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

    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. 

    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. 

  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Trashed, Vacant Lot Home to "Wanderer"

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Trashed, Vacant Lot Home to "Wanderer"

     PALM SPRINGS - Some residents have complained about a vacant, trashed lot at the corner of Crossley and Ramon Roads for some time, and the owner has been cited. One man in particular calls it his home.

     PALM SPRINGS - Some residents have complained about a vacant, trashed lot at the corner of Crossley and Ramon Roads for some time, and the owner has been cited. One man in particular calls it his home.

  • Man Pleaded Not Guilty to Posing as Indian Wells Property Owner

    Man Pleaded Not Guilty to Posing as Indian Wells Property Owner

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:08:41 GMT
    A 54-year-old Palm Desert man is being prosecuted on criminal charges for allegedly posing as an Indian Wells property owner to get free tickets to the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament and discounts at a golf club. 
    A 54-year-old Palm Desert man is being prosecuted on criminal charges for allegedly posing as an Indian Wells property owner to get free tickets to the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament and discounts at a golf club. 
  • Man Arrested for DUI After Driving Through Casino Doors

    Man Arrested for DUI After Driving Through Casino Doors

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:01:53 GMT
    A 47-year-old Indio man suspected of leading police on a drug-fueled chase that ended when he allegedly tried to drive through the front doors of a casino was released from jail today. Around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were investigating a reported domestic disturbance in the 84000 block of Leyte Avenue in Indio when someone told them the person involved had just left and may have been under the influence of narcotics,
    A 47-year-old Indio man suspected of leading police on a drug-fueled chase that ended when he allegedly tried to drive through the front doors of a casino was released from jail today. Around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were investigating a reported domestic disturbance in the 84000 block of Leyte Avenue in Indio when someone told them the person involved had just left and may have been under the influence of narcotics,
  • Air Canada to Offer Nonstop Seasonal Flights

    Air Canada to Offer Nonstop Seasonal Flights

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:55:44 GMT
    Starting in December, Air Canada will offer nonstop seasonal service between Vancouver and Palm Springs, the airline's subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, announced today. Between Dec. 18 and April 15, Air Canada's leisure airline will offer flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays aboard an Airbus A319.
    Starting in December, Air Canada will offer nonstop seasonal service between Vancouver and Palm Springs, the airline's subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, announced today. Between Dec. 18 and April 15, Air Canada's leisure airline will offer flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays aboard an Airbus A319.
  • Palm Desert Fire Displaces Six

    Palm Desert Fire Displaces Six

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:44:20 GMT
    A dryer fire in Palm Desert displaced three adults and three children today, a county fire department spokeswoman said. The fire in the 45900 block of Quailbrush Avenue was reported at 7:10 a.m., Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman said.
    A dryer fire in Palm Desert displaced three adults and three children today, a county fire department spokeswoman said. The fire in the 45900 block of Quailbrush Avenue was reported at 7:10 a.m., Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman said.
  • Heat Advisory Set for Thursday

    Heat Advisory Set for Thursday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:40:57 GMT
    High pressure building over the Four Corners area today is expected to bring hotter weather to the Coachella Valley and the mountains and valleys of Riverside County over the next couple days, forecasters said.
    High pressure building over the Four Corners area today is expected to bring hotter weather to the Coachella Valley and the mountains and valleys of Riverside County over the next couple days, forecasters said.
  • One Exercise You Can Do Right Now to Lose Weight

    One Exercise You Can Do Right Now to Lose Weight

    Meet my trainer, Jake, who's been helping me maintain my weight and develop muscles!  See why he's recommending spin!
    Meet my trainer, Jake, who's been helping me maintain my weight and develop muscles!  See why he's recommending spin!
  • Online Rental Nightmare

    Online Rental Nightmare

    A popular online vacation rental website is under scrutiny after a woman who used the site to rent out her Palm Springs condo claims the man she rented it to refuses to move out. Our cameras were there as a man serving an eviction notice was not able to get onto the property. Neighbors are uneasy about having a Texas man living there without the owners consent. 
    A popular online vacation rental website is under scrutiny after a woman who used the site to rent out her Palm Springs condo claims the man she rented it to refuses to move out. Our cameras were there as a man serving an eviction notice was not able to get onto the property. Neighbors are uneasy about having a Texas man living there without the owners consent. 
  • Police Asking For Help to Solve Two Murders Minutes Apart

    Police Asking For Help to Solve Two Murders Minutes Apart

    The Indio Police Department is investigating the deaths of two men in their 20s who were gunned down just 20 minutes apart on Sunday night. Police say both men died at JFK Memorial Hospital but one was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Police say the murders do not appear connected and have not released the identities of the two men. They are asking for anyone with information to call them at (760) 341-STOP.
    The Indio Police Department is investigating the deaths of two men in their 20s who were gunned down just 20 minutes apart on Sunday night. Police say both men died at JFK Memorial Hospital but one was taken to the hospital by private vehicle. Police say the murders do not appear connected and have not released the identities of the two men. They are asking for anyone with information to call them at (760) 341-STOP.
  • Deputy Injured, Woman Killed in Moreno Valley Standoff

    Deputy Injured, Woman Killed in Moreno Valley Standoff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:17:33 GMT
    A woman was killed today outside a Moreno Valley gas station, around the time that a Riverside County sheriff's deputy and a landscaper were injured in a confrontation with at least one armed suspect in a remote area less than three miles away.
    A woman was killed today outside a Moreno Valley gas station, around the time that a Riverside County sheriff's deputy and a landscaper were injured in a confrontation with at least one armed suspect in a remote area less than three miles away.
  • Thermal Man Arrested for Arson

    Thermal Man Arrested for Arson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:08:57 GMT
    A Thermal man is behind bars for allegedly setting``numerous'' fires on the Torres-Martinez Indian reservation, the Riverside County Fire Department revealed today.Fire investigators arrested Joseph Buck Auclair, 29, on July 15 in connection with a string of blazes at the Thermal area reservation, fire department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said. 
    A Thermal man is behind bars for allegedly setting``numerous'' fires on the Torres-Martinez Indian reservation, the Riverside County Fire Department revealed today.Fire investigators arrested Joseph Buck Auclair, 29, on July 15 in connection with a string of blazes at the Thermal area reservation, fire department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said. 
  • 2015 Desert Town Hall Speakers Announced

    2015 Desert Town Hall Speakers Announced

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:05:25 GMT
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will headline next year's Desert Town Hall speakers series in Indian Wells, it was announced today. Also scheduled to take part in the series are astrophysicist and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, photographer Platon Antoniou and Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist Charles Krauthammer, according to organizers. All talks are at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Spa. Romney, who will speak Jan. 19, 2015, lost to Barack Obama in the ...
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will headline next year's Desert Town Hall speakers series in Indian Wells, it was announced today. Also scheduled to take part in the series are astrophysicist and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, photographer Platon Antoniou and Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist Charles Krauthammer, according to organizers. All talks are at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Spa. Romney, who will speak Jan. 19, 2015, lost to Barack Obama in the ...
  • Officers "Looking for a Crime Scene" in Search for Erin Corwin

    Officers "Looking for a Crime Scene" in Search for Erin Corwin

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:42:29 GMT
    The Marine wife, and expectant mother went missing on June 28th.  She said she was looking for a camping site in Joshua Tree National Park, and never returned.
    The Marine wife, and expectant mother went missing on June 28th.  She said she was looking for a camping site in Joshua Tree National Park, and never returned.
  • Palm Springs Police Seek Citizens on Patrol Volunteers

    Palm Springs Police Seek Citizens on Patrol Volunteers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:17:18 GMT
    Applications are being accepted for the Palm Springs Police Department's next Citizens' Police Academy, a police spokesman said today. The free 13-week program starts Sept. 11. Participants discuss patrol procedures, traffic and crime scene investigations, K-9, SWAT, community policing, narcotics and other topics, and can go on a ride-along with a patrol officer, 
    Applications are being accepted for the Palm Springs Police Department's next Citizens' Police Academy, a police spokesman said today. The free 13-week program starts Sept. 11. Participants discuss patrol procedures, traffic and crime scene investigations, K-9, SWAT, community policing, narcotics and other topics, and can go on a ride-along with a patrol officer, 
  • 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.®.
  • Backpack Bonanza -- Valley Students Need Your Help

    Backpack Bonanza -- Valley Students Need Your Help

    Drop off your unused school supplies to our KMIR Studios -- 72920 Park View Drive, Palm Desert -- until Aug. 20th.  Your donations will be distributed on Saturday, Aug. 23rd at 8 a.m.   For more info, go to cvrm.org
    Drop off your unused school supplies to our KMIR Studios -- 72920 Park View Drive, Palm Desert -- until Aug. 20th.  Your donations will be distributed on Saturday, Aug. 23rd at 8 a.m.   For more info, go to cvrm.org
  • 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.
  • Vehicle Strikes Bus in Palm Desert

    Vehicle Strikes Bus in Palm Desert

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:22:54 GMT
    Two people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a bus in Palm Desert today, a sheriff's sergeant said. The crash was reported at 11:30 a.m. at Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail, where a vehicle struck a SunLine bus that had stopped to pick up passengers.
    Two people were injured when a vehicle crashed into a bus in Palm Desert today, a sheriff's sergeant said. The crash was reported at 11:30 a.m. at Fred Waring Drive and Warner Trail, where a vehicle struck a SunLine bus that had stopped to pick up passengers.
  • 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.
  • Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

    Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:02:43 GMT
    The Leadership Coachella Valley program is accepting applications for its 2014-15 class, a spokeswoman said today. Up to 40 applicants will be chosen for the 10-month program, which runs September to June, spokeswoman Linda Davis said.
    The Leadership Coachella Valley program is accepting applications for its 2014-15 class, a spokeswoman said today. Up to 40 applicants will be chosen for the 10-month program, which runs September to June, spokeswoman Linda Davis said.
  • Coachella Valley Water District Offers Cash for Removing Grass

    Coachella Valley Water District Offers Cash for Removing Grass

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:57:09 GMT
    Palm Desert homeowners can get up to $2,000 for replacing grass with desert plants via a new program through the city and the Coachella Valley Water District, a city spokesman said today. Starting Aug. 1, residents can apply for a $2 per-square-foot rebate for removing up to 1,000 square feet of turf 
    Palm Desert homeowners can get up to $2,000 for replacing grass with desert plants via a new program through the city and the Coachella Valley Water District, a city spokesman said today. Starting Aug. 1, residents can apply for a $2 per-square-foot rebate for removing up to 1,000 square feet of turf 
  • Palm Springs Swim Center to Close for Renovations

