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Football Game Canceled in Desert Hot Springs After Pregame Brawl

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It was senior night in Desert Hot Springs as the Golden Eagles were set to take on Coachella Valley High School.  

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Joshua Tree National Park

EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Joshua Tree Hiker Found Dead Say Son Killed Friend and Himself to End Suffering Video included

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The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department told Joseph Orbeso's parents Gilbert and Corina Mallari, their son shot his friend Rachel Nguyen and then killed himself. The couple had been missing since July after going for a hike in Joshua Tree. They say they were shocked at the lack of context in the release because it made it look like the killing was premeditated. They say the sheriff's department told them their son did it to put an end to their suffering and ar...

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Palm Springs

Body of Palm Springs Firefighter's Sister Positively Identified by Coroners

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The sister of a Palm Springs Fire Department firefighter remains missing in Arizona, but more than a dozen members of the city's fire department were in the Grand Canyon state Thursday in support of their fellow firefighter in his time of need. 

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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage Embezzlement Suspects Surrender to Authorities

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A former city of Rancho Mirage employee and her sister-in-law were charged with embezzlement and conspiracy Tuesday for allegedly taking nearly $80,000 in municipal funds for their personal use.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Makes Two Narcotics-Related Arrests in Under an Hour

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man and a woman for smuggling narcotics on two separate events that occurred in less than an hour of each other. 

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Riverside County

Riverside County Seeks to Land Amazon HQ2

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Riverside County is competing in the nationwide blitz to lure e-commerce behemoth Amazon to one of several inland locations. 

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Joshua Tree National Park

Autopsy Reveals Death of Missing Joshua Tree Hikers as Murder-Suicide

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Two bodies are found in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. They were found around 11:30 Sunday morning by search-and-rescue hikers just a mile or two from the park entrance.

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Desert Hot Springs

Woman Fatally Shot in Desert Hot Springs

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A woman who was shot and wounded Thursday night in Desert Hot Springs was taken to a Wells Fargo bank parking lot in Palm Springs before help was called. 

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Palm Springs

KMIR Cares: Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

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Modernism week in February is one of our community's most anticipated and popular events. 

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Cathedral City

Police Sweep Targeting Cathedral City Gang Leads to Arrests, Gun Seizures

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A multi-agency sweep targeting a Cathedral City gang led to five arrests and the seizure of several weapons Thursday.

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Indio, CA

Tacheva Music Festival Moves To Indio

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Indio Mayor Elaine Holmes announced today at her state of the city address that the Tacheva Block Party Music Festival is moving from Palm Springs to Indio. 

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Truck Driver Charged in Connection with Deadly Palm Springs Bus Crash

Truck Driver Charged in Connection with Deadly Palm Springs Bus Crash Truck Driver Charged in Connection with Deadly Palm Springs Bus Crash
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The driver of a truck that was rear-ended by a tour bus in a Palm Springs freeway crash that killed 13 people and injured 31 others was arrested Thursday...

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Indio

Indio Man Charged With Cathedral City Knifepoint Robbery, Adding to Spree of Coachella Valley Holdups

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A 19-year-old was charged today with robbing a Cathedral City gas station at knifepoint, a day after pleading guilty and being sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for a string of other Coachella Valley holdups.

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Palm Desert

Two Suspects Arrested for Multiple Commercial Burglaries in Palm Desert

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During the month of September 2017, deputies from the Palm Desert Burglary Suppression Unit began an investigation regarding multiple commercial burglaries that occurred at a business located in the 40-000 block of Harris Lane, in the city of Palm Desert. 

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Desert Hot Springs

One-Acre Brush Fire Breaks Out in North Palm Springs

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Cal Fire responded to reports of a wildland fire at 20th Avenue and Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs.  The first arriving engine company reported one acre of vegetation with a moderate rate of spread in medium brush. 22 firefighters, 6 engine companies, and 1 helicopter are scene to contain the flames. Stay tuned with KMIR News as this story develops.

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Desert Hot Springs

Police Confirm One Injured in Overnight Shooting in Desert Hot Springs

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On Thursday, at approximately 1:46 AM, officers were dispatched to the area of Hacienda / Calle Las Tiendes for a report of shots in the area. 

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Palm Springs

Ex-Hotel Employee Accused of Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom Withdraws Guilty Plea

Ex-Hotel Employee Pleads Guilty to Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom Ex-Hotel Employee Pleads Guilty to Installing Hidden Camera in Bathroom
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A former Palm Springs hotel employee who installed a hidden camera found by a guest inside a bathroom pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor invasion of privacy charge...

