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U.S. Citizens Arrested, Smuggling Mexican Nationals in Car Trunk

October 22, 2016 New

YUMA, Arizona – On Wednesday, October 19, a Border Patrol canine team at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8, east of Yuma, alerted agents to a vehicle occupied by a man and woman, both U.S. citizens. Agents referred the couple for a secondary inspection of their vehicle and found two Mexican nationals hiding in the trunk. Both were illegally present in the United States. MORE

Vehicles Flee Checkpoint, Caught Later with Marijuana, Guns

October 20, 2016

BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday, October 18, Border Patrol agents working at a checkpoint seized more than $76,000 in marijuana and three weapons during separate incidents yesterday, two of which involved vehicle pursuits. MORE

Landmark Appellate Court Decision Stops BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout

BLM Violated Federal Laws

To The Desert Independent

October 14, 2016

DENVER, Colorado – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit today issued a landmark decision that stops the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from wiping out wild horses from over one million acres of public land in the Wyoming Checkerboard. The ruling holds that BLM violated two federal laws in its conduct of a 2014 wild horse roundup that removed over 1,263 wild horses from the area, and means that the agency’s plan to round up 500 more horses from the Checkerboard beginning on October 18 is also illegal. MORE

Family Messages Can Save Teen Drivers

October 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 16-22, which provides an excellent opportunity for families to have lifesaving conversations with their teen drivers. MORE

El Centro / La Mesa

Seven Juveniles Arrested for Residential Burglary

October 23, 2016 New

NEEDLES, Calif – On Friday, October 21, a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station received information regarding a residential burglary in the 1700 Block of Collins Street. Investigation revealed that on Tuesday, October 18, seven juveniles forced entry into the residence and removed numerous items. MORE

Prospective Students Invited to Open House at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus

Saturday, Oct. 29

PALM DESERT, Calif – Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus invites prospective undergraduate students and others interested in learning about the undergraduate admissions process to an Open House in its Oliphant Auditorium, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. MORE

Imperial County Sample Ballot Booklets and Vote by Mail Ballots Delayed

October 18, 2016

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif – Debbie Porter, Registrar of Voters, wishes to inform all registered voters of Imperial County that they should expect to receive their sample ballot booklets and vote by mail ballots by Friday, October 21. MORE

Riverside County Sheriff Increases Protection of Deputies

October 15, 2016

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – As a result of shooting incidents on our nation’s law enforcement officers, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff authorized a number of changes within the Department to better protect members in responding to incidents in its field operations. MORE

Man Arrested for Holding Baby While Trashing Ex’s Car

October 15, 2016

NEEDLES, Calif – On Thursday, October 13, at 5:47 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station and the Needles Police Department were dispatched to a disturbance near the intersection of G Street and W. Broadway Street. Through an investigation, Matthew Kormes (age 22 of Needles) was found to be extremely intoxicated and under the influence of methamphetamine. MORE

Today's Green Minute with Jim Parks

CHP Encourages Teens and Parents to “Start Smart” and Stay Safe

October 22, 2016 New

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. The chance of a teen being involved in a collision is at a lifetime high within the first two years of driving. These odds are substantially reduced when high-risk driving behaviors are eliminated. The two-hour Start Smart class can help eliminate these behaviors by providing teens driver education, developed specifically to address high risk driving behaviors observed every day by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers. MORE

Agents Arrest 12, Seize Nearly $450K in Drugs

October 18, 2016

WELLTON, Arizona – Wellton Station agents took a dozen illegal aliens into custody and confiscated nearly 900 pounds of marijuana Friday morning worth almost $450,000. MORE

The IDZONE by John Moran


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Two Men Shot by Property Owner after Entering His Home

October 14, 2016

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Tuesday, October 11, at approximately 12:08 a.m., Sheriff Dispatch received a call of a shooting in the 72000 block of Indian Trail. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station responded to the scene and located Robert Ash Jr (age 29 of Twentynine Palms) and Norman Nelson (age 54 of Twentynine Palms) both suffering from multiple gun-shot wounds. MORE


Blythe City Council

Tue, Nov 8 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

PV School District

Board Meeting
Tues, Nov 15 at 6:00 p.m.
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

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