TERRY SMITH SEARCH: It’s not the ending you hope for in a missing-child case — human remains of a boy matching his description found in a shallow grave and an arrest on suspicion of murder. Kate McGinty has the latest on Menifee boy Terry Smith, a story that’s captured the attention of many in the desert and across the nation Wednesday.
HEMET HOMECOMING: The remains of Christopher MacKenzie returned to Hemet a day after a memorial service for him and the 18 other firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire.
NAMES IN THE NEWS: Rep. Raul Ruiz met with the president on immigration. “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck bid farewell to the show. Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty and Florida murder suspect George Zimmerman opted not to testify. Also, TMZ showed us Wednesday what Justin Bieber apparently thinks of Bill Clinton:
ACROSS THE U.S.: Researchers in Indiana found diet soda may not be as good for your health as you’d think. An Arizona woman returns to what’s left of her home after the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire. In Washington, D.C., “Star Wars” creator George Lucas got the National Medal of the Arts — and a hug — from President Barack Obama.
COMING UP: Read about a dustup over fencing (not the sport) and a property line in Palm Springs later Wednesday on MyDesert and/or join me at Big League Dreams in Cathedral City to cheer on Smell the Glove, that softball team I mentioned last week. With teammates out of town, I hear those who are here will be playing unusual positions.