TWO ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT AFTER A TWENTYNINE PALMS ARMED ROBBERY

Two Las Vegas men who are suspected of robbing a Twentynine Palms gas station were arrested at gunpoint early this morning. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Cantu, two men, later identified as Milton Fletcher, 24, and Cedric Russum, 28, walked into the Circle K at Adobe Road and Two Mile

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 3-WEEK-OLD BABY

Update: 12:30 p.m.

A Joshua Tree man pleaded guilty this morning to spousal abuse. According to Sheriff’s reports, paramedics were called to the 61500 block of Palm Vista in Joshua Tree about 10 p.m. December 18, for a three-week-old baby who was not breathing. The newborn baby was taken to

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HELP AVAILABLE LOCALLY FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Both the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley areas have contacts offering help for veterans who may be feeling the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Reporter David Knutson has details…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can affect people who have gone through life-threatening events, such as military combat, natural disasters, serious

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A 4.5 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE REGION

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the Inland Empire at 6:42 this morning. The quake was centered about two miles north of Banning. Residents in the Morongo Basin felt the temblor from Morongo Valley to Pioneertown to Joshua Tree. In the Banning area, some residents reported some items falling off shelves after

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TWO DETAINED FOR STOLEN CAR AND DRUG POSSESSION

Two people were arrested early Monday morning following a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2000 Ford just after 3 a.m. near Baseline Road and Desert Knoll Avenue in Twentynine Palms. After determining the vehicle had been reported stolen in November,

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HI-DESERT WATER EXPECTED TO APPROVE MONTHLY SEWER FEES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District is expected to approve a $41.50 per month sewer fee tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us with details… At tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will formally adopt the monthly sewer operating and maintenance rate, set at $41.50 per

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YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLOSING TOMORROW THROUGH MONDAY

The Yucca Valley Community Development Department will close at noon Thursday, January 7. The closure affects the planning, building and safety, public works, code compliance, and engineering divisions. All other departments will remain open. The Community Development Department will re-open 7:30 a.m., Monday, January 11.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER REVIEW WATER CONSERVATION TARGETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will look at conservation and regulations tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, directors will discuss current conservation targets and review the draft 2016 regulations and targets. In other business the board

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8-WEEK SELF IMPROVEMENT SEMINAR STARTS TOMORROW

“An Optimistic Stoic Embraces 2016” is the title of the Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s eight- week seminar beginning Thursday, January 7, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at the corner of Onaga and Church Streets in Yucca Valley. The dates and topics are: January 7, “Christopher and

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SATURDAY MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS SATURDAY

Some good deals will be on tables at Saturday’s marketplaces sale in Landers. Assignment reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her change purse… Are you looking for a deal on some Christmas decorations, men’s winter jackets and men’s and women’s jeans? The Morongo Basin Historical Society will host a yard sale

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, January 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome Rita Houzton, Morongo Basin Transit Authority’s public relations representative, who will discuss the “Ins and Outs of MBTA.” Lunch will be provided at a

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOFTBALL MEETS TOMORROW

A meeting will be held 11:15 a.m. Thursday, January 7, for girls who are interested in playing softball for Yucca Valley High School. The meeting will be held in Room H3. Girls who are currently playing in a winter sport need to attend this meeting as well. Home-schooled girls are

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER TRAVEL TO LOMA LINDA TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will travel down to Loma Linda to play Loma Linda High School. Games start at 6 p.m. as long as the weather cooperates.

All Yucca Valley High School basketball and soccer games against Big Bear have been cancelled due to

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS GAS STATION ROBBERY

Two Las Vegas men who are suspected of robbing a Twentynine Palms gas station were arrested at gunpoint early this morning. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Cantu, two men, later identified as Milton Fletcher, 24, and Cedric Russum, 28, walked into the Circle K at Adobe Road and Two Mile

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THREE SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY HOME-INVASION ROBBERY

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for three people who forced their way into an elderly woman’s home and robbed her New Year’s Day. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the 71-year-old woman was confronted by two men and a woman outside her home in the 7500 block of Palm Avenue about

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY IN COLD WEATHER

With a series of storms and cold weather on the horizon, Reporter Cassie Zimarik has some ides to stay warm while saving money… Cold weather is here, and with it, skyrocketing energy costs. Here are three of the best ways to save energy. First keep inside air in, outside air

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ANOTHER INCIDENT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY BEST WESTERN

Sheriff’s deputies were called for a second time in two days to the Best Western Hotel in Yucca Valley last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, James Spencer, 30, of Yucca Valley, entered the hotel lobby in the 56500 block of 29 Palms Highway about 9:40 a.m., went over to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER MAYHEM AT A NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested New Year’s Eve, accused of kicking and punching people at a party. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bishop Lawler, 25, went to a New Year’s Eve party in the 58300 block of Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. Guests at the party said Lawler was

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AT LEAST 10 BURGLARIES REPORTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least 10 burglaries were reported in Twentynine Palms last weekend. In addition, residents in the 6400 block of Desert Queen Avenue and 6600 block of Smoke Tree Avenue, reported break-ins of their homes. Some of the stolen items include handguns and cash. The residents in the 73500 block of

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARSON

Sheriff’s officials have released the name of the man arrested in connection with an arson in Twentynine Palms last week. On Tuesday, December 29, about 3:45 a.m., firefighters and deputies were called to a home in the 74900 block of Alta Loma Drive for a fire that destroyed a boat

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