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 2021-10-13 23:43 

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New mural in Exeter celebrates semi-pro football team from a century ago...

More than a a century ago Exeter had a semi-pro football team that won two consecutive state titles. Sadly very few people in town know about the championships. Now there is a new mural that celebrates Exeter's football past. These 27 tough looking gr...

 2021-10-13 23:23 

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[ Fresno ]

California pro-life group files lawsuit over abortion bill, calling it censorship...

Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the state of California's law thatmakes it a crime to film people within 100 feet of an abortion clinic. Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two laws that aim toprotect the privacy of aborti...

 2021-10-13 22:58 

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[ Fresno ]

Box truck bumps into powerlines, catches fire...

A box truck caught fire Wednesday after bumping into powerlines on Blackstone and Rialto. The fire department says the box truck was being towed after it originally caught fire elsewhere. Once it caught fire, again, the tow truck was able to drop the load...

 2021-10-13 22:17 

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Midland cancels show at the Fresno Fair due to COVID-19 cases in the crew...

The Big Fresno Fair announced Wednesday night's concert by Midland has been canceled. The band notified the fair late Tuesday night that they had to back out of the show due to positive COVID-19 cases among the band's touring crew. [RELATED] Fresn...

 2021-10-13 21:05 

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California mom allegedly hosted teen sex, drinking parties...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California mother faces 39 charges alleging that she hosted alcohol-filled parties for her teenage son and his friends at her home and other places and encouraged them to drink heavily and engage in sex acts with intoxicated g...

 2021-10-13 17:47 

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California bullet train's latest woe: Will it be high speed?...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's high-speed rail project is again facing an uncertain future as lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom debate whether to give it $4. 2 billion in bond money. Rail officials say they need that money to continue cons...

 2021-10-13 17:08 

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[ Fresno ]

Man arrested after police say he walked up to six random people and punched them...

A man is now in jail after police say he walked up to 6 different people and randomly punched them. On October 12 around 6:45 p. m. Corcoran officers received calls from 4 different locations for a man assaulting people. [RELATED] - Convicted couple sente...

 2021-10-13 16:20 

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[ Fresno ]

By noon October 13, all evacuations removed for Windy Fire...

Sheriff Boudreaux will remove all evacuation orders and warnings associated with the Windy Fire....

 2021-10-13 16:12 

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[ Fresno ]

Wildfire rages in Southern California coastal mountains...

SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — A major highway in Southern California coastal mountains remained closed Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place as a growing wildfire chewed through dry vegetation in the region. More than 760 firefighters battled the A...

 2021-10-13 12:27 

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[ Fresno ]

One person slightly hurt in northwest Fresno crash...

A person was taken to a hospital after a crash early Wednesday morning in northwest Fresno. Police said the crash happened around 4:45 a. m. on Golden State Blvd. at Shaw Ave. It involved two vehicles. One person was trapped inside their vehicle for a sho...

 2021-10-13 05:12 

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[ Fresno ]

The big three shippers have revealed deadlines for holiday shipping...

As we near the holiday season and the constant playing of Mariah Carey on the radio, shipping gifts to loved ones can be important. That said, the big three shipping companies have revealed deadlines for sending gifts to loved ones using their services. [...

 2021-10-13 03:14 

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[ Fresno ]

Body, potential remains found burned in Fresno canal...

A body was found Tuesday around 5:17 p. m. in the Herndon canal between Ashlan and Emerson in Fresno. Officers say they found burned remains of what appears to be a human body and investigators are treating the death as suspicious. Hughes will be closed b...

 2021-10-13 01:08 

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[ Fresno ]

Correctional Officer Toamalama Scanlan dies at 46 years old...

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday the passing of correctional officer Toamalama Scanlan, who was shot inside the Fresno jail lobby back in 2016. [RELATED] -Children who saw Fresno County correctional officer shooting get early Chris...

 2021-10-13 00:21 

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[ Fresno ]

Accused squatter, arrested 29 times, back behind bars for burglary, deputies say...

