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

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

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:24:41 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Animal Shelter Worried about Stolen Pit Bull Puppy

    Animal Shelter Worried about Stolen Pit Bull Puppy

    The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is asking for the public's help in finding a three-month-old Pit Bull puppy that was stolen on Friday, August 22. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Palm Springs Police Department at (760) 323-8116.
    The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is asking for the public's help in finding a three-month-old Pit Bull puppy that was stolen on Friday, August 22. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Palm Springs Police Department at (760) 323-8116.
  • Police Seeking Public Help in Wheelchair Hit & Run

    Police Seeking Public Help in Wheelchair Hit & Run

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:21:29 GMT
    Palm Springs police sought a hit-and-run driver who left a man in a wheelchair injured today.  Police dispatched on a report of an injured man on East Road Road at Paseo Dorotea about 5:40 a.m. found the 53-year-old victim was with a possible head injury, Palm Springs police say.
    Palm Springs police sought a hit-and-run driver who left a man in a wheelchair injured today.  Police dispatched on a report of an injured man on East Road Road at Paseo Dorotea about 5:40 a.m. found the 53-year-old victim was with a possible head injury, Palm Springs police say.
  • Trial Date Set For Cat City Mayor on Felony Embezzlement Charges

    Trial Date Set For Cat City Mayor on Felony Embezzlement Charges

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:00:06 GMT
    A judge today denied a defense motion to overturn a grand jury indictment charging a Cathedral City councilman with embezzling funds from an employee loan program.  Riverside County Superior Court Judge Charles Stafford scheduled a Sept.15 trial date for Cathedral City Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frederick Vasquez.
    A judge today denied a defense motion to overturn a grand jury indictment charging a Cathedral City councilman with embezzling funds from an employee loan program.  Riverside County Superior Court Judge Charles Stafford scheduled a Sept.15 trial date for Cathedral City Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frederick Vasquez.
  • Local Charity Benefits From Make a Difference Day

    Local Charity Benefits From Make a Difference Day

    The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is the charity that is going to benefit from our practice walk this Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City.  The walk is free but please bring school supplies to help our friends at the Boys and Girls Club.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is the charity that is going to benefit from our practice walk this Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City.  The walk is free but please bring school supplies to help our friends at the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Jessup Auto Plaza Sponsors Make a Difference Day

    Jessup Auto Plaza Sponsors Make a Difference Day

    Jessup Auto Plaza is a proud sponsor of the United Way of the Desert and Make a Difference Day.  Join us for our practice walk this Saturday at Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City at 7 a.m. 
    Jessup Auto Plaza is a proud sponsor of the United Way of the Desert and Make a Difference Day.  Join us for our practice walk this Saturday at Dennis Keat Soccer Park in Cathedral City at 7 a.m. 
  • Labor Day Getaway: The Living Desert

    Labor Day Getaway: The Living Desert

    Looking for something fun to do for the entire family this weekend?  Look no further than The Living Desert!  You get to meet and pet some baby animals, enjoy half-off carousel rides, and more!  Click here for more info!
    Looking for something fun to do for the entire family this weekend?  Look no further than The Living Desert!  You get to meet and pet some baby animals, enjoy half-off carousel rides, and more!  Click here for more info!
  • Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Death of 77-Year-Old Man

    Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Death of 77-Year-Old Man

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:39:39 GMT
    James Adam Webb has been arrested for stabbing to death a 77-year-old man in Yucca Valley. Detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff's Homicide Division took Webb into custody Tuesday. 
    James Adam Webb has been arrested for stabbing to death a 77-year-old man in Yucca Valley. Detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff's Homicide Division took Webb into custody Tuesday. 
  • Eisenhower Plans Events for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    Eisenhower Plans Events for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:45:12 GMT
    The Eisenhower Medical Center's 8th annual Arnold Palmer Prostate Center Symposium on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease will start Sept. 8 and run through the end of the month. Free lectures will be given at Eisenhower's Lucy Curci Cancer Center, and a special meeting of the hospital's Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will be held at the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs, Eisenhower spokeswoman Lee Rice said.September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness ...
    The Eisenhower Medical Center's 8th annual Arnold Palmer Prostate Center Symposium on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease will start Sept. 8 and run through the end of the month. Free lectures will be given at Eisenhower's Lucy Curci Cancer Center, and a special meeting of the hospital's Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group will be held at the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs, Eisenhower spokeswoman Lee Rice said.September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness ...
  • SCAM ALERT: Calls to Cabazon Residents

