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Students Invited to Predict When Mojave Maxine Will Make Her 2018 Debut at the Living Desert

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The east coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. 

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Palm Springs

Wang's in the Desert Front Door Vandalized Following Campaign Dinner

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A Palm Springs restaurant is vandalized early this morning and it all stems from a picture of a local politician posing with employees at the restaurant.

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La Quinta

Austin Cook shoots 64 to take CareerBuilder Challenge lead

Austin Cook played a six-hole stretch in 6 under and shot an 8-under 64 in breezy conditions Saturday to take the lead at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

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Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

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The government shutdown has begun, and so has the finger-pointing, with President Donald Trump saying Democrats wanted to give him "a nice present" to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. More>>

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Rancho Mirage Offers New Options For Electricity Video included

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The city of Rancho Mirage will offer it residents an alternative to Southern California Edison with a program called community choice aggregation or C.C.A. 

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Fire Rips Through South Palm Springs Hotel

Firefighters responded to a two alarm blaze at the Royal Sun Inn in South Palm Springs Firefighters responded to a two alarm blaze at the Royal Sun Inn in South Palm Springs
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At approximately 6PM Friday evening Palm Springs emergency dispatch was notified of a structure fire in the area of South Palm Canyon Drive and East Twin Palms Drive in Palm Springs. Emergency crews responded to the location in less than 5 minutes. Upon arriving on scene, Palm Springs Fire identified heavy fire and smoke coming from back three floors of the Royal Sun Inn hotel. Firefighters made an interior fire tag and were able to put out the blaze, containing it to two rooms. On... More>>

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  • Calexico

    Border Patrol Arrests Previously Deported Child Sex Offender

    Border Patrol Arrests Previously Deported Child Sex Offender

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-01-19 22:52:57 GMT

    U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a Mexican citizen, who illegally entered the United States Wednesday afternoon. 

    U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a Mexican citizen, who illegally entered the United States Wednesday afternoon. 

  • Palm Desert

    Los Angeles Man Arrested For Allegedly Locking Himself Inside Palm Desert Business With Employee

    Los Angeles Man Arrested For Allegedly Locking Himself Inside Palm Desert Business With Employee

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:37 PM EST2018-01-19 01:37:28 GMT
    A Los Angeles man who allegedly locked himself inside the backroom of a Palm Desert business with an employee was in custody Thursday, in an incident that also triggered a bomb squad response after a ``suspicious device'' was located in the suspect's bag. Andrew Campbell, 28, is accused of ``yelling and acting erratically'' while inside a business in the 44400 block of Town Center Way at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, then locking himself inside a backroom of the establishment while an e...
    A Los Angeles man who allegedly locked himself inside the backroom of a Palm Desert business with an employee was in custody Thursday, in an incident that also triggered a bomb squad response after a ``suspicious device'' was located in the suspect's bag. Andrew Campbell, 28, is accused of ``yelling and acting erratically'' while inside a business in the 44400 block of Town Center Way at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, then locking himself inside a backroom of the establishment while an e...
  • Perris

    Perris Couple Charged with Torturing, Imprisoning Children

    Perris Couple Charged with Torturing, Imprisoning Children

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-01-18 23:57:31 GMT

    A Perris couple suspected of forcibly keeping a dozen of their children, some of them adults, in squalid conditions and with several shackled to their beds were behind bars Monday. David Allen Turpin, 56, and his wife, 49-year-old Louise Ann Turpin, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing multiple acts of torture and child abuse. Both are being held in lieu of $9 million bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. According to Riverside County sheriff's officia...

    A Perris couple suspected of forcibly keeping a dozen of their children, some of them adults, in squalid conditions and with several shackled to their beds were behind bars Monday. David Allen Turpin, 56, and his wife, 49-year-old Louise Ann Turpin, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing multiple acts of torture and child abuse. Both are being held in lieu of $9 million bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. According to Riverside County sheriff's officia...