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Riverside County

The Great California ShakeOut, Are You Prepared?

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Activity in government offices, businesses and schools will come to a halt for one minute today as people ``drop, cover and hold on'' during a statewide earthquake preparedness drill. 

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Palm Springs

Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend in Palm Springs Arrested in Texas

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A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Palm Springs, then fleeing after police questioned him, was arrested by Palm Springs police in Texas Wednesday. 

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Coachella Valley Region

"Me Too" Movement Goes Viral On Social Media

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The movement was started ten years ago by a woman named Tarana Burke. It didn't get the same attention that it's getting today, but the hashtag "Me Too" has been given new life. 

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Coachella

Man Killed in Coachella Crash Identified

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County coroners Wednesday released the name of a man killed in a two-car Coachella crash.

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Palm Springs

`Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Actor Arrested at Palm Springs Hotel for Alleged Domestic Violence

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Actor Nicholas Brendon, best known for his work on TV's ``Buffy the Vampire Slayer,'' is free on $50,000 bail stemming from his arrest at a Palm Springs hotel for alleged domestic violence, police confirmed Wednesday. 

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Indio

Marine Pleads Guilty to Attempt to Bring Explosives Onto Palm Springs Flight

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A 21-year-old Marine who tried to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of an explosive device. 

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  • Las Vegas Attack

    Las Vegas Attack Largest Shooting in U.S. History

    Las Vegas Attack Largest Shooting in U.S. History

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-10-04 05:17:51 GMT

    Authorities on Tuesday released the first body camera footage of police responding to the Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Officers were seen hunkering down behind a wall facing Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after an initial volley of shots fired by the gunman later identified as Stephen Paddock.

    Authorities on Tuesday released the first body camera footage of police responding to the Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Officers were seen hunkering down behind a wall facing Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after an initial volley of shots fired by the gunman later identified as Stephen Paddock.

  • Palm Springs

    Mother Who Nearly Lost Newborn and Son in Hit and Run Crash Wants Driver to Do the Right Thing

    Mother Who Nearly Lost Newborn and Son in Hit and Run Crash Wants Driver to Do the Right Thing

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-09-27 04:05:45 GMT

    Michelle Sanchez looks lovingly at her baby in the neonatal unit, while she can't hold little Ezra because he's so fragile, she feels blessed he's alive, "I want to hold him forever." That's because on Saturday, September 23, just before 8:00 o'clock at night, the family was on their way home from buying some baby clothes when an SUV hit their Jeep. It happened in Indio off of Oleander and Monroe. She was eight months pregnant. "It happened so fa...

    Michelle Sanchez looks lovingly at her baby in the neonatal unit, while she can't hold little Ezra because he's so fragile, she feels blessed he's alive, "I want to hold him forever." That's because on Saturday, September 23, just before 8:00 o'clock at night, the family was on their way home from buying some baby clothes when an SUV hit their Jeep. It happened in Indio off of Oleander and Monroe. She was eight months pregnant. "It happened so fa...

  • Forgive and live: Lessons from a woman with terminal cancer

    Forgive and live: Lessons from a woman with terminal cancer

    For Libby Gaymon, a Cheektowaga woman who is battling a second attack of metastasized breast cancer, time is both friend and foe. Gaymon, 42, makes sure that whenever she is feeling well enough to get out of bed,...

    For Libby Gaymon, a Cheektowaga woman who is battling a second attack of metastasized breast cancer, time is both friend and foe. 

  • Palm Springs, CA

    Residents Trapped After Flash Flood Tears Through Mobile Home Park

    Residents Trapped After Flash Flood Tears Through Mobile Home Park

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-10 05:24:00 GMT

    Several people who live in the Safari Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs became trapped Saturday after a flash flood tore through their community. 

    Several people who live in the Safari Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs became trapped Saturday after a flash flood tore through their community. 

  • Coachella Valley

    Wild Weather Rolls Through The Valley, Daily Rainfall Record Set in Palm Springs

    Sunday, September 10 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-09-10 05:06:42 GMT

    Active Alert The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a * Flood Advisory for... San Bernardino County in Southern California and Riverside County in Southern California until 8:30PM. At 5:34PM, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding, especially in areas which received heavy rainfall earlier today.

