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You Ask. We Investigate.® Dog Attack in Palm Desert

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PALM DESERT - A dog attack in a Palm Desert neighborhood led to a hearing at the City with animal control and the injured dog's owners, Peter and Jana Koroczynsky. The Koroczynsky's nine-year-old terrier mix, Oscar, suffered back injuries and bruising on August 13 outside their neighborhood. More>>

YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Hotel Gig Gone Wrong

Members of a band hired to play at a local hotel say their room was broken into and have yet to receive an apology. After we spoke with management at the Riviera Resort and Spa they say they will take care of the matter.  More>>

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. ® 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. ® 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. ® : 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.® 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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  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Family Fights to Save Non Profit That Saved Them

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Family Fights to Save Non Profit That Saved Them

    The Loza family wants to know why "Mourning Star", a non profit support counseling group who helps families deal with death, is closing its doors. They hope someone will step up and help fund the group who helps thousands, including area schools, after tragedies. YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ®
    The Loza family wants to know why "Mourning Star", a non profit support counseling group who helps families deal with death, is closing its doors. They hope someone will step up and help fund the group who helps thousands, including area schools, after tragedies. YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ®
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Save A Pet Will Close Their Doors

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Save A Pet Will Close Their Doors

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:54:49 GMT
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- A no-kill animal shelter in Desert Hot Springs will soon close their doors. Save A Pet is one of the largest shelters in the valley. The dogs at save a pet are being moved to a new home in North Palm Springs.
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- A no-kill animal shelter in Desert Hot Springs will soon close their doors. Save A Pet is one of the largest shelters in the valley. The dogs at save a pet are being moved to a new home in North Palm Springs.
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Fly Infestation In Community Surrounding Watermelon Field

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Fly Infestation In Community Surrounding Watermelon Field

    An Indio resident wants to know what is being done about the fly infestation near a watermelon field. You Ask. We Investigate.®.
    An Indio resident wants to know what is being done about the fly infestation near a watermelon field. You Ask. We Investigate.®.
  • 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. 
  • Former Employees of a Local Security Company Demand Paychecks

    Former Employees of a Local Security Company Demand Paychecks

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-01 23:48:09 GMT
    LA QUINTA - At least three former employees of Serna and Associates Security Services, a small security company in La Quinta, claim they haven't been paid since January when they worked at the Rose Bowl Parade.
    LA QUINTA - At least three former employees of Serna and Associates Security Services, a small security company in La Quinta, claim they haven't been paid since January when they worked at the Rose Bowl Parade.
  • Shipped and Shattered -- Priceless Heirloom Crystal

    Shipped and Shattered -- Priceless Heirloom Crystal

    PALM DESERT - 92-year-old Geraldine Karlan says she's heartbroken after Fed Ex shattered her priceless, heirloom crystal, that's been in her family for generations. 
    PALM DESERT - 92-year-old Geraldine Karlan says she's heartbroken after Fed Ex shattered her priceless, heirloom crystal, that's been in her family for generations. 
  • COD Could Use Eminent Domain to Buy Mall

    COD Could Use Eminent Domain to Buy Mall

    A little more than a month ago, we investigated why it was taking so long to see any movement on the plans to build a West Valley Campus in Palm Springs.
    A little more than a month ago, we investigated why it was taking so long to see any movement on the plans to build a West Valley Campus in Palm Springs.
  • Co-op Senior Living's Complaints

    Co-op Senior Living's Complaints

     PALM SPRINGS - KMIR received several complaints about the strict policy at the Vista Serena Co-op and a non-working toilet in one residence. You ask. We investigate.
     PALM SPRINGS - KMIR received several complaints about the strict policy at the Vista Serena Co-op and a non-working toilet in one residence. You ask. We investigate.
  • Owners Ticketed for Dogs in Parks

    Owners Ticketed for Dogs in Parks

     PALM SPRINGS -- A Palm Springs resident stops at a Palm Springs park to use a water fountain, and gets a ticket for having her dog in the park.ang
     PALM SPRINGS -- A Palm Springs resident stops at a Palm Springs park to use a water fountain, and gets a ticket for having her dog in the park.ang
  • What's That Noise?

    What's That Noise?

    A lot more noise near the railroad tracks in Indio has some people wondering what all the commotion is about.
    A lot more noise near the railroad tracks in Indio has some people wondering what all the commotion is about.
  • COD Western Valley Campus Delayed?

    COD Western Valley Campus Delayed?

    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.

    Reuben wrote and asked us, "What is the status of COD West Valley Campus? COD opened the new Indio campus on Monday 02/24

    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.

    Reuben wrote and asked us, "What is the status of COD West Valley Campus? COD opened the new Indio campus on Monday 02/24

  • Outstanding College Tuition Bill

    Outstanding College Tuition Bill

  • COD Western Valley Campus Delayed

    COD Western Valley Campus Delayed

    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.
    There are questions about the College of the Desert expansion into the east valley, while many at the western end say they're still waiting.
  • Home Occupied by Alleged Squatters

    Home Occupied by Alleged Squatters

  • The Noisy Business Next Door?

    The Noisy Business Next Door?

