FATHER AND DAUGHTER HIT CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and his young daughter were critically injured Tuesday night when they were hit by a car as they were crossing Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. About 7:15 p.m., Carleton Fonoimoana, 32, and his three children were walking northbound across the highway from the driveway behind Marshall’s, just west

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LOOKS AT A SALES TAX AND A LANDERS RODEO TONIGHT

A request for money for a rodeo in Landers, and discussion about putting a sales tax measure on the ballot this November are two of the items the Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting will start

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FATHER AND SON LEFT HOMELESS AFTER FRIDAY FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will be closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will re-open 7 a.m. Tuesday, January 19.

FAMILY DISPLACED AFTER FRIDAY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY  

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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FAMILY DISPLACED AFTER FRIDAY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CELEBRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY

A celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday, January 18, in Twentynine Palms. The theme this year is the Black National Anthem, “Life Every Voice and Sing.” The Martin Luther King Jr Day celebration will be an all-day event. The day will start with a walk at

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SO CAL EDISON TO OFFER CREDIT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY POWER OUTAGE

On December 30, Z107.7 reported on a planned power outage affecting approximately 2,400 households in Landers and Yucca Mesa. For many of those affected, our report was the only information they received on the planned outage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how those caught by surprise when the lights went

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ACCUSED RAPIST CASE DISMISSED, RELEASED AFTER OVER A YEAR IN JAIL

After being held in jail for over a year while awaiting trial, a man accused of raping a woman at knifepoint in Twentynine Palms was released last Friday when his case was dismissed. According to court records, Lynel Roduk, 30, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday morning for a

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EQUESTRIAN ACCIDENT KILLS YUCCA VALLEY VICAR

A tragedy for a beloved member of the Morongo Basin Clergy. Vicar Jane Lieberg Crase of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley suffered fatal injuries in an equestrian accident Sunday. Friends tell Z107.7 News Crase was riding one of her horses at her home in the Yucca Mesa area

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY, STILL TIME TO REGISTER

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin at the end of the month for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there is still time to register… One of the major off-road events

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JOB FAIR AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MONDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center will hold a job fair this Monday, January 11 in hopes of filling a number of openings in multiple departments. Job seekers are encouraged to attend the event which begins 1 p.m. and remains open until 4 p.m. on the hospital campus. Applicants will have an opportunity

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MULTIPLE BURGLARIES REPORTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY

More burglaries and attempted burglaries were reported in Twentynine Palms Thursday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a resident in the 6600 block of Sherman Hoyt Avenue reported that a surveillance camera taped a suspect who looked into the windows of her vehicle parked in her driveway just after 1 a.m. When

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEEKS WHEREABOUTS OF YUCCA VALLEY MAN WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY

The Sheriff’s Department has identified one of the men suspected of robbing the Stater Brothers in Yucca Valley last week. The Sheriff’s Department says Christian Trujillo, 29, of Yucca Valley, went to the “new” Stater Brothers grocery store on the east end of Yucca Valley on New Year’s Eve about

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR “POINT IN TIME” HOMELESS COUNT

The county is looking for local volunteers to participate in a count of the homeless population later this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… Later this month, the third annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a

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RAIN AND SNOW BRING TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS TO OUR MORONGO BASIN

Continued El Nino-spawned winter storms brought rain and some snow to our Morongo Basin overnight. A jack-knifed big rig closed the Morongo Grade eastbound lanes for about an hour from 4:10 to about 5:10 a.m. this morning. The CHP says both grades are currently open. Some light snow fell, making

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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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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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SECOND ASSAULT AT YUCCA VALLEY HOTEL IN TWO DAYS LAST WEEK

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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