TWO SHOT IN YUCCA VALLEY, SUSPECT CAUGHT AFTER CRASH

A Joshua Tree man is in custody following a shooting and crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said Joseph Rojas, 20, was arguing with Terry Hill, 26, and Elaina Bixon, 21, in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail, when Rojas pulled out a handgun and shot

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BABY FOUND AT WALMART

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of a baby that was found in a shopping cart in a Walmart parking lot. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said deputies were called to Walmart about 3:05 Wednesday afternoon about the baby. Thornburg said deputies have contacted the people who claim to be

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BREAKING NEWS–SUSPECT BEING QUESTIONED IN YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING THIS MORNING

A man is being questioned this afternoon following a shooting and crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, the Hispanic male suspect–who has not yet been identified– was arguing with a man and a woman in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail. An anonymous person

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STREET ARTIST PAYS FINE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VANDALISM

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN BUYING CAR ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

A Yucca Valley woman said she was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening when she tried to buy a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was going to buy a car from a private party and had arranged for the seller to bring the car to her home in

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FBI INVESTIGATING THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

In the wake of a horrific beating captured on camera by a KNBC News Helicopter, the FBI has initiated an investigation to determine whether civil rights were violated during the pursuit and altercation involving Francis Jared Pusok and San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies.

“The results of the review will be

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SUSPECT IN FOUR LOCAL ARMED ROBBERIES ARRESTED

Detectives with the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station have arrested the man suspected of robbing three Twentynine Palms businesses in February and March, and a Yucca Valley business Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Mike Landavazo, Ramirez Brown, 35, of Victorville, robbed the Check-n-Go in the Vons shopping center in Yucca

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FIND YOUR PARK

Everyone finds their national park in a different place and in a different way. Ranger Pam Tripp tells where to read stories that just might inspire you to find yours…

Joshua Tree National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and

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FIRE AT BURRTEC IN YUCCA VALLEY

Firefighters from across the Morongo Basin responded to a large fire at Burrtec in Yucca Valley Friday evening. According to County Fire Captain Dustin Krajeski, the first call came in at 5:17 p.m., and units from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, CalFire, the Combat Center, and Twentynine

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VIDEOTAPED BEATING CAUSES COUNTY SHERIFF INVESTIGATION

A disturbing videotape of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies viciously beating a suspected horse thief near Hesperia has caused County Sheriff John McMahon to order a departmental investigation of the incident. “The video surrounding this arrest is disturbing, and I have ordered an internal investigation be conducted immediately,” McMahon said

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LOCAL WATER USAGE VARIATIONS COMPARED

Figures released by the state water board on April 7 show that the state as a whole did not get a good head start on the Governor’s call for a 25 percent water reduction. Californians reduced per capita use by 2.8 percent in February of this year, compared to the

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HUMAN BONES FOUND IN THE DESERT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Human bones were found in the desert in Twentynine Palms Monday morning. According to Sheriff officials, the bones were spotted in the desert just east of Kern Boulevard, north of Highway 62, by a resident who was driving to work about 9 a.m. Officials say the bones appear to be

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HOLDS PUBLIC FACILITY DEVELOPMENT FEES HEARING

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing on a specific development impact fee and a look at some financial policies are on the agenda… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council

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ONE ARRESTED IN CARJACKING, KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY AND HIGH-SPEED CHASE

In a bizarre story of carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, gunfire, and a high-speed chase, a Joshua Tree man was finally taken into custody after investigators say he robbed a good Samaritan at gunpoint. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, deputies responded to a report of a robbery at the Yucca Valley

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BREAKING NEWS: A good Samaritan robbed at gunpoint, Sherriff's helicopter locates suspect.

In a bizarre story of car theft, kidnapping, robbery, gunfire, and a high speed chase, a Joshua Tree man was finally taken into custody after he robbed a good Samaritan at gunpoint. According County Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a robbery at

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CAMPING IN THE NATIONAL PARK

At this time of year, the “Campgrounds Full” sign is often up at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Ranger Pam Tripp tells where you might find space, and how to act when you get there…

Campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART FESTIVAL

The 23rd Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival starts this weekend at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The festival has moved from the Park’s Oasis of Mara Visitor Center due to a seismic retrofit construction at the visitor center. Sixteen artists will be on hand to exhibit and sell

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WOMAN WAS EXPECTING A PROPOSAL, CHRISTOPHER LEE HELD TO ANSWER

Erin Corwin’s best friend testified in Joshua Tree Superior Court yesterday that Corwin’s lover had arranged a secret special day in the desert for just the two of them, one that Corwin hoped would end with a marriage proposal and plans for the two of them to move to Alaska.

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, EVIDENCE ARGUED

Dressed in dark green jail scrubs, and in handcuffs and leg irons, accused murderer 25-year-old Christopher Lee was in a busy Joshua Tree courtroom yesterday morning for a pre-preliminary conference. Lee is accused of murdering Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms last summer and dumping her body in a mine

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR WINS AWARDS AND HONORS

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir came home with several trophies from their performances at the Music in the Parks competition in Anaheim last Friday. The Choir’s performance of “I Loved You” earned them first place in the category of Mixed Choir/Small Schools, with a rating of Excellent. Then,

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