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Experts Warn About Drowning Outside The Pool

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Drowning is every parents worst nightmare, but it can happen after you've left the pool, hours and even days later.  A simple cough minutes to hours after going swimming could be a sign your child is dry drowning. 

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Palm Springs

SNIP Bus Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic Needs Your Help

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Thousands of stray animals roam the Coachella Valley each day but three local organizations are teaming up to work towards a solution to the growing problem.

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Mecca

West Nile Virus Detected in Mecca Mosquito Samples

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West Nile virus is on the rise in the Eastern Coachella Valley, vector control officials said today, with more mosquitoes testing positive for the disease in cities throughout the desert.

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La Quinta

Two Car Collision in La Quinta Leads to DUI Arrest

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On Thursday, June 22, 2017, at approximately 2:18 pm, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Avenue 54 at the intersection of Jefferson Street. 

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Palm Springs City Council Approves Homeless Center Permit Despite Opposition

The Palm Springs City Council approved Well in the Desert's conditional use permit for a vacant building on Calle Encilia but business owners are not happy.

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Homeless Center Location Causing Controversy Video included

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Construction is in full swing at the old Burger King on Indian Canyon. It's about to be reborn as a Castanedas Restaurant, the owners hope to open in mid July but says despite investing over $300,000 on the transformation they've been facing a lot of vandalism problems caused by the homeless including windows being broken seven times. "When they break in they go to the restroom there's no water because we shut the water off, and they you can imagine, I d... More>>

Moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall Comes To Desert Hot Springs

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The moving Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall was set up in Desert Hot Springs this morning. There are nearly 60,000 names on the wall, which represents those who died in the war. 

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Motorcycle Road Rage Incident Caught On Camera Video included

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A California freeway looks more like bumper cars but a lot more dangerous. A motorcyclist and a driver banging around the freeway in Santa Clarita, CA all captured on camera. But,was it road rage or self defense? Either way, innocent drivers are caught in the crosshairs. 

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Riverside

Pup Pulled From Blazing Hot Car Back With Owner

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A 2-month-old puppy rescued from a boiling hot car in downtown Riverside was back today with her owner, who was issued a citation but won't face animal cruelty charges, according to a Riverside County Department of Animal Services spokesman. 

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Indio

Donation of Victim in Tragic Accident Gives Life to Others

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Authorities today released the name of an Indio man who died in a hospital five days after his car overturned on Interstate 10.

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Coachella

Three Car Collision in Coachella Sends One to Hospital

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Traffic is backed up on Highway 86 and Avenue 50 in Coachella after a big rig slammed into the back of a vehicle causing a three car accident around 2:00 PM.

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Desert Hot Springs

Alleged DUI Pursuit Suspect With Manslaughter Conviction Charges with DUI, Assault, Evading Arrest

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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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Indio

Alleged Cathedral City Marijuana Dispensary Robber Misses Arraignment, In Custody for New Offenses

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A San Bernardino man, who was released on bail after he allegedly robbed a Cathedral City medical marijuana dispensary at gunpoint in late April, missed his arraignment today because he's in custody outside of the county for new alleged offenses. 

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Palm Desert

Toddler in Serious Condition after Near Drowning in Palm Desert

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A toddler is hospitalized today after nearly drowning in Palm Desert, authorities said. 

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AC Service Companies Rally To Meet Demand During Heat Wave Video included

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When it's a more than 115 degrees in the desert, there's a sight for sore eyes. The AC repair man knocking on your door. With record heat in the Coachella Valley, air conditioning service companies are working overtime. 

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Riverside County

Excessive Heat Warnings Extended After Record Day

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Temperatures in Riverside County's deserts, including the Coachella Valley, could climb past the 115-degree mark in the coming days as a heat wave grips the region.

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San Bernardino

Holcomb Fire Near Big Bear Continues to Spread, Investigators Seek Help to Establish Cause

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Firefighters are battling a wildland fire north of Baldwin Lake in the Big Bear Lake area. Reported shortly after 3:00 PM Monday, the Holcomb Fire grew quickly, and by early Tuesday morning had charred 950 acres, and was 10% contained. 

