APPEAL FILED IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CONVICTION

The lawyer for Christopher Lee, the former Marine convicted last year of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014 and dumping her body down a mine shaft, filed an appeal Thursday with the 4th Appellate Court District Division 2. Richard de la Sota told Z107.7 News that he feels

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EASING SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTIONS ON TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA TONIGHT

The agony continues at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council when officials again consider the issue of residential restrictions on registered sex offenders. The city has been slapped with a lawsuit for remaining out of compliance with a State Supreme Court decision ruling the current residential restrictions unconstitutional.

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RAIN BRINGS POWER OUTAGES, FLOODING, ROAD CLOSURES AND SOME DAMAGE

The Morongo Basin region was buffeted over the weekend with a string of squalls and thunderstorms which brought heavy rains and flooding, and has closed Highway 62 east of Twentynine Palms. Saturday, one trained weather observer in the Knott’s Sky Park area of Twentynine Palms reported 1.2 inches of rain

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ABOUT 65 VOLUNTEERS SHOW TO EXTENDED GIANT ROCK AREA CLEAN-UP

About 65 volunteers helped clean up five sites near Giant Rock Saturday, a clean-up effort that was organized by the Landers Community Association, the Bureau of Land Management, Blight Sites, and the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The clean-up was spurred in response to a Z107.7 News story about trash—including tires,

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A CAR EXPLOSION IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Update 9-12-17 to correct the date and include more details.

One person was injured in Joshua Tree National Park September 3 from a car explosion. A spokesman with Joshua Tree National Park said the person was lying down in the front seat of his new car near Stirrup Tank when

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

With fall—and the flu season—coming, residents are urged to get a free flu shot at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Reach Out Morongo Basin is sponsoring two flu shot clinics, September 26 and 27, from 1:30 to 3:30. A licensed pharmacist will provide the flu shots to adults and children.

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HELP FOR SENIORS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE

If you are a senior who’s confused about your health care coverage, mark your calendar for a free program that will offer information about Medicare and other health insurance topics. Reporter Rebecca Havely fills in the details… The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program will have a representative at the

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES PLANNED

If you need a welcoming place to attend Jewish High Holy Day services, the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and the Desert Area invites you to Mission Lakes Country Club in Desert Hot Springs. Services will be held there at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, and 10 a.m. Thursday, September

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PIONEER DAYS KICK-OFF FRIDAY

There’s much to do for those aiming to be a part of the 81st annual Pioneer Days celebration in Twentynine Palms October 21. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on the big Kick Off and opportunities for contestants, vendors and other participants… The Pioneer Days celebration kicks off Friday evening, September

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THEATRE 29 RECEIVES GRANTS FOR NEW CARPET

Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms recently installed new carpeting thanks to grants it received from a military charity and from a civilian business. Despite regular cleaning and maintenance, the theater’s carpeting had deteriorated to the point that it was literally wearing through to the cement floor in some areas. Due

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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH MULTIPLE YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday in connection with multiple burglaries. According to a Sheriff’s report, detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation for several Yucca Valley burglaries and identified Thomas Brown, 37, as a suspect. When deputies located Brown in the 2900 block of Star Lane, he resisted arrest,

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YUCCA MESA SPAGHETTI DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner tonight. Starting at 6 p.m., you can enjoy a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad, and a drink for $7, or $5 for kids 12 and under. Desserts and wine will be available for purchase. There will also be

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PICK-UP TRUCK STOLEN TWICE IN 24 HOURS; SUSPECT DETAINED

A pick-up was stolen two times in less than 24 hours, and the suspected thief is in custody after he allegedly led police on an early morning pursuit Thursday. Desert Hot Springs police say that Manuel Montenegro, 19, of Cathedral City, stole a truck Wednesday evening from the 11100 block

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THEATRE 29’S

The current production at Theatre 29 is the Andrew Lloyd Weber mega-hit, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a Broadway musical retelling of the Bible story about Joseph and his coat of many colors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the musical and this production holds a special meaning for Rebecca

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GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE HOLDS RECEPTION TONIGHT

Gallery 62 will hold its artists reception tonight for its new show, “Desert Spirits.” Featured artists this month include Chuck Caplinger, Sherri Sullivan, John Greenfield, Ilona Mercier, and signature artist, Janis Commentz. The open reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through September 24. The

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GIANT ROCK CLEAN-UP EXPERIENCING MISSION CREEP

Following Z107.7’s original report and a series of follow-up reports in connection with an expansive illegal dump site near Giant Rock in Landers, community response has been extraordinary. And while the organized cleanup is set for 8 a.m. tomorrow, reporter Mike Lipsitz says changing conditions have led organizers to make

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HELICOPTER RESCUES ONE OF TWO MEN WITH VEHICLE STUCK IN SAND IN WONDER VALLEY

A missing person’s report Wednesday led to the rescue of two men who had gotten their vehicle stuck in the sand in Wonder Valley. Deputies were called to the 80500 block of Amboy Road about 8:20 p.m. for a report of missing persons, where they learned that a father and

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DOVE HUNTING SEASON IS UNDERWAY

Dove season is open and you may hear the sound of gunfire in some areas. Dove hunting season started September 1, and Sheriff’s dispatch gets numerous “shots heard” and “man-with-a-gun” calls. Dove hunting season runs through September 15. It reopens November 12 to December 26. Non-lead ammunition is required when

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES OFFER KIDS PROGRAMS, FREE MOVIES

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries offer classes for kids Tuesdays through Thursdays. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

If you have a child between the ages of one and five, the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries have programs aimed specifically at kids their age. The Little Artists program

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NEW PICK-UP RULES CAUSE COMPLAINTS AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chaos reigned at a Yucca Valley elementary school this week as parents railed against new rules allegedly designed to keep their children safe. Reporter David Haldane explains… Parents picked their kids up from Yucca Valley Elementary School yesterday without any handcuffs. That was a departure from the day before when

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