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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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Rancho Mirage, CA

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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Palm Springs

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>>

Coachella Valley

Man Charged With Solving Missing Couple Case Breaks His Silence Video included

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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 ... More>>

Whitewater

Whitewater Preserve Closed After Discovery of Partially Eaten Animal

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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... More>>

Calexico

Border Patrol Arrests Previously Deported Child Sex Offender

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

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Coachella, CA

Coachella Residents Concerned About Location Of Marijuana Dispensaries Video included

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A heated debate in Coachella as residents there are starting to speak out against the proposed location of several marijuana dispensaries in the city. 

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Auction will happen during Modernism Week

Palm Desert auctioning "Wave House"

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When the City of Palm Desert acquired the land on 73697 Santa Rosa Way, little did they know the significance of the home sitting on top.  Cora Gaugush is the Capital Improvement Project Technician for Palm Desert, and she overlooks the Santa Rosa Way property. She said, "When we realized what we had, we knew we had a unique home that had to be marketed in a special way so that the integrity of the home could be maintained." The unique home is the Miles C. B... More>>

Perris

District Attorney Details Alleged Horrific Child Abuse

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On Thursday David and Louise Turpin plead not guilty to dozens of charges including torture and child abuse. Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin said the couple held their 13 children captive for years in inhumane conditions. 

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Coachella Valley

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!

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Palm Desert

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

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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... More>>

Riverside

Charity Fund Started for 13 Siblings Allegedly Tortured by Parents

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A charity fund was opened today in support of the 13 brothers and sisters allegedly imprisoned and abused in a Perris home, offering well-wishers and others the opportunity to donate money toward their care and recovery. The Riverside University Health System Foundation is managing the trust, which was started in response to an outpouring of concern from people across the country, according to foundation Director Erin Phillips. Story: House of Horror: 13 Children Allowed to Eat... More>>

Riverside County

Experts Say Lax Homeschooling Oversight Allowed Isolation

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The Turpin home in Perris looked like any other in Southern California, but behind closed doors sheriffs investigators found 13 malnourished children living in deplorable conditions, some of them in chains. According to the state's department of education, the house of horrors was also a private school. Listed as the school's principal on the state's website: David Turpin. The child's father who is now behind bars facing child torture and endangerment charges. When Kathryn Brigh... More>>

Indio

Two Suspected Gang Members Arrested for String of Indio Shootings

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On January 17, 2018, members of the Indio Police Department’s Street Crime Unit arrested Jackson Terrace gang members Cristian “Lil Downer” Yanez and Joel Vargas for a string of shootings and assaults that occurred in the City of Indio between 01/07/18 and 01/14/2018. Story: Three Gang Members Arrested in Indio Following Burglary Investigation Several search warrants were conducted and two firearms were recovered along with evidence linking them to the cr...

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Indio

Indio Police Officer to Stand Trial on Rape Charges

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An Indio police officer accused of sexually assaulting his young cousin at his Palm Desert home pleaded not guilty Friday to rape and other felony charges.

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Palm Desert

Fired Employee Accused of Embezzling Thousands from Palm Desert Business

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A man suspected of never returning a company credit card and using it to make personal purchases after being fired from the Palm Desert business was arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzlement. Story: Fifteen Suspects Arrested in Walmart Embezzlement Case The business, which is located in the 7300 block of El Paseo, reported multiple fraudulent transactions on Dec. 25, on the company's credit card, which had been issued to a former employee who never returned it upon his ter... More>>

Palm Springs

Single Mom of Six from Indio Gifted New Car

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A life-changing moment for a single mom of six as she receives a car donated by a program called Recycled Rides through the National Auto Body Council. 

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Coachella

Man Killed in Coachella Crash Identified

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A 92-year-old man was killed in a two-car crash in Coachella that also injured two children, sheriff's deputies said today. The crash was reported just after 9 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Harrison Street and Cairo Avenue. The man -- whose name was not disclosed -- was taken to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries, sheriff's Deputy Mike Vasquez said. Story: Man Identified in Fatal Chiriaco Summit Crash on New Year's Day Two juveniles in his car also were hos...

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Indio, CA

Local Law Enforcement Cracks Down On Fraudulent Disabled Parking Placards Video included

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Getting a disabled parking placard is going to get a lot harder in California as state officials work with the DMV to crack down on the fraudsters using the blue parking passes illegally.

