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SPECIAL REPORT: UFO Sightings in the Desert

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JOSHUA TREE - The high-desert is a "hot spot" for UFO sightings, people have documented what they say are mysterious objects flying high in the starry sky. We traveled to Giant Rock and Joshua Tree where we learned about the sightings and the history behind the free-standing boulder. More>>

Governor Focusing on Education and Energy During Visit to Mexico

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California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.  Brown signed an agreement to further the exchange of students and researchers and also met with Mexico's energy secretary.  More>>

Riverside Co. Sups Considering Banning Pot Grows in County

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Riverside County supervisors today will debate whether to initiate an ordinance that expressly outlaws all types of marijuana-growing operations throughout the unincorporated communities.  Supervisor Kevin Jeffries is taking the lead advocating for implementation of an ``interim ordinance'' that would put all indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivators on notice: Don't grow here. More>>

Felony Charges Filed Against High School Pranksters

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Felony charges were filed today against three young men who allegedly put glue on door locks at La Quinta High School as part of a senior prank several days before graduation. The three 18-year-olds were arrested by Riverside County sheriff's detectives who investigated the vandalism that occurred June 2 at the school. Charges were brought against: More>>

Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

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Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates.  More>>

Two New Restaurants Opening Shop in Palm Springs

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PALM SPRINGS -- Two new business are coming to the Springs Shopping Center in Palm Springs on the corner of Gene Autry Trail and Ramon Road.. More>>

Believing for Desi Fundraiser

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INDIO -- Valley resident five-year-old Desirae Cechin was diagnosed back in April with a rare form of cancer.  A fundraiser was held for young Desi Saturday at the fairgrounds in Indio with multiple entertainers and vendors. More>>

Man Arrested for Indio Shooting Death

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INDIO -- A 20-year-old man is behind bars for the shooting death of Christopher Luis Aguilar last weekend. More>>

One Year Old Bitten by Family's Pit Bull

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A 1-year-old girl was bitten today on an ear, lip and cheek by her family's pit bull in Cathedral City. The girl was bitten just before 5 p.m. at a home on San Susanna Avenue, said John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. More>>

Rare Summer Storm Surprises Valley Residents

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9:00 tonight, they say the humidity combined with the heat can be dangerous for people and pets. They warn people to remain indoors, if possible and never leave your child or pet inside a car.  More>>

Suspicious Letter Sent to Time Warner Cable Office

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Authorities today investigated a ``suspicious'' letter found at a Time Warner Cable building in Palm Springs that later turned out to be harmless, possibly sugar. The letter was reported about 10:30 a.m. at the Time Warner office at 440 S. El Cielo Road. More>>

Summer Rain Cools Down Coachella Valley

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Slightly cooler weather is expected in much of Riverside County today, but triple-digit temperatures are again forecast for the Coachella Valley.  High pressure over the Four Corners area of the western United States caused temperatures to soar in parts of Riverside County on Thursday.   More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

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INDIO - A resident at Desert Cove Assisted Living complains the bus he takes outside the living home is almost never on time, forcing him to limit his therapy time at the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs. "I had a 8:40 pick-up and they picked me up here at 9:10," says Martin Sherr, describing an incident last week. Sherr takes Sundial, an inexpensive transportation service for people with disabilities who are certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act. More>>

Fire Destroys Iconic Racquet Club Building

An overnight fire at the Racquet Club in Palm Springs destroyed a building and damaged others. The club is famous for being the stomping ground of Hollywood's "Golden Age" stars. Those who know its history are saddened to see it rundown and now damaged and are hopeful it will return to its full glory.  More>>

"Believing for Desi" Fundraisers Planned for Today, Saturday

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Fundraisers are scheduled tonight and Saturday for a 5-year-old Indio girl battling late-stage cancer. Desirae Cechin -- who goes by Desi -- was diagnosed in April with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Planned Power Outages Delayed Due to Heat

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PALM DESERT - Two planned power outages in Palm Desert have been delayed due to the extreme heat and overwhelming calls Southern California Edison has received. This isn't a typical action SCE takes, but they re-evaluated the situation and decided it was best to reschedule for a cooler time of year.