     A couple buys their ideal retirement home only to come home from their relaxing vacation to new neighbors who are running a commercial business.
     A couple buys their ideal retirement home only to come home from their relaxing vacation to new neighbors who are running a commercial business.
  • Bump and Grind Emergency Response

    Bump and Grind Emergency Response

    A closer look at the speed of rescue at the Bump and Grind Trail.  

    A closer look at the speed of rescue at the Bump and Grind Trail.  


  • Microsoft Tech Support Scam

    Microsoft Tech Support Scam

    A scam is popping back up in the valley that could ruin your computer and empty your wallet.
    A scam is popping back up in the valley that could ruin your computer and empty your wallet.
  • Jaywalking in the Valley

    Jaywalking in the Valley

    Between Tahquitz Canyon Way and Amado Road on Palm Canyon Drive, you might catch someone crossing the street illegally.
    Between Tahquitz Canyon Way and Amado Road on Palm Canyon Drive, you might catch someone crossing the street illegally.
  • Loan Scams

    Loan Scams

    Shawna Espinoza said she was scammed by someone claiming to be part of a reputable lender company, CashNetUSA, and she explained what the man said over the phone. 
    Shawna Espinoza said she was scammed by someone claiming to be part of a reputable lender company, CashNetUSA, and she explained what the man said over the phone. 
  • Sewage Service Overchage

    Sewage Service Overchage

    A utility overcharge in a home in Indio spurs frustration from its owner.
    A utility overcharge in a home in Indio spurs frustration from its owner.
  • Local Woman VS. HOA

    Local Woman VS. HOA

    When it comes to water damage to your home, who's responsible for the repairs? This can get muddy when it comes to insurance claims and homeowner association.
    When it comes to water damage to your home, who's responsible for the repairs? This can get muddy when it comes to insurance claims and homeowner association.
  • Health Insurance Problems

    Health Insurance Problems

  • Cell Phone Reception Problems

    Cell Phone Reception Problems

    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has installed a new state-of-the-art digital communication system at its Indio offices.
    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has installed a new state-of-the-art digital communication system at its Indio offices.
  • Long Walk to School

    Long Walk to School

    A concerned parent has reached out to us because she is worried about her children's safety as they cross busy intersections to reach their school. 
    A concerned parent has reached out to us because she is worried about her children's safety as they cross busy intersections to reach their school. 
  • Mysterious Ornaments

    Mysterious Ornaments

    In the middle of the desert, holiday ornaments are mysteriously popping up every day.
    In the middle of the desert, holiday ornaments are mysteriously popping up every day.
  • Road Safety Near Elementary School

    Road Safety Near Elementary School

    For several hours this morning, the traffic lights at the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail turned into a four-way stop. 
    For several hours this morning, the traffic lights at the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail turned into a four-way stop. 
  • Project to Improve Busy Interchange Off I-10

    Project to Improve Busy Interchange Off I-10

    A new project is expected to improve traffic flow on the Jefferson and Indio Boulevard exits on Interstate 10.
    A new project is expected to improve traffic flow on the Jefferson and Indio Boulevard exits on Interstate 10.
  • Closure of Local Indoor Kart Racing

    Closure of Local Indoor Kart Racing

    Since its opening in April, Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing on Date Palm Drive has attracted a lot of customers, but this weekend, it left a lot of customers unhappy.
    Since its opening in April, Xceleration Indoor Kart Racing on Date Palm Drive has attracted a lot of customers, but this weekend, it left a lot of customers unhappy.
  • Rest Stops Closed Off the I-10

    Rest Stops Closed Off the I-10

    After several hours traveling on the freeway, you might be looking forward to seeing a rest stop ahead, but when the rest area is closed, you have no option but to wait until the nearest exit.
    After several hours traveling on the freeway, you might be looking forward to seeing a rest stop ahead, but when the rest area is closed, you have no option but to wait until the nearest exit.
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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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  • Two Killed in Palm Springs Crash

    Two Killed in Palm Springs Crash

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:51:50 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- Two people are dead after a car crashed into a pole early Sunday morning in Palm Springs.
    PALM SPRINGS -- Two people are dead after a car crashed into a pole early Sunday morning in Palm Springs.
  • More Customers Come Forward About 'Missing' Jewelry

    More Customers Come Forward About 'Missing' Jewelry

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:48:07 GMT
    INDIAN WELLS - More customers from Jay's Manufacturing Jewelers are coming forward about their missing possessions."We're talking about $11,000 worth of jewelry. I want it back, that's all I want. I just want my jewelry back," says Jerome Anifson of Thousand Palms. 
    INDIAN WELLS - More customers from Jay's Manufacturing Jewelers are coming forward about their missing possessions."We're talking about $11,000 worth of jewelry. I want it back, that's all I want. I just want my jewelry back," says Jerome Anifson of Thousand Palms. 
  • Two Firefighters Injured Battling Corona Wildfire

    Two Firefighters Injured Battling Corona Wildfire

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:38:29 GMT
    Two firefighters were injured and several structures damaged or destroyed today in a brush fire east of Corona. The Hillside Fire was reported around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Hillside Street and Quebec Avenue, in the unincorporated community of El Cerrito, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
    Two firefighters were injured and several structures damaged or destroyed today in a brush fire east of Corona. The Hillside Fire was reported around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Hillside Street and Quebec Avenue, in the unincorporated community of El Cerrito, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.
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