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Palm Desert

24 Years Since Northridge Earthquake

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Wednesday marks the 24th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocked Southern California on Jan. 17, 1994. A former San Bernardino fire fighter said he remembers that work day all too well.

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La Quinta

First Round of 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge Tournament Play to Begin in La Quinta

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The 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge begins tomorrow, featuring nearly a dozen of the world's top 50 ranked golfers competing across three courses in La Quinta.  The 59th annual tournament boasts 15 Major champions and 13 former CareerBuilder Challenge champions competing for a $5.9 million purse, with $1.062 million going to the winner. Spectators can likely expect a better outcome for tournament ambassador Phil Mickelson, who nearly didn't participate last year after undergoing h...

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Palm Desert

Man on Mission to Prevent Child Drownings Video included

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"It's heart wrenching, every time you see, it in the news, every time you see it on your telephone it's heart wrenching and the thing that bothers me the most is it's preventable," says Stephen Little, the CEO of Poolwerx in Palm Desert says he was devastated to learn two children drown in the valley within 48 hours of each other but wasn't surprised. "I have an app on my phone from the Red Cross that quite literally alerts me every time a baby drowns in the United Sta...

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Palm Desert

Fire Sparks at Palm Desert Home, Downs Active Power Lines

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More than two dozen county firefighters are on scene for a house fire in the 74000 block of Peppergrass Street in Palm Desert. Story: Fire Destroys Business at Indio Strip Mall CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a residential structure fire in Palm Desert around 3:37 PM. The first arriving Chief Officer reported a single story, single family dwelling well involved in fire. Story: Crews Battle Christmas Eve House Fire in Indio No inju...

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Palm Desert

Deputies Release Sketch of Suspect in Attempted Sexual Assaults of 2 Palm Desert Business Employees

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On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, about 9:19 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to an unknown trouble call in the 74200 block of Highway 111 in the city of Palm Desert.  Story: Felon Charged with Trying to Sexually Assault Senior Citizen Officers arrived within minutes and learned a male entered a business at the location and attempted to sexually assault two employees. The victims fought with the suspect inside the business and exited the backdo...

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Palm Desert

Local Salvadoran Reacts to TPS Ending

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It's been over a week since the Department of Homeland Security announced it is ending protections for nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador. The Department of Homeland Security said it is ending the Temporary Protection Status program or TPS because original conditions caused by the 2001 earthquakes in El Salvador no longer exist. 

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Palm Springs

Man to Stand Trial for Allegedly Pointing Shotgun at Woman in Palm Springs

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An ex-con who booked into jail Friday for allegedly pointing a shotgun at a woman at his Palm Springs home...

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Cabazon

Suspect in Reservation Triple Shooting Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder

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Riverside County Sheriff's Office and tribal police are investigating reports of a possible shooting on the Morongo Indian Reservation.

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Dentists Speak Out About Dental Migration

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Los Algodones, otherwise known as Molar City, sits just on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona.

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Palm Springs

Cathedral City Man Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years for Causing Fatal Palm Springs Wreck While Drunk

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A driver who was under the influence when he caused a Palm Springs crash that killed a passenger in the other car pleaded guilty Thursday to DUI gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving charges.

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California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

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Residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito gathered to grieve and remember victims but are committed to rebuilding their cherished community. More>>

Perris

'They Were Masters of Concealment': Who are the Turpins?

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There are still plenty of questions about how so much alleged abuse could take place inside such a quiet and seemingly safe community.

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Coachella

Local Immigrant Legal Aid Group Honors Martin Luther King Day of Service Video included

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TODEC of Coachella, the legal non profit that helps the immigrant community opened in honor of Martin Luther King Day to serve those who need to renew their Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program permits.  "We're commemoration our great leader Martin Luther King but it's a day of service today we have all our offices are open and here in the Coachella Valley we're here ready to give support to our DACAmeted students" says Luz Gallegos the community programs... More>>

Thermal

Warbirds Fly Over Thermal To Benefit Wounded Veterans Video included

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Pilots from across the country gathered in Thermal to show off their skills for the Sixth annual Warbird Event held by the Coachella Valley Remote Control Club. Some of the proceeds benefit wounded veterans. Their big event is next month: Jet Jam on Feb 16, 17 and 18. For more information click: HERE

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Indio, CA

Lifeguards Discuss Safety Tips After Back To Back Drownings In Coachella Valley Video included

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350 children under the age of five drown in pools each year nationwide. Today a lifeguard spoke to KMIR News about protecting little ones by the pool. 

