THREE MEN WITH STOLEN RIFLE ARRESTED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Three people were arrested in Desert Hot Springs Wednesday following a report of a man loitering near a business with a rifle. According to a police report, an employee in the 17000 block of Palm Avenue reported that a man with a rifle was seen behind the business early Tuesday

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING DEPUTIES

Two juveniles and an 18-year-old woman who were trying to get a cab to take them from Twentynine Palms to Upland were arrested Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mike Barta, deputies were called to the 73800 block of Sun Valley in Twentynine Palms about 10 p.m. to check out a

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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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POWER POLE SHORT CAUSES BROWN-OUT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A short in a fuse at a power pole in Yucca Valley caused a brown-out for thousands of residents Thursday night. Shortly before 8 p.m., a fuse leading to a transformer on a power pole at Onaga Trail and Fox Avenue blew up, causing an arc fire on the pole.

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WE MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT

Five candidates are on the ballot for three open seats on the Joshua Basin Water District; incumbents Bob Johnson and Mickey Luckman aim to retain their seats, while former board member Richard Fountain, and newcomers Buck Buckley and Geary Hund each hopes to take a seat at the table. Current

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SPECTACULAR “HALLOWEEN HAUNT” EXPERIENCE NEXT 4 DAYS AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s “Halloween Haunt”—the immersive theater event of the season—will run every night from tonight through Halloween night. The eleventh incarnation of the Halloween Haunt has adventurous souls explore a haunted mansion built atop a collapsed mine. The Halloween Haunt “resurgence” utilizes the entire Theatre 29 main stage, interior and

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HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

A Halloween Spook-tacular event is planned for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley Saturday. Kirby Davis has more… On Saturday, October 29, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a Halloween Spooktacular at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 1 to 6

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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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RED CROSS UNVEILS NEW APP TO HELP MILITARY FAMILIES

The American Red Cross has unveiled a new phone app to help military families in need. Reporter David Haldane has the story… Say you’re experiencing a family emergency. Your loved one is in the military stationed far away with no easy way to make contact. What do you do? The

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MORONGO BASIN CHP OFFICER HONORED BY COUNTY CHAPTER OF MADD

A Morongo Basin CHP officer received an award last month by the San Bernardino County California Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Officer Casey Simmons was recognized for his outstanding efforts in reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road. Simmons made 42 arrests in 2015 for driving under

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CONGRESSMAN TO HONOR “HEROES OF THE 8TH” VETERANS TONIGHT

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will once again honor veterans in his third annual “Heroes of the 8th” event Thursday, October 27, in Apple Valley. Cook will recognize veterans of the armed services who answered the call once again by serving as public safety professionals. Cook will also provide

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BRINGS HOME INTERNATIONAL KARATE SILVER

A Twentynine Palms Man proved he still had what it takes, winning the silver medal representing the United States in the eighth world Shito Ryo Karate Do Championships. M.E. Wilson, retired after 25 years in the army, traveled to Monterey, Mexico, last week for the international competition. Wilson said it

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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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THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS IS DOING JUST FINE, THANK YOU

The City of Twentynine Palms had its annual temperature reading Tuesday night. Reporter David Haldane was there… Twentynine Palms is doing just fine, thank you. That was the gist of last night’s annual State of the City address by Mayor Dan Mintz. Among other things, he said, the city will

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH LOADED GUN IN TOWN HALL PARKING LOT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday morning, accused of carrying a stolen loaded gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a Yucca Valley employee called to report that a man was sitting in a vehicle on the west side of the library in the town hall parking lot. with a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUVENILE CAUGHT STEALING MAIL

A Twentynine Palms juvenile was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of stealing mail from mailboxes. According to Sheriff’s reports, a resident in the 74300 block of Cottonwood Drive saw a boy throw mail on the ground about 12:30 p.m. The resident noticed that several mailboxes on the street had been opened.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL

Scientists, engineers, astronomers, and park rangers will all be part of Joshua Tree National Park’s second annual Night Sky Festival. Reporter Kirby Davis says the weekend-long event is more than just looking at stars… Joshua Tree National Park will host its second annual Night Sky Festival Friday, October 28, through

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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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TWENTYNINE PALMS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms will present their state of the City address tonight as well as hearing from the park and the base. Reporter David Haldane checks the Council’s Agenda…… What’s the prognosis for Twentynine Palms? That’s the subject of Mayor Dan Mintz’ State of the City address to

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TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested Monday, after Yucca Valley resident called 9-1-1 and reported seeing lights on inside the garage of a neighboring vacation home in the 56300 block of Antelope Trail in Yucca Valley just before 11 p.m. The owners were out-of-town. Deputies arrived and contacted Justin Channell, 30, a

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