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One suspect injured in officer-involved shooting in El Centro
EL CENTRO — Two suspects were arrested and a loaded firearm was recovered during an officer-involved shooting Friday morning in El Centro, county Sheriff’s Office stated. One of the suspects, an unidentified male, sustained a gunshot wound, authorities stated. No other injuries were reported.
MS-13 gang member arrested in El Centro
EL CENTRO, Calif. - Border Patrol agents at the El Centro Station arrested a gang member Wednesday afternoon. CBP said agents encountered a man three miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry suspected of being in the United States illegally, at approximately 12:20 p.m.
Five Injured In Friday Accident
Five people were injured in a traffic accident Friday. The accident was reported at about 4;48 p.m. at Dogwood and McCabe Roads. One of the vehicles involved , a red Explorer , ended up submerged in a canal. a total of 5 people were injured , none of them seriously. the Imperial Irrigation District
Happening Today - Dec. 15: ABATE Local 38 I.V. Los Niños Toy Run
EL CENTRO - ABATE Local 38 Imperial Valley Los Niños Toy Run will be Dec. 15 at Lucky's Supermarket parking lot, South 4th St., El Centro. Sign-in 8:30 a.m., auction 10 a.m. Last bike in 1:30 p.m. All bikes, cars and trucks are welcome. Donation is $15 per person, plus a new toy. Lunch included. All
Judge Bermudez enrobing ceremony doubles as homecoming
EL CENTRO — Imperial County Superior Court Judge Eran Marie Bermudez told the family, friends and colleagues gathered for her enrobing ceremony on Friday that she would not have gotten there without their support.
El Centro resident honored for aid to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico
EL CENTRO — El Centro resident Michelle Wolfinger-Valle wasn’t looking for recognition when she was creating and sending care packages last year to Puerto Rico residents in need after Hurricane Maria. But she found it anyway.
Jail inmates honored for academic achievements
EL CENTRO — Twenty-six Imperial County jail inmates were recognized Thursday for completing Imperial Valley College classes and high school equivalency exams offered at the facility.
California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators
One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people.
Warm blankets for the needy during the holidays
EL CENTRO, Calif. - The Salvation Army is looking to give the needy a warm holidays. The El Centro Salvation Army is asking the public to help others have a warm and merry holiday. People can donate a blanket, a jacket, socks or any kind of warm clothing.
Happening Today - Dec. 14: Karaoke-Bohemia Night
CALEXICO - Join us for Karaoke-Bohemia Night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Community Center, 707 Dool Ave., Calexico. Admission is free and for adults only. Come and join us for an evening to relax sing and dance. For more information call (760) 768-2176.
Middle school threat set parents and community on edge
IMPERIAL, Calif. - Parents are upset they were not quickly notified of a possible school threat at a local middle school in Imperial Wednesday night. Students at Frank Wright Middle School were on campus for band practice that night.
IID ask for public's help to find impostor in latest scam
EL CENTRO, Calif. - The Imperial Irrigation District is asking the public for help catching impostors and callers claiming to be IID employees. It starts off with a phone call claiming you have a past due bill and if you don't pay over the phone, you're in danger of having your power shut off.
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
Merry-Achi Christmas: Mariachi Sol de México brings Grammy-level talent to the Valley
EL CENTRO — Valley residents did not have to travel to San Diego or across the border to enjoy a live performance from a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated mariachi band. On Wednesday night, as part of its nationwide Merry-Achi Christmas tour, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández awed a packed a
City had warned swap meet of potential fire hazards before fire
CALEXICO, Calif. - Calexico officials said they’ve had many operational concerns over a local swap meet for some time. It burned this weekend. Officials said they gave an extensive list of operational issues to management of Santo Tomas Swap Meet early this year. The list included electrical issues.
Happening Today - Dec. 13: I.C. Assoc. of Retired Employees to meet
EL CENTRO - The Imperial County Association of Retired Employees(ICARE) will meet at noon Dec. 13 at the Eagles Hall, 661 W. State St., El Centro. The meeting will start at noon with a potluck lunch. The meeting will include holiday food, fun and games. For more information contact Donna Yarnell at
VALLEY BRIEFS : Woman arrested for attempted murder in Brawley
A 37-year-old Brawley woman was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Sunday by Brawley police for attempted murder and robbery, the county Sheriff’s Office arrest records stated. Michelle A. Rodriguez was reportedly arrested in the 300 block of West Main Street, booked into county jail and held on a $500,000 bail
Imperial County Farm Bureau honored at state meeting
EL CENTRO — Imperial County Farm Bureau was recently named County of the Year during the annual meeting of the California Farm Bureau Federation held in San Diego last week. “We do a lot of work here on the local level, and it’s nice to have the recognition from the California Farm Bureau to acknowl
110 IN THE SHADE: Holiday season in the desert
And just as in the poem, “'Twas the Night Before Christmas,” by Clement Clarke Moore, “I lay me down for a long winter’s nap.” It had been raining and the skies were lead gray. What better time to catch up on rest? The stockings were not yet hung around the chimney. The Christmas lights were, giving
Santo Tomas merchants return to survey devastation
CALEXICO — Merchants were allowed back onto the grounds of Santo Tomas Swap Meet on Tuesday to gather and remove merchandise that was not damaged by Saturday night’s four-alarm fire.