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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COUNTYWIDE SEX OFFENDER SWEEP NETS 27 ARRESTS

A sheriff’s operation to ensure sex offenders compliance with their terms of release has netted 27 arrests during the last two-months. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies along with State Parole agents, County Probation officers, and officers from local police departments fanned out around the county making compliance checks as part

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LEARN ABOUT HEALTHY FOOD WITH TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE

Transition Joshua Tree is holding a special event Sunday, where participants can learn about healthy food, gardening, and vegetables. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… “The Magic and Colors of Pesto” is the title of a program this Sunday, May 22nd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Joshua Tree

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS TO BE HELD MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, May 23. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree, and at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua

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CAMPGROUND CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the hot summer weather right around the corner, Joshua Tree National Park will soon be implementing its seasonal closures at the end of May. Park Ranger Pam Tripp joins us… As the hot summer months approach, the demand for campsites at Joshua Tree National Park decreases, allowing certain campgrounds

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LAFCO NAMES NEW CHAIR

The Local Agency Formation Commission for San Bernardino County has appointed a new chair. Kimberly Cox, who has served on the commission for 12 years and as vice-chair for three years, was selected during the commission’s meeting May 18. Cox is the vice-president of the Mojave Water Agency. In addition,

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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to the third annual extravaganza… The Yucca Valley High School will present its Fourth Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing

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VISIT THEATERS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

Residents have their choice of two plays to tickle their funny bones this weekend. In Yucca Valley, the St. Joseph’s Players are performing the third chapter in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical trilogy, “Broadway Bound.” Eugene, who plays a fictionalized Neil Simon, and his brother are trying to break into comedy writing

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TAKE A BALLOT SELFIE

San Bernardino County voters can vote early for the June 7, presidential primary election and while they’re at it, can share their experience with their friends and family by taking a ballot selfie and sharing it through social media. Early voting started May 9 in San Bernardino will continue until

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BINGO AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB TONIGHT

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold its second annual bingo fundraiser Saturday, May 21, starting at 5 p.m. Players have the chance to win up to $500 in cash prizes. This year’s theme is Wild West Bingo. Along with bingo will be a wild west dinner,

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JTAG CALLS FOR ART CELEBRATING OUR THREE NEW NATIONAL MONUMENTS

JTAG—the Joshua Tree Art Gallery—is putting out a call for artists for a June art show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the theme is a popular subject… Artists are invited to celebrate California’s three new national monuments in a new show at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery. “Inspired by Our

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TWO MOTORCYCLISTS INJURED IN CRASH ON MORONGO GRADE

One motorcyclist died, and another was injured, in a crash on the Morongo Grade Thursday night. At about 6:39 p.m., Blake Creel, 20, of Twentynine Palms was riding a 2004 Yamaha R6 westbound on State Route 62 in the right lane, east of North Indian Canyon. Jared Patrick, 20, also

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER PORN IS FOUND AT A SCHOOL BUS STOP

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday after students found pornography at a school bus stop. According to a Sheriff’s report, students from Onaga Elementary school were at a bus stop near El Dorado Drive and Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley where they found pornographic images. Deputies responded to the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 3 OF THREE: PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE

In part three of our three-part report on the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting, Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Joling gave a public safety report to the Town Council Tuesday night, breaking down calls for service, response times, and trends for various crimes in the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN TASED, ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO TAKE DEPUTY’S GUN

A Twentynine Palms man was tased and arrested Thursday night after he allegedly tried to grab a deputy’s gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, security at Tortoise Rock Casino spotted Christopher Blackler, 26, who was wanted by deputies on warrants on drug charges, playing slots, and called deputies shortly before

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DEALING DRUGS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, accusing of possessing drugs for sales. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7200 block of Barberry Avenue about 8:45 a.m. where they found Aaron Walton, 36. After an investigation, Aaron Walton was arrested on suspicion of

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