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Indio

Suspected Arrested for Circle K Robbery in Indio

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On May 26, 2017, at approximately 1:24 AM, an unknown masked male approached the front doors of the Circle K located at 80980 Madison Avenue armed with a long rifle and tried to gain access to the store.

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Riverside

Pup Rescued From Blazing Hot Car in Riverside

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A 2-month-old puppy was rescued today from of a boiling hot car in downtown Riverside, where the dog's owner had left her without water and little air, according to animal control officers.

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Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Unified School Board Member Charged With Four Felonies

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A Coachella Valley Unified School District board member is facing perjury charges for allegedly lying on candidate nomination forms in order to aid his election chances.

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Riverside County

District Reaches New Energy Peak, Encourages Conservation

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Imperial Irrigation District set a new record for peak electricity demand on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. 

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Coachella

Pedestrian Killed By Tow Truck in Coachella

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On 06/21/2017 at approximately 12:09 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a tow truck in Coachella. 

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Palm Springs

Cooling Centers Available This Summer for Palm Springs Residents

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As temperatures begin to heat up in the Coachella Valley, the City of Palm Springs would like to alert residents that five cooling centers will be offered this summer throughout Palm Springs for anyone looking to beat the heat. 

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Palm Springs Updates Residents On Vacation Rental Ordinance

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The City of Palm Springs says the new vacation rental ordinance that went into affect in April is helping. 

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Extreme Heat Causing Poor Air Quality Video included

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The triple digit heat isn't the only thing swirling in the air today. The Southern California Air Quality Management District issued a warning last week, saying the heat wave could be doing more than just making you sweat.  

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Judge Makes Coachella Gang Injunction Permanent Video included

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For years the Riverside County District Attorney's office has been trying to rid the county of street gangs through task force gang sweeps and injunctions. There are currently six gang injunctions in the county, five of them in the Coachella Valley.

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Riverside County

Flex Alert Issued Throughout The Area to Conserve Electricity

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With a heat wave gripping the region, the manager of the state's power grid issued a statewide Flex Alert that will be in effect today and Wednesday afternoons, urging residents to voluntarily conserve electricity to ease demand on the system. 

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Coachella

Coachella Breaks Ground on City's First Cannabis Cultivation Facility

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A groundbreaking will be held Thursday for what will be the first cannabis cultivation facility in the city of Coachella. 

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Thermal

Desert Mirage High School Teacher Charged in Child Sexual Exploitation Probe

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A 59-year- old Desert Mirage High School teacher is facing felony state child sexual exploitation charges for allegedly contacting a minor under the age of 14 with the intent to commit sexual and lewd offenses. 

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Palm Springs

Residents Urged to Take Extra Precautions, Conserve Energy During Heat Wave

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Coachella Valley residents were urged to take extra precautions today amid a heat wave set to take temperatures north of 120 degrees, just as Californians were being asked to conserve energy to avoid power outages. 

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Palm Springs

It's So Hot, Your Flight May be Canceled

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Blistering heat in Palm Springs and Phoenix forced American Airlines to cancel at least six flights scheduled today between the two desert cities. 

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Indio

Tips for Keeping Your Animals Safe During Hot Weather

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As temperatures continue to rise this week, the Coachella Valley Horse Rescue says keep water and shade easily available for your pets. They've spent several evenings putting ice blocks into their horses water to keep the water fairly cool.

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Palm Springs

Man Killed in Traffic Collision with Light Pole in Palm Springs Identified

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Authorities today identified a man who was killed when his car slammed into a traffic pole in Palm Springs. The crash occurred at 5:46 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of North Gene Autry Trail, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.

