THREE INJURED IN CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Three people were injured, two critically, in a crash in Morongo Valley late last night. Just before midnight, a car on Mountain View Trail pulled out onto westbound Highway 62 and into the path of a tow truck heading east on the highway. Two women in the car were critically

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CHP GETS GRANT TO CRACK DOWN ON SPEEDING AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

Speed and aggressive driving, the main causes of traffic collisions in California, will be the focus of a year-long education and enforcement campaign by the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP received a federal traffic safety grant, titled Regulate Aggressive Driving and Reduce Speed II, which it will use to educate

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ITS JUST A DRILL: CHP TRAINING AT THE OLD JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY TODAY

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting training today (Thursday, October 12) at the old Joshua Tree Elementary School. Residents may see police activity in the area, as well as hear gunfire. Officers will conduct a training scenario using non-lethal rounds. The school grounds will be closed to the public,

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CHP TELLS US HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles… Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. California Highway Patrol Officer Joan Griffin offers the following tips for motorists on how to drive safely around motorcycles…

Give motorcycles extra room. A minor rear-end collision involving a motorcycle can have major

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CHP OFFERS SPANISH LANGUAGE DRIVING SAFETY CLASS TOMORROW

Learning to drive safely is for everyone, even for those whose first language is Spanish. Reporter Eric Knabe says the CHP has a class that could help… The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be hosting a Spanish language traffic safety class on September 15 at 6 p.m. at the Morongo

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MEET LOCAL FIRST-RESPONDERS AT A PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY

Meet some of the Morongo Basin’s first responders at a pancake breakfast. Presented by Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, the breakfast is set for Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Twentynine Palms Visitor’s Center on the corner of Highway 62 and Desert Queen Avenue. Chat with

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CHP REMINDS TO PREP YOU VEHICLE BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD

Now that Labor Day weekend is here, many people will be taking a road trip this weekend. CHP Officer Joan Griffin says with a little planning and preparation, you can reduce the risk of a tragedy while you are behind the wheel…

Before any travel, check your vehicle’s radiator system.

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REGISTER NOW FOR AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART CLASS

The Morongo Basin area CHP will host a “Drive Smart” class for senior citizens. Reporter Eric Knabe says one will be held Thursday…

The Morongo Basin CHP will host an Age Well, Drive Smart older driver program later this month. Join the CHP for the keys to driving safer and

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CHP OFFERS FREE “DRIVE SMART” CLASS FOR SENIORS

The Morongo Basin area CHP will host a “Drive Smart” class for senior citizens. Reporter Eric Knabe says one will be held next week, August 31…

The Morongo Basin CHP will host an Age Well, Drive Smart older driver program later this month. Join the CHP for the keys to

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LOCAL CHP OFFERS “START SMART” CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVERS

The California Highway Patrol is hosting a “Start Smart” driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers this Friday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… “Start Smart” is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is one and a half to

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REGISTER NOW FOR AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART CLASS

The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be hosting a “Drive Smart” class. Reporter Eric Knabe says one will be held this August 31…

The Morongo Basin CHP will host a Age Well, Drive Smart older driver program later this month. Join the CHP for the keys to driving safer and

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER 130 MPH PURSUIT FRIDAY

A high-speed chase from Joshua Tree to Morongo Valley Friday night resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Marine from Ohio. According to the California Highway Patrol, just before 11 p.m. Friday, Officer Casey Simmons attempted to stop a blue 2006 Yamaha R6 sports bike on Highway 62 near Sunburst

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CORONER IDENTIFIES 3 KILLED IN 2 FATAL CRASHES WEDNESDAY

The County Coroner’s office has identified the three victims in two fatal collisions in the Morongo Basin Wednesday. At about 4:00 a.m., the CHP received a 911 call regarding a 3-vehicle collision on State Route 247, just north of Alderman Road in Landers. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving

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CHP RELEASES INFORMATION ON FIERY 3-CAR CRASH IN LANDERS THAT KILLED TWO

The California Highway Patrol released details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of speed. Just

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U-HAUL CRASHES INTO SEMI-TRUCK NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

One person was killed Wednesday morning when a U-Haul truck crashed into the rear of a semi-truck near Copper Mountain College. About 8:20 a.m., the U-Haul rear-ended the semi on Highway 62 at Rotary Way, with the front end of the U-Haul wedged under the semi. An occupant inside the

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TWO KILLED IN FIERY 3-VEHICLE CRASH IN LANDERS WEDNESDAY MORNING

The California Highway Patrol has released some details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVERS

The California Highway Patrol Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is one and a half to

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ONE KILLED ONE MAJOR INJURY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS JOHNSON VALLEY

UPDATE: Victims were not participants.

A 55-year-old Perris man was killed in the Johnson Valley Off-Road area just after the King of the Hammers off-road race Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 1:30 p.m., Todd McLaughlin was driving a 2013 Can-Am 1000 side-by-side westbound along the ridge of

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THREE LOCAL CHP OFFICERS CREDITED WITH SAVING A LIFE

Three California Highway Patrol officers are credited with saving the life of a woman who was choking in a Yucca Valley Restaurant. CHP Officer Simon Miller said that he, Officer Caleb Miller, and Officer Aaron Lowe were at Taco Bell about 12:45 p.m. Friday when a woman at a nearby

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