A FATAL CAR VERSUS PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS LAST NIGHT

A Twentynine Palms woman was killed last night when she was struck by a car as she was crossing Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, Agnes Quitano, 19, was crossing Highway 62 near Mission Avenue in the middle of the block about 6:45 p.m. when

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AN ARREST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Wednesday night after threatening his mother and his ex-girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 5 p.m. deputies were called about an argument in the 4500 block of Avenida del Sol. The caller said Thomas Pratt, 20, was angry and yelling and grabbed

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AFTER COURT FOR BURGLARY, MAN STEALS FROM WAL-MART

Less than a week after a Landers man was in court for burglary, he was arrested again Wednesday for stealing at Walmart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart security called deputies about 2:50 p.m. to report that a man, later identified as Daniel Haverty, 18, was using a knife to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL FORUM, PART 1 OF 2

The six candidates for three seats on the Twentynine Palms City Council participated in a forum sponsored by z107.7 News at Theatre 29 on Thursday evening. A full house heard 2-minute opening and closing statements from each candidate, and 1-minute responses to 12 questions posed by moderator Gary Daigneault. Reporter

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ONE ARRESTED AFTER THREATS AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened to shoot up a school and threatened teachers. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies were notified about noon Wednesday that Matthew Ross, 18, a student at Black Rock High School, located in the 59200 block of Sunnyslope Drive in

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MORE INFORMATION ON LANDERS FATAL ROLLOVER CRASH

We have more information about the fatal crash in Landers early Wednesday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, Justin Mattern, 22, of Landers, was driving a 2001 Chevy Impala northbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 2:45 a.m. Just north of La Brisa Drive, the car drifted onto the

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MAN INJURED IN SKATEBOARD-VERSUS-TRUCK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 23-year-old man was injured Wednesday afternoon when he collided with a vehicle while on his skateboard in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, the driver of a gray Chevy pick-up truck was traveling north on Bagley Avenue about 12:15 when the man, who was not identified, attempted to

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS BUSING UPDATE

As is usually the case at meetings of the Morongo Unified School District, all items on the action agenda passed with little or no discussion. Reporter Dan Stork says that there were some notable presentations and reports on busing, student recognition, and more… Patrick Lucci, the Director of Transportation for

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YOU MAY HEAR A MAJOR EXERCISE ABORD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, October 10, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will

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MAN KILLED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS THIS MORNING

A man was killed early this morning in a roll-over crash in Landers. About 3 a.m., the driver, who has not yet been identified, was driving a 4-door sedan northbound on Old Woman Springs Road when he lost control near La Brisa Drive. The car left the road and overturned,

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AGE OF DRIVER IN YUCCA VALLEY FATAL CRASH CORRECTED

A correction to our story about the crash in Yucca Valley Monday night in which a 13-year-old boy died. Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter at Inca Trail at 6:15 p.m. Monday, when he was hit by

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TWO JUVENILES ARRETED WITH STOLEN GO-CART

Two juveniles were arrested Saturday after they were found with a stolen go-cart in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a vehicle check on a go-cart being driven on Cherokee Trail at 29 Palms Highway about 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning. The 13-year-old juvenile driving the go-cart

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN CITED FOR STEALING TOILET PAPER

And from the really?? file…

A Yucca Valley woman was cited at the Tortoise Rock Casino for stealing … toilet paper. According to a Sheriff’s report, Rebecca Judson, 32, went to the casino Sunday morning to gamble. While there, she went into the restroom, where, the report states, “she realized

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: BLACK ROACK ROAD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA

In a hastily called ceremony, the Yucca Valley Town Council held a ribbon-cutting for the Brehm Sports Park prior to its regular meeting yesterday. And then at the start of the meeting, the Council formally recognized Bill and Mona Brehm with a proclamation for their dedication, commitment and generosity to

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YOUNG TEEN KILLED ON THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A young teenager was struck and killed by a car that ran a red light on the highway in Yucca Valley last night. Early information from the Sheriff’s Department is that Owen McNichols, 13, of Morongo Valley, was crossing the highway southbound in a marked crosswalk on a Razor scooter

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ONE HOSPITALIZED AFTER HOUSE FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST NIGHT

A resident was hospitalized with smoke inhalation following a fire in Yucca Valley last night. Fire officials say that about 11:30, a neighbor called to report smoke and flames coming from the rear of a home in the 8500 block of San Vincente. Yucca Valley fire fighters, along with fire

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BLOOD MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE TONIGHT

The second and final “blood moon” total lunar eclipse of the year is coming tonight/Wednesday morning. The eclipse will start at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, with the full eclipse beginning at 3:27 a.m. and ending at 6:32 Wednesday morning. Tonight’s eclipse is the second in a series of four total lunar

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Black Rock Canyon Road and the medical marijuana initiative will be discussed… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a fairly routine meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the council will hear a

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THREE AREA THEATERS BRING HOME DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE AWARDS

Performers and directors at three Morongo Basin theaters brought home golden statues at Sunday night’s award ceremony presented by the Desert Theatre League. Leading the pack with four wins was the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s “Moon over Buffalo,” which won outstanding production of a comedy. Marge Doyle and Wendy Cohen, a

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ONE ARREST AFTER A STANDOFF IN MORONGO VALLEY

An Apple Valley man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in Morongo Valley Saturday night, after a 45-minute stand-off. Sheriff’s investigators say deputies were called to a domestic disturbance about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 51000 block of Canyon Road in Morongo Valley. While en

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