19-YEAR-OLD MAN ACCUSED OF SEX WITH A YUCCA VALLEY MINOR

A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of having sex with a minor girl from Yucca Valley. The girl’s family notified deputies about 5 a.m. Tuesday that the girl, whose age was not released, had not returned home after going to a movie with Cristian Hernandez, whose residence is

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS REPORTS AND SPENDS MONEY LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council began its meeting last night with an introduction of Miss Yucca Valley and her court, followed by a report by Jackie Combs of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the rest of the meeting was about spending money… The Yucca Valley

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT IN WIDE RANGING SESSION

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in two sessions tonight. The council will first meet in a workshop meeting and then move on to the regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look at tonight’s agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will start with a

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE AND ALL NATIONAL PARKS ON THIS PRESIDENT’S DAY

Entrance to Joshua Tree and all other National Parks is free today in honor of President’s Day. Reporter Edica Gonzalez joins us… In honor of President’s Day, February 20, all national parks will waive entrance fees today. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee free days

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

BOMB DISCOVERED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS HOME DURING POLICE INVESTIGATION OF HOME INVASION ROBBERY

Police officers responding to a case of a home invasion robbery in Desert Hot Springs Thursday discovered a pipe bomb in the home. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers went to a home in the 67700 block of Loma Vista Road about 6 p.m. to take a report

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WEEKEND RAIN AND WINDS, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

With a powerful winter storm bearing down on our Morongo Basin region this weekend, some safety reminders from Z107.7 News. Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm-related hazard. Over half of all

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MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS INVITED TO WELCOME NEW MAIN FIRE ENGINE

The Morongo Valley Community Services District, along with the fire department it oversees, has struggled to keep its aging main fire engine operational for well over a year. Now the CSD, the fire department, and the residents of Morongo Valley can breathe a collective sigh of relief. In this report,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Derrick Lute-Rosario, 23, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 73300 block of 29 Palms Highway about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night when Lute-Rosario grabbed the woman and began to

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CALTRANS LAYS OUT ITS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans floated the idea of instituting a pilot program aimed at more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree downtown business district. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Last night’s agenda noted

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ONE KILLED ONE MAJOR INJURY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS JOHNSON VALLEY

UPDATE: Victims were not participants.

A 55-year-old Perris man was killed in the Johnson Valley Off-Road area just after the King of the Hammers off-road race Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 1:30 p.m., Todd McLaughlin was driving a 2013 Can-Am 1000 side-by-side westbound along the ridge of

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CORONER RELEASES NAME OF MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH THURSDAY

The County Coroner has released the name of the Twentynine Palms man killed in a head-on crash in Wonder Valley Thursday. At 6:12 p.m., Nikos Lukaris, 43, was riding a 1981 600R Honda dirt bike westbound in the 86900 block of Amboy Road riding without proper lights or a helmet,

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED THE NEXT TWO MONDAYS

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

CHP OFFICERS SAVE CHOKING WOMAN AT YUCCA VALLEY RESTAURANT

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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OPEN BASKETBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY EVERY SUNDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley sponsors adult open basketball every Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club’s gym. The gym is open for ages 30 and over from 2 to 4 p.m., and is open for players aged 18 to 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is $2 at

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CHP OFFICERS SAVE CHOKING WOMAN IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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DIRT BIKE RIDER KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH ON AMBOY ROAD

A dirt-bike rider, riding without proper lights or a helmet, was killed in a head-on collision east of Twentynine Palms last night. According to the CHP, a 2002, Ford F-350 pick-up truck, driven by Patrick Candelaria, 47, of Twentynine Palms, was traveling eastbound on Amboy Road at 6:11 P.M. and

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4-YEAR-OLD FALLS OUT OF A SECOND STORY WINDOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 4-year-old boy fell out of a second story window in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the toddler, who lives in military housing in the 5900 block of Desert Knoll Avenue, opened a window in his bedroom about 9:30 p.m., leaned out and fell. The boy landed

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN DIES AFTER FALLING IN SINKHOLE

The County Coroner has released the name of a 72-year-old woman found dead in in a sinkhole at her property in Morongo Valley. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said the victim’s son had called for a welfare check on Margaret Pine, in the 50800 block of Canyon Road, shortly

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