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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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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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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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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ACCUSED MURDERER RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA LATE 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. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Lee’s lawyer said

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT WAIVES EXRADITION

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge yesterday that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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SHERIFF’S CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint this Saturday, August 23, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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RED HOT AUCTION TOMORROW AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM

Art, artifacts, and more. Reporter Dan Stork says it’s all up for bid at the Twentynine Palms Historical Society Auction…

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is having a fundraising auction this weekend. Among the dozens of items up for bid include Bev Doolittle prints, Simi Dabah sculptures, Twentynine Palms murals

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Food For Life, the faith-based non-profit that provides a hot meal to low income families and individuals, is looking for people interested in delivering meals to their shut-ins. If this Twentynine Palms based ministry touches your heart, call Linda Geddis at 760-362-4510 to volunteer. They are attempting to get a

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SUMMER SPECTACLE AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms invites you to enjoy the summer sky this Saturday night. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her Celestron… The public is invited to enjoy spectacles of the summer sky on Saturday, August 23, at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center.

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT MAY WAIVE EXTRADITION FROM ALASKA

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge today that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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MAN HITS WIFE AFTER THEY LEAVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for fighting with his wife after they left a court-ordered domestic violence class. According to a Sheriff’s report, Nicholas Vidaurri, 23, began arguing with his wife—who had a no-contact order in effect—about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, after leaving a class about domestic violence,

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RED HOT AUCTION AT OLD SCHOOLHOUSE SATURDAY NIGHT

Find some treasures while having fun for a good cause. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the Red Hot Auction in Twentynine Palms… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host a Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with

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WE REVIEW “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29, MATINEE SUNDAY

The manic, high-energy comedy “The 39 Steps” is running at Theatre 29 through September 13, with performances this Friday and Saturday night and a Sunday matinee. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in the audience Opening night and offer this review… “The 39 Steps” is a funny, mad-cap play in the

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SUSPECT IN CORWIN MURDER COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY, EVIDENCE REVEALED

The man accused of killing Erin Corwin, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, made his first appearance in court yesterday in Anchorage, Alaska, his home state. The state of Alaska charged Christopher Lee, 24, a former Marine and neighbor of Erin and Jonathan Corwin in Twentynine Palms, as being

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TWENTYNINE PALMS KIWANIS NAME THE “FAMILY OF THE YEAR”

A local family that’s active in the community, and stepped up to help friends in need—has been named 2014 Family of the Year by the Twentynine Palms Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis spokesman Ron Bryant said the Jimenez family—Cruz and Kerry, and children Allie, 25, Nena, 18, and Diana, 16—were selected for

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TWO ARRESTS FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his wife resulted in the arrest of the man, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Alexander Castano, 24, a private first class with CLB-7 on board the Combat Center, was arguing with his wife in the 6600 block

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SCIENCE AND HARD WORK: HOW THE BODY OF ERIN CORWIN WAS FOUND

Locating of the body of pregnant Marine Wife Erin Corwin—missing for seven weeks—and the arrest of a suspect, boyfriend Christopher Lee, came about as the result of a remarkable job by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the conclusion of this phase of the Corwin

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