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Planned Power Outages Angering Residents Video included

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This is wrong, it's unconscionable, it's not acceptable," says Henry Edward about being without power during the heat wave because of a planned power outage by Southern California Edison, adding, "in an extreme index warning, it's going to be 119 degrees today, it's already 110 here at 10 o'clock."  Edward is so outraged by SCE's planned outage, he made a sign and took to the street to speak out for people like him who don't have options, 

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Riverside County

Sheriff: We're At 'Bare Bones' Level in Some Locations

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Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff told the Board of Supervisors today that without increased appropriations in the next fiscal year, staffing levels in unincorporated areas of the county will be ``down to the nubs.'' 

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Palm Springs

Charges Against Developer Outside Statute of Limitations, Say Attorneys in Corruption Case

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Attorneys for one of two developers accused of bribing former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet to curry favor for several downtown projects contend that several of the charges against him should be dismissed for falling outside the statute of limitations. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Vehicle's Gas Tank

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Saturday morning.

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Palm Springs

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In Palm Springs; In Serious Condition

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A man in his 60s is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle in Palm Springs.

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3.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes Near Idyllwild Video included

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An earthquake up Highway 74, many viewers sharing they felt it here in the Coachella Valley. The 3.5 magnitude quake struck just after 8 AM Sunday morning centered 5 miles southwest of Idyllwild. 

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Caltrans Warns Drivers Of Dangers With Excessive Heat

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The first major and dangerous heat wave is underway here in the desert. Today the California Department of Transportation issued a warning to drivers. 

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Residents Say Crashes Near Chiriaco Summit Increasing

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Another horrific crash on I-10 westbound near Chiriaco Summit left one dead Thursday morning. Indio California Highway Patrol officer Mike Radford said these accidents in the area can be prevented.  

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Find Body on Lyken Trail

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Today, at about 7:08 PM, Palm Springs Police Officers arrived on scene of a dead body on the Lyken hiking trail off of Mesquite Avenue, west of South Palm Canyon Drive.  

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Ocotillo

Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Truck's Spare Tire

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the State Route S2 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Thursday afternoon. 

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Chiriaco Summit

Los Angeles Man Identified As Big Rig Trucker Killed in Chiriaco Summit Crash

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A trucker was killed and two others suffered serious injuries Thursday in a freeway crash involving two semi-trucks in Chiriaco Summit.

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Desert Hot Springs

Homicide Victim Found in Desert Hot Springs Identified

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A man's body was found in Desert Hot Springs this morning, and the death was being investigated as a homicide, police said. 

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Banning

Winds Factor in Fatal Plane Wreck in Banning

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A combination of gusty winds and the pilots' inability to maintain control may have precipitated a fatal plane crash in Banning, according to federal investigators.

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Banning

87-Year-Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Suffered in Banning Plane Crash

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A small plane crashed Friday on a Banning roadway just south of Interstate 10, injuring the two occupants.

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Banning

Firefighters Contain 100 Acre Brush Fire in Banning

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Firefighters are battling a brush fire in Banning that has blackened about 50 acres, but no homes or other structures were immediately threatened. The fire was reported at 11:34 a.m. 

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Coachella

Coachella Woman's Body Found in Desert

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A Coachella woman was found dead in the open desert in Twentynine Palms, with her abandoned car nearby and police attempting to determine her cause of death today. 

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Riverside County

Heat Wave Across the Desert Could Push Temperatures Past 120 Degree Mark

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Temperatures across Riverside County will begin climbing today as a heat wave that could potentially push temperatures in the deserts past the 120-degree mark in the coming days hits the region.

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Former Sovereign Health Employees Speak Out

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Sovereign Health finally commented on recent FBI raids at several of its facilities, and former employees of the Palm Desert location are speaking out as well.

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Gang Raid In Desert Hot Springs Yields Ten Arrests Video included

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A round up of known gang members and their associates today in Desert Hot Springs ends with tense moments, guns drawn and ten arrests. 

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Desert Center

One Dead, Three Injured in Desert Freeway Crash

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One person is dead and two of three injured patients are being airlifted to a hospital from the scene of a freeway crash east of Desert Center, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Stay tuned with KMIR for more details.

