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Jake Ingrassia

Joining News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 as a reporter, Jake is excited to be launching his broadcasting career here in the desert. Learn more about Jake here.

Palm Springs secures more than $4 million to combat organized retail crime

In a landmark development, Governor Newsom unveiled today the largest-ever single investment to combat organized retail crime, with over $267 million allocated to law enforcement agencies across the state. Palm Springs emerged as a significant beneficiary of this financial injection, receiving about $4.5 million to tackle the rising tide of retail theft within the city.

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Palm Springs evaluates storm cleanup hurdles: sand disposal and delayed services

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary, Palm Springs officials are assessing the storm’s impacts on trash collection and disposal services. From sandbag disposal challenges to street blockages caused by sand dumping, the city is determined to learn valuable lessons for the next storm. The storm brought heavy rainfall, prompting the distribution of 75,000 sandbags

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Jury deliberations begin in Riverside County’s first fentanyl-related murder trial

Jury deliberations got underway today in the trial of a convicted felon accused of providing a fatal dose of fentanyl to a Temecula woman, in Riverside County’s first fentanyl murder case to go before a jury.  Vicente David Romero, 34, is charged with murder, possession of controlled substances while armed, being a felon in possession

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Cathedral City councilmember defends integrity amid scrutiny over repaving project

A Cathedral City council member is defending his actions and integrity after concerns were raised over a repaving project located just beside his restaurant. Councilmember Ernesto Gutierrez’s restaurant, Tortillas, sits adjacent to the alleyway in question near Ramon Road and Cathedral Canyon Drive, where the council approved a $128,012.50 repaving project. Gutierrez adamantly denies any

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Hilary’s aftermath: Indian Canyon could be closed for months, officials push state for bridge funding

The aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary continues to grip the region as a vital Palm Springs artery could remain closed for months. Officials said Indian Canyon Drive, which has extensive damage due to extreme flooding underneath several feet of mud, could take until late October to repair and reopen. The severity of the situation has

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Mudslides and rescues in Cathedral City: Hurricane Hilary leaves a trail of destruction

The aftermath of Hurricane Hilary has left Cathedral City reeling from the impact of serious storm damage and widespread flooding. Some neighborhoods were hit hard, with dozens of homes damaged and a flow of water and mud surrounding residential areas and covering roadways. “It’s just been absolutely chaotic these past couple of days,” said resident

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Riverside County braces for impending storm: residents urged to prepare

Riverside County officials are ramping up efforts to ensure the safety of residents as approaching tropical storm Hilary threatens the Coachella Valley this weekend. The county’s emergency operation center in Indio is on standby, with crews closely monitoring the storm’s progress and ready to dispatch resources if the situation demands. “What we’re looking at is

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State-of-the-art upgrade: Indio approves funding for dispatch center in new public safety campus

The city of Indio is making significant strides towards enhancing its public safety infrastructure with the upcoming completion of the new Public Safety Campus. Officials have announced that the project is not only moving ahead of schedule but is also set to bring a major transformation to the city’s emergency response capabilities. The current police

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Cathedral City councilmember’s restaurant connection sparks concern over repaving project

New developments surrounding a repaving project in Cathedral City have prompted inquiries into the process and transparency of the decision-making. The project, which was greenlit by the city council, has sparked concerns due to its proximity to a councilmember’s business. The public alleyway near Ramon Road and Cathedral Canyon Drive was earmarked for a $128,012.50

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City of Palm Springs proclaims “Splash House Day” for 10th year anniversary

Music enthusiasts and festival-goers this weekend will mark a decade of the sun-soaked dance music extravaganza Splash House. Palm Springs city council officially declared August 11, 2023 as “Splash House Day,” commemorating the 10th anniversary of the iconic dance music festival. The proclamation ceremony took place Friday at the Renaissance hotel, ringing in the weekend

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