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New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

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A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. More>>

Queens of the Stone Age Singer Apologizes for Concert Kick

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme has apologized after a photographer claimed the singer kicked her camera while she photographed the band's concert in Southern California.

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Hundreds of Kids Gifted Bikes

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Santa got some help spreading holiday cheer to Coachella Valley kids as Variety the Children's Charity of the Desert hosted the 22nd annual Bike Giveaway at Palm Springs Motors. 

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Bermuda Dunes

Car Show Cruises to New Location Video included

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The second annual American Car Show, hosted by The American Outreach Foundation, cruised to Bermuda Dunes Airport on Saturday.  

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Coachella Valley

Families of Missing Couple Praying For a Christmas Miracle

December 10, 2017 marks seven months since Jonathan Darling Reynoso and Audrey Moran disappeared from the Coachella Valley. 

Their families are praying they're home for Christmas. 

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NBC News

Generation at Risk: America's Young Facing Mental Health Crisis

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Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong. It wasn’t just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content or connected to other children. For years, she suffered alone, filled with shame. She switched schools, but that didn’t help. “I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that was,” Alex told NBC News. ... More>>

Coachella, CA

Coachella Holiday Parade Lights Up Harrison Street

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The signs of the holiday season are everywhere but no where were they more visible Friday night then in Coachella as the city hosts it's annual holiday parade. 

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Power Is Back On In Idyllwild Video included

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Power is back on in Idyllwild today after a dark night in town. 

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Indio

Indio Company Invents New Modular Housing

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A new way to build homes is being developed out of Indio. It's called the genesis system and it is a form of modular housing. Guy Assif of Quadrow Specialty Environments helped designed the buildings.

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Coachella

College Of The Desert Provides Free Pop-Up Playground in Coachella

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College of the Desert's Early Childhood Education program will provide a free pop-up playground for children up to age 10 and their families on Saturday morning. 

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Thermal

Vehicle Fatally Strikes Bicyclist in Thermal

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Police authorities are investigating a collision which left one person dead. 

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Coachella

DUI Suspect Arrested After Collision in Coachella

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On Friday, December 7, 2017, at 8:47 P.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Harrison Street and Westerfield Way in the City of Coachella. 

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Indio, CA

New Indio Mayor Begins Term Amid Criticism Video included

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New Indio Mayor Michael Wilson is facing criticism from sanctuary city activists and the community one day his term began. His critics saying the new mayor does not represent the views of the city's residents. 

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Mirror House Is Torn Apart

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It was a sparkling gem for art-lovers, and a dark nightmare for neighbors. 

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Palm Desert

Christmas Tree Prices On The Rise

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This holiday season, Christmas trees are more expensive. "You could get a 10 foot tree for $120, and now we can't get them for $120 some of them," said Rio Liberty, the owner of Liberty Trees at the corner of Highway 111 and San Luis Rey. 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Man Loses Family Home To Creek Fire

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Tucked away in Sunland, CA is an old English cottage built in the 1930's. The house belongs to the Sanders family, but was destroyed Tuesday afternoon by the raging Creek fire. 

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Indio

Indio Police Pursuit Leads to Three Arrests, School Lockdown

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Three suspects were taken into custody in Indio Thursday following a vehicle pursuit that triggered a residential neighborhood search and a brief lockdown of a local elementary school. 

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Palm Desert

Jurors Convict Hit Man Accused in Decades-Old Murder

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A contract killer who was hired 25 years ago to murder his employer's romantic rival, a Palm Desert man whose remains were found buried in a Nevada streambed, was convicted Wednesday of murder. 

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Palm Springs

Holstege and Middleton Sworn in to Palm Springs City Council

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Palm Springs swears in two new city council members and the city has made history. The city has gained national attention for the election of Lisa Middleton, a transgender woman, and Christy Holstege, who identifies as bisexual.

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Rancho Mirage, CA

SCE Transformer Inspection Policy Draws Criticism In Rancho Mirage Video included

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A Rancho Mirage man says Southern California Edison is playing favorites. The utility is ordering him to clear shrubs around a transformer in his front yard but neighbors right next door with even worse vegetation are not being asked to change a thing. 

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Palm Springs

Psychologist Evaluation Ordered For Palm Springs Man Accused in Mother's Shooting Death

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A woman shot at a Palm Springs home Monday was hospitalized in critical condition, and police were questioning several men. 

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Local Jewish Community Reacts To President Trump's Controversial Embassy Decision Video included

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Around the world, the move is controversial. This embassy decision has reversed nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and with that comes mixed feelings and, already, protests in Gaza. 

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Riverside

Felony Charges Filed Against 18-Year-Old Man Accused of Molesting Children at Riverside Motel

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Felony charges were filed Wednesday against an 18-year- old man accused of molesting two children in a Riverside motel room, and suspected of doing the same to dozens of other underage victims in various locations over the last eight years. 

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Indio

Former Assemblyman Pleads Not Guilty to Allegedly Helping Wife Commit Suicide

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The district attorney's office confirmed Monday that former California assemblyman and Palm Desert resident Steve Clute is facing a felony charge for allegedly helping his wife commit suicide last year. 

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    Psychologist Evaluation Ordered For Palm Springs Man Accused in Mother's Shooting Death

    Psychologist Evaluation Ordered For Palm Springs Man Accused in Mother's Shooting Death

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:15 PM EST2017-12-07 00:15:33 GMT

    A woman shot at a Palm Springs home Monday was hospitalized in critical condition, and police were questioning several men. 

