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Jury convicts woman of horse and dog animal abuse

February 18, 2020

RIVERSIDE, Calif – On Tuesday, February 11, a Riverside County jury, found a Perris area woman guilty of two counts of animal abuse by neglect involving a dog and a horse. Susan Violet Guillot (age 62) was convicted of two counts of Penal Code section 597(b) abusing animals by neglect, regarding her dog Karma and her horse Sweetie. MORE

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Snowboarding & Wax

Home Country
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February 15, 2020

SLIM RANDLESMarvin Pincus understands that times change, and he’s changed a lot, too. He’s a lot older now, of course, and it gives him more time to consider things, like snowboarding. There he was, the other day up on Parker’s Ridge, our fairly-close-to-being-local ski slope, resting his arms on the antique wooden ski poles he’s used since the Hoover Administration. MORE

Wild horse advocate says BLM round-up facility is failing horses

A Desert Independent Flashback

Special to The Desert Independent

Originally Published August 22, 2013 in DIGITAL JOURNAL

January 25, 2020

RENO, Nevada – Advocate Monika Courtney is tackling a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facility in Reno, NV., over its lack of shelter and basic care for rounded-up wild horses. Digital Journal spoke with Courtney and BLM's Debbie Collins on the convoluted issue. MORE

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Arrests made in chop shop break up

February 21, 2020 New

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, February 18 at about 10:04 AM, Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department, along with the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant in the 1900 block of Desoto Street. MORE

Woman breaks into car at Clarion – Arrested

February 15, 2020

BLYTHE, Calif – On Monday, February 10 at 9:37 PM, Blythe Police Dispatch received a 911 call from a victim reporting that his vehicle had just been burglarized at the Clarion Inn Motel at 900 W. Hobsonway. Blythe Police Officers arrived within minutes of the call and learned that several items had been stolen from the interior of the victim’s vehicle by a female wearing a red sweater. MORE

Possession of a stolen vehicle

February 15, 2020

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Tuesday, February 11 at 1:28 PM, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Morongo Basin Station received information about a stolen vehicle that was located at a residence in the 73000 block of Crestview Drive in Twentynine Palms. MORE

Arrest for felon in possession of firearms

February 15, 2020

NEEDLES, Calif – On Monday, February 10 at about 1:49 PM, a deputy the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station conducted a vehicle check on a gray Chrysler 300 at the intersection of the Cibola Street and A Street in Needles. While approaching the vehicle he observed an American Indian male, who he recognized as Richard Twobulls (age 25 of Needles) that he knew to have a felony no bail warrant for a parole violation. MORE

Man arrested after shooting his brother during an argument

January 31, 2020

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Sunday, January 26 at 10:03 am, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Morongo Basin Station, responded to the 5300 Block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms after getting a report of a shooting. MORE

Murder charges filed against man in crash that killed three teen boys

January 31, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – On Thursday, January 23 the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged a Corona area man with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the weekend crash that killed three 16-year-old boys and injured three other teens. MORE

Nursing Home Care – A National Issue

Guest Opinion

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE, Syndicated Columnist
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February 21, 2020 New

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTEAbout 1.5 million American seniors now live in nursing homes. Seventy percent (70%) of them rely on Medicaid to pay the bill, which means they are low-income or have otherwise spent down their assets.

My mother spent the last few months of her life in a nursing home. My first wife died in a nursing home. My wife's mother spent a lot of time in nursing homes. Today, I have elderly friends in nursing homes who I try to occasionally go and see. It's the same old story. I continue to see a multitude of lonely, forgotten people who have been warehoused in facilities until they breathe their last breath. MORE

Don’t become a victim of fraud

February 15, 2020

NEEDLES, Calif – Needles Police and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to provide information to our residents to help prevent them from falling victim to recent crimes. Needles Police and Sheriff’s Department have investigated incidents involving residents being scammed by an unknown person calling on the telephone. MORE

Arrest for attempted robbery after he threatened the victim with a knife

January 31, 2020

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, January 28 at 7:24 pm, the victim was walking along West Broadway Street near J Street when he was confronted by a male subject, later identified as Derek Wells (age 41 of Needles), who demanded he hand over his money. MORE


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