Shane Newell, The Desert Sun

Shane Newell

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Shane:

Palm Springs police investigating after shots strike occupied vehicle; no injuries reported

A vehicle containing four people was struck by gunfire after it left a gas station on the north end of Palm Springs, officials said. No one was injured. → Read More

Sheriff's department investigates possible shooting in Coachella

Deputies responded around 7:30 p.m. to the possible shooting near Avenue 50 and Calhoun Street, according to the sheriff's department. → Read More

One injured in deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley, authorities say

The female suspect is expected to survive after the shooting that occurred in the 1400 block of Avalon Avenue, authorities said. → Read More

Coachella Valley Unified officials, teachers union negotiating whether teachers can teach from home

One item that had not been resolved as of Wednesday afternoon was whether Coachella Valley Unified teachers would be able to teach online from home. → Read More

Apple Fire update: Fire lines built overnight as airdrops resume; 20,500 acres scorched; 7,800 ordered to evacuate

The massive blaze, which began Friday evening as two smaller fires that eventually merged, has continued to grow — fed by low humidity, a slight breeze, thick vegetation and triple-digit temperatures. → Read More

Indio police arrest outstanding murder suspect tied to fatal shooting

Robert Ruiz was identified last month when police said a man in his 20s was fatally shot in the 81-500 block of Armata Street. → Read More

Fire alongside Highway 60 near Beaumont burns 104 acres; one lane closed

More than 130 firefighters and four air tankers are battling the blaze near Jack Rabbit Trail. The fire was 20% contained as of 3 p.m. → Read More

Palm Springs residents asked to shelter-in-place following rollover vehicle crash

Police made the request on Twitter after two people fled from the 9:30 p.m. crash. Additional details not immediately available. → Read More

Man found inside burning car in Thermal identified as 23-year-old Mecca resident

The Riverside County Coroner's Bureau confirmed Luis Pinedo's identity through dental records, authorities said. → Read More

Desert Hot Springs police looking for missing 71-year-old man

Arthur Costa Molina was last seen Monday in Desert Hot Springs. He left his home in a white 2005 Chevy Impala, police said. → Read More

Palm Springs council extends eviction moratorium; county health officer discusses COVID-19

The meeting lasted nearly seven hours and also featured discussions on last week's listening session on racism and discrimination. → Read More

Cathedral City declares fiscal emergency, discusses surge of illegal fireworks over July 4

Police handled hundreds of calls about pyrotechnics from July 1-5. The council also voted to move its meeting times to 5:30 p.m. → Read More

Crews repair gas leak in Indio neighborhood that prompted evacuations

Approximately 10 to 20 homes had been evacuated as a precaution, Cal Fire said. → Read More

Local business owner Evan Trubee sets sights on Palm Desert council seat

Evan Trubee is — so far — the only candidate other than incumbents to pull nomination papers. → Read More

Coachella Valley Unified to begin school year with distance learning

The Palm Springs Unified and Desert Sands Unified boards voted last week to begin the school year with distance learning as well. → Read More

About 100 gather at rally in Palm Desert to support police, recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

"We're a pro-American, pro-police rally and a recall Gov. Newsom signing party and pot luck with patriots," one person said of the event. → Read More

Palm Springs will host online listening session on policing, racism, discrimination

The listening session will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday via Zoom. Residents will also be able to provide live public comment. → Read More

2 arrested in Desert Hot Springs attempted murder case, officials say

The arrests came nearly a week after authorities July 8 found a man who had been shot in the 68100 block of Calle Las Tiendas, authorities said. → Read More

Sheriff's deputies investigate Thermal barricade situation involving one man

A man refused to exit a home in the 88700 block of Avenue 58 in Thermal Tuesday night, authorities said. → Read More

Desert Hot Springs police investigate shooting that left one man injured

The incident was reported around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 68100 block of Calle Las Tiendas. → Read More