    Palm Springs Swim Center to Close for Renovations

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:55:54 GMT
    The Palm Springs Swim Center will close for a month for sales tax-funded pool deck renovations, it was announced today. The center will close Aug. 3 and reopen Sept. 1. Organized swim teams don't meet in August, and overall pool usage declines, city parks and recreation director Vicki Oltean said.
    The Palm Springs Swim Center will close for a month for sales tax-funded pool deck renovations, it was announced today. The center will close Aug. 3 and reopen Sept. 1. Organized swim teams don't meet in August, and overall pool usage declines, city parks and recreation director Vicki Oltean said.
  • Idyllwild Remembers Mountain Fire

    Idyllwild Remembers Mountain Fire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:04:11 GMT
    IDYLLWILD -- The city of Idyllwild is celebrating the city's return from the Mountain Fire.  The Mountain Fire ignited July 15th, 2013, and forced the entire city to evacuate.
    IDYLLWILD -- The city of Idyllwild is celebrating the city's return from the Mountain Fire.  The Mountain Fire ignited July 15th, 2013, and forced the entire city to evacuate.
  • 61 Dogs up for Adoption after House Fire

    61 Dogs up for Adoption after House Fire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:56:11 GMT
    RIVERSIDE -- Dozens of dogs are looking for new homes after a fire burned a home near Riverside. Saturday afternoon an attic fire damaged a home on Pick Place, south of Riverside.
    RIVERSIDE -- Dozens of dogs are looking for new homes after a fire burned a home near Riverside. Saturday afternoon an attic fire damaged a home on Pick Place, south of Riverside.
  • Team Liz-for Life Blood Drive

    Team Liz-for Life Blood Drive

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:17:17 GMT
    PALM DESERT -- A blood drive was held in Palm Desert Saturday in support of Liz Lopez.She's battling a rare, but treatable leukemia.
    PALM DESERT -- A blood drive was held in Palm Desert Saturday in support of Liz Lopez.She's battling a rare, but treatable leukemia.
  • Two Arrested in Cathedral City for Stolen Cash Register

    Two Arrested in Cathedral City for Stolen Cash Register

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:12:18 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Cathedral City police arrested two teenagers after seeing a man walking through a front door with a cash register.
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Cathedral City police arrested two teenagers after seeing a man walking through a front door with a cash register.
  • College of the Desert Holds Football Camp for Youth

    College of the Desert Holds Football Camp for Youth

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:10:21 GMT
    PALM DESERT -- The College of the Desert football program is working with valley coaches and youth football players for it's first annual Roadrunner Football Camp held at the campus.
    PALM DESERT -- The College of the Desert football program is working with valley coaches and youth football players for it's first annual Roadrunner Football Camp held at the campus.
  • Search Continues for Erin Corwin: Missing for Three Weeks

    Search Continues for Erin Corwin: Missing for Three Weeks

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:06:34 GMT
    TWENTYNINE PALMS -- The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is searching several different locations today for Erin Corwin.  On Saturday, officers said they had no additional leads that they're releasing.
    TWENTYNINE PALMS -- The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is searching several different locations today for Erin Corwin.  On Saturday, officers said they had no additional leads that they're releasing.
  • Family of Teenager Killed by Officers Holds Rally

    Family of Teenager Killed by Officers Holds Rally

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:48:10 GMT
    SALTON CITY -- On April 18th, 19-year-old Adrian Parra was shot dead by sheriff deputies during a traffic stop.

    It happened on Highway 86, near Salton City just before 6pm.  Since then, his mother has been trying to find out why her son was killed.

    SALTON CITY -- On April 18th, 19-year-old Adrian Parra was shot dead by sheriff deputies during a traffic stop.

    It happened on Highway 86, near Salton City just before 6pm.  Since then, his mother has been trying to find out why her son was killed.

  • First LGBT Senior Assisted Living in Valley

    First LGBT Senior Assisted Living in Valley

     PALM SPRINGS - The first LGBT senior assisted living community will open to residents in September. It's the only one in the Valley catering to the LGBT community and the second one in the state.

     PALM SPRINGS - The first LGBT senior assisted living community will open to residents in September. It's the only one in the Valley catering to the LGBT community and the second one in the state.

  • Palm Desert Fire Displaces Four Adults

    Palm Desert Fire Displaces Four Adults

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:51:12 GMT
    Firefighters made quick work of a fire at a Palm Desert apartment complex this afternoon. The blaze was reported about 2:20 p.m. at The Regent at 73373 Country Club Drive. Firefighters saw light smoke when they arrived, and put out the fire a short time later
    Firefighters made quick work of a fire at a Palm Desert apartment complex this afternoon. The blaze was reported about 2:20 p.m. at The Regent at 73373 Country Club Drive. Firefighters saw light smoke when they arrived, and put out the fire a short time later
  • The Living Desert to Hold "Ice Cream Day" Sunday

    The Living Desert to Hold "Ice Cream Day" Sunday

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:44:50 GMT
    The Living Desert will celebrate National Ice Cream Day and kick off National Zoo Keeper Week on Sunday with frozen treats for humans and animals. More than 40 animals will get treats from Ben Jerry's in Rancho Mirage, and the zoo's cafe will have a buy one/get one free special.
    The Living Desert will celebrate National Ice Cream Day and kick off National Zoo Keeper Week on Sunday with frozen treats for humans and animals. More than 40 animals will get treats from Ben Jerry's in Rancho Mirage, and the zoo's cafe will have a buy one/get one free special.
  • Police Identify Woman that Drowned in Spa

    Police Identify Woman that Drowned in Spa

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:43:53 GMT
    Authorities today identified a 75-year-old woman who drowned in a hot tub at a Desert Hot Springs mobile home park. Firefighters were sent to Park West Mobile Home Park at 64625 Pierson Blvd. shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, where staffers found Kathleen Roberts' body. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Jennifer Fuhrman of the Riverside County Fire Department said.
    Authorities today identified a 75-year-old woman who drowned in a hot tub at a Desert Hot Springs mobile home park. Firefighters were sent to Park West Mobile Home Park at 64625 Pierson Blvd. shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, where staffers found Kathleen Roberts' body. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Jennifer Fuhrman of the Riverside County Fire Department said.
  • DUI Checkpoint Planned for Coachella Friday

    DUI Checkpoint Planned for Coachella Friday

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:33:43 GMT
    Riverside County sheriff's deputies will be looking for drunken motorists and checking driver's licenses at a checkpoint in Coachella tonight. The checkpoint is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and run through Saturday at 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location.
    Riverside County sheriff's deputies will be looking for drunken motorists and checking driver's licenses at a checkpoint in Coachella tonight. The checkpoint is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and run through Saturday at 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location.
  • Details of Downed Malaysia Plane Unfold on Social Media

    Details of Downed Malaysia Plane Unfold on Social Media

    Thousands took to social media to find formation and send messages of support for the victims of Malaysia flight MH-17 that was shot down over the borders of Russia and Ukraine. The digital timeline is growing as the tragedy continues to unfold in real time on social media. 

    Thousands took to social media to find formation and send messages of support for the victims of Malaysia flight MH-17 that was shot down over the borders of Russia and Ukraine. The digital timeline is growing as the tragedy continues to unfold in real time on social media. 

  • Free Palm Springs Shuttle to Start Rolling in November

    Free Palm Springs Shuttle to Start Rolling in November

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:25:19 GMT
    A free shuttle dubbed the ``Palm Springs Buzz'' will begin ferrying visitors and residents around the city in November, a city spokeswoman said today. The Palm Springs City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved the compressed natural gas-powered vehicle shuttle service, which is funded by the voter-approved Measure J tax increase and PS Resorts
    A free shuttle dubbed the ``Palm Springs Buzz'' will begin ferrying visitors and residents around the city in November, a city spokeswoman said today. The Palm Springs City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved the compressed natural gas-powered vehicle shuttle service, which is funded by the voter-approved Measure J tax increase and PS Resorts
  • Coachella Ends Migrant Donation Drive

    Coachella Ends Migrant Donation Drive

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:15:24 GMT
    Coachella is ending its collection of clothing, toys and other items for Central American migrants, and will donate the remaining items to Imperial Valley nonprofits, it was announced today. Between Independence Day and July 10, the city collected more than a ton of canned food, clothing, shoes, medicine and toys.
    Coachella is ending its collection of clothing, toys and other items for Central American migrants, and will donate the remaining items to Imperial Valley nonprofits, it was announced today. Between Independence Day and July 10, the city collected more than a ton of canned food, clothing, shoes, medicine and toys.
  • Woman Drowns in Desert Hot Springs

    Woman Drowns in Desert Hot Springs

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:09:56 GMT
    A woman drowned today in a hot tub at a Desert Hot Springs mobile home park, a county fire department spokeswoman said. Firefighters were sent to Park West Mobile Home Park at 64625 Pierson Blvd. 
    A woman drowned today in a hot tub at a Desert Hot Springs mobile home park, a county fire department spokeswoman said. Firefighters were sent to Park West Mobile Home Park at 64625 Pierson Blvd. 
  • Cathedral City Road Work Begins Friday

    Cathedral City Road Work Begins Friday

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:03:50 GMT
    Starting tomorrow night, road work at Cathedral City intersection is expected to cause traffic backups, a city spokeswoman said. Asphalt work is scheduled from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. at Date Palm Drive and Vista Chino, Leisa Lukes said.
    Starting tomorrow night, road work at Cathedral City intersection is expected to cause traffic backups, a city spokeswoman said. Asphalt work is scheduled from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. at Date Palm Drive and Vista Chino, Leisa Lukes said.
  • Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Dog's Death

    Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Dog's Death

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:00:51 GMT
    An Irvine woman accused of leaving her pet in her vehicle in Coachella for more than a day -- resulting in the dog's death -- pleaded not guilty today to a felony animal cruelty charge. Charu Lata Khanna, 30, was arraigned at the Larson Justice Center in Indio and remains free on a $5,000 bond. 
    An Irvine woman accused of leaving her pet in her vehicle in Coachella for more than a day -- resulting in the dog's death -- pleaded not guilty today to a felony animal cruelty charge. Charu Lata Khanna, 30, was arraigned at the Larson Justice Center in Indio and remains free on a $5,000 bond. 
  • 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?


