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Private farm wells in California show high levels of uranium

The U.S. Geological Survey released the study on the nation's groundwater last week. Part of the research looks at groundwater in California's Central Valley farm region.  The study finds that farmers' use of groundwater is leeching more and more naturally occurring uranium into well water.

California man sentenced for setting wife on fire

Eugene Bruno of Visalia pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, torture, corporal injury to a spouse and assault with a flammable substance.

Chris Tarpening

Health Matters Summit gathers in Indian Wells

Some of the world's leading innovators in health are in Indian Wells on Monday speaking with former President Bill Clinton about insurance, clinical care, cancer treatment, food systems, and the health environment.

Palm Desert High School student suspected of having measles

Palm Desert High School student suspected of having measles

Palm Desert High School student suspected of having measles confirms school official at Desert Sands Unified School District.

Police want Waze app to turn off cop tracking feature

The popular app Waze is meant to outsmart traffic, but police officers are concerned that a feature on the app is putting their lives at risk. They want Google owned Waze to turn off a feature that warns drivers when police are nearby.

2 men busted by Border Patrol with over $1M in cocaine

Two men were busted by Border Patrol agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint Friday afternoon when 79 lbs. of cocaine was discovered in their commercial utility truck.

Trial underway for man accused in DHS shooting death

Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the trial of a 63-year-old Cathedral City man, accused of furnishing a shotgun used in the shooting death of a Desert Hot Springs man in April.

Mecca Elementary student hopes to compete in national geography bee

6th grade student Sergio Ramirez was the school's winner and he will compete at the national level by taking an online test. If he places amongst the top 100 in the nation, he proceeds to participate in Washington D.C. as a finalist.

2 Marines identified in deadly California helicopter crash

The Marine Corps has identified two pilots killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California.

Chelsea Clinton Day of Action Palm Springs

Chelsea Clinton leads 'Day of Action' in Palm Springs

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton led local leaders and hundreds of volunteers of all ages for a "Day of Action" in Palm Springs.

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