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Indian Wells

Veterans and Law Enforcement Honored at Patriot Weekend Video included

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Hundreds of American flags flying at Southwest Church is a sign that Patriot Weekend has arrived. From a bike ride to bag pipes, the annual event raises funds to support Riverside County veterans and law enforcement.  

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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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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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Cathedral City

Local figure skater pursues dream of competing in Olympics

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10-year-old Bermuda Dunes figure skater August Perthus returned to Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City with some shiny hardware after competing with the best in the region. "I recently got back from the Regionals South Pacific and I came in second out of six boys." Perthus said. "He started in the preliminary level which basically, if you want to look at it between where he's at and the Olympics, it's the first step on the ladder to reach the top.

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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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Cathedral City

Two Men to Stand Trial in Fatal Cathedral City Bar Beating, Charges Dismissed Against Third Defendant

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Two men who allegedly beat another man outside a Cathedral City bar last summer, rendering the victim comatose from injuries that ultimately proved fatal, must stand trial on murder charges, a judge ruled Tuesday, but the same charges were dropped against a co-defendant. 

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Palm Springs, CA

Crosswalk Timer Raises Concerns After Pedestrian Death

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The death of a man in Palm Springs this month is prompting questions about an intersection near the Mizell Senior Center. 76-year-old Dan Brown left the Mizell Senior Center on October 2nd for the last time. 

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Coachella

Coachella Valley Native Killed Fighting Napa Fire Video included

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Firefighter Garrett Paiz, a native of the Coachella Valley died in Napa, fighting the fires in Northern California.   On Monday afternoon, Garrett's mother Judi received the call every firefighter's mother dreads, "He says I'm from the Napa Sheriff's Department there's been an accident, and remember just dropping the phone."  The voice on the other end told Judi her 38-year-old son, a contract firefighter was killed when his fire tender truck overt... More>>

Cathedral City

Tamarisk Tree Fire Breaks Out Along Interstate in Cathedral City

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A tree fire broke out around 4:40 PM along eastbound Interstate 10 near the Bob Hope exit in Cathedral City. 

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Indio

Man in Custody for Indio Officer Shooting Charged With 2012 Coachella Murder

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Samuel Carrillo Ortiz Jr., 43, is accused, along with Hector Castaneda, 28, in the killing of Joel Lerma, whose body was found alongside Avenue 44, west of Dillon Road, about 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2012. 

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Coachella

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of Coachella Middle School

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Students and staff have been evacuated from Bobby Duke Middle School in Coachella due to a gas leak. 

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Riverside

Supervisors Unsettled by Prospective Unmet Pension Obligations

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Riverside County's $2.8 billion in unfunded pension liabilities prompted the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to direct staff to analyze whether additional reforms are needed to meet future obligations. 

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Palm Springs

California Becomes First State to Require Pet Shops Only Sell Rescues

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California becomes the first state to require all pet stores who sell animals to only sell rescue animals. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill Friday. Beginning January of 2019, California pet stores will only be allowed to sell rescue cats, dogs or rabbits.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Missing Hikers Bodies Found Embracing Each Other

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Two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree on Sunday are believed to be of the hikers missing since July, Joseph Orbeso of Lakewood and Rachel Nguyen of Westminster.  While the San Bernardio County Sheriff's Department says the bodies are at the coroner's office awaiting autopsies and identification, Orbeso's, Gilbert confirmed to KMIR News over the phone the bodies of his son and girlfriend were found in a remote area of Joshua Tree. Orbeso said clothing, water bottles and...

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Riverside

Man Admits Coercing Minors into Sending Him Self-Made Porn

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An Eastvale man pleaded guilty Monday to coercing minors he met via the Internet to send him explicit images and videos of themselves. 

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Coachella Valley Region

Violent Bullying Prompts Governor To Sign Jordan's Law

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Bullying is a serious problem across the country. The statistics are staggering and last week Governor Jerry Brown signed Jordan's Law. It aims at criminalizing those who conspire to record a violent act of bullying for the purpose of sharing the video and gaining notoriety on social media. 

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Palm Springs

West Nile Positive Mosquito Samples Found in Palm Springs

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A sample of mosquitoes collected in Palm Springs tested positive for West Nile virus, and increasing trapping and control efforts are slated for the surrounding area, local vector control officials said Monday. 

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Blythe

Off Duty Border Patrol Agent Rescues Motorist in Rollover Accident

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An El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent rescued a motorist who was involved in a roll-over fiery vehicle crash last Friday evening. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Makes Two Drug-Related Arrests Over the Weekend

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling narcotics on two separate events over the weekend. 

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Indio

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Alleged Palm Desert Hotel Employee Beating

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A Los Angeles man who allegedly took part in the beating of a Palm Desert hotel employee pleaded not guilty to an assault charge Monday.

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Cathedral City

Father of Young Girl Found Unattended in Cathedral City Arrested

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Police are looking for the parents of a small child found walking alone Saturday afternoon in Cathedral City.

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Coachella Valley

Former Desert News Anchor Announces Bid for Coachella Valley Congressional Seat

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Former Coachella Valley news anchor Dan Ball announced Monday that he will run for the 36th Congressional District seat. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs First Responders Face Off in Lesley Zerebny Memorial Softball Game Video included

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Palm Springs Police and Fire Departments face-off at the Lesley Zerebny Memorial Softball Game, honoring the fallen hero killed in the line of duty.  

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Considers Allowing Drinking on Pedicabs

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Drinking while touring downtown on a pedicab could be allowed in Palm Springs, as the Palm Springs City Council revisits the issue this fall. The multi-seat bicycle cars do not serve alcohol, but the companies that operate them want to start the BYOB experience. Currently, riders are not allowed to drink while on the pedicabs. "I wouldn't say it has hurt our business,” says Sunny Cycle co-owner, Jen Banford. “But I would say, it would help our business." ... More>>

Coachella

Police Say Man Was Under the Influence of Drugs When He Fatally Struck Motorcyclist

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Authorities say a motorcyclist is dead after the driver of a pick up crashes into him Friday night in Coachella. 

