Marie McCain, The Desert Sun

Marie McCain

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Past articles by Marie:

3.3-magnitude quake strikes near Cabazon; no damage reported

The quake struck at 5:33 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. → Read More

Protecting tradition: COVID-19 cancels annual Virgen de Guadalupe march, not the reverence of the faithful

The local procession is considered the longest such pilgrimage in the country. → Read More

Woman charged in DUI crash that killed 'Black-ish' producer's 2 kids on Highway 62 in 2019

Members of the California Highway Patrol served an arrest warrant on Nicole Rachel Packer at her residence on Wednesday → Read More

3-5 acre brush fire prompts lane closure along Highway 86 in Coachella

The California Highway Patrol received a report from motorists in the area of burning brush, shortly after 3:15 p.m Thursday. → Read More

3 men arrested on suspicion of murder in Audrey Moran, Jonathan Reynoso missing persons case, authorities say

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of killing a Coachella Valley couple who has been missing for more than three years, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced Saturday. → Read More

Coronavirus in California: Yes, a few people are calling 911 to report coughing neighbors

Coachella Valley law enforcement take precautions, try to control transmission of COVID-19. → Read More

Riverside Sheriff's investigation ongoing in Rancho Mirage; public advised to avoid area

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the 71-500 block of Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage. The public was asked to avoid the area. → Read More

Two quakes — 4.6 and 2.9 — rattle Barstow, felt in Coachella Valley

Two quakes -- 4.6 and 2.9 -- rattle Barstow, felt in Coachella Valley → Read More

Wind advisory in the Coachella Valley starts Thursday night; MLK Day good one for a parade

Meteorologists predict winds out of the west at 20 to 30 mph with gusts as strong as 55 mph. → Read More

High winds expected in the Coachella Valley this weekend, next week

Issued at 1 p.m. Friday, the watch takes effect Sunday evening and will last through Tuesday morning. → Read More

Palm Springs 'police activity' downtown, people urged to avoid the area

According to a tweet from the Palm Springs Police Department shortly after 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, police are along Tahquitz Canyon Way between Belardo and North Palm Canyon Drive. → Read More

4 missing children found safe, Palm Springs police say

Described as at-risk, the children ages, 13, 9, 8 and 6, were reported missing shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. → Read More

7.1-magnitude earthquake felt in Palm Springs

Shortly before 8:20 p.m. Friday, a day after a 6.4 magnitude temblor rattled Ridgecrest, a 7.1 magnitude quake again shook the Kern County town, and was felt across Southern California. Read or Share this story: → Read More

1 dead, 3 seriously injured in Desert Center crash along Interstate 10

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident involved a single-vehicle rollover with a "possible ejection." → Read More

It's a bit windy in the Coachella Valley, but cooler. Enjoy!

OK, so you've probably already used your air conditioning as a result of our recent foray into the triple digits. → Read More

Corona: 1 dead at least 2 others injured in Costco shooting; suspected shooter detained

The incident took place Friday evening at a Costco on McKinley Street near the 91 Freeway. → Read More

Vegetation fire burning in Thermal, again

For the third time this month vegetation in Thermal has caught fire. → Read More

Evacuations underway in Thermal after second wildfire sparks

About 100 mobile homes at the Oasis Mobile Home Park, threatened by a growing wildfire, are being evacuated Tuesday afternoon in Thermal. → Read More

5.5M quake strikes near Searles Valley in San Bernardino County

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has been reported. → Read More

Brush fire in North Palm Springs scorches 22 acres; blaze under control

It started near Indian Canyon Drive and Dillon Road shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday. → Read More