  • SPECIAL REPORT: Behind the Gates

    SPECIAL REPORT: Behind the Gates

    RANCHO MIRAGE - Law enforcement advises homeowners to take precautions even those living in a gated community. 

    RANCHO MIRAGE - Law enforcement advises homeowners to take precautions even those living in a gated community. 

  • Who Will Enforce State Water Fines in the Valley?

    Who Will Enforce State Water Fines in the Valley?

    Local water agencies will have to set new rules for enforcing recently passed emergency regulations that will include fines for people who waste water. City agencies have police departments to help them enforce laws but independently run water districts will have to figure out how to crack down on water wasters. 
    Local water agencies will have to set new rules for enforcing recently passed emergency regulations that will include fines for people who waste water. City agencies have police departments to help them enforce laws but independently run water districts will have to figure out how to crack down on water wasters. 
  • Save the Date: Advance Screening of "The Fluffy Movie"

    Save the Date: Advance Screening of "The Fluffy Movie"

    Pick up your passes at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Monday, July 21st from noon to 2 p.m.  The exclusive screening is on Thursday, July 24th at 7 p.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16.  Also, get your chance to win tickets and meet and greet with the Go-Go's!  
    Pick up your passes at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Monday, July 21st from noon to 2 p.m.  The exclusive screening is on Thursday, July 24th at 7 p.m. at Regal Rancho Mirage 16.  Also, get your chance to win tickets and meet and greet with the Go-Go's!  
  • Local Couple Celebrates 74th Wedding Anniversary

    Local Couple Celebrates 74th Wedding Anniversary

    Many couples try to stay together for as long as they could but not everyone could reach Wayne and Charlotte's milestone.  The local couple is celebrating their 74th year of marriage!  How did they do it?  Take a look!
    Many couples try to stay together for as long as they could but not everyone could reach Wayne and Charlotte's milestone.  The local couple is celebrating their 74th year of marriage!  How did they do it?  Take a look!
  • Mountaintop Jazz Fest Set for Mid-August

    Mountaintop Jazz Fest Set for Mid-August

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:01:16 GMT
    About two-dozen musicians, including an American Idol finalist, are set to play in Idyllwild's annual mile-high jazz festival Aug. 15-17. The 21st annual edition of Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines will be held on the campus of Idyllwild Arts Academy, with most of the performances staged at the Holmes Amphitheater.
    About two-dozen musicians, including an American Idol finalist, are set to play in Idyllwild's annual mile-high jazz festival Aug. 15-17. The 21st annual edition of Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines will be held on the campus of Idyllwild Arts Academy, with most of the performances staged at the Holmes Amphitheater.
  • 18-year-old Man Arrested for July 9th Shooting

    18-year-old Man Arrested for July 9th Shooting

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-16 04:10:03 GMT
    An 18 year old man has been arrested for attempted murder stemming from a July 9th shooting at a Desert Hot Springs liquor store. After calls of shots fired came in near Palm Drive at Cahuillla Avenue, one man was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    An 18 year old man has been arrested for attempted murder stemming from a July 9th shooting at a Desert Hot Springs liquor store. After calls of shots fired came in near Palm Drive at Cahuillla Avenue, one man was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • 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."
  • Coyote Hazing Can Prevent Attacks

    Coyote Hazing Can Prevent Attacks

    The Living Desert Zoo held specialized training to teach people how to prevent coyote attacks. Experts say this is a busy time of year for sightings because coyotes are trying to feed their pups. An expert from the Humane Society taught separate classes for about 75 experts and 100 citizens on "Coyote Hazing", a technique that wards off coyotes and trains them to not associate with people in the future. 
    The Living Desert Zoo held specialized training to teach people how to prevent coyote attacks. Experts say this is a busy time of year for sightings because coyotes are trying to feed their pups. An expert from the Humane Society taught separate classes for about 75 experts and 100 citizens on "Coyote Hazing", a technique that wards off coyotes and trains them to not associate with people in the future. 
  • CHP Officers to Target Commercial Drivers

    CHP Officers to Target Commercial Drivers

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:21:31 GMT
    Commercial drivers passing through the Coachella Valley tomorrow should be aware that California Highway Patrol officers are looking for scofflaws. Extra officers will patrol the Coachella Valley and Banning Pass Wednesday through Friday, watching for speeding, tailgating and failure to use ``hands-free'' cell phone technology.
    Commercial drivers passing through the Coachella Valley tomorrow should be aware that California Highway Patrol officers are looking for scofflaws. Extra officers will patrol the Coachella Valley and Banning Pass Wednesday through Friday, watching for speeding, tailgating and failure to use ``hands-free'' cell phone technology.
  • Median Price of Riverside County Homes Rise

    Median Price of Riverside County Homes Rise

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:04:20 GMT
    The median price of a home in Riverside County rose by 11.4 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago, while the number of homes sold dipped by 2.4 percent, a real estate information service announced today.
    The median price of a home in Riverside County rose by 11.4 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago, while the number of homes sold dipped by 2.4 percent, a real estate information service announced today.
  • Earthquake Strikes Mecca Late Monday

    Earthquake Strikes Mecca Late Monday

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:42:21 GMT
    A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was detected in Southern California on Monday, according to a computer-generated message from the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake, which was reported to have hit at 11:07 p.m., was centered nine miles east of Mecca, California and 15 miles east of Coachella.
    A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was detected in Southern California on Monday, according to a computer-generated message from the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake, which was reported to have hit at 11:07 p.m., was centered nine miles east of Mecca, California and 15 miles east of Coachella.
  • Adult-Only Specials at "Wet 'n Wild"

    Adult-Only Specials at "Wet 'n Wild"

    "Wet 'n Wild" is having their adults-only specials for the next two Wednesdays, July 16th and 23rd from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  You must be 21 to enter.  There will be a DJ and happy hour drink specials.  For more information on their "Wet 'n Wild Wednesdays," click here.  And now, watch me try their brand new attraction, the FlowRider!  It's tough!
    "Wet 'n Wild" is having their adults-only specials for the next two Wednesdays, July 16th and 23rd from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  You must be 21 to enter.  There will be a DJ and happy hour drink specials.  For more information on their "Wet 'n Wild Wednesdays," click here.  And now, watch me try their brand new attraction, the FlowRider!  It's tough!
  • "Fiddler on the Roof" Sneak Peek

    "Fiddler on the Roof" Sneak Peek

    I'm so excited to report that "Fiddler on the Roof," one of the gems of the Golden Age of Musicals, is coming to the valley presented by the Greenroom Theatre Company.  The show will be at Indian Wells Theatre at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.  Performance dates are July 16th and 17th at 6 p.m., and July 17th at 1 p.m.  Click here to buy tickets and support the Summer Theatre Academy.  
    I'm so excited to report that "Fiddler on the Roof," one of the gems of the Golden Age of Musicals, is coming to the valley presented by the Greenroom Theatre Company.  The show will be at Indian Wells Theatre at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.  Performance dates are July 16th and 17th at 6 p.m., and July 17th at 1 p.m.  Click here to buy tickets and support the Summer Theatre Academy.  
  • Hundreds of Experts Gather in La Quinta to Discuss Safety in Schools

    Hundreds of Experts Gather in La Quinta to Discuss Safety in Schools

    The National Association of School Resource Officers are holding their 24th annual conference at the La Quinta Resort. Over 750 attendees will be trained on the latest techniques, programs and products designed to preventing and coping with tragedies in schools. The four day event will include presentations from a survivor from the Virginia Tech shooting and hands on training on responding to an active shooter on a school campus. 
    The National Association of School Resource Officers are holding their 24th annual conference at the La Quinta Resort. Over 750 attendees will be trained on the latest techniques, programs and products designed to preventing and coping with tragedies in schools. The four day event will include presentations from a survivor from the Virginia Tech shooting and hands on training on responding to an active shooter on a school campus. 
  • Hemet Officer Delivers Own Son on Duty

    Hemet Officer Delivers Own Son on Duty

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:39:26 GMT
    A Hemet police officer is the proud father today of a baby boy delivered by none other than the officer himself after his wife went into labor while the lawman was on duty.``I wasn't worried; it just happened so fast,'' said Officer Bryan Anderson of the birth of his son
    A Hemet police officer is the proud father today of a baby boy delivered by none other than the officer himself after his wife went into labor while the lawman was on duty.``I wasn't worried; it just happened so fast,'' said Officer Bryan Anderson of the birth of his son
  • Woman Faces Felony Cruelty to Animal Charge

    Woman Faces Felony Cruelty to Animal Charge

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:33:35 GMT
    A felony animal cruelty charge was filed today against an Irvine woman who allegedly left her pet in her vehicle in Coachella for more than a day, resulting in the dog's death. Charu Lata Khanna, 30, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning at the Larson Justice Center in Indio. 
    A felony animal cruelty charge was filed today against an Irvine woman who allegedly left her pet in her vehicle in Coachella for more than a day, resulting in the dog's death. Charu Lata Khanna, 30, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning at the Larson Justice Center in Indio. 
  • Palm Desert Woman Faces DUI, Child Endangerment Charges

    Palm Desert Woman Faces DUI, Child Endangerment Charges

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:26:48 GMT
    A Palm Desert woman accused of driving over a median, injuring one of her three juvenile passengers, is expected to face DUI and child endangerment charges, a sheriff's sergeant said today.The single-vehicle mishap occurred about 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Fred Waring Drive and San Pasqual Avenue in Palm Desert. 
    A Palm Desert woman accused of driving over a median, injuring one of her three juvenile passengers, is expected to face DUI and child endangerment charges, a sheriff's sergeant said today.The single-vehicle mishap occurred about 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Fred Waring Drive and San Pasqual Avenue in Palm Desert. 
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® My Neighbor Smokes Pot

    You Ask. We Investigate.® My Neighbor Smokes Pot

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-07-15 00:47:21 GMT
    LA QUINTA - A Valley resident claims her next-door-neighbor is constantly smoking pot permeating her backyard. "It smells like skunk," she says, adding it's affecting her health.
    LA QUINTA - A Valley resident claims her next-door-neighbor is constantly smoking pot permeating her backyard. "It smells like skunk," she says, adding it's affecting her health.
  • Avoid Hwy 111 & Frank SInatra; Construction Until November

    Avoid Hwy 111 & Frank SInatra; Construction Until November

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:00:29 GMT
    Beginning Monday, road work at a major Rancho Mirage intersection is expected to cause traffic delays at a major Rancho Mirage intersection through mid-November. Work at Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111 will continue through Nov. 12. 
    Beginning Monday, road work at a major Rancho Mirage intersection is expected to cause traffic delays at a major Rancho Mirage intersection through mid-November. Work at Frank Sinatra Drive and Highway 111 will continue through Nov. 12. 
  • One Killed, One Hurt in Separate Rock Climbing Accidents