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Coachella

Man Allegedly Stabs Two People in Coachella

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Police say a man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing two people in Coachella. 

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Indio

Police Investigate Shooting at Indio Car Wash Saturday

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Indio police are investigating a shooting at an Indio car wash Saturday. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Memorial Ride Cruises Across Desert Video included

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Motorcycles lined the desert streets Saturday in remembrance of two fallen heroes.   

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Loma Linda

Family Hopeful Little Boy Battling Aggressive Brain Fungal Infection Will Recover Video included

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Just last month Aiden Inman, from Yucca Valley, was a happy, rambunctious four-year-old. Now he's in the hospital with breathing tubes and a grim prognosis. His family says doctors at Loma Linda Children's Hospital tell them it's the most aggressive case of brain fungal infection they've ever seen. Still they have hope for Aiden. At just four-years-old, Aiden has a strong faith. He loves Jesus and going to church. Until recently, he never missed Sunday mass with his grandmother.... More>>

Rancho Mirage

Palm Valley School Installs Peace Pole

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Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage installed a peace pole as a daily reminder for students to be nice to people. "We're trying to instill in our children to have that diversity and appreciation to realize that whatever our differences are, we can have peace in our hearts," said Francene Fisher, the head of the lower school.  Related: Peace Officers Who Died on Duty to be Honored in Riverside Fifth grader Lily Jones said she was excited for the pole to be in... More>>

Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert OK's Retail Marijuana Shops

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The city of Palm Desert voted Thursday to allow brick and mortar pot shops. A move that is growing throughout the state of California. 

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Beaumont

Police Investigate Possible Teacher Assault on Student

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An investigation is underway in Beaumont to determine if a high school teacher hit a student and the circumstances behind the alleged assault, according to police. 

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Coachella Valley

Two Additional Human Cases of West Nile Virus in the Valley

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This brings the number of human cases in the Coachella Valley to four this year, including in La Quinta and in Desert Hot Springs. 

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Palm Springs

Transient Convicted of Murdering Homeless Palm Springs Woman Sentenced to 56 Years to Life

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A 54-year-old transient was convicted of murder today for stabbing a homeless woman in Palm Springs two years ago. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Barricaded Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Roommate, Standoff With Police

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Palm Springs Police Department officers are on scene of a barricaded suspect situation in Palm Springs. The suspect is barricaded inside a residence on the 900 block of Avenue Evelita. Roads are closed at Paseo Luisa and Avenue Evelita. Stay tuned with KMIR News as this breaking news story develops.

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Palm Springs

Social Security Benefits to Increase, Impacting Thousands in the Coachella Valley

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The Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs is a beacon of hope for thousand of seniors across the valley, including Sandy Milder, who's seen her share of tough times. "I was part of the recession and found myself without a position," she said. Milder thankfully was able to benefit from social security. "And that was my saving grace," said Milder. Since then, she's lived comfortably but for other seniors, they've struggled daily.

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La Quinta

Two Suspects Wanted for Armed Robbery in La Quinta

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On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8:54 PM, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery occurring near the La Quinta Park at Adams Street and Blackhawk ay in La Quinta. 

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Coachella Valley

Multiple Fires Create Hazy Morning Air in Coachella Valley

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Morning haze blanketed the Coachella Valley early Friday morning, causing many to wonder where the newest massive fire was.  

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Palm Desert

Students Have Fun While Learning Lifesaving Skills During Fire Prevention Week Video included

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What should you do if you wake up to a smoke detector alarm and a room filled with smoke? Thanks to Cal Fire's Fire Prevention Week Muster, third graders from Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Palm Desert know what to do. This program is celebrating its 25th year. It was brought here by the Historical Society of f Palm Desert.  Cal Fire set up different activities at Freedom Park that teach children skills that may save their lives during a fire.  

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Cabazon

Tour Bus Catches Fire on Freeway in Cabazon

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A tour bus caught fire on the freeway in Cabazon Thursday, forcing a shutdown of some freeway lanes as firefighters worked to contain the blaze. 

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Palm Desert

KMIR Cares: Paint El Paseo Pink

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You can't miss it! They'll be closing down El Paseo from Portola to Highway 74 in Palm Desert on Saturday as it becomes a sea of pink! 

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La Quinta

Hit-and-Run Driver Pleads Guilty to Striking Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene; Receives Probation

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An alleged drugged driver who hit a pedestrian with his pickup truck in La Quinta, then fled the scene of the non-fatal collision, is in custody Monday, the sheriff's department reported. 

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Cathedral City

Man Arrested for Alleged Cathedral City Apartment Laundry Burglary

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On Wednesday October 12, 2017 at about 0135 am, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call of a subject inside the laundry room of an apartment complex located in the 68-600 Blk of Corral Rd.  

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Thermal

Northern California Stables Evacuated, Horses Arrive in Coachella Valley

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About 20 horses and their trainers, who arrived in Thermal Wednesday night, have had a long journey. The group left Northern California Wednesday morning, fleeing the Tubbs Fire as it threatens homes and stables in Napa County.

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Palm Springs

Homeless Cooling Center Making Positive Impact

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Well in the Desert's cooling / drop in center opened in July despite opposition from some local business owners who claimed it would make the homeless problem in Downtown Palm Springs worse. But Council member Geoff Kors, who also sits on the Homeless Task Force says the center has had a positive impact on the community.   The center says their strict rules and outreach are making a difference, "Cause we do random security checks and anybody we see on property while we... More>>

Desert Hot Springs

Painted Hills Middle School Teacher Named California State Teacher of the Year

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Dr. Brian McDaniel, director of music at Painted Hills Middle School, has been named one of five California Teachers of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and will move forward as California’s state nominee for National Teacher of the Year. 

