CA Man Christopher Jones ID’d As Bicyclist In Thursday Desert Hot Springs Fatal Hit-And-Run Vehicle Strike

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Jones, of Palm Springs, California, has been identified as the bicyclist in a fatal hit-and-run vehicle strike in Riverside County Thursday morning.

Chris Jones, 43, was killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday morning near Desert Hot Springs.

According to reports, Jones was operating a bicycle in the area of Two Bunch Palms Trail, when he was struck and killed by a Lexus IS250 at around 5:30 a.m.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Police are seeking a suspect operating a maroon, 2006-2009 Lexus IS250 similar to the one pictured below:

The vehicle was last seen driving westbound on Two Bunch Palms Trail towards Little Morongo Road.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident is asked to contact Officer James at (760) 329-6411 extension 351 or the Watch Commander, (760) 329-2904 Ext.302. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Riverside County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,189,641, making it the fourth-most populous county in California and the 10th-most populous in the United States – Wikipedia.

Fans Concerned After Willie Nelson Abruptly Leaves Stage, Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Willie Nelson fans attending his San Diego concert this weekend became concerned after the singer abruptly ended his show during the first song.

Nelson took the stage singing “Whiskey River,” but almost immediately began violenting coughing. The “On The Road Again” singer appeared to be experiencing breathing difficulties before he was whisked off stage by security.

According to concert attendants, say 84-year-old Nelson exited the stage in the midst of concert opener – and did not return.

Nelson’s publicist told the paper that the icon has either “a bad cold or the flu” and would be returning to Texas to recover.

The representative also confirmed that Nelson would be canceling the remainder of his shows scheduled for January. He was slated to perform in Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and Laughlin, Nevada.

An email explaining the cancellations from Ticketmaster says in part that “[u]nfortunately, due to illness, Willie Nelson’s performance concluded early.” Continue reading

Suspect IDENTIFIED In Palm Springs Double Cop Killing

Police have identified John Felix as the man suspected of fatally shooting two Palm Springs police officers and injuring another, officials announced today.

Felix, 26, is a resident of Palm Springs Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. The slain officers are Jose Gilbert Vega, a 35-year veteran and Lesley Zerebny, who had just returned to duty after giving birth four months ago.


Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes said a woman called police at about 12:18 p.m. on Saturday to report that her son was causing a disturbance in the 2700 block of Cypress Road. According to authorities, four officers arrived at the scene and Felix would not open the door to the home, threatening to shoot the officers. Continue reading

TWO COPS DEAD One Injured In Palm Springs Shootout

Two officers are dead after a shootout in Palm Springs, California. One officer was injured Saturday afternoon, according to the Palm Springs Police Officers Association.

A manhunt is said to be ongoing.


Authorities said the shooting happened near East Del Lago Road and North Cypress Road. A local station in the area, KESQ-TV, reports that the Desert Regional Medical Center is on lockdown. h/t abc7

No other information was immediately released.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen officers’ family and friends at this difficult time.

CA Woman Half Body Freckles Baffle Doctors

A California woman has baffled doctors because she has freckles only on the right side of her body. She appeared on a recent episode of The Doctors.

Samantha, 30, of Palm Springs, Ca., has a strange freckle pattern that according to experts may actually be a type of birthmark.

woman freckles half of body

During a segment of The Doctors, Samantha was diagnosed with Speckled Lentiginous Nevus which an expert said can be cured with laser treatment. Continue reading

Lindsay Lohan Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed

PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA – Wednesday November 17 2010. Lindsay Lohan is up bright and early to meet her transport to take her to the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage. The 24-year-old actress is undergoing a court-ordered stint in rehab in an attempt to cure her of her addictions. Miss Lohan is to stay within the center’s program until January 3.