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    Fire Rips Through South Palm Springs Hotel

    Fire Rips Through South Palm Springs Hotel

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-01-20 16:30:12 GMT
    Firefighters responded to a two alarm blaze at the Royal Sun Inn in South Palm SpringsFirefighters responded to a two alarm blaze at the Royal Sun Inn in South Palm Springs
    At approximately 6PM Friday evening Palm Springs emergency dispatch was notified of a structure fire in the area of South Palm Canyon Drive and East Twin Palms Drive in Palm Springs. Emergency crews responded to the location in less than 5 minutes. Upon arriving on scene, Palm Springs Fire identified heavy fire and smoke coming from back three floors of the Royal Sun Inn hotel. Firefighters made an interior fire tag and were able to put out the blaze, containing it to two rooms. On...
    At approximately 6PM Friday evening Palm Springs emergency dispatch was notified of a structure fire in the area of South Palm Canyon Drive and East Twin Palms Drive in Palm Springs. Emergency crews responded to the location in less than 5 minutes. Upon arriving on scene, Palm Springs Fire identified heavy fire and smoke coming from back three floors of the Royal Sun Inn hotel. Firefighters made an interior fire tag and were able to put out the blaze, containing it to two rooms. On...
  • Perris

    Perris Couple Charged with Torturing, Imprisoning Children

    Perris Couple Charged with Torturing, Imprisoning Children

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-01-18 23:57:31 GMT

    A Perris couple suspected of forcibly keeping a dozen of their children, some of them adults, in squalid conditions and with several shackled to their beds were behind bars Monday. David Allen Turpin, 56, and his wife, 49-year-old Louise Ann Turpin, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing multiple acts of torture and child abuse. Both are being held in lieu of $9 million bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. According to Riverside County sheriff's officia...

    A Perris couple suspected of forcibly keeping a dozen of their children, some of them adults, in squalid conditions and with several shackled to their beds were behind bars Monday. David Allen Turpin, 56, and his wife, 49-year-old Louise Ann Turpin, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing multiple acts of torture and child abuse. Both are being held in lieu of $9 million bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. According to Riverside County sheriff's officia...

  • 24 Years Ago, the Northridge Earthquake Jolted Los Angeles: The First Day in Photos

    24 Years Ago, the Northridge Earthquake Jolted Los Angeles: The First Day in Photos

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:52 PM EST2018-01-17 17:52:16 GMT
    The magnitude-6.6 earthquake that struck Northridge around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994 caused chaos in the first 24 hours after it occurred. Major roadways were destroyed, fires raged and residents panicked the day the quake hit.  Take a look back at the first hours after the earthquake. All photos obtained via NBC LA.
    The magnitude-6.6 earthquake that struck Northridge around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994 caused chaos in the first 24 hours after it occurred. Major roadways were destroyed, fires raged and residents panicked the day the quake hit.  Take a look back at the first hours after the earthquake. All photos obtained via NBC LA.
  • Indio

    Suspect in 19-Year-old Stepdaughter's Murder Believed to be in Mexico

    Suspect in 19-Year-old Stepdaughter's Murder Believed to be in Mexico

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 4:55 PM EST2018-01-10 21:55:21 GMT

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed the identity Tuesday of a 19-year-old Indio woman whose body was found last week at a home in Oasis, near the Salton Sea. 

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed the identity Tuesday of a 19-year-old Indio woman whose body was found last week at a home in Oasis, near the Salton Sea. 

  • Palm Springs

    Murder Charge Filed Against Man Accused of Killing Mother in Palm Springs, Leading South Dakota Authorities on Chase

    Murder Charge Filed Against Man Accused of Killing Mother in Palm Springs, Leading South Dakota Authorities on Chase

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:35 PM EST2018-01-09 19:35:17 GMT

    A suspicious death investigation in South Dakota has connections to the Coachella Valley.

    A suspicious death investigation in South Dakota has connections to the Coachella Valley.

  • Coachella Valley Region

    Recreational Marijuana Prompts Questions About The Need For Medical Prescriptions

    Recreational Marijuana Prompts Questions About The Need For Medical Prescriptions

    Monday, January 8 2018 8:28 PM EST2018-01-09 01:28:39 GMT

    Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California, some medical marijuana buyers are starting to wonder if they still need their prescriptions, and what If anything is the difference between buying as a patient and buying as a 21 and over customer. 

    Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California, some medical marijuana buyers are starting to wonder if they still need their prescriptions, and what If anything is the difference between buying as a patient and buying as a 21 and over customer. 

  • Palm Desert

    Children Hospitalized After Chemical Mix-Up in Palm Desert

    Children Hospitalized After Chemical Mix-Up in Palm Desert

    Friday, January 5 2018 5:13 PM EST2018-01-05 22:13:18 GMT

    Multiple police units responded to the Jean Blossom Child Development Center at 75433 Orange Blossom Lane in Palm Desert to reports of children with injuries. According to authorities, five children received hand injuries after a janitor mixed the wrong chemicals/solutions in a soap dispenser. Cal Fire and the Riverside Emergency Management Department responded around 12:30PM. All children were transported to the hospital for treatment. Stay tuned with KMIR for more information as t...

