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Fire Crews Battle Wildland Fire in Desert Hot Springs

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Cal Fire responded to reports of a wildland fire at 20th Avenue and Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs.  The first arriving engine company reported one acre of vegetation with a moderate rate of spread in medium brush. 22 firefighters, 6 engine companies, and 1 helicopter are scene to contain the flames. Stay tuned with KMIR News as this story develops. More>>

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Riverside County

The Great California ShakeOut, Are You Prepared?

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Activity in government offices, businesses and schools will come to a halt for one minute today as people ``drop, cover and hold on'' during a statewide earthquake preparedness drill. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Gang Sweep Results in Arrests, Illegal Weapons Seizures

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A multi-agency sweep targeting a Cathedral City gang led to five arrests and the seizure of several weapons Thursday.

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Palm Springs

Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend in Palm Springs Arrested in Texas

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A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Palm Springs, then fleeing after police questioned him, was arrested by Palm Springs police in Texas Wednesday. 

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Indio

Robber of Indio Business Sentenced to Nearly 11 Years

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

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Coachella Valley Region

"Me Too" Movement Goes Viral On Social Media

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The movement was started ten years ago by a woman named Tarana Burke. It didn't get the same attention that it's getting today, but the hashtag "Me Too" has been given new life. 

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Coachella

Man Killed in Coachella Crash Identified

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County coroners Wednesday released the name of a man killed in a two-car Coachella crash.

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Palm Springs

`Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Actor Arrested at Palm Springs Hotel for Alleged Domestic Violence

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Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known for his work on TV's ``Buffy the Vampire Slayer,'' is free on $50,000 bail stemming from his arrest at a Palm Springs hotel for alleged domestic violence, police confirmed Wednesday. 

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Indio

Marine Pleads Guilty to Attempt to Bring Explosives Onto Palm Springs Flight

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A 21-year-old Marine who tried to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of an explosive device. 

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Cathedral City

Two Men to Stand Trial in Fatal Cathedral City Bar Beating, Charges Dismissed Against Third Defendant

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Two men who allegedly beat another man outside a Cathedral City bar last summer, rendering the victim comatose from injuries that ultimately proved fatal, must stand trial on murder charges, a judge ruled Tuesday, but the same charges were dropped against a co-defendant. 

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Palm Springs, CA

Crosswalk Timer Raises Concerns After Pedestrian Death

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The death of a man in Palm Springs this month is prompting questions about an intersection near the Mizell Senior Center. 76-year-old Dan Brown left the Mizell Senior Center on October 2nd for the last time. 

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Coachella

Coachella Valley Native Killed Fighting Napa Fire Video included

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Firefighter Garrett Paiz, a native of the Coachella Valley died in Napa, fighting the fires in Northern California.   On Monday afternoon, Garrett's mother Judi received the call every firefighter's mother dreads, "He says I'm from the Napa Sheriff's Department there's been an accident, and remember just dropping the phone."  The voice on the other end told Judi her 38-year-old son, a contract firefighter was killed when his fire tender truck overt... More>>

Cathedral City

Tamarisk Tree Fire Breaks Out Along Interstate in Cathedral City

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A tree fire broke out around 4:40 PM along eastbound Interstate 10 near the Bob Hope exit in Cathedral City. 

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Indio

Man in Custody for Indio Officer Shooting Charged With 2012 Coachella Murder

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Samuel Carrillo Ortiz Jr., 43, is accused, along with Hector Castaneda, 28, in the killing of Joel Lerma, whose body was found alongside Avenue 44, west of Dillon Road, about 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2012. 

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Coachella

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of Coachella Middle School

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Students and staff have been evacuated from Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella due to a gas leak. 

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Riverside

Supervisors Unsettled by Prospective Unmet Pension Obligations

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Riverside County's $2.8 billion in unfunded pension liabilities prompted the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to direct staff to analyze whether additional reforms are needed to meet future obligations. 

