WEEKEND MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THIS NEW YEARS HOLIDAY

Police are planning DUI checkpoints and extra patrols to catch drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs and prescription drugs. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. will have DUI saturation patrols on New Year’s Eve; officers will be out in force. The California Highway Patrol’s maximum enforcement period,

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THREE SCREENINGS OF “SANDS OF WAR” AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host three private screenings of the documentary “The Sands of War” at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in January. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information on how you can attend…

The documentary “Sands of War” chronicles the Desert Training Center, a series of camps located

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NEW YEAR’S SAFETY TIPS

For many of us, wrapping up the year that was and ringing in the year ahead is a time to think about resolutions and to plan on some celebrating. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department offers some tips to help assure a safe and happy new year free of any unexpected

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SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday night, accused of driving under the influence and child endangerment. About 6:30 p.m. a California Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle driven by Glenn Kominek, 42, near Aberdeen Trail and Goleta Avenue. The CHP officer determined that Kominek was driving under the influence.

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BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of burglary. About midnight, deputies stopped Timothy Ramirez, 40, near El Reposo and Commercial Street in Joshua Tree. After an investigation, Timothy Ramirez was arrested on suspicion of burglary, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at

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PROBATIONER ARRESTED WITH STOLEN VEHICLE PARTS

A Landers man who went to visit his probation officer in Joshua Tree Thursday was arrested when it was determined his vehicle had multiple parts stolen from another vehicle. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Glen Stephens, 28, went to the Morongo Basin Probation Department at 2:45 for a regular check-in

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GUN CONTROL AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. This week’s discussion will be about gun control. Reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details…

The topic of gun control will be explored at Lifetree Café Sunday. The free program – titled

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TOP STORIES FROM 2017 ON THE Z107.7 WEBSITE

Continuing our series of top stories in 2017, the following stories were among those that brought the most visitors to our website.

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man at the Motel 6 in Twentynine Palms January 17. Deputies had been called to the motel about 3:30 a.m. for a

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CHAOS AT OVER-CAPACITY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Thousands of visitors have descended on Joshua Tree National Park this holiday season, breaking daily visitation records. On Thursday, cars were backed up for over a mile waiting to get in at the west entrance to the park in Joshua Tree, and some drivers were going off road to find

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT OFFERS TIPS FOR A SAFE NEW YEAR’S EVE

For many of us, wrapping up the year that was and ringing in the year ahead is a time to think about resolutions and to plan on some celebrating. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department offers some tips to help assure a safe and happy new year free of any

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MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR THIS NEW YEARS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Police are planning DUI checkpoints and extra patrols to catch drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, illegal drugs and prescriptions. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s will have DUI saturation patrols on New Year’s Eve; officers will be out in force. The California Highway Patrol starts its maximum enforcement period,

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE RESULTS IN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

Updated 9 a.m. with more information about the burglary and pursuit:

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday following a high-speed pursuit and roll-over crash in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 58900 block of Carmelita Circle came home just after noon and discovered a

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UPDATE: MOTORCYCLIST CRITICAL AFTER CRASH NEAR DESERT HOT SPRINGS

UPDATES WITH THE CRASH BEING NOT FATAL

Z107-7 LOCAL NEWS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017

A motorcycle rider is in critical condition today when a blue Dodge pick-up truck hit the bike about 2:30 p.m. near Desert Hot Springs. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened on southbound

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BABY LEFT UNATTENDED IN CAR IN PIONEERTOWN

We have limited information about a Morongo Valley woman who was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of child endangerment. Just before midnight Tuesday, deputies were called to Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown for a report that a woman, later identified as Leticia Joyce, 30, was drunk and had left her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATS WITH KNIFE, CAR

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Sunday, accused of trying to assault people with a knife and a vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6400 block of Juniper Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 6:30 p.m. Sunday for a woman with a knife. The caller said

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NO MORE INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS IN CALIFORNIA

Starting January 1, all light bulbs manufactured in California will have to meet new energy standards, which means incandescent bulbs will be gone once the stores sell their existing stock. Experts say the move will save money and energy, and help the fight against climate change. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives

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73-YEAR-OLD HIKER RESCUED BY HELICOPTER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A 73-year-old hiker had to be rescued with a Sheriff’s helicopter after he fell in Joshua Tree National Park. According to a Sheriff’s press release, Peter Wallenstein, of Blacksburg, Virginia, was hiking Friday with his family near Ryan’s Ranch Trail when he fell about 1:30 p.m. and suffered several injuries.

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HI-DESERT WATER APPROVES PIONEERTOWN WATER PROJECT

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors was enthusiastic about approving an agreement with the county to provide Pioneertown with clean water. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

Residents in Pioneertown have had high levels of arsenic in their water supply for years, a situation that has inhibited new construction

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A LOOK BACK AT 2017: CRIME

As 2017 comes to a close, Z107.7 News looks back at some of the top stories of the year. Our top crime story of 2017 was the double murder of two Twentynine Palms women in March. Shortly before midnight, March 24, Sheriff’s investigators say Rafael Aikens, 22, shot Christy McKissic,

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NATIONAL PARK AND MONUMENTS

Joshua Tree National Park and our three neighboring national monuments figured prominently in many of our top stories in 2017. Joshua Tree National Park officials announced in January that a record number of people visited Joshua Tree in 2016—2.5 million, and numbers are expected to be even higher in 2017.

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