A 33-year-old woman just released from jail is now finding herself back behind bars, this time for burglary. [RELATED] - Body camera footage released in OIS that left suspect dead in August. According to the Fresno County sheriff's Office, Jessina Pen...

 2021-10-12 23:30 

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High tech radar being used to uncover Fort Visalia...

Early settlers from Iowa built a fort in Visalia when Millard Fillmore was President. That's how Visalia got its start. Now a project is underway to determine the exact location of Fort Visalia before housing is built on the property. Visalia's ro...

 2021-10-12 23:22 

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8,000 acre fire burning through Santa Barbara County with 0% containment...

An 8,000-acre fire is burning in Santa Barbara County near the Alisal Reservoir, which is being fueled by the intense wind coming from the north. Caption: Footage of the fire taking place in Santa Barbara County (Video: Santa Barbara County Public Informa...

 2021-10-12 22:28 

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[ Fresno ]

Fire breaks out at the Pena Recycle Plant in Orosi...

A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at the Pena Recycle Plant at 12084 Avenue 408 in Orosi. Both Tulare County Fire and Orange Cove Fire are battling the recycle fire and working with Pena staffers to prevent any spreading from happening. [RELATED] - High ...

 2021-10-12 21:48 

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High wind causes nearly 4,000 customers to lose power, says PG&E...

Nearly 4,000 PG&E customers remain without power Tuesday after yesterday's wind episode which swept through our local mountains and valley. According to PG&E, 257 additional outages have been reported and about 3,603 customers are out of power in Tula...

 2021-10-12 21:18 

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[ Fresno ]

Walgreens closing 5 stores in San Francisco due to organized retail crime...

Walgreens announced on Tuesday it is closing five stores in San Franciso due to ongoing organized retail crime. The company says the stores will transfer prescriptions to a nearby Walgreens location within a mile radius of the closed store. It also says s...

 2021-10-12 21:09 

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[ Fresno ]

US Navy helicopter, human remains recovered off California...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The remains of five people and the wreckage of a U. S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off California have been recovered, the Navy said in a statement Tuesday. The MH-60S helicopter, its two pilots and three other...

 2021-10-12 18:12 

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[ Fresno ]

Caught on camera: boots stolen off Halloween display in Exeter...

A man was caught on camera stealing boots off a scarecrow from a Halloween display. Salon workers at "To Dye For" salon got together to build the display for the annual Exeter Chamber Scarecrow contest. Most of the items were from Halloween stores...

 2021-10-12 17:24 

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[ Fresno ]

A man was sitting on the couch with his wife when a bullet suddenly hit and killed him...

A man in his 60s was sitting on the couch with his wife when a bullet suddenly hit him and killed him. Police say the bullet managed to go through the home's mail slot. The shooting happened around 11:30 p. m. Monday. At this time, police say they do ...

 2021-10-12 13:41 

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31 Tulare Co. jail inmates test positive for COVID-19...

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that 31 inmates tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday, October 8, 2021. Officials said they began investigating a possible outbreak when an inmate returned from a court hearing in Visalia, feeli...

 2021-10-12 05:57 

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[ Fresno ]

"A house divided" by the Dodgers vs. Giants series...

The San Francisco Giants are now up 2-1 after Monday night's win in game three of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. As the epic rivalry gets a little more heated, the Van Anne family is living in a house divided unti...

 2021-10-12 04:11 

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[ Fresno ]

Barbie Malibu Tour coming to Fashion Fair Mall...

The Barbie Malibu Tour is making its way to Fresno and will make a stop Saturday, Oct. 16, at Fashion Fair Mall. [RELATED] -Poor air quality cancels horse races at the Big Fresno Fair. Those interested in checking out the Barbie Truck can head to the mall...

 2021-10-12 03:41 

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[ Fresno ]

Aftermath: High wind hits local mountains and valley...

The high wind has hit our local mountains and valley so bad, viewers are now sharing images of the aftermath. Both a wind advisory and fire weather warning have been set in place until 11 p. m. Monday. [RELATED] -Poor air quality cancels horse races at th...

