TWO MARINES INJURED WHEN HIT BY A VEHICLE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY NIGHT

Two Marines were injured when they were hit by a vehicle on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms Thursday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Tim Turner, 22, who was under the influence of alcohol, was walking in Adobe Road near Samarkand Drive about 9 p.m. Turner’s companion, Julio Serrano, 21,

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MAN SUSPECTED OF ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of attempting to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last month was arrested Thursday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl was outside her home in the 70800 block of Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms October 19 when a man, later identified as Freddie Day, 43,

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ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STATE HEALTH INSURANCE IS OPEN

The annual open-enrollment period for the state health-insurance marketplace is now open. With information on recent changes and how you can apply, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

President Trump recently scraped cost-reduction payments to insurers – a move that means most silver-level plans will go up in cost – but the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 2015 SHOOTING

A 23-year-old Joshua Tree man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 was sentenced Wednesday to more than 24 years in state prison. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman who refused to turn in her boyfriend to law enforcement was arrested Tuesday, accused of being an accessory to arson. According to a Sheriff’s report, firefighters responded to a car fire last Friday, November 3, about 9 a.m. near Adobe Road and Amboy Road in Twentynine

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SIGN UP YOUR CELL PHONE TO GET EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

The county’s emergency notification system allows public safety personnel to reach more residents than ever before during disasters, but if you want to be notified by your cell phone, you have to sign up. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up… The County’s Telephone Emergency Notification System,

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT

The city of Twentynine Palms, town of Yucca Valley, and Morongo Unified School District have all recently received letters from a lawyer threatening legal action unless they changed the way council and board members are elected, from “at large” elections to “district” elections. The school board held a closed session

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. It will be open for its inaugural basketball game Saturday night. The college will resume its regular hours Monday, November 13, at 8 a.m.

YUCCA VALLEY TO PUT COMMERCIAL CANNABIS PROPOSAL TO A VOTE

More than 40 people got up before the Yucca Valley Town Council last night to give their opinions on what the town should do concerning a citizens’ petition to permit commercial cannabis operations in town limits. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there during the marathon meeting and says residents will

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FORMERLY TLC, “MARA”S WISH” GROUP TO MEET THIS AND EVERY FRIDAY

Approximately 75 volunteers met last week to determine if Tender Loving Christmas would continue after the passing of its founder, Mara Cantelo. The group unanimously agreed to continue the program under a new name, “Mara’s Christmas Wish.” With more here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… For 30 years Mara Cantelo made sure

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BREAKFAST, TRIBUTE SET FOR VETERANS’ DAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms will mark Veterans’ Day this Saturday with a special tribute preceded by a community breakfast. The day begins with the Mojave Vipers Young Marine unit putting on a free Veterans Day breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at

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VETERAN’S ID CARD EVENT SET FOR NOVEMBER 14TH

This Saturday is set aside to honor veterans and active duty personnel. And what better way to do that than to help them secure the perks they’ve got coming. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains how… Local veterans in need of a county identification card or other veteran’s services will want to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY, OTHER CRIMES

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Monday, accused of burglarizing a home in October. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to a burglary report October 7 in the 6800 block of Pine Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The resident reported he had surveillance video of the suspect, later identified as

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SIX MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested for investigation of raping a 15-year-old girl. On Monday, deputies were called to the 55600 block of Onaga Trail about 7:30 p.m. to investigate a disturbance. The deputy found the girl’s father at the scene confronting Greyelk Tatu, 19, whom he said raped his

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TWO ARRESTED ON CHARGES FROM BLOODY KNIFE FIGHT IN LANDERS LAST MONTH

A man and his mother were arrested Thursday, November 2, after a bloody knife fight in Landers last month. Deborah King, 51, called Sheriff’s deputies October 19 to the 800 block of Ducor Avenue when an argument between her son, Cory McGilloway, 28, and Kenneth Cook and Christopher Cook, turned

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TWO BOYS SUSTAIN SERIOUS INJURIES WITH FIREWORKS EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two boys were seriously injured Saturday when they were shooting off illegal fireworks. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to a campsite on Gold Crown Road in Wonder Valley about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A 12-year-old boy received severe injuries to his right arm, from his

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FOUR MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP MARIJUANA AND SHORT-TERM RENTALS TONIGHT

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council will be preceded by a strategic plan workshop at 5 p.m. The workshop is an opportunity for residents and the town council to identify, discuss, and prioritize key concerns, and to develop strategies for addressing the most important issues. Managing editor

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CORONER IDENTIFIES VICTIMS IN FRIDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victims in the multi-vehicle crash that killed two people in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. Doreen Hollingsworth, 83, of Yucca Valley, and Duane Griffin, 83, of Morongo Valley, were traveling eastbound in a silver Toyota Corolla on Highway 62 near La Honda Way about

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