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Residents Concerned About Gang Violence in Neighborhood of Deputy Shooting Video included

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Neighbors speak out about gang violence in community following deputy shooting. 

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Experts Hail Lifesaving Bulletproof Vest

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Cell phone footage shows a Riverside County Sheriff's deputy being airlifted to the hospital after being shot in City of Coachella. Law enforcement sources tell KMIR News a gang member shot the deputy him twice in the chest, a shooting meant to kill. But the deputy was wearing body armor

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Arsonist Pleads Guilty to 25 Counts

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A man who set 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over the course of 14 months pleaded guilty today to numerous counts of arson. 

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Riverside County

Three Desert-Area Teachers Selected as Riverside County Teacher of the Year

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Edwin Detoya thought he was starting his school day with a robotics presentation in the multi-purpose room at Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella. 

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La Quinta

Local Couple Makes Viral Splash With Their Wedding Announcement

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A local resident's proposal photo is making quite the splash on Reddit. While on Disneyland's Splash Mountain, Eugene Williams decided to propose to longtime boyfriend, Chris Gudino on Disneyland's Splash Mountain. The photo has since gone viral. In the Reddit post he says, "My mom told me not to post it on Facebook because she's ashamed of me, so I'm posting it here for the world to see!" Since posting the photo on May 24th, Williams has received over 42,000 up-votes....

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Indio

Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery at Indio Bank

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Indio Police Department officers responded to a call at 12:54 PM to California Bank & Trust in Indio. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Suspect Charged with Murder

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On Wednesday March 29, 2017, at about 2032 hours, officers were dispatched to the 66100 Block of Sixth Street for multiple calls of shots fired. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Heroin in Vehicle's Rocker Panels

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling heroin Thursday afternoon. 

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Coachella

Deputy Shot in Coachella; Search for Suspect Continues Video included

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is searching for a shooter after a deputy was shot in Coachella. The deputy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was shot twice in the chest, according to a KMIR News source. 

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Neighbhood Put on Lockdown After Shooting

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The Coachella Community at a standstill for nearly 12 hours. No one allowed in and no one allowed out. Avenue 52 and Sunset were blocked by sheriffs deputies...and two other entrances into the area while law enforcement searched for 27-year-old Gildardo Davila. "yeah, everybody was concerned," said Ramino Magana, a resident in the area. He and his family were home last night just one street over when those shots were fire. His wife was outside watering her plants. &... More>>

Coachella 2018 Preps Focus on Security

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The who's who of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival met Thursday to start planning Coachella 2018.  "Cities, law enforcement, fire branch is here all the golden voice main people," says Dan Marshall, the Law Enforcement and Operations Chief for the festival.  On everyone's mind the terrorist attack on concert goers in Manchester, "Our thoughts and prayers are out to the victims in Manchester and the horrible situation that happened over there," says...

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Beaumont

100 Acre Wildfire Erupts in Beaumont

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A fire broke out today near a Riverside County landfill south of Beaumont, quickly charring 25 acres and spreading to 40 acres but posing no immediate threat to homes or other structures. 

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Los Angeles

ICE Fugitive Operations Conducts 5-Day Sweep, Nearly 200 Arrested

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More than two dozen illegal immigrants, most of them with criminal backgrounds, were apprehended in Riverside County during a U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement operation, federal officials said today.

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Twentynine Palms

Joshua Tree National Park Stresses Fire Safety

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The California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management has declared a level of Stage 3 fire restrictions for the area ranging from Ridgecrest, CA to the border of Mexico. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Apprehend 14 Undocumented Immigrants in Dump Truck

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested 14 undocumented immigrants hiding in the bed of a dump truck this morning. 

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Safety Officials Warn of Whitewater River Dangers

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A raging warning is clear to see as you approach the waters on the Whitewater River in Palm Springs. "Respect the Whitewater River," said Robert Keeran with the Coachella Valley Water District. Thursday, police, fire and water safety crews made an example out of a bad decision to go into the water. "You can imagine how easy it is to get swept off your feet. Only six inches of water can knock a person to the ground," said Captain Lucas Spellman with Cal Fire. On... More>>

Indian Wells

Twenty-One High School Students Each Awarded $1000 Scholarships by CDAR

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The California Desert Association of REALTORS has awarded a total of $21,000 in academic scholarships to 21 high school seniors from public Coachella Valley High Schools at it Annual Scholarship Breakfast.

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Palm Springs

Wig-Wearing Bank Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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A bald parolee suspected of robbing a Palm Springs bank at gunpoint while wearing a blonde wig pleaded not guilty today in Los Angeles. 

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Cathedral City Becomes Sanctuary City Video included

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It was a close vote of 3 to 2, but Cathedral City leaders make a bold move Wednesday night, opposing the federal government by becoming a sanctuary city.

