TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED IN ARMED ROBBERY OF THE JOSHUA TREE INN

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the armed robbery of the Joshua Tree Inn. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Lamar, 32, went to the Joshua Tree Inn about 5:10 p.m. Friday and demanded money from the inn clerk at gunpoint. After receiving the undisclosed

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CONVICTED OF STEALING FROM MASSACHUSETTS UNIVERSITY

A 32-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced in a Massachusetts court Tuesday for forging checks from UMass Amherst. According to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office, Andrew Wakewood pleaded guilty to a dozen felony counts of larceny over $250. The DA said Wakewood stole over $15,000 from the Newman Catholic Center

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NATURAL GAS RELEASES IN WONDER VALLEY

The roar and smell of escaping natural gas with no warning, but this time not in Porter Ranch, it is in Wonder Valley. Reporter David Haldane said residents east of Twentynine Palms can expect more… A loud roar accompanied by a dirty plume jetting into the sky. That’s how residents

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DEPUTIES ACCUSED OF ASSAULT IN VIDEOTAPED BEATING PLEAD NOT GUILTY

Three San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies accused of felony assault by a peace officer all pleaded not guilty yesterday in San Bernardino Superior Court. A new hearing was set for April 13. Nick Downey, Charles Foster, and Michael Phelps are accused of using excessive force on Francis Pusok following a

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CONTROVERSIAL SOLAR PROJECT ISSUE BACK AT JOSHUA BASIN WATER TONIGHT

The thorny question of a water will-serve letter for a controversial solar project will be back in front of the Joshua Basin Water District Board tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board must again consider if it will authorize

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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN ARMED ROBBERY OF JOSHUA TREE INN

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the armed robbery of the Joshua Tree Inn. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Lamar, 32, went to the inn about 5:10 p.m. Friday and demanded money from the inn clerk at gunpoint. After receiving the undisclosed amount of

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MORONGO VALLEY SQUATTER ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Saturday morning after he was found squatting in a vacant home in Morongo Valley with a stolen trailer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a property in the 49600 block of Buena Vista Drive in Morongo Valley called about 9 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS, WEAPONS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday afternoon for being in possession of controlled substances and weapons. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a car about 1 a.m. near the intersection of the highway and Stardune Avenue for having an obstructed license plate. During a search of the

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WONDER VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Sunday evening, accused of being in possession of a stolen pick-up truck. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to a home in the 5600 block of Godwin Road in Wonder Valley about 8:18 Sunday in response to information that a stolen truck was

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER CONSIDERS SELLING WATER TO ANOTHER AGENCY

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says, among other items, the board will consider selling water to another agency… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. tonight. This is a make-up meeting

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED FOR LACK OF AGENDA

Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council has been cancelled due to a lack of an agenda. The next meeting will be held March 15.

YUCCA VALLEY PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN A HIT AND RUN, SUSPECT SOUGHT

A Yucca Valley pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run collision. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 2 a.m., Jerrod Cary, 32, was walking southbound on Avalon Avenue just south of Sunnyslope Drive when he was hit by a 2007 gray Nissan Maxima, which was traveling northbound on

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AN ARMED ROBBERY AT THE JOSHUA TREE INN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an armed robbery in Joshua Tree Friday night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a man entered the Joshua Tree Inn about 5 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. After the clerk handed over

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WATCH OUT FOR THE IRS SCAM

Now that tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS says the tax scam is the most common tax scam, with victims losing more than $26 million. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how you can avoid being a victim… The

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LAWSUIT EXPECTED TODAY AGAINST SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR JAIL CONDITIONS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said it expects a class action lawsuit to be filed against it today by a prisoner-rights organization, alleging that the conditions in the county’s jails violate the inmates’ civil rights. The Prison Law Office has been investigating conditions at the county jails for two

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CHRISTOPHER LEE TRIAL DELAYED AGAIN

The murder trial of a former Marine accused of killing his lover has been delayed again. The trial against Christopher Lee, 26, which was supposed to have started today, was postponed to April 11 at a pre-trial hearing Friday. Lee is alleged to have killed Erin Corwin, 19, after he

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN EARLY SUNDAY

A Yucca Valley pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run collision. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 2 a.m., Jerrod Cary, 32, was walking southbound on Avalon Avenue just south of Sunnyslope Drive when he was hit by a 2007 gray Nissan Maxima, which was traveling northbound on

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PENNIES FOR PATIENTS

The Twentynine Palms High School fundraiser for Leukemia is back. ROP broadcasting student Hugh Carpenter has more… Twentynine Palms High School’s annual fundraiser for leukemia patients known as “Pennies for Patients” is back in action for the month of February. And with a rewarding incentive system now in action, Twentynine

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HARRISON HOUSE TO OFFER PERMACULTURE LECTURE

Harrison House Music and Arts is adding “Ecology” to its name, and as its first major event, it will host a three-day permaculture lecture in April. To prepare for the lecture, Harrison House is holding a work party March 5 and 6, in which those interested in permaculture will prepare

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY MEMBERS URGED TO SUBMIT FOR EXHIBIT

Members of the 29 Palms Art Gallery are urged to submit their works for an upcoming exhibit. Managing editor Tammi Rolloff has all the details… Twentynine Palms Artist Guild members are invited to enter art in the gallery’s annual judged members’ show. Intake days are Sunday, February 28, from 3

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