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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FREE SIX-WEEK MATURE DRIVING CLASS STARTS TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Library will offer a free six-week mature driver education class beginning tomorrow, Wednesday August 20. This six-week continuous class will cover information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Seniors can join the class at any time from August 20 through September 24; no pre-registration is necessary.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT VACATION HOME RENTALS AND SIGN CODES

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission deals with vacation home rentals and the municipal sign code. Dan Stork has the full agenda… At its August 19 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will plan its next step on vacation home rentals. The published agenda refers to a future agenda item with

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME STARTS THURSDAY AT THE 29 PALMS LIBRARY

Pre-school story time at the Twentynine Palms Library is beginning again. Three-, four-, and five-year olds are invited to attend. Programs are held on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. starting August 21and will run through September 25 at the Twentynine Palms Library. A different letter of the alphabet will be featured

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS LOOKING FOR SPONSORSHIPS

The Twentynine Palms High School Cheerleading squad is looking for your help. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the squad is looking for sponsors… The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders are beginning to prepare for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Their goal this year is to receive sponsors in order for their program

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE ON CORWIN CASE

The body of Erin Corwin, reported missing from the Twentynine Palms Marine Base June 29th, was found Saturday in a 140 foot deep mineshaft, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Her alleged lover, Former Corporal Brandon Lee, was arrested on homicide charges in Anchorage, Alaska Sunday night. Corwin,

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SHERIFF TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY ON ERIN CORWIN CASE

The alleged lover of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin is behind bars in Anchorage, Alaska after an extensive search was conducted over the weekend for Corwin in 29 Palms. Federal Agents arrested Lee at about 10 pm last night and he is being held at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.

The

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THREE ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DRUG RAID

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Thursday afternoon following a drug raid on a home in the 71900 block of Sunnyslope Drive. About 3:10, deputies armed with a search warrant raided the home where they found Reah Barger, 34, Michael Pace, 51, and Jonathan Lowry, 64, along with drugs, weapons,

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AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

Auditions for the hilarious Broadway Musical, “Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”, will be held tonight at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to try out…… Don’t forget that the auditions for Theatre 29’s Young Frankenstein are tonight! The Artistic Director, Gary Daigneault, and the Music Director, Bill Barrett, will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB TAKING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is taking registrations for its after-school program. The program begins August 25. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is free for students of Oasis Elementary; for all others,

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PIONEER DAYS THEME ANNOUNCED, ARTWORK SOUGHT

The Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days, set for October 17 through 19, is getting off to a great start. The Twentynine Palms Chamber selected this year’s Pioneer Days theme. “Pioneers & Patriots”, submitted by B.J. Duke, is the winner of the 2014 theme competition. Artwork is now sought to depict the

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MARINE ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A staff sergeant on the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base’s Child Development Center at 1:50 p.m. after child care workers found a girl had sustained injuries. Deputies discovered the girl had

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, August

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