Desert Sun

1,500 tested for TB at Southern California school

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,500 staff and students at a Southern California high school were tested for tuberculosis after one student was diagnosed with the bacterial infection last month, health officials said Friday. […]

12/20/2013

desert tortoise

Large tortoise hit and killed on I-10

WHITEWATER, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a tortoise weighing an estimated 150 pounds was killed as it tried to cross a Southern California freeway. The Desert Sun reports that the tortoise was […]

10/14/2013

Michael Boatwright, who refers to himself as Johan Ek, a 61-year-old Florida man who awoke with no memory of his past speaking only Swedish and no English, in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Jay Calderon)

Man found in California motel awakens with amnesia

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Doctors are looking into the mystery of a Florida man who awoke speaking only Swedish, with no memory of his past, after he was found unconscious four months ago at […]

07/16/2013

(AP Photo)

Possible human remains found at missing boy’s home

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found possible human remains Wednesday at the Southern California desert home of an 11-year-old autistic boy who vanished over the weekend. Investigators served a search warrant before dawn […]

07/10/2013

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