MAN SUSPECTED OF VANDALIZING YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ARRESTED

A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, accused of vandalizing Yucca Valley High School. Deputies were called to the school about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday where a witness saw Justin Howe, of Yucca Valley, spray painting on the gym’s walls. Justin Howe was arrested for investigation of vandalism and being under the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN BEATS WOMAN OVER MESSY FLOOR

A Joshua Tree man who was upset at seeing papers on the floor was arrested for domestic battery after his wife said he hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Emil Featherstone, 37, and his wife came home about 1:30 p.m. and Featherstone questioned why his wife’s schoolwork was on

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YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST IS TODAY

Today is the fourth annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest. The gates open at 2 p.m. and games and contests and music will start at 3. Some of the events will include a kids’ stick pony relay race, and costume contest for both kids and adults. Firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies will compete

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CHRISTOPHER LEE TRIAL UPDATE: WEEK TWO IN THE COURTROOM

The trial of Christopher Lee, the former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his former next-door-neighbor and lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin, and dumping her body in a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms two years ago, finished its second week Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators described finding Corwin’s body at the bottom

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GROUND IS BROKEN FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

After literally years of planning, the largest community infrastructure project in the history of Yucca Valley broke ground yesterday. Reporter David Haldane was there as the shovels came out for the Yucca Valley Wastewater Treatment System… Most of the chocolate shovels melted before the ceremony began. Not so the metal

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HIGHWAY CLOSURE FOR 80TH ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS PARADE TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is holding the 80th Annual Pioneer Days Parade tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. State Route 62 (Hwy 62) will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to noon between Oasis Avenue and National Park Drive. Commuters traveling east will be diverted via Oasis Avenue, left turn onto

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OLD-TIMERS GATHER AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is holding the Old Timers gathering for everyone of any age at the Old School House Museum. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Everyone is invited to the Old Timer’s Gathering, Saturday, October 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. This annual Pioneer Days event was

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR

This is the final weekend of the Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours, in which local artists welcome visitors into their homes and studios. Studios in the east end communities of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley will be open 9 to 5 Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October

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STATE SUPREME COURT DENIES DOLLAR GENERAL APPEAL

It appears that after five years of opposing the construction of a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree, the fight is over. Last week, the California State Supreme Court denied a petition from the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance for review of a ruling in June by the Fourth District

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DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY THIS SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s Department will host a drug take-back day this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to take advantage of this opportunity to keep yourself, your family, and our water supply safe… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO GRISLY PENNSYLVANIA MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man accused of fatally stabbing and beating a man before dismembering and burning his corpse, has pleaded guilty to murder. James Britton Jr., 36, repeatedly stabbed and beat Robert Roudebush with a hammer in a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, home in early July 2002. After letting the corpse sit

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CORONA MAN HELD AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Corona man was arrested Sunday in Yucca Valley, after his girlfriend said an argument turned physical. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 56800 block Little League Drive about 1:30 p.m. A woman at the scene said that her boyfriend, Jose Landeros, 34, had hit her

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YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY

The Annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest is this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on this fun, family-friendly celebration… Mark the date for the fourth annual Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for Saturday, October 22. The gates open at 2 p.m. and games and contests and music will start at 3.

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STATEWIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL AT 10:20 TOMORROW MORNING

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 20, at 10:20 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio personality Pat Michaels leads you in the Shake Out earthquake drill. Before Thursday, make sure you, your family, and co-workers or students know

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS GOOD NEWS ABOUT CRIME

After appointing 20 Yucca Valley students to the town’s Youth Commission, the Yucca Valley Town Council agreed to add two more students as alternates during their meeting last night. Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten gave the council an update on projects in the school district and a preview

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TWO PEOPLE INJURED IN SINGLE-CAR CRASH ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD TUESDAY NIGHT

Two people were injured during a single-vehicle crash last night on Old Woman Springs Road, just north of Yucca Valley. About 8 p.m., Lacey Barnett, 31, of Hemet, was driving southbound on the highway, just north of Pipes Canyon Road, when 2001 Toyota left the road and went over the

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SHARP-EYED DEPUTY ARRESTS DANGEROUS MAN WANTED ON FELONY WARRANT

A sharp-eyed deputy recognized a driver who was known to be armed and dangerous, and made a felony traffic stop in Yucca Valley Monday night. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, the deputy recognized the driver of a black Silverado, stopped the vehicle at Palomar Avenue and Yucca

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LOCAL TEACHERS FINALLY HAVE A NEW CONTRACT

After more than a year of bitter argument, local teachers finally have a new contract agreement. Reporter David Haldane has the story… The Eagle has landed. That’s the sentiment around the Morongo Unified School District today following the board of education’s unanimous ratification of a contract agreement with district teachers

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TWO BODIES FOUND AT A WONDER VALLEY HOME, DECEASED FOR WEEKS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is investigating two bodies that were found in a Wonder Valley home Saturday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a friend went to the home in the 80500 block of Norman Road about 8:20 a.m. and discovered the front door was wide open and a

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THREATS MADE TO MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S STATION, MINORITIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a mailed letter that threatens deputies and minorities, and praises Donald Trump and the Islamic State. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, the letter was addressed to the Sheriff’s Department and delivered to Twentynine Palms City Hall Monday morning. The letter made threats

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