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Palm Springs City Council Approves Homeless Center Permit Despite Opposition

The Palm Springs City Council approved Well in the Desert's conditional use permit for a vacant building on Calle Encilia but business owners are not happy.

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Homeless Center Location Causing Controversy Video included

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Construction is in full swing at the old Burger King on Indian Canyon. It's about to be reborn as a Castanedas Restaurant, the owners hope to open in mid July but says despite investing over $300,000 on the transformation they've been facing a lot of vandalism problems caused by the homeless including windows being broken seven times. "When they break in they go to the restroom there's no water because we shut the water off, and they you can imagine, I d... More>>

Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall Comes To Desert Hot Springs

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The moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall was set up in Desert Hot Springs this morning. There are nearly 60,000 names on the wall, which represents those who died in the war. 

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Motorcycle Road Rage Incident Caught On Camera Video included

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A California freeway looks more like bumper cars but a lot more dangerous. A motorcyclist and a driver banging around the freeway in Santa Clarita, CA all captured on camera. But,was it road rage or self defense? Either way, innocent drivers are caught in the crosshairs. 

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Riverside

Pup Pulled From Blazing Hot Car Back With Owner

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A 2-month-old puppy rescued from a boiling hot car in downtown Riverside was back today with her owner, who was issued a citation but won't face animal cruelty charges, according to a Riverside County Department of Animal Services spokesman. 

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Indio

Donation of Victim in Tragic Accident Gives Life to Others

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Authorities today released the name of an Indio man who died in a hospital five days after his car overturned on Interstate 10.

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Coachella

Three Car Collision in Coachella Sends One to Hospital

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Traffic is backed up on Highway 86 and Avenue 50 in Coachella after a big rig slammed into the back of a vehicle causing a three car accident around 2:00 PM.

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Desert Hot Springs

Alleged DUI Pursuit Suspect With Manslaughter Conviction Charges with DUI, Assault, Evading Arrest

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a call at 7:30 AM about a DUI driver at the intersection of Monterey and Ramon in Rancho Mirage. 

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Indio

Alleged Cathedral City Marijuana Dispensary Robber Misses Arraignment, In Custody for New Offenses

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A San Bernardino man, who was released on bail after he allegedly robbed a Cathedral City medical marijuana dispensary at gunpoint in late April, missed his arraignment today because he's in custody outside of the county for new alleged offenses. 

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Palm Springs

Expedia.com Names Palm Springs an Exciting LGBTQ-Friendly City

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Palm Springs has been included in Expedia.com’s viewfinderTM Travel Blog list of “15 Exciting LGBTQ-Friendly Cities Around the World”. 

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Coachella

Coachella Breaks Ground on City's First Cannabis Cultivation Facility

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A groundbreaking will be held today for what will be the first cannabis cultivation facility in the city of Coachella. 

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Palm Desert

Toddler in Serious Condition after Near Drowning in Palm Desert

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A toddler is hospitalized today after nearly drowning in Palm Desert, authorities said. 

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Palm Desert

Sovereign Health Palm Desert Defends Itself Against Allegations

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Today Sovereign Health Palm Desert spoke out allegations of insurance fraud by former employees is one big misunderstanding and a current patient agrees. 

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AC Service Companies Rally To Meet Demand During Heat Wave Video included

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When it's a more than 115 degrees in the desert, there's a sight for sore eyes. The AC repair man knocking on your door. With record heat in the Coachella Valley, air conditioning service companies are working overtime. 

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Riverside County

Excessive Heat Warnings Extended After Record Day

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Temperatures in Riverside County's deserts, including the Coachella Valley, could climb past the 115-degree mark in the coming days as a heat wave grips the region.

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San Bernardino

Holcomb Fire Near Big Bear Continues to Spread, Investigators Seek Help to Establish Cause

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Firefighters are battling a wildland fire north of Baldwin Lake in the Big Bear Lake area. Reported shortly after 3:00 PM Monday, the Holcomb Fire grew quickly, and by early Tuesday morning had charred 950 acres, and was 10% contained. 

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Indio

Suspected Arrested for Circle K Robbery in Indio

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On May 26, 2017, at approximately 1:24 AM, an unknown masked male approached the front doors of the Circle K located at 80980 Madison Avenue armed with a long rifle and tried to gain access to the store.

