AN ARREST AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A Twentynine Palms man is celebrating his birthday today in jail, following his arrest early Sunday morning aboard the Marine Base. Mark Blake, 31, today, is accused of felony spouse abuse after he pointed a gun at his wife and shot into the ceiling of a home in the 7100

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BOY HIT BY CAR IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY NIGHT

We have a few more details about a boy who was hit by a car in Joshua Tree last night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive,

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A CONTENTIOUS CHANGING OF THE GUARD FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

A contentious city council meeting last night. The only Twentynine Palms City Council meeting this month was expected to be strictly celebratory and ceremonial, with fond goodbyes to departing members and hearty welcomes to newcomers. Reporter Dan Stork says it didn’t turn out that way, exactly… Before John Cole, McArthur

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WOMAN ARRESTED SQUATTING IN HOME WITH STOLEN JEEP

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday morning after she was found squatting at a home with a stolen Jeep. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a home in the 6900 block of Lennox Avenue in Yucca Valley had secured the location with a locksmith on Friday, but

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PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT IN THEFT OF ATV

Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Yucca Valley burglary. During the night of Wednesday, December 3, unknown suspects cut a locked cable and stole a red, 2003 Kasea Skyhawk all-terrain vehicle from a home in the 7100 block of Seymour Drive. The quad was pushed to

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MAN TASED AND ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A Yucca Valley man was tased and arrested Saturday morning after he shot a gun into his home’s ceiling and threatened his girlfriend with the gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Jackson, 47, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7500 block of Fox Trail about11:30 a.m. when Jackson

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LOADED GUN FALLS, SHOOTS LANDERS MAN IN THE LEG

A Landers man was shot in the leg when his cocked and loaded pistol fell off a shelf. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Todd, of the 5200 block of Dusty Mile Road, was moving a shelf inside his home about 1:45 p.m. Sunday when the .44 Magnum fell off

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PLAN

Environmental issues dominated the December meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC last night. Reporter Dan Stork highlights the featured presentation on a solar project in Joshua Tree, and reveals more council vacancies… In an added informational presentation before the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District CEO Bob

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IS THAT A BATON IN YOUR PANTS?

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday for hiding a police baton in his shorts pocket. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw Michael Dennison, 24, walking near the corner of Church Street and 29 Palms Highway about 1:15 a.m. During a search of Dennison, the deputy located a

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JUVENILES, GAS, AND FIRE ADD UP TO DANGER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms fire fighters had to counsel some juveniles Saturday about the dangers of using gasoline on fires. According to a Sheriff’s report, some children, about 7 or 8 years old, decided to roast some marshmallows about 8 p.m. Saturday, and tried to start a fire using wood logs and

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SOLAR PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT TONIGHT’S MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING

Solar projects highlight the agenda of the December meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, NextEra Energy’s Project Director, Jess Melin, introduces a proposed 100-acre solar

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BURN BAN LIFTED IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

The San Bernardino County burn ban has been lifted. Following recent rain, CAL FIRE’s San Bernardino Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) in San Bernardino County effective today, Monday, December 8, 2014. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents

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YUCCA VALLEY POWER OUTAGE CANCELLED

The planned Southern California Edison power outages in the Yucca Valley area that had been set for Tuesday, has been cancelled. Again, the power outages scheduled by Edison for Tuesday, December 9, has been cancelled.

COUNTY FIRE URGES CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY

With the Christmas season upon us, residents will be putting up their holiday trees. Reporter Taylor Thacker says County Fire has some Christmas tree safety reminders… With the holiday season upon us, the San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday natural Christmas tree

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WINNERS NAMED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Show held its opening reception Friday night in which the winners of the 2014 juried art show were announced. Artist of Distinction: Chuck Caplinger, Twentynine Palms, oil on canvas; Artist-in-Residence Award: Claudia Bucher, Los Angeles, digital art; Superintendent’s Award: Howard Spector, South Pasadena, photograph,

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PROTECTING COYOTE HOLE

There’s a new fence stretching along the northeast side of Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree from Onaga Trail to Alta Loma, and then around the corner on Alta Loma. We found it’s part of an effort to protect Coyote Hole.

Back in the 1970s, San Bernardino County acquired the

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CHP SAFETY BELT CAMPAIGN

Everyone knows seat belts save lives. Not everybody acts accordingly. Taylor Thacker reports on a CHP campaign to change that… In an effort to save lives and help improve vehicle occupant safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a yearlong statewide campaign to encourage seat belt and child safety

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SHOP WITH A COP

The San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association is accepting donations for its Shop with a Cop program. Shop with a Cop pairs law enforcement professionals with children, and sends them on a shopping spree for clothing, toys, and personal care items. Shop with a Cop tries to ensure that

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HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST

Wednesday is the deadline for entering the holiday decorating contest. Entries will be judged on five criteria: Overall Appeal; Use of Available Space; Use of Lights and Color; Inventiveness and Overall Theme; and the Wow Factor. Painted windows do not qualify. Awards will be given for first and second places

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH BASKETBALL

The City of Twentynine Palms has many seasonal recreational programs. ROP broadcasting student Nick Barba suggests you check out youth basketball…

If you are interested in youth basketball, the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation office offers many programs. According to their website, they offer youth basketball from January to late

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