DAMAGED TRUNKLINE IN PALM SPRINGS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR WIDESPREAD CELLULAR OUTAGE

According to San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, a trunkline was struck in the Palm Springs area at approximately 10:15 this morning. This is affecting all Verizon landline and cell service, including 911. The San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services is in the process of making arrangements

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FOUR SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES INJURED, SUSPECT ARRESTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Four Sheriff’s deputies were injured and a man was taken into custody following a bizarre attempted break-in in Twentynine Palms Monday morning. About 7:45 a.m., Aulton Miles, 34, who was barefoot and not wearing a shirt, hopped over a fence and knocked on the front door of a home in

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

We have few details about a Landers man who was arrested Sunday, accused of attempted murder. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 5600 block of Maloof Lane in Landers about 5 p.m. Sunday, where, after an investigation, they arrested Robert Cariker, 77, on suspicion of attempted murder.

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THREAT OF A YUCCA VALLEY BANK ROBBERY GETS AN ARREST

A 45-year-old woman who was angry that her bank wouldn’t replace her stolen credit card was arrested Monday morning after she threatened to rob the bank. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Garcia, Royal Fahrner went into the US Bank in Yucca Valley about 10 a.m. to request a replacement for

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT WITH A FULL AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says full agenda includes a public hearing for infrastructure assessments, hiring a traffic analyst, and fast tracking residential solar… After being off for a month, the Yucca Valley Town Council has a busy agenda for its

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SMALL EARTHQUAKE HITS JOHNSON VALLEY

A weak earthquake struck a remote section of the Mojave Desert about 24 miles north of Yucca Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 3.1 quake was reported at 8:40 p.m. last night, Monday, August 3, and was centered on a hilltop at the eastern end of Johnson

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3 TWENTYNINE PALMS OFF-ROAD RIDERS ELECTROCUTED BY A DOWNED POWER LINE

Three men were sent to area hospitals Saturday morning after they drove their off-road vehicles into a downed power line in Twentynine Palms. The men, two of whom were riding dirt bikes and one who was riding a quad, were on an unpaved section of Desert Knoll Avenue near Condor

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LIGHTNING BRINGS DANGER TO YOUR ELECTRONICS

Lightning poses multiple hazards. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to prepare…

Lightning strikes are one of the major sources of external power surges that can severely damage electronic equipment and cause fires –both of which can be dangerous and are a huge disruption to a family or business. For lightning

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER WALKING INTO TRAFFIC IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man who walked into traffic on Highway 62, nearly causing numerous traffic accidents, was arrested Friday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were conducting routine patrols in Yucca Valley when a man, later identified as 58-year-old Henry Simmons, walked into traffic on the highway at Dumosa

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OUT-OF-COMPLIANCE SEX OFFENDER DETAINED

A registered sex offender was arrested Friday in Yucca Valley after he was found to be out of compliance with the terms of his sex registration. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies performed a sex registrant compliance check on Jeffery Lucas, 23, at his residence in the 7500 block

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HOT PAVEMENT BRINGS DANGER FOR DOGS

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for

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SUMMER CLOUDS

We’ve seen plenty of them lately. Ranger Pam Tripp waxes poetic about summer clouds…

They gently move in, sometimes from the east, sometimes from the west. And sometimes they just seem to stall and gather off in the distance. They cast long graceful shadows on the mountain ranges and valley

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SUMMER SPLASH IN JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree’s Summer Splash is back, after being rescheduled due to excessive heat and smoke from the Lake Fire in June. Set for 9 to 2 on Saturday, August 22, at the Joshua Tree community center, vendors, crafters, and non-profit organizations are being sought for the event. Outside booths are

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPOSITION

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, to be held in November at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A panel of jurors will select about 50 artists for inclusion in the show. Entry is open to all artists 18 years

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PET ADOPTION

The Animal Control Department of Twentynine Palms took in over 1000 animals last year. ROP Broadcasting student Alyssa Evans says that Palms N Paws also operates a pet adoption service…

If you’re thinking of adopting a pet then come and get it from Palms N Paws animal shelter, located at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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“HOUSE PARTY” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival continues this Saturday night with a live outdoor concert. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details …

The town of Yucca Valley is pleased to present their popular concert series. The dance band “House Party” will perform live this Saturday night, August 1, at

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WILD WEST REENACTMENT SHOWS IN PIONEERTOWN

Free wild west re-enactment shows are held Saturdays and Sundays in historic Pioneertown. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show pokes some fun at how the Old West “could” have been with their own twist on comedy, each Saturday at 2:15 until 3:00 p.m. in front of the Pioneer bowl

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FROM THE SHERIFF'S LOG: GUNSIES, GRAFFITI, AND MORE

DRUG ARRESTS IN YUCCA VALLEY Two people were arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday on warrants and drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle near Borrego and Papago Trails about 3:30 p.m. Inside the vehicle were Krystle Eberhart, 31, and Martin Mendoza, 27. Eberhart was arrested for

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MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION SERVICES

Mental health problems can start at an early age. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about a local program designed to respond when it counts…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or

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