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EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Burnt Home to be Demolished

PALM SPRINGS - On the 4000 block of Calle Santa Cruz sits a burnt house with a collapsed roof and piles of charred wood. It's been almost three years of the major fire that destroyed it, and residents in the area want it cleaned up. The City of Palm Springs has deemed it a fire hazard and public nuisance. They're planning to demolish it in a week. More>>

Trial Date Set for Woman who Severed Husband's Penis

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An Oct. 10 trial date was set today for a Palm Springs woman accused of trying to cut off her husband's penis with heavy-duty scissors. Virginia Valdez, 72, is facing one count each of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and assault with a deadly weapon for the alleged Dec. 3, 2011 attack on her then-62-year-old husband at the couple's home.Riverside County District Attorney's Office spokesman John Hall said she could get up to nine years in prison if convicted. According to a police arres... More>>

2014 Make a Difference Day -- First Walk Saturday

KMIR and KPSE are teaming up with the Desert Sun once again for the 2014 Make a Difference Day!  The first practice walk (it's free!) will be this Saturday, August 23rd, at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs.  Click here for more info. More>>

Odor Advisory Issued

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory for the Coachella Valley for the second consecutive day today because of elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs. . More>>

Walk Planned to Register More Latino Voters

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A Latino voting advocacy group will do a walk in the Coachella Valley tomorrow, one of three in California. The walk, organized by Phoenix-based Mi Familia Vota, will start at 10 a.m. in Indio. The other walks will be in Modesto and Fresno, and follow today's launch in Denver of La Familia Vota's multi-state campaign to encourage Latinos to vote, according to the organization.Nationally, Latino voter advocacy groups expect to register at least 300,000 Latino voters, and bring this year's voti... More>>

Lightning Strike Caught On Video

A KMIR viewer, and regular visitor of Palm Desert, David Garcia was at the right place at the perfect time. He captured a lightning strike hit a power pole. Garcia, a firefighter paramedic on a mini vacation with his family, stepped out on his balcony when he and his children noticed the rain storm hoping to capture some lightning. Garcia says it's the first time he uses the video camera on his iPad. Beginners luck? We're grateful he sent KMIR his amazing video.  More>>

KMIR NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for Erin Corwin's Accused Murderer Speaks

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PALM DESERT - Christopher Brandon Lee's attorney spoke to KMIR exclusively regarding the murder case of Erin Corwin. He advised Lee to waive his extradition rights to speed up the legal hearings in order to look at the evidence carefully and legal strategies. More>>

Rare Haboob Passes Through Coachella Valley

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A haboob, an intense dust storm, started in La Quinta and has since rolled through the entire Coachella Valley. We have received several photos from viewers, including this one near Vista Santa Rosa from Bernabe Aceves. More>>

Brandini Toffee Expands to Palm Springs

The Coachella Valley's favorite candy company, launched by two high school sophomores (at the time) is opening a new retail space in downtown Palm Springs next week.  More>>

Flood Advisory Issued for Valley

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The Coachella Valley will be under a flood advisory until late this afternoon as thunderstorms move over the area. The National Weather Service advisory was issued about 1:45 p.m. and will remain in effect until 5:30 p.m. More>>

Man Accused of Killing Erin Corwin Waives Right to Extradition

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Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, the man accused of killing Twentynine Palms Marine wife Erin Corwin, waived his right to extradition in an Alaska courtroom today. Tuesday, Lee had denied his rights to extradition. Lee is expected to return to California by September 8 to be tried for Corwin’s murder. He is being held on 2 million dollars bail in Anchorage, Alaska. Corwin went missing from the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms in June. Her body was found at the bottom of a mine shaft in the h... More>>

More KMIR Ice Bucket Challenge

KMIR Reporters Gitzel Puente and Kitty Alvarado take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the disease. More>>

Elizabeth Beaubien Returns to the Desert!

Elizabeth Beaubien has been away from the anchor desk for six weeks and has an update for viewers.  

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CV Link Project Receives Financial Support

 The CV Link Project is now closer to getting started after receiving a large amount of money from the state. Construction is expected to begin in 2017.

