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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MURDER INVESTIGATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS MORNING

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 McGee, 32, dead from a

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ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL AT COPPER MOUNTAIN DRILL YESTERDAY

With school shootings in the headlines, our own Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station held a training exercise at Copper Mountain College yesterday. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… It began with a resounding pop, pop, pop! Within minutes sheriff’s squad cars were converging on Copper Mountain College with

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PIONEER DAYS EVENTS START TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Salute is a tribute to those who serve our country—military, first responders, and volunteers. The Salute will be held during Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms, and begins with the arrival of the American Veterans Traveling Vietnam Wall at Tom Nicoll Stadium about 4 p.m. Wednesday. The wall

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PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED NATIONAL MONUMENTS AT WHITEWATER TOMORROW

A public meeting will be held tomorrow on the proposed three national monuments designations in the California desert. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at the Whitewater Preserve. The proposed Mojave Trails National Monument would preserve desert lands linking Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

In honor of the National Park’s 100th anniversary they are celebrating with a Night Sky Festival. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has your invitaition… The National Park Service, steward of Joshua Tree National Park and over 400 other park sites around the country, celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016. At Joshua

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OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

The third annual Oktoberfest and fall festival is today in Yucca Valley. The festival will feature a the American Bavarian Brass Band out of Beaumont, which will play all kinds of German music. Our own morning show co-host Pat Michaels will be there all day, along with Tom Huls, who

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PNEUMONIA THREATENS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK BIGHORN SHEEP

Joshua Tree National Park rangers are closely watching the bighorn sheep in the park after a lamb died from pneumonia in August. Park spokesman George Land said the first report of a sick and coughing bighorn sheep was reported in early May, and the sick lamb, who died shortly after

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BACKHOE CAUSES MAJOR GAS LEAK IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A backhoe struck a gas line causing a major gas leak in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a construction company backhoe had dug a 5-foot-deep hole in the 7300 block of Hanford Avenue, between Yucca Trail and Arcadia Trail, when it struck the gas line about

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1,200 POUNDS OF UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TURNED IN

During the 10th Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station received 26 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. More than 1,200 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription drugs were turned into 10 County Sheriff’s Department stations on Saturday, September 26. The most drugs–481 pounds–were delivered to the Yucaipa

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CADIZ WATER PROJECT GETS A MAJOR SETBACK

The Cadiz pipeline project, which would would tap an aquifer in the Cadiz Valley and move 16 billion gallons of water annually to coastal California, received a setback last week. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said in a letter dated October 2 that Cadiz can’t use an existing railway

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YUCCA VALLEY WALGREEN'S BURGLARIZED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Burglars stole a van from the Hi-Desert Star parking lot in Yucca Valley and used it to break in to Walgreen’s early Tuesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, three men wearing ski masks drove the van through the glass front doors at Walgreens about 2:19 a.m. Once inside the

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MARIJUANA FARMS RAIDED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND LANDERS

More than 350 marijuana plants and 200 pounds of pot were seized during raids by the Sheriff’s Department at two illegal marijuana growing operations Friday. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement operation went to a home in the 1800 block of Cypress Lane in Landers where they arrested five men

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TENT REVIVAL SUNDAY

The Door Christian Fellowship Church will hold a week-long gospel tent meeting in Yucca Valley. The tent services begin Sunday, October 4, with meetings at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The meetings continue Monday, October 5 through October 11 at 7:30 p.m. with international guest speakers. The tent meetings will

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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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