DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WITH STOLEN MERCEDES

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to drive a stolen Mercedes in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Morongo Basin deputies were alerted about 7 p.m. that a Mercedes Benz E350, stolen from Palm Springs, was at an apartment complex in the 6300 block

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SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT READING OF NEW PLAY AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY

Theatre 29 will host an exclusive one-night-only staged reading of a playwright’s work-in-progress tonight. Reporter Kirby Davis fills in the details of how you can be a part of this collaborative event… Nationally recognized playwright Phil Olson asked Theater 29 to prepare a staged reading of his latest comedy, “A

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE SENTENCED FOR SENDING CHILDREN INTO DESERT

The Twentynine Palms couple arrested last week after three young children were found wandering in the desert without water or shoes pleaded guilty in a Joshua Tree courtroom Wednesday to child abuse. Mary Bell, 34—the mother of a 7-year- old girl, and 5- and 6-year- old boys—and her boyfriend, Gary

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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN VICIOUS TWENTYNINE PALMS ATTACK

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a vicious attack in Twentynine Palms. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the victim, a 57-year-old man, was sleeping in the 6300 block of Morongo Road near Joshua Drive when he was attacked about

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POKÉMON-GO BLAMED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ASSAULT

A man says he was beat up by two men while he was playing Pokemon Go in Twentynine Palms early Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the unidentified man said he was at the Historic Plaza, near Adobe Road and Two Mile Road, about 1 a.m. playing Pokémon-Go when

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TIPS TO AVOID SUMMER FOOD POISONING

It’s summer, the traditional time of picnics by the pool, up in the national park, or in the back yard. The smell of hot dogs and burgers is sizzling on the grill, potato salad, chips, dips, all the summer treats. But if you’re not careful, those outdoor feasts could ignite

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SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT READING OF NEW PLAY AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY

Theatre 29 will host an exclusive one-night-only staged reading of a playwright’s original work, “A Nice Family Christmas,” tomorrow night. Nationally-recognized playwright Phil Olson asked Theater 29 to prepare a staged reading of his latest comedy, “A Nice Family Christmas.” The one-night-only reading will take place on the Theatre 29

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA MESA

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Tuesday following a high-speed pursuit through Yucca Mesa. According to limited details from a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to Aberdeen Drive and Avalon Avenue about 4 p.m. where they pursued a vehicle to a home in the 3800 block of Balsa Avenue. There

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CHILD LOCKED INTO A HOT CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, AN IMPORTANT REMINDER

Monday morning, Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were called to a business in Twentynine Palms for a parent who accidentally locked an infant inside the car. Rescue personnel broke the window to reach the baby, who luckily suffered no ill effects from being in the car for about five minutes during

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$10 MILLION LANDERS AREA HIGHWAY PROJECT STARTS TUESDAY

CalTrans will begin work Tuesday, July 26, on a $10 million shoulder-widening project on State Route 247. The five-week project will construct an 8-foot wide paved shoulder, with rumble strips, on each side of the highway, as well as a centerline rumble strip. The project will include both sides of

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ROAD WORK IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Each day Z107.7 News will report where the roadwork is occurring so residents can plan accordingly. On Thursday, July 21, roadwork will be performed in the Sky Harbor neighborhood, on Hidden Gold Drive, Ivanhoe

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PREPARE FOR DISASTER, PUT TOGETHER AN EMERGENCY KIT

An hour or two of preparation in advance of a disaster offers peace of mind, but can also mean the difference between surviving or not. Reporter Mike Lipsitz offers some tips on putting together your emergency kit… Assemble your kit with the thought that its contents may be all you

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ANOTHER SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION, THIS TIME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Following a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Saturday, Morongo Basin Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a case of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 7200 block of Utah Trail said a bullet came through his home’s window just

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WANTED FOR ELDER ABUSE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man wanted on multiple warrants for elder abuse and vandalism was arrested Monday morning at the scene where the original alleged abuse took place. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree about 9:40 a.m.

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HI-DESERT WATER MAY DECLARE EMINENT DOMAIN ON 21 PROPERTIES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Among items including standby fees, the board will consider eminent domain proceedings. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will hold their regular meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda,

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER HAS STARTED, PEAKS AUGUST 12

The Perseids, a prolific meteor shower, is now visible in our beautiful Hi-Desert skies, with the peak in activity between August 9 and 14. The maximum is expected during the night of August 12, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TAKES UP NEXTERA SOLAR WILL-SERVE LETTER AGAIN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will revisit the issues surrounding the issuance of a “will-serve” letter for a controversial commercial solar project in the Sunfair area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz outlines the issues… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will receive an update on the

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SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home near Joshua Lane and Warren Vista Avenue about 12:20 p.m. A woman told deputies that her boyfriend shot a revolver at her and her

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BATTLING COUPLE BOTH ARRESTED FOR SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Yucca Valley couple were both arrested Saturday, each accused of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called for help about 2 p.m. Saturday to say that her boyfriend threw a beer at her and was putting hands on her. Deputies responded to the 56600 block of

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE HOUSE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Firefighters were able to prevent a garage fire from spreading to a house Monday evening in Twentynine Palms. About 6:45 p.m., firefighters from Twentynine Palms, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to a structure fire on El Bandido near Gemini in the Desert Heights neighborhood. The garage and

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