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Coachella Valley Region

Boy Scouts Of America Break Tradition, Allow Girls To Become Eagle Scouts Video included

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The Boy Scouts of America are breaking a one hundred year tradition by allowing girls to become Cub Scouts and earn the title of Eagle Scout.

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Palm Desert

College of the Desert Named Among Finalists for Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

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Awarded by the nonprofit Aspen Institute every two years, the prize is awarded to schools for achievement in four areas: learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. 

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Coachella Valley

Teams prepare for DVL cross country meet No. 2

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The Desert Valley League is gearing up for it's second cross country meet. Indio boys' and La Quinta girls' won the first meet and are looking to clinch back-to-back wins. Indio's team is lead by Andres Mejia and Julian Dorantes-Lara. La Quinta's team is lead by Akemi Von Scherr, Itzel Chavez, and Amanda Pierson. DVL cross country meet No. 2 will be held at Xavier College Prep High School on October 10th. Junior varsity girls - 3:30 p.m., junior varsity boys 4 p.m., varsity ...

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Palm Desert

Man Charged for Allegedly Shooting Dog in Palm Desert Neighborhood

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An Indio man who allegedly shot and killed a dog while fleeing from sheriff's deputies in a Palm Desert neighborhood was charged with animal cruelty and other crimes Wednesday. 

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Indio

Riverside County Offers Free Mental Health Clinic for People Directly Affected by Las Vegas Shooting

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Riverside County is offering free services for families directly affected by the recent shooting in Las Vegas.

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Coachella Valley

Mother Haunted by Son's Disappearance Five Months Later Video included

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Every tenth on the calendar reminds family and friends of Jonathan Darling Reynoso and Audrey Moran, it's another month they're not home. 

Mayra Torres, Jonathan's mom says it feels natural talking to her son while she's driving, "I keep holding on to that phone it's become an obsession I keep thinking that somehow you'll get that opportunity to send me a message." 

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Cathedral City

Cathedral City Approves Marijuana Growing Facility

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Cathedral City unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a new medical cannabis cultivation facility. Sunniva Inc. is expected to break ground on the nearly 500,000 square foot production center by the end of October.  "Cathedral City is excited that we were chosen as the location for a $54 million Sunniva Incorporated medical cannabis cultivation facility," said Chris Parman the communications manager for Cathedral City.  The growing facility will be... More>>

Palm Springs, CA

First Responders Prepare For In-Season Population Increase

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Snowbirds are flocking back to the desert. The population in the Coachella Valley will almost double in the coming months and first responders are preparing for it.

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Security Guard Who Ran Over Pedestrian in Palm Springs Pleads Guilty, Receives Probation

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A security guard who intentionally ran over a pedestrian in Palm Springs earlier this year pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault with a deadly weapon ...

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Palm Springs

Actress Announces Campaign for Coachella Valley Congressional Seat

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Brown Pelzer is mainly known for her work on soap operas such as "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful." 

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Indian Wells

Indian Wells Physician Returns Home After Assisting in Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

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A hospital physician from Indian Wells, California, Dr. Prerna Khanna, has returned home after assisting the federal medical response to Hurricane Maria as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). 

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Cathedral City

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Facility in Cathedral City Set for Groundbreaking This Year

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The Sunniva Campus, a proposed 489,000-square-feet medical cannabis cultivation and production facility, was unanimously approved for a Conditional Use Permit by the city's Planning Commission.

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Indio

Indio Fashion Mall Struggles To Keep Tenants

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If you haven't been to the Indio Fashion Mall in a while, you're not the only one. The struggling commercial center has seen a decline in customers for more than a decade. 

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Redlands

Palm Springs Couple Want Justice for Big Rig Hit and Run Driver Video included

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The Redlands Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify the driver of a big rig who caused a multi-car crash that left a couple from Palm Springs hurt. It happened on August 14 at 9:45 in the morning on Mountain View Avenue near the 10 Freeway in Redlands. Police say the driver didn't even bother to stop. The accident still haunts Erika Zarate, a passenger in the white car that was hit, "Sorry," she says through tears, "I just feel so angry that ... More>>

Cathedral City

Man Hospitalized for Accidental Self-Inflicted Gunshot in Cathedral City

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On Monday October 9, 2017 at about 1:00 pm, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call from a business in the 68100 Blk of Ramon Rd. regarding a possible shooting victim at the location. 

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Chiroaco Summit

Semi Truck Rollover Causes Delays in Chiriaco Summit

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According to California Highway Patrol, a semi truck lost control and rolled off the side of I-10 westbound in Chiroaco Summit around 5 p.m. Monday. CHP says the semi trailer is full of soap, so there were no hazardous materials in the trailer, but a small amount of diesel and oil has leaked onto the shoulder. Hazmat was called to the scene of the crash to clean up. The driver of the semi walked away from the crash with only scrapes. No other vehicle was involved. The crash is supp...

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Palm Springs

Highway 111 Sign Dedicated to Fallen Officers

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A portion of Highway 111 is now dedicated to the two Palm Springs police officers gunned down over a year ago. The four-mile stretch is called the Police Officer Jose "Gil" Vega and Police Officer Lesley Zerebny Memorial Highway. 

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Coachella Valley

Friday Night Lights: Week 7 Highlight of the Week nominees

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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 6 nominees are: Isaac Brown: 7 junior RB TD run Jason Roberts: Cathedral City sophomore RB acrobatic catch Voting ends at midnight Wednesday, October 12th. Cast your vote in the poll below! 

