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It's National Ice Cream Day (and hot). Where to get your fix in the Coachella Valley
Luckily, the Coachella Valley is chock-full of local gems where you can cool down with sundaes, milkshakes and more.
Indio Man Quits Job After Feeling Discriminated for Speaking Spanish
The Facebook post by Jesus Rivera had almost a thousand shares in less than 24 hours, and while the former employee felt the support from his community, the owner of Yellow Mart in Indio said he is feeling the heat.
Mother and son dead following apparent Coachella murder-suicide
COACHELLA, Calif.- - At 5:44 p.m. Thursday, law enforcement responded to a call to the Cedar Springs apartment complex in Coachella. Upon arriving, they discovered the scene of an apparent murder-suicide; KESQ & CBS Local 2 has confirmed today that the deceased were a mother and son.
Man arrested in Thousand Palms for possession of assault weapon
THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - A man is in custody after police conducted a stop Friday night and found he was in possession of an assault weapon. The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force said during a traffic stop in Thousand Palms, 20 year old Mateo Ramirez Hernandez got out of his car.
49-Year-Old Man Arrested After Woman’s Body Found Inside Box at San Bernardino Parking Lot Last Month
Rico Sanchez, of San Bernardino, was arrested on suspicion of homicide on Friday after detectives found cell phone, video and other evidence, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release.
Sheriff's deputies investigate shooting off 10 freeway
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Man shot to death in Hemet
Officers received a report of shots being fired in the 1100 block of Stepstone Court shortly before 8 p.m., a news release said. They found a man with a gunshot wound to his head, and he died a short time later. His name has not been publicly released.
California Firefighter Killed Fighting Wildfire Near Yosemite
MARIPOSA COUNTY, CA — A California firefighter was killed battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park, Calfire officials said.
RSO unit involved in single vehicle crash in La Quinta
LA QUINTA, Calif. - A single vehicle crash in La Quinta involving a Riverside County Sheriff's Department unit left one person injured early Saturday morning. According to RSO, the crash happened around the intersection of Ave. 50 and Washington St. just before 4:30 a.m.
Hemet Father Dies In Extreme Heat
“My assumption is he got as far as he could walking, laid down to rest and couldn’t go anymore and just never woke up,” said Young.
Coachella Valley gets several new family doctors thanks to partnership. But the shortage is still staggering
A UCR School of Medicine residency program, designed to help address a severe shortage of doctors in the Coachella Valley, has graduated its first group of physicians – most of whom are staying to practice locally.
Felon caught with fireworks, methamphetamine in court
INDIO, Calif.- - A man who allegedly had a car full of illegal explosives one day before the fourth of July, triggering a bomb squad response on a stretch of Palm Desert roadway, is scheduled to be arraigned on three felony counts today.Salvador Charles, 43, is accused of possessing illegal firework
Convicted Sex Offender Arrested By Border Patrol with Two Other Illegals
Record checks revealed that one of the illegal aliens, later identified as Fidel Espinoza-Vasquez, a 39-year-old Mexican national, is a previously convicted sex offender. The conviction occurred in April 2016 in California. Espinoza-Vasquez was convicted of Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child unde
Agua Caliente to implement innovative technology to drastically reduce waste
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.- - An innovative technology called ORCA has quite an ambitious promise; in 24 hours, it can take 2,400 pounds of food waste and convert it to environmentally safe water, that can flow directly into a sewage system, bypassing the need for a landfill entirely.
Police investigate apparent Coachella murder-suicide
Two and a half years ago, an internal investigation at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department uncovered that 25 employees attempted to cheat their way to a higher rank by sharing questions and answers from a confidential promotional exam.WochitBuy Photo(Photo: The Desert Sun file photo)Riverside
First responders hold 2nd active shooter drill at Indio High School in a week
"The idea of something like this happening is all of our worst nightmare," Mary Perry, spokesperson for Desert Sands Unified School District said. "My comfort lies in knowing that we’re prepared, that our first responders are training that they have plans in place that they know how to react."
Palm Desert's CV Link 'going to save lives' following design approval
Palm Desert is one step closer to riding into the CV Link dream, which officials say will increase safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Carl DeMaio, local Republicans drum up support for gas tax repeal ballot initiative
And now, with the state’s average gas prices hovering around $3.70 per gallon, they hope to both pass Proposition 6, the November ballot initiative which would repeal the tax increase entirely, and use its presence on the ballot to fuel the rest of their candidates to victory.
Fire forces hundreds of Forest Falls residents to evacuate
As a historic heat wave bore down on Southern California during the Fourth of July weekend, ominous plumes of smoke began to tower over the Yucaipa Valley on the afternoon of July 6. The Valley Fire had begun to burn in Forest Falls.At press time, the fire has consumed 1,341 acres and reached 24 per
Palm Springs mayor under investigation over camera use in his office
City employees complained about the matter in April and Moon was made aware of the complaints in June. Sincewe first broke the story, the city is now taking steps to see if anything criminal took place. Last night at the city council meeting, the council unanimously voted for an investigation, meani