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Severe Weather Hits Riverside County

Most of Riverside County was under a severe weather warning. The California Highway Patrol says severe weather was to blame for several accidents in the Valley and advise people to take their time getting to their destination and above all slow down.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Jewelry Store Dilemma

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INDIAN WELLS - Jay's Jewelry at the Village Shopping Center on Highway 111 closed its doors unexpectedly after owner Vincent Harold passed away in April. Since his death, some customers say they haven't received any of their jewelry back. There's a "For Lease" sign outside the store and a phone number to contact his daughter to arrange pick-ups by appointment. More>>

UPDATE: All Lanes Re-Open on I-10 in Cabazon

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An overturned big rig is causing major traffic delays in Cabazon this morning on I-10 about a mile east of the Main Street exit.The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig Alert, which is expected to be in effect until about noon. The 1, 2, and 3 westbound lanes are blocked and the fast lane is closed on the eastbound side of the freeway. More>>

Pride Celebration Award Recipients Named

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Attorney Shannon Price Minter and the woman behind the Dinah Shore Weekend will receive lifetime achievement awards from Greater Palm Springs Pride at the group's Pride Honors Awards Oct. 10 at the Palm Springs Hyatt. More>>

Eisenhower Medical Center Doctor Spearheads Groundbreaking Treatment

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A hospital in Rancho Mirage has become one of the few to successfully use a groundbreaking treatment for a potentially lethal bacterial disease, it was reported today. Dr. Anibal Gauto used a newly developed disinfectant method called NeutroPhase to cure a patient suffering from Necrotizing Fascitis, also known as ``flesh-eating disease." More>>

Indio High Evacuated After Gas Leak

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A Gas Leak At Indio High School Created An Unexpected Glitch In Freshman Orientation Proceedings This Morning....It Happened About Eight O'Clock Just As The Orientation Was Getting Underway.A Four Inch Gas Line Was Ruptured On The Construction Site At The School.Parents And Students Were Evacuated From The Area Of The Rupture... To The Football Field... Where Orientation Continued.We're awaiting an update from Southern California Gas Company... More>>

Corwin's Alleged Killer Appears in Court

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former marine Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, did not not waive his extradition rights during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon. He will remain in Anchorage until his identity hearing; it could be up to six weeks or longer before he is brought back to California. Lee has been charged with murder for 19-year-old Erin Corwin's death by the San Bernardino County District Attorney. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cats Found Dead in Palm Springs Neighborhood

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PALM SPRINGS -- Something or someone is killing cats in a Palm Springs neighborhood, and leaving carcasses behind on lawns. More>>

One Displaced in Coachella Fire

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One person was displaced by a fire that broke out today in a one-bedroom residence in Coachella. The blaze was reported just after midnight in the 84100 block of Corregidor Avenue.  More>>

Man Guilty of DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Given 5 Years Probation

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A 19-year-old Indio man pleaded guilty today to causing the death of a friend in an alcohol-related crash and was sentenced to five years probation. Derren Gary Teran admitted to one count of DUI vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence  More>>

KMIR Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

KMIR is taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  News Director David Reese Accepts a challenge and then challenges KMIR Sales Manager Alison Hendrix.   More>>

Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging? More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Safety on Highway 74

PALM DESERT - There have been 18 collisions on Highway 74 since January, according to CHP. Two of the accidents involving motorcycles were fatal. CHP says collisions can be prevented if you pay attention to the road and avoid distractions. More>>

Burglar Takes off Clothes, Falls Asleep: Leaves Clothes and ID Behind

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A man has been arrested for breaking into a home in Santa Ana, taking off his clothes and falling asleep.  When he took off, he left behind his clothes.  And ID. More>>

Erin Corwin's Body Found, Alleged Lover Arrested

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SAN BERNARDINO -- Investigators in San Bernardino announced this morning they have found the body of Erin Corwin, and they've charged her alleged lover with murder. More>>

Bighorn Sheep Rescued from a Canal in La Quinta

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An animal control officer saved a bighorn sheep Sunday evening in La Quinta.  Riverside County officer Kyle Stephens responded to the PGA West Country Club Sunday (Aug. 17) at about 6 p.m. after receiving a call from a security guard with a report of a bighorn sheep stuck in a canal. More>>

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Victim Named

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A motorcycle rider killed in a collision with a vehicle on the winding switchbacks of Highway 74 near Palm Desert was identified today. Kenny Escobedo, 21, of Cathedral City was one of two bikers who died in collisions in the local mountains this weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol More>>

