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City of Indio says its 911 emergency number remains down, offers backup number to call

A 911 service outage continued Tuesday morning in the City of Indio as residents were being urged to call a backup number to receive emergency assistance. Indio Police told KESQ News Channel 3 Monday evening its emergency calls were being rerouted to the City of Palm Springs 911 emergency dispatch center, then being redirected to Indio’s dispatch center

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Man suspected in DHS shooting re-enters not guilty plea to attempted murder

A 23-year-old man accused of shooting another man with an assault rifle in Desert Hot Springs re-entered a not-guilty plea today to attempted murder. Manual Rivera-Villa of Desert Hot Springs also denied sentence-enhancing allegations of causing great bodily injury and discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury, according to court records.   He initially pleaded not

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Man suspected of toppling sculpture at the Tolerance Education Center pleads guilty to attempted grand theft

A 46-year-old Thousand Palms man arrested in connection with a Holocaust survivor sculpture being toppled at the Tolerance Education Center in Rancho Mirage pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft. Caleb William Wilcox was arrested on Nov. 24 in connection with the incident. He remained in custody at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on

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Sculpture of Holocaust survivor at the Tolerance Education Center toppled, suspect arrested

The Tolerance Education Center, located in Rancho Mirage, is speaking out about an incident of vandalism that occurred this month. According to the Tolerance Education Center, a bronze sculpture depicting the center’s founder Earl Greif, was “toppled and damaged” on November 19. Representatives of the center believe that the sculpture, which sheds light on the

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Local murder convict accused in killing of inmate at California max-security lockup, officials say

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — An inmate at a California maximum-security prison died Wednesday after being stabbed several times by two other prisoners, including a local murder convict, authorities said. David Moreno, 38, was attacked shortly before 9 a.m. at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, according to a statement from the state Department of Corrections

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