INDIO: Two-alarm strip mall fire destroys martial arts studio, damages three others businesses

Firefighters survey damage caused by a fire that gutted the Shadow Hills MMA studio and damaged three other adjacent businesses. KMIR News photo INDIO — Officials are investigating after a two-alarm commercial structure fire destroyed one business and damaged three others, Monday, Nov. 27. Fire officials estimated the early morning fire caused about $1 million in damage; however their efforts saved […]

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PALM SPRINGS: Many questions remain after 19-year-old fatally shoots his mother

PALM SPRINGS — A 19-year-old Palm Springs resident has been arrested, accused in the shooting death of his own mother. The fatal, early morning shooting happened Monday, Nov. 20, at a home on the 4100 block of Calle San Antonio, between Calle Santa Cruz and El Placer Road, in Palm Springs. The victim, later identified by police and coroner’s officials as 36-year-old, Amber Lane, […]

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PALM DESERT: 22 Walmart employees arrested, accused of embezzlement, conspiracy

PALM DESERT — A highly coordinated, weeks-long, embezzlement and conspiracy investigation involving two dozen Walmart employees resulted in twenty-two arrests, Wednesday, Nov. 15. All those who were arrested were taken into custody at the Walmart Super Center at 34500 Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert. The investigation involved store employees who have been accused of using a fraudulent coupon code to load money […]

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LA QUINTA: Victims identified in crash that left two dead, three seriously injured

LA QUINTA — Officials have identified two drivers who died in a two-vehicle collision, Sunday, Nov 5. The deadly accident happened at the intersection of Washington Street and Eisenhower Drive/Rancho La Quinta Drive in La Quinta. Three other people were injured in the fatal wreck. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials later identified Jerry Heredia, 22, of Indio and Tatham Crawford, 28, of Palm Desert as the two drivers killed in […]

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DESERT CENTER: Three killed, one injured in fiery, three vehicle wreck involving two big-rigs

DESERT CENTER — Details are still emerging after three people died and a fourth person was injured in a fiery, multiple-vehicle crash involving two tractor-trailer, semi-trucks and another vehicle, Thursday, Oct. 26. The deadly, early morning crash happened on the eastbound Interstate 10, east of Eagle Mountain Road, in Desert Center. California Highway Patrol officers, firefighters and other emergency first responders […]

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PALM DESERT: Chinese national arrested for illegal marijuana grow, utilities theft

PALM DESERT — Authorities arrested a Chinese national living in Palm Desert and confiscated about 1,100 marijuana plants after serving a search warrant, Wednesday, Oct. 25. The warrant, which was part of an illegal marijuana cultivation and theft of utilities investigation, was served at a private residence on the 100 block of Azzuro Drive in Palm Desert. After an investigation and the service of […]

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UPDATED: COACHELLA: 700 students return to classes after second RivCo middle school gas leak in 5 days

UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 17 2:30 p.m. COACHELLA — A gas leak at Bobby G. Duke Middle School in Coachella has been rendered safe and students have been allowed to return to their classrooms, according to fire and school officials. The leak was reportedly caused by a construction worker who accidentally hit and slightly damaged a natural gas pipe. SEE SIMILAR: JURUPA VALLEY: Natural gas odor […]

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INDIO: 22 sickened, 6 hospitalized, 1,900 evacuated after school haz-mat emergency

INDIO — Reports of students at Shadow Hills High School in Indio suddenly “feeling ill from an unusual odor” brought a large response from the City’s Fire and Police personnel, who rushed to the aid of the sickened teens and worked to determined the source of the odor, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5. Thursday’s incident was at least the fourth such recent emergency, where buildings […]

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BLYTHE: Two uninjured after disabled plane floats safely to ground on parachute

BLYTHE — A pilot and passenger walked away uninjured after a plane they were in crashed into an agricultural field Tuesday, Oct. 3. The aircraft went down in a shallow irrigation ravine near a single-lane road, in the area of N. Intake Boulevard and 6th Avenue, in Blythe. Neither occupant has been identified publicly. SEE RELATED: PERRIS: Plane smashes into fuel tanker in Perris Valley […]

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PALM DESERT: Two men arrested during Sheriff’s “Bait Bike” operation

PALM DESERT — Two men who couldn’t resist the temptation of trying to ride away on an unattended bicycle were both surprised to discover they had attempted to steal a bicycle left by sheriff’s officials conducting a “Bait Bike” operation, Friday, Sept. 8. The fifteen-hour-long operation, aimed at suppressing bicycle thefts and apprehend suspects began at 6 a.m. and concluded at 9 p.m., and resulted in the […]

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