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Desert Hot Springs

10 Arrested in Desert Hot Springs Gang Association Raids

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On Thursday, June 15, 2017, at about 6:00 AM, members of the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF), supported by local law enforcement officers, began serving a series of gang association search warrants in the city of Desert Hot Springs and surrounding area.

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Palm Desert

Sovereign Health Strikes Back at Law Enforcement Officials 'Raid'

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On Tuesday June 13, federal, state and local officials violently burst into the offices of Sovereign Health’s Culver City, Palm Desert and San Clemente facilities to serve search warrants for alleged financial and other irregularities. 

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Veterans Retire Special Flags on Flag Day

American Legion Post 519 members retired flags from across the valley and two very special flags: flags from the funeral services of fallen Palm Springs Police officers Sergeant Jose "Gil" Vega and Officer Lesley Zerebny.

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Restaurant Reinspected A Week After Health Code Violations Video included

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Inspectors gave a popular Rancho Mirage restaurant a clean bill of health today after it was shut down for a health code violation last week.

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Former Sovereign Health Patients Speak Out

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Its now been 24 hours since the FBI raided Sovereign Health, a mental health and drug rehabilitation center in Palm Desert, and a growing number of former of patients are reaching out to us. 

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Palm Springs

Suspicious Device At Palm Springs Police Department Building ``Rendered Safe''

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A cyclindrical device with protruding wires was found near the main lobby entrance to Palm Springs Police Department headquarters Wednesday, leading to a shutdown of the building until a sheriff's bomb squad team determined it was harmless.

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Desert Hot Springs

Missing Desert Hot Springs Senior Citizen Located in Good Condition

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A 74-year-old Desert Hot Springs man with dementia disappeared from his home Wednesday morning, but was found safe hours later in the desert area south of his residence, police reported.

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Palm Desert

Representative Raul Ruiz Reflects on Shooting Targeting Colleagues

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Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, said today his thoughts were with GOP colleagues targeted in a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, while practicing for an annual congressional charity baseball game. 

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Ocotillo

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Lost Man in the Desert

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents rescued a man who was lost in the desert Monday afternoon. 

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Former Sovereign Health Patient Says Company Made Empty Promises

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Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies executed search warrants at several Sovereign Health centers across Southern California. FBI agents spent the day searching the Palm Desert location for evidence in connection with alleged criminal activity.  

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Vacation Rental Enforcement By The Numbers Video included

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Nearly 200 homeowners received citations in the city of Palm Springs in the crackdown on violations of the city's vacation rental ordinance. But are other desert cities doing the same?  

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Community College Fights Hunger Video included

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A recent study showed something alarming: one in five community college students in America is food insecure, meaning they sometimes go hungry because they can't afford to buy enough food. "I actually experienced that a couple times myself, you know missing breakfast, you know you come to school didn't have any coffee," says Scott Relerford, a student ambassador at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, who volunteers and receives help from a new food program. But on this d...

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Palm Desert

Federal Agents Raid Rehab Facilities in Palm Desert, Other SoCal Cities

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The FBI has executed multiple sealed search warrants at several Sovereign Health locations, including right here in Palm Desert.  

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Palm Springs

Family of Palm Springs Landscaper Killed in Accident Seeking Funeral Funds

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The family of a Palm Springs landscaper killed when his work truck accidentally rolled over him last week began soliciting donations today to cover funeral costs. 

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Riverside County

Riverside County to Hold Public Hearing to Increase Trash Collection Fees

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Riverside County supervisors have scheduled a July 11th public hearing to consider whether to increase fees for trash collection in unincorporated communities (Thermal and Thousand Palms). 

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Says Vacation Rental Enforcement Efforts Have Been Successful

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Palm Springs new vacation rental ordinance enforcement measures have been successful since their implementation earlier this year, city officials said today. 