 2021-10-12 02:02 

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[ Fresno ]

Elderly man drives truck into metal pole, later dies in Modesto...

A 90-year-old man was killed Monday just before 3 p. m. during a solo vehicle accident on Highway 108 just east of Brady Road in Modesto. [RELATED] -Suspect beats and kills deputy in Arizona. According to CHP, the man, who has yet to be identified, was dr...

 2021-10-12 01:36 

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[ Fresno ]

AP source: Gruden out as Raiders coach over offensive emails...

Jon Gruden is out as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments. A person familiar with the decision said Gruden is stepping down after The New York Times reported ...

 2021-10-12 00:33 

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[ Fresno ]

Suspect beats and kills deputy in Arizona...

A sheriff's deputy stationed with Maricopa County in Arizona was killed recently as he tried to book someone into jail. Photo of Deputy Juan M. Ruiz (Photo courtesy: Tulare County Sheriff's Office) According to the Tulare County Sheriff's Offi...

 2021-10-12 00:07 

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[ Fresno ]

Have you see him? Deputies are looking for a registered sex offender, rapist...

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is now looking for a 68-year-old sex offender and convicted rapist. [RELATED] - Poor air quality cancels horse races at the Big Fresno Fair. Booking photo of Len Gene Taylor (Photo: Fresno County Sheriff's Office...

 2021-10-11 23:33 

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[ Fresno ]

Poor air quality cancels horse races at the Big Fresno Fair...

If you thought about going to the Big Fresno Fair and checking out the horse races, think again. They've been canceled due to the high, gusty winds we've encountered as of late. [RELATED] - High winds drive fire burning in Fresno County. "Due ...

 2021-10-11 23:03 

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[ Fresno ]

High winds drive fire burning in Fresno County...

The wind is currently driving a fire that broke out near 10900 Tollhouse Road and the Friant Kern Canal. Cal Fire says 25 acres have burned thus far and firefighters say high winds are challenging containment efforts. [RELATED] - Grass fire sparks evacuat...

 2021-10-11 22:14 

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[ Fresno ]

Grass fire sparks evacuation order in Madera County...

An evacuation order has been set for those near Highway 99 and Avenue 17 in Madera County due to a grass fire. This order has been said to be a treat to life and those within the area are asked to leave now....

 2021-10-11 21:38 

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[ Fresno ]

Crime Stoppers Daily Most Wanted: Laurence Jacob Valencia...

Our Valley Crime Stoppers Daily Most Wanted is Laurence Jacob Valencia. Laurence Valencia is wanted on a Felony Warrant of Assault with Deadly Weapon. (Photo: Valley Crime Stoppers) Laurence Valencia is wanted on a Felony Warrant of Assault with Deadly We...

 2021-10-11 21:15 

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[ Fresno ]

Officials: At least 2 confirmed dead after plane crashes in California neighborhood...

SANTEE, Calif. (SBG) At least two people are dead after a plane crashed in California and landed near a high school Monday, authorities said. Deputy of Chief for the City of Santee Fire Department said during a press conference there are multiple fataliti...

 2021-10-11 20:25 

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[ Fresno ]

Red Flag Warning: Send us your Weather Photos...

The National Weather Service has issued aRed Flag Warning for Monday until 1:00 p. m. A strong weather system will continue to move southward through the Great Basin late through Monday. Strong north to northwest winds will quickly increase Monday morning...

 2021-10-11 19:34 

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[ Fresno ]

California coronavirus death count tops 70,000 as cases fall...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's coronavirus death toll reached another once-unfathomable milestone — 70,000 people — on Monday as the state emerges from the latest infection surge with the lowest rate of new cases among all st...

 2021-10-11 14:41 

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[ Fresno ]

California law to eventually ban gas-powered lawn equipment...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law directing regulators to eventually ban the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment. Newsom signed a law Saturday that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered e...

 2021-10-11 12:48 

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[ Fresno ]

Southern California beach set to reopen after oil spill...

