VICTIMS, CIRCUMSTANCES, OF WEDNESDAY’S 3-CAR CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about the horrific crash Wednesday night that sent four Twentynine Palms residents to area hospitals. About 5:30 p.m., David Burns, 56, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a white 2014 Toyota RAV-4 eastbound on Highway 62. As he approached the intersection with Monte Vista

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO $100,000 ARREST WARRANT

A Yucca Valley woman accused of shoplifting was arrested Wednesday on a $100,000 warrant for drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman, later identified as Rachel Margolies, 35, was in the check-out line at Dollar General in Yucca Valley shortly before 9 p.m. when the clerk said she

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARCH WILL HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING LEGACY

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “We shall overcome.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FREE ADMISSION ON KING BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY

Joshua Tree National Park will offer free admittance on Monday, January 19, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fees for camping, reservations, and tours will still be collected. Visitors are reminded to bring their own water as most campgrounds and picnic areas do not have water. Water is

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ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RECOMMENDED

With record attendance at Joshua Tree National Park, some visitors are now finding themselves waiting in long lines of vehicles to get in. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the park is urging visitors to use alternate entrances to alleviate the waiting time… Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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1 KILLED, 3 INJURED IN MORNING CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two horrendous traffic crashes in Twentynine Palms yesterday left one person dead, seven injured, and involved four helicopter life flights. In the first, a woman was killed, and her three children injured, one seriously, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55

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3 CAR CRASH, 5 INJURED, IN EVENING CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The second crash occurred at about 5:30 Wednesday afternoon on the highway just west of Lear Avenue in the Indian Cove area. While details are still being gathered, Sheriff’s officials say the crash involved three vehicles and four victims with serious injuries, none fatal at this time. Responding firefighters from

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PERMITS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER HOOK UP

When the Town of Yucca Valley builds its sewer, property owners will be responsible for connecting their homes to the main sewer line in the street. Not only will residents have to pay for the lateral connection line, but they will have to obtain permits from the Town for it.

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LANDERS COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER 2 TODDLERS FOUND WANDERING

A Landers couple was arrested Tuesday after their two toddlers were found walking in the desert naked. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:42 a.m. to report that a 4-year-old boy was walking in the 60500 block of Lorraine Road in Landers without any

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday evening after his fiancée said he bit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Thaddius Lindsey, 28, of the 4300 block of Bonita Avenue, got into a fight with his fiancée Sunday over a set of keys, and during the argument, the woman said

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ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH THIS MORNING

One woman is dead, and her three children injured, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55 a.m., Terri Brooks, 26, was driving her Ford Fusion southbound on Utah Trail, with her three children, ages 1, 4, and 7. She stopped at

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ROLLOVER ON THE MORONGO GRADE INJURES UNSECURED 3-YEAR-OLD

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized with major injuries following a roll-over crash on the Morongo Grade Tuesday morning. According to a CHP press release, William Linares, 21, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Highway 62 on the Morongo Grade, east of Indian Canyon Drive at

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BURNING CAR BRIEFLY SHUTS DOWN YUCCA GRADE

A car fire yesterday afternoon briefly closed the Yucca Grade for about 15 minutes. County Fire said the fire broke out in a vehicle going up the grade at about 4:30. The occupants, a man and wife and their child, unidentified, said the car they were in began to have

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JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PROJECT REP TO MEET WITH MAC COMMITTEE

The company that will construct solar power generation facilities for the Morongo Unified School District is also planning a less popular solar field in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says a subcommittee of the Morongo Basin MAC will meet with a company representative tomorrow… The Land Use Study Committee of

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KING OF THE HAMMERS COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY JANUARY 30

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, at Means Dry

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING DOMINATED BY SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

The January 12 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Commission was again dominated by solar development issues. Reporter Dan Stork says that mental health services, roads, and a 5-letter word also figured in discussions… In the opening presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC January meeting, Susan Petro described the

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ORV COMPLAINTS RESULT IN ARREST FOR STOLEN ORV

Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found riding a stolen off-highway vehicle. Neighbors near Mesquite Springs Road and Indian Trail complained to the Sheriff’s Department that several quads and a large pick-up truck were riding on their private road. After the resident asked the off-roaders to

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COUPLE ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM WAL-MART

A couple involved in a car crash in Yucca Valley two weeks ago that sent a 7-year-old girl to the hospital, were arrested in Wal-Mart Friday for shoplifting. Sheriff’s reports that Wal-Mart security reported that Eleanora Woods and Paul Maki, 34, had allegedly hidden $40 worth of DVDs in their

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WOMAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy found Krystle Edwards, 29, sleeping in her car on Mesquite Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Saturday morning. The deputy found stolen checks and credit cards in her possession.

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