NEWLYWED ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man who’s been married for just a week was arrested Saturday, accused of fighting with his new wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Guy Evans, 43, of the 74700 block of Sunset Drive, and his wife, were arguing most of the day over their marriage. The woman

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COUNTY TAKING GRAND JURY APPLICATIONS

The county is looking for citizens interested in serving on their civil grand jury. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to find out more about the grand jury and put your name in… Volunteers for the 2015-2016 San Bernardino County civil grand jury are now being requested. Successful applicants will

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OVERTURNED BIG RIG WREAKS HAVOC ON I-10 LAST NIGHT

An overturned big rig carrying 10,000 pounds of wooden cabinets wreaked havoc on Interstate 10—both eastbound and westbound—in the low-desert last night. CHP officials said at 5:10 p.m., a semi-truck overturned west of Cook Street—just north of the Emerald Desert RV Resort in Palm Desert—onto a passenger vehicle, blocking all

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DÉJÀ VU FOR A SERIAL DRUNK DRIVER

It was déjà vu all over again when a man with previous convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again Saturday night for driving drunk. Sheriff’s reports indicate a deputy saw a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck leaving a Yucca Valley gas station at Highway 62 and Church Street

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN HALL CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Yucca Valley will be closed during the holidays, with limited services available. Town offices will be closed from December 24 through January 5. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closed from December 24 and will re-open to visitors on Friday, January 2. Though the senior lunch program at the Yucca

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PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL RENAMING TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE FOR MAC DUBE

Congressman Paul Cook’s bill to rename the Twentynine Palms Post Office in honor of Col. Mac Dube has been signed by the President. Cook, from Yucca Valley, said, “I am pleased to honor Mac’s legacy by renaming the post office in his honor. Mac served his nation honorably and left

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AUDITONS FOR “URINETOWN” AN EDGY NEW MUSICAL AT THEATRE 29

Theater 29 announces open auditions for the edgy new Broadway hit, “Urinetown the Musical.” The multi-award winning show is a triple Tony winner and is set in a Gotham-like city where a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on toilets. A colorful cast of characters is needed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING POSTPONED

There will be no Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight (December 23). The next city council meeting will be Monday, January 12 at 6 p.m. in city hall on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Copper Mountain College will be closed for winter break December 25 through January 1 and will reopen on Friday, January 2, with normal operating hours. Be aware that services such as the Online Help Desk and waitlist notifications will not be operating during the break. Online registration will continue through

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EFFORTS BEING MADE TO PROTECT COYOTE HOLE IN JOSHUA TREE

There’s a new fence stretching along the northeast side of Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree from Onaga Trail to Alta Loma, and then around the corner on Alta Loma. Our reporter Dan Stork asked around about it, and found it’s part of an effort to protect Coyote Hole… Back

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A CARJACKING IN JOSHUA TREE, WITH THE VICTIM STILL IN IT

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his girlfriend over a car resulted in an arrest for carjacking Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the woman told deputies that Darrious McCoy, 24, was arguing with her over her car and threatened her with a knife in the 61600

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GROUND AND AIR SEARCH FINDS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

Law enforcement searched on the ground and in the air for a Yucca Valley man accused of beating up his mother Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Charles Pritchett, 29, a parolee who was high on drugs, hit his mother in the face at her home in the 7200

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COUNTY CLARIFIES HOW IT RESPONDS TO LOOSE DOG COMPLAINTS

A resident in the unincorporated Twentynine Palms area told Z107.7 News that he had complained to County Animal Control numerous times for nearly two years about a neighbor’s three loose pit bull dogs, which he found threatening to his young children. The resident did not feel that animal control addressed

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CMC FALSE ALARM RESULTS IN ARREST FOR STOLEN QUAD

Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at Copper Mountain College Saturday afternoon found a Joshua Tree man with a stolen off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies determined the burglar alarm was a false alarm, but while investigating, they found an RV with a stolen 1986 Suzuki quad.

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DISTRACTED DRIVING FACTOR IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

The California Highway Patrol says a man checking himself out in his rear-view mirror for shaving cuts is responsible for causing a two-vehicle crash that sent two women to the hospital Friday morning. According to the CHP, Katrin Mayer, 40, of Berlin, Germany, was driving a 2007 Toyota eastbound on

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BLYTHE CITY MANAGER SAYS SOLAR POWER BRINGS BENEFITS

We recently reported upon a suit filed by the Colorado River Indian Tribes against the Bureau of Land Management over a utility scale solar project near Blythe. Reporter Dan Stork says a Blythe city official has a differing viewpoint… Frank Luckino, the City Manager of Blythe (a former Yucca Valley

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS ESCORTING SANTA CLAUS TONIGHT

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters have been giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods, Tonight, Monday, December 22nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa Claus will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods on paved roads south of Alta Loma and west of Outpost. Neighborhood children

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REACH OUT ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY HOURS

In observance of the upcoming holidays, Reach Out Morongo Basin and the Twentynine Palms Senior Center will have limited hours of operation during the holiday season. Though running limited hours, the Senior Nutrition Program at the Senior Center and regular services will be available during the hours of operation. The

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TLC INVITES YOU TO THEIR 31ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

This Thursday, Christmas day, will be the 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is Christmas Day, December 25, and everyone is invited. There’s no need to be home alone

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR HOMELESS COUNT

Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The point-in-time count is headed by Morongo Basin Haven, an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation. Volunteers will help identify locations where homeless people live, spend time, and receive services. The point-in-time count will be

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