    SCAM ALERT: Calls to Cabazon Residents

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:27:53 GMT
    Authorities today warned the public about a recent spate of scam calls by people posing as law enforcement or utility company.  The calls are specifically targeting residents in the Cabaon area. Cops say the caller claims to be in law enforcement or with the court system, telling the victim there is a warrant for failing to appear for jury duty. 
    Authorities today warned the public about a recent spate of scam calls by people posing as law enforcement or utility company.  The calls are specifically targeting residents in the Cabaon area. Cops say the caller claims to be in law enforcement or with the court system, telling the victim there is a warrant for failing to appear for jury duty. 
  • Man Crashes into Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City

    Man Crashes into Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:48:57 GMT
    Authorities say David Montes De Oca led them on a high speed chase Monday and then crashed into a Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City.Authorities say they tried to pull over De Oca because he was speeding. That's when he led them on a chase of speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.CHP performed a pit maneuver, causing him to slam into the Domino's Pizza on Date Palm Drive and Ramon Road.De Oca is facing charges including felony evading and DUI.
    Authorities say David Montes De Oca led them on a high speed chase Monday and then crashed into a Domino's Pizza in Cathedral City.Authorities say they tried to pull over De Oca because he was speeding. That's when he led them on a chase of speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.CHP performed a pit maneuver, causing him to slam into the Domino's Pizza on Date Palm Drive and Ramon Road.De Oca is facing charges including felony evading and DUI.
  • Labor Day Getaway: Win Concert Tickets to See Brian Wilson

    Labor Day Getaway: Win Concert Tickets to See Brian Wilson

    Want a little staycation this coming Labor Day weekend?  How about visiting Fantasy Springs Resort Casino where you can see Brian Wilson and Al Jardine!  Click here for more info and to buy tickets, and here to enter our contest.  
    Want a little staycation this coming Labor Day weekend?  How about visiting Fantasy Springs Resort Casino where you can see Brian Wilson and Al Jardine!  Click here for more info and to buy tickets, and here to enter our contest.  
  • Free Admission Today to Joshua Tree National Park

    Free Admission Today to Joshua Tree National Park

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:32:16 GMT
    Joshua Tree National Park is offeringall visitors free admission today to celebrate the National Park Service's 98th birthday.  Several trails -- Cottonwood Spring, Lost Palms, Mastodon Peak andCottonwood Wash -- are currently closed for safety reasons, and travelers should expect construction delays on Pinto Basin Road through the Cottonwood area, according to the park's website.
    Joshua Tree National Park is offeringall visitors free admission today to celebrate the National Park Service's 98th birthday.  Several trails -- Cottonwood Spring, Lost Palms, Mastodon Peak andCottonwood Wash -- are currently closed for safety reasons, and travelers should expect construction delays on Pinto Basin Road through the Cottonwood area, according to the park's website.
  • Labor Day Getaway: Discounts for Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Labor Day Getaway: Discounts for Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Save money on Desert Adventures Eco-Tours!  Click here to find out more!
    Save money on Desert Adventures Eco-Tours!  Click here to find out more!
  • Labor Day Getaway: Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Labor Day Getaway: Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

    Bob Schneider, owner of Desert Adventures Eco-Tours, gives us insight on his company and why it's a great idea for families to do this Labor Day Weekend.  Click here for more info.
    Bob Schneider, owner of Desert Adventures Eco-Tours, gives us insight on his company and why it's a great idea for families to do this Labor Day Weekend.  Click here for more info.
  • Save A Pet Location to Become Cat Shelter