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Palm Desert

Lanes Near Palm Desert Pipe Break Fully Reopened to Traffic

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Traffic lanes near Portola Avenue and Hovley Lane East in Palm Desert were fully reopened to traffic today, following the completion of repairs on a pair of broken sewer pipes that released an estimated 2.4 million gallons of wastewater into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel. The June 3 pipe breaks stemmed from water overflowing from a pond at a nearby business, leading to the erosion of a dirt area and the exposure of two sewer pipes that broke, according to the Coachella Vall... More>>

Large Pack Of Stray Dogs Roam Desert Hot Springs Neighborhood Video included

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People in a Desert Hot Springs neighborhood say they're concerned after seeing a large pack of stray dogs roaming around their homes. 

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Parents Hopeful a Month After Daughter and Boyfriend Disappear Video included

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"She's not there, she's not there," says Maria Moran through tears, it's been over a month since she heard from her daughter, "I wake up in the morning expecting to see her just like we go to bed we expect to hear from her and she's not there, that's what's so difficult for us."  Details about her disappearance are baffling. Twenty-six-year-old Audrey Moran from Indio and her boyfriend, 28-yea-old Jonathan Darling Reynoso both vanished. On the evening of May... More>>

Thermal

Desert Mirage High School Teacher in Custody for Alleged Child Molestation

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A teacher at Desert Mirage High School in Thermal is in custody in Imperial County on child molestation charges.

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Fatal Crashes West of the Valley on Interstate 10

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Two people died in separate crashes on Interstate 10 west of the valley Sunday

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Desert Hot Springs Man Dies While Out of Custody, Arson Charges Dropped

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A man who was facing felony charges for allegedly setting fire to his Desert Hot Springs home while his roommate was inside the residence died while out of custody awaiting trial, prosecutors confirmed.

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Palm Desert

Senior Citizen Who Drowned in Palm Desert Swimming Pool ID'd

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The coroner identified a senior citizen who was found dead in a Palm Desert home swimming pool.

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Police Search for Missing Desert Hot Springs Man

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Police are looking for a 63-year-old man who went missing from his Desert Hot Springs home. Robert Garris last was seen at 7 a.m. 

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Splash House Brings In Late Season Visitors To Palm Springs

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Splash House 2017 is in full swing this weekend. This year's three-day long pool party festival is located at the Saguaro, the Renaissance and the Riviera hotels in Palm Springs.

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Positive Changes After School Bus Scare Video included

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This 11-year-old autistic boy woke up to a nightmare. He was left on a school bus in 2014, video only surfaced recently. He's visibly scared, confused and is heard crying and calling for help. Another bus driver found him a half hour later.  Since that traumatic day, the Coachella Valley Unified School District says they've been taking action.  Apolonio Del Toro, the new transportation director says he saw the video, "Watching the video was gut wrenching, looking... More>>

You Ask. We Investigate.® Beware Of Possible Scam Artists Calling For Money

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KMIR viewers are concerned about getting phone calls from someone impersonating a Spectrum Cable employee.  One viewer wrote to us saying,"We received two calls from people calling us from a local Palm Springs number claiming to be from Spectrum Cable. They say it in an intimidating way that they are at your house to collect a debt and if you don't pay they will take your equipment."  Related: You Ask. We Investigate.® Jefferson Street Bridge Strong... More>>

Palm Springs Considers Banning Leaf Blowers Video included

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Leaf blowers may become a thing of the past in Palm Springs and it could mean a blow to your wallet. For gardeners, the tool is invaluable. 

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Palm Springs

Marine Charged in Alleged Attempt to Bring Explosives Onto Palm Springs Flight

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A 20-year-old Marine stationed in Twentynine Palms is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to bring live military ordnance onto a plane at Palm Springs International Airport, court papers show. 

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Salton City

Border Patrol Discovers Narcotics in Vehicles Floor, Two Arrested

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Thursday afternoon. 

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Talented Cathedral City Band Heading to Australia Video included

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Students are counting the hours as school wraps up at Cathedral City High School this week, but another group of teens are counting the days until they take a trip of a lifetime in July.

