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

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

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Chirico Summit

Chiriaco Summit Freeway Crash Injures Five, Blocks Lanes

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Five people were injured, one seriously, in a solo vehicle freeway wreck today in Chiriaco Summit.

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Palm Desert

The Living Desert Offers Half-Price Admission To Break Record Attendance

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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is offering half-price admission to all guests visiting through Friday, June 30, 2017. 

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Beaumont

Firefighters Optimistic As Manzanita Fire Grows to 6,300 Acres, 26% Contained

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Firefighters were optimistic today about containing a large brush fire that has burned for two days and has threatened rural communities throughout the Banning Pass. 

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Driver in Crash Describes Fire on Highway 79 Video included

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The driver of the car thinks some kind of mechanical problem caused her car to seize up, and lose control.

She lives in Hemet and her son, the passenger, lives in Indio.

Bruised and shaken she shared what happened Monday on Highway 79 by Beaumont.

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Huge Marijuana Growing Facility Proposed In Cathedral City Video included

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Marijuana growing facilities are sprouting all over the desert and now the newest growing operation could end up being in Cathedral City. 

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San Bernardino

Mart Fire Erupts in San Bernardino County, Evacuations Ordered

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Firefighters are working a wildland fire near Highland Avenue at Highway 330 adjacent to the cities of Highland and San Bernardino. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has issued mandatory evacuations East of Orchard Road, North of Highland Avenue and West of Church Street.  EVACUATION CENTER Highland YMCA (opened @1815) 7793 Central Ave Highland, CA 92346 ROAD CLOSURES  Highway 330 is closed from Interstate 210 to Live Oak Drive near Running Springs. SMOKE ... More>>

Indio

Men Charged in Indio Pursuit and Neighborhood Search Plead Guilty

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Two young men who led police on a vehicle and foot pursuit triggered by reports of gunfire in an Indio residential neighborhood pleaded guilty today to evading arrest and concealed firearm charges. 

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Riverside

Governor Signs Record State Budget That Divided Inland Lawmakers

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Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a record $125 billion state budget for fiscal year 2017-18 that Republican lawmakers from the Inland Empire generally criticized as pork-barrel spending with minimal accountability and Democrats praised as a sound financial blueprint that funds critical needs. 

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Mecca

Elevated Levels of Hydrogen Sulfide at Salton Sea Prompts Odor Advisory

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If you're in the vicinity of the Salton Sea today, hold your nose. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Man Accused of Killing Roommate to Stand Trial on Murder, Assault Charges

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A Desert Hot Springs man who allegedly shot and killed his roommate, then threatened to kill the victim's girlfriend, must stand trial on charges of murder, assault with a gun and criminal threats, a judge ruled today. 

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Riverside

Man Assaults Girl Behind Riverside Church, Remains At Large

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Police today sought the public's help in tracking down an approximately 50-year-old man who sexually assaulted a girl outside a church in Riverside. 

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Beaumont

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

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

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La Quinta

Coroner's ID Bicyclist Killed After Crashing Into Parked Truck in La Quinta

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A bicyclist died in a hospital today after crashing into a parked vehicle in La Quinta.

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Palm Springs

A Booming Market Reveals Local Real Estate "Dark Side" Video included

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The real estate market is still booming in the valley. "Sales have been up, we've been doing a great job this year, every month our sales have increased a little bit more," says Diana Bernardi, President of the Desert Association of Realtors.  According to the Desert Association of Realtors' sales statistics, sales were up almost 13% and home prices in the valley are up again too, just over 4% in May of this year compared to last year. The median price $375,000, ...

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Coachella Valley

Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

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San Bernardino

San Bernardino National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

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The San Bernardino National Forest will increase the current seasonal fire restrictions effective Saturday, July 1, 2017. Hot, dry and windy conditions along with critically dry and receptive fuel types throughout the San Bernardino National Forest have prompted local fire mangers to implement additional fire restrictions. The restrictions are designed to prevent accidental wildfires, these restrictions will affect additional recreation sites and become more restr...

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High Temperatures Giving Birds Heat Exhaustion

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The desert's extreme temperatures not only affect us and pets, but our wildlife. Birds that are sent to the Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center in Indio suffer from heat exhaustion.  