    Active Alert The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a * Flood Advisory for... San Bernardino County in Southern California and Riverside County in Southern California until 8:30PM. At 5:34PM, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding, especially in areas which received heavy rainfall earlier today.

  • Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights: Week 2 Highlights and Final Scores

    Friday Night Lights: Week 2 Highlights and Final Scores

    Saturday, September 2 2017 6:15 AM EDT2017-09-02 10:15:26 GMT

    Final Scores (9-1-17): Palm Desert 35,  Coachella Valley 7  Hemet 28, Cathedral City 16  Linfield Christian 33, Desert Hot Springs 10  La Quinta 35, J.W. North 6  Palm Springs 42, Scripps Ranch 35  Desert Mirage 3, Banning 67  Indio 21, Twentynine Palms 28 Saturday’s game St. Monica at Xavier Prep, 1 p.m. (St. Bernard High School) Vote below and help decide who we should feature as our Week 3, Friday Night Lights "Game of the Wee...

    Final Scores (9-1-17): Palm Desert 35,  Coachella Valley 7  Hemet 28, Cathedral City 16  Linfield Christian 33, Desert Hot Springs 10  La Quinta 35, J.W. North 6  Palm Springs 42, Scripps Ranch 35  Desert Mirage 3, Banning 67  Indio 21, Twentynine Palms 28 Saturday’s game St. Monica at Xavier Prep, 1 p.m. (St. Bernard High School) Vote below and help decide who we should feature as our Week 3, Friday Night Lights "Game of the Wee...

  • Friday Night Lights

    Friday Night Lights: Week 1 Highlights, Scores, and Photos

    Friday Night Lights: Week 1 highlights and scores

    Saturday, August 26 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-08-27 03:20:40 GMT
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    Week 1 High School Football (Final Scores): Game of the Week - Cathedral City 27, Coachella Valley 33 Palm Desert 49, Desert Hot Springs 21 Redlands 14, Palm Springs 6 Notre Dame 24, Xavier Prep 21 Desert Mirage 18, Indio 41 West Valley 7, Shadow Hills 46 Granite 13, Twentynine Palms 55 Yucca Valley 56, Riverside Prep 13 Rancho Mirage 13, Beaumont 7 Bye Week - La Quinta

    Week 1 High School Football (Final Scores): Game of the Week - Cathedral City 27, Coachella Valley 33 Palm Desert 49, Desert Hot Springs 21 Redlands 14, Palm Springs 6 Notre Dame 24, Xavier Prep 21 Desert Mirage 18, Indio 41 West Valley 7, Shadow Hills 46 Granite 13, Twentynine Palms 55 Yucca Valley 56, Riverside Prep 13 Rancho Mirage 13, Beaumont 7 Bye Week - La Quinta

  • Palm Desert

    "Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

    "Pack The Bus" Sets Record For School Supply Donations

    Friday, August 4 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-08-05 00:09:14 GMT

    In it's fourth year the "Pack The Bus" School Supply Drive collects basic school supplies for some of the valley's most needy children. The drive helps provide students from every corner of the valley the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Each year KMIR, Alpha Media, Walmart, and Sunline Transit partner to raise awareness for the event.

    In it's fourth year the "Pack The Bus" School Supply Drive collects basic school supplies for some of the valley's most needy children. The drive helps provide students from every corner of the valley the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. Each year KMIR, Alpha Media, Walmart, and Sunline Transit partner to raise awareness for the event.

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Man Who Allegedly Shot Desert Hot Springs Homeowner Charged With Attempted Murder

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-08-02 20:45:30 GMT

    A Desert Hot Springs man has been transported to Desert Regional Medical Center after being shot 5 times, once to the head following a home invasion robbery.

    A Desert Hot Springs man has been transported to Desert Regional Medical Center after being shot 5 times, once to the head following a home invasion robbery. 

  • Eagle Mountain

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Ghost Town: The Eagle Mountain Story

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 00:10:48 GMT

    In the 1950's, the Eagle Mountain iron mine laid the foundation for what would become a desert community known as Eagle Mountain. 

    In the 1950's, the Eagle Mountain iron mine laid the foundation for what would become a desert community known as Eagle Mountain. 