    Save A Pet Location to Become Cat Shelter

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:03:41 GMT
    The former site of the Save A Pet shelter in Desert Hot Springs will become a cat shelter called "Kitty Land", said Save A Pet Former Executive Director Ann Woods.  
    The former site of the Save A Pet shelter in Desert Hot Springs will become a cat shelter called "Kitty Land", said Save A Pet Former Executive Director Ann Woods.  
  • A War Photojournalist's Life

    A War Photojournalist's Life

    David Honl, a war photojournalist whose work has been seen in publications worldwide, has been to Iraq more than a dozen times and is returning in a few days. He shares what it's like to work in the region and why he risks his life to photograph its people.
    David Honl, a war photojournalist whose work has been seen in publications worldwide, has been to Iraq more than a dozen times and is returning in a few days. He shares what it's like to work in the region and why he risks his life to photograph its people.
  • State of Emergency after Earthquake in Napa Valley

    State of Emergency after Earthquake in Napa Valley

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:04:05 GMT
    NAPA VALLEY -- More than 100 people are hurt, homes are destroyed and a state of emergency was declared in California after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Napa Valley area around 3:30 Sunday morning.
    NAPA VALLEY -- More than 100 people are hurt, homes are destroyed and a state of emergency was declared in California after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Napa Valley area around 3:30 Sunday morning.
  • Fatal Crash Closes Highway 62

    Fatal Crash Closes Highway 62

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:03:03 GMT
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- One person was killed, and another person suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS -- One person was killed, and another person suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.
  • Tram Road Warm-up Walk in Desert Hot Springs

    Tram Road Warm-up Walk in Desert Hot Springs

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:01:08 GMT
    It's that time of year again.  Time to get your legs moving, and prepped for the Tram Road Challenge which takes place in October.
    It's that time of year again.  Time to get your legs moving, and prepped for the Tram Road Challenge which takes place in October.
  • Summer Tourism Heats Up in the Valley

    Summer Tourism Heats Up in the Valley

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:22:11 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- Even with the desert heat, summer tourism is on the rise in the Coachella Valley.  Several local business owners talked about the increase in tourism compared to years past.
    PALM SPRINGS -- Even with the desert heat, summer tourism is on the rise in the Coachella Valley.  Several local business owners talked about the increase in tourism compared to years past.
  • Suspect Arrested after Standoff in Palm Springs

    Suspect Arrested after Standoff in Palm Springs

    Saturday, August 23 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-23 22:41:06 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- A 24-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a Walmart at gunpoint, and then barricading himself in a Palm Springs home.
    PALM SPRINGS -- A 24-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a Walmart at gunpoint, and then barricading himself in a Palm Springs home.
  • Friends React to Military Wife's Body Found

    Friends React to Military Wife's Body Found

    Erin Corwin's friends who would spent time with her at a rescue horse ranch in Yucca Valley react to her body being found after being missing for nearly two months. 
    Erin Corwin's friends who would spent time with her at a rescue horse ranch in Yucca Valley react to her body being found after being missing for nearly two months. 
  • 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.
  • 2014 Make a Difference Day -- First Walk Saturday

    2014 Make a Difference Day -- First Walk Saturday

    KMIR and KPSE are teaming up with the Desert Sun once again for the 2014 Make a Difference Day!  The first practice walk (it's free!) will be this Saturday, August 23rd, at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs.  Click here for more info.
    KMIR and KPSE are teaming up with the Desert Sun once again for the 2014 Make a Difference Day!  The first practice walk (it's free!) will be this Saturday, August 23rd, at Mission Springs Park in Desert Hot Springs.  Click here for more info.
  • Joshua Tree National Park Offering Free Admission Monday

