A semi truck caught fire early Tuesday on westbound Interstate 10 in Coachella.
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A semi truck caught fire early Tuesday on westbound Interstate 10 in Coachella.
UPDATE: Two suspects have been identified in a long-unsolved 2006 triple homicide in Pinyon Pines, according to the attorney of a witness in the case.
As California confronts a historic drought and water scarcity increasingly affects life across the West, The Desert Sun is preparing to lead a symposium next week to encourage discussion of the region's water dilemmas and potential solutions.
Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff answers questions about conceal-carry weapons
Riverside County supervisors Tuesday are expected to sign off on agreements with a solar power company planning to build a generating facility near Blythe that will net the county hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees and create several hundred construction jobs.
Riverside County jails and juvenile halls received passing grades for overall health and sanitary standards last year, but inspections found some shortcomings, including plumbing problems, blocked air vents and expired disaster kits, a new report shows.
Sri Johnston, 49, who's accused of abducting her 12-year-old son in Long Beach was arrested Monday in Oceanside about 90 minutes after a statewide Amber Alert was issued.
Strong winds, including gusts predicted to reach speeds up to 65 mph, will hit the Coachella Valley overnight Tuesday and continue through much of Wednesday.
Two of the highest testing east valley schools will lose their principals at the end of the school year: Principal Rita Lamb, of Coral Mountain Academy in Coachella, and Bernadette Hernandez, of Westside Elementary School in Thermal, are set to resign on June 27, two weeks after the end of class, according to documents submitted to the Coachella Valley Unified School Board.
A very strong earthquake rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damages.
A silver Mini Cooper collided with a red Dodge pick-up truck at Highway 62 north of Indian Canyon at about 5 p.m. on Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The outer two lanes of westbound Interstate 10 at Main Street are closed until 1 p.m. Monday because Caltrans painting crews are working in the area, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.
The Pinyon Flats killings of Sept. 17, 2006, are not the only triple homicides that remain unsolved in the Palm Springs area. The 'Octopus Murders' and Friendly killings are more than 30 years old and are also infamous.
Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of fatally shooting a man in Desert Hot Springs in January.
The Forever Marilyn statue in downtown Palm Springs was grafittied sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Palm Springs police said.
Eleven people were arrested on a variety of charges during a DUI checkpoint held from 6:30 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday at Grapefruit Boulevard and Church Street.
A Niland man was arrested early Sunday morning following a single vehicle crash in the area of Highway 111 and San Pablo Avenue.
An 81-year-old Orinda man was identified as the hiker who was pronounced dead Sunday following a rescue effort in the San Jacinto Wildnerness near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Indian Wells doesn't have a senior center, community center or park for its residents. What it does have, though, is a generous benefit program for its approximate 5,000 residents.
Despite a regional agency's recommendation that the Desert Recreation District provide services for cash-strapped Desert Hot Springs, city leaders next month will start discussing the feasibility of creating their own community services or parks department.
Tennis legends, business leaders, friends and family gathered Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open to honor the memory of Annalee Thurston, former Indio Chamber of Commerce manager and trailblazing woman sports executive, during a dinner reception held in her n
William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 88.
A group of volunteers of all ages put on their gardening gloves and rolled up their sleeves Sunday morning to help rebuild a portion of trail washed out by the recent storms and clear weeds in Whitewater Preserve.
Friends Wendy Josephson and Deborah Hartwick were strolling the park at the Civic Center campus Sunday afternoon, enjoying the warm, sunny day, clear view of the mountains and the ducks roaming freely in and out of the pond while perusing all the artwork,
Fuel prices have been on the rise, and drivers are already paying more than $4 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at the higher-end gas stations in the Coachella Valley.
We had an incorrect graphic in today’s paper for daylight saving time. It should read, “Did you remember to set your clocks forward?” We regret the error.
The City Council will discuss the possibility of changing the name of Cathedral City's East Buddy Rogers Avenue to Officer Jermaine Gibson Avenue on Wednesday in a study session. Gibson, a 28-year-old Cathedral City police officer, was killed while on duty March 18, 2011, when his patrol car collided with a palm tree during a high-speed chase that started in Cathedral City and continued into Palm Springs.
The Palm Desert Youth Sports Association threw an all-American Opening Day ceremony to mark the start of the baseball season Saturday at Civic Center Park — complete with bald eagles, a 100-foot U.S. flag and a flyover of retired military planes.
Democrats have a reputation for relying on labor unions for their fundraising efforts. But as Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez builds support for his bid to unseat Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit, the Coachella Democrat seems to be banking on big interest — and big investments — from tribal leaders.
U.S. Army Air Corps veteran George Ditzhazy — a B-24 bomber pilot who flew 50 combat missions over Europe during World War II — originally planned to fight on the ground, not in the clouds.
The career criminal whose participation in a notorious murder spurred California's so-called three strikes law has been arrested again.
In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The weekend is going to be an hour shorter than usual, thanks to the beginning of daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Sunday.
California has the most gun-restrictive laws in the country, but last month the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 'good cause' component to carry a concealed weapon in a San Diego County case.
Fire damaged an abandoned mobile home early today in Cabazon.
The two-day event continues Sunday outside Cathedral City's Civic Center. It's presented by Desert Radio Group and features 15 'ribbers' competing for $10,000.
Quebecers might again have an opportunity to vote for the independence from Canada of the mainly French-speaking province. Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois said an independence referendum is possible should her separatist party form a majority government in the April 7 provincial election.
Vancouver Canucks veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa wrapped things up rather succinctly after Thursday's 6-1 loss in Dallas. 'If this isn't rock bottom,' he said, 'then I don't know what is.'
The number of people with licenses to carry handguns in public varies among California’s 58 counties.
This 3D printer is just one of the impressive gizmos in the new robotics lab at Palm Desert Charter Middle School, a campus of about 1,300 students off Rutledge Way. The school held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the facility on Friday, but classes moved into the lab in January.
A state review has pointed out flaws with how Riverside County managed Indian casino money handed out to local communities. A report by the California State Auditor found the Riverside County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee awarded $298,000 to the Hemet Fire Department for a new fire engine without sufficient documentation and that some required financial disclosures were submitted late, incomplete or not at all.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is holding its fourth annual Cathedral City Walk to Cure Diabetes March 22, organizers said this week.
Not deterred by the other candidates' advantage in fundraising or endorsements, former state lawmaker Ray Haynes on Friday made an 11th-hour decision to enter the 36th Congressional District race. The conservative Republican from Murrieta will make it a three-way primary battle between incumbent U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Democrat, and state Assemblyman Brian Nestande, a Republican who has been on the campaign trail for nearly a year.
Imago Galleries held a viewing and reception Friday for the well-known artist Sherry Wolf, whose work has graced the walls of the White House and has been featured on runways and touted by high-end retailers as 'wearable artwork.'
The second annual Shorty's Rib Fest will be held in Cathedral City starting Saturday. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, near City Hall.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
A state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.
There’s just hours left before candidates have to file the paperwork for the June primary election.
Palm Springs police have opened Gene Autry Trail and Vista Chino after shutting them down early Friday because of strong winds.
A former Moreno Valley High School football team assistant, who's accused of soliciting girls for sex and possessing child pornography, pleaded not guilty this week to felony charges.
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