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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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    Palm Springs Named Top Five Vacation Destination by Vacation Rental Management Company

    Palm Springs Named Top Five Vacation Destination by Vacation Rental Management Company

    Monday, August 21 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-08-21 23:41:04 GMT

    Palm Springs was named a top five travel destination by property management company TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which offers short-term rental properties. 

    Palm Springs was named a top five travel destination by property management company TurnKey Vacation Rentals, which offers short-term rental properties. 

  • La Quinta

    Alleged Drugged Driver in Custody for Striking Pedestrian in La Quinta, Fleeing Scene

    Alleged Drugged Driver in Custody for Striking Pedestrian in La Quinta, Fleeing Scene

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:51:45 GMT

    An alleged drugged driver who hit a pedestrian with his pickup truck in La Quinta, then fled the scene of the non-fatal collision, is in custody Monday, the sheriff's department reported. 

    An alleged drugged driver who hit a pedestrian with his pickup truck in La Quinta, then fled the scene of the non-fatal collision, is in custody Monday, the sheriff's department reported. 

  • Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-08-21 22:35:35 GMT
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & John...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & John...
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