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Video of Child Left on Bus in 2014 Unearthed By Employee on Leave

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An autistic child is left on a school bus in 2014, he is distraught, scared and crying. The 11-year-old is there for a half hour when finally another bus driver notices the child. At the time the Coachella Valley School District said there was no tape of the incident, but now the video has come to light. The district says the employee, who denied the tape even existed is just trying to gain from the suffering of a child.  "The transportation director was asked by ... More>>

Purse Theft At Palm Springs Walmart Video included

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Concerned viewers reached out to our newsroom about people having their belongings stolen at the Walmart in Palm Springs. 

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Rancho Mirage

Popular Buffet Restaurant Shut Down After Health Code Violations Video included

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A restaurant in Rancho Mirage was temporarily shut down Wednesday after a health code inspection revealed some serious violations. 

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Indio Hills

Tiny Car Tangles With Big Rig in Indio Hills

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California Highway Patrol responded to a call at 12:13 PM of a vehicle vs big rig collision. 

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Palm Springs

Coroner ID's Worker Fatally Struck by Truck at Palm Springs Apartment Complex

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Authorities identified a worker who was killed when a truck rolled over him while he was performing landscaping work at a Palm Springs apartment complex.

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Owners Believe Old Tire Shop Fire is Arson Video included

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Cell phone video captured flames ripping through the old tire shop in Thermal early Wednesday morning. "It was bad, yeah, it was like 20 feet up in the air flames just going," says Sean McCombs, whose grandfather owned the tire shop, that has been passed down to his mother.  The shop is in ruins: the stock of tires is now a mound of wires, the car they were working on is a burned out shell and the inside of the shop is gutted.  

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Palm Desert Neighborhood Target Of Hooligan Vandalism Video included

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An entire neighborhood in Palm Desert appears to be the target of hooligan vandalism and it's costing residents big bucks.

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Rancho Mirage

Local Restaurant Ordered To Review its Health Standards

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According to the Riverside Department of Environmental Health, an inspection took place at 9:30 AM today at Emperor Buffet in Rancho Mirage.  

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Indio

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus in East Valley

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Mosquitoes collected from traps in Mecca and Thermal tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first time in 2017 that mosquitoes in the East Valley have tested positive for the virus. The virus-positive mosquitoes were collected from two traps, one near the corner of Lincoln Street and Avenue 70 and the other near Lincoln Street and Avenue 73. The tests were conducted in the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District laboratory. District staff will post disea...

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Thermal

Flames Destroy Tire Shop in Thermal

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Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports around 1:44 AM of a tire shop on fire at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Harrison Street in Thermal. 

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Riverside County

Stolen Vehicle Suspect Eludes Law Enforcement, Located in Newport Beach

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A man who allegedly stole a car from a Palm Springs liquor store eluded authorities today following a pursuit through the city and onto Interstate 10, where law enforcement lost sight of him on the freeway near Beaumont.

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Palm Springs

Search and Rescue Crews Identify Unresponsive Male on a Trail

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According to Palm Springs Police Department, the Palm Springs Police Department Search and Rescue Teams are trying to locate a missing hiker in the area of Bogert Trail and Barona Road. 

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Vector Control Expands Search For Zika Capable Mosquito In Palm Springs Video included

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The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector control District says it's expanding its search area for a mosquito-- capable of carrying the Zika Virus in Palm Springs.

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WWII Veteran Remembers D-Day Video included

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On the anniversary of D-Day, the tears prove it. For 94-year-old Russ Snell, time has not healed all wounds.

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Palm Springs

District Attorney's Office Rules That Fatal Palm Springs Officer-Involved Shooting Was Justified

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The Riverside County District Attorney's Office said today that the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man by a Palm Springs police officer last year was legally justified.

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Repair Work, Traffic Advisory Remains in Place After Sewer Pipes Break in Palm Desert Video included

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Crews continued repair work Monday on two sewer pipes that broke in Palm Desert Saturday, releasing more than 100,000 gallons of sewage into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel.

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Mother Fights To Get Daughter Transferred After Repeated Bullying At School Video included

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A local mother tells KMIR it was a nightmare trying to get her daughter away from a bully at her elementary school.