Cathedral City is now the first city in the Coachella Valley to become a sanctuary city. 

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Palm Springs

Family Looks Ahead After Fire Destroys Home Video included

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A family in Palm Springs is still trying to piece their lives back together after a fire destroyed everything they own. Meanwhile the Palm Springs Fire Department is still trying to determine the cause of yesterday's blaze. 

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Missing Man's Father Not Losing Hope

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James Darling replays the last time he saw his son Jonathan in his mind, "Knowing that, that he's missing right now I didn't tell him enough."  No one has heard from the young, Coachella Valley couple Jonathan and girlfriend Audrey Moran for two weeks. On May 10, Moran was going to pick up Jonathan, but instead of coming home they found her car abandoned on the shoulder of the 10 Freeway in Beaumont.  James now wakes up wanting to tell his son the words...

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Fire Department Uses New Extrication Tools Video included

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Cathedral City Fire Department's new extrication equipment makes a difference of several minutes that may save your life in a traffic collision. 

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Palm Desert

Fighting To Fight: Women in the Military, Part 2 Video included

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Just as women were joining the Marine Corps Infantry for the first time in history a scandal rocked the institution – a Facebook group known as Marines United was busted for sharing nude photos of women in the Corps. 

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Palm Springs

Crews Respond to Massive House Fire in Palm Springs

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A Palm Springs home caught fire Wednesday afternoon, leading authorities to shut down local roadways as crews battled the blaze.

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Riverside County

Large Marijuana Grow Operations Found in Rancho Mirage

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On May 16, 2017, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) served three search warrants for illegal marijuana cultivation. 

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  • Weather

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

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

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

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

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

  • Palm Springs

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

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

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

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

  • Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

    Relay For Life Kicks Off in Palm Desert

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

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

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

  • Weather Photos

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

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

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

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

    Stagecoach Festival Goers Keep the Party Alive

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

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

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

  • Bermuda Dunes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Palm Springs

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

    Tax Day marches call on Trump to release income tax returns

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

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

  • Indio

    Concert Goers And Locals React To First Day Of Coachella

    Concert Goers And Locals React To First Day Of Coachella

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

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

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

  • Palm Springs

    Valley Residents "Run For Ike" To Remember Fallen K-9 Officer

    Valley Residents "Run For Ike" To Remember Fallen K-9 Officer

    Saturday, April 1 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-04-01 19:29:28 GMT

    Hundreds of our valley neighbors ventured out to Palm Springs Police headquarters early Saturday morning to "Run For Ike." In it's 7th year, the "Run For Ike" 5K charity race is held in Palm Springs to honor one of the cities fallen K-9 officers, Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.

    Hundreds of our valley neighbors ventured out to Palm Springs Police headquarters early Saturday morning to "Run For Ike." In it's 7th year, the "Run For Ike" 5K charity race is held in Palm Springs to honor one of the cities fallen K-9 officers, Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Desert Hot Springs Murder Victim Identified by Coroner's

    Desert Hot Springs Murder Victim Identified by Coroner's

    Friday, March 31 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-04-01 00:21:10 GMT

    One man is dead tonight after being shot in a Desert Hot Springs neighborhood. The shooting occurred at 6th Street and Cactus Drive, the same location where another man was found dead earlier in the week.

    One man is dead tonight after being shot in a Desert Hot Springs neighborhood. The shooting occurred at 6th Street and Cactus Drive, the same location where another man was found dead earlier in the week.

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  • Coachella Valley

    Coachella Valley Arsonist Pleads Guilty to 25 Counts

    Coachella Valley Arsonist Pleads Guilty to 25 Counts

    Friday, May 26 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-05-27 00:35:10 GMT

    A man who set 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over the course of 14 months pleaded guilty today to numerous counts of arson. 

    A man who set 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over the course of 14 months pleaded guilty today to numerous counts of arson. 

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Desert Hot Springs Suspect Charged with Murder

    Desert Hot Springs Suspect Charged with Murder

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:30:07 GMT

    On Wednesday March 29, 2017, at about 2032 hours, officers were dispatched to the 66100 Block of Sixth Street for multiple calls of shots fired. 

    On Wednesday March 29, 2017, at about 2032 hours, officers were dispatched to the 66100 Block of Sixth Street for multiple calls of shots fired. 

  • Residents Concerned About Gang Violence in Neighborhood of Deputy Shooting

    Residents Concerned About Gang Violence in Neighborhood of Deputy Shooting

    Saturday, May 27 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-05-27 22:41:20 GMT

    Neighbors speak out about gang violence in community following deputy shooting. 

    Neighbors speak out about gang violence in community following deputy shooting. 