High Speed Pursuit Ends in Desert Hot Springs

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- Two suspects are still on the run after a high speed chase that ended in Desert Hot Springs Sunday night. More>>

21st Annual Jazz in the Pines Festival

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IDYLLWILD -- People enjoyed the cooler temperatures and the sweet sound of jazz in Idyllwild Sunday. More>>

Local Girl Battling Cancer Leaves for Treatment to New York

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PALM SPRINGS -- For the past several months, four-year-old Coachella Valley resident Desi Cechin has been fighting Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. More>>

Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy Peralez

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INDIO--Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy PeralezFamily and friends of a woman killed in an accident are raising money for her memorial service. More>>

PS Transients Say Not Enough Cooling Centers

 PALM SPRINGS - Some transients are being cited in Sunrise Park for "possession of shopping cart" and the community is engaging in conversation about this on social media. Residents and transients agree there are not enough resources available, like cooling centers. More>>

Unemployment Numbers Increase in Riverside County

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COACHELLA VALLEY -- Unemployment numbers increase here in the valley, once again jumping over the nine percent mark. More>>

Be Your Best for Back to School

Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info! More>>

Be Your Best for Back to School

Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info! More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cathedral City Leash Laws Following Vicious Pit Bull Attack

John Tavarez says he and his two best friends, Buddy and Buster Brown aka Popeye were viciously attacked by two pit bulls when they were on a walk in their Cathedral City neighborhood. He wants to find the owners so they can pay for the damages they caused and also wants to find Julio, the good Samaritan who helped save them. YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cathedral City leash laws.  More>>

Fashion and Music For Great Cause

Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/ More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Residents Say Coachella Park is Infested with Mosquitoes

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COACHELLA - Some residents near Bagdouma Park on Avenue 52 say the park is infested with mosquitoes.It's not the first time the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control has heard about this issue. More>>

Swimsuit Fashion Show and Concert for Great Cause

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Join the biggest party of the summer! This amazing swimsuit fashion show and concert will benefit many charities including Safehouse in the Desert.The event also includes a buffet luau dinner for preferred guests; performances by Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas; teen rock band Above Seclusion; The X Factor USA Season 3 finalist, Julianne Manalo. The swimsuit fashion show features Miss Universe first runner up, Janine Tugonon; and the club music of Los Angeles DJ APEK. The show will be the Pa... More>>

Little People Town in Palm Springs: Real, or Urban Legend?

It is indeed an old urban legend that a little people town exists off Araby in Palm Springs. The local historical society attributes it to a rumor that started years ago...

 

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Living Desert to Give Behind the Scenes Tours With Baby Jaguars

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is offering a rare, behind-the-scenes tour to meet the pair of jaguar cubs born in May. To schedule an exclusive tour with the big, little cats, call the the zoo at (760) 636-3273.  More>>

Rebate Programs in Valley to Help Conserve Water

PALM DESERT -  Rebate programs are expanding for Coachella Valley Water District customers to help conserve water. Find out more about free and reduced programs at cvwd.org

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No Shame in Seeking Help for Depression

According to mental health experts, at any given time, 18 percent of the population is affected by depression. Recognizing the signs and symptoms is important and getting timely help can save your life.  More>>

Residents Share Personal Memories of Robin Williams

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PALM DESERT - Robin Williams' first big break was in "Mork and Mindy" beginning in the late 70s. The American public fell in love with his TV character Mork, a wacky alien."I would bring as many friends and family as I could to see the live tapings, they would be so impressed," says Marilyn Mitchell, whose late husband Gordon "Whitey" Mitchell wrote the show's first season. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Misting Systems Stolen in Palm Springs

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PALM SPRINGS -- Two businesses in downtown Palm Springs say their misting systems were stolen from their roofs. The units were stolen on Monday sometime between midnight and 4pm. More>>

Manny the Movie Guy's Last Interview with Robin Williams

My personal homage to the late, great Robin Williams!  I was so blessed and honored to have interviewed the beloved actor!   More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Family Fights to Save Non Profit That Saved Them

The Loza family wants to know why "Mourning Star", a non profit support counseling group who helps families deal with death, is closing its doors. They hope someone will step up and help fund the group who helps thousands, including area schools, after tragedies. YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Solar Panels Spark Debate in Neighborhood

PALM SPRINGS -  A group of neighbors near Raymond Cree Middle School formed a committee to speak out against the Palm Springs Unified School District for installing solar panels behind their backyards. They say they're too high and their home values will decrease.