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Coachella

Suspect in Possible Shooting Arrested After Stand-Off at Coachella Apartment

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A 57-year-old parolee suspected in a shooting was arrested at the end of a near five-hour standoff with authorities at a Coachella apartment. 

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Thousand Palms

Authorities Identify Woman Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Thousand Palms

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Authorities today identified a woman who was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Thousand Palms, where another person injured. 

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Family Asks Teens Who Took Child's Funeral Collection to Do the Right Thing Video included

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Many were angered when they saw this surveillance footage of teens walking into a Cathedral City restaurant called El Poblano, and one running out with a donation jar. The family of 11-year-old Dulce Maria Vasquez who died of brain cancer put out the jars in hopes to raise money to pay for her funeral. 

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Coachella

Reports of Possible Shots Fired in Coachella Neighborhood Video included

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An unconfirmed report of a gunshot fired near a Coachella park today led to an increased law enforcement presence in the area, where deputies were attempting to speak with a man inside a nearby home.

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Thousand Palms

One Dead in Head-On Crash in Thousand Palms

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One person was killed and another was injured in a head-on crash in Thousand Palms this afternoon.

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Coachella

Gang Member Who Allegedly Shot Deputy Captured in Mexico, Pleads Not Guilty Video included

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A documented gang member who was apprehended in Mexico a week after he allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy in Coachella is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on attempted murder and other felony charges.

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Salton City

Border Patrol Arrest Man Suspected of Smuggling Cocaine and Heroin

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling heroin and cocaine Saturday afternoon. 

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Coachella

Suspected Deputy Shooter Also Witness in Unrelated Murder Trial

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A 27-year-old gang member due in court today on charges of shooting a Coachella sheriff's deputy is also a witness in an unrelated 2014 Coachella murder, court papers show. 

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Donation Money Stolen on 11-Year-Old's Funeral Day; Support Pours in From Community Video included

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A fresh cut for a cause: to raise money for the funeral of Dulce Maria Vazquez, an 11 year-old-girl, who lost a two year battle with brain cancer.  

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Indio

Indio High School Student Inspires Financial Literacy Act Video included

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A Shadow Hills high school inspired a bill that passed the California Senate on Wednesday. High school senior Robert Ortega submitted his bill idea to Senator Jeff Stone's "It Ought to be a Law" competition, and now it has the potential to become law. 

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Thermal

Deputy Shot In Coachella Identified Video included

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Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff identified the deputy who was shot in Coachella last week at a press conference in Thermal. 

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Banning

Two Escape Death in Banning Plane Crash Video included

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Just before noon on Friday, a plane crash landed on the shoulder of the eastbound 10 Freeway in Banning. The student pilot and his 84-year-old flight instructor just missed the lanes of traffic, hitting this tree  "There were two passengers on the aircraft they both sustained moderate injuries and have been transported to a local area hospital," said Battalion Chief Mike Smith with Cal Fire Riverside County Fire Department. The plane is registered to Aero Tech Academy...

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Los Angeles

FBI Looking For Serial Bank Robber; Seeks Public's Help

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A bank robber now linked to five robberies in the past 2 weeks is being sought by the FBI and law enforcement partners with jurisdiction over the cities in which banks were robbed. The suspect, known to law enforcement as the Dual Valley Bandit since his robberies occurred in both the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, is wanted in connection with the following bank robberies U.S. Bank May 15 Burbank Wells Fargo May 15 South Pasadena Chase May 27 North Hollywood Chase May 27 ... More>>

Pool Experts Say Electrocution is Preventable Video included

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On a hot day at the pool, relaxing and having fun with family is the only thing on Jon Owens' mind. But taking a dip can be dangerous if your pool isn't properly maintained. 

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Whitewater

Brush Fire Charred 26 Acres in Whitewater

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A fire that burned for five hours Thursday in Whitewater charred 26 acres of wild land but no one was hurt, authorities said.