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  • My Thai Athlete of the Year: Seline Schinke

    My Thai Athlete of the Year: Seline Schinke

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:00:17 GMT

    This year, My Thai and KMIR teamed up to honor a local high school athlete every week for their achievements. Last week four of our top athletes were nominated for our My Thai Athlete of the Year and we left it up to you to vote. With 3,217 of the 5,545 votes, Palm Desert track and field standout Seline Schinke is our My Thai Athlete of the Year. "I'm honored, truly honored,” Schinke explained. “Just from all of the support from everybody around the valley and my fa...

    This year, My Thai and KMIR teamed up to honor a local high school athlete every week for their achievements. Last week four of our top athletes were nominated for our My Thai Athlete of the Year and we left it up to you to vote. With 3,217 of the 5,545 votes, Palm Desert track and field standout Seline Schinke is our My Thai Athlete of the Year. "I'm honored, truly honored,” Schinke explained. “Just from all of the support from everybody around the valley and my fa...

  • Basketball tradition at Indio High School brings Cops and kids together

    Basketball tradition at Indio High School brings Cops and kids together

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:56:06 GMT

    A day following an officer being shot in Coachella, students at Indio High School had the opportunity to see law enforcement in a different light, on the basketball court. "It's always great for law enforcement to come out and show the community that you're not just going to see us in a negative light,” Calipatria State Prison Correction Officer Waymond Fermon said. “We are positive, we are the good guys, we have your back, and your interactions with us should alway...

    A day following an officer being shot in Coachella, students at Indio High School had the opportunity to see law enforcement in a different light, on the basketball court. "It's always great for law enforcement to come out and show the community that you're not just going to see us in a negative light,” Calipatria State Prison Correction Officer Waymond Fermon said. “We are positive, we are the good guys, we have your back, and your interactions with us should alway...

  • Desert Elite Mavericks place in top 5 at 2017 D2 Summit

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:16:37 GMT

    The Senior Rebels and Senior Renegades are two of five Desert Elite Maverick teams made up of kids around the Coachella valley as young as five to eighteen-years-old. The two teams earned a bid to the D2 Summit in Orlando Florida. The Summit is known as the Super Bowl of cheerleading and is exclusively for gyms that have under 125 athletes and only the top five percent of D2 gyms in the nation were invited. The Rebels took fifth out of the 27 teams in their division. One-third of...

    The Senior Rebels and Senior Renegades are two of five Desert Elite Maverick teams made up of kids around the Coachella valley as young as five to eighteen-years-old. The two teams earned a bid to the D2 Summit in Orlando Florida. The Summit is known as the Super Bowl of cheerleading and is exclusively for gyms that have under 125 athletes and only the top five percent of D2 gyms in the nation were invited. The Rebels took fifth out of the 27 teams in their division. One-third of...

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  • Riverside County

    Three Desert-Area Teachers Selected as Riverside County Teacher of the Year

    Three Desert-Area Teachers Selected as Riverside County Teacher of the Year

    Friday, May 26 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-26 23:26:14 GMT

    Edwin Detoya thought he was starting his school day with a robotics presentation in the multi-purpose room at Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella. 

    Edwin Detoya thought he was starting his school day with a robotics presentation in the multi-purpose room at Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella. 

  • La Quinta

    Local Couple Makes Viral Splash With Their Wedding Announcement

    Local Couple Makes Viral Splash With Their Wedding Announcement

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:21:08 GMT

    A local resident's proposal photo is making quite the splash on Reddit. While on Disneyland's Splash Mountain, Eugene Williams decided to propose to longtime boyfriend, Chris Gudino on Disneyland's Splash Mountain. The photo has since gone viral. In the Reddit post he says, "My mom told me not to post it on Facebook because she's ashamed of me, so I'm posting it here for the world to see!" Since posting the photo on May 24th, Williams has received over 42,000 up-votes....

    A local resident's proposal photo is making quite the splash on Reddit. While on Disneyland's Splash Mountain, Eugene Williams decided to propose to longtime boyfriend, Chris Gudino on Disneyland's Splash Mountain. The photo has since gone viral. In the Reddit post he says, "My mom told me not to post it on Facebook because she's ashamed of me, so I'm posting it here for the world to see!" Since posting the photo on May 24th, Williams has received over 42,000 up-votes....

  • Coachella

    Deputy Shot in Coachella; Search for Suspect Continues

    Deputy Shot in Coachella; Search for Suspect Continues

    Friday, May 26 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-05-26 17:37:25 GMT

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is searching for a shooter after a deputy was shot in Coachella. The deputy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was shot twice in the chest, according to a KMIR News source. 

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is searching for a shooter after a deputy was shot in Coachella. The deputy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The deputy was shot twice in the chest, according to a KMIR News source. 

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