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Palm Springs

California Becomes First State to Require Pet Shops Only Sell Rescues

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California becomes the first state to require all pet stores who sell animals to only sell rescue animals. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill Friday. Beginning January of 2019, California pet stores will only be allowed to sell rescue cats, dogs or rabbits.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Missing Hikers Bodies Found Embracing Each Other

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Two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree on Sunday are believed to be of the hikers missing since July, Joseph Orbeso of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen of Westminster.  While the San Bernardio County Sheriff's Department says the bodies are at the coroner's office awaiting autopsies and identification, Orbeso's, Gilbert confirmed to KMIR News over the phone the bodies of his son and girlfriend were found in a remote area of Joshua Tree. Orbeso said clothing, water bottles and...

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Coachella Valley Region

Violent Bullying Prompts Governor To Sign Jordan's Law

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Bullying is a serious problem across the country. The statistics are staggering and last week Governor Jerry Brown signed Jordan's Law. It aims at criminalizing those who conspire to record a violent act of bullying for the purpose of sharing the video and gaining notoriety on social media. 

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Palm Springs

West Nile Positive Mosquito Samples Found in Palm Springs

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A sample of mosquitoes collected in Palm Springs tested positive for West Nile virus, and increasing trapping and control efforts are slated for the surrounding area, local vector control officials said Monday. 

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Blythe

Off Duty Border Patrol Agent Rescues Motorist in Rollover Accident

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An El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent rescued a motorist who was involved in a roll-over fiery vehicle crash last Friday evening. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Makes Two Drug-Related Arrests Over the Weekend

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling narcotics on two separate events over the weekend. 

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Indio

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged Palm Desert Hotel Employee Beating

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A Los Angeles man who allegedly took part in the beating of a Palm Desert hotel employee pleaded not guilty to an assault charge Monday.

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Cathedral City

Father of Young Girl Found Unattended in Cathedral City Arrested

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Police are looking for the parents of a small child found walking alone Saturday afternoon in Cathedral City.

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Coachella Valley

Former Desert News Anchor Announces Bid for Coachella Valley Congressional Seat

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Former Coachella Valley news anchor Dan Ball announced Monday that he will run for the 36th Congressional District seat. 

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Joshua Tree National Park

Family Confirms Identity of Bodies Found in Joshua Tree National Park

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Two bodies are found in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. They were found around 11:30 Sunday morning by search-and-rescue hikers just a mile or two from the park entrance.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs First Responders Face Off in Lesley Zerebny Memorial Softball Game Video included

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Palm Springs Police and Fire Departments face-off at the Lesley Zerebny Memorial Softball Game, honoring the fallen hero killed in the line of duty.  

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Considers Allowing Drinking on Pedicabs

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Drinking while touring downtown on a pedicab could be allowed in Palm Springs, as the Palm Springs City Council revisits the issue this fall. The multi-seat bicycle cars do not serve alcohol, but the companies that operate them want to start the BYOB experience. Currently, riders are not allowed to drink while on the pedicabs. "I wouldn't say it has hurt our business,” says Sunny Cycle co-owner, Jen Banford. “But I would say, it would help our business." ... More>>

Coachella

Police Say Man Was Under the Influence of Drugs When He Fatally Struck Motorcyclist

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Authorities say a motorcyclist is dead after the driver of a pick up crashes into him Friday night in Coachella. 

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Coachella

Man Allegedly Stabs Two People in Coachella

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Police say a man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing two people in Coachella. 

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Indio

Police Investigate Shooting at Indio Car Wash Saturday

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Indio police are investigating a shooting at an Indio car wash Saturday. 

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Atlanta Mother Charged with Sons' Murders, Both Discovered with Burn Marks on Bodies

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The Atlanta Police Department says the mother of two young boys who were found dead inside their apartment Friday will be charged. Police say a one-year-old boy and a two-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene Friday, according to 11 Alive. Authorities say the boys both had burn marks on their bodies when police arrived at the home. According to police investigators, they have probably cause to charge mother Lamora Williams with the murders. There was another child inside th...

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Memorial Ride Cruises Across Desert Video included

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Motorcycles lined the desert streets Saturday in remembrance of two fallen heroes.   