    Joshua Tree National Park Offering Free Admission Monday

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:11:01 GMT
    Joshua Tree National Park will offer all visitors free admission Monday to celebrate the National Park Service's 98th birthday. Several trails -- Cottonwood Spring, Lost Palms, Mastodon Peak and Cottonwood Wash 
    Joshua Tree National Park will offer all visitors free admission Monday to celebrate the National Park Service's 98th birthday. Several trails -- Cottonwood Spring, Lost Palms, Mastodon Peak and Cottonwood Wash 
  • DUI & LIcense Checkpoints Planned in La Quinta & Rancho Mirage

    DUI & LIcense Checkpoints Planned in La Quinta & Rancho Mirage

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:31:44 GMT
    Sheriff's deputies in Rancho Mirage will be looking for intoxicated drivers and license scofflaws today and over the weekend.  From 7 p.m. today to 3 a.m. Saturday, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department will deploy DUI saturation patrols around the city. And from 8 p.m.Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, deputies will operate a DUI and driver's license checkpoint at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in the city.
    Sheriff's deputies in Rancho Mirage will be looking for intoxicated drivers and license scofflaws today and over the weekend.  From 7 p.m. today to 3 a.m. Saturday, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department will deploy DUI saturation patrols around the city. And from 8 p.m.Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, deputies will operate a DUI and driver's license checkpoint at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in the city.
  • Lightning Strike Caught On Video

    Lightning Strike Caught On Video

    A KMIR viewer, and regular visitor of Palm Desert, David Garcia was at the right place at the perfect time. He captured a lightning strike hit a power pole. Garcia, a firefighter paramedic on a mini vacation with his family, stepped out on his balcony when he and his children noticed the rain storm hoping to capture some lightning. Garcia says it's the first time he uses the video camera on his iPad. Beginners luck? We're grateful he sent KMIR his amazing video. 
    A KMIR viewer, and regular visitor of Palm Desert, David Garcia was at the right place at the perfect time. He captured a lightning strike hit a power pole. Garcia, a firefighter paramedic on a mini vacation with his family, stepped out on his balcony when he and his children noticed the rain storm hoping to capture some lightning. Garcia says it's the first time he uses the video camera on his iPad. Beginners luck? We're grateful he sent KMIR his amazing video. 
  • Rancho Mirage DUI Crackdown this Weekend

    Rancho Mirage DUI Crackdown this Weekend

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:38:01 GMT
    Sheriff's deputies in Rancho Mirage will be looking for intoxicated drivers and license scofflaws over the next few days. From 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department will deploy DUI saturation patrols 
    Sheriff's deputies in Rancho Mirage will be looking for intoxicated drivers and license scofflaws over the next few days. From 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department will deploy DUI saturation patrols 
  • Toddler Saved from Drowning

    Toddler Saved from Drowning

     PALM DESERT - A Three year old child was saved from drowning when off-duty firefighters rescued the unconscious toddler from a pool at the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort on Wednesday.

     PALM DESERT - A Three year old child was saved from drowning when off-duty firefighters rescued the unconscious toddler from a pool at the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort on Wednesday.

  • How to Play Chapman Stick

    How to Play Chapman Stick

    It's a super-rare musical instrument called the Chapman stick.  How do you play it?  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, gives us a few notes.
    It's a super-rare musical instrument called the Chapman stick.  How do you play it?  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, gives us a few notes.
  • Unusual Musical Instrument

    Unusual Musical Instrument

    It's called the Chapman stick -- a super rare musical instrument that's part guitar,piano,bass -- a miracle musical instrument of some sort.  There's only 7,000 of this sold worldwide and progressive artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel have used the Chapman stick.  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, explains.
    It's called the Chapman stick -- a super rare musical instrument that's part guitar,piano,bass -- a miracle musical instrument of some sort.  There's only 7,000 of this sold worldwide and progressive artists like Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel have used the Chapman stick.  Rancho Mirage resident and Chapman stick musical artist, Michael Kollwitz, explains.
  • Helene Gailen Performing Arts Center

    Helene Gailen Performing Arts Center

    Rancho Mirage High School students are learning the intricacies of performing arts at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center.  For more info, click here.
    Rancho Mirage High School students are learning the intricacies of performing arts at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center.  For more info, click here.
  • Arts in Education