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Riverside

Pup Rescued From Blazing Hot Car in Riverside

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A 2-month-old puppy was rescued today from of a boiling hot car in downtown Riverside, where the dog's owner had left her without water and little air, according to animal control officers.

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Unified School Board Member Charged With Four Felonies

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A Coachella Valley Unified School District board member is facing perjury charges for allegedly lying on candidate nomination forms in order to aid his election chances.

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Riverside County

District Reaches New Energy Peak, Encourages Conservation

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Imperial Irrigation District set a new record for peak electricity demand on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 

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Palm Desert

The Living Desert's Newest Giraffe Calf Named Harold

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It’s official! Today, on World Giraffe Day, The Living Desert Zoo & Garden’s baby giraffe has officially been named - Harold. 

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Coachella

Pedestrian Killed By Tow Truck in Coachella

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On 06/21/2017 at approximately 12:09 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a tow truck in Coachella. 

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Palm Springs

Cooling Centers Available This Summer for Palm Springs Residents

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As temperatures begin to heat up in the Coachella Valley, the City of Palm Springs would like to alert residents that five cooling centers will be offered this summer throughout Palm Springs for anyone looking to beat the heat. 

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Palm Springs Updates Residents On Vacation Rental Ordinance

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The City of Palm Springs says the new vacation rental ordinance that went into affect in April is helping. 

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Extreme Heat Causing Poor Air Quality Video included

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The triple digit heat isn't the only thing swirling in the air today. The Southern California Air Quality Management District issued a warning last week, saying the heat wave could be doing more than just making you sweat.  

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Judge Makes Coachella Gang Injunction Permanent Video included

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For years the Riverside County District Attorney's office has been trying to rid the county of street gangs through task force gang sweeps and injunctions. There are currently six gang injunctions in the county, five of them in the Coachella Valley.

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Riverside County

Flex Alert Issued Throughout The Area to Conserve Electricity

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With a heat wave gripping the region, the manager of the state's power grid issued a statewide Flex Alert that will be in effect today and Wednesday afternoons, urging residents to voluntarily conserve electricity to ease demand on the system. 

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Coachella

Coachella Breaks Ground on City's First Cannabis Cultivation Facility

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A groundbreaking will be held Thursday for what will be the first cannabis cultivation facility in the city of Coachella. 

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Thermal

Desert Mirage High School Teacher Charged in Child Sexual Exploitation Probe

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A 59-year- old Desert Mirage High School teacher is facing felony state child sexual exploitation charges for allegedly contacting a minor under the age of 14 with the intent to commit sexual and lewd offenses. 

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Palm Springs

Residents Urged to Take Extra Precautions, Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

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Coachella Valley residents were urged to take extra precautions today amid a heat wave set to take temperatures north of 120 degrees, just as Californians were being asked to conserve energy to avoid power outages. 

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Palm Springs

It's So Hot, Your Flight May be Canceled

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Blistering heat in Palm Springs and Phoenix forced American Airlines to cancel at least six flights scheduled today between the two desert cities. 

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  • 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.

  • Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

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

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

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

  • Weather Photos

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

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

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

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

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

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

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

  • Bermuda Dunes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Palm Springs

    Tax Day Marches Call On President Trump To Release Income Tax Returns

    Tax Day marches call on Trump to release income tax returns

    Five tax day marches are scheduled across the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday in protest of President Donald Trump refusing to release his tax returns.

    Five tax day marches are scheduled across the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday in protest of President Donald Trump refusing to release his tax returns.

  • Indio

    Concert Goers And Locals React To First Day Of Coachella

    Concert Goers And Locals React To First Day Of Coachella

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:02:33 GMT

    More than one hundred thousand music fans made their way to the Empire Polo Fields for the first day and night of Coachella Music and Arts Festival. While concert-goers will have fun singing along with Lady Gaga, some desert locals are singing a different tune.  
     

    More than one hundred thousand music fans made their way to the Empire Polo Fields for the first day and night of Coachella Music and Arts Festival. While concert-goers will have fun singing along with Lady Gaga, some desert locals are singing a different tune.  
     

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  • Indio

    Donation of Victim in Tragic Accident Gives Life to Others

    Donation of Victim in Tragic Accident Gives Life to Others

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:34:26 GMT

    Authorities today released the name of an Indio man who died in a hospital five days after his car overturned on Interstate 10.