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Palm Springs

Desert X Art Exhibition to Return to the Desert in 2019

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Desert X, a Coachella Valley-based art exhibition that made the desert its canvas earlier this year, will return on Feb. 9, 2019, and run through the end of April of that year, it was announced Monday. 

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Palm Springs

Freeway Signs Dedicated to Fallen Palm Springs Officers Installed

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Freeway signs dedicating a four-mile stretch of Highway 111 in the names of two local police officers killed in the line of duty a year ago were installed Monday in Palm Springs. 

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PALM SPRINGS

A Community Remembers Vega and Zerebny One Year Later

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Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the loss of two Palm Springs Police Officers.

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Coachella Valley

Friday Night Lights Week 8 Game of the Week nominees

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Every week we select two local high school football matchups for you to decide our Friday Night Lights Game of the Week. Week 8 nominees are: Palm Desert at Palm Springs La Quinta at Shadow Hills Voting closes at midnight Wednesday, October 12th. Cast your vote below! More>>

Coachella Valley

Pete Carlson's Player of the Week: Angelo Fitzgerald

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Friday Night Lights and Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis have teamed up to name a "Player of the Week" every Friday Night. Week 7 Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis Player of the Week: Coachella Valley junior running back Angelo Fitzgerald is our Pete Carlson’s player of the week. He lead the Arabs to a 42-24 victory over Rancho Mirage with 4 total touchdowns.  More>>

Coachella Valley

Friday Night Lights: Week 7 Final Scores and Highlights

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WEEK 7 FINAL SCORES: Shadow Hills 32, Indio 13  Coachella Valley 42, Rancho Mirage 24   Shadow Hills 32, Indio 13  La Quinta 31, Xavier Prep 0 Palm Springs 35, Cathedral City 0 Twentynine Palms 62, DHS 40 Yucca Valley 70, Desert Mirage 8  More>>

Indio

Man Murdered Beloved Palm Desert Teacher Sentenced to Life in Prison Video included

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It was a day of reckoning for convicted killer Michael John Franco. Judge Anthony Villalobos sentenced Franco to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of beloved Palm Desert High School teacher Jill Grant. Franco. Franco murdered 41-year-old Grant on December 23, 2013. He slashed her throat with a box cutter, kidnapped her and ran her over with her car then tried to go on the run before police arrested him.  Franco had so many outbursts duri...

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Hemet

Slain Officer's Father Says Emotions Are Still Raw

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While Lesley Zerebny was a police officer in Palm Springs, she grew up in a tranquil area outside of Hemet. However, that tranquility has been shattered in the last year. For family, friends and the community, Lesley will never be forgotten. 

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Indio, CA

Judge Rules Palm Springs Corruption Case Will Continue; Defendants Plead Not Guilty Video included

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A big set back for the defense today as a judge dismisses the argument that the statute of limitations had expired on former Palm Springs mayor Steve Pougnet and developers John Wessman and Richard Meaney.

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Sky Valley

Body Dug Up in Sky Valley Potentially Linked to Los Angeles Cold Case Homicide

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Viewers from across the Valley have called in wondering why the Los Angeles Police Department, FBI officials, and a bulldozer were taking over a desert area in Sky Valley.

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Las Vegas

Deputy Improving But Still Critical After Mass Shooting Video included

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is hurting as two of their own were injured in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. A correctional deputy has since been released from the hospital but  Deputy Jason McMillan, who was sworn in three years ago, was shot and critically wounded.  Deputy Armando Munoz with the RSO says he's doing better, "He is in critical but stable condition he is recovering from his injuries and we're hopeful because things are looking better, he's i...

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Indio

Indio Man Sent to Prison for Life for Girlfriend's Killing

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An Indio man who slashed his girlfriend's throat with a box cutter, then ran the 41-year-old high school teacher over with her Toyota Prius after the initial attack failed to kill her, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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Palm Springs

KMIR Cares: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

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For 26 years, the diner in the canyon has raised important funds to keep the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum open and free to the public.  

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Palm Desert

Tennis Hall of Famer sponsoring free tennis clinics

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Tennis hall of famer and founder of The Love and Love Tennis Foundation, Rosie Casals, is growing the game of tennis here in the Coachella Valley by sponsoring free clinics for kids. "We need to start them when they’re young.” Casals explained. “There are not enough tennis programs but this one’s free and it starts this Saturday, October 7th, and it runs for three months.” "We just want to introduce as many kids to this wonderful game and get ...

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Palm Desert

Relative of Officer Jose "Gil" Vega Survives Las Vegas Shooting

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It's been almost a year since two Palm Springs Officers were gunned down in the line of duty. A relative of Officer Jose "Gil" Vega ran for her life at the Route 91 concert in Las Vegas, while wearing his memorial shirt. In an exclusive interview, she is sharing her story of survival. Related: Deputy Wounded in Las Vegas Shooting Spree Identified Desert Hot Springs resident Jennifer Heidt still hears the gun fire, the screaming and the terror. "Seeing someth...

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Cathedral City

Officer Jose "Gil" Vega's Children Remember Their Father

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The look in Officer Jose "Gil" Vega's children's eyes, and the quiver in their voices shows how hard it still is. Nearly 12 months later, they still suffer as they did that terrible day last fall. His children said their father will always be in their heart. "It's hard when you have a key piece of the family like that taken from you," said Vega's son, Issac Vega. Related: Relative of Officer Jose "Gil" Vega Survives Las Vegas Shooting The memories ... More>>

Coachella Valley Region

DACA Renewal Deadline Arrives As Gov. Brown Declares California A Sanctuary State Video included

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An eventful day for tens of thousands of "Dreamers" across the nation as the deadline to renew their immigration status arrived Thursday. Meanwhile Governor Jerry Brown softens the blow by declaring California a sanctuary state. 