    Arts in Education

    What Rancho Mirage High School is doing to help students learn the value of arts in education.
    What Rancho Mirage High School is doing to help students learn the value of arts in education.
  • Severe Weather Hits Riverside County

    Severe Weather Hits Riverside County

    Most of Riverside County was under a severe weather warning. The California Highway Patrol says severe weather was to blame for several accidents in the Valley and advise people to take their time getting to their destination and above all slow down. 
    Most of Riverside County was under a severe weather warning. The California Highway Patrol says severe weather was to blame for several accidents in the Valley and advise people to take their time getting to their destination and above all slow down. 
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Jewelry Store Dilemma

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Jewelry Store Dilemma

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:21:37 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Haz Mat Scare Found to be Green Dye

    Haz Mat Scare Found to be Green Dye

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:14:54 GMT
    A hazardous material investigation near Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs has been determined to be water condensation with green dye. Palm Springs police and firefighters responded to the incident at Indian Canyon Drive around noon today. 

     

    A hazardous material investigation near Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs has been determined to be water condensation with green dye. Palm Springs police and firefighters responded to the incident at Indian Canyon Drive around noon today. 
     
  • Film Schedule Announced for Cinema Diverse

    Film Schedule Announced for Cinema Diverse

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:59:54 GMT
    The schedule has been released and All Access Passes are now on sale for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which opens on Thursday, September 18th and runs through Sunday, September 21st.
    The schedule has been released and All Access Passes are now on sale for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which opens on Thursday, September 18th and runs through Sunday, September 21st.
  • 2014 Tram Road Challenge Warm-Up Walks Kick Off This Weekend

    2014 Tram Road Challenge Warm-Up Walks Kick Off This Weekend

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:05:07 GMT
    The 2014 Tram Road Challenge, as part of national Make A Difference Day is coming Saturday, October 25th.  In preparation, a series of 9 warm-up walks will be held in 9 different desert cities each Saturday morning leading up to the Tram Road Challenge.  KMIR is a proud sponsor of the Tram Road Challenge.
    The 2014 Tram Road Challenge, as part of national Make A Difference Day is coming Saturday, October 25th.  In preparation, a series of 9 warm-up walks will be held in 9 different desert cities each Saturday morning leading up to the Tram Road Challenge.  KMIR is a proud sponsor of the Tram Road Challenge.
  • Charges Filed Against Man Accused of McDonald's Threat

    Charges Filed Against Man Accused of McDonald's Threat

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:06:44 GMT
    A man who allegedly threatened to blow up a Riverside restaurant and rammed several cars waiting in the drive-thru before leading police on a chase through the city was charged today with multiple felonies. Hunter Dale Rolfe, 24, of Seattle, Washington, was arrested last week after the alleged crime series that began outside McDonald's at 5010 Van Buren Blvd. 
    A man who allegedly threatened to blow up a Riverside restaurant and rammed several cars waiting in the drive-thru before leading police on a chase through the city was charged today with multiple felonies. Hunter Dale Rolfe, 24, of Seattle, Washington, was arrested last week after the alleged crime series that began outside McDonald's at 5010 Van Buren Blvd. 
  • Corwin's Alleged Killer Appears in Court

    Corwin's Alleged Killer Appears in Court

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:21:13 GMT
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former marine Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, did not not waive his extradition rights during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon. He will remain in Anchorage until his identity hearing; it could be up to six weeks or longer before he is brought back to California. Lee has been charged with murder for 19-year-old Erin Corwin's death by the San Bernardino County District Attorney.
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Former marine Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, did not not waive his extradition rights during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon. He will remain in Anchorage until his identity hearing; it could be up to six weeks or longer before he is brought back to California. Lee has been charged with murder for 19-year-old Erin Corwin's death by the San Bernardino County District Attorney.
  • Blood Drive Planned to Support Desi Cechin

