BREAKING NEWS: DETECTIVES NOW LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY

New information has been released in the case of missing 29 Palms woman Erin Corwin.

Information regarding locations that may have potential evidence of foul play has reached detectives. In order to assist investigators in determining whether or not foul play was involved, several search warrants have been issued. Specific

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INVESTIGATORS SAY CORWIN SHOT, LOVER ARRESTED AND RELEASED

Sheriff’s Investigators believe a pregnant Marine spouse, missing since June 29th, may have been shot while hunting with an ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair. Erin Corwin, 20, planned to meet with neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, to spend a quote – “special day together” on a hunting

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SCHOOL CUSTODIAN PLEADS GUILTY: CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, MOLESTATION

Matthew Frazer, 39, of Yucca Valley, as part of a plea bargain, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography yesterday. Frazer had faced a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for the distribution charge and 30 years for guilty

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TNPCC MEETS IN SMALL YET DIVERSE MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council has a small, yet diverse agenda for its July 22 meeting. Dan Stork previews the topics…

The first order of business at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on July 22 is a public hearing on confirming the assessment for the coming year, and hearing

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCILMAN CRITICAL OF Y.V. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Saying he, “Brings common sense to the Council”, Yucca Valley Town Councilman Bob Leone told Z107.7 News he has pulled papers to run for reelection in the November election. Leone said he was running because, quote – “They need me on the Council, because I bring common sense, represent the

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KIDS INVITED TO SPLASH-A-PALOOZA IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Some cool, wet fun for the kids this Saturday in Yucca Valley, Reporter Cara Conway invites you to the splash-a-palooza… Dive into a day filled with music, treasure hunts, crafts, games and refreshments at the Yucca Community Pool for Splash-a-Poolooza! Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. offers

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CUSTODIAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORN CHARGES

A Morongo Unified school custodian pleaded guilty today to Federal charges that he sexually abused a child over a period of several years and then posted the molestations online, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Matthew Frazer, 39, of Yucca Valley, as part of a plea

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITORS GENERATE 63 MILLION IN 2013

A new National Park Service report shows that 1,383,341 visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in 2013 spent $62,929,90 in communities near the park. That spending supported 770 jobs in the local area. “Joshua Tree National Park welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said interim superintendent

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MBTA OFFERING TRANSPORTATION GRANTS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has leveraged fee income it gets from other agencies to fund a program of Transportation Assistance Grants — the TAG program. Dan Stork describes how to get in on the program…

Local government agencies or nonprofit 501(c)3′s who can define an unmet transportation need that

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACUSSED OF CHILD CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested for beating up on a child. At 11:49 am on Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies received a report from a woman in a residence in the 6000 block of Bermuda Avenue that, according to her 11-year old son, her husband, Scott Barron, 29, had choked

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“RECEIPT SHOPPING” ARRESTS AT YV WALMART

The car of a couple arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday night showed a trail of “receipt shopping” retail crimes. About 8 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from the Yucca Valley Walmart that a female had returned merchandise that had just been stolen. Detained were Raubin Brown, 43, and

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2ND ANNUAL UFO CONFERENCE COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

An upcoming UFO conference at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center will feature top UFO authors and researchers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says tickets are now available… A best-selling author on UFOs and aliens will give a special presentation at a UFO conference in Joshua Tree. Erich Van Daniken, author of

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BOBBY LEE KIRCHNER

Bobby Lee Kirchner, a 49-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died unexpectedly on Tuesday July 15. He was 54 years old at the time of death. He had been employed at the Desert Winds Golf Course on board the Marine Base for 35 years. He also played bass for the local

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VETERANS’ COUNSELING SERVICES

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The third Monday of July is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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BLOOD DRIVE WEDNESDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive Wednesday July 23 in the Yucca Valley Vons parking lot, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org.

Healthy individuals at least 15 years

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WILDLAND FIRE BRANCH OF THE NATIONAL PARK

Some people think that because we’re in the desert, that there’s nothing to burn. We know better, and Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the work of the Wildland Firefighters…

For almost 100 years the National Park has been a steward of public land and the Wildland Fire Branch has been

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ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR TREVOR GORWIN

On July 15, 2014 Yucca Valley High School graduate Trevor Gorwin accepted a full scholarship at Cal State Fullerton, where he will compete in Track & Field. He’ll be throwing the shot put, discus, hammer & javelin for the Titans over the next 4 years. He culminated his high

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MBTA TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has leveraged fee income it gets from other agencies to fund a program of Transportation Assistance Grants — the TAG program.

Local government agencies or nonprofit 501(c)3′s who can define an unmet transportation need that accesses, promotes, or augments MBTA transit services can apply

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CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested for beating up on a child. At 11:49 am on Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies received a report from a woman in a residence on Bermuda Avenue that, according to her 11-year old son, her husband had choked the child and had hit the boy’s

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