LARGE CROWD OF UNHAPPY TEACHERS CONFRONT THE SCHOOL BOARD

A full parking lot at Joshua Tree Elementary School, coupled with a routine formal agenda, promised some unscheduled revelations at last night’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork reports that the meeting delivered on that promise… A full house of teachers, in union

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A “KING OF THE HAMMERS” REMINDER FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the King of the Hammers off-road event in Johnson Valley is in full swing. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only and respect private lands. Several law enforcement agencies to include the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN A LA QUINTA MURDER

A Joshua Tree man was killed Friday in a La Quinta shooting; a 17-year-old has been arrested for investigation of his murder. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, January 30, at 6:38 pm, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call

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SAFETY IN THE NATIONAL PARK

This is a busy season at Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp has some advice for enjoying the Park safely…

Joshua Tree National Park is full of wonderous beauty, fantastic hikes, and plenty of chances for the sound of quiet. There is nothing like a drive, a nice hike,

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FRIDAY SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies at the scene of Friday’s shooting in Twentynine Palms

Two men were injured in a shooting in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. A call came in at 9:21 Friday of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale, just two blocks north of Oasis Elementary School. Sheriff’s

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BREAKING NEWS: SHOOTING INCIDENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

In a late-breaking incident in Twentynine Palms, a call came in at 9:21 this morning of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale. Two men were injured. A 26-year old male was shot three times. An older man, in his 50’s, sustained a gunshot wound on the top

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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ARREST MADE IN WAL-MART BOMB THREAT

Sheriff officials have confirmed they have arrested a 12-year-old boy for phoning in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s officials, the boy, who has not been identified due to his age, was on a bus yesterday when he allegedly told passengers he was going to make the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING SEES BATTLE LINES DRAWN OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Battle lines were drawn for what could be future confrontations over the issue of medical marijuana in Twentynine Palms. In the first of a two-part story on the Tuesday night Council Meeting, reporter Dan Stork concentrates on that issue. Tomorrow: crime and safety, block grants, city manager selection, and a

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WAL-MART EVACUATED AFTER BOMB THREAT THIS AFTERNOON

Wal-Mart management evacuated the store today after it received a telephoned bomb threat. Detective Corey Emon said Wal-Mart received a phone call about 2:20 in which the unidentified caller threatened to blow up the store. Emon said at that time, management decided to clear the store of employees and customers,

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RAIN, FOG, RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES IN MORONGO BASIN

Rain, low clouds, and fog are responsible for multiple crashes throughout the Morongo Basin yesterday and today. About 9 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck lost control and crashed on the Morongo Grade going eastbound, and ended up in the wash alongside the highway. The driver was taken to Desert Hospital

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TWO MARINE OFFICERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH ON BASE IDENTIFIED

Two Marine Corps officers were killed Friday evening when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Captain Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield died from injuries in the crash at about 4:30 p.m. Friday; they were the only two

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IN AND OUT DAY FOR STUDENT ART AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is inviting all students in grades 7 through 12 to submit art for its annual judged student art show. Art must be brought to the gallery Sunday, January 25, from 3 to 5, or Monday, January 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The show will

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TWO MARINES KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Marines have died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. According to a release from the Base Public Affairs office, a Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 23. Both Marines on board the

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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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