A NEW LAW IS PHASING OUT OLD SMOKE ALARMS

A new California law aims to eventually phase out smoke detectors that take replaceable batteries. Dan Stork describes who it affects, and when… A California law on smoke alarms has a timer that started ticking July 1. It says battery-powered smoke alarms sold in the Golden State must have non-replaceable,

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REMINDER OF LOCAL COOLING LOCATIONS FOR HEAT RELEIF

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing hot days, often into the triple digits. Residents are being reminded of cooling options during these long summer days. Residents are encouraged to stay cool by seeking air conditioned buildings, drinking plenty of water and limiting outdoor activities during the hottest time of the

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A REMINDER TO CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

While you are doing that fix up job, remember to “call before you dig”, Reporter Cara Conway has this important reminder…… Prevent rupturing a gas line before you begin digging on your property. Before installing a new fence, swimming pool, or planting a tree, homeowners are encouraged to consult with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MET LAST NIGHT

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board met for their regular monthly meetings on both Water and Fire business. On the Fire Department side, the results from a survey conducted by the Lew Edwards Group on whether or not the community supported a tax increase were given. Overall, about

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SHERIFF NOW LOOKING FOR A CRIME SCENE IN THE CORWIN INVESTIGATION

The Sheriff’s Department says its efforts in the case of Erin Corwin,20, a pregnant Twentynine Palms Marine spouse missing since June 29th, have turned into a search for a possible crime scene. Investigators said yesterday afternoon, quote – “Information regarding locations that may have potential evidence of foul play has

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3 ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED METHAPHETAMINE USE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

During the course of a burglary investigation, Sheriff’s deputies contacted three people at an apartment in the 6000 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Hughes Cretty, 47; Derek Chismyork, 23, and Christina Chapman, 45, were all found to be in possession of methamphetamine and under the influence. All three

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29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL NAMES PLANNING COMMISIONER IN SHORT SESSION

In its shortest meeting in recent memory, the Twentynine Palms City Council, its numbers reduced to a bare quorum in the absence of Jay Corbin and Cora Heiser, filled the vacancy on the Planning Commission, and dispatched the rest of its agenda without much discussion. Dan Stork peers through the

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THE “WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY” AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

The public is invited to explore the wonders of the night sky this Saturday night at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. The free event begins around 8:00 pm and continues until approximately 2:00 am. This cosmic

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29 PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS, WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the meeting will cover both Water and Fire business…… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 23rd, starting at 6:00pm. At this meeting, the Board will discuss the

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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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