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Palm Springs

Coachella Valley Residents Shaken Up After Family In Hawaii Receives Ballistic Missile Threat

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Residents in Hawaii and the Coachella Valley are still shaken up after a ballistic missile alert accidentally went out to cell phones across the islands. The emergency alert read, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." The alert was sent out around 8:00 Saturday morning. "A day when many in our community thought that our worst nightmare might actually be happening," Hawaii Governor David Ige said on... More>>

Second Child in Two Days Dies in Valley Downing Accident

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On Monday, January 15th, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a child who drowned in a residential pool at the 10 block of Merill Drive in Palm Desert. Firefighters arrived on scene and transported the child by ground ambulance to an area hospital where the child passed away. This is the second drowning accident to happen in the Coachella Valley in the same number of days. Authorities Monday released the name of a toddler who was found in an Indio home's... More>>

Indio Toddler Identified in Backyard Pool Drowning

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Authorities Monday released the name of a toddler who was found in an Indio home's backyard pool and later died at a hospital...

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Indio

One-year-old Indio Boy Drowns in Backyard Pool Sunday

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A one-year-old Indio boy dies following a drowning in a backyard pool Sunday afternoon according to Riverside County Sheriff's Office.

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Palm Springs

Timothy Bradley Jr., Fred "The Hammer" Williamson Take Part In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

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The nation will celebrate civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday. Today, a special commemoration celebration took place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Palm Springs. Coachella Valley residents came together under one roof to celebrate a man who fought for freedom, equality, and human rights. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "In Palm Springs, we pride ourselves on the diversity and the equality in our city.” Palm...

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Palm Springs

Missing Palm Springs Hiker Found Alive Video included

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Rescue crews are searching for an elderly hiker who went missing on the Garnet Hill Trail or the West Fork in Palm Springs on Wednesday evening. Authorities say they received a call around 5:55pm Wednesday regarding an elderly man and a young boy who became separated on the hiking trail. Crews were able to maintain contact for a short time, but were eventually disconnected.  Due to weather conditions on Wednesday, emergency aircraft were not able to fly, but the 6-year-old...

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Palm Desert

North Lake Project Latest Aimed at Salton Sea Restoration

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A proposed $400 million project to build a protective barrier surrounding the Salton Sea is the latest initiative aimed at restoring the lake and preserving its receding shoreline. The ``North Lake Vision'' proposed by Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez involves the creation of an ``enhanced infrastructure finance district'' that would issue bonds for the North Lake projects, to be repaid through property, sales and hotel taxes. The supervisor's office says revenues from all ... More>>

Palm Desert

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 1992 Cold Case Murder of Palm Desert Man

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A contract killer who was hired 25 years ago to murder his employer's romantic rival, a Palm Desert man whose remains were found buried in a Nevada streambed, was convicted Wednesday of murder. 

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Delta IV Rocket Set for Launch From California Coast

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A Delta IV rocket is scheduled for launch Thursday afternoon from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. The launch window is expected to open at 1:55 p.m.  The launch will be the agency's first in 2018 at the air base northwest of Santa Barbara. It is part of a mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV medium rocket will carry a national security payload designed, built and operated by the NRO, the agency said. Details about the mission wer...

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Coachella Valley

Mudslide Dangers in the Valley Video included

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Cal Fire Captain Lucas Spelman says the dangers of mudslides are real in and around the Coachella Valley and while Cal Fire is ready to respond, they want everyone to be prepared.  "Our mountains behind us and up above the Idyllwild area those don't have vegetation year round  you can see that these at any time if we had a large amount of rain that came down in the mountains ... water is very powerful and anything that is loose and can be loosened will come down a... More>>

Windy Point

KMIR EXCLUSIVE: Good Samaritans Rescue Woman and Dog in Car Accident Video included

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Donnie and her dog Duchess veered off the road in Windy Point off Highway 111, as bad as that sounds, they were lucky. The rescue was caught on tape. More>>

Palm Springs, CA

High School Teen Preserves Military Stories Video included

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A 17-year-old high school student is on mission to honor and share the stories of some of the nation's most decorated veterans in a new exhibit at the Palm Springs Air Museum. 

