TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR FIREARMS, DRUG WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms convicted felon was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of carrying a loaded firearm. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sam Smith, 48, was stopped near Sullivan Road and Yucca Avenue about 12:30 p.m. The deputy determined that Smith had a warrant for his arrest for transporting drugs in December

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH TEAR GAS ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a fight with a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to Highway 62 and Encelia Avenue in Twentyine Palms shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday for a report that a man and woman were fighting, and that the man

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STORIES OF THE START FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the Perseids meteor showers are at their peak, now is the time to star gaze at Joshua Tree National Park. Here’s more from Park Ranger Carey Goldstein… Stories of the stars are among the oldest of all folktales, but still have just as much meaning today. As our night

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DOGS PRESUMED DEAD IN YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE FIRE

Two dogs died in a fire that destroyed a Yucca Valley home Thursday morning. Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7000 block of Palomar Avenue at 11:15 a.m. Smoke was pouring from attic vents in the home when fire fighters arrived. Flames were

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MAN WHO DIED IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS SWIMMING POOL IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner has identified the man who died in a swimming accident early Tuesday morning. LeShawn Etheridge, 38, of Norfolk, Virginia, had dropped his phone into the pool in the 72300 block of Larrea Avenue and jumped in after it about 1:43 a.m. Tuesday morning. The woman he was

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN CRASH AT HWY 62 AND I-10

A motorcyclist was killed after his bike reportedly flew off a State Route 62 connector road and crashed into a car traveling on Interstate 10, smashing the car’s windshield. The crash was reported around 4 p.m. Thursday, along the connector road from southbound Highway 62 to westbound Interstate 10, according

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LANDERS ROAD COMMITTEE OFFERING A SOLUTION

A group of civic-minded self-starters in Landers have spent the last few months investigating alternative ways to maintain the 163 miles of unpaved roads there. On Saturday, they will present their findings to the Landers Association. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Landers road conditions recently moved into the spotlight

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SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON NEARBY PILOT FIRE

Firefighters made significant progress on the Nearby Pilot Fire over the last 24 hours. Forest Service managers say the fire is at about 8,115 acres and was 80 percent contained. The Fire is burning in chaparral and brush between Pilot Rock Ridge and State Highway 173 in Hesperia and continues

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING MARINE CORPS BASE GATE GUARD WITH HER VEHICLE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after a gate guard at the Marine Corps Combat Center said she hit him with her vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Michelle Anders, 47, went to the main gate of the base on Adobe Road about 9 a.m. Military police officers

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IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, NATURAL GAS PLAN FOR INDIAN COVE, FIRE STATION TURNOVER

About 50 residents of the Indian Cove area in Southwestern Twentynine Palms met in an informal meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon. The informational gathering was called by City Manager Frank Luckino to determine if there was enough interest in the community to begin the process to eventually bring in

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COMMUNITY BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

With school starting in the Morongo Unified School District August 22, a community back-to-school day is planned for tomorrow in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane tells you how to get free backpacks, supplies, information, and screenings… If your kid needs a new backpack for school, you’re in luck: a whole

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SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN CONTAINING NEARBY PILOT FIRE

Firefighters have made significant progress battling the 7,900-acre Pilot Fire in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains, increasing their containment of the blaze to 70 percent by as of this morning.

MARINES START JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISE SUNDAY

The Marine Corps will be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley starting this Sunday. The shared use area will be temporarily closed to the public between August 14 and 21. The Marine Corps has already announced that it will use

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MAN DROWNS IN MISHAP AT POOL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man drowned early Tuesday morning in a pool in Twentynine Palms. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a woman called for help about 1:40 Tuesday morning to say that her boyfriend, who was not identified, was in a pool in the 72300 block of Larrea Avenue. The

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE IN JOSHUA TREE

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Two men were arrested Tuesday evening in Joshua Tree, accused of leaving a young child alone and then fighting with the friends of the person who reported them. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called about 7:30 p.m. to report a child, estimated to be 4

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SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN THREE ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Three Yucca Valley residents were arrested Tuesday morning during two search warrants in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home and business in the 900 block of Cambria and the 55400 block of Yucca Trail about 9:14 a.m. Tuesday to serve a search warrant. At

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT FROM YUCCA VALLEY TO JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday night after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley residential neighborhoods and on the highway to Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, Benjamin Johnson, 39, was in the old Stater Brothers parking lot in the 57000 block of 29 Palms

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION ADDS NEW MEMBER, GETS UPDATES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met in regular session last night. After swearing in a new commissioner, they went on to business and an update on upcoming housing and commercial projects. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting, and files this report… After swearing in Margie Trandem as the

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BODY FOUND IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST WEEK IDENTIFIED AS MISSING WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the woman’s body found in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday, August 2, is that of a woman who was reported missing August 1. According to the initial Sheriff’s report, Glenna Reed, 48, was arguing with her boyfriend in his vehicle about 2:30 p.m.

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TEEN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING PREGNANT WOMAN WITH A SKATEBOARD

A teenager was arrested Saturday evening, accused of hitting a pregnant woman with his skateboard. According to a Sheriff’s report, the teen, who was not identified due to this age, went with two friends into the Vons grocery store in Yucca Valley about 6 p.m. and started riding his skateboard

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