CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT SET FOR ARRAIGNMENT TODAY

Christopher Lee, 24 is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 today in Joshua Tree Courthouse. The County District Attorney’s office said Lee is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the killing of 19-year-old Erin Corwin. The District Attorney’s Office also filed the special circumstance allegation

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, CONGRESSMAN COOK TO REPORT

A visit from Congressman Cook and expenditures of a half-million dollars plus are on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… The August 26 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will start with two presentations: one by the Fuller Center for Housing,

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TWO ARRESTS, FIVE TICKETS, FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS CHECKPOINT SATURDAY

Nearly 850 vehicles were screened during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint held by the Sheriff’s Department Saturday night in Twentynine Palms. From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., deputies screened 847 vehicles at Highway 62 and Estrella Avenue and arrested Wayne Tsosie, 26, of Twentynine Palms, for suspected DUI. Tela Campbell, 26,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS; CODE AMENDMENTS ON TAP

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight in a largely routine regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a look at the agenda… All the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission are items that have been seen on previous agendas. First up, the

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s last clean up was at the Joshua Tree Post Office August 13. There were thirteen participants that included: Howard Snowden, Cheryl Wolfe, Mark Barnes, Roger Weingaertner, Michele Given, Frieda Burdette, Ken Schaefer, Brian Scott, Den Winberry, Sylvia White, Janet Tucker, Loretta Simonet, and John Stannard.

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, who supplies water to the Landers area, will have a Board meeting tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 26, starting at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda for this meeting

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SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS HELP IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Crisis Walk-in Center is available in Yucca valley for suicide prevention and crisis help. Reporter Cara Conway tells you where to get help if you need it… As suicide is a prevalent topic in recent news, CWIC, the Crisis Walk-in Center on Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley is

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MANDATORY TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT

Attention Twentynine Palms High Student Athletes – There will be a parent and student athlete meeting for fall sports Thursday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gym. If you are participating in girls’ tennis, volleyball, football, or cross-country, you and a parent or guardian must attend. If you

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CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held without bail. Christopher Lee will

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MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON THE MORONGO GRADE SATURDAY NIGHT KILLS TWO

A motorcyclist and his passenger are dead after a crash coming up the Morongo grade Saturday night. The CHP said the motorcyclist lost control and collided with a vehicle on highway 62 shortly after 7:30 p.m. Responding emergency personnel found the 48-year-old female passenger dead at the scene, the rider,

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THREE INJURED IN A FRIDAY NIGHT TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

Three people were injured, two critically, in a crash Friday night in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff and Twentynine Palms Fire Department reports, Tammy Owen, 50, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was driving a black 2013 Ford Raptor pick-up truck westbound on the highway when about 10:20 p.m. a gray, 2008 Nissan

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COUNTY EMPLOYEE CRITICIZES SUPERVISORS ON WONDER VALLEY ROAD TAX

At its August 19 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to continue to a later meeting a public hearing related to a road tax vote in Wonder Valley. A measure to increase the annual tax for a restricted zone within Wonder Valley had been approved by

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NAPA EARTHQUAKE A WAKE UP CALL, REGISTER FOR A STATEWIDE DRILL

Yesterday 6.0 earthquake in Napa is a stark reminder that we live in Earthquake Country. There are many faults throughout the state capable of destructive earthquakes, and there are things we can all do to be prepared to survive and recover. The Great California ShakeOut on October 16 is part

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A FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree home under renovation sustained serious damage during a fire Friday night. According to County Engineer Jeff Allen, numerous 9-1-1 calls were received about 9:30 p.m. that a home in the 61000 block of Ala Vista Drive was on fire, with flames coming from the roof.

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OFF-ROADER BREAKS LEG IN SATURDAY CRASH

A man broke his leg during an off-road crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. About 7:30 p.m. Joshua Tree fire fighters were called to the Sunfair Dry Lake bed after receiving a call that a man had wrecked his quad and flown over the handlebars. The unidentified man sustained a

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TWO ARRESTED IN THEFT OF DIRT BIKE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Friday in Twentynine Palms, after a man accused them of stealing his dirt bike from his garage. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 74300 block of Pinon Drive opened his garage door about 6:30 Friday morning, and then went back into the house

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning after his roommate said he was beating a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, the roommate called about 1 a.m. and said Travis Thompson, 24, was knocked an unidentified woman to the floor, where she may have been bleeding. After an

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JOSHUA BASIN ADOPTS WATER CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT ORDINANCE

Water conservation efforts in Joshua Tree just got some teeth. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Joshua Basin Water District just made strict state standards an enforceable local ordinance… The Joshua Basin Water District met Wednesday, August 20th to discuss the new water conservation ordinance presented by the state. The ordinance

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FREE PARK ENTRANCE TODAY FOR PARK SERVICES BIRTHDAY

The National Park Service is 98 years old today, and to celebrate, Joshua Tree National Park, along with the other 400 national parks, are waiving their entrance fees today. Joshua Tree National Park was established as a monument in 1936 to preserve the desert and its iconic trees, and then

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FOOTBALL INJURY BILL WOULD AFFECT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES

A new state bill, designed to reduce brain injuries and concussions, should soon be signed into law. Local school officials say they have already been using the proposed standards… Seeking to reduce brain injuries and concussions, the legislature has passed a bill to become effective January 1, 2015, limiting full-contact

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