A PERSONAL LOOK AT JURY DUTY

The notice for jury duty brings widely differing reactions; some vigorously try to avoid it, others think of jury duty as a small price to pay for freedom and a system of justice. Citizens who serve the duty learn the legal system literally from the inside. For veteran journalist, author,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SHOOTS GUN, MAKES THREATS, TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, after witnesses said he threatened and shot at people with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Brian Huff, 20, was arguing with people on the highway near Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 5:30 p.m. A witness said Huff waved a

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STATE WATER CONSERVATION RULES REVISED, LOCAL DISTRICT’S GET MORE SAY

Governor Jerry Brown and top water regulators last week laid out a revised plan for dealing with California’s drought. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what this means for us here in the Morongo Basin… The governor’s executive order bans permanently some wasteful practices like hosing off sidewalks, washing cars with

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MORONGO VALLEY PARCEL TAX SUBJECT OF THE Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Members of the Morongo Valley Citizens’ Fire Committee will be on the Up-Close show tomorrow (Friday, May 27). The Community Services District has proposed a flat $350 annual per parcel fee which they say would, among other services, keep the Morongo Valley Fire Department operational at current service levels. Voters

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FATAL PEDESTRIAN VERSUS PICKUP TRUCK CRASH IN 29 PALMS THIS MORNING

A man was killed while walking along Highway 62 Wednesday morning. According to Deputy Jared Dominick, at about 10:48 this morning, an unidentified male in his forties was walking eastbound on the south side of State Route 62 on the bridge over the wash at Smoketree in Twentynine Palms. He

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCILS APPROVES SHERIFF’S CONTRACT, BUDGET

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night in regular session. Reporter David Haldane says the Council had two big agenda items… The Twentynine Palms City Council took care of two biggies last night: renewing its $3.3-million-dollar annual contract with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept., and approving the city’s

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STRONG ARM ROBBERY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of strong arm robbery. According to a Sheriff’s report, just after 8 p.m., Randall Piearcy, 30, went to Mike’s Liquor on the highway in downtown Joshua Tree and bought a pack of cigarettes. As Piearcy was leaving the store, the owner

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Two Memorial Day ceremonies will be held in the Morongo Basin Monday, May 30. The Twentynine Palms cemetery, at 5350 Encelia Avenue, will hold its annual ceremony in the rose garden this year, starting at 9 a.m. Boy and Girl Scouts will be placing flags on graves Saturday morning, and

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PAUL COOK BILL CREATING NEW NATIONAL SCENIC AREA PASSES CONGRESS

A bill authored by Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley to protect the Alabama Hills passed unanimously in the House of Representatives Monday. Cook’s bill, H.R. 496, the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Establishment Act, would preserve the 18,610 acres of the scenic Alabama Hills on the eastern slope of

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JOSHUA TREE MAN DIES AFTER CEMENT TRUCK ROLLS OVER

A Joshua Tree man died of a heart attack after a crash involving a cement truck Monday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, Dennis Glascock, 57, of Joshua Tree, was driving a cement truck loaded with cement eastbound on Highway 62 near mile marker 53 about 6:15 a.m. when

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A SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help concerning a shooting in Twentynine Palms Saturday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 10 p.m., multiple residents called to report at least three shots fired in the 6400 block of Desert Queen Avenue. Arriving deputies found a 27-year-old man who

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: SHERIFF’S CONTRACT AND BUDGET

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the Sheriff’s contract and the general fund budget dominate the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight with only two major items on its agenda. First it will consider renewing the city’s annual $3.3-million-dollar contract with the San

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MORONGO VALLEY THE TARGET OF BURGLARS AND VANDALS

Burglars and vandals targeted vehicles in Morongo Valley over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 11000 block of San Jacinto Street, 11000 block of Coronado Drive, 11000 block of Knobb Avenue, and 49400 block of Mojave Drive reported Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that their vehicles had been

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MARINES AND REACH OUT COMBINE TO HELP NEIGHBORS

An early spring day saw 20 members of the 3rd Battalion 11th Marines and Combat Logistics Battalion-7 from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center out in force in the community assisting senior and disabled homeowners with yard work in coordination with Reach Out Morongo Basin. In what’s become a

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JOSHUA TREE MAN DIES AFTER CEMENT TRUCK OVERTURNS IN WONDER VALLEY

We have more information about a crash involving a cement truck Monday morning. According to a family member, Dennis Glascock, 57, of Joshua Tree, was driving a cement truck on Highway 62 near mile marker 63 shortly after 6 a.m. when the truck drifted onto the shoulder into soft sand

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SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help concerning a shooting in Twentynine Palms Saturday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 10 p.m., multiple residents called to report at least three shots fired in the 6400 block of Desert Queen Avenue. Arriving deputies found a 27-year-old man who

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VICTIMS, CIRCUMSTANCES, OF THURSDAY FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASHES RELEASED

The Riverside County Coroner and CHP investigators have released the victims’ names and the circumstances of two motorcycle crashes on the Morongo Grade Thursday night. Blake Creel, from Tallahassee, Florida, a 20-year-old Marine Lance Corporal with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Twentynine Palms, was pronounced deceased at Desert Regional Medical

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CEMENT TRUCK ROLL-OVER CRASH IN WONDER VALLEY

We have limited details about a roll-over crash early this morning involving a cement truck in Wonder Valley. Wonder Valley firefighters were called to the roll-over at 6:19 this morning on Highway 62 at mile marker 63. They driver was in full cardiac arrest, and he was taken to Bush

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TWO VEHICLE CRASH IN LANDERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Landers Sunday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, rescue personnel were called to a roll-over crash at Old Woman Springs Road and Reche Road at 12:54. A black pick-up truck was on its roof. The female passenger managed to

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CHRISTMAS IN MAY AT COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING TOMORROW

One way to know an election is near is to look at the money flowing out of San Bernardino. Yes, it’s Christmas in May. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino, the board is expected to

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