Keith Kohn, The Desert Sun

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Past articles by Keith:

Third bank in just over week robbed, second in Palm Desert

The Pacific Premier Bank at Fred Waring Drive and Washington Street in Palm Desert was robbed Monday afternoon. → Read More

Power outage affects 167 customers in La Quinta. IID has workers at site

The outage affecting 167 customers affected areas from Jefferson Street south to 59th Avenue and Mountainview Road east to Calhoun Street. → Read More

Vegetation fire in Joshua Tree holds at 5 acres and threat to structure 'mitigated'

Firefighters reported the blaze had stopped its spread and the threat to a structure was "mitigated." → Read More

Lightning injures two at Beaumont middle school, fire officials say

Two people were examined when firefighters arrived at Mountain View Middle School, 200 Cougar Way, Beaumont. → Read More

3-month-old emaciated coyote pup rescued last week dies after treatment begins

The puppy, a male possibly 3 months old, was brought in last Friday dehydrated and underweight and was given fluids intravenously. → Read More

Gusts could hit 65 mph as more 'disturbances' move in with high winds, forecasters say

Affected are the mountains of Riverside and San Bernardino counties and the the Coachella Valley, San Gorgonio Pass and areas of the high desert. → Read More

Deputies in La Quinta to strictly enforce safety laws like seat belts, car seats starting Monday

Additional officers will be on patrol looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckled up, including children who should be in safety seats. → Read More

Fire reported at Palm Springs mobile-home park

The fire was reported in the 700 block of Scenic View Drive. → Read More

Palm Desert deputy falls ill, flown to UCLA. Deputy Jonathan Cosby improves over weekend

Deputy Jonathan Cosby suffered “an extremely serious medical event” but was recovering over the weekend at UCLA, sheriff's and union officials say. → Read More

Indian Canyon Drive reopens days after sand again forced a shutdown

Indian Canyon Drive between Interstate 10 and Tramview Road in Palm Springs has been reopened after being shut down by blowing sand on Saturday morning. → Read More

Hiker rescued after 'moderate' injury on trail in northern Desert Hot Springs

Cal Fire reported that rescuers were called to Santa Cruz Road at Casa Grande Drive in northern Desert Hot Springs to help the hiker. → Read More

Former nurse convicted of stabbing ex-girlfriend and another woman with screwdriver

Erick Maciel faces 36 years to life in prison, according to District Attorney's office. He'll be sentenced in June. → Read More

Palm Springs' longest cold snap ends, lasts 100 days. Will it stay warm?

Thursday's high temperature in Palm Springs reached 80 degrees, the National Weather Service said, breaking a string of cooler days that began Nov. 20. → Read More

Thousand Palms man in scuffle at Palm Springs Black History Parade faces hate-crime charge

A Thousand Palms man was arrested on Saturday at the Palm Springs Black History Parade and faces, among others, hate-crime and assault charges. → Read More

Only a few ways in and out of Palm Springs after rain; tram remains closed

Most roads closed Thursday remained closed into Friday morning. → Read More

Heavy rain brings flooding to valley: A list of closed roads, canceled events

Due to the massive amount of rainfall, Palm Springs has already experienced one of its 10 wettest days on record. → Read More

Wayward burro freed of orange cone on hoof through officer's stealth ... and a tranquilizer dart

Successfully removing the cone came after several failed attempts. → Read More

Weekend rainfall expected, but burn zones won't experience debris flows, county predicts

"At this time, debris flows are not anticipated," a county statement posted on Twitter said. → Read More

Death of child, 4, is first in Riverside County due to flu; doctors urge getting shots

It was the first pediatric flu-related death of the 2018-19 flu season in the county. There were two other pediatric flu deaths statewide this season. → Read More

Gun buyback in Cathedral City nets 50 weapons. It ended early because 'we ran out of money'

More than 50 handguns and rifles were turned in on Saturday during a gun buyback in which the firearms were traded for merchant gift cards → Read More