TWC office in Palm Springs evacuated after suspicious powder received

The Time Warner Cable office in Palm Springs was evacuated Friday morning after the office received a white envelope with a suspicious powder.

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Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings in effect for the Coachella Valley area

A large ridge of high pressure will keep high temperatures 5-10 degrees above average through Friday, with highs over 111 likely in the low deserts.

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    Using the internet to diagnose your aches and pains has become commonplace.  Dr. Erica Ruiz runs a family medical practice in La Quinta.  She's noticed an up-tick in the amount of patients who come in for their check-ups armed with information they gathered on the internet about their symptoms.

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Fundraiser set for Saturday for 5-year-old Indio girl battling cancer

Desirae Cechin -- who goes by Desi -- was diagnosed in April with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma,…

Inland Empire gas price drops for 17th straight day

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The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has decreased 13.7 cents over the past 17…

Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train route

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State argued the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act because of federal…

US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base

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The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a…

Ebola outbreak: Time to test vaccines?

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Ebola virus disease is sweeping across West Africa in the largest outbreak of the virus to date.

Diagnosing yourself on the internet

Diagnose yourself

Using the internet to diagnose your aches and pains has become commonplace.  Dr. Erica Ruiz runs a…

Military veteran combats homelessness in Hi-Desert

A military veteran is on a mission in Twentynine Palms to help the homeless all day, every day.

Cathedral City firefighters save family pet after home catches fire

Cathedral City firefighters save family pet after home catches fire

Cathedral City firefighters save family pet after home catches fire. Natalie Brunell reports.

Indio Police Chief to meet with residents

Indio Police Chief Richard Twiss

Indio Police Chief Richard Twiss will meet community members for lunch Friday.

Family displaced by fire in Cathedral City Cove

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A family of six is displaced after a fire rips through their Cathedral City Cove home early Thursday…

Power outages affect Southern California Edison customers amid hot temperatures

Power outages affect Southern California Edison customers amid hot temperatures

Southern California Edison had unplanned and planned power outages affecting residents of the Coachella…

Historic value lost in Palm Springs Racquet Club fire

Firefighters spent Thursday carefully combing through the rubble of buildings at the historic Palm…

Desert heat a concern for Meals On Wheels program

In the severe heat the desert is experiencing, the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs is looking out…

Three deadly plane crashes in a week not deterring travelers

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In the week after the Malayasian plane was shot down, two more passenger planes have crashed with…

Victim's relative spots suspect driving around in stolen car

A victim's relative called police Thursday afternoon to report someone driving around in his…

Torrance man shot at by police in Dorner manhunt to receive $1.8M

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A Redondo Beach surfer who was shot at and his car rammed by police officers during the manhunt for…

Jurors deadlock in hospital arson trial

With jurors deadlocked, a mistrial was declared Thursday in the trial of a Cathedral City man accused…

Power outage at Cathedral Canyon Country Club

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Southern California Edison says the power outage began around 8:30 Wednesday night.

SCE transmission line upgrade troubles Whitewater resident

It will be a way to help Southern California Edison bring renewable energy resources to the Coachella…

Coachella voters to decide on one cent sales tax hike in November

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Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and now Coachella has a one cent sales tax hike on the table. Voters…

Coachella Valley residents brace for another scorching hot day

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Temperatures again set to soar to nearly 120 degrees, stressful for people and pets if precautions are…

Facebook at all-time high on mobile might

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It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone, and…

Only 3 in 10 Twitter workers are women

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Twitter's staff looks just like that of other tech companies: overwhelmingly male and white. .

Fire destroys buildings at historic Racquet Club

A two-alarm fire burned late Wednesday night at the historic Racquet Club in Palm Springs.  Authorities…

Palm Desert man accused of posing as Indian Wells property owner

Michael Capizzi

A 54-year-old Palm Desert man is being prosecuted on criminal charges for allegedly posing as an Indian…

Keep AC Running Smoothly with Maintenance

Keep AC Running Smoothly with Proper Maintenance

Maintaining an air conditioning unit could prevent key breakdowns during the summer months.

Valley restaurants join water conservation efforts

Valley restaurants join water conservation efforts

Valley restaurants join water conservation efforts. Natalie Brunell reports.

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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

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Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities

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It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.

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