    One Killed, One Hurt in Separate Rock Climbing Accidents

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:27:44 GMT
    IDYLLWILD -- A woman was hurt today during a rock-climbing accident in Humber Park in Idyllwild, one day after another climber was killed near the same area.
    IDYLLWILD -- A woman was hurt today during a rock-climbing accident in Humber Park in Idyllwild, one day after another climber was killed near the same area.
  • Palm Springs Tattoo Convention Draws Thousands

    Palm Springs Tattoo Convention Draws Thousands

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-14 03:10:13 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- Sunday was the final night of the Palm Springs Tattoo Convention. It brought thousands to town for the inaugural event.
    PALM SPRINGS -- Sunday was the final night of the Palm Springs Tattoo Convention. It brought thousands to town for the inaugural event.
  • Pets on Parade Luncheon

    Pets on Parade Luncheon

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-07-14 02:59:05 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Pets and their people gathered for a luncheon in Cathedral City Saturday.
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Pets and their people gathered for a luncheon in Cathedral City Saturday.
  • Figure Skaters Showcased in Hot Summer Ice Show

    Figure Skaters Showcased in Hot Summer Ice Show

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-13 03:15:35 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City invited valley residents to it's ice skating spectacular, the Hot Summer Ice Show on Saturday.
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City invited valley residents to it's ice skating spectacular, the Hot Summer Ice Show on Saturday.
  • Riverside County Sheriff's Department is Hiring

    Riverside County Sheriff's Department is Hiring

    Saturday, July 12 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-07-13 03:02:40 GMT
    PALM DESERT -- The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is hiring hundreds of people.  A resource and career fair was held in Palm Desert Saturday morning.
    PALM DESERT -- The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is hiring hundreds of people.  A resource and career fair was held in Palm Desert Saturday morning.
  • Teenager Reported Missing from Imperial

    Teenager Reported Missing from Imperial

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-13 02:56:41 GMT
    IMPERIAL -- The Imperial Police Department says a teenager has been reported missing from Imperial, CA.
    IMPERIAL -- The Imperial Police Department says a teenager has been reported missing from Imperial, CA.
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Indian Wells

    Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Indian Wells

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-13 02:53:14 GMT
    INDIAN WELLS -- The Riverside County Sheriff''s department is investigating after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Indian Wells Friday night.
    INDIAN WELLS -- The Riverside County Sheriff''s department is investigating after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Indian Wells Friday night.
  • One of Two Men Charged in Indio Murder Pleaded Not Guilty

    One of Two Men Charged in Indio Murder Pleaded Not Guilty

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:40:50 GMT
    One of two men accused in a May 28 gang-related shooting in Indio pleaded not guilty today to a murder charge. Steven Moses Rapan, 23, of Indio is charged, along with 21-year-old Gary Griffin Ramirez, in the death of 37-year-old Douglas Yanez Jr., who was found dead near Kenner Street and Yucca Lane.A special circumstance allegation of murder for the benefit of a street gang makes them eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Rapan was arrested July 3
    One of two men accused in a May 28 gang-related shooting in Indio pleaded not guilty today to a murder charge. Steven Moses Rapan, 23, of Indio is charged, along with 21-year-old Gary Griffin Ramirez, in the death of 37-year-old Douglas Yanez Jr., who was found dead near Kenner Street and Yucca Lane.A special circumstance allegation of murder for the benefit of a street gang makes them eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Rapan was arrested July 3
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Organizations Looking for New Venue after Annenberg Theater Announcement

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Organizations Looking for New Venue after Annenberg Theater Announcement

    Saturday, July 12 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-12 23:40:35 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- Some local organizations are looking for new places to perform after the Annenberg Theater sent out an email saying they will undergo a reorganization. The theater is inside the Palm Springs Art Museum in downtown Palm Springs.
    PALM SPRINGS -- Some local organizations are looking for new places to perform after the Annenberg Theater sent out an email saying they will undergo a reorganization. The theater is inside the Palm Springs Art Museum in downtown Palm Springs.
  • Disabled Vets and Volunteers Give a Hero a Home Makeover

    Disabled Vets and Volunteers Give a Hero a Home Makeover

    The Disabled American Veterans organization and The Home Depot teamed up to transform the home of an veteran injured in Iraq. 
    The Disabled American Veterans organization and The Home Depot teamed up to transform the home of an veteran injured in Iraq. 
  • String of Robberies in Cathedral City

    String of Robberies in Cathedral City

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:43:07 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY - A gardener, an ice-cream vendor, it appears the suspect in a string of armed robberies was targeting defenseless people. 23-year-old Christian Cervantes is facing multiple felonies.
    CATHEDRAL CITY - A gardener, an ice-cream vendor, it appears the suspect in a string of armed robberies was targeting defenseless people. 23-year-old Christian Cervantes is facing multiple felonies.
  • Thermal Brush Fire Scorches 24 Acres

    Thermal Brush Fire Scorches 24 Acres

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:45:45 GMT
    A fire blackened 24 acres of brush in Thermal this afternoon as temperatures topped the triple digits. The blaze was reported about 2:15 p.m. in the 69400 block of Fillmore Street, and was burning medium to heavy fuel, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said. She said more than 20 firefighters were sent to the scene, and no injuries were immediately reported.
    A fire blackened 24 acres of brush in Thermal this afternoon as temperatures topped the triple digits. The blaze was reported about 2:15 p.m. in the 69400 block of Fillmore Street, and was burning medium to heavy fuel, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said. She said more than 20 firefighters were sent to the scene, and no injuries were immediately reported.
  • Desert Ice Castle Hosts "Hot Summer Ice Show" Saturday

    Desert Ice Castle Hosts "Hot Summer Ice Show" Saturday

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:13:20 GMT
    Local and international figure skaters will perform at the Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City tomorrow. The ``Hot Summer Ice Show,'' which starts at noon, is a fundraiser for the complex's Future Champions program and hockey team for high schoolers.The Desert Ice Castle serves as a training center for competitive figure skaters, according to the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce. 
    Local and international figure skaters will perform at the Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City tomorrow. The ``Hot Summer Ice Show,'' which starts at noon, is a fundraiser for the complex's Future Champions program and hockey team for high schoolers.The Desert Ice Castle serves as a training center for competitive figure skaters, according to the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Water Waste is a Big Deal

    Water Waste is a Big Deal

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:10:24 GMT
    According to the U.S. Drought Monitormost of California is categorized as being in an "extreme drought". While for some people, the importance of conserving water became a priority after the state's governor, Jerry Brown, declared a State of Emergency because of the lack of rainfall, others continue to waste our most valuable resource, water.Because some continue to disregard the critical state of our water supply, the state is considering statewide regulations that would impose fines of up t...
    According to the U.S. Drought Monitormost of California is categorized as being in an "extreme drought". While for some people, the importance of conserving water became a priority after the state's governor, Jerry Brown, declared a State of Emergency because of the lack of rainfall, others continue to waste our most valuable resource, water.Because some continue to disregard the critical state of our water supply, the state is considering statewide regulations that would impose fines of up t...
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® What's the Buzz About the Helicopter in La Quinta?

    You Ask. We Investigate.® What's the Buzz About the Helicopter in La Quinta?

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-11 01:09:00 GMT
    LA QUINTA - The Desert Sands Unified School District is installing 153 new air conditioning units in La Quinta High School as part of a new renewable project funded by Prop 39 to support energy efficiency. On Wednesday and Thursday, two helicopters lifted the outdated AC units from the high school; the next step is installing the new units with cranes.
    LA QUINTA - The Desert Sands Unified School District is installing 153 new air conditioning units in La Quinta High School as part of a new renewable project funded by Prop 39 to support energy efficiency. On Wednesday and Thursday, two helicopters lifted the outdated AC units from the high school; the next step is installing the new units with cranes.
  • Manuel Perez Travels to Central America to Address Immigration Issues

    Manuel Perez Travels to Central America to Address Immigration Issues

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:23:35 GMT
    Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez, D-Coachella, will travel with other legislators to Central America next week to discuss immigration and other issues. Perez, the Assembly majority leader, will be the policy lead on immigration for the delegation, which will visit El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama Monday through July 23.
    Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez, D-Coachella, will travel with other legislators to Central America next week to discuss immigration and other issues. Perez, the Assembly majority leader, will be the policy lead on immigration for the delegation, which will visit El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama Monday through July 23.
  • Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. to Hold Career Fair

    Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. to Hold Career Fair

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:17:27 GMT
    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department will hold a resource and career fair in Palm Desert this weekend. Potential applicants will have an opportunity to speak with recruiters and current employees about job opportunities and attend presentations on Saturday at the sheriff's Palm Desert station, beginning at 8 a.m..
    The Riverside County Sheriff's Department will hold a resource and career fair in Palm Desert this weekend. Potential applicants will have an opportunity to speak with recruiters and current employees about job opportunities and attend presentations on Saturday at the sheriff's Palm Desert station, beginning at 8 a.m..
  • First Coachella Valley Comedy Festival Kicks Off

    First Coachella Valley Comedy Festival Kicks Off

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:14:12 GMT
    The inaugural Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival will begin a three-day run tomorrow in Indio. The weekend festival at the Indio Performing Arts Center will honor several entertainers and feature performances and workshops. Improvisation, sketch teams and stand-up comedians will compete
    The inaugural Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival will begin a three-day run tomorrow in Indio. The weekend festival at the Indio Performing Arts Center will honor several entertainers and feature performances and workshops. Improvisation, sketch teams and stand-up comedians will compete
  • Tattoo Convention Begins Friday at Hard Rock Hotel

    Tattoo Convention Begins Friday at Hard Rock Hotel

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:01:46 GMT
    The inaugural Palm Springs Tattoo Convention will get underway tomorrow at the Hard Rock Hotel. More than 75 tattoo artists will practice their craft at ``Palm Trees and Tattoos,'' which starts with a pool gathering and party on Friday and continues with the main convention Saturday and Sunday.
    The inaugural Palm Springs Tattoo Convention will get underway tomorrow at the Hard Rock Hotel. More than 75 tattoo artists will practice their craft at ``Palm Trees and Tattoos,'' which starts with a pool gathering and party on Friday and continues with the main convention Saturday and Sunday.
  • Sister of Man Killed in Suspected DUI Crash Speaks Out

    Sister of Man Killed in Suspected DUI Crash Speaks Out

    The twin sister of Mark Norton, the man who died on the Fourth of July after being struck by a suspected DUI driver, speaks out for the first time and shared how the family is coping with her brother's death and thank the community for their support. 

