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Cops: Dad locked toddler in cage, left day-old baby alone

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By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man locked his 22-month-old son in a makeshift wooden cage and left the boy alone in a hot house with his two younger siblings, including a sister born hours earlier, police said Thursday. Troopers acting on a tip arrived Wednesday afternoon at the North Manheim Township home, knocked on the door and, when no one answered, forced their way in. Just inside the front door they found a 1-year-old boy in a playp...

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    Shots Fired in Palm Desert Neighborhood, Dog Shot and Killed

    Shots Fired in Palm Desert Neighborhood, Dog Shot and Killed

    Thursday, May 18 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-05-18 21:34:32 GMT

    Riverside County Sheriff's Department officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun at 1:00 AM near the 44-000 block of Acacia Drive in Rancho Mirage.

    Riverside County Sheriff's Department officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun at 1:00 AM near the 44-000 block of Acacia Drive in Rancho Mirage.

  • Cabazon

    Two Women Steal Bikes in Neighborhood, Bring Child Along

    Two Women Steal Bikes in Neighborhood, Bring Child Along

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:52:16 GMT

    An unusual set of partners in crime. Surveillance video shows two women committing a crime with a child tagging along with them. 

    An unusual set of partners in crime. Surveillance video shows two women committing a crime with a child tagging along with them. 

  • Palm Springs

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    "That Pink Door": Selfie Station and Architectural Art

    Sunday, May 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-05-14 19:56:02 GMT

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

    A popular social media hashtag, a place to take selfies, and a modernista must-see in Palm Springs.

  • Irvine

    10 Newborns Contract Super Bug at One Southern California Hospital

    Southern California hospital has infection outbreak

    A Southern California hospital has seen 10 infants in a neonatal intensive care unit become infected by a lethal bacteria over a span of eight months.

    A Southern California hospital has seen 10 infants in a neonatal intensive care unit become infected by a lethal bacteria over a span of eight months.

  • San Juan Capistrano

    Rod Carew's New Heart, Kidney Came From Late NFL player

    Rod Carew's new heart, kidney came from late NFL player

    Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney from the late NFL player Konrad Reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes.

    Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew received a new heart and kidney from the late NFL player Konrad Reuland in what is believed to be the first such transplant involving pro athletes.

  • You Ask. We Investigate. ® Chromium 6 in Desert Hot Springs

    You Ask. We Investigate. ® Chromium 6 in Desert Hot Springs

    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-04-14 02:33:18 GMT

    Leyna Olvera says she's been hearing a lot about Chromium 6 lately. The heavy metal is a known carcinogen. And while the science on how much is safe to drink is up for debate she worries about the heavy metal found in the water across the valley including where she lives, Desert Hot Springs.  

    Leyna Olvera says she's been hearing a lot about Chromium 6 lately. The heavy metal is a known carcinogen. And while the science on how much is safe to drink is up for debate she worries about the heavy metal found in the water across the valley including where she lives, Desert Hot Springs.  

  • Sacramento

    California's Gas Tax Hike Shows Governor's Political Skill

    California's gas tax hike shows governor's political skill

    California Gov. Jerry Brown employed all the tricks he's accumulated over a lifetime in politics to pass one of the largest state tax increases in recent memory in one frenzied week.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown employed all the tricks he's accumulated over a lifetime in politics to pass one of the largest state tax increases in recent memory in one frenzied week.

  • City of Palm Springs Takes A Stand On Discrimination

    City of Palm Springs Takes A Stand On Discrimination

    Thursday, April 6 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-04-07 02:15:52 GMT
    The Palm Springs City Council received cheers when they unanimously passed an anti-discrimination ordinance at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Council member J.R. Roberts says he's proud his city is taking a stand, "I'm always excited when our city leads the way in something like non-discrimination because Palm Springs prides itself on being inclusive at every level." Council members came up with the idea after President Donald Trump signed executive orders on immigration....
    The Palm Springs City Council received cheers when they unanimously passed an anti-discrimination ordinance at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Council member J.R. Roberts says he's proud his city is taking a stand, "I'm always excited when our city leads the way in something like non-discrimination because Palm Springs prides itself on being inclusive at every level." Council members came up with the idea after President Donald Trump signed executive orders on immigration....
  • You Ask. We Investigate.® Chromium 6 Levels in Water at School

    You Ask. We Investigate.® Chromium 6 Levels in Water at School

    Thursday, April 6 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-04-07 01:20:49 GMT

    A local school alerts parents about elevated levels of Chromium 6 at Westside Elementary in Thermal.

    The Coachella Valley Water District tells us water at the school is similar to that of many of their customers.

    A local school alerts parents about elevated levels of Chromium 6 at Westside Elementary in Thermal.

    The Coachella Valley Water District tells us water at the school is similar to that of many of their customers.

  • Twentynine Palms

    Joshua Tree National Park Makes it Easy for Public to Report Graffiti

    Joshua Tree National Park Makes it Easy for Public to Report Graffiti

    Thursday, April 6 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-04-06 17:09:41 GMT

     Joshua Tree National Park as well as many other parks across the country, has experienced a notable increase in visitation in recent years.  With that increase also means an increase of graffiti and acts of intentional vandalism within the park. 

     Joshua Tree National Park as well as many other parks across the country, has experienced a notable increase in visitation in recent years.  With that increase also means an increase of graffiti and acts of intentional vandalism within the park. 

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    EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Joshua Tree Hiker Found Dead Say Son Killed Friend and Himself to End Suffering

    EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Joshua Tree Hiker Found Dead Say Son Killed Friend and Himself to End Suffering

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-10-21 03:33:37 GMT

    The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department told Joseph Orbeso's parents Gilbert and Corina Mallari, their son shot his friend Rachel Nguyen and then killed himself. The couple had been missing since July after going for a hike in Joshua Tree. They say they were shocked at the lack of context in the release because it made it look like the killing was premeditated. They say the sheriff's department told them their son did it to put an end to their suffering and ar...

    The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department told Joseph Orbeso's parents Gilbert and Corina Mallari, their son shot his friend Rachel Nguyen and then killed himself. The couple had been missing since July after going for a hike in Joshua Tree. They say they were shocked at the lack of context in the release because it made it look like the killing was premeditated. They say the sheriff's department told them their son did it to put an end to their suffering and ar...

  • Joshua Tree National Park

    Autopsy Reveals Death of Missing Joshua Tree Hikers as Murder-Suicide

    Autopsy Reveals Death of Missing Joshua Tree Hikers as Murder-Suicide

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-10-20 18:40:14 GMT

    Two bodies are found in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. They were found around 11:30 Sunday morning by search-and-rescue hikers just a mile or two from the park entrance.

    Two bodies are found in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. They were found around 11:30 Sunday morning by search-and-rescue hikers just a mile or two from the park entrance.

  • Desert Hot Springs

    Woman Fatally Shot in Desert Hot Springs

    Woman Fatally Shot in Desert Hot Springs

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-10-20 18:36:00 GMT

    A woman who was shot and wounded Thursday night in Desert Hot Springs was taken to a Wells Fargo bank parking lot in Palm Springs before help was called. 

    A woman who was shot and wounded Thursday night in Desert Hot Springs was taken to a Wells Fargo bank parking lot in Palm Springs before help was called. 

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