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 2021-10-12 02:02 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

 2021-10-10 00:11 

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The Oakhurst Fall Festival in Full Swing throughout the Weekend...

OAKHURST, Calif. (FOX26) -- The Oakhurst Fall Festival is in full swing! The 28th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, a "Small Town Fair" is a three-day festival at the Oakhurst Community Park. The event kicked off on Friday, October 8 and will end on ...

 2021-10-09 21:15 

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PG&E warns of possible power shutoff in 32 counties for Monday...

PG&E may have to turn off power for safety due to a storm coming in on Monday. High wind speeds are expected, which poses a wildfire risk. [RELATED] - Evacuations downgraded and progress made in KNP Complex Fire. PG&E said they sent out a two-day advance ...

 2021-10-09 20:32 

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[ Fresno ]

Overturned big rig blocks all lanes on SR-99...

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (FOX26) — Due to an overturned big rig on Highway 99 northbound, near Collier Road, both lanes of traffic are blocked and traffic is backed up for miles. Officers are on the scene and currently do not have a time for when lanes...

 2021-10-09 18:08 

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Rainfall slowed the Windy Fire but incoming storm with high winds could mean uncertainty...

Rainfall on Friday helped reduce fire growth but a storm expected to come on Monday could mean some uncertainty. [RELATED] - Safety tips for the first rainfall of the season. Firefighters fear the storm could bring gusts as high as 60 mph and conditions o...

 2021-10-09 17:35 

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[ Fresno ]

Evacuations downgraded and progress made in KNP Complex Fire...

As of noon Saturday, Tulare County will downgrade several evacuation orders to evacuation warnings. The areas downgraded are homes on Hammond, Crest, and Sierra King along Mineral King Road, as well as along Sierra Drive (Highway 198) from Mineral King Ro...

 2021-10-09 17:11 

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Two children now with child protective services after drug lab discovered...

Two children are now with child protective services after the homeowner was arrested, accused of having a BHO lab in a barn. Butane honey oil (BHO) labs are major fire hazards that use butane to extract THC. In September a BHO lab caused a huge explosion ...

 2021-10-09 15:59 

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K9 officer Beny sniffs out huge amount of cash and fentanyl pills...

Just in a day's work for K9 officer Beny as he sniffed out a huge amount of cash and thousands of fentanyl pills. [RELATED] - Pharmacies face 1st trial over role in opioid crisis. After a CHP officer pulled over a 2011 Toyota Camry for following too c...

 2021-10-09 03:26 

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San Francisco to welcome cruise ships after 19-month hiatus...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cruise ships are returning to San Francisco after a 19-month hiatus brought on by the pandemic in what the city's mayor says is sure to be a boost to its economy. Mayor London Breed announced Friday the Majestic Princess wil...

 2021-10-09 03:16 

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California governor rejects decriminalizing jaywalking...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is rejecting an effort to decriminalize jaywalking. He vetoed the bill Friday despite supporters framing the issue as a social justice reform. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting says the crime is ...

 2021-10-09 03:00 

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Crime Stoppers Daily Most Wanted: Casey Marie Henderson...

Our Valley Crime Stoppers Daily Most Wanted is Casey Marie Henderson. Casey Henderson is wanted on a Felony Warrant of Stolen Vehicle. (Photo: Valley Crime Stoppers) Casey Henderson is wanted on a Felony Warrant of Stolen Vehicle. She 28-years-old, 5'...

 2021-10-09 02:45 

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Man arrested, accused of growing pot, stealing electricity in Merced...

A man was arrested Friday after police say he was illegally growing marijuana and stealing electricity. The Merced Police Department's Gang Unit and DART team arrested 37-year-oldSundeep Dhillon after serving a search warrant around 12:30 p. m. on Pam...

 2021-10-09 02:21 

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DA says mother used city settlement money to buy weapons for gang...

Fourteen people, including two young teenagers, have now been charged following an investigation into the murder of a Malaga man. 42-year-old Christina Lopez of Madera is one of the 14 people arrested. Lopez is facing felony charges of conspiracy to provi...

 2021-10-09 00:17 

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Fresno man sentenced to 55 years for sexual exploitation of kids...