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Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

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Beloved Oscar-winning actor, Robin Williams, has died of apparent suicide according to authorities. He was 63. Williams was known for his roles in the hit comedies "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "Patch Adams" and his Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting." Susan Schneider, the actor's wife, released the following statement to the New York Times: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one if its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am ... More>>

Local Resident Worries About Family in Iraq

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CATHEDRAL CITY -- As the crisis in Iraq deepens, many people who left the country years ago worry for their families back in Iraq.  Local residents have family, who've been forced to flee, as ISIS fighters take over cities. More>>

Exclusive Interview with Major League Great Troy Percival

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Former Major League pitcher and four time all-star, Troy Percival, was recently hired by the University of California Riverside to be their head baseball coach. Percival played for UC Riverside during his college days and spoke to KMIR's Corban Baker in an exclusive interview about returning to his alma mater. More>>

Two Boys Attacked by Dog in Indio

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INDIO -- A 5-year-old boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a dog. Riverside County Animal Services says an 11-year-old boy was also bitten. More>>

Pedestrian Hit and Killed by Vehicle

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INDIO -- Indio Police are investigating after a 40-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Indio. More>>

Splash House Attracts a Crowd in Palm Springs

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PALM SPRINGS -- It was the perfect weather to get in the water and cool down at the Splash House festivities in Palm Springs. More>>

Back to School Supplies Drive in Palm Desert

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PALM DESERT -- It's almost time for the return to school here in the valley, and that mean's time to get the school supplies. The Sunline Transit Agency held its first annual Pack the Bus Backpack and School Supply Drive Saturday outside of Wal-Mart in Palm Desert. More>>

Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser in Cathedral City

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CATHEDRAL CITY -- United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire held its 24th annual Palm Springs Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser in Cathedral City Saturday. More>>

Congressman and Veteran Witness Historic Bill Signing

Congressman Raul Ruiz, (D) 36th Dist, and Bill Young, a local veteran and veterans' rights advocate were there as President Obama signed a $16 billion piece of legislation into law meant to correct the wrongs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. They sat down exclusively with KMIR News to talk about the bill and what they hope it will bring.  More>>

Second Annual "Contact in the Desert" Begins

JOSHUA TREE – The second annual “Contact in the Desert” conference is this weekend, featuring about 40 speakers talking about human origins, ancient civilizations, extra-terrestrials and UFO phenomenon. To find out more about the event, click here.
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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Coachella Valley Women Targets of Cyber-Harassment

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A group of Coachella Valley women contacted us, saying they are being cyber-harassed and bullied. They say a Facebook page was made by someone to post pictures and vulgar comments. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Unpaid Damages Claim Following Hotel Fire

The Silliphants say after their home away from home, the Marriott Fairfield Inn in Palm Desert, was ravaged by flames they filed a small claim with the franchise to get reimbursed for the possessions that were destroyed. They say their claim went ignored and called KMIR News for help. After our cameras showed up near the property they were cut a check for the full amount.  More>>

Iron Chef's Kerry Simon to Open Restaurant at Hard Rock

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``Iron Chef'' competitor and restaurateur Kerry Simon will open a restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs next month, it was announced today. Simon Kitchen + Bar is slated to open in mid September and will feature``social'' plates that encourage sharing, hotel spokeswoman Therese Everett said.``Palm Springs is hot right now,'' Simon said.  More>>

Second Splash House Begins Friday at Three Local Venues

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This summer's second Splash House music festival will start tomorrow in Palm Springs. Splash House is slated for Friday through Sunday at pools at the Saguaro and Hard Rock hotels and the Hacienda Cantina Beach Club.  More>>

Palm Springs Man Survives Gunshot to Head

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Police asked for the public's help today in gathering information about a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting that wounded an 18-year-old man in his head. A gunshot victim reportedly was dropped off about noon Tuesday at Desert Regional Medical Center. More>>

Art Bar Celebrates First Anniversary

A program in Palm Springs to bring Art into a new environment is celebrating it's first anniversary. More>>

