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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Drivers Spinning Donuts on Indio Road

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INDIO -- A business owner in Indio says some drivers are making their cul-de-sac a race track as they're spinning donuts in the street.  His surveillance cameras caught it all on tape Thursday night, and he contacted us Friday. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Jewelry Store Dilemma

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

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Are You Getting What You're Paying for at the Pump?

Many of us have wondered if we are being overcharged at the gas pump. One viewer emailed to ask ... YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ®  More>>

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

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

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Safety on Highway 74

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Coachella Valley Women Targets of Cyber-Harassment

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

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

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

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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You Ask. We Investigate.® Blocking Robocalls

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Utility Bill Scam

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PALM SPRINGS - A local business owner says he was scammed out of hundreds of dollars by someone who called his business posing as a Southern California Edison employee. The Palm Springs Police Department and SCE warn people not to fall for this scam, that involves high pressure tactics. The scam involves pre-paid Money Pak Green Dot cards to the transfer money, this form of payment is difficult to trace, which is why police say it's preferred by criminals.  More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Garbage Collection Bill

PALM SPRINGS -  A change in the description of a statement from a disposal service prompted a Palm Springs resident to question his service ... YOU ASK, WE INVESTIGATE: garbage collection bill.  More>>

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  • EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Burnt Home to be Demolished

    EYESORE NEXT DOOR: Burnt Home to be Demolished

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

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

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

    Burned Timeshare

    A private property in Indio that burned in 2007 used to a be a timeshare, and once it belonged to famous aviator Jacqueline Cochran. Many residents want to know why it's still not cleaned up.
    A private property in Indio that burned in 2007 used to a be a timeshare, and once it belonged to famous aviator Jacqueline Cochran. Many residents want to know why it's still not cleaned up.
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  • Rare Haboob Passes Through Coachella Valley

    Rare Haboob Passes Through Coachella Valley

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:04:08 GMT
    A haboob, an intense dust storm, started in La Quinta and has since rolled through the entire Coachella Valley. We have received several photos from viewers, including this one near Vista Santa Rosa from Bernabe Aceves.
    A haboob, an intense dust storm, started in La Quinta and has since rolled through the entire Coachella Valley. We have received several photos from viewers, including this one near Vista Santa Rosa from Bernabe Aceves.
  • Trial Date Set for Woman who Severed Husband's Penis

    Trial Date Set for Woman who Severed Husband's Penis

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:30:31 GMT
    An Oct. 10 trial date was set today for a Palm Springs woman accused of trying to cut off her husband's penis with heavy-duty scissors. Virginia Valdez, 72, is facing one count each of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and assault with a deadly weapon for the alleged Dec. 3, 2011 attack on her then-62-year-old husband at the couple's home.Riverside County District Attorney's Office spokesman John Hall said she could get up to nine years in prison if convicted. According to a police arres...
    An Oct. 10 trial date was set today for a Palm Springs woman accused of trying to cut off her husband's penis with heavy-duty scissors. Virginia Valdez, 72, is facing one count each of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and assault with a deadly weapon for the alleged Dec. 3, 2011 attack on her then-62-year-old husband at the couple's home.Riverside County District Attorney's Office spokesman John Hall said she could get up to nine years in prison if convicted. According to a police arres...
  • Odor Advisory Issued

    Odor Advisory Issued

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:51:22 GMT
    The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory for the Coachella Valley for the second consecutive day today because of elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs. .
    The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an odor advisory for the Coachella Valley for the second consecutive day today because of elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs. .
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