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PSPD Locate Missing Juvenile After Short Search

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The Palm Springs Police Department have found a missing juvenile who disappeared around 2:30pm Saturday afternoon. Police say the missing female, approximately 10-years old disappeared in the area of Indian Canyon and Alejo Rd in Palm Springs. The juvenile was reported to be wearing a blue shirt, with white leggings. Approximately two hours after the search began, PSPD confirmed that they had found the child at a undisclosed location.

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Locate Missing "At Risk" Adult

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After a nearly 3 hour search on the ground and in the air, PSPD has successfully located Harry Dempster. Dempster, a dementia patient had been reported missing at 8:45 Monday night in the area of Ramon Rd. and Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Police Department want's to thank everyone for their help in finding Harry and bringing him home safely.

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Desert Hot Springs

Family Speaks Out About Desert Hot Springs Drowning Video included

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An 8-year-old boy has drowned in a Desert Hot Springs resort swimming pool. Family members tell KMIR News he was Isaac Moore of Desert Hot Springs, a student at Cabot Yerxa Elementary School.

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Twentynine Palms

Large Search Underway For Two Missing Joshua Tree Hikers

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A large search is currently underway for two hikers believed to be lost in Joshua Tree National Park. A vehicle belonging to the couple was found in the vicinity of the Maize Loop, in the northwest area of the park. Both individuals are in there 20’s. The woman is of Asian descent and the man’s nationality is not known at this time.

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Big Bear

Two Killed in Big Bear Plane Crash; One a Local Sheriff's Deputy

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Two people have died in a small plane crash outside of Big Bear, CA. At approximately 10:30pm Saturday evening deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department were requested to respond to the Apple Valley Airport in search of a vehicle belonging to the victim.  The reporting party stated the victims were flying in from Big Bear and were overdue.

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Local Man Impacted by Transgender Ban Video included

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The Commander in Chief is changing military policy, and he announced it Wednesday morning on Twitter.

President Trump is putting a ban on transgender individuals entering the military, and reversing a policy initially approved by the Pentagon under former President Barack Obama.

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Indian Wells

Valley Resident and Oldest Man in America Dies at 111

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Clarence "Larry" Matthews of Indian Wells, the oldest man in America, has died at the age of 111. 
His neighbor and friend, Larry Bonafide, says he died peacefully in his sleep Saturday with his family by his side. 

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Riverside

County Treasurer Takes Over As Chief Financial Officer

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Riverside County Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent will be taking over as the county's chief financial officer next month, following the retirement of current CFO Paul McDonnell, it was announced Friday. Kent, 48, is following his former boss for the second time in his career with the switch. 

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Border Patrol Agents Discover Meth in Truck's Gas Tank

Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint. Methamphetamine found in truck's gas tank at Hwy. 86 checkpoint.
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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Friday, July 21,2017...

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Records 20 Million Riders
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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has surpassed 20 million visitors, thanks to four friends visiting Palm Springs from the northeast this week...

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Highway Heist: Bank Robbers along Interstate 10 Video included

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Bank robbers attract a lot of attention. Maybe it's the quick cash, the notorious bandits or their escape and capture. Every good getaway needs a route, and there is one through the Coachella Valley

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Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Banned in Palm Springs Video included

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The city of Palm Springs passed a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in the city because of noise and pollution.

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Thousand Palms, Indio Power Outages

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Imperial Irrigation District says some customers in Thousand Palms and Indio are experiencing outages. 

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Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Setting 25 Coachella Valley Fires

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A man convicted of setting 25 structures and vehicles ablaze throughout the Coachella Valley over 14 months was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Friday. Luis Josue Perales, 23, pleaded guilty last month to setting 25 separate fires between Jan....

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County to Receive Funds for Zika Detection Equipment

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Riverside County supervisors are expected next week to authorize the Emergency Management Department to accept a $35,956 grant intended to cover the cost of laboratory equipment that permits health officials to identify carriers of the Zika virus....

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Palm Desert Sheriff's Deputy to Donate Kidney to Former Colleague's Son

Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Alicia Lopez will be donating her kidney to Matthew Castleberry Jr. ,3, the son of a former Deputy Sheriff. Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Alicia Lopez will be donating her kidney to Matthew Castleberry Jr. ,3, the son of a former Deputy Sheriff.
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A Palm Desert sheriff's deputy will donate a kidney to a former colleague's 3-year-old son, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday...