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Loma Linda

Family Hopeful Little Boy Battling Aggressive Brain Fungal Infection Will Recover Video included

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Just last month Aiden Inman, from Yucca Valley, was a happy, rambunctious four-year-old. Now he's in the hospital with breathing tubes and a grim prognosis. His family says doctors at Loma Linda Children's Hospital tell them it's the most aggressive case of brain fungal infection they've ever seen. Still they have hope for Aiden. At just four-years-old, Aiden has a strong faith. He loves Jesus and going to church. Until recently, he never missed Sunday mass with his grandmother.... More>>

Rancho Mirage

Palm Valley School Installs Peace Pole

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Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage installed a peace pole as a daily reminder for students to be nice to people. "We're trying to instill in our children to have that diversity and appreciation to realize that whatever our differences are, we can have peace in our hearts," said Francene Fisher, the head of the lower school.  Related: Peace Officers Who Died on Duty to be Honored in Riverside Fifth grader Lily Jones said she was excited for the pole to be in... More>>

Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert OK's Retail Marijuana Shops

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The city of Palm Desert voted Thursday to allow brick and mortar pot shops. A move that is growing throughout the state of California. 

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Beaumont

Police Investigate Possible Teacher Assault on Student

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An investigation is underway in Beaumont to determine if a high school teacher hit a student and the circumstances behind the alleged assault, according to police. 

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Coachella Valley

Two Additional Human Cases of West Nile Virus in the Valley

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This brings the number of human cases in the Coachella Valley to four this year, including in La Quinta and in Desert Hot Springs. 

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Palm Springs

Transient Convicted of Murdering Homeless Palm Springs Woman Sentenced to 56 Years to Life

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

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Barricaded Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Roommate, Standoff With Police

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Palm Springs Police Department officers are on scene of a barricaded suspect situation in Palm Springs. The suspect is barricaded inside a residence on the 900 block of Avenue Evelita. Roads are closed at Paseo Luisa and Avenue Evelita. Stay tuned with KMIR News as this breaking news story develops.

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Palm Springs

Social Security Benefits to Increase, Impacting Thousands in the Coachella Valley

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The Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs is a beacon of hope for thousand of seniors across the valley, including Sandy Milder, who's seen her share of tough times. "I was part of the recession and found myself without a position," she said. Milder thankfully was able to benefit from social security. "And that was my saving grace," said Milder. Since then, she's lived comfortably but for other seniors, they've struggled daily.

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La Quinta

Two Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery in La Quinta

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On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8:54 PM, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery occurring near the La Quinta Park at Adams Street and Blackhawk ay in La Quinta. 

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Coachella Valley

Multiple Fires Create Hazy Morning Air in Coachella Valley

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Morning haze blanketed the Coachella Valley early Friday morning, causing many to wonder where the newest massive fire was.  

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Palm Desert

Students Have Fun While Learning Lifesaving Skills During Fire Prevention Week Video included

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What should you do if you wake up to a smoke detector alarm and a room filled with smoke? Thanks to Cal Fire's Fire Prevention Week Muster, third graders from Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Palm Desert know what to do. This program is celebrating its 25th year. It was brought here by the Historical Society of f Palm Desert.  Cal Fire set up different activities at Freedom Park that teach children skills that may save their lives during a fire.  

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Cabazon

Tour Bus Catches Fire on Freeway in Cabazon

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A tour bus caught fire on the freeway in Cabazon Thursday, forcing a shutdown of some freeway lanes as firefighters worked to contain the blaze. 

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Palm Desert

KMIR Cares: Paint El Paseo Pink

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You can't miss it! They'll be closing down El Paseo from Portola to Highway 74 in Palm Desert on Saturday as it becomes a sea of pink! 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Firefighters in Arizona Supporting Member Whose Sister Remains Missing

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The sister of a Palm Springs Fire Department firefighter remains missing in Arizona, but more than a dozen members of the city's fire department were in the Grand Canyon state Thursday in support of their fellow firefighter in his time of need. 

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La Quinta

Hit-and-Run Driver Pleads Guilty to Striking Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene; Receives Probation

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An alleged drugged driver who hit a pedestrian with his pickup truck in La Quinta, then fled the scene of the non-fatal collision, is in custody Monday, the sheriff's department reported. 

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Cathedral City

Man Arrested for Alleged Cathedral City Apartment Laundry Burglary

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On Wednesday October 12, 2017 at about 0135 am, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call of a subject inside the laundry room of an apartment complex located in the 68-600 Blk of Corral Rd.  

