MAN DEAD FOLLOWING A SHOOTING IN YUCCA MESA EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

A man is dead following a shooting in Yucca Mesa early this morning. According to Sheriff’s Homicide Sergeant Greg Myler, deputies were called to the 57700 block of Belmont Street at 12:52 a.m. for shots fired, and a 29-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. Myler said

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES; DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE

Three Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one more, following a burglary and drug lab investigation in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a Sheriff’s task force served two search warrants at 9:42 a.m. at homes in the 5200 block of Warren

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THREE MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES; DETECTIVES SEARCHING FOR ONE MORE

Three Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for one more, following a burglary and drug lab investigation in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a Sheriff’s task force served two search warrants at 9:42 a.m. at homes in the 5200 block of Warren

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR NOTES PROGRESS IN HIS STATE OF THE TOWN REMARKS

Representatives from 10 government agencies, educational and health care organizations, as well as from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base and Joshua Tree National Park gathered Thursday afternoon to present a State of the Morongo Basin to about 200 people at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER FACES $1.3 MILLION IN UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY

Yesterday we reported that new government accounting standards revealed a projected $400,000 unfunded pension liability at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. At last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, directors learned that district’s potential liability for unfunded pensions was more than triple the Bighorn figures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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LANDERS MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SEMI IN LANDERS TUESDAY NIGHT

A 45-year-old Landers man was killed last night when he was hit by a semi-truck as he was crossing Highway 247 in Landers. According to CHP Officer K. Casserly, about 9:40 p.m., Solomon Kings was crossing Highway 247 just north of Sunnyslope Drive, between Linn Road and Reche Road. The

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PILOT ERROR, FAULTY PART CAUSED FATAL TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE HELICOPTER CRASH

Two Marine officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed at the Combat Center in January disregarded warning lights that indicated an emergency with the aircraft’s oil pressure. The Marine Corps Times obtained a copy of the investigation into the crash and reported Sunday that the UH-1Y Huey helicopter was

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CORONER IDENTIFIES TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTORCYCLIST KILLED DOING HIGH SPEED WHEELIES ON ADOBE ROAD

A 31-year-old motorcycle rider died following a crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, witnesses reported the motorcycle rider–Hayward Adams, of Twentynine Palms–doing wheelies and speeding southbound on Adobe Road about 11:50 a.m. As Adams approached Manana Drive on his gray 2008 Honda, Greer said

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

An opening art reception will be held Friday, October 30, in the main hospital lobby of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, starting at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, tour the new galleries, and meet the featured artists: Barbara Spiller, Adam Azeris, and Bijan Masoumpanah. All art is for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

A motorcycle rider died following a crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, witnesses reported the motorcycle rider–who has not yet been identified–doing wheelies and speeding southbound on Adobe Road about 11:50 a.m. As the rider approached Manana Drive on his gray 2008 Honda, Greer

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON BURGLARY WARRANT, DRUG POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of burglary and drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called deputies about 3 p.m. Thursday to say that a man was jumping neighbors’ fences near Elata Avenue and Joshua Lane in Yucca Valley. When the neighbor confronted the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN KILLED IN CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

A motorcycle rider died following a crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, witnesses reported the motorcycle rider–who has not yet been identified–doing wheelies and speeding southbound on Adobe Road about 11:50 a.m. As the rider approached Manana Drive on his gray 2008 Honda, Greer

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TWO ARRESTED FOR DRUGS AND A WARRANT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Wednesday morning, one accused of various drug charges, and the other on a warrant. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Cantu, deputies served a search warrant on a home in the 72000 of Sunnyslope Drive in Twentynine Palms about 8:20 a.m. During the search, deputies

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2,300 MARINES AND SAILORS RETURNING HOME TO TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Approximately 2,300 Marines and sailors will be returning home to Southern California, including the Twentynine Palms Combat Center Friday, October 23, after a 6-month deployment to Iraq. The troops formed the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, 15.2. The Marines and sailors of 15.2 were sent in April

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YUCCA MESA GIRL'S WISH COMES TRUE IN A SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER

Z107.7 has featured several stories about Abigail Snipes, the almost 13-year-old girl from Yucca Mesa who had a cancerous 15-pound tumor removed from her neck in January. In March, friends of the family sponsored Abigail’s Day, a fund-raising event so that her parents wouldn’t have to worry about paying rent

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING DAUGHTER, ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of punching his daughter in the eye. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl said her father was upset with her and slapped and punched her in the face, giving her a black eye on Tuesday, October 13. After an investigation,

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WANTED PAROLEE CAUGHT HIDING FROM DEPUTIES IN JOSHUA TREE

A parolee-at-large is back behind bars after he attempted to hide from Sheriff’s deputies in Joshua Tree. Saturday, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a residence in the 3100 block of Inez Avenue after a report of a parolee-at-large living at the location. Deputies responding to

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LUCERNE VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE FACING RECALL

 

A Lucerne Valley school board trustee who has been censured twice by the school board is facing a recall election in February. Dawn Turnbull was elected to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District in 2010, but was censured in March for posting derogatory comments about school board members, district

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RESTRAINING ORDER PROCESS STREAMLINED

The San Bernardino County courthouse has streamlined the process to apply for a request for a domestic violence restraining order. The requests may be filed in person, by fax, or through the court’s website, sb-court.org. Requests received by 3 p.m. Monday through Friday will be reviewed by a judicial officer

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ARREST MADE, VICTIM IDENTIFIED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the murder of a Twentynine Palms man early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were called to the 5500 block of Abronia Avenue at 3:04 a.m. for shots fired. When they arrived, they found Patrick

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