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Mecca

Mecca Snake Bite Victim Hospitalized With Serious Injuries

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A pair of snake bites left one person in Mecca hospitalized in serious condition Thursday. 

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Indio

Shadow Hills High School Students Fall Ill, Campus Evacuated Due to Unidentified Odor

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Students and staff at Shadow Hills High School in Indio have been evacuated onto the athletic field while firefighters investigate the source of a noxious odor originating from somewhere on the campus. 

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California becomes 'sanctuary state' as governor signs bill

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Brown's signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration status or participating in immigration enforcement activities.

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Palm Desert

Man Accused of Palm Desert Bank Robbery Arraigned on Federal Charges

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to reports of a bank robbery in the 36000 block of Cook Street in Palm Desert. 

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Coachella

Man Killed After Rear Ending Big Rig in Coachella Identified

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Police are investigating an accident that occurred Thursday at approximately 5:04 a.m., when a rear end collision in Coachella resulted in a fatality.  

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Coachella Valley

KMIR Cares: Seniors Offering Shelter

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Studies have proven pets add more than just companionship in our lives. They can actually make us feel better, lower our blood pressure, and add exercise to our schedules with daily walks and activities.  But what if the long-term commitment or costs make your dream of having a sweet Fido or Fluffy at home impossible? Enter Loving All Animals and their SOS! Around the offices at Loving All Animals, SOS means something completely different from what you might think! Here it mean...

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Palm Desert

Country Music Radio Station Supporting Listeners Through Tragedy Video included

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"Hey Marina it's Scott with KIX Hot Country," Scott Sear leaves a voicemail for a listener who won tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. He's the marketing and promotions director for KIX Hot Country radio station. Scott says because their station has been with the festival since its inception and is heard from the Salton Sea to Yucca Valley, they gave away dozens of tickets. The popular country music station broadcasts live f...

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Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs City Council To Review Latest Plans On Indian Canyon Drive Video included

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The Palm Springs City Council on Wednesday night will review the latest plans that would make Indian Canyon Drive a two-way street.

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Riverside County

Deputy Wounded in Las Vegas Shooting Spree Identified

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The Riverside County Sheriff's Department Wednesday released the name of one of its two deputies wounded in the Las Vegas shooting massacre and reported that he remains in critical but stable condition. 

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Indio

Charges Filed Against Man Who Allegedly Tried to Rob Palm Desert Business With Pellet Gun, Resisting Arrest

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A man who allegedly tried to rob a Palm Desert business owner with a pellet gun, then grappled with a sheriff's deputy while attempting to flee, was charged Wednesday with assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery and resisting arrest. 

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Palm Springs

Suspicious Package Found Near Palm Springs Airport Deemed Harmless

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Authorities are inspecting a suspicious package located on the Palm Springs International Airport property at Bob Hope USO Palm Springs. El Cielo and Tahquitz Canyon Way have been closed down but the airport remains fully operational. Stay tuned with KMIR as the Breaking News coverage continues.

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Indio

Desert Oasis Music Festival Makes Security Top Priority

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The Desert Oasis Musical Festival in Indio is only a few days away, and eager Indio residents stood in line yesterday to buy half off tickets, but the cloud of concern looms over festival-goers after Sunday night's horrific shootings at a country music concert in Las Vegas. The producer of the two day music festival, Alex Haagen, said the massacre hit close to home. "First thing was I thought I probably know of people who are working the show," ...

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Desert Hot Springs

Two Injured After Car Hits School Bus in Desert Hot Springs

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Two people were injured after the car they were in hit a school bus in Desert Hot Springs this morning.

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Desert Hot Springs

Passenger in Desert Hot Springs DUI Crash Dies in Hospital

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A passenger in a Desert Hot Springs car crash allegedly caused by a drunken driver has died of his injuries at a hospital, county coroners said today.

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Las Vegas

Amistad High School Teacher Speaks from Las Vegas Hospital After Receiving Gunshot Wound

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An Indio high school teacher has been in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound she received during the mass shooting in Las Vegas. 

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Las Vegas Attack

Coachella Valley Affected by Las Vegas Mass Shooting Video included

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Ashley Galaviz, a nurse at Desert Regional Medical Center from La Quinta was at the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas and captured the chilling moments a gunman sprayed bullets into the crowd of over 20,000 people. She and her husband thought there was an electrical issue and the people on the ground had been electrocuted.  But when when Ashley got closer what she saw was even more horrifying, "I ran over to her and when I came up to her I realized that she had b...

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Las Vegas Attack

Local's Vegas Birthday Celebration Nearly Turned Deadly Video included

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A family from Indio was ready for a good time, celebrating Jodie Osisanya's birthday in Las Vegas, at the Route 91 Country Music Festival is a family tradition. "We had such a great time we were going to go out after the show to celebrate my birthday at midnight," says Jodie. They were enjoying the last set by Jason Aldean when they heard loud bangs. They thought they were part of the show. "My mom said, 'Oh it's fireworks, I see smoke!'" By the time they reali...

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Las Vegas Attack

Many Victims of the Las Vegas Attack From Southern California

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More than a dozen victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas hailed from Southern California, including several from Riverside County, and the number continued to rise today as relatives identified the dead. 

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Palm Springs

Senior Citizen Dies in Hospital After Being Struck by Car in Palm Springs

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A senior citizen died in a hospital after being struck by a car on a Palm Springs street, county coroners said Tuesday. 

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Palm Springs

Trio Restaurant To Reopen Video included

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A popular restaurant in palm springs will open tomorrow after a mysterious fire shut it down.

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Desert Hot Springs

Gun Found at Desert Hot Springs High School Causes Lockdown

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Police responded to reports of a student or students with a gun at Desert Hot Springs High School around 2:00 PM causing a lockdown of the school. 