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Indio Police Chief to Have Lunch with Locals Friday

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Indio Police Chief Richard Twiss will meet community members for lunch tomorrow. The city is launching its ``Lunch with the Chief'' community outreach program, which will be held at noon monthly on the second-to-last Friday at the Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church.Residents can ask questions and voice concerns, Indio police spokesman Sgt. Dan Marshall said. Attendees should bring their own bagged lunch. More>>

Murrieta Man Killed Wife, an Escondido Cop

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A Murrieta man is suspected of killing his police officer wife and attempting to burn down their house to cover up the crime, authorities revealed today. Freddy Perez Rojas, 27, was arrested Wednesday night and booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of murder, arson and child endangerment  More>>

Two Indio Men Shot Sunday are Identified

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Two young men killed in separate shootings about 20 minutes apart in Indio on Sunday were identified today. Julian Palomino Lopez, 20, of Indio, was believed to have been shot near North Jackson Park in the 43200 block of Towne Street, and 25-year-old Christopher Luis Aguilar of Indio was shot in the 83700 block of Avenue 48, Indio police spokesman Sgt. Dan Marshall said. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Is There an East Valley Arsonist?

A viewer emailed asking if there was a connection between the recent East Valley fires. Cal Fire says that arson accounts for about 25 percent of all fires in that break out in Riverside County. They say citizens it's often citizens who prevent and help catch arsonists by reporting suspicious activity.

 Cal Fire Arson Hotline: 1 800- 468-4408. 

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Trashed, Vacant Lot Home to "Wanderer"

 PALM SPRINGS - Some residents have complained about a vacant, trashed lot at the corner of Crossley and Ramon Roads for some time, and the owner has been cited. One man in particular calls it his home.

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Man Pleaded Not Guilty to Posing as Indian Wells Property Owner

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A 54-year-old Palm Desert man is being prosecuted on criminal charges for allegedly posing as an Indian Wells property owner to get free tickets to the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament and discounts at a golf club.  More>>

Man Arrested for DUI After Driving Through Casino Doors

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A 47-year-old Indio man suspected of leading police on a drug-fueled chase that ended when he allegedly tried to drive through the front doors of a casino was released from jail today. Around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were investigating a reported domestic disturbance in the 84000 block of Leyte Avenue in Indio when someone told them the person involved had just left and may have been under the influence of narcotics, More>>

Online Rental Nightmare

A popular online vacation rental website is under scrutiny after a woman who used the site to rent out her Palm Springs condo claims the man she rented it to refuses to move out. Our cameras were there as a man serving an eviction notice was not able to get onto the property. Neighbors are uneasy about having a Texas man living there without the owners consent.  More>>

Police Asking For Help to Solve Two Murders Minutes Apart

The Indio Police Department is investigating the deaths of two men in their 20s who were gunned down just 20 minutes apart on Sunday night. Police say both men died at JFK Memorial Hospital but one was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Police say the murders do not appear connected and have not released the identities of the two men. They are asking for anyone with information to call them at (760) 341-STOP. More>>

2015 Desert Town Hall Speakers Announced

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will headline next year's Desert Town Hall speakers series in Indian Wells, it was announced today. Also scheduled to take part in the series are astrophysicist and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, photographer Platon Antoniou and Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist Charles Krauthammer, according to organizers. All talks are at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Spa. Romney, who will speak Jan. 19, 2015, lost to Barack Obama in the ... More>>

Officers "Looking for a Crime Scene" in Search for Erin Corwin

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The Marine wife, and expectant mother went missing on June 28th.  She said she was looking for a camping site in Joshua Tree National Park, and never returned. More>>

Palm Springs Police Seek Citizens on Patrol Volunteers

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Applications are being accepted for the Palm Springs Police Department's next Citizens' Police Academy, a police spokesman said today. The free 13-week program starts Sept. 11. Participants discuss patrol procedures, traffic and crime scene investigations, K-9, SWAT, community policing, narcotics and other topics, and can go on a ride-along with a patrol officer,  More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Fly Infestation In Community Surrounding Watermelon Field

An Indio resident wants to know what is being done about the fly infestation near a watermelon field. You Ask. We Investigate.®. More>>