    The twin sister of Mark Norton, the man who died on the Fourth of July after being struck by a suspected DUI driver, speaks out for the first time and shared how the family is coping with her brother's death and thank the community for their support. 



  • RAW VIDEO: "Seussical the Musical" Performance

    RAW VIDEO: "Seussical the Musical" Performance

    An exciting musical arrives in the valley that will make you want to eat green eggs and ham!  "Seussical the Musical" opens at Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs from July 11th to the 20th.  To buy tickets, click here.  

    Watch Horton played by Mado Nunez sing one of the songs in the musical.  

    An exciting musical arrives in the valley that will make you want to eat green eggs and ham!  "Seussical the Musical" opens at Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs from July 11th to the 20th.  To buy tickets, click here.  


    Watch Horton played by Mado Nunez sing one of the songs in the musical.  

  • Palm Canyon Theatre Offers Summer Kids Camp

    Palm Canyon Theatre Offers Summer Kids Camp

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:04:58 GMT
    Palm Canyon Theatre's "18th SUMMER KIDS CAMP" Acting! Singing! Dance! Stage Combat! Improv! June 16th thru July 26th, Monday thru Friday 9-4. Early/Late drop-off is available. Open to kids 5-18. The children are broken up into 3 groups. Camp is $125 a week. Our Final Camp production is “Snow White and the 47 Dwarves”.For more information, call: 760-323-5123 Enrollment packets can be downloaded at: www.PalmCanyonTheatre.org
    Palm Canyon Theatre's "18th SUMMER KIDS CAMP" Acting! Singing! Dance! Stage Combat! Improv! June 16th thru July 26th, Monday thru Friday 9-4. Early/Late drop-off is available. Open to kids 5-18. The children are broken up into 3 groups. Camp is $125 a week. Our Final Camp production is “Snow White and the 47 Dwarves”.For more information, call: 760-323-5123 Enrollment packets can be downloaded at: www.PalmCanyonTheatre.org
  • Eisenhower Medical Center Makes Magazine's "Most Wired" List

    Eisenhower Medical Center Makes Magazine's "Most Wired" List

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:18:18 GMT
    Two Riverside County hospitals made Hospitals Health Networks magazine's annual ``Most Wired'' list, it was announced today. It was the third consecutive ``wired'' designation for Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, the only Coachella Valley hospital on the list.
    Two Riverside County hospitals made Hospitals Health Networks magazine's annual ``Most Wired'' list, it was announced today. It was the third consecutive ``wired'' designation for Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, the only Coachella Valley hospital on the list.
  • Victim Survives Desert Hot Springs Liquor Store Shooting

    Victim Survives Desert Hot Springs Liquor Store Shooting

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:10:50 GMT
    A man was shot by an unknown assailant in Desert Hot Springs today and transported to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound, police reported .Officers were dispatched about 12:20 p.m. to 12350 Palm Drive on a gunfire call and found the victim, whose name was withheld. Desert Hot Springs Sgt. Gus Paiz said. 
    A man was shot by an unknown assailant in Desert Hot Springs today and transported to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound, police reported .Officers were dispatched about 12:20 p.m. to 12350 Palm Drive on a gunfire call and found the victim, whose name was withheld. Desert Hot Springs Sgt. Gus Paiz said. 
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® United States Pools' Client Upset About Unfinished Project

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

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-10 00:44:18 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • CHP Releases July 4th Arrest Numbers

    CHP Releases July 4th Arrest Numbers

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:53:36 GMT
    California Highway Patrol officers arrested 21 people in the Coachella Valley area on suspicion of driving under the influence over the Independence Day weekend -- more than the previous two years combined -- but there were fewer collisions than last year, the agency announced today. 
    California Highway Patrol officers arrested 21 people in the Coachella Valley area on suspicion of driving under the influence over the Independence Day weekend -- more than the previous two years combined -- but there were fewer collisions than last year, the agency announced today. 
  • Palm Springs Power Outage Hits 732 Customers

    Palm Springs Power Outage Hits 732 Customers

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:46:28 GMT
    More than 700 Southern California Edison customers in Palm Springs lost electrical service today as temperatures climbed toward 100 degrees. The outage, which affected 732 customers, was reported at 9:35 a.m. Power was restored to most of them by late morning; 163 remained without power at 12:45p.m. Powerr was estimated to be restored to most of the remaining customers by 2:30 p.m.
    More than 700 Southern California Edison customers in Palm Springs lost electrical service today as temperatures climbed toward 100 degrees. The outage, which affected 732 customers, was reported at 9:35 a.m. Power was restored to most of them by late morning; 163 remained without power at 12:45p.m. Powerr was estimated to be restored to most of the remaining customers by 2:30 p.m.
  • Coachella Cracks Down on Graffiti Action

    Coachella Cracks Down on Graffiti Action

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:41:11 GMT
    The parents of three minors accused of tagging 19 spots in Coachella were sued today by the city. The lawsuit against Besna Sanchez and Rafael and Elizabeth Sandoval asks for damages up to $25,000, along with legal fees and costs.
    The parents of three minors accused of tagging 19 spots in Coachella were sued today by the city. The lawsuit against Besna Sanchez and Rafael and Elizabeth Sandoval asks for damages up to $25,000, along with legal fees and costs.
  • Police Discuss Search for Erin Corwin

    Police Discuss Search for Erin Corwin

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:31:51 GMT
    TWENTYNINE PALMS -- There's still no trace of missing, expectant mother Erin Corwin.  It's been more than a week since she went missing from Twentynine Palms.Very few people are searching for 19-year-old Erin Corwin Tuesday, but the Morongo Basin Captain tells us they will have many more searchers Wednesday looking in specific target areas.
    TWENTYNINE PALMS -- There's still no trace of missing, expectant mother Erin Corwin.  It's been more than a week since she went missing from Twentynine Palms.Very few people are searching for 19-year-old Erin Corwin Tuesday, but the Morongo Basin Captain tells us they will have many more searchers Wednesday looking in specific target areas.
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Burglar Steals Human Ashes in Desert Hot Springs

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

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:46:29 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • A Look Back at the Iconic Spa Resort

    A Look Back at the Iconic Spa Resort

    The hot, mineral springs that bubble up underneath the Spa Resort Hotel are sacred to the local native people and have drawn people from all over the world to the desert. The history of Palm Springs itself is tied to the famous mineral baths. 
    The hot, mineral springs that bubble up underneath the Spa Resort Hotel are sacred to the local native people and have drawn people from all over the world to the desert. The history of Palm Springs itself is tied to the famous mineral baths. 
  • Spa Resort Closing Today

    Spa Resort Closing Today

    The Spa Resort Hotel, a Palm Springs institution is closing its doors, but not forever. Tonight at 11:00 we take a look back at the iconic building's history. 
    The Spa Resort Hotel, a Palm Springs institution is closing its doors, but not forever. Tonight at 11:00 we take a look back at the iconic building's history. 
  • Man Arrested for Crashing Golf Cart While Drunk

    Man Arrested for Crashing Golf Cart While Drunk

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-07-08 02:11:01 GMT
    A La Quinta man has been arrested for crashing his golf cart while drunk, according to La Quinta Police. Police were led to the crash by a woman covered in dried blood. This all happened around 2:25 a.m. Monday, July 7th at PGA West. Police say the a woman approached the main gate with dried blood on her face, but no visible wounds to her body. The woman said she passed out on the golf course and that she remembered being with a man. That led police to 73-year old Gary Osborn of La Quinta. 
    A La Quinta man has been arrested for crashing his golf cart while drunk, according to La Quinta Police. Police were led to the crash by a woman covered in dried blood. This all happened around 2:25 a.m. Monday, July 7th at PGA West. Police say the a woman approached the main gate with dried blood on her face, but no visible wounds to her body. The woman said she passed out on the golf course and that she remembered being with a man. That led police to 73-year old Gary Osborn of La Quinta. 
  • Mental Evaluation Ordered for Cathedral City Bomb Suspect

    Mental Evaluation Ordered for Cathedral City Bomb Suspect

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:29:10 GMT
    A judge today appointed a psychologist to examine a 22-year-old man suspected of making explosive devices at a Cathedral City mobile home. Sean Stewart Clarke pleaded not guilty to nine felony counts --including possession of an explosive device, arson, assembling a booby trap and disposing of hazardous waste and a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance 
    A judge today appointed a psychologist to examine a 22-year-old man suspected of making explosive devices at a Cathedral City mobile home. Sean Stewart Clarke pleaded not guilty to nine felony counts --including possession of an explosive device, arson, assembling a booby trap and disposing of hazardous waste and a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance 
  • Free Admission to Palm Springs Power Game Wednesday with Food Donation

    Free Admission to Palm Springs Power Game Wednesday with Food Donation

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:22:25 GMT
    Baseball fans can get free admission to a Palm Springs Power game on Wednesday if they bring an item for a local food bank, the team announced today.The team is hosting the drive to benefit several food banks, including FIND Food Bank in Indio and Manna Food in Cathedral City. 
    Baseball fans can get free admission to a Palm Springs Power game on Wednesday if they bring an item for a local food bank, the team announced today.The team is hosting the drive to benefit several food banks, including FIND Food Bank in Indio and Manna Food in Cathedral City. 
  • Search Continues for Erin Corwin

    Search Continues for Erin Corwin

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-07 03:27:01 GMT
    The search continues this holiday weekend for 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms.Corwin was reported missing by her husband last Sunday.
    The search continues this holiday weekend for 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms.Corwin was reported missing by her husband last Sunday.
  • Suspect Arrested in Fatal Palm Springs Crash

    Suspect Arrested in Fatal Palm Springs Crash

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:17:51 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS -- We now know the name of the man suspected of hitting a motor-scooter head-on in Palm Springs, killing the rider and then fleeing the scene with the scooter lodged to the front of the truck.
    PALM SPRINGS -- We now know the name of the man suspected of hitting a motor-scooter head-on in Palm Springs, killing the rider and then fleeing the scene with the scooter lodged to the front of the truck.
  • Big Bear Earthquake Rattles the Valley

    Big Bear Earthquake Rattles the Valley

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:12:05 GMT
    A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattles parts of the Coachella Valley today. The quake struck at 10 a.m. and was centered near Big Bear. It was felt widely across the Coachella Valley. So far there were no reports of injuries. We'll have the very latest on KMIR News at 6 p.m.
    A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattles parts of the Coachella Valley today. The quake struck at 10 a.m. and was centered near Big Bear. It was felt widely across the Coachella Valley. So far there were no reports of injuries. We'll have the very latest on KMIR News at 6 p.m.
  • Free Golf Day for Families at Shadow Ridge

    Free Golf Day for Families at Shadow Ridge

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:11:12 GMT
    The Marriott Shadow Ridge Golf Club held a family golf festival for golfers of all skill levels on Saturday.
    The Marriott Shadow Ridge Golf Club held a family golf festival for golfers of all skill levels on Saturday.
  • Fourth of July in Palm Desert

    Fourth of July in Palm Desert

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:08:14 GMT
    PALM DESERT -- The city of Palm Desert threw a massive party to celebrate the Fourth of July.
    PALM DESERT -- The city of Palm Desert threw a massive party to celebrate the Fourth of July.
  • Search for Erin Corwin Continues Fourth of July Weekend

    Search for Erin Corwin Continues Fourth of July Weekend

    TWENTYNINE PALMS - About 30 search and rescue volunteers along with a specialized team of investigators are continuing to search for 19-year-old Erin Corwin, who is two months pregnant. She was reported missing one week ago.

