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 2021-09-28 19:51 

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Middle schooler arrested after loaded handgun found in bag...

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was arrested after bringing a loaded handgun in his backpack to a Southern California middle school. The Rialto Unified School District says a safety intervention officer found the weapon Monda...

 2021-09-28 19:06 

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Stolen car stopped, driver arrest in Clovis...

A man is in custody after Clovis police say they spotted him driving a stolen car. Officers pulled the vehicle over near Temperance and Gettysburg around 10:00 a. m. on Tuesday. [RELATED]Man steals several catalytic converters from parking lot of Visalia ...

 2021-09-28 17:40 

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Fires threatening California's sequoias continue to grow...

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters are battling fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada. More than 2,000 firefighters are on the lines Monday as the 133-square-mile Windy Fire ...

 2021-09-28 16:57 

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Suicide Prevention: Identify the signs, safely store firearms...

With firearms being the most lethal and most common means of suicide deaths, it's important to keep guns locked up. Fresno County Suicide Prevention Collaborative is holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss gun safety and the critical role it play...

 2021-09-28 16:19 

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4th person arrested in connection to Visalia murder...

A fourth person has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in Visalia. 38-year-old Dominic Harris was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Sept. 7 around 9:15 p. m. in the area of S Mooney Blvd. and W Caldwell Ave. [RELATED]Man arrested in co...

 2021-09-28 15:52 

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California school officer wounds 1 in off-campus shooting...

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating an off-campus shooting by a Southern California school safety officer that critically wounded a person in a car. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon in Long Beach about a block from Millikan High...

 2021-09-28 11:58 

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[ Fresno ]

Trial for man accused of murdering Fresno teen Nick Kauls begins this week...

After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial for a man accused of shooting and killing Fresno teen Nicholas Kauls during an attempted robbery is set to get underway this week. [RELATED] Teen dies days after he was shot during attempted robbery. Fr...

 2021-09-28 03:54 

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[ Fresno ]

Scammers stealing personal, financial information posing as DMV...

If you get a text message from the DMV, you'll want to make sure it's legit. [RELATED] - Person of interest wanted following warehouse fire in Fresno. The agency has been receiving reports from people who received messages asking for personal info...

 2021-09-28 02:49 

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Person of interest wanted following warehouse fire in Fresno...

A vacant tire warehouse caught fire Monday evening near Kings Canyon and Recreation in Fresno. According to Fresno Fire, 30 firefighters arrived and were quickly able to extinguish the flames. Investigators say they are now looking for a homeless person l...

 2021-09-28 01:47 

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Parent wants Gay Pride flag taken down at Granite Ridge intermediate school...

The parent of a Granite Ridge student in Clovis Unified believes it's wrong for a teacher to hang a Gay Pride flag in her classroom. [RELATED] - Walk nights won't be a thing this year at Christmas Tree LaneHe wants the district to make the teacher...

 2021-09-28 01:06 

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[ Fresno ]

Mare and pony reported missing in Madera, deputies say...

A 5-year-old mare and pony were stolen Friday in Madera and deputies say they're looking for those responsible. [RELATED] - 4 sentenced for their involvement in the 2017 Pier Fire near Springville. The Madera County Sheriff's Office says the two w...

 2021-09-28 00:13 

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[ Fresno ]

Walk nights won't be a thing this year at Christmas Tree Lane...

If you thought about taking a stroll down Christmas Tree Lane this year, think again. [RELATED] - Should kids go trick-or-treating this Halloween? CDC doctor weighs inAccording to Christmas Tree Lane, opening night will take place on December 1 and will r...

 2021-09-27 23:40 

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9.5 million counterfeit pills have been seized just this year, says DEA...

More than 9. 5 million fake and illegal pills have been seized by officials just this year. That's more than the last two years combined. [RELATED] - Former Marine discovers pain relief without pills. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (...

 2021-09-27 22:57 

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Newsom signs new bill to add more support for those in foster care...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into legislation Monday a new bill that aims to provide more support for those within the state's foster care system. According to Assemblyman Jim Patterson, who penned the legislation, AB 317 adds more support when...

 2021-09-27 21:43 

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Crime Stoppers Daily Most Wanted: James Arness Williamson...