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Indio

Indio Police Reevaluating Festival Security Following Las Vegas Shooting

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The Las Vegas mass shooting has raised many questions about security at festivals here in the Coachella Valley, where hundreds of thousands come together at the Empire Polo Grounds every year for Coachella and Stagecoach.

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Palm Desert

Special Needs Cheerleader's Legacy Lives On

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In only 8 years of life, Zoey Eborsole distinguished herself as a cheerleader, community activist and inspiration to many in the Coachella Valley.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Soldier Homecoming at Desert Hot Springs Football Game Video included

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An emotional surprise homecoming at a Desert Hot Springs football game.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Heroes Reunite With Children They Saved Video included

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Two Desert Hot Springs men sprung into action after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a truck with three children inside.

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert Woman Hopes Local Solar Company Can Help Her Connect With Father in Puerto Rico Video included

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Imagine not being able to speak to a loved one who has been through a natural disaster. That's what a woman from Palm Desert is going through ... Her father and extended family are in Puerto Rico. And there's thousands of people like her going through the same thing since Hurricane Maria slammed into the island. Two Coachella Valley men are trying to help connect families with solar technology.  Tency Fumero from Palm Desert is scared for her father Jose Fumero Rodrigu...

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Desert Hot Springs

Sneaky Package Thief Caught On Camera

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A home in Desert Hot Springs has been targeted by criminals for a second time. It also happened on the same street where more than 20 tires were slashed over 2 weeks ago.  This time the home owners said they caught a package thief on camera. "It's disconcerting. You like to feel that you're safe in your home. You like to feel that your stuff is safe in your home," said Brian Woodyard, whose package was stolen.  "We had the individual waltz up to...

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Rancho Mirage

Fugitive Coachella Valley Surgeon Sentenced to 20 Years in Scam that Took Millions from Insurance Companies

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A Rancho Mirage cosmetic surgeon who has been on the run for four months after pleading guilty in a scheme that duped health insurance companies into paying tens of millions of dollars for cosmetic procedures that were not medically necessary was sentenced in absentia this afternoon to 20 years in federal prison.

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Coachella

You Ask. We Investigate.® Soccer Fields Across Coachella Valley Going Dark

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The days are getting shorter, so some residents in Coachella like Joaquin Solis are asking the city for more light on community parks, so they can enjoy a little evening athletic activity. Solis recently asked KMIR to investigate the issue saying, "it seems every we're in the valley there is no place to play soccer. A group of my friends and I try to play after 7pm so it can cool down but the lights never stay on they always turn off."

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Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage High School Student Hospitalized After Fall From Second Floor Balcony

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A Rancho Mirage High School student was transported to a local hospital this afternoon following a fall from a balcony on the second floor of the 300 building of the school. 

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Indio

Driver in Fatal Interstate 10 Freeway Shooting Pleads Guilty to Murder, Sentenced to 25 Years to Life

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A 20-year-old man involved in the fatal car-to-car shooting of a woman on Interstate 10 pleaded guilty to murder Friday and was immediately sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. 

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Indio

Limited Half Off Sale of Desert Oasis Tickets Offered to Indio Residents

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Desert Oasis Music Festival will offer an exceptional deal to City of Indio residents only: 250 tickets at 50% off will go on sale on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 2017.  

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La Quinta

La Quinta Woman Trying to Help Family in Puerto Rico

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Kassie Ortiz is a proud Boricua. She's trying to stay strong while her father, sisters and extended family are suffering in their native Puerto Rico. "I just can't even imagine what they're going through ... heartbreaking it really is," says Ortiz.  After the island was decimated by Hurricane Maria it took days to hear from her father. What she heard didn't make her feel any better.  "It just sounded really chaotic, my grandma, my stepmom were crying i...

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Palm Springs

Police Looking For Double Stabbing Attacker

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Palm Springs Police said it was a brutal attack and not a robbery. Neighbors in the area are still shaken up that two people were stabbed at the Chinese Acupuncture Clinic across from Desert Regional Medical Center on Sept. 19th. "It happens in different areas all over the world, but when it's in your own back yard, it's very disconcerting because you know that things can happen and look what happened," said one woman who frequents the area, but asked to ... More>>

Palm Springs

Village Pub Re-Opens After Temporarily Closing for Violations

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Village Pub in Palm Springs is holding a soft opening Thursday at 4:00 PM  before returning to normal business hours on Friday.

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Chiriaco Summit

Big Rig Fire on Desert Freeway Shuts Down Lanes

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A big rig became engulfed in flames on the freeway near Chiriaco Summit today, causing a brief blockage of lanes while firefighters battled the blaze. 

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Indio

Judge Rules Accused Cop Killer is Mentally Competent to Stand Trial

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A critical court hearing in Indio determining if the man accused of killing two Palm Springs police officers actually faces justice has ended.

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Palm Springs

Forum Allows Six Palm Springs Candidates a Chance to Talk the Issues

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Wednesday night a forum for the candidates hosted by the Palm Springs American Legion and moderated by KMIR’s Janet Zappala was an opportunity for Lisa Middleton, Glenn Flood, Christy Holstege, Robert Stone, Judy Deertrack and Henry Hampton to sit in front of voters.

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Beaumont

Beaumont City Councilmember Pleads Guilty to Felony Bribery and Perjury

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A Beaumont city councilmember pleaded guilty today, Sept. 28, 2017, to one count of bribery and one count of perjury for crimes he committed while serving on the city council. 

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Palm Desert

Local Woman Goes From Nearly Homeless to Living Her Dream Life and How You Can Too Video included

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Lindsay dam is living the life of her dreams. She has a beautiful son, she's passionate about her job and she's about to move to her dream place ... Kauai. But she says there have been times in her life that were dark. 

