• NBCares Silver Linings: United Lift

    Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic, is still affecting many people in not only the Coachella Valley, but around the world. This results in a big impact on the local economy and livelihoods of many residents in the valley. Lift to Rise, an organization that assists with housing needs, and United Way of the Desert say help […]

  • Thermal Mobile Home Bursts Into Flames

    A mobile home in Thermal burst into flames Friday, engulfing the structure before firefighters could get there. The blaze was reported at 3:40 p.m. in the 88000 block of Avenue 57, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the scene with seven engines and found a single-wide mobile home engulfed in flames […]

  • Desert Sands Students Return to Fully In-Person Instruction Emotions Run High at School Board Meeting

    Fully in-person instruction began Wednesday for the Desert Sands Unified School District, with students and faculty required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. The school district welcomed back its nearly 27,000 students to newly adjusted COVID-19 protocols. Superintendent Scott Bailey stated in a letter Aug. 9 that the district will be following guidelines […]

  • Fire at Mecca Mobile Home Knocked Down in 43 Minutes

    Firefighters needed 43 minutes early today to extinguish a mobile-home blaze in Mecca. Crews responded at 3:28 a.m. to the 74000 block of Desertaire Drive, where they found a ”well-involved” fire, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. No injuries were reported, and the cause was under investigation. No other details were immediately available.  

  • Trial Underway For Felon Accused of Killing Thermal Woman

    A Thermal woman lived in fear of her boyfriend’s son and tried to protect herself by various means, including hiding potentially dangerous weapons and barricading herself in her bedroom, before the ex-con stabbed her dozens of times, a prosecutor alleged Monday in the defendant’s murder trial. Raul Alcantar Sanchez Jr., now 41, is charged with […]

  • Desert Sands Students Return To Fully In-Person Instruction Next Week

    Fully in-person instruction will begin next week for the Desert Sands Unified School District, with students and faculty required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, the district said in a letter posted on social media Tuesday. The school district will be welcoming back its nearly 27,000 students on Aug. 18 to newly adjusted […]

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