MORE PHONY MONEY PASSED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Another phony $20 bill was passed in Yucca Valley Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a customer gave a Yucca Valley grocery store clerk the fake bill about 9 p.m. The clerk discovered the bill was counterfeit; the customer said he had gotten it from either a Yucca Valley restaurant

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SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING 70-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY MAN

UPDATE 2 p.m.:

Bud Main was located by the California Highway Patrol this morning in Banning. He was found in good health. His caregiver said that someone had given him a cane and he had been treated very kindly by those people he met in his adventure. His caretaker said

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CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIM OF FATAL CRASH WITH SCHOOL BUS

The Coroner’s Office has released the name of the driver who was killed in a crash with a school bus last week. Lawrence “Larry” Parker, 57, of Joshua Tree, was driving his 1993 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck westbound on Alta Loma about 7 a.m. Friday when a school bus,

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CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIM OF FATAL CRASH WITH SCHOOL BUS

The Coroner’s Office has released the name of the driver who was killed in a crash with a school bus last week. Lawrence “Larry” Parker, 57, of Joshua Tree, was driving his 1993 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck westbound on Alta Loma about 7 a.m. Friday when a school bus,

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING FOR MAN WHO ROBBED HOME DEPOT

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who robbed Home Depot Monday, and when confronted by store employees, told them he had a gun. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the suspect left the Yucca Valley store by the emergency exit about10:30 a.m. Monday with several hundred dollars worth of

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DEPUTIES SEARCH FOR HOME DEPOT ROBBERY SUSPECT

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who robbed Home Depot Monday, and when confronted by store employees, told them he had a gun. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the suspect left the Yucca Valley store by the emergency exit about 10:30 a.m. Monday with several hundred dollars worth

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ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man suspected of armed robbery in Yucca Valley last night. According to a Sheriff’s report, just after 7 p.m., a man, wearing a beanie and dreadlocks and a yellow reflective vest, walked into No Limits, in the 57500 block of 29 Palms Highway,

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JOSEPH PHIPPS SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS FOR MURDER OF HIS WIFE

The Joshua Tree man convicted of shooting and killing his wife during an argument more than a year and a half ago was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life. Joseph Phipps, 42, was convicted in July of shooting Christy Utley in the head January 30, 2013, in their bedroom

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SNOWBIRD ARRIVAL ANTICIPATED

The Snowbird is a common winter migrant easily recognized by its lightly covered, bright colored plumage. Traveling in well-appointed nests, they usually arrive in early January to take advantage of the warmer temperatures in the Mohave and Colorado Deserts. You’ll see them throughout the Park in campgrounds, visitors centers, hiking

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FRIDAY MORNING POWER OUTAGES

Several thousand residents from Joshua Tree to Twentynine Palms were affected by a power outage Friday morning. The outage was reported at 8:06 in areas from Friendly Hills in Joshua Tree, Copper Mountain College, and various neighborhoods in Twentynine Palms. Copper Mountain College cancelled all classes for the day. According

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BREAKING NEWS--1 KILLED IN CRASH WITH SCHOOL BUS NEAR LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

Updated Friday, 2:30 p.m.

The California Highway Patrol has released a few additional details about Friday morning’s fatal crash in Yucca Valley. According to CHP Officer Randy O’Brien, a white 193 Toyota Tacoma, driven by an unidentified 57-year-old Joshua Tree man, was traveling westbound on Alta Loma at 6:58 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING GIRLFRIEND'S DOG

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called about 4 p.m. asking for help with her live-in boyfriend, Michael Sommers, 68, who had been drinking and arguing with her. The woman took a nap, and when she

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NEW YUCCA VALLEY FIRE ENGINE TOO BIG FOR THE STATION

More than two years after it was ordered, the Yucca Valley Fire Department finally has its new fire truck. Sort of. The truck, which was built on the East Coast and then driven to the West Coast—and then made the rounds of firefighting conventions—arrived at Station 41 in Yucca Valley

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*******CRITICAL MISSING PERSON ALERT*******

UPDATE 5:15 P.M. Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling found Ronald Anderson. He is safe and OK, and is being returned to his care facility.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in finding a critical missing person. Ronald Anderson is 84 years old, has white hair and brown eyes,

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TRIAL FOR CHRISTOPHER LEE, CHARGED IN MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN, MOVED TO SAN BERNARDINO

Christopher Lee—charged with the murder of Erin Corwin—and his attorney were in court again yesterday, to hear if a new judge will be assigned to their case. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… In a Joshua Tree courtroom today, Judge Rodney Cortez followed a court decision handed down by

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BREAKING NEWS: CHRISTOPHER LEE CASE TRANSFERRED TO SAN BERNARDINO COURT

Christopher Lee and his attorney were in court again today, to hear if a new judge will be assigned to their case. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

In a Joshua Tree courtroom today, Judge Rodney Cortez followed a court decision handed down by the Fourth Circuit court of

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CORONERS RELEASE NAMES OF VICTIMS OF TWO FATAL CRASHES

The San Bernardino County coroner’s office has released the names of the two victims of fatal crashes in Yucca Valley this past weekend. Killed in a single vehicle motorcycle crash early Friday morning was Brandon Beauchamp, 23, a Marine corporal with 7th Marines who has been stationed at the Twentynine

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FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED

The flash flood watch for portions of northwest Arizona and Southeast California has been canceled. Significant tropical moisture is now expected to remain confined to far southern California and southern Arizona. The threat of heavy rainfall and flash flooding has been diminished over central and southern Mohave county Arizona and

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN KILLED IN PALMS SPRINGS CRASH SUNDAY

A Yucca Valley woman was one of two people killed in a head-on crash on North Indian Canyon between I-10 and Tramview Road in Palm Springs yesterday. The fatal crash, just before 3:00 Sunday afternoon, closed the road for several hours. Palm Springs police reports a 2003 Acura Integra driven

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ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN YUCCA MESA CRASH SATURDAY

We have few details about a fatal crash in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon, but what we do know is one person was killed, and three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Yucca Mesa Road and Douglas Drive at 12:40 p.m. One vehicle rolled over into

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