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La Quinta

Three Suspects Arrested for Parole Violation in La Quinta

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On Thursday, January 11, 2018, members from the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) with assistance from the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, La Quinta Traffic Enforcement Team, Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team, Indio Police Departments Street Crimes Unit, Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force, and the East Riverside County Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team (PACT Team) conducted probation and parole compliance checks in th... More>>

Indio

Felon Arrested with Drugs and Weapons in Indio

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On Tuesday, January 10, 2018, Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force Officers (CVVCGTF) were conducting follow up investigation when they contacted a male adult (later identified as Miguel Osorio) in the area of Sun Gold Street and San Jacinto Avenue, located in the city of Indio. Story: Two Gang Members Arrested in Indio, Drugs and Weapons Seized 30-year-old, Indio resident, Miguel Osorio, was arrested and booked into the Riverside County Jail, located in the city... More>>

Beaumont

Five Arrested Following Beaumont Search Warrant

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A search warrant served at a Beaumont residence yielded five arrests and the seizure of items related to drug sales, identity theft and other crimes, sheriff's deputies said Thursday. The operation was conducted Tuesday by members of the San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force, the Post-Release Accountability Team and the Beaumont Police Department. Story: Search Warrant Leads to Arrest, Gun Seizure in Beaumont A search warrant served in the 600 block of Massachusetts ... More>>

Indio

Border Patrol Arrests Men with Weapons and Narcotics

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents conducted A vehicle stop on Interstate 10 and arrested two men illegally in the United States in possession of a loaded gun, knives and narcotics Wednesday afternoon. Story: Border Patrol Discovers Meth in Engine Compartment The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m., when agents conducted a vehicle stop on a Burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe driving on Interstate 10 east of Monroe Avenue. Border Patrol Agents conducted an immigration ins... More>>

Palm Springs, CA

What Dreamers And DACA Recipients Need To Know Following Court Ruling Video included

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A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, but what exactly does this mean for DACA recipients and dreamers? For starters, the judge's decision will also require the administration to continue receiving DACA renewal applications. Which means, at least for now, DACA recipients and dreamers can stay in the United States. “Deferred action cannot be taken aw...

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Coachella Valley Region

SunLine Transit Agency Addresses Decreasing Ridership Video included

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SunLine Transit Agency has seen a decline in ridership in recent years. Now the public transit operator is coming up with new ways to get people back on the bus. 

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Palm Springs

Look Inside: Suzanne Somers' Palm Springs Compound to Be Auctioned

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Suzanne Somers is selling her extravagant Palm Springs, California, hideaway to the highest bidder.  The "Three's Company" star has decided to put the private retreat she built up since she was cast as the endearing Chrissy Snow in the 1970s TV sitcom up for a no reserve auction later this month. Bidding opens Jan. 31, 2018 at 7 p.m. EST, according to Concierge Auctions, the auction house managing the listing.  The roughly 70-acre mountainside compound was p... More>>

Indio

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

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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. 

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Palm Springs

PSPD Responds to First Amendment Activist Encounter

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On Saturday night, the Palm Springs Police Department responded to a controversy brewing on social media. 

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Palm Springs

Student Leaders Recognize Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Video included

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Being a member of the Early Act Club at Cahuilla Elementary School is a big responsibility. The Dr. Ryan Saunders, the principal of the school says the students in the club are up for the challenge, "I'm really super proud of these students they're leaders here on campus as a part of the Early Act Club as affiliated with the Rotary Club." But on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, these students wanted to take time out of their day to thank another group of community leaders... More>>

Coachella Valley Region

Marijuana Dispensary Owners Struggle To Deposit Cash Video included

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It's a growing problem for marijuana retail shops. The cash flow is coming in, but pot shop owners have few places to park it. Since marijuana is still federally illegally, federal banks won't accept money made form the sale of marijuana.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Gets First Snowfall

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The rain on the Coachella Valley floor turned to snow the higher you got like at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Dozens of people experienced their first snow on Tuesday. 