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Hundreds Possibly Exposed to TB at Eisenhower Video included

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The county health director and Eisenhower Medical Center's infection prevention specialist announced 500 staff and patients could have been exposed to active tuberculosis.   "We do have additional tests that go on but at this point we have no indication that they're linked they just, it's a coincidence at this point the three of them were here at the same time and no, we do not consider this an outbreak," said Barbara Cole, the public health director of the Rivers...

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Calexico

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Gang Member

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño 13” gang member near the downtown area of Calexico Wednesday morning after he crossed illegally into the U.S. 

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Ocotillo

Border Patrol Seize Methamphetamine near Ocotillo

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Station, assigned to the State Route S2 immigration checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of drug smuggling Wednesday afternoon.

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Whitewater

Body Found on Hiking Trail Identified by Coroner's

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department received a call at 10:10 AM to Mission Creek Road and Highway 62 in Whitewater. 

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Jefferson Street Bridge Stronger for Earthquakes Video included

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If you've driven past the Jefferson Street Interchange on I-10 in the last two years, you've probably noticed lots of construction.  A viewer wrote to us saying, "Is the new Jefferson Street bridge stronger for earthquakes?" Joseph Smith, the Resident Engineer of the project has an answer for that. 

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Officers on Alert After Gang Threat Video included

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 The L.A. County Sheriff's Department issued a bulletin alerting Southern California law enforcement agencies about a threat their homicide bureau uncovered during an investigation on a shooting involving one of their deputies. The LASD says the threat was issued by criminal street gangs to on duty law enforcement officers but didn't specify which gang or which agency but warned all officers to be vigilant and alert in their surroundings. Sergeant Dan Marshall with the Indio Pol...

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Palm Desert

Four Shocked in Palm Desert Hotel Pool

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CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of people who were electrocuted while swimming in the Chuckawalla Pool at the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort, located at the 9000 block of Shadow Ridge Road in Palm Desert. 

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Palm Springs

Marijuana Grow Operation Ignites Fire in Palm Springs Home

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Palm Springs Fire Department responded to a call at 10:06 AM to a possible structure fire in the 900 block of Mira Grande in the Mountain Gate Community.  On scene, units located a small area of the attic involved in fire that was quickly extinguished. A commercial marijuana operation was discovered inside the residence. The fire cause was determined to be the result of non-permitted electrical work that the occupant installed to power the grow lights. The Palm Springs Fire Mar...

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Desert Hot Springs

Deadly Desert Hot Springs Shootings That Occurred Within Days May Be Connected

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The slayings of two men days apart on the same Desert Hot Springs street are believed to be connected, with the second killing apparently carried out in retaliation for the first, court documents show. 

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Kids Take Part in Earthquake Drill While Learning About Medical Careers

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The kids participating are getting painted on injuries, even getting wet in the decontamination tent but they're also learning valuable lessons for when they get to high school and college for their future careers. From doctors to security personnel, police and firefighters, each profession works together when natural disasters strike. "To see how the community works together from in the field into the hospital setting," said Linda Evans with JFK Memorial Hospital. The fo...

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Coachella

Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against Fugitive Who Allegedly Shot Sheriff's Deputy

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Attempted murder and other charges have been filed against an at-large documented gang member who allegedly shot a Riverside County sheriff's deputy last week in Coachella, court papers obtained today show.

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Search Continues for Coachella Gang Member Suspected of Shooting Deputy Video included

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The search continues for a known gang member accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy in Coachella last week.

Officers won't say if the deputy is still in the hospital, but he is said to be in fine spirits.

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Children Left In Cars is Deadly Video included

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The statistics are staggering: nearly 40 children die of heat related injuries every year from being left inside a car. Nine this year so far this year. Other than traffic accidents, heat stroke is the leading cause of death for children in cars.  While it doesn't take extreme conditions for a car to turn deadly for a child, now that it's hot in the desert, the Indio Police Department wants to get the word out about these preventable deaths.  "We're just praying t...

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Police Continue Search For Suspect After Deadly La Quinta Crash Video included

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The search continues for a man who left his passenger for dead after a crash in La Quinta on Memorial Day. People who work in the area said had it not been for Memorial Day.

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