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Thermal

Northern California Stables Evacuated, Horses Arrive in Coachella Valley

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About 20 horses and their trainers, who arrived in Thermal Wednesday night, have had a long journey. The group left Northern California Wednesday morning, fleeing the Tubbs Fire as it threatens homes and stables in Napa County.

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Palm Springs

Homeless Cooling Center Making Positive Impact

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Well in the Desert's cooling / drop in center opened in July despite opposition from some local business owners who claimed it would make the homeless problem in Downtown Palm Springs worse. But Council member Geoff Kors, who also sits on the Homeless Task Force says the center has had a positive impact on the community.   The center says their strict rules and outreach are making a difference, "Cause we do random security checks and anybody we see on property while we... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Painted Hills Middle School Teacher Named California State Teacher of the Year

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Dr. Brian McDaniel, director of music at Painted Hills Middle School, has been named one of five California Teachers of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and will move forward as California’s state nominee for National Teacher of the Year. 

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Coachella Valley Region

Boy Scouts Of America Break Tradition, Allow Girls To Become Eagle Scouts Video included

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The Boy Scouts of America are breaking a one hundred year tradition by allowing girls to become Cub Scouts and earn the title of Eagle Scout.

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Palm Desert

College of the Desert Named Among Finalists for Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

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Awarded by the nonprofit Aspen Institute every two years, the prize is awarded to schools for achievement in four areas: learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. 

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Palm Desert

Man Charged for Allegedly Shooting Dog in Palm Desert Neighborhood

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An Indio man who allegedly shot and killed a dog while fleeing from sheriff's deputies in a Palm Desert neighborhood was charged with animal cruelty and other crimes Wednesday. 

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Indio

Riverside County Offers Free Mental Health Clinic for People Directly Affected by Las Vegas Shooting

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Riverside County is offering free services for families directly affected by the recent shooting in Las Vegas.

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Coachella Valley

Mother Haunted by Son's Disappearance Five Months Later Video included

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Every tenth on the calendar reminds family and friends of Jonathan Darling Reynoso and Audrey Moran, it's another month they're not home. 

Mayra Torres, Jonathan's mom says it feels natural talking to her son while she's driving, "I keep holding on to that phone it's become an obsession I keep thinking that somehow you'll get that opportunity to send me a message." 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Approves Marijuana Growing Facility

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Cathedral City unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a new medical cannabis cultivation facility. Sunniva Inc. is expected to break ground on the nearly 500,000 square foot production center by the end of October.  "Cathedral City is excited that we were chosen as the location for a $54 million Sunniva Incorporated medical cannabis cultivation facility," said Chris Parman the communications manager for Cathedral City.  The growing facility will be... More>>

Palm Springs, CA

First Responders Prepare For In-Season Population Increase

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Snowbirds are flocking back to the desert. The population in the Coachella Valley will almost double in the coming months and first responders are preparing for it.

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Security Guard Who Ran Over Pedestrian in Palm Springs Pleads Guilty, Receives Probation

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A security guard who intentionally ran over a pedestrian in Palm Springs earlier this year pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault with a deadly weapon ...

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Palm Springs

Actress Announces Campaign for Coachella Valley Congressional Seat

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Brown Pelzer is mainly known for her work on soap operas such as "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful." 

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Indian Wells

Indian Wells Physician Returns Home After Assisting in Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

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A hospital physician from Indian Wells, California, Dr. Prerna Khanna, has returned home after assisting the federal medical response to Hurricane Maria as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). 

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Cathedral City

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Facility in Cathedral City Set for Groundbreaking This Year

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The Sunniva Campus, a proposed 489,000-square-feet medical cannabis cultivation and production facility, was unanimously approved for a Conditional Use Permit by the city's Planning Commission.

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Indio

Indio Fashion Mall Struggles To Keep Tenants

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If you haven't been to the Indio Fashion Mall in a while, you're not the only one. The struggling commercial center has seen a decline in customers for more than a decade. 

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Redlands

Palm Springs Couple Want Justice for Big Rig Hit and Run Driver Video included

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The Redlands Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify the driver of a big rig who caused a multi-car crash that left a couple from Palm Springs hurt. It happened on August 14 at 9:45 in the morning on Mountain View Avenue near the 10 Freeway in Redlands. Police say the driver didn't even bother to stop. The accident still haunts Erika Zarate, a passenger in the white car that was hit, "Sorry," she says through tears, "I just feel so angry that ... More>>

Cathedral City

Man Hospitalized for Accidental Self-Inflicted Gunshot in Cathedral City

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On Monday October 9, 2017 at about 1:00 pm, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call from a business in the 68100 Blk of Ramon Rd. regarding a possible shooting victim at the location. 