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Coachella Valley

Winter Storm Causes Dangerous Road Conditions Across the Valley

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A powerful Pacific storm brought rain, wind and snow to Riverside County overnight and threatened Tuesday to create hazardous driving conditions and cause flooding where wild fires burned last year, the National Weather Service said. In the mountains, a winter storm warning was in effect until 10 p.m. today, with heavy, wet snow forecast and difficult driving conditions expected in the Idyllwild-Pine Cove area, the NWS said. The snow and wind could damage or knock down trees and powe...

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Indio

Board Signals Support for More Money to Staff New Jail

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The Board of Supervisors agreed today, in principle, to make up to $7 million in additional funding available for Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff to staff the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, slated to open in phases beginning this summer. The board's 4-0 vote -- with Supervisor Marion Ashley absent -- did not authorize a specific allocation of funds, but did signal the supervisors' consensus that additional appropriations before the end of the current fiscal year will b... More>>

Rancho Mirage

DUI Driver Found Unresponsive After Crash in Rancho Mirage

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Officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on eastbound Dinah Shore, east of Duval, in the city of Rancho Mirage.  Story: DUI Pursuit Suspect With Prior Manslaughter Conviction Pleads Guilty to Chase Charges Upon arrival, they found Ramon Hernandez-Cervantes, 32, of Cathedral City, alone in the vehicle, unresponsive and bleeding from the head. Riverside County Fire Department units arrived and gave medical...

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Palm Springs

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

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

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Los Angeles

Big Rig Launches Off Transition Road, Lands on Freeway Lanes in San Fernando Valley

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A big rig launched off a transition road in the San Fernando Valley area, bursting through a concrete barrier and landing on lanes below. Authorities said the driver was conscious after the wreck, which occurred just before 10 a.m. at the 5 and 118 Freeway.  The northbound 5 Freeway to the westbound 118 was closed, including the Paxton on ramp. The westbound 118 to the northbound 5 was also closed.  It wasn't immediately clear when lanes would reopen. The driver... More>>

Indio

Crash Between Big Rig and Pick Up Snarls Traffic on Interstate 10

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A collision between a big rig and a pickup truck snarled traffic on both sides of Interstate 10 Tuesday morning. The crash was reported at around 7:40 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 10, west of Jefferson Street in Indio. Story: Man Killed After Rear Ending Big Rig in Coachella Identified The pickup's cab was mangled in the crash, which also ran the semi off the right side of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. There was no immediate word on injuries. Story:... More>>

Palm Springs

You Ask. We Investigate.® Tamiflu Shortage Across The Coachella Valley

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KMIR News has received numerous emails to our "You ask. We investigate" desk about people in the Coachella Valley struggling to get their hands on the flu prevention medicine Tamiflu. "In general all illnesses I've seen this year have been worse, flu included in there," said nurse practitioner Gabrielle Schwilk with Desert Oasis. 

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Coachella Valley Region

Recreational Marijuana Prompts Questions About The Need For Medical Prescriptions Video included

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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. 

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Palm Springs

Free Vision Screenings and Glasses in Palm Springs

The California Lions Friends In Sight helped over 200 people receive free eye screenings and glasses on Saturday. KMIR's Lauren Day finds out how impactful the event was. 

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Desert Hot Springs

Woman Leads Police on Slow-Speed Pursuit from Desert Hot Springs to Palm Desert

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 A woman leads police on a slow-speed pursuit from Desert Hot Springs to Palm Desert Saturday.

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Southern California

Disney Once Again Offering Discounted Tickets for SoCal Residents

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Southern California residents looking to go to Disneyland can once again do so at a discounted price. The theme park on Monday once again began selling two-day and three-day tickets for Southern California residents, allowing them to save some dough when visiting Disneyland, Disney California Adventure or both. From Monday through May 24, SoCal residents will be able to purchase multi-day tickets at the following discounted rates: Two-Day Tickets One park per day: $159 Park hoppe... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Man Accused in Father's Beating Death Committed to State Hospital

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Criminal proceedings were suspended today in the case of a man accused of fatally beating his 64-year-old father in his Desert Hot Springs home, and the suspect will undergo a doctor's examination in order to determine if he is competent to stand trial on a murder charge. 

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Ex-wife of slain NBA player agrees to face Tennessee charges

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The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities' attempt to extradite her from California to Tennessee, where she's charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. More>>

Niland

Border Patrol Discovers Meth Strapped to Girl’s Torso

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint arrested a 14-year-old girl suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Saturday afternoon. 

