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  • South Carolina lawmakers vote to remove flag

    Confederate Battle Flag

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    Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina?

    After an impassioned discussion Monday, a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds was approved by state lawmakers in a 37-3 Senate vote.

    The bill -- which is scheduled ...

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Coroner looks into death of BMX legend in Indio


A body found in a vacant lot in Indio has been identified as Scot Alexander Breihaupt, a founder of…

Safely store, dispose of 'Safe and Sane' fireworks

Safe and Sane fireworks

The Fourth of July holiday is behind us. You might have some leftover fireworks, but remember it is…

La Quinta woman arrested after fleeing deadly DUI crash

A La Quinta woman was arrested over the weekend on charges of felony DUI after she allegedly ran from a…

Local film producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

Film producer and Palm Desert resident Jerry Weintraub has died at the age of 77.

Alleged purse-snatcher arrested at Palm Springs motel

Anthony Michael Johnson


A 27-year-old man from Bombay Beach was arrested in Palm Springs early Saturday morning after allegedly…

Man identified in deadly truck crash on I-10

Car crash

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A 57-year-old man from Carson was killed after his pickup truck drifted off I-10 and struck a guardrail…

Men rescued after vehicle gets stuck in wash

Christopher Flicker - KESQ/CBS Local 2

Crews rescued two men near Sky Valley Monday morning after they were forced to spend the night in a wash…

Arraignment delayed for teacher accused of having sex with minor

Jesse Adam Goff

A Palm Springs teacher is in custody accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 16…

Google tests new ride-sharing app

Google headquarters sign

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Google began testing the waters for an Uber-like ride sharing business on Monday.

Hiker dies on Bump and Grind trail in Palm Desert

Gov. Brown signs bill to close Bump and Grind Trail

A 61-year old man died just before one 1 p.m. Sunday on the Bump and Grind hiking trail. The Riverside…

Missing Desert Hot Springs woman found safe

Glenda Kay Newman

Glenda Kay Newman from Desert Hot Springs was found safe after 24 hours, police say. 

Danger remains for some areas in the Lake Fire aftermath

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With drastic improvements made to the Lake Fire it is now time to focus on recovery.

Magic Mike and Terminator Fizzle over the July 4th weekend

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys

Paramount Pictures

"Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" both fizzled over the July 4th weekend, leaving the popular…

Joshua Tree reopens climbing area after baby hawks take flight

Joshua Tree drought

Hawks were able to successfully mature in an area near the center of the park called the "Towers of…

Dog and owner attacked by bees in Loma Linda

Man and dog attacked by bee

A man and his dog are recovering in Loma Linda after they were attacked by a swarm of bees. The man was…

Russian spacecraft docks at space station

Unmanned spacecraft carrying 3 tons of supplies for ISS


After a series of failed resupply missions, the International Space Station finally got a load of…

Update: Nearly all power restored, IID asks customers to conserve

Power outage electricity generic

Nearly all power is restored in the east Coachella Valley. About 2,200 customers in the Thermal and La…

U.S. Women's World Cup party in Palm Desert

World Cup soccer


A viewing party for Sunday's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan will be held…

2 residents displaced from house fire in Thousand Palms

A little after 1 a.m. Sunday, fire crews responded to reports of a residential structure fire on the…

Coachella Valley celebrates Fourth of July

Palm Springs Fireworks 7-4-2015

People across the country and right here in our valley are celebrating the Fourth of July this weekend…

Kids tee off in Palm Desert golf contest, family day

kids golf

Some of the greatest golfers in history started swinging at a young age. Kids hit the green in Palm…

Lake Fire 90 percent contained in San Bernardino mountains

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown, The Sun Runner

After more than two weeks, firefighters have a good handle on the Lake Fire.

Russian rocket launches to resupply ISS

ISS view

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Resupply missions to the International Space Station rarely fail -- let alone twice in row, like the…

Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more

Nearly 10 million Americans still using tanning beds

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CNN Health & Wellness takes a look at the potential impact tanning beds and antipsychotics can have on…

4th of July events held around Coachella Valley

4th of July celebrations kick off in Palm Desert and Palm Springs

Fourth of July celebrations were held all throughout the Coachella Valley, with some of the larger…

Lake Fire 85% contained after burning 31,359 acres

Firefighters continue to make good progress as they continue to attack the Lake Fire, which has been…

Family and friends mourn loss of 4th of July crash victim one year later


When you're out on the roads this July Fourth weekend, a local family wants you to think about what…


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Notable deaths of 2015

Jerry Weintraub


Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.


Latest in Cosby sex scandal

Cosby on stage

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Court documents from 2005 obtained by The Associated Press indicate Bill Cosby said he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to a woman he wanted to have sex with. Here is a timeline of accusations made against the comedian.

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