    TWENTYNINE PALMS - About 30 search and rescue volunteers along with a specialized team of investigators are continuing to search for 19-year-old Erin Corwin, who is two months pregnant. She was reported missing one week ago.

  • Hit and Run Accident Kills Motorcyclist

    Hit and Run Accident Kills Motorcyclist

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-07-05 00:35:25 GMT
    There was a deadly accident in Palm Springs late this morning.The driver of a pick-up truck hit a motorcyclist head-on, then fled. The motorcyclist died at the scene.The crash happened around 11:30 this morning near Indian Canyon and Tamarisk Road.The motorcycle was heading northbound on Indian, while the pick-up was heading south.
    There was a deadly accident in Palm Springs late this morning.The driver of a pick-up truck hit a motorcyclist head-on, then fled. The motorcyclist died at the scene.The crash happened around 11:30 this morning near Indian Canyon and Tamarisk Road.The motorcycle was heading northbound on Indian, while the pick-up was heading south.
  • Rain Reported in Idyllwild Area

    Rain Reported in Idyllwild Area

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-05 00:23:31 GMT
    Heavy summer rain pummeled the Idyllwild area today, as forecasters predicted nickel-sized hail in the mountains of western Riverside County. What first started as light rain at noon, turned into a heavy storm a half hour later, with heavy rain reported in the Lake Hemet area.
    Heavy summer rain pummeled the Idyllwild area today, as forecasters predicted nickel-sized hail in the mountains of western Riverside County. What first started as light rain at noon, turned into a heavy storm a half hour later, with heavy rain reported in the Lake Hemet area.
  • Gasoline Price at Highest Amount For Independence Day Since 2008

    Gasoline Price at Highest Amount For Independence Day Since 2008

    Friday, July 4 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-05 00:17:58 GMT
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire was at its highest amount for Independence Day since 2008, $4.143, today. A run of eight increases in nine days ended today when the average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties was unchanged. 
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Inland Empire was at its highest amount for Independence Day since 2008, $4.143, today. A run of eight increases in nine days ended today when the average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties was unchanged. 
  • Elderly Woman Missing in Indio

    Elderly Woman Missing in Indio

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-07-04 04:51:36 GMT
    Police are searching for an elderly woman who went missing in Indio earlier tonight. Bettie West Pente is 88 years old and walked away from the Indio Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monroe street around 5:30 p.m. 
    Police are searching for an elderly woman who went missing in Indio earlier tonight. Bettie West Pente is 88 years old and walked away from the Indio Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monroe street around 5:30 p.m. 
  • Cool Off at Area Pools this Holiday Weekend

    Cool Off at Area Pools this Holiday Weekend

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-07-04 04:29:54 GMT
    Coachella Valley residents and visitors can stay cool at community pools tomorrow while waiting for Independence Day fireworks. Locations and hours:-- Pool at Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    Coachella Valley residents and visitors can stay cool at community pools tomorrow while waiting for Independence Day fireworks. Locations and hours:-- Pool at Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Art Museum Halts Future Rentals at Annenberg Theater

    Art Museum Halts Future Rentals at Annenberg Theater

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-04 04:17:58 GMT
    KMIR has received word that the Palm Springs Art Museum is halting rentals for the Annenberg Theatre and this apparently includes all the shows that were booked into that space. The theater is inside the Palm Springs Art Museum in downtown Palm Springs. They sent out an email saying the theater is going to undergo a reorganization. The Annenberg Theatre manager says the art museum needs to do this to focus its energy on its own programming and mission.
    KMIR has received word that the Palm Springs Art Museum is halting rentals for the Annenberg Theatre and this apparently includes all the shows that were booked into that space. The theater is inside the Palm Springs Art Museum in downtown Palm Springs. They sent out an email saying the theater is going to undergo a reorganization. The Annenberg Theatre manager says the art museum needs to do this to focus its energy on its own programming and mission.
  • The Iconic Spa Resort and Hotel Closing

    The Iconic Spa Resort and Hotel Closing

     In a few days the Spa Resort and Hotel is closing its doors. While it won't be closing permanently, the old, iconic building will be demolished. Many people in the community are wondering what will be next for the iconic property and ancient springs, locals who know its history and employees are looking back with nostalgia. 
     In a few days the Spa Resort and Hotel is closing its doors. While it won't be closing permanently, the old, iconic building will be demolished. Many people in the community are wondering what will be next for the iconic property and ancient springs, locals who know its history and employees are looking back with nostalgia. 
  • Augustine Casino Holding Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Augustine Casino Holding Hot Dog Eating Contest

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:52:47 GMT
    Augustine Casino today will hold its first hot dog-eating contest, with $1,000 in prize money up for grabs.The first person to eat three half-pound Angus beef hot dogs will win the $1,000 prize. Contestants will be drawn at 5 p.m. today and the competition will start at 6.
    Augustine Casino today will hold its first hot dog-eating contest, with $1,000 in prize money up for grabs.The first person to eat three half-pound Angus beef hot dogs will win the $1,000 prize. Contestants will be drawn at 5 p.m. today and the competition will start at 6.
  • Minimum Wage Increases to $9 an Hour

    Minimum Wage Increases to $9 an Hour

    LA QUINTA - Many local business owners and employees reacted to the minimum wage increase starting July. It's a heated debate: some say it's necessary to provide more for their families; others say consumer goods will go up in price.
    LA QUINTA - Many local business owners and employees reacted to the minimum wage increase starting July. It's a heated debate: some say it's necessary to provide more for their families; others say consumer goods will go up in price.
  • Valley Cities Competing In Blood Drive

    Valley Cities Competing In Blood Drive

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:52:11 GMT
    Coachella Valley cities will try to outdo eachother this summer in collecting the most blood donations, starting today.  Last year, more than 700 units of blood were collected through Desert Blood Services' first Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge, which was started to highlight the need for donations, ``especially during summer months, when collections typically decrease while demand increases for blood products,''Desert Blood Services spokesman Don Escalante said.
    Coachella Valley cities will try to outdo eachother this summer in collecting the most blood donations, starting today.  Last year, more than 700 units of blood were collected through Desert Blood Services' first Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge, which was started to highlight the need for donations, ``especially during summer months, when collections typically decrease while demand increases for blood products,''Desert Blood Services spokesman Don Escalante said.
  • Missing Couple With Alzheimers Found Dead After Crash

    Missing Couple With Alzheimers Found Dead After Crash

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-07-03 01:50:01 GMT
    A missing Carson couple, both of whom suffered from Alzheimer's disease, died in a rollover crash on Interstate 10 near Chiriaco Summit, a California Highway Patrol officer said today. The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on eastbound I-10 east of  Hayfield Road. 
    A missing Carson couple, both of whom suffered from Alzheimer's disease, died in a rollover crash on Interstate 10 near Chiriaco Summit, a California Highway Patrol officer said today. The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on eastbound I-10 east of  Hayfield Road. 
  • Motorcyclist Dies from Injuries Suffered in Weekend Accident

    Motorcyclist Dies from Injuries Suffered in Weekend Accident

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-01 02:19:04 GMT
    A 38-year-old motorcycle rider died today from injuries suffered when he veered off a Cathedral City road and struck a sign. Thomas James Trollope Jr. of Desert Hot Springs apparently was westbound on Varner Road, east of Edom Hill Road, about 6:50 p.m. Sunday when he went off a curve and crashed into a sign warning of the bend ahead, Cathedral City police Sgt. Corwin de Veas said. Trollope declared dead at Desert Regional Medical Center about 12:50 a.m. Monday, he said. 
    A 38-year-old motorcycle rider died today from injuries suffered when he veered off a Cathedral City road and struck a sign. Thomas James Trollope Jr. of Desert Hot Springs apparently was westbound on Varner Road, east of Edom Hill Road, about 6:50 p.m. Sunday when he went off a curve and crashed into a sign warning of the bend ahead, Cathedral City police Sgt. Corwin de Veas said. Trollope declared dead at Desert Regional Medical Center about 12:50 a.m. Monday, he said. 
  • Palm Springs Police Investigate Shooting

    Palm Springs Police Investigate Shooting

    Monday, June 30 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-06-30 22:30:44 GMT
    Palm Springs Police are investigating a shooting after a man with a gunshot wound was dropped off at Desert Regional Medical Center.
    Palm Springs Police are investigating a shooting after a man with a gunshot wound was dropped off at Desert Regional Medical Center.
  • Firefighters Knock Down House Fire in Indio

    Firefighters Knock Down House Fire in Indio

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:30:48 GMT
    Thirty firefighters put out a blaze at a home in Indio, a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman said today. The fire was reported in the 37200 block of Stratford Street at 5:16p.m. Sunday, said Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.
    Thirty firefighters put out a blaze at a home in Indio, a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman said today. The fire was reported in the 37200 block of Stratford Street at 5:16p.m. Sunday, said Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann.
  • Police Arrest Suspect for Murder in Indio

