Competency bench trial underway for accused Palm Springs cop killer

INDIO – Testimony will continue today to determine whether a 27-year-old ex-con charged with the ambush killings of two Palm Springs police officers is competent to stand trial even though his lawyers allege he is suffering from “traumatic amnesia,” leaving him with no memory of last fall’s shooting and preventing him from assisting in his […]

 Pedestrian Safety Campaign started in Coachella Valley to launch across Inland Empire

PALM SPRINGS – A pedestrian safety ad campaign in the Coachella Valley will be expanded to the greater Inland Empire to combat a growing trend of pedestrian fatalities and injury crashes, Caltrans announced today. The “Look Both Ways” campaign began last month with seven billboards along Interstate 10 and Coachella Valley roadways to address pedestrian-related […]

Man wanted for Palm Springs car theft arrested after officer-involved shooting in Laguna Beach

PALM SPRINGS – A wanted parolee spotted in a car stolen from Palm Springs was in custody today after allegedly trying to run over police officers in Laguna Beach, triggering a non-injury officer-involved shooting. Richard Lewis, 55, of Redlands, was arrested Sunday after allegedly stealing a car from Palm Springs and being spotted by police […]

PALM SPRINGS: Pedestrian death

PALM SPRINGS – The coroner today identified a 62-year-old man who was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in Palm Springs. The victim was hit at 9:37 p.m. Sunday while walking outside a crosswalk at Sunrise Way and Vista Chino, Palm Springs police said. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition […]

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