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Chiroaco Summit

Semi Truck Rollover Causes Delays in Chiriaco Summit

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According to California Highway Patrol, a semi truck lost control and rolled off the side of I-10 westbound in Chiroaco Summit around 5 p.m. Monday. CHP says the semi trailer is full of soap, so there were no hazardous materials in the trailer, but a small amount of diesel and oil has leaked onto the shoulder. Hazmat was called to the scene of the crash to clean up. The driver of the semi walked away from the crash with only scrapes. No other vehicle was involved. The crash is supp...

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Palm Springs

Highway 111 Sign Dedicated to Fallen Officers

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A portion of Highway 111 is now dedicated to the two Palm Springs police officers gunned down over a year ago. The four-mile stretch is called the Police Officer Jose "Gil" Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway. 

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Palm Springs

Desert X Art Exhibition to Return to the Desert in 2019

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Desert X, a Coachella Valley-based art exhibition that made the desert its canvas earlier this year, will return on Feb. 9, 2019, and run through the end of April of that year, it was announced Monday. 

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Palm Springs

Freeway Signs Dedicated to Fallen Palm Springs Officers Installed

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Freeway signs dedicating a four-mile stretch of Highway 111 in the names of two local police officers killed in the line of duty a year ago were installed Monday in Palm Springs. 

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Indio

Desert Oasis Is The Newest Festival In The Valley

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Drinks, stages and lots of surprises. 

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Amber Alert Issued in Texas for 3-Year-Old Girl Sent Outside for Not Drinking Milk

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 A three-year-old girl who was reported missing in Richardson, Texas Saturday has not been located and her father is facing charges. According to NBC-5 News, the little girl’s father, Wesley Mathews, told her to stand by a tree behind their home for punishment for not drinking her milk. He told police, when he returned 15 minutes later, Sherin Mathews was gone. MORE: Body Dug Up in Sky Valley Potentially Linked to Los Angeles Cold Case Homicide Police arrested the f... More>>

PALM SPRINGS

A Community Remembers Vega and Zerebny One Year Later

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Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the loss of two Palm Springs Police Officers.

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  • Las Vegas Attack

    Las Vegas Attack Largest Shooting in U.S. History

    Las Vegas Attack Largest Shooting in U.S. History

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-10-04 05:17:51 GMT

    Authorities on Tuesday released the first body camera footage of police responding to the Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Officers were seen hunkering down behind a wall facing Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after an initial volley of shots fired by the gunman later identified as Stephen Paddock.

    Authorities on Tuesday released the first body camera footage of police responding to the Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Officers were seen hunkering down behind a wall facing Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after an initial volley of shots fired by the gunman later identified as Stephen Paddock.

  • Palm Springs

    Mother Who Nearly Lost Newborn and Son in Hit and Run Crash Wants Driver to Do the Right Thing

    Mother Who Nearly Lost Newborn and Son in Hit and Run Crash Wants Driver to Do the Right Thing

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-09-27 04:05:45 GMT

    Michelle Sanchez looks lovingly at her baby in the neonatal unit, while she can't hold little Ezra because he's so fragile, she feels blessed he's alive, "I want to hold him forever." That's because on Saturday, September 23, just before 8:00 o'clock at night, the family was on their way home from buying some baby clothes when an SUV hit their Jeep. It happened in Indio off of Oleander and Monroe. She was eight months pregnant. "It happened so fa...

    Michelle Sanchez looks lovingly at her baby in the neonatal unit, while she can't hold little Ezra because he's so fragile, she feels blessed he's alive, "I want to hold him forever." That's because on Saturday, September 23, just before 8:00 o'clock at night, the family was on their way home from buying some baby clothes when an SUV hit their Jeep. It happened in Indio off of Oleander and Monroe. She was eight months pregnant. "It happened so fa...

