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CHP to conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint

EL CENTRO, Calif. - The El Centro Office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Friday, March 16, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of i

KYMA.COM - 2018-03-16 17:05:55

Student to stand trial for making criminal threats

EL CENTRO, Calif. - An El Centro Superior Court judge ruled during today's hearing that Karl Manaig, the Imperial High School student accused of making criminal threats, should stand trial. Three witnesses testified during today's hearing: a student and two officers. The student said Manaig showed

KYMA.COM - 2018-03-17 02:19:07

Firefighters battling brush fire in Imperial County

IMPERIAL, Calif. - Several fire departments in Imperial County are battling a brush fire that sparked Friday. News 11 arrived at the scene at about 1:30 p.m. The fire is near Austin and Keystone Road. The Brawley Fire Department, El Centro Fire Department, Imperial County Fire Department and Imperi

KYMA.COM - 2018-03-16 21:28:22

Imperial teen to face 2 charges for threatening classmates

EL CENTRO - A county Superior Court judge on Friday ruled that enough evidence existed to require Karl Manaig, the Imperial teen accused of threatening to shoot and kill his classmates, face trial for two felony charges of making criminal threats. Judge Donal Donnelly's ruling determined that eviden

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-03-17 07:50:00

Toys R Us store to close in Calexico

CALEXICO, Calif. - The announcement by Toys R Us this week that it's closing stores nationwide is affecting local people. Calexico Economic Commissioner Ben Horton said, "I'm sad because of the employees are losing their jobs. Also, I'm very sad because I have personal memories when I worked there,

KYMA.COM - 2018-03-16 06:17:46

New growth in a harsh desert landscape

The Imperial Valley is a land of extremes. Between high winds capable of tearing off roofs, and extreme heat capable of baking any paint job, only one thing is certain: Nothing last forever in the desert without a little tender loving care. The buildings at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum are no e

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-03-17 07:35:00

El Centro man who assaulted female captured after vehicle chase

EL CENTRO - After a lengthy vehicle pursuit from here to Calexico on Monday morning, police finally captured and arrested 37-year-old El Centro transient Jesus Antonio Romero, who was believed to have assaulted a female after breaking into a residence. At 5:42 a.m. Monday, El Centro police officers


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Valley Briefs: Calexico woman's death ruled an overdose

Calexico Police Department confirmed no foul play was suspected in the death of an unidentified 36-year-old female found Monday morning, which was initially investigated as a homicide case. "The deceased died as a result of a drug overdose, and no foul play is suspected," said CPD Chief Reggie Gomez


Grocery delivery service expands to the Valley

Imperial Valley Residents who have a busy lifestyle will now be able to do their grocery shopping online as the retails delivery service Instacart began service to the region on Wednesday. The new online services will allow customers throughout the Valley to order groceries online and receive them a


CBP hosting officer hiring event in Imperial Valley

BRAWLEY, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be hosting a CBP officer recruiting event on Friday, March 16th at the American Job Center located at 840 Main Street, in Brawley, Calif. The event will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., CBP recruiters will be on hand to answer questions, and to


Application deadline for 2018 MANA scholarships announced

El CENTRO - MANA de Imperial Valley, a local chapter of a National Latina Organization, is offering competitive college and university scholarships to local Imperial Valley high school seniors and to two Imperial Valley College students. The 2018 MANA Scholarship is available to students who are com


POLICE ACADEMY: Academy bridges law enforcement gap in Valley

IMPERIAL - Calexico Police Chief Reggie Gomez remembers his police academy when he first started his law enforcement career. "My academy was called a 'boot academy.' After eight to 10 hours of stress, I would go to a motel room where I stayed," he said. "I'd eat cold pizza and coffee for breakfast."