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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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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