    Police Arrest Suspect for Murder in Indio

    Monday, June 30 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-06-30 18:07:51 GMT
    INDIO -- Indio Police say a man is now behind bars for the murder of a 72-year-old man from Indio.  Police arrested Joseph Gentile Saturday in Imperial Beach for the death of Guillermo "William" Saavedra.
    INDIO -- Indio Police say a man is now behind bars for the murder of a 72-year-old man from Indio.  Police arrested Joseph Gentile Saturday in Imperial Beach for the death of Guillermo "William" Saavedra.
  • Valley Residents Participate in Disaster Training

    Valley Residents Participate in Disaster Training

    Monday, June 30 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-06-30 04:30:45 GMT
    THOUSAND PALMS -- Some people here in the valley are preparing for an emergency whether it's an earthquake, fire or other natural disaster. The Riverside County Office of Emergency Services is helping get people ready.
    THOUSAND PALMS -- Some people here in the valley are preparing for an emergency whether it's an earthquake, fire or other natural disaster. The Riverside County Office of Emergency Services is helping get people ready.
  • Residents Return Home after Mobile with Explosives Destroyed

    Residents Return Home after Mobile with Explosives Destroyed

    Saturday, June 28 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-06-29 02:58:38 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Residents of Sungate Mobile Home Park in Cathedral city returned home after a mobile with explosive materials was burned down. Residents were able to return home Saturday and earlier than expected.
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Residents of Sungate Mobile Home Park in Cathedral city returned home after a mobile with explosive materials was burned down. Residents were able to return home Saturday and earlier than expected.
  • La Quinta Restaurant Holds Fundraiser "Dining for Desi"

    La Quinta Restaurant Holds Fundraiser "Dining for Desi"

    Saturday, June 28 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-06-29 02:55:08 GMT
    LA QUINTA -- A local restaurant held a fundraiser Saturday night for a young girl here in the valley who is battling one of the most aggressive forms of child cancers. 
    LA QUINTA -- A local restaurant held a fundraiser Saturday night for a young girl here in the valley who is battling one of the most aggressive forms of child cancers. 
  • Woman Sentenced to 15-years in Prison for Death of Her Infant

    Woman Sentenced to 15-years in Prison for Death of Her Infant

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-06-28 02:12:03 GMT
    A woman convicted in the 2001 death of her infant daughter, who died in Desert Hot Springs of a fractured skull and other injuries within about 18 months of another of her children, was sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison after making a teary statement blaming their "devil'' father. Krissy Lynn Werntz, 34, was found guilty of second-degree murder in April for the death of her 10-week-old daughter, Montana, whose decomposed remains were found in an Arkansas storage unit a year after...
    A woman convicted in the 2001 death of her infant daughter, who died in Desert Hot Springs of a fractured skull and other injuries within about 18 months of another of her children, was sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison after making a teary statement blaming their "devil'' father. Krissy Lynn Werntz, 34, was found guilty of second-degree murder in April for the death of her 10-week-old daughter, Montana, whose decomposed remains were found in an Arkansas storage unit a year after...
  • All Residents Evacuated for Mobile Home Burn with Explosives

    All Residents Evacuated for Mobile Home Burn with Explosives

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-06-28 02:11:17 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Every single resident at the Sungate Mobile Home Community in Cathedral City is out of their home forced to evacuate while a trailer contaminated with explosives is burned down. 
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Every single resident at the Sungate Mobile Home Community in Cathedral City is out of their home forced to evacuate while a trailer contaminated with explosives is burned down. 
  • Parolees Picked Up In Pre-Dawn Gang Sweep

    Parolees Picked Up In Pre-Dawn Gang Sweep

    Friday, June 27 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-06-28 01:03:50 GMT
    KMIR NEWS Has Learned that during Thursdays Pre-Dawn Search Warrants In The Cities Of Thousand Palms And Indio Related To The Homicide That Occurred On June 16Th... Officers Detained And Arrested Two Suspects On Unrelated Charges.  21 Year Old Edgar Machado Was Arrested On Weapons Violation....And Rick Jaime.... 22 Years Old... For A Probation Violation..
    KMIR NEWS Has Learned that during Thursdays Pre-Dawn Search Warrants In The Cities Of Thousand Palms And Indio Related To The Homicide That Occurred On June 16Th... Officers Detained And Arrested Two Suspects On Unrelated Charges.  21 Year Old Edgar Machado Was Arrested On Weapons Violation....And Rick Jaime.... 22 Years Old... For A Probation Violation..
  • Person of Interest Questioned in Indio Homicide Investigation

    Person of Interest Questioned in Indio Homicide Investigation

    Friday, June 27 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-06-27 18:40:55 GMT
    Authorities detained a ''person of interest'' and served search warrants today in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Indio. The warrants were served in Thousand Palms and Indio in connection with the killing of Indio resident Juan Carlos Hernandez, Jr., who was discovered dead of a gunshot wound inside an off-white Cadillac parked near Lancer Gate and Merlin Drive on June 16, Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall said.
    Authorities detained a ''person of interest'' and served search warrants today in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Indio. The warrants were served in Thousand Palms and Indio in connection with the killing of Indio resident Juan Carlos Hernandez, Jr., who was discovered dead of a gunshot wound inside an off-white Cadillac parked near Lancer Gate and Merlin Drive on June 16, Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall said.
  • Wedding Business Booming in Valley

    Wedding Business Booming in Valley

    Friday, June 27 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-06-27 18:30:59 GMT
    PALM SPRINGS - It's the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriage legalization in California, and many shop owners say they've seen an increase in business since DOMA was overturned.
    PALM SPRINGS - It's the one-year anniversary of same-sex marriage legalization in California, and many shop owners say they've seen an increase in business since DOMA was overturned.
  • Big Horn Golf Charity Looking to Give Grants to Other Charities

    Big Horn Golf Charity Looking to Give Grants to Other Charities

     A local group is giving back to the community in a very big way. Bighorn Golf Club Charities is awarding funds to help local non-profit groups with specific projects.

    If you'd like to apply, the application is due on Tuesday.

    You can call 760-610-8222 or go to www.bighorncares.com
     A local group is giving back to the community in a very big way. Bighorn Golf Club Charities is awarding funds to help local non-profit groups with specific projects.

    If you'd like to apply, the application is due on Tuesday.

    You can call 760-610-8222 or go to www.bighorncares.com
  • Two Men Arrested After Stealing Lottery Tickets, Cigarettes from Gas Station

    Two Men Arrested After Stealing Lottery Tickets, Cigarettes from Gas Station

    Thursday, June 26 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 05:57:03 GMT
    Two men suspected in the theft of lottery tickets and cigarettes from a Palm Springs gas station were behind bars today. The burglary was reported about 6 a.m. Sunday at a Shell station at 4875 E. Ramon Road, where two suspects had broken a window earlier that morning and made off with lottery tickets and cigarettes.
    Two men suspected in the theft of lottery tickets and cigarettes from a Palm Springs gas station were behind bars today. The burglary was reported about 6 a.m. Sunday at a Shell station at 4875 E. Ramon Road, where two suspects had broken a window earlier that morning and made off with lottery tickets and cigarettes.
  • Fire Officials to Hold Fireworks Demonstration Thursday

    Fire Officials to Hold Fireworks Demonstration Thursday

    Thursday, June 26 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-06-26 05:52:33 GMT
    Cathedral City fire officials tomorrow will spell out the difference between illegal and so-called safe and sane fireworks at a demonstration aimed at keeping desert residents safe this Fourth of July.
    Cathedral City fire officials tomorrow will spell out the difference between illegal and so-called safe and sane fireworks at a demonstration aimed at keeping desert residents safe this Fourth of July.
  • Police Name Young Man Fatally Shot in Indio

    Police Name Young Man Fatally Shot in Indio

    Thursday, June 26 2014 1:47 AM EDT2014-06-26 05:47:58 GMT
    Police today released the name of a 20-year-old man found fatally shot in a car in Indio last week and renewed their call for help in finding the killer. Juan Carlos Hernandez, Jr. of Indio was discovered dead of a gunshot wound 
    Police today released the name of a 20-year-old man found fatally shot in a car in Indio last week and renewed their call for help in finding the killer. Juan Carlos Hernandez, Jr. of Indio was discovered dead of a gunshot wound 
  • Jury Scam Targets Those Who Have Missed Service

    Jury Scam Targets Those Who Have Missed Service

    Thursday, June 26 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-06-26 05:44:45 GMT
    Riverside County Superior Court officials today warned residents to beware of a scam targeting people who may have ignored a jury summons. According to Presiding Judge Mark Cope, people in recent weeks have been contacted by parties claiming to be with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department or the court
    Riverside County Superior Court officials today warned residents to beware of a scam targeting people who may have ignored a jury summons. According to Presiding Judge Mark Cope, people in recent weeks have been contacted by parties claiming to be with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department or the court
  • Indio Body Shop Owner Among 13 Arrested in Insurance Fraud Ring

    Indio Body Shop Owner Among 13 Arrested in Insurance Fraud Ring

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-06-26 02:10:36 GMT
    At least 13 people, including the owner of an Indio auto body shop, were arrested today for allegedly taking part in a vehicle insurance fraud ring that involved the filing of false claims over staged or nonexistent collisions. Coachella resident Joel Saldana Paredes, 22, owner of Lightning Auto Body in Indio, was among those arrested. 
    At least 13 people, including the owner of an Indio auto body shop, were arrested today for allegedly taking part in a vehicle insurance fraud ring that involved the filing of false claims over staged or nonexistent collisions. Coachella resident Joel Saldana Paredes, 22, owner of Lightning Auto Body in Indio, was among those arrested. 
  • UPDATE: Home with Explosives May be Burned Down

    UPDATE: Home with Explosives May be Burned Down

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-06-26 01:31:05 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY - The fire department is awaiting approval from the Riverside County Environmental Health Department to burn down a mobile home at Sungate Country R.V. Park where they found explosive material Tuesday morning.The chief of police and the R.V. park's homeowners association met Wednesday afternoon to go over the next steps after the bomb scare. Once a date is set for the "controlled burn", residents of this 55 and older community will have to temporarily evacuate. Authorities conf...
    CATHEDRAL CITY - The fire department is awaiting approval from the Riverside County Environmental Health Department to burn down a mobile home at Sungate Country R.V. Park where they found explosive material Tuesday morning.The chief of police and the R.V. park's homeowners association met Wednesday afternoon to go over the next steps after the bomb scare. Once a date is set for the "controlled burn", residents of this 55 and older community will have to temporarily evacuate. Authorities conf...
  • Bomb Squad Called to Cathedral City for Report of Explosive Device

