FATAL CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A man was killed early Saturday morning in a fatal crash in Twentynine Palms. According to the California Highway Patrol, Shawn Lance, 35, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was driving his 1995 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck westbound on Indian Trail about 12:20 a.m. The CHP estimates his speed was 90 to 100

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER PLANS AT LEAST TWO ROCK CONCERTS A YEAR

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center—also known as the Institute for Mentalphysics—hosted its first two rock concerts earlier this year, eliciting criticism from some who considered them too loud and inappropriate. But there’s a larger social purpose, the center says, and so the events will continue. Reporter David Haldane has the

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TUESDAY

The Twentynine Palms Public Works Department has announced road closures next week due to road maintenance. Manzanita Road from the highway to Hatch Road will be closed, as will Juanita Avenue from Estrella to Euycalyptus on Tuesday, November 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be

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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED WEDNESDAY FOR NOT UPDATING ADDRESS

A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday night, accused of not updating his address. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop at Cholla Avenue and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms about 10 p.m. Inside the vehicle was Lawrence Navarette, 56. The deputy determined that Navarette was

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HOW MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION PLAYS OUT HERE IN THE MORONGO BASIN

With the passage of Proposition 64, The “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA), personal recreational use of marijuana is now permitted in the state of California, but under strict guidelines. Z107.7 News contacted our local city managers who said the passage of Prop 64 will change how marijuana use is

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MAN INJURED FOLLOWING CRASH ON QUAD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 19-year-old man received head injuries following a crash on an ATV Wednesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s department, the man, who was not identified, and a passenger were riding a quad on a sidewalk southbound on Mesquite Springs Road about 2:15 p.m. The man misjudged a turn near El

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NATIONAL AND STATE ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

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FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

In yesterday’s presidential election, Donald Trump beat out Hillary Clinton, with 279 electoral votes to 218. Kamala Harris is California’s next U.S. senator, with 66 percent of the vote. Congressman Paul Cook and Assemblyman Chad Mayes easily kept their seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and California Assembly, with

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EARLY ELECTION RESULTS: 8 P.M.

Updated 10 p.m. In local contests, Jeff Drozd and Robert Lombardo and are the early winners for the Yucca Valley Town Council, each with 29 percent (29.68 and 29.01). In Twentynine Palms, Steve Bilderain and Joel Klink and are the leading candidates, with 30.66 percent and 27.01 percent, respectively. For

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN CONVICTED IN PENNSYLVANIA MURDER, DISMEMBERMENT

A Twentynine Palms woman has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2002 slaying and dismemberment of a man whose charred remains were later found in barrels at a waste disposal site in eastern Pennsylvania. Jurors in Pennsylvania convicted 48-year-old Stacy Britton of Twentynine Palms of first-degree murder on Monday

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SIX DRUG RAIDS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND LANDERS NET 8 ARRESTS, 1400 PLANTS

Eight people were arrested, and more than 1400 marijuana plants and 19 pounds of marijuana were seized during six drug raids in Yucca Valley and Landers Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Marijuana Enforcement Team and Sheriff’s deputies went to four homes in Landers: in the 2700 block of

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HOW TO RETURN BALLOTS IN TIME FOR TUESDAY’S ELECTION

Area residents who are voting by mail must return their ballots to the county elections office in time for Tuesday’s election. The ballots may be mailed, but must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 8, and received within three business days following the election. To ensure your ballot is

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED, ARRESTED, IN DUI CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A motorcyclist was arrested for suspected driving under the influence following a crash in Morongo Valley Thursday afternoon. About 4:20, Anthony Demars, 47, of Morongo Valley, was riding his 2014 Honda motorcycle westbound in the number 1 lane of the highway. The California Highway Patrol notes that due to Demars’

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CHRISTOPHER LEE FOUND GUILTY OF 1ST DEGREE MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN

Guilty. Guilty of murder in the first degree with the special circumstance of lying in wait. That was the verdict reached by a jury of 10 women and two men after deliberating about 3 hours over the fate of Christopher Lee, who killed his lover and next-door neighbor Erin Corwin

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LONG-TERM AIDS SURVIVOR WILL DISCUSS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AT SATURDAY MEETING

Long-term AIDS survivor Tom Place will talk about long term survival by using cannabis at a special meeting of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project. Place will discuss how to get healthy without getting high, what types of products give the best results, how to get the right dose, and how to

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MORONGO VALLEY CRASH KILLS DOG, JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES WOMAN

A man escaped serious injury, but his dog was killed, in a roll-over crash in Morongo Valley Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons the truck left the highway and hit a power pole near North Star Trail. The

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JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN TODAY IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The defense and the prosecution both rested their cases Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Christopher Lee. Lee is a former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his neighbor and lover, Erin Corwin, and dumping her body down a mine shaft in the desert east of Twentynine Palms two

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESTAURANT ROBBED BY MAN WITH MACHETE

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help for information concerning an armed robbery at a Twentynine Palms restaurant early Monday morning. According to Detective Chad Johnson, a man armed with a machete and wearing a camouflage military uniform, hat, and a bandana over his face walked into Castaneda’s

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Z107.7 NEWS OFFER HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ON AND OFF THE ROAD

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety. The National Safety Council said darting or running into the road accounts for about 70 percent of pedestrian deaths

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EARLY VOTING BEGINS MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Beginning Monday, October 31, voters in the Morongo Basin can cast an early ballot in Yucca Valley prior to the November 8 presidential general election. The early voting site at the Yucca Valley Town Hall will also collect mail-in ballots from voters. Earlier this month, early voting began at the

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