SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District was arrested Thursday evening, accused of possessing child pornography and two acts of child molestation. A search warrant was served at the home of Alex Gomez, 57, of the 4600 block of Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms, on December 30,

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BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District was arrested Thursday evening, accused of possessing child pornography and two acts of child molestation. A search warrant was served at the home of Alex Gomez, 57, of the 4600 block of Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms, on December 30,

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LANDERS AREA WATER WILL COME FROM BIGHORN AS OF JULY

On July 1, water coming out of the taps at more than 650 homes in the Landers area will be from Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Yesterday, the Local Area Formation Commission, or LAFCO, unanimously approved the dissolution of the County’s Special District 70W-1 and annexation of more than 5,700

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Z107.7 NEWS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN MIKE FOR “BEST NEWS BROADCAST”

Z107.7 News was named a finalist in the Radio-Television News Association’s Golden Mike Awards®, for “Best News Broadcast”. The Golden Mike Awards are Southern California’s most prestigious, and most coveted, broadcast journalism prize. What sets the Golden Mikes® apart from other competitions is the “Golden Mike Standard of Excellence.” Unlike

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE ON YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA TONIGHT

After hearing presentations from the Chamber of Commerce and receiving an update on the homeless point-in-time count, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve the consent agenda, which includes a bequest of $50,000 from the Charles C. May Trust to be used for the animal shelter; and

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FUND-RAISING SITE SET UP FOR FAMILY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH LAST WEEK

The husband of the Twentynine Palms woman who was killed last week in a crash which sent their three young children to the hospital is trying to raise money for expenses. Tylor Brooks, a Marine with 2nd Marines, 7th Regiment on board the Combat Center, lost his wife Terri Brooks,

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ROTARY CLUB MUSIC COMPETITION APPLICATIONS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition will be held Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at Yucca Valley High School. Contestants must be high school or home-schooled students from the Morongo Basin. Contestants may enter in one of three categories: vocal, instrumental, or piano. Pianists and instrumentalists

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AN IDEAL HUSBAND AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND

Theatre 29 offers a matinee performance tomorrow of the Oscar Wilde comedy, “An Ideal Husband,” co-directed by Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill. This delightfully witty English comedy boasts a wonderful cast, a beautiful set and stunning costumes, a feast for the eyes as well as an afternoon full of laughs.

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VICTIMS, CIRCUMSTANCES, OF WEDNESDAY’S 3-CAR CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about the horrific crash Wednesday night that sent four Twentynine Palms residents to area hospitals. About 5:30 p.m., David Burns, 56, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a white 2014 Toyota RAV-4 eastbound on Highway 62. As he approached the intersection with Monte Vista

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1 KILLED, 3 INJURED IN MORNING CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two horrendous traffic crashes in Twentynine Palms yesterday left one person dead, seven injured, and involved four helicopter life flights. In the first, a woman was killed, and her three children injured, one seriously, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55

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ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH THIS MORNING

One woman is dead, and her three children injured, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55 a.m., Terri Brooks, 26, was driving her Ford Fusion southbound on Utah Trail, with her three children, ages 1, 4, and 7. She stopped at

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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2014 SETS NEW RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION

A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. Park Superintendent David Smith said, “Joshua Tree has evolved from a fall-through-spring park, to a year-round destination.” Over 180,000 people visited the park in December,

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SLOW JAMS ON Z107.7 TONIGHT

With the start of a new year comes new programming to Z107.7. Reporter Sara Snyder says late-night listeners will be treated to music for loving… Smooth and sexy, old and new R&B love songs can be heard five nights a week in a new program on Z107.7, Slow Jams. Monday

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM AT YUCCA VALLEY CAR DEALERSHIP

Two Yucca Valley men have been arrested for causing nearly $50,000 in damages to cars at a car dealership. According to a Sheriff’s press release, on November 26, the general manager of the Yucca Valley Ford dealership reported that someone had thrown rocks at new and used vehicles on the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY, WILL HOLD HEARING ON UNDERGROUNDING UTILITIES

The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for this meeting. After an award to the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team for participation in the Cash for Trash program,

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COUNTY FIRE SPEAKS TO LATE DISCOVERY OF JOSHUA TREE FIRE VICTIM

The discovery of a charred body Monday in the rubble of a burned out house in Joshua Tree has raised questions of how the County Fire Department missed it following the fire seven weeks ago. According to County Fire Department Public Information Officer Tracy Martinez, when fire fighters arrived at

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ACCUSED KILLER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT, DEATH PENALTY STILL CONSIDERED

Wearing handcuffs and an extra-large green jumpsuit, Christopher Lee made another appearance in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday morning. His time before Judge Rodney Cortez was short—just long enough for his attorney to request a date in March for a preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Sean Daugherty told the judge the district

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MISSING JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND

A man who’s been missing since a November 23 fire at his residence in Joshua Tree is believed to have been found dead in his burned out home. According to a Sheriff’s report, workers cleaning up the fire debris at the home of David Frowery in the 63000 block of

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN KILLED WALKING ACROSS S.R. 247 LAST NIGHT

A Lucerne Valley man was killed last night walking across State Route 247, Old Woman Springs Road. According to the County Coroner, at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, 69-year-old Lucerne resident Alfred Moreau was walking across Old Woman Springs Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Moreau was transported to an

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