APPLY NOW FOR CMC GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Roy Greenleaf, Jr. built his legacy by leaving his entire estate to the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Each spring, the Foundation chooses a local high school student to receive a scholarship that pays tuition fees, books, and living expenses. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The Copper Mountain College Foundation invites

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REGISTER TODAY FOR MORONGO BASIN YOUTH SOCCER

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is accepting registrations for the 2017 spring soccer season. Registration is $55 for returning 2016 fall players and $65 for new players. Bring your child’s birth certificate to the registration today, January 21, at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED ON CHILD CRUELTY CHARGES

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Thursday, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, on July 23, 2016, Sierra Kussart, 23, and Cody Nash, 25, brought their child to Hi-Desert Medical Center because their child had a broken right arm. X-rays revealed a spiral fracture to

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AND POSSESSION OF LOADED FIREARMS IN VEHICLE

A San Bernardino woman was arrested early Friday morning after she attempted to drive onto the Marine base in Twentynine Palms while intoxicated and with two loaded handguns. According to a Sheriff’s report, Denise Hallowood, 35, drove up to the main gate of the Combat Center base about 1:30 a.m.

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MAN KILLED AFTER EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL IDENTIFIED

The coroner has now identified the Yucca Valley man killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel after an exchange of gunfire with two deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday night as Matthew Corral, 22, of Yucca Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Corral was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition westbound on Highland Avenue in Yucca Valley about 9:30 p.m. when for unknown reasons, he

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK URGES VISITORS TO ENTER AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. Edica Gonzalez reminds residents to use alternate entrances… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up

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UPDATE: CORONER IDENTIFIES MAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL AFTER EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES

The coroner has now identified the Yucca Valley man killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel after an exchange of gunfire with two deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday night as Matthew Corral, 22, of Yucca Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Corral was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition westbound on Highland Avenue in Yucca Valley about 9:30 p.m. when for unknown reasons, he

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MAN KILLED IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL DIED FOLLOWING AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES

Investigators have determined that the unidentified Yucca Valley MAN killed Tuesday at a Twentynine Palms Motel died following an exchange of gunfire with deputies. A Sheriff’s press release said shortly before 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to Motel 6 to investigate a call about a man with a gun from a

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WITH STORMS COMING, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Edica Gonzalez has some flood water warnings… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur

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THREE STORMS LINING UP TO DRENCH OUR REGION

The National Weather Service has issued three winter storm warnings that could bring significant rain and snow in Southern California and San Bernardino County. Two storms will move through Southern California in quick succession Thursday evening into Saturday. A third storm will arrive on Sunday into Monday, possibly bringing strong

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WEATHER CLOSES SOME ROADS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Due to heavy rains on last weekend, and more rain expected this weekend, several roads in Joshua Tree National Park have been closed. Closed roads include Odell Road, Big Horn Pass Road, Covington Flats Road and Geology Tour Road. Depending on the anticipated storms, Keys Ranch Road and Lost Horse

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MAN KILLED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL 6 HAD BEEN SMOKING METH FOR DAYS

The man who died in a shooting at a motel in Twentynine Palms early Tuesday morning had been smoking methamphetamine for days with his girlfriend, and they were in fear for their lives from unknown killers, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called to the Motel 6 on 29

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OVER 2.5 MILLION VISITORS TO OVER CAPACITY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN 2016

If you thought Joshua Tree National Park was more crowded than ever last year, you were right. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details on the park’s visitors…

More than 2.5 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park last year; 2,514,839 to be exact. That’s 500,000 more visitors than all

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INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL SHOOTING THAT KILLED ONE

The Sheriff’s Department has not released any additional information about the shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man dead in Twentynine Palms. About 3:30 a.m., deputies were called to Motel 6 on the highway for shots fired. When deputies arrived to the room on the third floor of the

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE

A Lucerne Valley man was arrested Friday, nine months after he allegedly killed his wife during a house fire. According to the Sheriff’s Department, county firefighters found the body of Lynda Cestone, 56, April 19, 2016, while they were battling a house fire in the 9800 block of Mesa Road

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO MARIJUANA RETAIL

One of the first items of business at last night’s Yucca Valley Town Council was appointing commissioners to the Planning Commission and Parks and Rec Commission. Council member Jeff Drozd appointed Johnny Terfehr, and Council member Robert Lombardo re-appointed Charles McHenry for the Planning Commission. For the Parks and Rec

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JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES ONE

A man was injured in a rollover crash on Highway 62 this morning. Just before 6 a.m., the man, identified only as being in his 30s, was driving eastbound on Highway 62 when he lost control of his SUV near Sunnyhill Road, drove through landscaping and into the parking lot

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DEAD BODY FOUND AT MOTEL 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

9:45 a.m. An update to the story we reported earlier today:

The suspect in a shooting at Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms early this morning has been found deceased. Deputies who responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired at the motel on the highway in Twentynine Palms

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