ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Flyer’s gas station in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men entered the convenience store in the 56200 block of 29 Palms Highway, about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday while several people were inside shopping. The men brandished a gun

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THREE BOYS PLAYING WITH LIGHTER START FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three young boys are believed responsible for a fire in Twentynine Palms Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, an 8-year-old boy and two friends found a lighter behind an apartment building in the 72300 block of Old Dale Road, and started lighting twigs on fire. One twig then caught

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MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

A man was critically injured when he was thrown from his motorcycle Monday afternoon following a collision in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s reports, the man, identified only as being in his 50s, was riding his cruising-type motorcycle eastbound on Buena Vista about noon when the motorcycle and a small,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE KILLED AT SAN BERNARDINO STRIP CLUB

A 20-year-old Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms was killed early Sunday morning when he was shot at a San Bernardino County strip club. The San Bernardino City police and fire departments were called at 2:12 a.m. for shots fired at the Flesh Club Showgirls strip club. Responding personnel found Douglas

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FREE HOME ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP THIS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is holding a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 18. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Sportsman Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue, in Joshua Tree, from 9:30 to 3:30. Call 909-723-1620 for an appointment.

ONE MINOR INJURY IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

A spectacular crash in Joshua Tree Friday morning sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries. About 6:45 a.m., a white Ford Fiesta, driven westbound in the number 2 lane about 55 to 60 miles per hour by Joshua Baxter, 21, of Joshua Tree, did not slow down for

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ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men involved in an attempted home invasion burglary in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 11:40 a.m., a woman called 911 to report that two men came to her front door in the 7500 block of Canyon, and when she didn’t answer, they went around to

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ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two men involved in a home invasion burglary in Yucca Valley Thursday. About 11:40 a.m. a woman called 911 to report that came to her front door on the corner of Pinon and Canyon,, and when she didn’t answer, they went around to the back

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TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN 2014 MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN DELAYED

After hearing motions Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, jury selection was scheduled to have begun yesterday for the man accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin in June of 2014. However, the district attorney turned over new evidence to Lee’s attorney yesterday, which forced a continuance of Lee’s

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL CELL TOWER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission had expected, and unexpected news in its meeting last night. In the surprise column, Commissioner Vickie Bridenstine announced that last night was her last meeting as a planning commissioner, as she had accepted a job with an engineering firm that she felt would pose a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRITICALLY INJURED BY SUSPECTED DUI HIT AND RUN DRIVER

A Twentynine Palms man was critically injured Sunday evening when he was hit by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver who then fled the scene. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randy Miller and his wife were crossing Highway 62 in a crosswalk at Tamarisk Avenue about 7:50 when

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN HIT-AND-RUN BY ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVER

A Twentynine Palms man was critically injured Sunday evening when he was hit by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver who then fled the scene. According to a Sheriff’s report, Randy Miller and his wife were crossing Highway 62 in a crosswalk at Tamarisk Avenue about 7:50 when

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MARINE LOSES PART OF LEG IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A Twentynine Palms Marine lost part of his leg in a motorcycle crash at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Investigators say Mike Gomez, 23, was riding his Suzuki racing motorcycle westbound on Joe Davis Drive at about 3:00 Saturday afternoon when he lost control and struck a stucco sign

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LOW AND NO COST PET MICROCHIPS, VACCINES, SPAY AND NEUTER OFFERED

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering, and free spaying, neutering, and vaccines in April for all feral cats. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying

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RAIN CAUSES THREE CRASHES IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY MORNING WITHIN 30 MINUTES

Three nearly identical roll-over crashes occurred on Highway 62 Friday morning within just a few miles—and within 30 minutes—of each other. The first crash happened at 7:36 at Lear Avenue and Highway 62 during the rain when an eastbound vehicle hydroplaned in water on the highway. The male driver lost

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PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT

The County Planning Commission yesterday approved the controversial Alta Mira housing development planned adjacent to Friendly Hills Elementary School in Joshua Tree. The 4-to-1 split decision gives the go-ahead to the 248-unit gated community. Commissioner Paul Smith, representing Morongo Basin, cast the lone opposing vote. He argued that the project

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING THREE CHILDREN

A Yucca Valley father was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, the grandparents of three children, ranging in age from 2 to 5 years old, were babysitting when they noticed that children were covered in bruises. The grandparents called Child Protective Services and the

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ARMED ROBBERY AT PLAZA MART IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday night in Twentynine Palms. About 8 p.m., two men, identified only as black, entered the Plaza Mart in the Historic Plaza, and robbed it at gunpoint. The men then fled; no further information

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DEPUTIES SEARCHING FOR JEEP THAT INTENTIONALLY CRASHED INTO YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a bizarre case of vandalism at a Yucca Valley house. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owners of a home in the 57900 block of San Andreas Road have reported that several times over the last two weeks, an unknown suspect has driven onto their property

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NO REASON GIVEN AS POWER OUTAGES AFFECT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS

A power outage throughout the Morongo Basin Monday left tens of thousands of residents without power for hours, some for as long as 18 hours. Residents in Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Landers, Pioneertown, and Morongo Valley reported power outages between 8:30 and 9 a.m. While power was restored

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