  • Forgive and live: Lessons from a woman with terminal cancer

    Forgive and live: Lessons from a woman with terminal cancer

    For Libby Gaymon, a Cheektowaga woman who is battling a second attack of metastasized breast cancer, time is both friend and foe. Gaymon, 42, makes sure that whenever she is feeling well enough to get out of bed,...

    For Libby Gaymon, a Cheektowaga woman who is battling a second attack of metastasized breast cancer, time is both friend and foe. 

  • Palm Springs, CA

    Residents Trapped After Flash Flood Tears Through Mobile Home Park

    Residents Trapped After Flash Flood Tears Through Mobile Home Park

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-10 05:24:00 GMT

    Several people who live in the Safari Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs became trapped Saturday after a flash flood tore through their community. 

    Several people who live in the Safari Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs became trapped Saturday after a flash flood tore through their community. 

  • Coachella Valley

    Wild Weather Rolls Through The Valley, Daily Rainfall Record Set in Palm Springs

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-09-10 05:06:42 GMT

    Active Alert The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a * Flood Advisory for... San Bernardino County in Southern California and Riverside County in Southern California until 8:30PM. At 5:34PM, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding, especially in areas which received heavy rainfall earlier today.

    Active Alert The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a * Flood Advisory for... San Bernardino County in Southern California and Riverside County in Southern California until 8:30PM. At 5:34PM, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding, especially in areas which received heavy rainfall earlier today.

  • Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights: Week 2 Highlights and Final Scores

    Friday Night Lights: Week 2 Highlights and Final Scores

    Saturday, September 2 2017 6:15 AM EDT2017-09-02 10:15:26 GMT

    Final Scores (9-1-17): Palm Desert 35,  Coachella Valley 7  Hemet 28, Cathedral City 16  Linfield Christian 33, Desert Hot Springs 10  La Quinta 35, J.W. North 6  Palm Springs 42, Scripps Ranch 35  Desert Mirage 3, Banning 67  Indio 21, Twentynine Palms 28 Saturday’s game St. Monica at Xavier Prep, 1 p.m. (St. Bernard High School) Vote below and help decide who we should feature as our Week 3, Friday Night Lights "Game of the Wee...

    Final Scores (9-1-17): Palm Desert 35,  Coachella Valley 7  Hemet 28, Cathedral City 16  Linfield Christian 33, Desert Hot Springs 10  La Quinta 35, J.W. North 6  Palm Springs 42, Scripps Ranch 35  Desert Mirage 3, Banning 67  Indio 21, Twentynine Palms 28 Saturday’s game St. Monica at Xavier Prep, 1 p.m. (St. Bernard High School) Vote below and help decide who we should feature as our Week 3, Friday Night Lights "Game of the Wee...

  • Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights: Week 1 Highlights, Scores, and Photos

    Friday Night Lights: Week 1 highlights and scores

    Saturday, August 26 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-08-27 03:20:40 GMT
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    Week 1 High School Football (Final Scores): Game of the Week - Cathedral City 27, Coachella Valley 33 Palm Desert 49, Desert Hot Springs 21 Redlands 14, Palm Springs 6 Notre Dame 24, Xavier Prep 21 Desert Mirage 18, Indio 41 West Valley 7, Shadow Hills 46 Granite 13, Twentynine Palms 55 Yucca Valley 56, Riverside Prep 13 Rancho Mirage 13, Beaumont 7 Bye Week - La Quinta

    Week 1 High School Football (Final Scores): Game of the Week - Cathedral City 27, Coachella Valley 33 Palm Desert 49, Desert Hot Springs 21 Redlands 14, Palm Springs 6 Notre Dame 24, Xavier Prep 21 Desert Mirage 18, Indio 41 West Valley 7, Shadow Hills 46 Granite 13, Twentynine Palms 55 Yucca Valley 56, Riverside Prep 13 Rancho Mirage 13, Beaumont 7 Bye Week - La Quinta

  • Palm Desert

    "Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

    "Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

    Friday, August 4 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-08-05 00:09:14 GMT

    In it's fourth year the "Pack The Bus" School Supply Drive collects basic school supplies for some of the valley's most needy children. The drive helps provide students from every corner of the valley the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Each year KMIR, Alpha Media, Walmart, and Sunline Transit partner to raise awareness for the event.

