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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FREE SPEECH AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

In a recent email sent out to the Copper Mountain College community, the Interim President of the College described the institution’s free speech policies and procedures, following complaints about one student’s exercise of that Constitutional right. Z107.7 asked him what occasioned the email, and to elaborate upon it. Copper Mountain

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CHP REMINDS YOU TO DESIGNATE A DRIVER FOR SUPER BOWL

Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great excuse for family, friends, and fans to get together and cheer for their favorite team. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be sure you have a designated driver… The California Highway Patrol, along with the National Football League, is joining in the Fans

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT SHERIFF’S HEADQUARTERS

About 60 students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools visited Sheriff’s headquarters to study crime scene investigations. The students learned how to use math from their geometry and pre-calculus classes to make sense of crime scenes. They saw mock crime scene scenarios and applied what they learned in

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PERMACULTURE PRESENTATION MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Transition Joshua Tree continues to educate Morongo Basin on the subject of permaculture. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be an evening presentation about it on Groundhog Day… On the evening of February 2, Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will present “On the Road to Permaculture” at Harrison House in

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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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12-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR WAL-MART BOMB THREAT

A 12-year-old boy is believed to be responsible for calling in a bomb threat to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon. After the phone call threatening to “blow up” the store. Wal-Mart management evacuated the store and called the Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Deputies Shaunna Ables and Michael Otey investigated the

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MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms pastor and President of the Ministerial Association was arrested Tuesday evening after his wife said he threatened to stab her and his children. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called police about 7:45 Tuesday evening to report Steven Byrnes, 58, was threatening to stab her and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: CRIME AND SAFETY, BLOCK GRANTS, AND CITY MANAGER

Yesterday, reporter Dan Stork told about a discussion about medical marijuana dispensaries at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night. In today’s second part, he summarizes what was said about crime and safety, block grants, City Manager selection, and a nature camp… In a workshop session preceding its regular

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PROPOSES 15% WATER RATE INCREASE

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night and proposed a 15 percent increase in water rates over the next five years for their customers. The board said the raise is necessary due to costs of chromium-6 and the current and future maintenance for the Water District and inflation increases.

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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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YUCCA VALLEY WAL-MART EVACUATED AFTER BOMB THREAT

Wal-Mart management evacuated the Yucca Valley store for several hours Tuesday after it received a telephoned bomb threat. Detective Corey Emon said Wal-Mart received a phone call about 2:20 in which an unidentified caller threatened to blow up the store. Emon said at that time, management decided to clear the

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INVESTIGATORS LOOKING FOR HELP AFTER LARGE BRAWL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying people involved in a brawl in Twentynine Palms late Monday night. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, police were called to the 74000 block of Samarkand Drive about 11:30 for a report of about 20 people fighting. Yost said

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WE TALK TO THE DIRECTORS OF “AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29

The current production running now at Theatre 29 is the Oscar Wilde comedy, “An Ideal Husband.” Co-directors Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill spoke with reporter Rebecca Havely at Theatre 29 about the play and co-directing… Z107.7: I’m here at Theatre 29 with co-directors Butch Pelfry and Tom Highfill. Butch, how

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” IN JOHNSON VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, with the first

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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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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his girlfriend said he choked and hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 29-year-old woman told deputies that her boyfriend of six months, Kevin Cobb, 44, hit her, choked her, and smashed her face into something. The woman said Cobb

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT BLOCK GRANTS AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council is scheduled to consider block grant rules, medical marijuana dispensaries, city manager recruitment, and science education. Reporter Dan Stork has more details… The January 27 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council gets off to an early 5:15 start, with a public workshop session on

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