    A woman shot at a Palm Springs home Monday was hospitalized in critical condition, and police were questioning several men. 

  • 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...

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    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. 

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    Friday Night Lights: Pete Carlson's Player of the Year Nominees

    Friday Night Lights: Pete Carlson's Player of the Year Nominees

    Friday, December 8 2017 11:06 PM EST2017-12-09 04:06:52 GMT

    KMIR is proud to team up with Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis to name our Friday Night Lights "Player of the Year". With All-League selections announced, the 2017 local high school football season is officially in the books. With that, it’s time to announce our Pete Calrson’s Player of the Year. We’ve dug through stats, compared performances, talked with coaches and narrowed the field from our 12 Players of the Week to only 4 Players of the Year nom...

    KMIR is proud to team up with Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis to name our Friday Night Lights "Player of the Year". With All-League selections announced, the 2017 local high school football season is officially in the books. With that, it’s time to announce our Pete Calrson’s Player of the Year. We’ve dug through stats, compared performances, talked with coaches and narrowed the field from our 12 Players of the Week to only 4 Players of the Year nom...

  • Palm Desert

    Pete Carlson's Athlete of the Week: Kylah Toland

    Pete Carlson's Athlete of the Week: Kylah Toland

    Friday, December 8 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-12-08 22:18:16 GMT

    Kylah Toland is a freshman guard on Xavier Prep's girls' basketball varsity team and she is currently leading the DVL in points to take our Pete Calrson's Athlete of the Week. Kylah Toland has only 3 years of experience playing basketball. "I just love the competitiveness and just everything all around." Toland said. Toland is leading the DVL in points, having already put up 80 points in 5 games. "It's my teammates who help me out too," Tola...

    Kylah Toland is a freshman guard on Xavier Prep's girls' basketball varsity team and she is currently leading the DVL in points to take our Pete Calrson's Athlete of the Week. Kylah Toland has only 3 years of experience playing basketball. "I just love the competitiveness and just everything all around." Toland said. Toland is leading the DVL in points, having already put up 80 points in 5 games. "It's my teammates who help me out too," Tola...

  • Coachella Valley Region

    Local High School Football All-League Selections

    Local High School Football All-League Selections

    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:43 PM EST2017-12-08 01:43:14 GMT

    All-DVL First Team QB: Carter Stokes (PD) WR: Brooks Stephenson (PD), J.D. Lang (SH), Fabrice Voyne (XP) RB: Derrick Kennedy (LQ), Kaleb Welmas (SH), Manny Sepulveda (PD) OL: Jose Pelayo (I), Ricky Tong (LQ), William Blohm Jr. (PD), Jack Howard (XP), Jake Shipley (SH) RB: James Green (CC) DL: JD Menning (PD), Audric Merryman (LQ), Val Rodriguez (SH), Jack Howard (XP) LB: Fred Massie (LQ), Quintcy Egson (SH), Jack Queenan (PD) DB: Brooks ...

    All-DVL First Team QB: Carter Stokes (PD) WR: Brooks Stephenson (PD), J.D. Lang (SH), Fabrice Voyne (XP) RB: Derrick Kennedy (LQ), Kaleb Welmas (SH), Manny Sepulveda (PD) OL: Jose Pelayo (I), Ricky Tong (LQ), William Blohm Jr. (PD), Jack Howard (XP), Jake Shipley (SH) RB: James Green (CC) DL: JD Menning (PD), Audric Merryman (LQ), Val Rodriguez (SH), Jack Howard (XP) LB: Fred Massie (LQ), Quintcy Egson (SH), Jack Queenan (PD) DB: Brooks ...

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  • Hundreds of Kids Gifted Bikes

    Hundreds of Kids Gifted Bikes

    Sunday, December 10 2017 5:53 PM EST2017-12-10 22:53:11 GMT

    Santa got some help spreading holiday cheer to Coachella Valley kids as Variety the Children's Charity of the Desert hosted the 22nd annual Bike Giveaway at Palm Springs Motors. 

    Santa got some help spreading holiday cheer to Coachella Valley kids as Variety the Children's Charity of the Desert hosted the 22nd annual Bike Giveaway at Palm Springs Motors. 

  • Bermuda Dunes

    Car Show Cruises to New Location

    Car Show Cruises to New Location

    Sunday, December 10 2017 5:34 PM EST2017-12-10 22:34:34 GMT

    The second annual American Car Show, hosted by The American Outreach Foundation, cruised to Bermuda Dunes Airport on Saturday.  

    The second annual American Car Show, hosted by The American Outreach Foundation, cruised to Bermuda Dunes Airport on Saturday.  

  • NBC News

    Generation at Risk: America's Young Facing Mental Health Crisis

    Generation at Risk: America's Young Facing Mental Health Crisis

    Sunday, December 10 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-12-10 21:48:47 GMT
    Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong. It wasn’t just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content or connected to other children. For years, she suffered alone, filled with shame. She switched schools, but that didn’t help. “I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that was,” Alex told NBC News. ...
    Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong. It wasn’t just a matter of being unhappy. She always felt empty and miserable — never content or connected to other children. For years, she suffered alone, filled with shame. She switched schools, but that didn’t help. “I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that was,” Alex told NBC News. ...
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