JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of assault and resisting arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a friend was trying to talk to Carl Queen, 25, about his mental health, in the 57400 block of 29 Palms Highway. His friend called deputies for help about 9:30 after he

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SETTING HER HOUSE ON FIRE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of intentionally setting her house on fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria, firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7700 block of Cherokee Trail at 1 p.m. for a structure fire. A Sheriff’s

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HEMET MAN KILLED IN JOHNSON VALLEY JEEP CRASH WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT

A Hemet man was killed in a tragic off-road vehicle crash in Johnson Valley early Tuesday morning. According to County Fire Captain Danny Stamps, the man, identified by the County Coroner as Nathan Alan Comstock, 39, and three passengers, including his wife, went for a night-time ride about 9:00 Monday

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED ON MOTORCYCLE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms Marine riding a motorcycle was killed, and a female passenger was injured, in a crash in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon. The County Coroner said Benjamin Mark Lawrenson was killed when a car made a U-turn in front of him and the motorcycle T-boned into the car at

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FIRST BABIES OF 2018 DELIVERED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

New Year’s means new beginnings. For two couples at a Joshua Tree hospital over the weekend, that platitude literally came true. Reporter David Haldane tells the story…

Her name is Khloe. At 11:16 a.m. on New Years Day, Khloe’s mom was in a world of pain. Eventually it all worked

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CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT NETS 4 DUI ARRESTS

The California Highway Patrol made four arrests for driving under the influence over the New Year’s holiday weekend. According to CHP officer Ramon Duran, that is a 33 percent increase from the previous year. The CHP was on maximum enforcement from 6 p.m. Friday, December 29, until midnight Monday, January

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MAN KILLED IN TRAGIC ORV ACCIDENT IN JOHNSON VALLEY EARLY TUESDAY

A Hemet man was killed in a tragic off-road vehicle crash in Johnson Valley early this morning. According to County Fire Captain Danny Stamps, the man, identified by the County Coroner as Nathan Alan Comstock, 39, and three passengers, including his wife, went for a night-time ride about 9 p.m.

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CAR MAKING ILLEGAL U-TURN KILLS MOTORCYCLE RIDER

A motorcycle rider was killed, and a female passenger was injured, in a crash in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Danny Stamps, the unidentified male motorcycle rider was killed when a car made a U-turn in front of him and the motorcycle T-boned into the car

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MOBILE HOME, VACANT CABIN DESTROYED IN TWO SEPARATE FIRES SUNDAY

A mobile home in Joshua Tree is a total loss after a fire Sunday. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms were called to the Lazy H Mobile Home Park in the 6400 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree

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CALIFORNIA IS NOW THE NATION’S FIRST “SANCTUARY STATE”, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

A slew of new immigration laws went into effect January 1. And though filed under the tag “immigration,” much of the new legislation will affect U.S. citizens including business owners, law enforcement professionals, teachers, landlords, and city employees. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills us in… New for 2018, California becomes the

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WOMAN INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH SUNDAY

A woman was seriously injured Sunday in a crash in Twentynine Palms. A 26-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash about 12:20 p.m. near Two Mile Road and Mesquite Road. She was flown by Mercy Air to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.

DON’T FALL FOR KIDNAPPING SCAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about a frightening scam targeting Morongo Basin residents. On Friday, a Yucca Valley woman called deputies to report that she had received a phone call from an unknown man who said her mother had been kidnapped. Deputies contacted San Bernardino police,

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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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