Backpack Bonanza -- Valley Students Need Your Help

Drop off your unused school supplies to our KMIR Studios -- 72920 Park View Drive, Palm Desert -- until Aug. 20th.  Your donations will be distributed on Saturday, Aug. 23rd at 8 a.m.   For more info, go to cvrm.org More>>

Vehicle Strikes Bus in Palm Desert

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Two people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a bus in Palm Desert today, a sheriff's sergeant said. The crash was reported at 11:30 a.m. at Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail, where a vehicle struck a SunLine bus that had stopped to pick up passengers. More>>

More Questions in Search for Erin Corwin

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A man is arrested in Yucca Valley for possession of a "potato gun."According to media reports, he is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife, Erin Corwin. More>>

Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

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The Leadership Coachella Valley program is accepting applications for its 2014-15 class, a spokeswoman said today. Up to 40 applicants will be chosen for the 10-month program, which runs September to June, spokeswoman Linda Davis said. More>>

Coachella Valley Water District Offers Cash for Removing Grass

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Palm Desert homeowners can get up to $2,000 for replacing grass with desert plants via a new program through the city and the Coachella Valley Water District, a city spokesman said today. Starting Aug. 1, residents can apply for a $2 per-square-foot rebate for removing up to 1,000 square feet of turf  More>>

Palm Springs Swim Center to Close for Renovations

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The Palm Springs Swim Center will close for a month for sales tax-funded pool deck renovations, it was announced today. The center will close Aug. 3 and reopen Sept. 1. Organized swim teams don't meet in August, and overall pool usage declines, city parks and recreation director Vicki Oltean said. More>>

Idyllwild Remembers Mountain Fire

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IDYLLWILD -- The city of Idyllwild is celebrating the city's return from the Mountain Fire.  The Mountain Fire ignited July 15th, 2013, and forced the entire city to evacuate. More>>

61 Dogs up for Adoption after House Fire

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RIVERSIDE -- Dozens of dogs are looking for new homes after a fire burned a home near Riverside. Saturday afternoon an attic fire damaged a home on Pick Place, south of Riverside. More>>

Team Liz-for Life Blood Drive

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PALM DESERT -- A blood drive was held in Palm Desert Saturday in support of Liz Lopez.She's battling a rare, but treatable leukemia. More>>

Two Arrested in Cathedral City for Stolen Cash Register

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CATHEDRAL CITY -- Cathedral City police arrested two teenagers after seeing a man walking through a front door with a cash register. More>>

College of the Desert Holds Football Camp for Youth

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PALM DESERT -- The College of the Desert football program is working with valley coaches and youth football players for it's first annual Roadrunner Football Camp held at the campus. More>>

First LGBT Senior Assisted Living in Valley

 PALM SPRINGS - The first LGBT senior assisted living community will open to residents in September. It's the only one in the Valley catering to the LGBT community and the second one in the state.

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Blocking Robocalls

 RANCHO MIRAGE - We've all been on the receiving end of a robocall. Those unwanted, and uninvited calls from telemarketers. Does the national "do not call list" actually work?


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SPECIAL REPORT: Behind the Gates

RANCHO MIRAGE - Law enforcement advises homeowners to take precautions even those living in a gated community. 

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Are Taxpayers Renting Parking Structure?

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PALM SPRINGS -- Taxpayer dollars are helping to revitalize downtown Palm Springs, and some taxpayers want to know more about where that money is going. You may have noticed signs that say "free parking provided by Measure J funding." More>>

"Fiddler on the Roof" Sneak Peek

I'm so excited to report that "Fiddler on the Roof," one of the gems of the Golden Age of Musicals, is coming to the valley presented by the Greenroom Theatre Company.  The show will be at Indian Wells Theatre at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.  Performance dates are July 16th and 17th at 6 p.m., and July 17th at 1 p.m.  Click here to buy tickets and support the Summer Theatre Academy.   More>>

