CORONER IDENTIFIES BODY FOUND IN DESERT SATURDAY

The county coroner’s office has identified the man whose body was found in the desert near Wonder Valley Saturday. A passer-by found Milton Galloway, 69, of Twentynine Palms, leaning against a fence near Gold Crown Road and Highway 62 about 11:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The coroner has not yet determined

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, accused of strong arm robbery of a convenience store Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man entered the store in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday night and concealed three cans of Red Bull on

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JURY TRIAL FOR MARINE ACCUSED OF MURDER STARTS TODAY

A jury trial for a Marine accused of shooting his roommate in Twentynine Palms starts today. Brock Myers, 25, who was a corporal with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at the time of the shooting, said the shooting of Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, in the head on March 2, 2014, was

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COUNTY DOG LICENSING FEES GO UP TOMORROW

The cost of licensing your dog goes up tomorrow in unincorporated San Bernardino County. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there is a substantial discount for spayed and neutered dogs… For dog owners in the county’s unincorporated areas, it’s going to cost more to license those dogs beginning July 1. County Care

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THERE IS HOPE FOR HOPE ACADEMY

There is hope after all for the 2,000 students who are enrolled at Hope Academy Charter Schools. The charter school, with 10 campuses across three counties, has been under fire recently following possible financial irregularities by the school’s former superintendent. The school’s original five-year charter with Morongo Unified School district

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SOME RANCOR AS TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL VOTES TO SUPPORT TOURISM EFFORT

After spending more than 4 ½ years revising the city’s development code, the Twentynine Palms City Council thoroughly discussed the significant changes to the code, and then approved it at last night’s meeting. The new code should be in effect by the end of the year. The council also approved

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SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER BRIEFLY CLOSES THE YUCCA GRADE YESTERDAY

A woman was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon following a single-vehicle roll-over crash on Highway 62 just west of Yucca Valley. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., Patricia Gomez, 44, of Santa Ana, was driving her 2001 Chevrolet pick-up truck westbound in the number 1 lane of Highway 62 east of Yucca Park Road

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MAN HELD AFTER TRYING TO BREAK IN TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER

A transient was arrested Monday morning after he attempted to break in to the Morongo Basin Humane Society animal shelter. According to a Sheriff’s report, workers at the shelter in the 4600 block of Sun View Road called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:23 to report that a former volunteer, identified

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A FULL HOUSE FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP

Once again, Morongo Valley citizens turned out in large numbers last night for the Community Services District’s second budget workshop. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Last night was the CSD’s second budget workshop. It picked up where the first one left off. And so with surgical precision,

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MARINE FOLLOWS SUSPECTED BURGLAR UNTIL DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST

A convicted burglar was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of trying to break into a Twentynine Palms home. According to a Sheriff’s report, an active-duty Marine saw a man, later identified as Daniel Weber, 35, trying to break in to his home in the 74700 block of Old Dale Road

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BODY FOUND LEANING ON A FENCE EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body was found leaning up on a fence in the desert east of Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, 911 received a call about 11:45 a.m. from a man—who refused to give his name—that he found a dead body leaning up against a fence near Gold

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO SEVEN ENDANGERED CHILDREN

A routine traffic stop in Twentynine Palms led to an arrest of a woman for felony child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle about 8:30 Saturday evening near Hatch and Morongo Roads. A routine records check found that the driver, Arsenio Jones, 26, of Twentynine Palms,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, HEARING ON NEW DEVELOPMENT CODE

The Twentynine Palms City Council will negotiate to buy 36 properties and then hold a public hearing on the city’s new development code tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the Council’s agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will start with a closed session at 5:15, in which

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER VANDALIZING CARS AT A JOSHUA TREE RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of vandalizing several cars at a Joshua Tree restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, employees of a restaurant in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway called about 3:15 p.m. Friday to report that a man, later identified as Dustin Mattis,

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER POUNDING ON WINDOWS

Two Riverside men were arrested Friday night, after several residents called to report a man was pounding on their windows in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received multiple calls of a man pounding on and breaking windows in the area of Mimosa and Sun Valley Drive starting

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JAMES WEBB CONVICTED IN HOME DEPOT RV STABBING MURDER

The man accused of the stabbing death of a man in his RV in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder Friday. James Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, in the early morning hours of August 28,

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GARAGE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The county take-over of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department got off to a running start Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a garage in Twentynine Palms. County Battalion Chief Rick Denison was at the fire stations’ temporary home briefing Twentynine Palms firefighters on county procedures when a structure

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TWO FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, June 27. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, and at the Wonder Valley Community Center on

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FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE MORONGO BASIN

County Fire has stepped up enforcement of fireworks laws. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in the air or move along the ground. With the threat of wildfire nearing

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COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP WINS STATE AWARD

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento Wednesday. The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County has been delivering critical programs and services to help the less fortunate

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