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Listen To Your News Friday, April 19, 2013 News Archive
     

-- BREAKING NEWS! A fatal crash involving a Miltiary Humvee and a civilian vehicle occured around 3:30p.m. this afternoon on highway 62 just east of Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. The identity of the victim has yet to be released but has been said to be a white female. CHP could not confirm whether she was military or civilian.

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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
One man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Yucca Valley and his alleged murderer was arrested after a chase through the neighborhood. At 1:28 p.m., 911 received a call of shots fired in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue, at the intersection of Hermosa and Barron. Brian Cline, 29, and Martin Reyes, 35, were arguing in the street when Cline took out a gun and fired several shots at Reyes, hitting him once in the face. Reyes was transported to Hi-Desert Medical Center where he subsequently died of the gunshot wound. Assignment reporter Kristy Lockhart was at the scene yesterday and fills in the details about what happened after the shooting…
A shooting suspect is in custody after police surrounded a house off Outer 29 Palms Highway and El Dorado just after 2 p.m. Thursday. Officers cordoned off the area and went in with their weapons drawn. The shooting took place at a house on Barron Street, on the corner of Hermosa and Baron Street, and then the suspect fled on foot. David Emsly saw events unfold. "I pulled up to take a trailer to my house and bunch of people are flagging me down, telling me that this guy shot guy, so my father-in-law and I followed the guy. He ran over here, hopped a couple fences and then the cops came and found him on the roof."
Brian Cline was taken to the Sheriff's Department where he was interviewed and place under arrest shortly after midnight this morning for investigation of murder. He is being held at the West Valley Detention Center without bail.

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DRUG COURT GRADUATE ARRESTED FOR SELLING DRUGS
A Twentynine Palms man who completed drug court last year was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of selling drugs. Marcelino Nieto, 32, was stopped by a Sheriff's deputy near Verbena Drive and East Court Way in Twentynine Palms about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. During the pedestrian check, the deputy found a controlled substance, a scale, $1000 in cash, and other evidence that Nieto was selling drugs. In July, Nieto presented evidence to Judge Rodney Cortez that he had successfully completed drug court, and the felony drug charge against him was reduced to a misdemeanor. Marcelino Nieto was arrested on investigation of unlawful sale of speed, booked into the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $50,000.

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS SHOW BACK ON, WITH AN ADMISSION CHARGE
Yucca Valley will have a Fourth of July fireworks show this year, although the Rotary Club, which sponsors the event, said it may be a smaller show than before. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…
Yucca Valley Rotary Club president John Babrowski said the club has received $4,000 in donations from businesses and individuals, but needs at least another $10,000 in order to put on a show to compare with previous years. Babrowski said in order to raise more money, donation cans will be placed in local businesses. And for the first time, there will be a charge to enter the grounds for the fireworks show, with a minimum donation of $2 for adults, while children under 13 are free. The gates to the Yucca Valley High School football field will open at 5 p.m., where there'll be vendors and a food fair, live entertainment and activities for kids. The fireworks are set to start at 9 p.m. Donations may be made at Windermere Real Estate, Advanced Hearing or by mailing checks to Yucca Valley Rotary Foundation, at PO Box 200, Yucca Valley CA 92286. For more information about sponsorships, call Cynthia Kraemer at 760-365-1988.

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COUNTY LAWYERS UNION THREATENING TO STRIKE
The union representing San Bernardino County's prosecutors, deputy public defenders and child support attorneys has threatened a strike if the county continues imposing concessions they say are not on par with other counties. While salaries for county supervisors are in line with other counties of comparable size, county prosecutors, on average, are paid $1,000 a month less than prosecutors in Riverside County, said John Thomas, president of the County Public Attorneys Association. County spokesman David Wert said that the county negotiated in good faith with the union for two years, and the concessions will save taxpayers $3.6 million over the next 14 months. The county firefighters union had agreed to concessions, 7 percent of what the county had been paying into their retirement and a 50 percent cut to their annual step increases, but only on condition that the county's other unions agreed to the same concessions. The Public Attorneys Association is the only union that has so far not agreed to the concession package.