    Blood Drive Planned to Support Desi Cechin

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:55:42 GMT
    LifeStream is holding a blood drive in La Quinta next week to support a 5-year-old Indio girl battling late-stage cancer. Desirae Cechin, who goes by Desi, was diagnosed in April with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system.
    LifeStream is holding a blood drive in La Quinta next week to support a 5-year-old Indio girl battling late-stage cancer. Desirae Cechin, who goes by Desi, was diagnosed in April with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system.
  • Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thalia Hayden and Gloria Rodriguez Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging?
    KMIR's Manny called on Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted!  So who are they challenging?
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Safety on Highway 74

    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.
    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.
  • The Story Behind the Cathedral City Dog Park

    The Story Behind the Cathedral City Dog Park

    Meet the residents of Cathedral City who helped make their brand new dog park happen!   
    Meet the residents of Cathedral City who helped make their brand new dog park happen!   
  • Bark! New Cathedral City Dog Park

    Bark! New Cathedral City Dog Park

    Chris Parman, Communications Director of the City of Cathedral City, explains the brand new Cathedral City Dog Park and why it's environmentally friendly.  
    Chris Parman, Communications Director of the City of Cathedral City, explains the brand new Cathedral City Dog Park and why it's environmentally friendly.  
  • Back to School Tech

    Back to School Tech

    The Palm Springs Unified School District is making sure students get the most out of their education by rolling out take home technology and high speed connectivity this school year. 
    The Palm Springs Unified School District is making sure students get the most out of their education by rolling out take home technology and high speed connectivity this school year. 
  • Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy Peralez

    Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy Peralez

    Saturday, August 16 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-17 02:52:12 GMT
    INDIO--Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy PeralezFamily and friends of a woman killed in an accident are raising money for her memorial service.
    INDIO--Fundraiser for Memorial Service for Lucy PeralezFamily and friends of a woman killed in an accident are raising money for her memorial service.
  • Unemployment Numbers Increase in Riverside County

    Unemployment Numbers Increase in Riverside County

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:47:11 GMT
    COACHELLA VALLEY -- Unemployment numbers increase here in the valley, once again jumping over the nine percent mark.
    COACHELLA VALLEY -- Unemployment numbers increase here in the valley, once again jumping over the nine percent mark.
  • Be Your Best for Back to School

    Be Your Best for Back to School

    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info!
    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gives us the lowdown on all the fun events happening at the mall beginning today at 4 p.m. for their Back to School special!  Click here for more info!
  • Be Your Best for Back to School

    Be Your Best for Back to School

    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info!
    Franchesca Forrer, Marketing Director of Westfield Palm Desert, gave us the lowdown of all the fun Back to School events happening in the mall beginning today at 4 p.m.  Click here for more info!
  • A Weekend of Spectacular Jazz in Idyllwild

    A Weekend of Spectacular Jazz in Idyllwild

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:20:04 GMT
    The 21st annual Idyllwild Jazz Festival in the Pines gets underway Friday evening and will continue through the weekend, featuring two-dozen artists on multiple stages.The event will be centered at the Idyllwild Arts Academy campus, with the majority of performances in the Holmes Amphitheater. 
    The 21st annual Idyllwild Jazz Festival in the Pines gets underway Friday evening and will continue through the weekend, featuring two-dozen artists on multiple stages.The event will be centered at the Idyllwild Arts Academy campus, with the majority of performances in the Holmes Amphitheater. 
  • Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out Meth in Car

    Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out Meth in Car

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:51:09 GMT
    A suspected drug smuggler's plan was foiled by a drug-sniffing dog at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Thursday. The dog successfully alerted Border Patrol agents to two packages of methamphetamine hidden within the oil pan of the car. 
    A suspected drug smuggler's plan was foiled by a drug-sniffing dog at the Highway 86 checkpoint on Thursday. The dog successfully alerted Border Patrol agents to two packages of methamphetamine hidden within the oil pan of the car. 
  • Jobless Rate Above 9% in Riverside County