Hundreds of Experts Gather in La Quinta to Discuss Safety in Schools

The National Association of School Resource Officers are holding their 24th annual conference at the La Quinta Resort. Over 750 attendees will be trained on the latest techniques, programs and products designed to preventing and coping with tragedies in schools. The four day event will include presentations from a survivor from the Virginia Tech shooting and hands on training on responding to an active shooter on a school campus.  More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® United States Pools' Client Upset About Unfinished Project

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PALM DESERT - It's been four months since Wanda Moultrie's backyard was supposed to be finished, but she says she's having a difficult time getting United States Pools to complete the pool and spa. She's the fourth person to call KMIR complaining about United States Pools. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Burglar Steals Human Ashes in Desert Hot Springs

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS - A burglar broke into a home stealing a sealed box which contained human ashes. The family is pleading the criminal to bring back the remains. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Resident Alleges Watermelon Field Neglected

A viewer asked us to look into watermelon fields in Bermuda Dunes that she claims attract flies and are a nuisance. The melon fields, located on Madison and 38th Street, are partially hidden from the street but are bustling with employees harvesting the crop. More>>

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Manhunt Continues for Parolee After Pursuit Tuesday

A manhunt continues for a parolee who got away from officers after a pursuit Tuesday.

KMIR News brought you EXCLUSIVE home surveillance video.  

 

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EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Once Beautiful Park in Indio Now a Mess

An Indio resident says he paid a lot premium to live next to a park but the city failed to maintain the property and now it's a mess. He says he and his neighbors are tired of living next to the  "smelly swamp" and wants the city to clean it up before someone gets sick.  More>>

Eyesore Next Door: Improve the Center Medians Along Da Vall Drive

CATHEDRAL CITY - A resident of Cathedral City emailed to ask us why center medians along Da Vall Drive on near Ramon Road have gone without landscaping for years. He has tried to get to the bottom of the problem on his own but because the property is on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City there is a question into which city should take responsibility for the maintenance.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Trash Dump Littering Surrounding Community

CATHEDRAL CITY - Because of Earth Day, a Sky Valley resident asked us to look into why the areas surrounding the Edom Hill Transfer Center, and now a closed landfill, are covered with trash and who is responsible for the clean up. You Ask. We Investigate.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Rat Infested Illegal Dwelling

PALM SPRINGS - A resident of Thornhill Place Apartments in Palm Springs says that his apartment is infested with rats and when he tried to get Desert Property Management to help they tried to put a bandage on the serious issue by giving him rat traps. The city of Palm Springs says the dwelling was built without permits and is illegal. Now the resident is being evicted but says he came forward in hopes others aren't stuck living in the conditions he's been forced to live with for months. More>>

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  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:55:47 GMT
    INDIO - A resident at Desert Cove Assisted Living complains the bus he takes outside the living home is almost never on time, forcing him to limit his therapy time at the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs. "I had a 8:40 pick-up and they picked me up here at 9:10," says Martin Sherr, describing an incident last week. Sherr takes Sundial, an inexpensive transportation service for people with disabilities who are certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    INDIO - A resident at Desert Cove Assisted Living complains the bus he takes outside the living home is almost never on time, forcing him to limit his therapy time at the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs. "I had a 8:40 pick-up and they picked me up here at 9:10," says Martin Sherr, describing an incident last week. Sherr takes Sundial, an inexpensive transportation service for people with disabilities who are certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Planned Power Outages Delayed Due to Heat

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Planned Power Outages Delayed Due to Heat

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:47:15 GMT
    PALM DESERT - Two planned power outages in Palm Desert have been delayed due to the extreme heat and overwhelming calls Southern California Edison has received. This isn't a typical action SCE takes, but they re-evaluated the situation and decided it was best to reschedule for a cooler time of year.
    PALM DESERT - Two planned power outages in Palm Desert have been delayed due to the extreme heat and overwhelming calls Southern California Edison has received. This isn't a typical action SCE takes, but they re-evaluated the situation and decided it was best to reschedule for a cooler time of year.

  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Is There an East Valley Arsonist?

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Is There an East Valley Arsonist?

    A viewer emailed asking if there was a connection between the recent East Valley fires. Cal Fire says that arson accounts for about 25 percent of all fires in that break out in Riverside County. They say citizens it's often citizens who prevent and help catch arsonists by reporting suspicious activity.