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SAN FRANCISCO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CLEAN UP IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
We recently told you of the closing of Rattlesnake Canyon in Joshua Tree National Park, due to vandalism. Now some High School Students from San Francisco are helping with the clean-up effort. Reporter Kristy Lockhart introduces us to a unique group of teenagers…
This isn't your ordinary school field trip; 11th graders from the Urban School in San Francisco are camping in Joshua Tree National Park. They'll get to hike and do some rock climbing, but they're also doing a lot of hard work. "Every year we come here, we have a trail work portion of our trip." This time, they are aiding Park officials with the graffiti removal in Rattlesnake Canyon; 16-year-old Eli spent the day scrubbing graffiti off with water and chemicals. He doesn't understand why anyone would vandalize nature. "They shouldn't ruin the space for others." Park Ranger Pat Pilcher says they appreciate the help.
"This is a great coup for us because it shows the cooperation between a public agency and a school can really make a difference. We asked for public help and they responded."

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SIGN UP TOMORROW FOR MORONGO BASIN CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION LANDSCAPE TOUR NEXT SATURDAY
The Morongo Basin Conservation Association will hold its third annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour Saturday, April 27. This self-guided tour features more than 20 homes throughout the Morongo Basin with desert-wise landscape gardens. Learn how others have achieved sanctuaries using low water consumption with native, drought-tolerant and water-efficient plants. Tickets are $10 each and registration is required for the tour. Register online at mbconservation.org, or at the MBCA table at the Joshua Tree Farmers Market on Saturday, April 20, or at the Yucca Valley Earth Day Celebration at the Yucca Valley Community Center.

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JOB FAIR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THURSDAY
The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board, along with Copper Mountain College (CMC), will be hosting a Job Fair and Community Resource event on Thursday, April 25, at the College's Bell Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be no cost to employers and will include 8-foot-by-8-foot table with cloth and one to two chairs. Lunch will be included to each business representative. If you have any questions please call Omar Castro at 760-984-4791.

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION PLANS A TRIP TO SEE THE SPACE SHUTTLE
The town of Yucca Valley is offering an opportunity for Adults and Seniors. To see the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get on that bus…
The Town of Yucca Valley is now taking registration for its upcoming senior and adult trip to the California Science Center on Wednesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will visit the California Science Center and the Endeavour Space Shuttle Exhibit for a self guided tour. Afterwards, participants will lunch on their own at The Grove or the Famers Market. The cost is $52 per person which pays for entrance into the Science Center and transportation. Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible! Reservations can be made at the Community Center or online at www.yucca-valley.org. For more information call 760-369-7211.

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JOSHUA TREE VFW DINNER TONIGHT
The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in Joshua Tree will serve up a Salisbury steak dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight. There's no Sunday breakfast, but don't forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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FREE MEAL AND FELLOWSHIP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW
Breaking Bread Ministry will serve up free food and fellowship from 3 to 5 tomorrow at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow the Catholic Community will serve beef Stroganoff, vegetables, salad and dessert.

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FREE SATURDAY BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE
Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB REVERSE RAFFLE NEXT WEEK
Mark your calendar, next week will be the big reverse raffle fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more……
The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will raffle off a prize worth $1500 at its reverse raffle fundraiser, Saturday, April 27. The grand prize is the winner's choice of a $1500 vacation voucher or cash. Tickets are $50 each, or two for $80, and include dinner at the Boys and Girls Club. Additional prizes will be given for attendees who dress as their favorite singer or entertainer. In addition, attendees can sponsor a singing group for $250 and lip sync to the song. Prizes will be awarded to the best group. For tickets or more information, call 760-367-5437.

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A BIG WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
The Twentynine Palms Varsity Golf Team returned to their winning ways by defeating Desert Hot Springs 222-281 in a home league match yesterday. Coach Grant Whipple said stand-outs for the Twentynine Palms High School team are Brandon Steffins, 40; Ty Lueken, 41; Tino Neder, 45; and Morgan Cole, 45. The 'Cats are 7-2 in league and play Shadow Hills High School next Thursday in their final league match at Shadow Hills.

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