    Authorities today released the name of an Indio man who died in a hospital five days after his car overturned on Interstate 10.

  • Motorcycle Road Rage Incident Caught On Camera

    Motorcycle Road Rage Incident Caught On Camera

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-06-23 01:58:00 GMT

    A California freeway looks more like bumper cars but a lot more dangerous. A motorcyclist and a driver banging around the freeway in Santa Clarita, CA all captured on camera. But,was it road rage or self defense? Either way, innocent drivers are caught in the crosshairs. 

    A California freeway looks more like bumper cars but a lot more dangerous. A motorcyclist and a driver banging around the freeway in Santa Clarita, CA all captured on camera. But,was it road rage or self defense? Either way, innocent drivers are caught in the crosshairs. 

  • Homeless Center Location Causing Controversy

    Homeless Center Location Causing Controversy

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-06-23 02:29:11 GMT
    Construction is in full swing at the old Burger King on Indian Canyon. It's about to be reborn as a Castanedas Restaurant, the owners hope to open in mid July but says despite investing over $300,000 on the transformation they've been facing a lot of vandalism problems caused by the homeless including windows being broken seven times. "When they break in they go to the restroom there's no water because we shut the water off, and they you can imagine, I d...
    Construction is in full swing at the old Burger King on Indian Canyon. It's about to be reborn as a Castanedas Restaurant, the owners hope to open in mid July but says despite investing over $300,000 on the transformation they've been facing a lot of vandalism problems caused by the homeless including windows being broken seven times. "When they break in they go to the restroom there's no water because we shut the water off, and they you can imagine, I d...
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  • Palm Desert High School hosts 30th summer basketball camp

    Palm Desert High School hosts 30th summer basketball camp

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:50:18 GMT
    Camps play a vital role in high school sports. To build a strong program, you've got to start them young. "We've done this for the community kids for up to 30-years now and we see the same kids grown up,” Palm Desert High School boys basketball head coach James Serven said. “Half our program are kids that came into this camp." Max Ralph is one of those kids as he has been attending the Aztec's basketball camp since he was in middle school. Now he's a junior fo...
    Camps play a vital role in high school sports. To build a strong program, you've got to start them young. "We've done this for the community kids for up to 30-years now and we see the same kids grown up,” Palm Desert High School boys basketball head coach James Serven said. “Half our program are kids that came into this camp." Max Ralph is one of those kids as he has been attending the Aztec's basketball camp since he was in middle school. Now he's a junior fo...
  • Bike Across America to STOMP Out Shame Update: Randy Boyd makes it to Prescott, Arizona

    Bike Across America to STOMP Out Shame Update: Randy Boyd makes it to Prescott, Arizona

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:51:25 GMT

    A dream Randy Boyd, a La Quinta had 5 years ago, became a reality on June 18th when he took off on a 23,000-mile bike ride across America to be the voice for sexually abused males. 4 days and 340 miles in, Randy and his wingman, Eddie Ficshe, arrived safely in Prescott, Arizona. "It was tough today,” Randy explained. “I knew it would be. Friday and Saturday, I'm going to be facing the same challenge. I actually have more climbing to do on those two days to get to F...

    A dream Randy Boyd, a La Quinta had 5 years ago, became a reality on June 18th when he took off on a 23,000-mile bike ride across America to be the voice for sexually abused males. 4 days and 340 miles in, Randy and his wingman, Eddie Ficshe, arrived safely in Prescott, Arizona. "It was tough today,” Randy explained. “I knew it would be. Friday and Saturday, I'm going to be facing the same challenge. I actually have more climbing to do on those two days to get to F...

  • Palm Springs Power playing cool in the pool

    Palm Springs Power playing cool in the pool

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-06-21 21:01:29 GMT

    Can you imagine playing baseball in triple digit temperatures? Well the Palm Springs Power do it almost every day but the players are not the only ones dealing with the heat, the coaches are too. So why not coach from a pool? KMIR Sports’ Amy Zimmer had to get in on the fun and stopped by Palm Springs Stadium to cool off.  

    Can you imagine playing baseball in triple digit temperatures? Well the Palm Springs Power do it almost every day but the players are not the only ones dealing with the heat, the coaches are too. So why not coach from a pool? KMIR Sports’ Amy Zimmer had to get in on the fun and stopped by Palm Springs Stadium to cool off.  

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