Our Valley Crime Stoppers Daily Most Wanted is James Arness Williamson. James Williamson is wanted on a felony warrant of Criminal Threats. (Photo: Valley Crime Stoppers) James Williamson is wanted on a felony warrant of Criminal Threats. 34-year-old Will...

 2021-09-27 21:33 

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[ Fresno ]

4 sentenced for their involvement in the 2017 Pier Fire near Springville...

Four defendants were sentenced for their involvement in the 2017 Pier Fire near Springville. 23-year-old Isiac Renteria, 25-year-old Richard Renteria, 24-year-old Osvaldo Esparza-Guerrero, and 21-year-old Breane Ojeda were arrested in October of 2017 in c...

 2021-09-27 21:13 

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Gov. Newsom makes vote-by-mail permanent for all registered voters...

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 37 on Monday, making the measure to send a vote-by-mail ballot to every registered voter permanent. Newsom had mail-in-balots sent to all registered voters in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic so people wouldn't skip vot...

 2021-09-27 20:21 

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[ Fresno ]

Man arrested in connection to shooting near Shaw and Fresno in Fresno...

40-year-old gang member arrested in connection to a shooting earlier this month in Fresno. Detectives from the Street Violence Bureau's (SVB) Felony Assault Unit and Special Agents from the U. S. Marshal Taskforce arrested Javier LaMadrid on Thursday ...

 2021-09-27 18:16 

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[ Fresno ]

US Rep. Karen Bass enters race for Los Angeles mayor...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U. S. Rep. Karen Bass has entered next year's race for Los Angeles mayor, shaking up the field seeking to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti. She's promising to take on the homeless crisis, lamenting that 40,000 people...

 2021-09-27 15:45 

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[ Fresno ]

Windy Fire in Tulare County burns over 133 square miles...

The Windy Fire burning in Tulare County has grown to over 85,000 acres and is only 2% contained. The fire started by lightning on September 9 is burning in the Tule River Indian Reservation; the Sequoia National Forest, including the Giant Sequoia Nationa...

 2021-09-27 14:45 

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[ Fresno ]

California bill aims to reduce deaths for Black mothers...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than w...

 2021-09-27 14:14 

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[ Fresno ]

Police kill armed man on crowded Southern California beach...

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police officers shot and killed an armed man in front of dozens of witnesses, many of whom had gathered at Huntington Beach in Southern California for the U. S. Open of Surfing. A police spokeswoman says the shooting ...

 2021-09-27 02:39 

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[ Fresno ]

Attempted murderer arrested hours after shooting someone in the head...

A man shot someone in the head and tried to run away, but ended up in jail hours later, the Paso Robles Police Department said. Paso Robles Police say they got a call from a woman saying someone in her house had shot a 29-year-old man in the side of the h...

 2021-09-27 02:26 

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[ Fresno ]

Fresno Police working to get gang members off the streets...

Fresno Police say they're getting gang members off the streets. The most recent example came on Saturday. Officers with FPD's Gang Suppression Team stopped a car near Bulldog Lane and Sixth Street. They searched the car and found an H and K handgu...

 2021-09-27 02:12 

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[ Fresno ]

WWII veteran's remains being brought home after nearly 77 years...

A World War II veteran is returning home Monday. Marine Private, First Class Royal Lawrence Waltz is being buried at the Grangeville Cemetery. He was killed in the battle of Tarawa on the island of Betio. 1,019 other brave soldiers gave their lives in tha...

 2021-09-27 01:42 

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[ Fresno ]

KNP Complex Fire reaches nearly 46,000 acres burned thus far with only 8% containment...

The KNP Complex Fire, which began on Thursday, Sept. 9, has reached 45,790 acres burned thus far. [RELATED] - Donated RV's bring hope to families displaced by fires. According to the National Park Service, nearly 2,000 emergency personnel are at the s...

 2021-09-27 00:54 

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[ Fresno ]

Donated RV's bring hope to families displaced by fires...

A father-daughter duo based out of Denver has been working to provide RV's for people who've been displaced by wildfires. Woody Faircloth and his daughter Luna Faircloth launched the 100% volunteer-based non-profit'RV4CampfireFamily',also ...