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La Quinta

Local Pastor Found Dead on La Quinta Hiking Trail

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A man whose body was found over the weekend on a La Quinta hiking trail was a local pastor, according to his congregation. 

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Palm Springs

California Highway Patrol Investigating Semi-truck Crash on I-10

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California Highway Patrol says a semi-truck crashed into an abandoned car as it was driving down I-10 Westbound Monday morning. 

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No Arrests in Friday Night DUI Checkpoint in Palm Springs

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The Palm Springs Police Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint this past Friday off Dinah Shore Drive, resulting in zero DUI or drug impaired arrests. The checkpoint began at 9 p.m. and ended at 2 a.m. during which police officers screened 431 vehicles. Out of those vehicles screened, nine drivers were cited for operating a vehicle while unlicensed or suspended/revoked. Mike Villegas with Palm Springs Police says the most recent checkpoint several weeks ago, resulted...

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  • Beaumont

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

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

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

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

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

  • Coachella Valley

    Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

    Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-06-27 04:46:05 GMT

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

  • Banning

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

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

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

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

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

  • Palm Springs

    WWII Airplane Pays Tribute to Fallen Ahead of Memorial Day Ceremony

    WWII Airplane Pays Tribute to Fallen Ahead of Memorial Day Ceremony

    Monday, May 29 2017 1:09 AM EDT2017-05-29 05:09:39 GMT

    It is a memorial day tradition, 3 thousand Carnations fall from the sky above the Palm Springs Air Museum. Learn the history behind the B-25 flying in the ceremony. 

    It is a memorial day tradition, 3 thousand Carnations fall from the sky above the Palm Springs Air Museum. Learn the history behind the B-25 flying in the ceremony. 

  • Weather

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-8-17)

    Viewer Weather Photos (Week of 5-8-17)

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:49:09 GMT

    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.

    Take a peek at all of our beautiful viewer photos from the week! Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? Send it to us: myphoto@KMIR.com. We might use it on air in one of our newscasts. Then, visit KMIR.com every Friday to see all of our photo submissions from the entire week.

  • Palm Springs

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    Sunday, May 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-05-14 19:56:02 GMT

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

  • Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

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

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

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

  • Weather Photos

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

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

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

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

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

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

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

  • Bermuda Dunes

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Huge Marijuana Growing Facility Proposed In Cathedral City

    Huge Marijuana Growing Facility Proposed In Cathedral City

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-06-28 01:43:19 GMT

    Marijuana growing facilities are sprouting all over the desert and now the newest growing operation could end up being in Cathedral City. 

    Marijuana growing facilities are sprouting all over the desert and now the newest growing operation could end up being in Cathedral City. 

  • Indio

    Men Charged in Indio Pursuit and Neighborhood Search Plead Guilty

    Men Charged in Indio Pursuit and Neighborhood Search Plead Guilty

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-06-27 23:01:25 GMT

    Two young men who led police on a vehicle and foot pursuit triggered by reports of gunfire in an Indio residential neighborhood pleaded guilty today to evading arrest and concealed firearm charges. 

    Two young men who led police on a vehicle and foot pursuit triggered by reports of gunfire in an Indio residential neighborhood pleaded guilty today to evading arrest and concealed firearm charges. 

  • Driver in Crash Describes Fire on Highway 79

    Driver in Crash Describes Fire on Highway 79

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-06-28 06:15:02 GMT

    The driver of the car thinks some kind of mechanical problem caused her car to seize up, and lose control.

    She lives in Hemet and her son, the passenger, lives in Indio.

    Bruised and shaken she shared what happened Monday on Highway 79 by Beaumont.

    The driver of the car thinks some kind of mechanical problem caused her car to seize up, and lose control.

    She lives in Hemet and her son, the passenger, lives in Indio.

    Bruised and shaken she shared what happened Monday on Highway 79 by Beaumont.

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

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

    Friday, June 23 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-06-23 21:23:55 GMT

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

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

  • Palm Desert High School hosts 30th summer basketball camp

    Palm Desert High School hosts 30th summer basketball camp

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

    Palm Springs Power playing cool in the pool

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

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

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

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