    Multiple police units responded to the Jean Blossom Child Development Center at 75433 Orange Blossom Lane in Palm Desert to reports of children with injuries. According to authorities, five children received hand injuries after a janitor mixed the wrong chemicals/solutions in a soap dispenser. Cal Fire and the Riverside Emergency Management Department responded around 12:30PM. All children were transported to the hospital for treatment. Stay tuned with KMIR for more information as t...

  • Riverside County

    Former Coachella Deputy, Alleged Lover, Plead Not Guilty for Love Triangle Murder

    Former Coachella Deputy, Alleged Lover, Plead Not Guilty for Love Triangle Murder

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 1:02 PM EST2018-01-03 18:02:37 GMT

    On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, former Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Oscar Rodriguez was arrested for the murder of Luis Carlos Morin Jr. Morin was shot and killed on Jan. 27, 2014, when Rodriguez was attempting to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Based on the information provided by the investigating agency, Rodriguez was initially cleared with a determination that the shooting was justified. Not long after, Morin’s family filed a civil suit against Riverside C...

    On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, former Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Oscar Rodriguez was arrested for the murder of Luis Carlos Morin Jr. Morin was shot and killed on Jan. 27, 2014, when Rodriguez was attempting to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. Based on the information provided by the investigating agency, Rodriguez was initially cleared with a determination that the shooting was justified. Not long after, Morin’s family filed a civil suit against Riverside C...

  • Palm Springs

    Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Interstate 10 in Palm Springs, Police Searching For Vehicle

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 11:01 PM EST2018-01-03 04:01:03 GMT

    Reports came in around 5:30AM Tuesday morning of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in Palm Springs with the pedestrian sustaining major head injuries. Emergency crews arrived on scene and the pedestrian was reported deceased.

    Reports came in around 5:30AM Tuesday morning of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in Palm Springs with the pedestrian sustaining major head injuries. Emergency crews arrived on scene and the pedestrian was reported deceased.

  • 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.

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  • Whitewater

    Whitewater Preserve Closed After Discovery of Partially Eaten Animal

    Whitewater Preserve Closed After Discovery of Partially Eaten Animal

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-01-19 23:09:25 GMT
    The Whitewater Preserve was closed Friday by the Preserve due to discovery of a partially eaten calf that appears to have been killed by three feral pit bulls in the area. Story: Coachella Residents Concerned About Location Of Marijuana Dispensaries The BLM did receive a report from hikers on the Pacific Coast Trail (runs right through the preserve) having observed three feral pit bulls attacking a full grown steer north of the Preserve several days ago. Story: Singl...
    The Whitewater Preserve was closed Friday by the Preserve due to discovery of a partially eaten calf that appears to have been killed by three feral pit bulls in the area. Story: Coachella Residents Concerned About Location Of Marijuana Dispensaries The BLM did receive a report from hikers on the Pacific Coast Trail (runs right through the preserve) having observed three feral pit bulls attacking a full grown steer north of the Preserve several days ago. Story: Singl...
  • Coachella Valley

    Man Charged With Solving Missing Couple Case Breaks His Silence

    Man Charged With Solving Missing Couple Case Breaks His Silence

    Friday, January 19 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-01-20 02:16:13 GMT
    Sergeant Walter Mendez and his team of detectives have been working for months trying to find two people: 28-year-old Jonathan Darling Reynoso and 26-year-old Audrey Moran.  "It has been tough for a variety of reasons the specifics as to investigating a missing cases are particularly difficult ... the emotional side is very difficult," says Mendez, who works for Riverside County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit.  Difficult because behind the two images many of ...
    Sergeant Walter Mendez and his team of detectives have been working for months trying to find two people: 28-year-old Jonathan Darling Reynoso and 26-year-old Audrey Moran.  "It has been tough for a variety of reasons the specifics as to investigating a missing cases are particularly difficult ... the emotional side is very difficult," says Mendez, who works for Riverside County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit.  Difficult because behind the two images many of ...
  • Palm Springs

    Wang's in the Desert Front Door Vandalized Following Campaign Dinner

    Wang's in the Desert Front Door Vandalized Following Campaign Dinner

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:16 AM EST2018-01-21 08:16:08 GMT

    A Palm Springs restaurant is vandalized early this morning and it all stems from a picture of a local politician posing with employees at the restaurant.

