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Jennifer Franco

Jennifer Franco is the weekend anchor/weekday reporter for KESQ News Channel 3

Riverside County officials accused of offering hush money to sexual assault victims

Riverside County officials are accused of bribing sexual assault victims in exchange for their silence.  According to court documents filed in Riverside County on Monday by attorneys representing two women, the victims were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse, harassment, and intimidation by Christian Phillip Heidecker between March and April of 2023, during which Heidecker was

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One month after Tropical Storm Hilary: Checking in with residents on where recovery efforts stand

It’s been exactly one month since Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in Southern California, bringing record rainfall and devastating flooding to the Coachella Valley. Communities from Desert Hot Springs to Mecca and Thermal all experienced severe weather and the aftermath that followed, which varied from neighborhood to neighborhood. Residents in the Panorama neighborhood of Cathedral

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“They haven’t been forgotten about,” local business owner donates meals to storm victims

Residents continue clean-up efforts in the Panorama neighborhood of Cathedral City following Tropical Storm Hilary, and other members of the community continue to show their support for those in need. Today, Mar-Vet Fire Protection donated a Spaghetti lunch with all the trimmings to residents and workers as a token of their appreciation and support. “I

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Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert set to reopen March 25, 2024

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert (CDMoD) announced today that March 25, 2024 will be the long-anticipated date to reopen the museum, shuttered since the beginning of the  pandemic. D uring the closure of the beloved community facility, the CDMoD Board of Directors initiated a program to prioritize steps for the future of the organization which included a

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La Quinta council delays proposed 252-unit apartment complex as it seeks changes to plan

Update 8/1/23 11:05 PM The La Quinta City Council voted 4-0 to delay the proposed apartment development. This comes after a meeting with several hours of public comment. The developer will work with the planning commission on a revised build plan. The biggest change that councilmembers requested was eliminating three-story buildings from the proposed plan.

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