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  • Joshua Tree National Park

    EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Joshua Tree Hiker Found Dead Say Son Killed Friend and Himself to End Suffering

    EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Joshua Tree Hiker Found Dead Say Son Killed Friend and Himself to End Suffering

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-10-21 03:33:37 GMT

    The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department told Joseph Orbeso's parents Gilbert and Corina Mallari, their son shot his friend Rachel Nguyen and then killed himself. The couple had been missing since July after going for a hike in Joshua Tree. They say they were shocked at the lack of context in the release because it made it look like the killing was premeditated. They say the sheriff's department told them their son did it to put an end to their suffering and ar...

    The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department told Joseph Orbeso's parents Gilbert and Corina Mallari, their son shot his friend Rachel Nguyen and then killed himself. The couple had been missing since July after going for a hike in Joshua Tree. They say they were shocked at the lack of context in the release because it made it look like the killing was premeditated. They say the sheriff's department told them their son did it to put an end to their suffering and ar...

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Woman Fatally Shot in Desert Hot Springs

    Woman Fatally Shot in Desert Hot Springs

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-10-20 18:36:00 GMT

    A woman who was shot and wounded Thursday night in Desert Hot Springs was taken to a Wells Fargo bank parking lot in Palm Springs before help was called. 

    A woman who was shot and wounded Thursday night in Desert Hot Springs was taken to a Wells Fargo bank parking lot in Palm Springs before help was called. 

  • UPDATE: Sources Reveal New Information on Missing Couple

    UPDATE: Sources Reveal New Information on Missing Couple

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-08-11 04:57:52 GMT

    Since their disappearance three months ago we've heard from the families and friends of 28-year-old Jonathan Darling Reynoso and 26-year-old Audrey Moran. They've been pleading to anyone who knows something to come forward. 

    If you have information call Riverside County Sheriff's at (760)-393-3544.

    Since their disappearance three months ago we've heard from the families and friends of 28-year-old Jonathan Darling Reynoso and 26-year-old Audrey Moran. They've been pleading to anyone who knows something to come forward. 

    If you have information call Riverside County Sheriff's at (760)-393-3544.

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  • Coachella Valley

    Friday Night Lights: Week 9 Highlight of the Week nominees

    Friday Night Lights: Week 9 Highlight of the Week nominees

    Saturday, October 21 2017 3:21 AM EDT2017-10-21 07:21:54 GMT
    Every Friday night we select two plays from local high school football action and leave it up to you to vote for our highlight of the week. Week 10 nominees are:  Jacob Mcllroy: Palm Desert DB Long Interception Return Julian Montex: Palm Springs WR Ridiculous "Double" Catch Voting ends at midnight Wednesday, November 1st. Cast your vote in the poll below! 
    Every Friday night we select two plays from local high school football action and leave it up to you to vote for our highlight of the week. Week 10 nominees are:  Jacob Mcllroy: Palm Desert DB Long Interception Return Julian Montex: Palm Springs WR Ridiculous "Double" Catch Voting ends at midnight Wednesday, November 1st. Cast your vote in the poll below! 
  • Coachella Valley

    Friday Night Lights Week 10 Game of the Week Nominees

    Friday Night Lights Week 10 Game of the Week Nominees

    Saturday, October 21 2017 3:14 AM EDT2017-10-21 07:14:49 GMT
    Every week we select two local high school football matchups for you to decide our Friday Night Lights Game of the Week. Week 9 nominees are: Palm Springs @ Xavier Prep Twentynine Palms @ Coachella Valley Voting closes at midnight Wednesday, October 25th. Cast your vote below!
    Every week we select two local high school football matchups for you to decide our Friday Night Lights Game of the Week. Week 9 nominees are: Palm Springs @ Xavier Prep Twentynine Palms @ Coachella Valley Voting closes at midnight Wednesday, October 25th. Cast your vote below!
  • Indio

    Pete Carlson's Player of the Week: J.D. Lang

    Pete Carlson's Player of the Week: J.D. Lang

    Saturday, October 21 2017 3:14 AM EDT2017-10-21 07:14:34 GMT
    Friday Night Lights and Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis have teamed up to name a "Player of the Week" every Friday Night. Week 9 Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis Player of the Week: Shadow Hills senior running back J.D. Lang. He lead the Knights to a 35-14 victory over Palm Springs with 4 rushing touchdowns. 
    Friday Night Lights and Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis have teamed up to name a "Player of the Week" every Friday Night. Week 9 Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis Player of the Week: Shadow Hills senior running back J.D. Lang. He lead the Knights to a 35-14 victory over Palm Springs with 4 rushing touchdowns. 
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