A Fresno man was sentenced today to 55 years in prison to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release for sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography. 29-year-old Jacob Blanco of Fresno pleaded guilty in May 2020 to sexua...

 2021-10-08 23:09 

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[ Fresno ]

Malaga murder suspect arrest leads to 14 more tied to Calwa gangs...

Homicide detectives arrested the man they say is responsible for a murder in Malaga. Detectives say 18-year-old Richard Aguilar of Fresno, who is an active Calwa gang member, has been booking into the Fresno County Jail for the murder of 52-year-old Javie...

 2021-10-08 20:43 

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COVID-19 forces Fresno school to close for 10 days to deep clean...

The Fresno Unified School District announced a 4th positive case of COVID-19 at AddicottElementary School on Dayton Ave. near Chestnut and Shields Avenues. The district issued the following statement on Friday: Out of an abundance of caution for our stude...

 2021-10-08 20:37 

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[ Fresno ]

California first to let kids add parents to insurance plans...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the first state to let some adult children add their parents as dependents on their insurance plans, a move advocates hope will cover the small population of people living in the country illegally who don'...

 2021-10-08 19:53 

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In California, inconsistent school COVID rules are the norm...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Now that schools are back in session, parents are mastering this year's new school vocabulary: Modified quarantine, antigen vs. PCR testing and the so-called Swiss cheese model for keeping classrooms safe, which has become t...

 2021-10-08 19:44 

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California college president resigns amid sex abuse fallout...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The president of San Jose State University resigned Thursday after the university agreed last month to pay $1. 6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer wer...

 2021-10-08 19:28 

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[ Fresno ]

Child human trafficking victim rescued, suspect arrested...

A child human trafficking victim has been rescued thanks to investigators with the Turlock police department. On October 6, S. I. U. investigators received word from the Santa Clara police department of a possible child human trafficking victim frequentin...

 2021-10-08 19:07 

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[ Fresno ]

Newsom signs bill to extend to-go cocktails until 2026...

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 389, a bill to extend cocktails to-go until December 31, 2026. During COVID-19, California and other states began allowing restaurants and/or bars to sell cocktails to-go as an economic relief measure via executive or...

 2021-10-08 18:04 

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[ Fresno ]

Officers say suspect intentionally hit elderly couple in Merced...

An elderly couple was badly hurt after a hit and run in Merced. Around 12:30 p. m. Thursday officers went to the 3200 block of Parsons Avenue for a hit and run. [RELATED] - 3 teens arrested in connection to multiple armed robberies in Fresno. Officers wer...

 2021-10-08 16:39 

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[ Fresno ]

Cultiva La Salud hosts vaccine event for Fresno youth...

In an effort to increase the vaccination rates among the youth community in Fresno, Cultiva La Salud is hosting a vaccination event in the Library Media Center at Yosemite Middle School. On October 8, kids between the ages of 12 to 18 are invited to atten...

 2021-10-08 14:00 

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[ Fresno ]

Newsom to sign COVID-19 recovery package Friday...

Governor Newsom will be in Alameda County today to sign the COVID-19 recovery package. [RELATED] - Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates. He will highlight plans to support small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic. Newsom says he ha...

 2021-10-08 12:35 

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[ Fresno ]

Safety tips for the first rainfall of the season...

It's wonderful news, we had our first rainfall of the season! Caption: First rainfall of the season (Video: Fox26) Some things to remember, since the ground is very dry, the rain can quickly flood streets so please plan ahead, drive slow, and never tr...

 2021-10-08 11:16 

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[ Fresno ]

Woman killed before man turns gun on himself in Clovis murder-suicide...

Another local case of domestic violence ended in tragedy late Thursday night, after Clovis homicide detectives confirmed they were investigating an apparent murder-suicide. Police said they were called to a neighborhood on Los Altos Ave. near Tollhouse an...

 2021-10-08 05:17 

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[ Fresno ]

Drug bust leads to meth, fentanyl, and cash...

More deadly fentanyl is off valley streets after a short chase and arrest Thursday in Clovis. [RELATED] -Man shoots homeless person, later turns himself in, police sayClovis Police says a man was found passed out in a car at a gas station. When officers s...

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