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A 52-year-old woman is dead after she collapsed on trail in Joshua Tree National Park on Thursday
The Palm Springs city council election is still seven months away but that hasn't stopped nine people from already filing papers declaring their intention to run, according to the Desert Sun. More candidates are likely on the way and maybe it would be easier to just list Palm Springs residents who are not running in 2019.
A Yucca Valley man was arrested on Tuesday after police say he was involved in a road rage incident on Highway 62.
A man was fatally shot in an officer-involved shooting in Indio Wednesday afternoon.
A hiker was injured Wednesday morning on the Cross Hike, aka the Homestead Trail, in Palm Desert.
Researchers looking into the effects of many California cities acting to ban plastic bags at grocery stores (well, a ban unless you pay 10 cents for one) has been very effective in changing shopping habits, but has also resulted in an unexpected consequence: people are now buying a bunch of plastic bags.
If you head over to the Miley Cyrus Instagram account, you may notice that a couple of photos posted recently of the singer sitting in a Joshua Tree are no longer visible. This comes after a bit of outrage over Cyrus documenting herself climbing onto the protected species - which, you know, is a bit of a no-no.
Caltrans is hard at work rock scaling on Highway 74 and, BOOM!
Two suspects were arrested after police found 2 pounds of heroin in a vehicle in Cathedral City.
Nearly 900 people are without power on what could end up being the Coachella Valley's first 100 degree day thanks to a freight train hitting electrical lines in Indio Monday morning.
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