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Indio

SoCal Coyotes share life lessons to Desert Ridge Academy

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The SoCal Coyotes are known as America's number one developmental football program not only for being a championship team, but more importantly for what they do off the field. Today the Coyotes were at Desert Ridge Academy to share lessons in leadership and life through their ‘Above the Line’ leadership expo which teaches kids ‘Above the Line’ behavior, which includes intentional, on-purpose, and skillful production, in every facet of their lives. More>>

Palm Desert

Hurricane Season Causing Flower Prices to Soar

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Many flowers are imported from South America even Europe, which means the flowers come through south Florida to get to California. "I'd say about 30% to 40% of the items I carry come through Florida," said Mark Weinstein, the owner of Rancho Mirage Florist. Related: Coachella Valley Helping Hurricane Harvey Relief However, the distance means now a beautiful arrangement is more expensive for florists. "In order to get certain products in, they come from ... More>>

Palm Springs

Witness Account Unveils Business Surrounding Palm Springs Double Stabbing

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The business where Torres said he found the woman has signs saying "Chinese acupuncture clinic" and "acupuncture massage."

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California seeks more sway by moving up presidential primary

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday to move up California's 2020 presidential primary in a bid to give the nation's most populous state more sway in choosing the Republican and Democratic nominees. 

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Palm Desert

Governor Brown Signs Garcia and Mayes’ Bump and Grind Legislation

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Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is excited to announce that today, Governor Brown has signed AB 661, Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve: Mirage Trail. 

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Bermuda Dunes

Tree Fire Quickly Spreads as Crews Work to Extinguish Flames

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Emergency fire crews responded to a wildland fire near Country Club and Jefferson Street in Bermuda Dunes. 

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Palm Desert

Moreno Valley Man Charged for Palm Desert Armed Carjacking, Pursuit

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An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested following a carjacking in Palm Desert, authorities said. 

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Thermal

Man Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in Thermal Double Stabbing

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A man who stabbed two men at a Thermal home -- one fatally -- indicated through text messages that he went to the residence to assault his ex-girlfriend, a prosecutor said Thursday, but the defendant's attorney said his client he went there to find his young daughter and stabbed the men in self- defense. 

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Riverside County

Police Make Arrest in Murder Case Dating Back to 1992

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 In 1992 41-year-old Clyde Hayward went missing in Palm Desert. A few days later, deputies found his truck abandoned on Highway-95 with evidence of a shooting and dried blood.

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Palm Springs

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

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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...

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Palm Springs

Ceremony Planned to Dedicate Palm Springs Highway for Fallen Officers

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A Highway Dedication and Memorial Ceremony for fallen PSPD officers will be held October 8, 2017, honoring fallen PSPD officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny. 

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Palm Desert

2 local teens finish in top 10 of a PGA Tour Champions Event

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Palm Desert High School seniors and members of the First Tee of the Coachella Valley, Madison Rincon and Dana Condon, returned from the PURE Insurance Championship, a PGA Tour Champions event, in Pebble Beach. Rincon and Condon were 2 of 81 First Tee members across the country to compete in the three-day event and after day two, were 2 of 23 juniors to make the final cut. It was an opportunity of a lifetime as both were paired with a PGA Pro and the event was internationally ... More>>

Cathedral City

Suspect Arrested for Child Pornography in Cathedral City

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On Thursday September 19, 2017 at about 7:00 pm, the Cathedral City Police Department received a call from an employee of a local business regarding suspected child pornography on a customer’s telephone. Officers responded to the location and contacted the reporting party who provided them the telephone. Story: Man and Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molestation, Child Pornography The investigating officers viewed the suspected images and determined they were in fact... More>>

Corona

Canyon Fire Scorches 2,000 Acres, 1,500 Residents Evacuated

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A wind-fanned wildfire broke out adjacent to the Riverside (91) Freeway on the Orange and Riverside counties border Monday afternoon and had blackened 250 acres within three hours, but no structures were immediately threatened. 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Seeking Man and Woman Suspected in Burglary

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Palm Springs Police Department  is currently investigating a burglary in progress in the 2200 block of S. Calle Palo Fierro. 

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Rancho Mirage

Missing Rancho Mirage Woman Returns Home Safely

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Fifty-two-year-old Kerry Anne Bresnahan was last seen in walking around Sunrise Country Club in Rancho Mirage around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

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Palm Springs

Construction Will Resume for 'Stonehenge' Andaz Hyatt Hotel

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After years of delays, another controversial hotel project in downtown Palm Springs will be back under construction soon.

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Indio

CHP Looking Into Crash That Left Indio Man With Major Injuries Video included

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The California Highway Patrol says they responded  to single car crash on the Westbound 10 Freeway on Saturday just before midnight. "... just west of Golf Center Parkway, for reasons that are still under investigation Mr. Duarte lost control of his vehicle which subsequently rolled over which came to rest in the number three lane ... Mr. Duarte was transported to desert regional medical center with major injuries," says CHP Officer Ramon Perez.  A KMIR view... More>>

Indio

Indio Police Search for Suspect in Hit and Run; Child Airlifted to Hospital

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Police in Indio search for the driver of a 1999 black Ford Expedition who they say struck a Jeep carrying a family. 

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Morongo

Thousands Attend Morongo Pow Wow Video included

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The 27th annual Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow hosted by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians over the weekend.  

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Desert Hot Springs

Police Arrest Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect in Desert Hot Springs

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According to Sgt. Christopher Saucier, around 8:30 p.m. police received a call of an attempted armed robbery on the 14700 block of Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs. 

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Palm Desert

Faith Leaders and Congressman Stand With Undocumented Students Video included

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Pastors, priests and a politician all taking a stand to continue to protect "Dreamers," undocumented young immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

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Beaumont

Teacher Suspected of Having Sexual Relations with Student

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A Beaumont High School teacher suspected of having sex with one of her male students was released from custody Thursday after posting a $150,000 bond...

