FOUR KILLED IN I-40 CRASH YESTERDAY

Four people were killed in a horrific crash on nearby I-40 yesterday. The County Coroner said at 4:45 p.m., a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover westbound on Interstate 40 at mile marker 104, west of the Fenner rest stop in rural Essex. When CHP arrived, they

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LOCAL BAND IN OAKLAND CONCERT TOMORROW

A Twentynine Palms rock band, featured two years ago at the Grubstake Days Community Fair, is making waves. ROP Broadcast student Jessica Harwood says “Forever Came Calling” will perform in Oakland tomorrow…

Our local band, Forever Came Calling, is playing yet another show with prominent artists this month. They’ve gotten

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS CITY OFFICIAL ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND JOSHUA TREE WARRANT

Desert Hot Springs Planning Commissioner Dean Gray, 62, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault and on a warrant out of Joshua Tree that accused him of driving on a suspended license, according to Desert Hot Springs police. Gray was detained at Correctional Facility in Banning, according to

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LATE HUELL HOWSER’S TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME SOLD

The late Huell Howser’s Twentynine Palms home and property has been sold. Listed for $395,000, the 11.9-acre estate featuring a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house, sold for $650,000. The as-yet unidentified buyer paid cash. Howser was the long-time host of the popular TV show, “California’s Gold” and proceeds from the sale

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SPRING FORWARD TONIGHT

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And make sure to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights. Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life. If you installed the 10

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ROADWAY LITTER

Here’s one for you… Did you ever wonder exactly what kind of “footprint” you’re leaving on the planet? Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash… If you throw your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of the car window, they would take between 25 and 40 years to

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STATE GAS TAX ADJUSTMENT

Californians might not be paying as much in excise taxes at the gas pump starting this summer, but don’t expect to spend less overall. The California State Board of Equalization voted Tuesday to reduce the excise tax rate by 3 ½ cents, or 10 percent, effective July 1. California motorists

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ORGAN DONATION

Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others, is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one of modern medicine’s true triumphs. But the true miracle workers are the donors themselves. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the

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2-1-1 SERVICE PROVIDING FREE REFERRALS COUNTYWIDE

San Bernardino County is part of a nationwide service that provides free referrals to Californians who need help for everything from basic needs to job training or tax filing. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how dialing 2-1-1 could help you…

Each year in California, about 2 ½ million people turn

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CREATOR OF NEARBY “SALVATION MOUNTIAN” DIES AT 82

Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain, a famous roadside attraction near the Salton Sea died in his sleep Monday afternoon. Knight died in his sleep while receiving hospice care at El dorado Care Center in El Cajon. He was 82 years old. Knight moved from the site of his

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STATE ASKS FOR A 20 PERCENT REDUCTION IN WATER USE, SOME TIPS

According to California Governor Jerry Brown, the state is in a “mega drought,” perhaps the worst dry spell the California has ever known. The governor and state and local water officials are calling on residents to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. Managing editor Tami Roleff has some

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CHP WANTS MOTORISTS TO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on California’s roadways. In 2011 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. The California Highway Patrol is encouraging all motorists to make the conscience decision that could literally save their life: “Do not text and drive.” Distracted driving is a

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NEW DRIVING LAWS COMING WITH THE NEW YEAR

With every new year, comes new traffic and vehicle laws. Here are some of the new ones for 2014. The statute of limitations for hit-and-run collisions in which death or permanent, serious injury was a result has been extended. A criminal complaint may be filed within three years of the

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FREEZING WEATHER IS COMING, SOME DRIVING TIPS

With a hard freeze warning in effect tonight, and some snow a possibility later this week, Reporter Taylor Thacker has some reminders about winter driving… Winter weather is on its way! Driving in snow and rain during the winter times are extremely dangerous. Here are some tips for safe driving

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A REMINDER ABOUT OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE USE DURING HOLIDAY WEEK

With the long Thanksgiving holiday coming up, many residents and visitors will be out riding their off-highway vehicles in the desert. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Baker has these reminders for off-highway enthusiasts… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station, would like to remind OHV enthusiasts of some safety

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STATE WATER BOARD TAKING INPUT ON SEPTIC PROHIBITION

The State Water Resources Control Board will accept comments on a Basin Plan Amendment for the Colorado River Basin Region. The amendment includes the septic prohibition in Yucca Valley. Comments on the amendment should be sent to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov and must be received by noon November 27. The Basin Plan Amendment

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FOUR MARINES FROM CAMP PENDLETON KILLED

Four Marines were killed Wednesday morning during a range maintenance operation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, said Marine Corps officials. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. Wednesday and is under investigation. The identities of the Marines are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Base spokesman Cpl.

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BOBCAT PROTECTION LAW SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR

Friday, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1213, the Bobcat Protection Bill. This legislation establishes a no-trapping buffer zone around Joshua Tree National Park as well as other national parks and refuges in California. The bill also requires trappers to have written permission from a landowner before trapping a bobcat

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