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that had been closed since an undersea pipeline leaked crude into ocean waters last week is set to reopen Monday, officials announced Sunday night. City and state beaches in Huntington Beac...

 2021-10-11 10:43 

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[ Fresno ]

Man seriously hurt in southwest Fresno shooting...

A man was rushed to a hospital with several gunshot wounds Sunday night after a shooting in southwest Fresno. Police said they got ShotSpotter activations at a neighborhood in the area of S. Ivy Ave. and E. Calwa Ave. around 8:30 p. m. ; one for five roun...

 2021-10-11 02:50 

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[ Fresno ]

New program at Fresno State aims to amplify voices of marginalized people in our community...

A couple of Fresno State faculty members are now fundraising to create a program that would help to amplify the voices of marginalized people in the community. Inspired by the work of their colleagues, Andy Levine and Dr. Amber Crowell decided to create T...

 2021-10-11 00:26 

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[ Fresno ]

Traffic stop leads to multiple weapons, arrest...

Multiple guns were taken off the street Friday night near Church and Sierra Vista in Fresno. [RELATED] - 2 arrested in Madera after driving around neighborhoods pointing a rifle. Officers say they pulled over a vehicle Friday night and later identified th...

 2021-10-11 00:01 

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[ Fresno ]

Some communities' Evacuation Orders in KNP Complex Fire area downgraded to Warnings...

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office says it's allowing more people back into their homes near some areas affected by the KNP Complex Fire. [RELATED:Four people hurt in KNP Complex fire released from hospital] Certain areas that were under Evacuatio...

 2021-10-11 00:00 

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[ Fresno ]

Plastic fire sends large plume of smoke into the air...

Black smoke filled the air Sunday near 3000 South Golden State Boulevard as a pile of plastic irrigation pipe went up in flames. [RELATED] - Fire destroys La Tapatia in Central Fresno. According to Cal Fire, the pile of plastic piping grew to about 300...

 2021-10-10 23:54 

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[ Fresno ]

50-year-old inmate abruptly dies in jail in Visalia...

An inmate at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility in Visalia unexpectedly died, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday. The Tulare County Sheriff's Office says around 10:52 p. m. on October 8th, correctional officers found the man exper...

 2021-10-10 23:40 

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[ Fresno ]

Police officer murdered on his first day on the job in Georgia; suspect arrested...

The Police Department in Alamo, Georgia has arrested a man they say shot and killed an officer early Saturday morning. 26-year-old Officer Dylan Harrison was murdered outside the Alamo Police Department around 1:00 a. m. Saturday. It was his first day on ...

 2021-10-10 23:11 

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[ Fresno ]

2 arrested in Madera after driving around neighborhoods pointing a rifle...

The Madera Police Department says someone was driving through neighborhoods in town, pointing around an AR-style rifle. Officers got a call about the brandished weapons and found the car a short while later. The Police Department says both the driver and ...

 2021-10-10 21:21 

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[ Fresno ]

FOX26 is turning 50! Join us as we celebrate Monday, October 11...

KMPH FOX26 is turning 50 years old! You know what that means, right!? Tons of fun, excitement, and celebration! Join us Monday, Oct. 11, as we kick things off at 8 a. m. live on Great Day! We'll have Supervisor Steve Brandau live delivering the procla...

 2021-10-10 18:52 

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[ Fresno ]

Fire destroys La Tapatia in Central Fresno...

A fire broke out Sunday morning at the La Tapatia near Belmont and Weber in Fresno. [RELATED] - PG&E warns of possible power shutoff in 32 counties for Monday. Officials say a two-alarm fire began around 9 a. m. and 40 firefighters were called to the scen...

 2021-10-10 04:47 

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[ Fresno ]

Van plows through dining area outside a taco truck, 2 hurt...

2 people were injured when a suspected drunk driver drove through a dining area outside a taco truck in Southeast Fresno. The collision happened just before 7:00 PM Saturday night in the Super 7 parking lot at Belmont and Maple Ave. When Fresno Police arr...

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