     Cal Fire Arson Hotline: 1 800- 468-4408. 

    A viewer emailed asking if there was a connection between the recent East Valley fires. Cal Fire says that arson accounts for about 25 percent of all fires in that break out in Riverside County. They say citizens it's often citizens who prevent and help catch arsonists by reporting suspicious activity.

     Cal Fire Arson Hotline: 1 800- 468-4408. 

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  • Pair Arrested after Car Theft and Chase

    Pair Arrested after Car Theft and Chase

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:40:30 GMT
    Two people who allegedly fled sheriff's deputies in a stolen vehicle and were found hiding in a Coachella home were behind bars today.  Gilardo Davila, 25, and Jessica Garcia, 23, both of Coachella, were arrested Monday morning in the 83000 block of Shadowrock Drive, RiversideCounty sheriff's Sgt. Tim White said.  Deputies patrolling started following the vehicle near Avenue 50 and VanBuren Street in La Quinta about 8:45 a.m., and a chase ensued, he said. 
    Two people who allegedly fled sheriff's deputies in a stolen vehicle and were found hiding in a Coachella home were behind bars today.  Gilardo Davila, 25, and Jessica Garcia, 23, both of Coachella, were arrested Monday morning in the 83000 block of Shadowrock Drive, RiversideCounty sheriff's Sgt. Tim White said.  Deputies patrolling started following the vehicle near Avenue 50 and VanBuren Street in La Quinta about 8:45 a.m., and a chase ensued, he said. 
  • Valley Gas Prices Lowest Since March

    Valley Gas Prices Lowest Since March

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:32:37 GMT
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped today for the 21st consecutive day, decreasing 1 cent to $3.978, its lowest amount since March 13.  The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has decreased 17.1 cents over the past 21 days, including seven-tenths of a cent on Monday,according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire dropped today for the 21st consecutive day, decreasing 1 cent to $3.978, its lowest amount since March 13.  The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has decreased 17.1 cents over the past 21 days, including seven-tenths of a cent on Monday,according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
  • Humidity Sticks Around in the Valley

    Humidity Sticks Around in the Valley

    The National Weather Service is warning thunderstorms may develop in parts of the Coachella Valley. The threat of showers has made conditions in much of the Valley muggy and miserable. The humidity is affecting the everyday tasks of Valley residents. 
    The National Weather Service is warning thunderstorms may develop in parts of the Coachella Valley. The threat of showers has made conditions in much of the Valley muggy and miserable. The humidity is affecting the everyday tasks of Valley residents. 
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  • Felony Charges Filed Against High School Pranksters

    Felony Charges Filed Against High School Pranksters

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:51:07 GMT
    Felony charges were filed today against three young men who allegedly put glue on door locks at La Quinta High School as part of a senior prank several days before graduation. The three 18-year-olds were arrested by Riverside County sheriff's detectives who investigated the vandalism that occurred June 2 at the school. Charges were brought against:
    Felony charges were filed today against three young men who allegedly put glue on door locks at La Quinta High School as part of a senior prank several days before graduation. The three 18-year-olds were arrested by Riverside County sheriff's detectives who investigated the vandalism that occurred June 2 at the school. Charges were brought against:
  • Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

    Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:23:08 GMT
    Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates. 
    Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates. 
  • Two New Restaurants Opening Shop in Palm Springs

    Two New Restaurants Opening Shop in Palm Springs

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:56:10 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- Two new business are coming to the Springs Shopping Center in Palm Springs on the corner of Gene Autry Trail and Ramon Road..
    PALM SPRINGS -- Two new business are coming to the Springs Shopping Center in Palm Springs on the corner of Gene Autry Trail and Ramon Road..
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  • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:38:32 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
    Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...
  • 4 charged with murder in death of USC student

    4 charged with murder in death of USC student

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:28:35 GMT
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study...
  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:50 GMT
    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the...
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  • ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

    ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:49:14 GMT
    ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don't provoke attacks.
    ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:50 GMT
    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the...
  • Lawyers for Hollywood sex abuse accuser want out

    Lawyers for Hollywood sex abuse accuser want out

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:17:30 GMT
    Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse say they want out of the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.
    Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.
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