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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DEPUTIES RAID ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN LUCERNE VALLEY

At least one person was arrested Thursday, accused of illegally cultivating marijuana. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division went to a location near Cottonwood Springs and LaFon Roads in Lucerne Valley about 4:30 Thursday where they found an illegal marijuana grow, along with a suspect, identified as David Torres,

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CHRISTOPHER LEE CONFESSES IN COURT TO KILLING ERIN CORWIN

Christopher Lee dropped a bombshell in court Thursday morning when he confessed to killing Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms. According to the Hi-Desert Star, Lee said he strangled his lover and neighbor because she molested his young daughter, and he testified that he wasn’t going to allow anyone to

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PROSECUTION RESTS IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, who is accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014. This week, the county’s chief medical examiner admitted under cross-examination by Lee’s attorney that Corwin’s strangulation could have happened as much as a day

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JET CRASHES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE, PILOT EJECTS AND IS UNINJURED

A Marine Corps pilot escaped serious injury when his jet crashed and burned at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., A Marine Corps spokesman said the F/A-18 Hornet had touched down on the base and after he touched down, the pilot ejected.

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NO MAJOR DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER THUNDERSTORMS BRING MUCH NEEDED RAIN

The season’s first major thunderstorm blasted the region with more than 1,000 lightning bolts in 24 hours, and more than an inch of rain doused the San Bernardino Mountains, says the National Weather Service. The top three rainfall amounts fell in Crestline, 1.67 inches, Twin Peaks, 1.66, and Lake Arrowhead,

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13 KILLED, 31 INJURED IN HORRENDOUS BUS VS. BIG RIG CRASH ON I-10 NEAR S.R. 62

Thirteen people died and 31 were injured—most of them as they slept—when a tour bus slammed into the back of a semi-truck on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs before dawn Sunday, October 23. CHP Investigators said the Alhambra-based USA Holiday charter bus carrying 44 passengers was returning to the Los

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