    Bomb Squad Called to Cathedral City for Report of Explosive Device

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-06-25 04:34:12 GMT
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Officers went to a home for a routine welfare check and found the man they were looking for, but discovered he may have been making explosives. They called in the bomb squad and evacuated nearby homes.
    CATHEDRAL CITY -- Officers went to a home for a routine welfare check and found the man they were looking for, but discovered he may have been making explosives. They called in the bomb squad and evacuated nearby homes.
  • Albertsons Chain to Pay Millions to Settle Lawsuit

    Albertsons Chain to Pay Millions to Settle Lawsuit

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:30 AM EDT2014-06-25 04:30:12 GMT
    Albertsons will pay $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the grocery chain illegally transported, stored and disposed of hazardous waste at its stores and distribution centers, prosecutors announced today. 
    Albertsons will pay $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the grocery chain illegally transported, stored and disposed of hazardous waste at its stores and distribution centers, prosecutors announced today. 
  • UCR Palm Desert Kicks Off "Lit Flicks" Series

    UCR Palm Desert Kicks Off "Lit Flicks" Series

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-06-25 04:17:33 GMT
    UCR Palm Desert will start its Lit Flicks movie series tomorrow. The theme for the summer series is ``Dark Secrets, Real Lives.'' ``Quiz Show,'' directed by Robert Redford, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the campus auditorium. Each movie in the series is based on a work of literature. 
    UCR Palm Desert will start its Lit Flicks movie series tomorrow. The theme for the summer series is ``Dark Secrets, Real Lives.'' ``Quiz Show,'' directed by Robert Redford, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the campus auditorium. Each movie in the series is based on a work of literature. 
  • LA Theater Group Helps Kids Cope with Loss through Performance Art

    LA Theater Group Helps Kids Cope with Loss through Performance Art

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-06-25 02:33:04 GMT
    The Mourning Star Center in Palm Desert provides a supportive and safe environment that encourages the sharing of feelings to facilitate the process of healing for children who have lost a loved one. This week, the youngsters are rehearsing every day for their first stage production and film documentary under the auspices of the Los Angeles-based Naked Mind Theatre Group's SHOUT! - a program devoted to helping children emotionally heal through performance art.
    The Mourning Star Center in Palm Desert provides a supportive and safe environment that encourages the sharing of feelings to facilitate the process of healing for children who have lost a loved one. This week, the youngsters are rehearsing every day for their first stage production and film documentary under the auspices of the Los Angeles-based Naked Mind Theatre Group's SHOUT! - a program devoted to helping children emotionally heal through performance art.
  • Body Found in Indio; Police Seeking Clues

    Body Found in Indio; Police Seeking Clues

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-06-25 01:37:39 GMT
    An investigation was underway today into the death of aman whose body was found in Indio, officials said.The man's body was discovered around 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 45700 blockof Towne Street, according to the Indio Police Department.Indio police spokesman Sgt. Dan Marshall said once more was known aboutthe man's death, ``we can classify if it's suspicious, accidental, natural or a homicide.''
    An investigation was underway today into the death of aman whose body was found in Indio, officials said.The man's body was discovered around 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 45700 blockof Towne Street, according to the Indio Police Department.Indio police spokesman Sgt. Dan Marshall said once more was known aboutthe man's death, ``we can classify if it's suspicious, accidental, natural or a homicide.''
  • Eisenhower's Medical Residency Program Welcomes Second Class

    Eisenhower's Medical Residency Program Welcomes Second Class

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-06-25 00:55:31 GMT
    RANCHO MIRAGE - Eisenhower Medical Center welcomed their newest class of medical residents with a white coat ceremony Tuesday evening. There's a total of 22 medical school graduates. They come from all over the country to start their general medicine training at the hospital's School of Graduate Medical Education, the only one in the Valley offering a residency program.
    RANCHO MIRAGE - Eisenhower Medical Center welcomed their newest class of medical residents with a white coat ceremony Tuesday evening. There's a total of 22 medical school graduates. They come from all over the country to start their general medicine training at the hospital's School of Graduate Medical Education, the only one in the Valley offering a residency program.
  • Palm Springs Named Most "Artsy" City in the Country

    Palm Springs Named Most "Artsy" City in the Country

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 03:24:08 GMT
    Eventbrite has named Palm Springs the most``artsy'' city in the country, a spokeswoman for the online event service said today. Eventbrite used data on population
    Eventbrite has named Palm Springs the most``artsy'' city in the country, a spokeswoman for the online event service said today. Eventbrite used data on population
  • Hot Dog Eating Contest Planned at Augustine Casino

    Hot Dog Eating Contest Planned at Augustine Casino

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-06-24 03:18:46 GMT
    Augustine Casino will hold its first hot dog-eating contest, with $1,000 in prize money up for grabs, on the eve of the Fourth of July, a casino spokesman said today. 
    Augustine Casino will hold its first hot dog-eating contest, with $1,000 in prize money up for grabs, on the eve of the Fourth of July, a casino spokesman said today. 
  • Blood Drive Challenge Begins in July

    Blood Drive Challenge Begins in July

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-06-24 00:28:49 GMT
    Coachella Valley cities will try to outdo each other this summer in collecting the most blood donations, a Desert Blood Services spokesman said today.
    Coachella Valley cities will try to outdo each other this summer in collecting the most blood donations, a Desert Blood Services spokesman said today.
  • New 10 Freeway Gates To Help In Emergencies

    New 10 Freeway Gates To Help In Emergencies

    Monday, June 23 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-06-23 20:56:12 GMT
    The recent installation of five gates in the centermedian of Interstate 10 in the critical choke point in San Gorgonio Pass willalleviate total traffic congestion during emergencies, a county supervisor saidtoday.The gates would provide an access way for California Highway Patrolofficers to funnel traffic into opposing lanes between Banning and Palm Springsduring a traffic jam on the freeway. It would also provide a way to get aroundfatality investigations or other closures on the freeway tha...
    The recent installation of five gates in the centermedian of Interstate 10 in the critical choke point in San Gorgonio Pass willalleviate total traffic congestion during emergencies, a county supervisor saidtoday.The gates would provide an access way for California Highway Patrolofficers to funnel traffic into opposing lanes between Banning and Palm Springsduring a traffic jam on the freeway. It would also provide a way to get aroundfatality investigations or other closures on the freeway tha...
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Phone Scam Targeting Valley Residents

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Phone Scam Targeting Valley Residents

    Monday, June 23 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-06-23 17:18:13 GMT
    We have a scam alert to warn you about.  We've been hearing from a number of viewers about a phone scam going around.
    We have a scam alert to warn you about.  We've been hearing from a number of viewers about a phone scam going around.
  • Brunch at Sinatra House Benefits LGBT Non-Profit

    Brunch at Sinatra House Benefits LGBT Non-Profit

    Tens of people gathered at the Frank Sinatra house in Palm Springs to raise funds for The Trevor Project. The event was hosted by FourTwoNine Magazine who also put on a dinner and show the previous evening for the non-profit. 
    Tens of people gathered at the Frank Sinatra house in Palm Springs to raise funds for The Trevor Project. The event was hosted by FourTwoNine Magazine who also put on a dinner and show the previous evening for the non-profit. 
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Cathedral City Mom Says Run-Down Park Needs TLC

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Cathedral City Mom Says Run-Down Park Needs TLC

    A concerned mom wants to know why the Second St. Park in Cathedral City is in such poor shape. She wants the city to repair it so her children can play at the same park she used to play as a little girl. You ask, we investigate: run-down park. 
    A concerned mom wants to know why the Second St. Park in Cathedral City is in such poor shape. She wants the city to repair it so her children can play at the same park she used to play as a little girl. You ask, we investigate: run-down park. 
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Rehab Racket

    SPECIAL REPORT: Rehab Racket

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-05-13 20:23:23 GMT
    Alcohol and drug treatment is booming here in the valley. In fact, the number of treatment centers here has doubled in just the past 2 years.While that can mean more treatment options, it also means a greater number of businesses. Some of these businesses may just be looking to empty your wallet.In this special report, KMIR's Angela Monroe tells us how to avoid a rehab rip-off.
    Alcohol and drug treatment is booming here in the valley. In fact, the number of treatment centers here has doubled in just the past 2 years.While that can mean more treatment options, it also means a greater number of businesses. Some of these businesses may just be looking to empty your wallet.In this special report, KMIR's Angela Monroe tells us how to avoid a rehab rip-off.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Unfinished Backyard

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Unfinished Backyard

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:27:39 GMT
    INDIAN WELLS - Homeowner Susan Carter from Indian Wells is proud of her magazine-style backyard with her sparkling blue swimming pool, waterfalls, luscious green grass and fire pit deck. She says, however, there's one problem. The local pool company she hired to renovate her backyard hasn't completed the work they started eight months ago.
    INDIAN WELLS - Homeowner Susan Carter from Indian Wells is proud of her magazine-style backyard with her sparkling blue swimming pool, waterfalls, luscious green grass and fire pit deck. She says, however, there's one problem. The local pool company she hired to renovate her backyard hasn't completed the work they started eight months ago.
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Pothole Riddled Neighborhood

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Pothole Riddled Neighborhood

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    CATHEDRAL CITY - Residents and people who own property in an area of Cathedral City known as the "Square Mile" say they're beyond frustrated with the conditions of the streets and asked KMIR to look into what, if anything, is being done about it.
    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. 
    CATHEDRAL CITY - Residents and people who own property in an area of Cathedral City known as the "Square Mile" say they're beyond frustrated with the conditions of the streets and asked KMIR to look into what, if anything, is being done about it.
    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. 
  • YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

    YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE. ® : Sundial Bus Reliability

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-05-22 01:17:56 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.
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  • Thermal Man Arrested for Arson

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    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:08:57 GMT
    A Thermal man is behind bars for allegedly setting``numerous'' fires on the Torres-Martinez Indian reservation, the Riverside County Fire Department revealed today.Fire investigators arrested Joseph Buck Auclair, 29, on July 15 in connection with a string of blazes at the Thermal area reservation, fire department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said. 
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  • Deputy Injured, Woman Killed in Moreno Valley Standoff

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  • Coachella Valley Water District Offers Cash for Removing Grass

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    Monday, July 21 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:57:09 GMT
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    Palm Desert homeowners can get up to $2,000 for replacing grass with desert plants via a new program through the city and the Coachella Valley Water District, a city spokesman said today. Starting Aug. 1, residents can apply for a $2 per-square-foot rebate for removing up to 1,000 square feet of turf 
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