MECCA: Woman’s charred remains found at scene of earlier fatal deputy involved shooting

MECCA — Homicide officials already investigating the deadly deputy involved shooting of an axe-wielding man are now also investigating after a woman’s charred remains were discovered at the scene of the earlier fatal shooting. The fatal shooting and later grisly discovery of the woman’s remains happened in the area of Lincoln Street and 66th Avenue in Mecca. SEE RELATED: MECCA: […]

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MECCA: Axe-wielding man fatally shot by deputy – Central Homicide Unit officials investigating

MECCA — Details are beginning to emerge after a deputy fatally shot a man who officials allege was armed with an axe, early Sunday morning, June 3. The deadly shooting happened in the area of Lincoln Street and 66th Avenue, in the unincorporated community of Mecca. SEE RELATED: Woman’s charred remains found at scene of earlier fatal deputy involved shooting […]

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Homicide detectives investigating “suspicious death” after human remains found at national park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Officials are investigating a “suspicious death” after a State Parks’ ranger discovered human remains inside Joshua Tree National Park earlier this morning. The official discovered the remains while patrolling the vast desert expanses of the popular hiking destination. SEE RELATED: Stranded for 3 days with a shattered pelvis, NZ hiker rescued from Joshua Tree […]

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BREAKING: Two firefighters injured battling Indio Wal-Mart 2-Alarm fire – all area businesses evacuated

INDIO — Two firefighters have been hospitalized while battling a huge rooftop blaze at an Indio Wal-Mart and evacuations are still under effect as fire personnel continue to work at the scene of the fire. A citizen also suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to a fire official. Firefighters contained the fire in just over 30 […]

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Stranded for 3 days with a shattered pelvis, NZ hiker rescued from Joshua Tree National Park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Stranded for several days in Joshua Tree National Park after shattering her pelvis in a fall, a Kiwi woman was spotted and rescued by a helicopter crew Friday afternoon. Alive, but seriously injured, the victim was eventually airlifted to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. The victim, […]

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Authorities “squash” thief’s efforts while investigating ongoing agricultural thefts

THERMAL — Authorities investigating ongoing agricultural thefts in the farming communities of Thermal, Mecca, and Oasis arrested a man they allege stole a significant amount of produce from at least one Thermal area farm. Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team deputies seized more than 800 pounds of stolen squash and arrested the man found to be in possession of […]

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PALM DESERT: Elder abuse investigation, search warrant results in two arrests

PALM DESERT — An elder abuse investigation and subsequent search warrant resulted in two people arrested, Friday afternoon, May 18. Sheriff’s officials investigating allegations of elder abuse have asked for any additional information about the couple, a sheriff’s official said yesterday morning. After their initial investigation authorities arrested Johnathan Domenici, 24, and Kimberly Marie Ray, 22. Both are Palm Desert […]

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Officials investigating after director of PS school accused of injuring boy, 13

PALM SPRINGS — Police have confirmed they are investigating the alleged violent assault of a 13-year-old boy at Palm Spring’s Stepping Stones Learning Center. The alleged incident, that left the victim hospitalized with traumatic, visible injuries, happened yesterday May 17, according to officials. The school is located at 1281 N. Gene Autry Trail. LEADING THE DESERT HEADLINES SEE ALSO: Still […]

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Still buckled into driver’s seat, woman found dead in overturned, partially submerged car

PALM SPRINGS — A woman, still buckled into the driver’s seat of her car, was discovered deceased inside a vehicle found upside down and partially submerged in the Whitewater River. The fatal, single-vehicle accident happened on northbound SR 111, about one mile north of Overture Road along a sweeping left curve in the highway, in an unincorporated area northwest of […]

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DHS man, 35, killed when SUV overturns into country club wall and home ID’d

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — A man whose vehicle overturned and crashed on top of a brick wall and into a structure died at the scene late Tuesday night. The deadly crash happened just outside the entrance to Desert Crest Country Club, near the intersection of Dillon Road and Desert Crest Avenue in Desert Hot Springs. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroners later identified […]

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