WOMAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING PINNED BY CAR AT GAS PUMP

A 35-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday evening after she was trapped between her car and a gas pump in Twentynine Palms. According to Battalion Chief Mike Snow, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the AM/PM gas station in the 73400 block of 29 Palms Highway about 6 p.m. to extricate

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER SUSPECTED DUI CRASH IN PALM SPRINGS THAT KILLED ANOTHER YUCCA VALLEY MAN

A Yucca Valley man has been arrested after a suspected DUI Crash killed another Yucca Valley man in Palm Springs Monday evening. The Palm Springs Police Department said they arrested 50-year-old Robert Garcia Jr. for investigation of driving under the influence of drugs causing a deadly crash which killed Keyon

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WOMAN WITH A GUN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after a woman said he threatened her with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Branden Nesbit, 26, was arguing with a woman in the 5000 block of 1st Street West in Joshua Tree about noon. The woman told deputies that Nesbit grabbed

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN KILLED IN VEHICLE-VERSUS-PEDESTRIAN CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree woman was killed when she was hit by a pick-up truck last night. According to a preliminary report from the California Highway Patrol, 57-year-old Michele Fleming was crossing the highway northbound at Grand View Circle when she was struck by a silver Toyota Tacoma in the number

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB SEEKS DONATION

The Santa Fe Social Club is accepting donations for its rummage sale next month. Residents are encouraged to donate furniture, books, toys, household items and other treasures for the two-day sale, set for February 9 and 10. The sale will raise money for the club’s programs, social activities, and items

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ARMED ROBBER SENTENCED FRIDAY TO 22 YEARS IN STATE PRISON 

A Victorville man convicted of robbing four businesses in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms two years ago was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison. In February 2015, Ramirez Brown, 37, who has ties to the area, robbed a smoke shop on Adobe Road, a liquor store in the

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MBCA ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW ASKS, “WHAT ABOUT MY WATER”

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting has earned a reputation for introducing cutting-edge issues and innovations presented locally by industry experts. This year’s meeting looks to continue the tradition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… The Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s 2017 annual meeting is this Saturday, January 28, from

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO REVIEW CHARGES OF RECKLESS DRIVING, HIT-AND-RUN DURING YUCCA VALLEY PROTEST

The District Attorney’s office will review a case of reckless driving and hit-and-run during the Women’s March protest in Yucca Valley Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Chris Kallgren of Yucca Valley was standing near the curb on Highway 62 near Old Woman Springs Road about 11 a.m. holding a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS A “PROJECT PHOENIX” BRIEFING

The Twentynine Palms City Council heard a presentation last night about its plans for Project Phoenix, a multi-use facility downtown financed by tax-exempt bonds. The council wanted to find out if—and how—the components of Project Phoenix would fit on the proposed site. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION MONDAY

Five Twentynine Palms residents were injured in a head-on collision in Twentynine Palms Monday, three of them seriously. According to CHP officer Colin Quayle, witnesses said Charles Newton, 62, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 pickup truck erratically eastbound on Indian Trail about 12:50 p.m. As Newton approached Knoll Drive,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL KILLED IN TRUCK ACCIDENT NEAR TEMECULA

A 15-year-old Twentynine Palms girl was killed and four others were injured in a rollover crash Friday near Temecula. The California Highway Patrol said 40-year-old Nicole Rachel was driving a Ford F450 pickup truck southbound on Interstate 15 just south of Temecula about 8:00 a.m. when the truck hydroplaned in

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BLOOD DRIVE ON BASE MONDAY

Blood drives across the country have been cancelled recently due to severe winter weather, and there is a desperate shortage of donated blood. Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives in 27 states have been forced to cancel due to bad weather. The American Red Cross will hold a blood

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES COPY

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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UPDATE: CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL AFTER EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES

The coroner has now identified the Yucca Valley man killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel after an exchange of gunfire with two deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday night as Matthew Corral, 22, of Yucca Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Corral was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition westbound on Highland Avenue in Yucca Valley about 9:30 p.m. when for unknown reasons, he

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MAN KILLED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL 6 HAD BEEN SMOKING METH FOR DAYS

The man who died in a shooting at a motel in Twentynine Palms early Tuesday morning had been smoking methamphetamine for days with his girlfriend, and they were in fear for their lives from unknown killers, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called to the Motel 6 on 29

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OVER 2.5 MILLION VISITORS TO OVER CAPACITY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN 2016

If you thought Joshua Tree National Park was more crowded than ever last year, you were right. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details on the park’s visitors…

More than 2.5 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park last year; 2,514,839 to be exact. That’s 500,000 more visitors than all

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DEAD BODY FOUND AT MOTEL 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

9:45 a.m. An update to the story we reported earlier today:

The suspect in a shooting at Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms early this morning has been found deceased. Deputies who responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired at the motel on the highway in Twentynine Palms

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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room

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