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Calif. Attorney General Says State Will Stand Up to Trump Administration on Marijuana

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has asked to meet with the four U.S. Attorneys who prosecute federal law in the state to gauge weather or not they plan on enforcing federal marijuana laws. "I've reached out to all four to sit down with them... because we'd like to know how each of the four will intend to move forward with this new policy from US DOJ." Becerra was referring to a memo released last week from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicating his office ... More>>

Cathedral City, CA

Lotto Fever Spreads Across The Coachella Valley

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A billion dollars is up for grabs since the Powerball and Mega Millions have gone for a month now without a winner and across the Coachella Valley, people are flooding convenient stores for their chance at the big prize. 

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Palm Desert

Receiving A License To Carry A Gun In Public May Take 2 Years

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If you want to legally carry a loaded weapon in public, you need a carrying a concealed weapon license or CCW. However, here in Riverside County, it could take years just to be considered. Gary Scully of Cathedral City has been waiting two and half years for his interview to receive a CCW license. "Well the first thing I said was, 'What the--'" Scully said.  Related: Gun Safety Saves Lives Especially During Holidays Scully isn't... More>>

Palm Springs

Petition Could Reopen Palm Springs Vacation Rental Ordinance to Voters

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A petition to modify the city of Palm Springs' vacation rental ordinance has gained enough signatures to put the group's measure before the City Council, and possibly Palm Springs voters. The petition submitted by Palm Springs Neighbors for Neighborhoods (PSN4N) ensures that council members will have to either modify the existing rental ordinance to meet the requirements of the group's petition, have city staff conduct an impact study, or set a date for a special election, putting th... More>>

Palm Desert

Children Hospitalized After Chemical Mix-Up in Palm Desert

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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...

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Desert Hot Springs

Motorcyclist Killed in Desert Hot Springs Crash

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One person was killed today in a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in unincorporated Desert Hot Springs. Story: Woman Arrested for Alleged Vehicular Manslaughter in Connection With Fatal Thermal Crash The crash was reported at 7:43 a.m. on Dillon Road, east of Mountain View Road, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. Story: Man Identified in Fatal Chiriaco Summit Crash on New Year's Day One person was pronounced dead at the scene. No oth...

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Indio

Three Gang Members Arrested in Indio Following Burglary Investigation

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On January 3, 2018, members of the Indio Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit, Quality Life Team and members of the Riverside Sheriff Departments Business District Unit conducted a follow-up referencing a rash of burglaries throughout the Coachella Valley. Story: Palm Springs Gang Sweep Leads to Arrests, Drug Seizures Daniel Peralta, a subject who is currently on probation for burglary and who had an active warrant for burglary was arrested. During the course of th... More>>

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Passes for 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Go On Sale

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Passes for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival go on sale at noon Friday. The 19th annual festival is slated for the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 at its usual venue, the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. The Weeknd, Beyonce and Eminem were announced as headliners Tuesday, when festival organizers released the full lineup. Story: Full Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Lineup Released Passes will be available at www.coachella.com. General admissio... More>>

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Political Unrest Grips Coachella Valley Ahead Of Bombshell Book Release Video included

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The day before a new tell all book release that makes damaging allegations against the Trump administration, tensions are flaring in the White House and here in the Coachella Valley. 

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Palm Desert

Thousands Stolen from El Paseo Retail Store, Suspect Wanted

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On January 4, 2018, at 10:29 am, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Palm Desert Station and Palm Desert Business District Team responded to the Louis Vuitton retail store, located at 73515 El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert regarding a theft that just occurred. Story: DUI Pursuit Suspect With Prior Manslaughter Conviction Pleads Guilty to Chase Charges Preliminary investigation revealed a black male, approximately 30 years old, took multiple ite...