    Jobless Rate Above 9% in Riverside County

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:36:49 GMT
    Seasonal factors pushed Riverside County's unemployment rate up to 9.5% last month, state officials reported today. The county's jobless rate in July, based on preliminary estimates, was 1.1 percentage points higher than in June, according to the California Employment Development Department. 
    Seasonal factors pushed Riverside County's unemployment rate up to 9.5% last month, state officials reported today. The county's jobless rate in July, based on preliminary estimates, was 1.1 percentage points higher than in June, according to the California Employment Development Department. 
  • "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver" Movie Reviews

    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
    Two big movies out this weekend -- "The Expendables 3" and "The Giver!"  Which one is worth your time and money?  Find out the answer in my movie reviews.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Cathedral City Leash Laws Following Vicious Pit Bull Attack

    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. 
    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. 
  • Fashion and Music For Great Cause

    Fashion and Music For Great Cause

    Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/
    Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is headlining the 2014 Summer Extravaganza!  The event is going to be this Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8 p.m.  For more info go to www.summerextravaganza.org/
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® Residents Say Coachella Park is Infested with Mosquitoes

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

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-15 00:35:23 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Cathedral City Council Votes for Pay Raises

    Cathedral City Council Votes for Pay Raises

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:40:42 GMT
    Cathedral City Council members are getting a 47% pay raise. The Council voted 4 to 1 for the raise Wednesday night. Mayor Kathy De Rosa was the lone dissenting vote.
    Cathedral City Council members are getting a 47% pay raise. The Council voted 4 to 1 for the raise Wednesday night. Mayor Kathy De Rosa was the lone dissenting vote.
  • Back to School: Meet the New Principal of DHSHS

    Back to School: Meet the New Principal of DHSHS

    His name is George Bullis, the new Principal of Desert Hot Springs High School!  Who is he and where did he come from, and most importantly, what are his plans for the coming school year?  Take a look!
    His name is George Bullis, the new Principal of Desert Hot Springs High School!  Who is he and where did he come from, and most importantly, what are his plans for the coming school year?  Take a look!
  • Back to School: Food and Nutrition

    Back to School: Food and Nutrition

    What's being done to give your kids proper nutrition in schools?  Stephanie Bruce, Nutrition Services Director at Palm Springs Unified School District, has your answer.  
    What's being done to give your kids proper nutrition in schools?  Stephanie Bruce, Nutrition Services Director at Palm Springs Unified School District, has your answer.  
  • Back to School: Security and Safety Concerns

    Back to School: Security and Safety Concerns

    What's being done to keep your kids safe in schools this coming school year?  Darryl Scott, Security Manager at Palm Springs Unified School District, shares some safety tips.
    What's being done to keep your kids safe in schools this coming school year?  Darryl Scott, Security Manager at Palm Springs Unified School District, shares some safety tips.
  • Swimsuit Fashion Show and Concert for Great Cause

    Swimsuit Fashion Show and Concert for Great Cause

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:52:49 GMT
    Join the biggest party of the summer! This amazing swimsuit fashion show and concert will benefit many charities including Safehouse in the Desert.The event also includes a buffet luau dinner for preferred guests; performances by Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas; teen rock band Above Seclusion; The X Factor USA Season 3 finalist, Julianne Manalo. The swimsuit fashion show features Miss Universe first runner up, Janine Tugonon; and the club music of Los Angeles DJ APEK. The show will be the Pa...
    Join the biggest party of the summer! This amazing swimsuit fashion show and concert will benefit many charities including Safehouse in the Desert.The event also includes a buffet luau dinner for preferred guests; performances by Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas; teen rock band Above Seclusion; The X Factor USA Season 3 finalist, Julianne Manalo. The swimsuit fashion show features Miss Universe first runner up, Janine Tugonon; and the club music of Los Angeles DJ APEK. The show will be the Pa...
  • Little People Town in Palm Springs: Real, or Urban Legend?

    Little People Town in Palm Springs: Real, or Urban Legend?

    It is indeed an old urban legend that a little people town exists off Araby in Palm Springs. The local historical society attributes it to a rumor that started years ago...