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Former NFL Pro Todd Marinovich to Vie for Coachella Valley Team's Starting Quarterback Gig

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Former USC and NFL player Todd Marinovich will battle for the starting quarterback job on the Coachella Valley-based SoCal Coyotes, which would make him the oldest professional quarterback in nearly 50 years...

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ACT 1 Awards Scholarships to Health Care Students

Health care students at California Nursing Education Institute: Clashea Rivera, Amedsaid Macias, and Aaron Robles receive scholarship awards at the recent ACT 1 luncheon. Health care students at California Nursing Education Institute: Clashea Rivera, Amedsaid Macias, and Aaron Robles receive scholarship awards at the recent ACT 1 luncheon.
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The Aging Community Team of Coachella Valley – better known as ACT 1 – recently held their scholarship awards luncheon at The Brookdale Mirage Inn, presenting 10 heath care students with $500 and $1000 awards....

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Man Charged With Arson for Allegedly Trying to Burn Down Desert Hot Springs Apartment

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A man was charged with arson Thursday after allegedly trying to burn down a Desert Hot Springs apartment following a dispute with the landlord. Steven Louis Armenta, 50, pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count each of arson and battery on a peace officer ...

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War Vets Without Diplomas Can Apply for Them Now

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Veterans of foreign wars who didn't graduate from high school can apply between now and Oct. 4 for graduation certificates issued through a Riverside County ....

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Alleged Stolen Vehicle Suspect Steals Pickup Truck in Palm Desert, Crashes in Indio Following Police Pursuit

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An alleged stolen vehicle suspect took a pickup truck in Palm Desert, then led officers on a short pursuit into Indio, where the suspect crashed the truck into a traffic sign and was taken into custody. 

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Prostate Cancer Patient First in Coachella Valley to Receive New Cancer Treatment

A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region. A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region.
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A local prostate cancer patient will be the first in the Coachella Valley to receive a new form of cancer treatment previously unavailable in the region...

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Special Palm Springs Council Meeting to Include Interviews for City Boards

Thursday's special council meeting will be held to interview and appoint applicants to the city's Planning Commission and Historic Site Preservation Board. Thursday's special council meeting will be held to interview and appoint applicants to the city's Planning Commission and Historic Site Preservation Board.
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The Palm Springs City Council Thursday will hold a special meeting that will include interviewing applicants for spots available on three city boards. The 4 p.m. meeting at the Palm Springs Convention Center -- the city council chambers are still undergoing renovations to its audio/visual system -- will include interviews and appointments to the city's Planning Commission, Historic Site Preservation Board and Measure J Oversight Commission. Each appointment would be for terms lasting... More>>

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Burglary Charges in Alleged Palm Desert Hotel Spree

Francisco Segovia, 18, pleads not guilty to burglary charges. Francisco Segovia, 18, pleads not guilty to burglary charges.
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One of two young men who allegedly committed a series of room break-ins at a Marriott property in Palm Desert last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight counts of burglary. Francisco Segovia, 18, is accused along with Jeremiah Jackson, 21, of burglarizing rooms at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas...

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Fourth of July Parades, Fireworks Shows Planned Countywide Today

At 9 p.m. Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa will have an Independence Day fireworks show. At 9 p.m. Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa will have an Independence Day fireworks show.
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Parades and fireworks celebrating America's 241st birthday are planned throughout Riverside County Tuesday. Moreno Valley's "Fourth of July Parade" will get underway at 9:30 a.m. at Alessandro Boulevard and Frederick Street, concluding about two hours later at Towngate Avenue.....

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Stolen Truck Hits Car, Crashes into Motel

No one injured after driver causes traffic collision and runs into building. No one injured after driver causes traffic collision and runs into building.
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One person is in custody after crashing a stolen pick up truck into a car and then a motel on July 4....

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CVWD: Bob Hope Drive, Ramon Road Closures Continue into July

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Traffic delays will continue into mid-summer as the Coachella Valley Water District installs a new pipe on Bob Hope Drive....

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Moderate Brush Fire Burns 10 Acres Near Beaumont

Brush fire burns 10 acres south of Banning. Brush fire burns 10 acres south of Banning.
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A brush fire scorched about 10 acres of vegetation south of Beaumont Monday. The fire was reported at 1:34 p.m. near Bolo Court and David Mountain Road...