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Palm Springs

Man Who Allegedly Stole Palm Springs Police Chief's Patrol Unit, Impersonated Cop, Now in Custody

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A body shop worker was arrested today for allegedly stealing Palm Springs police Chief Bryan Reyes' patrol vehicle from the Cathedral City shop where the suspect worked and using the SUV to try to pull over a motorist. William Leon Menser, 26, of Indio, is accused of taking the vehicle in November while it was undergoing body work repair at Rembrandt's Paint and Body. After allegedly stealing the SUV, Menser attempted a traffic stop on a man in Cathedral City, according to an arrest ... More>>

Riverside

Flu Cases Surge in Riverside, Straining Resources

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Though not yet an epidemic, Riverside officials said Thursday the city's downtown hospital and other facilities are struggling to cope with a "significant rise'' in flu cases and urged those in otherwise good health to recover at home to keep from overburdening limited medical resources. "Fortunately, most of the patients we're seeing have uncomplicated influenza,'' said Dr. Steven Kim, medical director for Riverside Community Hospital, who took part in a news briefing outs... More>>

Palm Springs

Court Documents: Palm Springs Resident in Suspicious Death Investigation Had History of Domestic Violence

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According to court documents, the Palm Springs resident at the center of a suspicious death investigation in South Dakota has a history of domestic violence. 

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California

In-N-Out Adds Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate to Menu

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Would you like a hot chocolate with that?  

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Indio, CA

Indio Shopping Center Burglarized On First Day Of The Year Video included

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Four businesses in one Indio shopping center are robbed on the first day of the year. Now the owners are scrambling to get back to work. 

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Desert Hot Springs

DUI Pursuit Suspect With Prior Manslaughter Conviction Pleads Guilty to Chase Charges

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a call at 7:30 AM about a DUI driver at the intersection of Monterey and Ramon in Rancho Mirage. 

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Cheap Flights: Southwest Airlines Has $40 One-Way Trips to Vegas From LA

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Southwest Airlines is running a deal starting Tuesday offering flights starting at $40 one way from LAX to Vegas, among other deals. The "SALE-ebrate 2018!" promotion was offering low fares until Jan. 25. Seats, travel days and markets were limited, obviously, but the prices speak for themselves. A big caveat – travelers must buy tickets at least 21 days ahead of time. That puts the travel window from Jan. 23 through May 17. Fridays and Sunday are also off-limits. ... More>>

Banning

Banning Police Seek Man Accused in Woman's Fatal Shooting

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A 44-year-old man was being sought today for allegedly killing a woman at a Banning residence and wounding a second person who remains hospitalized in critical condition. Kris Kenny is accused in the Dec. 29 shooting of 37-year-old Shanetta Dixon and a second unidentified victim. Officers found Dixon at a home in the 700 block of East Hoffer Street "with multiple life threatening injuries as a result of the shooting,'' Banning police said. She died at a hospital. Story: Ma... More>>

Thousand Palms

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Thousand Palms, Dies at Hospital

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A man who accidentally shot himself in Thousand Palms died of his injuries at a hospital, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday. Deputies responded at around noon Tuesday and found the unidentified man in the desert area north of Sierra Del Sol. The sheriff's department described the shooting as accidental, but did not elaborate on the circumstances. Story: Man Arrested for Fatally Shooting Mother in Palm Springs The man was taken to a hospital where he later died, deputies said. ... More>>

Riverside County

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

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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...

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Indio

Full Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Lineup Released

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The full lineup for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was released today, with The Weeknd, Beyonce and Eminem confirmed to headline the 19th annual festival in Indio. The official lineup was announced Tuesday afternoon on the festival's official Twitter page and website. The festival is slated for the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22 at its usual venue, the Empire Polo Grounds. Story: Man Arrested at Coachella Fest, Found In Possession Of Over 100 Stole... More>>

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    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!

  • Riverside

    Charity Fund Started for 13 Siblings Allegedly Tortured by Parents

    Charity Fund Started for 13 Siblings Allegedly Tortured by Parents

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-01-18 23:46:10 GMT
    A charity fund was opened today in support of the 13 brothers and sisters allegedly imprisoned and abused in a Perris home, offering well-wishers and others the opportunity to donate money toward their care and recovery. The Riverside University Health System Foundation is managing the trust, which was started in response to an outpouring of concern from people across the country, according to foundation Director Erin Phillips. Story: House of Horror: 13 Children Allowed to Eat...
    A charity fund was opened today in support of the 13 brothers and sisters allegedly imprisoned and abused in a Perris home, offering well-wishers and others the opportunity to donate money toward their care and recovery. The Riverside University Health System Foundation is managing the trust, which was started in response to an outpouring of concern from people across the country, according to foundation Director Erin Phillips. Story: House of Horror: 13 Children Allowed to Eat...
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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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    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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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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