     

    It is indeed an old urban legend that a little people town exists off Araby in Palm Springs. The local historical society attributes it to a rumor that started years ago...

     

  • Living Desert to Give Behind the Scenes Tours With Baby Jaguars

    Living Desert to Give Behind the Scenes Tours With Baby Jaguars

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is offering a rare, behind-the-scenes tour to meet the pair of jaguar cubs born in May. To schedule an exclusive tour with the big, little cats, call the the zoo at (760) 636-3273. 
    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is offering a rare, behind-the-scenes tour to meet the pair of jaguar cubs born in May. To schedule an exclusive tour with the big, little cats, call the the zoo at (760) 636-3273. 
  • Back to School: Hairstyle for Girls

    Back to School: Hairstyle for Girls

    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, gives simple tips for the perfect hairstyle for girls who are heading back to school.
    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, gives simple tips for the perfect hairstyle for girls who are heading back to school.
  • Back to School: Haircut for Boys

    Back to School: Haircut for Boys

    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, shows us the best haircut for boys heading back to school.
    Patrick Marcheson, owner of PM Hair inside the JW Marriott Desert Springs, shows us the best haircut for boys heading back to school.
  • 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. ® Solar Panels Spark Debate in Neighborhood

    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.
    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.

  • Back to School Week: School Supples

    Back to School Week: School Supples

    Mrs. Desiree D'Alessio, 3rd Grade Teacher at Cahuilla Elementary School, gave us the lowdown on school supplies!  What's the hottest this year, and what does "common core curriculum" really mean? 
    Mrs. Desiree D'Alessio, 3rd Grade Teacher at Cahuilla Elementary School, gave us the lowdown on school supplies!  What's the hottest this year, and what does "common core curriculum" really mean? 
  • 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.®.
  • Learn National Dance Day Routine

    Learn National Dance Day Routine

    Support Starlight Dance Center for National Dance Day this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Westfield Mall in Palm Desert.
    Support Starlight Dance Center for National Dance Day this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Westfield Mall in Palm Desert.
  • More Questions in Search for Erin Corwin

    More Questions in Search for Erin Corwin

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:06:20 GMT
    A man is arrested in Yucca Valley for possession of a "potato gun."According to media reports, he is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife, Erin Corwin.
    A man is arrested in Yucca Valley for possession of a "potato gun."According to media reports, he is an acquaintance of missing Marine wife, Erin Corwin.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:55:47 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Blocking Robocalls

    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?

     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?


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

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

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:35:05 GMT
    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."
    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."
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  • Paris Hilton's Younger Brother Injured in Weekend Crash on 10 Fwy in Cat City

    Paris Hilton's Younger Brother Injured in Weekend Crash on 10 Fwy in Cat City

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:57:02 GMT
    Paris Hilton's younger brother was hospitalized with injuries resulting from a weekend crash on Interstate 10 in the Coachella Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported today.The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. Saturday on eastbound I-10 west of Date Palm Drive in the Cathedral City area. A park ranger had stopped 19-year-old Conrad Hughes Hilton III earlier on I-10 in the Beaumont area for speeding and passing on the right shoulder.
    Paris Hilton's younger brother was hospitalized with injuries resulting from a weekend crash on Interstate 10 in the Coachella Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported today.The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. Saturday on eastbound I-10 west of Date Palm Drive in the Cathedral City area. A park ranger had stopped 19-year-old Conrad Hughes Hilton III earlier on I-10 in the Beaumont area for speeding and passing on the right shoulder.
  • Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Death of 77-Year-Old Man

    Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Death of 77-Year-Old Man

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:39:39 GMT
    James Adam Webb has been arrested for stabbing to death a 77-year-old man in Yucca Valley. Detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff's Homicide Division took Webb into custody Tuesday. 
    James Adam Webb has been arrested for stabbing to death a 77-year-old man in Yucca Valley. Detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff's Homicide Division took Webb into custody Tuesday. 
  • AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

    AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:48:41 GMT
    Big waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from far asea.
    Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar.
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