Shane Newell, The Desert Sun

Shane Newell

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Shane:

Major upgrades coming to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway's mountain station

Over the next two years, crews will renovate and upgrade the station's restaurants, bars, museum, theater, restrooms and infrastructure. → Read More

Palm Springs hit 117 degrees on Wednesday, tying record for hottest Aug. 14 since 1922

An excessive heat warning will remain in effect through 9 p.m. Thursday, with expected high temperatures between 112 and 118 degrees for the Coachella Valley. → Read More

No injuries reported after Cal Fire responds to two-story apartment fire in Palm Desert

The fire was reported around 6 p.m. Tuesday on the 72000 block of Fred Waring Drive. One dog was rescued. → Read More

Border Patrol seizes nearly 3 pounds of heroin, fentanyl at immigration checkpoint near Salton City

The heroin and fentanyl combined had an estimated street value of $43,600, agents said. → Read More

Palm Springs police say officer-involved shooting has occurred near Ramon Road and South Palm Canyon Drive

The roads in the area are closed for an investigation and police suggest using other routes. → Read More

Palm Springs 1-day itinerary: Here are the best things to do in a short visit

Got only a day to explore in Palm Springs? That's enough time to do these seven things. → Read More

Mike Tyson's weed-friendly music fest, with convention, returns to Desert Hot Springs in October

The Kind Showcase is being billed as a music festival and cannabis convention. It will be held from Oct. 10-12. → Read More

'I want people to enjoy it': Desert Hot Springs 'yarn bomber' shares fiber art with community

Stephanie Buriel typically spends 40 to 50 hours making "yarn bombs" that she displays on fences throughout the city. → Read More

Thermal man arrested in DUI incident after deputies find him parked in driveway

When deputies spoke with the man about a suspected burglary, he became combative and a struggle ensued, the sheriff's department said. → Read More

Three men arrested in Coachella on drug charges; authorities seize pot, meth

The arrests occurred around 11:30 a.m. Friday after the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served a search warrant in Coachella. → Read More

Cathedral City man fatally shoots himself in pickup truck near neighborhood park

The incident occurred near Panorama Park after police responded to a call about a man possibly threatening suicide. → Read More

5 hurt, 3 seriously in Coachella traffic collision

The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the southbound lanes of Highway 86 south of Avenue 52, Cal Fire said. → Read More

Palm Springs settles with former Wessman company, gets 120 acres, keeps downtown plan moving

Councilman J.R. Roberts referred to the settlement as an "historic moment for our city." → Read More

Thunderstorm brings down power lines, trees in Thermal

The damaged power poles and lines are near Avenue 64 and Jackson Street, and on Tyler Street between Avenue 62 and 66, according to Cal Fire. → Read More

Indio police arrest Santa Maria man on suspicion of rape at hotel

The 27-year-old suspect is free on $55,000 bail and is expected to appear in court on Sept. 18, according to jail records. → Read More

Five things we saw at Rancho Mirage's Apollo 11 moon landing celebration

Dozens attended Saturday's Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. → Read More

Palm Springs conservationists hope to raise $1 million to preserve Oswit Canyon

If the group raises $1 million by December, they will purchase the land and preserve it as open space. → Read More

Palm Springs admits palm trees mistakenly removed during Indian Canyon road project

The trees were removed while crews worked on the Indian Canyon two-way conversion project near downtown Palm Springs. → Read More

Firefighters respond to fire involving tanker truck and tamarisk trees in Coachella

The incident was reported Saturday afternoon near Grapefruit Boulevard and Avenue 54, according to Cal Fire. It was put out a few hours after. → Read More

A Yucca Valley woman was sitting naked on her porch. Then she hit a deputy, sheriff's office says

The incident took place Friday morning about 12 miles from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. → Read More