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  • Former mayor Steve Pougnet surrenders to authorities
    <![CDATA[Former Palm Springs mayor Steve Pougnet has surrendered to authorities in Riverside following charges filed by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office over public corruption charges in Palm Springs in September, 2015.KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 was in Riverside as Pougnet surrendered to police. We'll have updates... Read more »
  • OSU-Cascades lays out expansion options
    <![CDATA[(Update: Adding link to meeting materials)OSU-Cascades discussed long-range expansion plans at a public meeting Tuesday evening. The school is seeking public feedback on two different footprint options, but on Tuesday, focused on only the larger of the two. The university hopes to expand beyond the current 10-acre campus site. The... Read more »
  • Felon in possession of a firearm arrested in Coachella
    <![CDATA[Early Wednesday around 1:30 a.m., a Coachella Police Officer was conducting a proactive patrol in the area of Genoa Street in Coachella. The officer saw a suspicious person, wearing all dark clothing, standing next to a car parked on the driveway of a home. When the officer tried... Read more »
  • Boy hospitalized after being found at bottom of Palm Desert pool
    <![CDATA[A young boy was expected to survive after family members found him at the bottom of a pool at a Palm Desert home Tuesday.County fire crews responded at 2:26 p.m. to a home in the 76000 block of Florida Avenue, said April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. ... Read more »
  • Powerball Jackpot worth estimated $403 million
    <![CDATA[The Powerball Jackpot is currently worth an estimated $403 million dollars. The last drawing was Saturday, but there were no winning tickets. The lump sum payment, after taxes, is nearly $244 million dollars.California Lottery says so far there are 185,641 tickets sold for today's drawing. So you might want to... Read more »
  • Oxnard man accused of trying to rundown a Ventura police officer
    <![CDATA[An Oxnard man accused of trying to rundown a police officer faces felony assault charges. It happened during a routine traffic stop on Monday afternoon. Police report the Ventura officer was standing by the driver's side window of a vehicle when a car drove by with the driver yelling profanities... Read more »
  • EPCSO: Man arrested for death of baby
    <![CDATA[A man from the far eastside of El Paso county is charged with Capital Murder after the death of a baby girl.Deputies say the incident began Monday when a female infant from the 13,000 block of Allemande Road was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Allemande Road is on... Read more »
  • Closing reception held for "Exposed" photography exhibit at Jewish Community Center in Santa Barbara
    <![CDATA[A closing reception took place on Tuesday night for a photography exhibit at the Jewish Community Center in Santa Barbara.Curator Lynn Holley said the show entitled "Exposed" included 101 black and white and color photographs.The photographs of all sizes lined the hallways and filling the gallery."Exposed" had an open theme.... Read more »
  • Julia Brownley hosts health care town hall in Camarillo
    <![CDATA[Hundreds of people packed a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Julia Brownley on Tuesday night at the Camarillo Library.The hot topic was health care.Brownley invited a panel of health care professionals to talked about health care needs and the Affordable Care Act.Many people are anxious about President Trump's campaign... Read more »
  • Rallies continue before Congress takes on Planned Parenthood funding issue
    <![CDATA[Several hundred Planned Parenthood supporters filled the muddy Sunken Gardens at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. Jenna Tosh, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood's central coast region, called it part of "Fight back February.Tosh said Congress could vote on funding as early as next week. ... Read more »
  • Santa Maria City Council votes for district-based elections
    <![CDATA[Emotions ran high at Tuesday night's Santa Maria City Council meeting amid a controversial decision over how the city elects the Mayor and the City Council.The City of Santa Maria was facing a costly lawsuit under the California Voting Rights Act if it failed to change its current election system... Read more »
  • Suspect dies following SWAT standoff in Indio
    <![CDATA[A domestic violence suspect barricaded himself inside an Indio home last Thursday, prompting a nearly six-hour standoff that ended with the man's hospitalization from a self-inflicted wound. About six days after the incident occurred, KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 learned the man died the very next... Read more »
  • Deputies search for hit & run driver who struck girl on bicycle
    <![CDATA[A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized Tuesday with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run SUV driver while she was biking in Bermuda Dunes.The collision was reported at 42098 Washington Street at about 12:45 p.m. Deputies are searching the area for the suspect's vehicle.According to California Highway Patrol Officer Mike... Read more »
  • One person shot in Indio
    <![CDATA[One person is in the hospital after being shot in Indio.Indio police are still investigating where the shooting happened but they are investigating leads at a home on the 82-000 block of Tahquitz Ave, near Miles Ave.Neighbors in the area told KESQ & CBS Local 2's Joe Galli that they... Read more »
  • New details in the murder of PDHS math teacher Jill Grant
    <![CDATA[ In days the family of murdered teacher Jill grant will get what they've been asking for the last three years, a trial for the man accused in her death. KESQ News Channel / CBS Local 2 dug into newly filed documents and discovered despite his "not guilty plea"... Read more »
  • Bend's S. Third Street sidewalk project to resume
    <![CDATA[Construction of Bend's South Third Street sidewalks project is set to resume at the end of February, city officials said Tuesday..This past fall, the city of Bend work on South Third Street between Wilson Avenue and Powers Road to enhance accessibility for everyone and to improve Bend's overall transportation... Read more »
  • Mixed reaction follows President Trump's remarks condemning anti-Semitism
    <![CDATA[Members of the Jewish community are keeping track of anti-Semitism nationwide.There have been at least 57 bomb threats at Jewish community centers in 27 states including San Diego and Long Beach, California.They are also upset by the destruction of more than 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis.... Read more »
  • Crews filling sinkholes at former Tumalo mine site
    <![CDATA[ (Update: Works begins to fill sinkholes) Work was underway Tuesday to fill dozens of sinkholes on a popular Tumalo recreation site where winter weather has created some dangerous conditions and closures at the former pumice mine.. The 540-acre parcel that's a popular hiking and dog-walking spot for neighbors developed... Read more »
  • Spokane man jailed in Hwy. 26 crash that killed 3, injured 4
    <![CDATA[ A 31-year-old Spokane man was arraigned Tuesday in The Dalles on three counts of second-degree manslaughter, reckless driving and other charges in a Dec. 26 crash on U.S. Highway 26 northwest of Warm Springs that killed three people and injured four others, authorities said. Nathan James Verhaeghe... Read more »
  • DSUSD names new Superintendent of Schools
    <![CDATA[Board of Education of Desert Sands Unified School District has appointed a new Superintendent of Schools.Scott Bailey was appointed to the position in a unanimous vote at a board meeting on Tuesday, after an extensive, nationwide search."I am both humbled and honored to be joining the Desert Sands Unified School... Read more »
  • Prineville man arrested in online luring of teen, sex assault
    <![CDATA[ A 43-year-old Prineville man was arrested by Bend police at his home Tuesday on 75 luring and sex abuse counts, accused of going online and arranging a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old juvenile at a Bend hotel last month, police said. Bend police officers and detectives learned... Read more »
  • SISD to build a new elementary school in Pebble Hills area; potential need for 3 more in 5 years
    <![CDATA[While some Borderland school districts are seeing a decrease in enrollment, the Socorro Independent School District is adding hundreds of students every year. Thomas Eyeington, the district's chief operations officer, said the district plans on building a new elementary school with leftover funds from a $297 million bond measure that was... Read more »