    A Palm Springs restaurant is vandalized early this morning and it all stems from a picture of a local politician posing with employees at the restaurant.

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  • La Quinta

    Jon Rahm Wins 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge

    Jon Rahm Wins 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-01-22 06:15:43 GMT
    After carding a bogey-free, 5-under 67 in regulation, Jon Rahm bested Landry in a four-hole playoff, making a birdie on the 18th hole to record his second PGA TOUR title. Rahm won the Bob Hope Memorial Trophy, $1,062,000 and 500 FedExCup points, and moved to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking with the victory. Rahm, who entered the tournament ranked No. 3 in the world, is the first golfer ranked in the top three to win the CareerBuilder Challenge since current tournament ambassa...
    After carding a bogey-free, 5-under 67 in regulation, Jon Rahm bested Landry in a four-hole playoff, making a birdie on the 18th hole to record his second PGA TOUR title. Rahm won the Bob Hope Memorial Trophy, $1,062,000 and 500 FedExCup points, and moved to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking with the victory. Rahm, who entered the tournament ranked No. 3 in the world, is the first golfer ranked in the top three to win the CareerBuilder Challenge since current tournament ambassa...
  • La Quinta

    Austin Cook shoots 64 to take CareerBuilder Challenge lead

    Austin Cook shoots 64 to take CareerBuilder Challenge lead

    Austin Cook played a six-hole stretch in 6 under and shot an 8-under 64 in breezy conditions Saturday to take the lead at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

    Austin Cook played a six-hole stretch in 6 under and shot an 8-under 64 in breezy conditions Saturday to take the lead at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

  • La Quinta

    Arnold Palmer Statue Unveiled at Tradition Golf Club

    Arnold Palmer Statue Unveiled at Tradition Golf Club

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-01-17 03:47:26 GMT
    Arnold Palmer – one of golf’s greatest legends – is being honored at his desert home of Tradition Golf Club with the unveiling of a statue in his honor in front of Tradition Golf Club’s clubhouse. The statue is currently covered, and the unveiling will take place Tuesday, January 16, at 3:00pm. Media is invited to attend, however; the unveiling ceremony is reserved for Tradition Golf Club members. Ceremony speakers will include Brad Forrester, Board President...
    Arnold Palmer – one of golf’s greatest legends – is being honored at his desert home of Tradition Golf Club with the unveiling of a statue in his honor in front of Tradition Golf Club’s clubhouse. The statue is currently covered, and the unveiling will take place Tuesday, January 16, at 3:00pm. Media is invited to attend, however; the unveiling ceremony is reserved for Tradition Golf Club members. Ceremony speakers will include Brad Forrester, Board President...
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  • Palm Desert

    Students Invited to Predict When Mojave Maxine Will Make Her 2018 Debut at the Living Desert

    Students Invited to Predict When Mojave Maxine Will Make Her 2018 Debut at the Living Desert

    Monday, January 22 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-01-22 18:00:59 GMT

    The east coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. 

    The east coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. 

  • Palm Springs

    Wang's in the Desert Front Door Vandalized Following Campaign Dinner

    Wang's in the Desert Front Door Vandalized Following Campaign Dinner

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:16 AM EST2018-01-21 08:16:08 GMT

    A Palm Springs restaurant is vandalized early this morning and it all stems from a picture of a local politician posing with employees at the restaurant.

    A Palm Springs restaurant is vandalized early this morning and it all stems from a picture of a local politician posing with employees at the restaurant.

  • Coachella Valley

    KMIR Cares: Acqua California Bistro

    KMIR Cares: Acqua California Bistro

    It's certainly one of the most popular new restaurants in the desert and as you enter, you are expecting a great meal. fun ambiance, and energy. What you might not have expected, is a mini art galley.

    Meet Poppa! This talented artist has been painting as a hobby for decades. A lot of decades in fact, because he is now 105 1/2 years old and his proud daughter tells us - he's actually more active and prolific than ever!

    It's certainly one of the most popular new restaurants in the desert and as you enter, you are expecting a great meal. fun ambiance, and energy. What you might not have expected, is a mini art galley.

    Meet Poppa! This talented artist has been painting as a hobby for decades. A lot of decades in fact, because he is now 105 1/2 years old and his proud daughter tells us - he's actually more active and prolific than ever!

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