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Coachella Valley

Smoke Advisory Issued by Air Quality Management District; Manzanita Fire Burns West of Valley

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for the Coachella Valley and area's around the Manzanita Fire. This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. A brush fire, named the Manzanita Fire, is burning in Riverside County, south of Beaumont and Banning, north of the community of San Jacinto.

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Fatal Crashes West of the Valley on Interstate 10

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Two people died in separate crashes on Interstate 10 west of the valley Sunday

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Coachella Valley

Wander List: San Andreas

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Greater Palm Springs presents ‘Wander List,’ an exciting new series hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Coachella Valley native Anndee Laskoe.

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Indio

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Ends, Prompting Slow-Moving Desert Departure

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With the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival now in the books, tens of thousands of concertgoers began a slow trek out of the desert.

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Taxes: Health Insurance Penalties Rise

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It's just four days until your taxes have to be filed, and if you don't have health insurance you're paying more this year.

The penalty went up this year under the Affordable Care Act meaning if you don't have insurance, you're paying hundreds more than last year.

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Williams Syndrome: Honoring the Memory of Jonathan Martinez

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The community is mourning after the death of an 8-year-old boy at that school shooting in San Bernardino.

Jonathan Martinez was in a class for children with disabilities, and his parents want to raise awareness about his condition.

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Construction Project to Improve Safety For State Route 62

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One of the major roads in the desert will be under construction soon, and police say the purpose is safety.

Caltrans held a meeting Wednesday night to talk about the project on State Route 62.

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Tragic Ending to Desert Hot Springs Police Call

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According to Palm Springs Unified School District, Desert Hot Springs High School, Painted Hills Middle School and Edward L. Wenzlaff Elementary school are all on lockdown as a precaution. 

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Indian Wells

Top 5: Why The BNP Paribas Open Is the Top Tennis Event In The World

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Here are the "Top 5" reasons why the BNP Paribas Open is the "Top Tennis Tournament in the World."

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Salton City

3.6 Earthquake Shakes SW of Salton City, Local Elementary School Evacuated

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A series of earthquakes have shaken the area with a most recent 3.6 magnitude earthquake shaking by the Salton City.

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Banning

Series of Earthquakes Strike Banning Pass Area

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A series of small earthquakes have shaken the Banning pass just west of the Coachella Valley. According to the USGS at approximately 10:05PM, a 3.6 shaker centered in Loma Linda was then followed by a 3.0 tremor at 10:08PM in Banning. We have no reports of damage or injury's at this time. Stay with KMIR News for updates on these recent earthquakes.

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Palm Springs

Injured Hiker Rescued By Helicopter From San Jacinto Mountains

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Emergency crews searched by ground and air today for an injured hiker stranded in the San Jacinto State Park mountains. At approximately 3:20 PM, the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue were dispatched for a lost hiker on the Skyline Trail.

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  • Palm Desert Marriott Hotel Holding Housekeeping Job Fair

    Palm Desert Marriott Hotel Holding Housekeeping Job Fair

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-07-05 18:31:44 GMT
    Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert housekeeping job fair.Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert housekeeping job fair.
    Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert will host a housekeeping job fair Wednesday, offering a number of job opportunities for prospective employees. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hotel will be conducting interviews for the positions of housekeeper and houseman/housekeeping aide. Full-time positions start at $11.55 per hour plus benefits, which include medical/dental/vision, vacation and sick paid time off, a 401K plan, Marriott hotel discounts, carpool program and rewards. ...
    Marriott's Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert will host a housekeeping job fair Wednesday, offering a number of job opportunities for prospective employees. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hotel will be conducting interviews for the positions of housekeeper and houseman/housekeeping aide. Full-time positions start at $11.55 per hour plus benefits, which include medical/dental/vision, vacation and sick paid time off, a 401K plan, Marriott hotel discounts, carpool program and rewards. ...
  • Coroner Identifies Man Who Died Following Bee Stings

    Coroner Identifies Man Who Died Following Bee Stings

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-07-04 19:06:58 GMT
    Gerardo Balbuena, 49, died after being stung by bees in Thermal field.Gerardo Balbuena, 49, died after being stung by bees in Thermal field.

    The coroner Tuesday released the name of a 49-year-old field worker who died in Thermal after being stung by bees....

    The coroner Tuesday released the name of a 49-year-old field worker who died in Thermal after being stung by bees....

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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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