    In it's fourth year the "Pack The Bus" School Supply Drive collects basic school supplies for some of the valley's most needy children. The drive helps provide students from every corner of the valley the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Each year KMIR, Alpha Media, Walmart, and Sunline Transit partner to raise awareness for the event.

  • Desert Hot Springs

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

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:45:30 GMT

    A Desert Hot Springs man has been transported to Desert Regional Medical Center after being shot 5 times, once to the head following a home invasion robbery.

    A Desert Hot Springs man has been transported to Desert Regional Medical Center after being shot 5 times, once to the head following a home invasion robbery. 

  • Eagle Mountain

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:10:48 GMT

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

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

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    La Quinta @ Palm Desert - The Flag Game
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  • Cathedral City

    Cathedral City Gang Sweep Results in Arrests, Illegal Weapons Seizures

    Cathedral City Gang Sweep Results in Arrests, Illegal Weapons Seizures

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:38:46 GMT

    A multi-agency sweep targeting a Cathedral City gang led to five arrests and the seizure of several weapons Thursday.

    A multi-agency sweep targeting a Cathedral City gang led to five arrests and the seizure of several weapons Thursday.

  • Indio

    Robber of Indio Business Sentenced to Nearly 11 Years

    Robber of Indio Business Sentenced to Nearly 11 Years

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:02:06 GMT

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

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

  • Palm Springs

    Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend in Palm Springs Arrested in Texas

    Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend in Palm Springs Arrested in Texas

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:44:28 GMT

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Palm Springs, then fleeing after police questioned him, was arrested by Palm Springs police in Texas Wednesday. 

    A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Palm Springs, then fleeing after police questioned him, was arrested by Palm Springs police in Texas Wednesday. 

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  • Cathedral City

    Local figure skater pursues dream of competing in Olympics

    Local figure skater pursues dream of competing in Olympics

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:05 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:05:48 GMT

    10-year-old Bermuda Dunes figure skater August Perthus returned to Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City with some shiny hardware after competing with the best in the region. "I recently got back from the Regionals South Pacific and I came in second out of six boys." Perthus said. "He started in the preliminary level which basically, if you want to look at it between where he's at and the Olympics, it's the first step on the ladder to reach the top.

    10-year-old Bermuda Dunes figure skater August Perthus returned to Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City with some shiny hardware after competing with the best in the region. "I recently got back from the Regionals South Pacific and I came in second out of six boys." Perthus said. "He started in the preliminary level which basically, if you want to look at it between where he's at and the Olympics, it's the first step on the ladder to reach the top.

  • Palm Desert

    Xavier Prep takes reins in DVL volleyball race

    Xavier Prep takes reins in DVL volleyball race

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-10-18 07:10:14 GMT

    September 21, 2017 was a night Xavier Prep would not forget after dropping a five-set match to Palm Desert. Since then, the Aztecs and Saints have been neck and neck in the Desert Valley League race and both teams had their next meeting circled on their calendar. Monday nights DVL first place determining match between the two schools started off by honoring Riley Rose Sherman who is fighting through a relapse of stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. Xavier Prep and Palm Deser...

    September 21, 2017 was a night Xavier Prep would not forget after dropping a five-set match to Palm Desert. Since then, the Aztecs and Saints have been neck and neck in the Desert Valley League race and both teams had their next meeting circled on their calendar. Monday nights DVL first place determining match between the two schools started off by honoring Riley Rose Sherman who is fighting through a relapse of stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. Xavier Prep and Palm Deser...

  • Coachella Valley

    Friday Night Lights: Week 8 Highlight of the Week nominees

    Friday Night Lights: Week 8 Highlight of the Week nominees

    Saturday, October 14 2017 3:42 AM EDT2017-10-14 07:42:57 GMT

    Every Friday night we select two plays from local high school football action and leave it up to you to vote for our highlight of the week. Week 8 nominees are: La Quinta: Jesus Corona hit Desert Hot Springs: Joziaha Winfrey catch Voting ends at midnight Wednesday, October 12th. Cast your vote in the poll below! 

    Every Friday night we select two plays from local high school football action and leave it up to you to vote for our highlight of the week. Week 8 nominees are: La Quinta: Jesus Corona hit Desert Hot Springs: Joziaha Winfrey catch Voting ends at midnight Wednesday, October 12th. Cast your vote in the poll below! 

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