GMT
    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,...
    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,...
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