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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL HIS GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of trying to kill his girlfriend. Deputies were called to the Desert Oasis Healthcare in Yucca Valley when the victim arrived to be treated for her injuries. The woman said that about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nelson Mora, 42, grabbed her by the right arm and threw her on the bed. He then grabbed her arm, which dislocated her shoulder. She said Mora climbed on top of her and kneed her several times in the head and face. She said he also choked her, placed a pillow over her face and suffocated her to the point she lost consciousness. When she regained consciousness, Mora refused to leave, and held her captive for 24 hours, before she was able to get away and seek medical help. Deputies located Mora about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 7800 block of Fox Trail in Yucca Valley. Nelson Mora was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $1 million.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of trying to kill his girlfriend. Deputies were called to the Desert Oasis Healthcare in Yucca Valley when the victim arrived to be treated for her injuries. The woman said that about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nelson Mora, 42, grabbed her by the right arm and threw her on the bed. He then grabbed her arm, which dislocated her shoulder. She said Mora climbed on top of her and kneed her several times in the head and face. She said he also choked her, placed a pillow over her face and suffocated her to the point she lost consciousness. When she regained consciousness, Mora refused to leave, and held her captive for 24 hours, before she was able to get away and seek medical help. Deputies located Mora about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 7800 block of Fox Trail in Yucca Valley. Nelson Mora was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $1 million.

GOVERNOR ORDERS CLOSURE OF BARS, RESTAURANTS AND OTHER INDOOR OPERATIONS

According to California Governor Gavin Newsom, effective immediately, 19 counties, including San Bernardino County, must close indoors operations for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and family entertainment, zoos, museums, and cardrooms until further notice. Bars must close all operations until further notice.

STATE ORDERS BARS CLOSED IN 7 COUNTIES, URGES CLOSURE IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars and nightclubs to close in Los Angeles and six other counties, citing the spread of the coronavirus. He also urged eight other county health departments—including San Bernardino—to order the closure of those businesses. Counties with closure orders include Los Angeles, Fresno, Kern, San Joaquin, Tulare, Kings, and Imperial. The eight counties urged to close bars and night spots are San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sacramento, and Stanislaus.

Earlier this month, the state released guidelines for how and when counties could allow bars to re-open; The counties being ordered to close bars have been on the state’s watch list for not meeting those guidelines for more than 14 days. The counties being urged to close bars have been on the state’s watch list for three to 14 days.

TWENTYNINE PALMS TO HOST FIREWORKS SHOW

The question on the minds of many Morongo Basin residents is whether or not there will be a Fourth of July fireworks show. Yucca Valley has postponed its fireworks show until Labor Day weekend. In Twentynine Palms, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will host a fireworks show on Saturday, July 4, starting at 9 p.m. The show will feature high-altitude fireworks that will be visible on base and in Twentynine Palms, so that most residents can watch the display from the safety of their own homes. If you can see the sky over the base, you can see the fireworks show.