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Cathedral City

Unidentified Man's Body Found in Cathedral City Field

A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field. A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field.
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 A man's body has been found in a Cathedral City field, and the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation Thursday...

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Thousand Palms

Police Searching For Man Accused of Shooting Three People in Thousand Palms

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A man who allegedly shot three people in Thousand Palms last weekend remained at large Friday and sheriff's deputies sought the public's help in locating him...

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Coachella

Update: Coachella Valley School District Removes Teacher Accused of Abuse From Classroom Video included

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A student at Cesar Chavez Elementary School says she used to love school and was looking forward to the fourth grade, but her teacher wasn't what she expected, "I missed two days because I wasn't safe ... I thought she was going to be less mean."  She says one incident in particular made her not want to go back to class, "She threw a book at a child and he accidentally fell back so that's when I didn't feel comfortable because later on I though what if she do...

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Indio

Local Homeless Shelters Find Themselves Inundated With People

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More people are looking for a warm place to sleep now that Roy's Desert Resource Center is closed in Palm Springs. "I never thought that I would be in this position," said Jacob Rogers, a homeless man staying at Martha's Village and Kitchen. Rogers was a self-employed handyman, but he was living pay check to pay check.

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Palm Springs

Man Arrested for Allegedly Pointed 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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Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs High Students Use New Google Technology to Excel

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It's been more than a month since students went back to school across the Palm Springs Unified School District and students are already getting hands on with new technology. Desert Hot Springs High School is the first school in the district to provide each of their 1,800 students with a Google Chromebook. School administrators say it's another way to weave new technology into daily curriculum. From English to math classes, students use those laptops to write journals, answe...

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Several Palm Trees Catch Fire during Wind Advisory

Several trees catch fire neat the S. Farrell Drive in Palm Springs. Several trees catch fire neat the S. Farrell Drive in Palm Springs.
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Fire crews are working to put out multiple palm tree fires in Palm Springs. Black plumes of smoke could be seen in the horizon as at least three palm trees at S. Farrell Drive and Ramon Road were engulfed in flames...

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Small Brush Fire at Thermal Airport

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CAL Fire Firefighters are on the scene of a 5-acre wildfire in Thermal near the Cochran Airport....

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Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication

Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication Four Men Allegedly Broke Into Palm Springs Pharmacy, Caught With Stolen Medication
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Four men who allegedly broke into a Palm Springs pharmacy after hours and stole prescription medication were arrested hours later in Los Angeles County...

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Western Coachella Valley Power Outage Briefly Blacks Out More Than 15,000

More than 15k without power in the western Coachella Valley. More than 15k without power in the western Coachella Valley.
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More than 15,000 Southern California Edison customers in the Coachella Valley briefly lost power Thursday....

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Nearly 900 Expected at County Educator Conference in Indian Wells

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Nearly 900 Riverside County teachers and administrators are expected to attend the fourth annual Excellence Through Equity Conference in Indian Wells Thursday...

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Beaumont

J.J Johnson Foundation to Help Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, there's still an overwhelming amount of help pouring in from across the country to help those affected by the storm. The J.J. Johnson Foundation, a non-profit founded in 2004, hopes some of the money raised during the inaugural J.J. Johnson Fund raising Golf Tournament, Banquet and Concert will be able to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

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Coachella

Valley Residents Show Support For Mexico After Powerful Earthquake Impacts Reigon Video included

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Father Arturo Quezada says on Tuesday he was working in his office at our Lady of Soledad Catholic Church in Coachella when suddenly he started receiving messages from his family in Mexico City, "So I knew something difficult was happening in Mexico."  His family was texting him to tell him they had just been through a strong earthquake, "They were fine thank God," he says adding he then immediately turned on the T.V. to watch the news. While he suspected it ...

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Palm Springs

Adopt Me! Rescued Animals From Hurricane Harvey Arrive In The Valley

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Over a hundred dogs and cats left homeless from Hurricane Harvey are seeking shelter right here in the desert. About 140 dogs and cats arrived at the Humane Society of the Desert this afternoon from Louisiana. The journey took over 30 hours. "They were moved out of the shelter, so that hurricane displaced animals could take their kennels. So instead of going somewhere where we don't trust, we're taking them to safe places like this," said Jason Lohs who drove ...

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Several injured in Cathedral City multi-vehicle collision

Authorities in Palm Springs have closed a portion of Ramon Road after a multiple vehicle collision. Authorities in Palm Springs have closed a portion of Ramon Road after a multiple vehicle collision.
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Authorities in Palm Springs have closed a portion of Ramon Road after a multiple vehicle collision. The collision happened in the 6700 block of Ramon Road on the bridge over the wash...

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    Desert Oasis Is The Newest Festival In The Valley

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:53:01 GMT

    Drinks, stages and lots of surprises. 

    Drinks, stages and lots of surprises. 

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    Xavier College Prep Athletics announces addition of boys' volleyball

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-10-05 02:59:41 GMT
    Xavier Prep announced the addition of a CIF approved boys’ volleyball program today to go down in history as the first Desert Valley League program. Xavier Prep and Palm Valley School are now the only in two schools in the desert to have a program. All Xavier Prep sports are student driven and Athletic Director Mark Campbell says boys have been pushing for a volleyball program for some time. "This last spring they went to Coach Allen and really pressed on her this is ...
    Xavier Prep announced the addition of a CIF approved boys’ volleyball program today to go down in history as the first Desert Valley League program. Xavier Prep and Palm Valley School are now the only in two schools in the desert to have a program. All Xavier Prep sports are student driven and Athletic Director Mark Campbell says boys have been pushing for a volleyball program for some time. "This last spring they went to Coach Allen and really pressed on her this is ...
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