Former Palm Springs Power Player Turns Himself In on Rape Charges

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A former Palm Springs baseball player accused of raping a 20-year-old unconscious woman and leaving his cell phone and wallet behinds surrendered to authorities today and pleaded not guilty to felony charges. Trent William Pell, 21, turned himself in on a $1 million arrest warrant around 8:30 a.m. at the Larson Justice Center and pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, one count of assault with intent to rape and a misdemeanor count of sexual battery.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Save A Pet Will Close Their Doors

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- A no-kill animal shelter in Desert Hot Springs will soon close their doors. Save A Pet is one of the largest shelters in the valley. The dogs at save a pet are being moved to a new home in North Palm Springs. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® What Golf Courses are Doing To Conserve Water

What are courses in the "golf course capitol of the world" doing to conserve water during California's historic drought? YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ®  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Appliance Repair Scam in Coachella Valley

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS - There seems to be a scam going around the Valley involving someone claiming to be an appliance repairman for a company called "Appliance Solutions". More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Tramway Art to be Unveiled Soon

Art and a reality show are merging together atop the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The work of renowned, illusion artist Keith Blum will be unveiled August 7, 2014.  More>>

Warning to Drivers: Watch Out For Sheep

PALM DESERT - Experts the Bighorn Sheep Institute advice caution on the road when driving on Highway 74 or hiking nearby. It's breeding season for this endangered species, and already there have been two vehicle and sheep collisions since June.

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Proposed Cell Phone Tower

A Bermuda Dunes family is opposed to a proposed cell phone tower going up in their neighborhood. You Ask. We Investigate.®  More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: UFO Sightings in the Desert

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JOSHUA TREE - The high-desert is a "hot spot" for UFO sightings, people have documented what they say are mysterious objects flying high in the starry sky. We traveled to Giant Rock and Joshua Tree where we learned about the sightings and the history behind the free-standing boulder. More>>

Local Businesses Unhappy with Yelp Reviews

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Before trying a new restaurant or business, many of us first turn to Yelp. But how does Yelp prioritize which reviews you see first? KMIR's Gloria Rodriguez investigates.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

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INDIO - A resident at Desert Cove Assisted Living complains the bus he takes outside the living home is almost never on time, forcing him to limit his therapy time at the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs. "I had a 8:40 pick-up and they picked me up here at 9:10," says Martin Sherr, describing an incident last week. Sherr takes Sundial, an inexpensive transportation service for people with disabilities who are certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act. More>>

Fire Destroys Iconic Racquet Club Building

An overnight fire at the Racquet Club in Palm Springs destroyed a building and damaged others. The club is famous for being the stomping ground of Hollywood's "Golden Age" stars. Those who know its history are saddened to see it rundown and now damaged and are hopeful it will return to its full glory.  More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Planned Power Outages Delayed Due to Heat

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PALM DESERT - Two planned power outages in Palm Desert have been delayed due to the extreme heat and overwhelming calls Southern California Edison has received. This isn't a typical action SCE takes, but they re-evaluated the situation and decided it was best to reschedule for a cooler time of year.

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Is There an East Valley Arsonist?

A viewer emailed asking if there was a connection between the recent East Valley fires. Cal Fire says that arson accounts for about 25 percent of all fires in that break out in Riverside County. They say citizens it's often citizens who prevent and help catch arsonists by reporting suspicious activity.

 Cal Fire Arson Hotline: 1 800- 468-4408. 

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Fly Infestation In Community Surrounding Watermelon Field

An Indio resident wants to know what is being done about the fly infestation near a watermelon field. You Ask. We Investigate.®. More>>

More Questions in Search for Erin Corwin

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A man is arrested in Yucca Valley for possession of a "potato gun."According to media reports, he is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife, Erin Corwin. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Blocking Robocalls

 RANCHO MIRAGE - We've all been on the receiving end of a robocall. Those unwanted, and uninvited calls from telemarketers. Does the national "do not call list" actually work?


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You Ask. We Investigate.® Are Taxpayers Renting Parking Structure?

