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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MILITARY INVITED TO FIRST TPHS HOME BASKETBALL GAME TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School Basketball team wants to honor area military at their first home game tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation…

To celebrate Twentynine Palms High School Boys Basketball’s first home game of the season against Citrus Valley on tomorrow, December 9, Twentynine Palms High School invites

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER GIRLFRINED'S BABY FOUND IN COMA

A Marine living in Joshua Tree was arrested last month after his girlfriend’s infant daughter was found in a coma. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the 5 1/2- month-old girl was brought to Hi-Desert Medical Center November 19 where doctors determined she had a brain hemorrhage, due to injuries

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BODY OF ERIN CORWIN RETURNED TO FAMILY, VENUE CHANGE POSSIBLE

Three and a half months after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin was found at the bottom of a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, a judge has released her body to her family in Tennessee. During a preliminary hearing in September for Christopher Lee—a former Marine who is charged

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ABOUT 300 MARINES GET CLASSIC RIDES FROM THE PALM SPRINGS AIRPORT

About 300 Marines got a classic free ride from the Palm Springs Airport to the Twentynine Palms base over the weekend. The surprise transportation was compliments of Soldiers Organized Services and the Morongo Basin Old Car Club. The Marines, returning from Thanksgiving with their families, were driven back to the

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MOJAVE VIPERS RECRUITING YOUNG MARINES

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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MARINE CORPS CELEBRATES 239 YEARS TODAY

This is the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the

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PAGEANT CELEBRATES 239TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MARINE CORPS TODAY

Today, Thursday November 6, the Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps 239th birthday by holding a pageant of uniforms at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Thursday. The pageant is to instill in all Marines a sense of pride based on the history passed from one generation to the

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USMC BIRTHDAY PAGEANT THURSDAY

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps’ 239th birthday Thursday, November 6, with a pageant of uniforms at Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray Field on board the Marine base. Marines from the Combat Center’s Headquarters Battalion will dress in Marine Corps uniforms dating back from the

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL NOT CHARGE PALM SPRINGS POLICEMAN IN KILLING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Nearly two years to the day after an unarmed Marine was shot by two police officers in a Palm Springs parking garage, Riverside County prosecutors said Thursday that they will not file charges against the police officers. Corporal Allan DeVillena II was killed by Officers Chad Nordman and Mike Heron

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PAINTBALL OFFERED ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS COMBAT CENTER

Those looking for some fun recreation aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine base can play paintball. ROP Broadcast Student Cameron Williams tells you more… Twentynine Palms Paintball Park, located on 2nd and Griffin behind Outdoor Adventures, is available for ages 8 and up, Friday to Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT YESTERDAY

The former Twentynine Palms Marine who is suspected of killing Erin Corwin and dumping her body down a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, made a brief appearance in Joshua Tree court yesterday morning. During the early disposition hearing, Christopher Lee’s lawyer advised the court he was still receiving discovery

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MARINES HELP CLEAN OUT HOME OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Following September’s flash flood that inundated homes with up to two feet of mud in South Joshua Tree, residents begged the county for help. After touring the devastated area, Supervisor James Ramos told his staff to be creative in finding help for those who needed it. Field Representative Mike Lipsitz

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR THOSE NEEDING HELP

Reach Out Morongo basin is partnering with Marine volunteers to help local residents in need. Reporter Caitlin Logan says they are looking for those who could use the assistance… Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for upcoming service projects coordinated

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YOU MAY HEAR A MAJOR EXERCISE ABORD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, October 10, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will

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MARINES HELP DESERT CHRIST PARK, HELP SOUGHT FOR SATURDAY

Marines from the Twentynine Palms Combat Center spent Saturday, October 4, working at Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley painting the fence and performing other chores to help spruce up the park. More volunteers are needed this Saturday, October 11, to finish the clean-up projects. If you would like to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES BOLSTER MIDDLE EAST CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT

Marines from our local Twentynine Palms Base, along with those from Camp Pendleton, and Miramar air station, are deploying to the Middle East as part of the military’s “crisis response capability.” The Marine Corps said yesterday that the 2,300 Marine force will be spread throughout the U.S. Central Command area.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN RESCUED AFTER SPENDING A NIGHT IN A SEPTIC TANK

A Twentynine Palms man spent a cold and wet night in a septic tank before he was rescued by fire fighters Saturday morning. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the elderly man, who was not identified, was walking around his property in the 2400 block of Lear Avenue about 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES 200-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission met last night in closed session and then in regular session where they held a public hearing regarding an appeal of the Community Development Director’s determination regarding an Environmental Impact Report on a proposed 200-unit multi-family apartment complex to be built near the MCAGCC Condor

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EIS FOR SOME BASE EXPANSION LAND RELEASED

Some chunks of state-owned land included in the expansion of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base are going through environmental processing. Reporter Dan Stork tells about the report on “school lands”…

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been issued for 2,563 acres of state-owned “school lands” that are part of the

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