JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER VEHICLE AND FOOT CHASE

A Joshua Tree man is accused of transporting drugs and was arrested Wednesday, following a short vehicle and foot pursuit. A Sheriff’s report says deputies from the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team attempted a traffic stop on a gray Dodge Ram truck at the intersection of El Reposo Circle and

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AT LARGE VS. DISTRICT ELECTIONS SUBJECT OF Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Recently, the City of Twentynine Palms, Town of Yucca Valley, and the Morongo Unified School District have received letters from a Los Angeles lawyer claiming that the government agencies are in violation of the California Voting Rights Act because at-large elections, the attorney argues, discriminate against minority voters by diluting

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PUTS MARIJUANA INITIATIVE ON THE JUNE 2018 BALLOT

Outgoing Yucca Valley Mayor Merl Abel discussed the vision for Yucca Valley in the next five years during his State of the Town address at last night’s town council meeting. In five years, by 2022, most the town’s major projects will be completed: sewer and the wastewater treatment facility, street

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SHERIFF’S SWAT TEAM CALLED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS STAND-OFF MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department sent in a SWAT team Monday following a report of a man who barricaded himself inside his home after stabbing a woman in the hand. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to a home in the 6500 block of Oasis Avenue in Twentynine Palms about

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2 KILLED IN HEAD ON COLLISION IN LANDERS FRIDAY EVENING

UPDATES WITH VICTIM IDENTIFICATION.

 

Two people were killed in a head-on collision in Landers Friday evening. According to the California Highway Patrol, Michael Daugherty, 24, of Big Bear, was driving a 2009 Dodge Durango northbound on Old Woman Springs Road at about 55 miles per hour. About 5:30 p.m.,

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A REMINDER ABOUT YOUR COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES

San Bernardino County tax collectors are issuing a reminder that Monday, December 11, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with information on how you can make those payments on time…

The first installment of

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 6-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, accused of assaulting a 6-year-old boy. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Troy Kaukani was called to Joshua Tree Elementary School to investigate injuries to a 6-year-old boy. The boy said that Aidan Chairez, 26, his mother’s boyfriend, had hit him in the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 6-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, accused of assaulting a 6-year-old boy. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Troy Kaukani was called to Joshua Tree Elementary School to investigate injuries to a 6-year-old boy. The boy said Aidan Chairez, 26, had hit him in his head and pulled his

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN GETS 22 YEARS FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING ANOTHER MAN

The Twentynine Palms man who pleaded guilty to shooting another man almost four years ago was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Thursday. Raymond Burney, 55, was arguing with Wayne Kerr, 55, in the 6300 block of Palmview Avenue when Burney pulled out a gun and shot Kerr in

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LAWSUIT FILED OPPOSING CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Cadiz water project— a plan to pump water from a desert aquifer and sell it to a water agency in Orange County— has hit another obstacle. The Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice, and the Center for Food Safety have filed a joint lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s reversal of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CAUGHT IN CALIFORNIA ELECTION CHANGE TSUNAMI

What came out of last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting is that a huge wave of change is likely to hit Twentynine Palms soon.

A quiet tsunami sweeping through California. That’s how a Twentynine Palms demographer described the effects of a law requiring cities to transition from at-large to

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JURY SELECTION STARTS IN MURDER TRIAL OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

Jury selection is starting today in the murder trial of a Twentynine Palms man accused of stabbing and killing a Yucca Valley man last year. On September 14, 2016, a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend, Luis Arroyo, 49, had been stabbed in the 7600 block of Cibola

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BODY OF MISSING JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND TODAY

The body of a missing 75-year-old Joshua Tree woman was found in a rugged area North of Yucca Valley at about 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Carol Vogel was found by a search party after being reported missing Wednesday afternoon. Her sister, Melinda Madaras, told Z107.7 News that Vogel’s caretaker

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN CAN PROVIDE FREE RIDES

Need a ride to your doctor’s appointment? Reach Out Morongo Basin can help. Reach Out provides transportation to medical, dental, hospital, and therapy appointments. There are no fees associated with the rides; however, donations are accepted and offset costs of gasoline, insurance, maintenance, and driver expenses. To schedule your ride,

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AMBOY “ROCKET” LAUNCH CANCELLED

A plan to launch a steam powered rocket from Amboy today has been cancelled. Mike Hughes, 61, cancelled the event after the BLM demanded that he get proper permits for the widely publicized launch. Hughes, a member of the Flat Earth Society, had planned to launch himself into the air

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PALM DESERT WOMAN ACCUSED OF FORGERY ON MARINE BASE

A Palm Desert woman was arrested on board the Combat Center last week, accused of various counts of fraud and forgery. We have limited details about the arrest, but about 3 p.m. November 16, deputies were called to the base to arrest Kristin Fitzpatrick, 49. Her booking record lists her

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THAT HOLIDAY MEAL COULD HARM YOUR PET, A REMINDER

The majority of pet emergency room visits during the holidays revolve around the turkey. Don’t feed your dog or cat any food from your holiday meal. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more about how even a small piece of turkey skin or butter-coated vegetable can cause a life-threatening illness in

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON NATIONAL PARK FEE HIKES ENDS THURSDAY

The Trump administration is proposing to double, triple, or almost quadruple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular national parks. Starting in January 2018, a 7-day car pass in Joshua Tree National Park will increase to $70, from the current $25, between January and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN, 32, ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF GIRL UNDER 14

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Cory Lopez went to the 7600 block of Sage Avenue about 2 p.m. Friday for a report of sexual abuse of an underage girl. The investigation led Lopez to the

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FOOD FOR LIFE NEEDS THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS

Thanksgiving is just a week away. Food For Life is busy preparing for this special day. The meal will be a full turkey dinner. This year the meal will be served at First Baptist Church on Split Rock, 29 Palms from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 23. Volunteers

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