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PALM SPRINGS -- Taxpayer dollars are helping to revitalize downtown Palm Springs, and some taxpayers want to know more about where that money is going. You may have noticed signs that say "free parking provided by Measure J funding." More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® United States Pools' Client Upset About Unfinished Project

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PALM DESERT - It's been four months since Wanda Moultrie's backyard was supposed to be finished, but she says she's having a difficult time getting United States Pools to complete the pool and spa. She's the fourth person to call KMIR complaining about United States Pools. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Burglar Steals Human Ashes in Desert Hot Springs

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS - A burglar broke into a home stealing a sealed box which contained human ashes. The family is pleading the criminal to bring back the remains. More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Resident Alleges Watermelon Field Neglected

A viewer asked us to look into watermelon fields in Bermuda Dunes that she claims attract flies and are a nuisance. The melon fields, located on Madison and 38th Street, are partially hidden from the street but are bustling with employees harvesting the crop. More>>

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Manhunt Continues for Parolee After Pursuit Tuesday

A manhunt continues for a parolee who got away from officers after a pursuit Tuesday.

KMIR News brought you EXCLUSIVE home surveillance video.  

 

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EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Once Beautiful Park in Indio Now a Mess

An Indio resident says he paid a lot premium to live next to a park but the city failed to maintain the property and now it's a mess. He says he and his neighbors are tired of living next to the  "smelly swamp" and wants the city to clean it up before someone gets sick.  More>>

Eyesore Next Door: Improve the Center Medians Along Da Vall Drive

CATHEDRAL CITY - A resident of Cathedral City emailed to ask us why center medians along Da Vall Drive on near Ramon Road have gone without landscaping for years. He has tried to get to the bottom of the problem on his own but because the property is on the border of Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City there is a question into which city should take responsibility for the maintenance.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Trash Dump Littering Surrounding Community

CATHEDRAL CITY - Because of Earth Day, a Sky Valley resident asked us to look into why the areas surrounding the Edom Hill Transfer Center, and now a closed landfill, are covered with trash and who is responsible for the clean up. You Ask. We Investigate.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Rat Infested Illegal Dwelling

PALM SPRINGS - A resident of Thornhill Place Apartments in Palm Springs says that his apartment is infested with rats and when he tried to get Desert Property Management to help they tried to put a bandage on the serious issue by giving him rat traps. The city of Palm Springs says the dwelling was built without permits and is illegal. Now the resident is being evicted but says he came forward in hopes others aren't stuck living in the conditions he's been forced to live with for months. More>>

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  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:25:30 GMT
    A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
    A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.
  • Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes

    Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:14:58 GMT
    Officials in an area of north-central Washington scarred by massive wildfires say heavy rains unleashed mudslides that damaged or destroyed 10 homes and blocked highways.
    Heavy rains that unleashed mud slides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes and blocked highways, officials said Friday.
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:13 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
    Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...
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  • 2014 Make a Difference Day -- First Walk Saturday

    2014 Make a Difference Day -- First Walk Saturday

    KMIR and KPSE are teaming up with the Desert Sun once again for the 2014 Make a Difference Day!  The first practice walk (it's free!) will be this Saturday, August 23rd, at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs.  Click here for more info.
    KMIR and KPSE are teaming up with the Desert Sun once again for the 2014 Make a Difference Day!  The first practice walk (it's free!) will be this Saturday, August 23rd, at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs.  Click here for more info.
  • How to Play Chapman Stick

    How to Play Chapman Stick

    It's a super-rare musical instrument called the Chapman stick.  How do you play it?  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, gives us a few notes.
    It's a super-rare musical instrument called the Chapman stick.  How do you play it?  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, gives us a few notes.
  • Unusual Musical Instrument

    Unusual Musical Instrument

    It's called the Chapman stick -- a super rare musical instrument that's part guitar,piano,bass -- a miracle musical instrument of some sort.  There's only 7,000 of this sold worldwide and progressive artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel have used the Chapman stick.  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, explains.
    It's called the Chapman stick -- a super rare musical instrument that's part guitar,piano,bass -- a miracle musical instrument of some sort.  There's only 7,000 of this sold worldwide and progressive artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel have used the Chapman stick.  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, explains.
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  • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:15:13 GMT
    A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.
    John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.
  • NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

    NFL, rapper MIA reach settlement

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:14:48 GMT
    An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime...
    An attorney for M.I.A. says his client and the NFL have reached a settlement ending their multimillion dollar dispute over the Sri Lankan rapper's flash of the middle finger during her 2012 Super Bowl halftime...
  • Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

    Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:55:37 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic...
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial.
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