 2021-09-27 00:04 

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[ Fresno ]

Fresno Community Concert Band preparing for performance at Caruthers Fair...

The Fresno Community Concert Band is getting ready for its first performance in a year and a half. They hosted a practice at Tenaya Park Saturday, preparing for their concert at the Caruthers Fair on October 2nd. [RELATED] - Sergeant killed by COVID-19 ho...

 2021-09-26 23:33 

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[ Fresno ]

FOX26 Weekend Weather Forecast for Fresno County...

If you have stepped outside, you have noticed the blanket of smoke and haze lingering above the Valley floor as a result of the Windy and KNP Complex wildfires. Expect poor air quality throughout the Central Valley this weekend and into Monday. An air qua...

 2021-09-26 23:18 

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[ Fresno ]

Robber spends the weekend holding people at gunpoint in Atascadero...

Atascadero officers started looking for the robber after a teenager said he'd been robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night. He said he was near Morro Road and Curbaril Avenue when the man held up a gun and took his backpack and other items. Sunday mornin...

 2021-09-26 22:46 

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[ Fresno ]

Driver suffers major injuries following roll over crash in Sierra County...

The driver of an off-road vehicle suffered major injuries Saturday after it rolled over near Snake Lake in Sierra County. [RELATED] - Woman shot at the Riverway Sports Park in Visalia, police say. Caption: The driver of an off-road vehicle suffered major ...

 2021-09-26 21:43 

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[ Fresno ]

Woman shot at the Riverway Sports Park in Visalia, police say...

A woman was taken to the hospital Sunday following an early morning shooting at the Riverway Sports Park in Visalia. [RELATED] - 2 deadly shootings occur within hours of each other in Madera, police say. According to Visalia Police, the shooting happened ...

 2021-09-26 21:25 

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[ Fresno ]

Two wanted for vandalism in Parlier, according to police...

Two suspects are now on the loose as officers say they vandalized three businesses in Parlier, with damages estimated at around $1,000. [RELATED] - 2 deadly shootings occur within hours of each other in Madera, police say. Caption: Two suspects are wanted...

 2021-09-26 18:55 

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[ Fresno ]

2 deadly shootings occur within hours of each other in Madera, police say...

Two people were shot dead following altercations early Sunday morning in Madera, police say. RELATED] - New information on deadly shooting. Police say one person was fatally shot in the back around 1 a. m. near Gateway and 4th Street. Another victim was s...

 2021-09-26 07:30 

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[ Fresno ]

Family speaks out after deadly DUI crash...

There's new information on a DUI crash that's now led to murder charges. The family of the victim is speaking out and encouraging people to find a designated driver. "Don't be drinking and driving please," said Corina Agualera, "It...

 2021-09-26 03:36 

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[ Fresno ]

New information on deadly shooting...

The Fresno Police Department is trying to catch a murderer. Friday around 5:30 p. m. officers went out to Rowell and Grove Avenues and found 38-year-old Adrian Gamboa shot several times. Both the officers who found him and EMS personnel on scene tried rel...

 2021-09-26 02:59 

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[ Fresno ]

Windy Fire forces closure of trails and recreation sites by Kern River...

The Windy Fire is forcing closures of trails and recreation sites for the next five weeks. The Sequoia National Forest says the blaze is exhibiting extreme fire behavior because of dry fuel conditions, gusty winds, and short-range spot fires. All of that ...

 2021-09-26 01:59 

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[ Fresno ]

Sergeant killed by COVID-19 honored during race in Fresno...

The Fresno Police Department is honoring one of its own this weekend. People from all over the Central Valley participate in the Run 4 the Miracle race at Panoche Creek River Ranch. The whole thing was put together to honor the late Fresno Police Sergeant...

 2021-09-26 01:12 

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[ Fresno ]

Meet your local police officers over a slice of pizza...

The Visalia Police Department is hosting Pizza with the Police on Tuesday, September 28th. Officers with the Department are hoping to connect with the community, forming closer relationships and showing the public that police officers are their friends an...

 2021-09-26 00:05 

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[ Fresno ]

How the KNP Complex Fire got so out of hand...

The Fire Management Officer for the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks says the weather, the drought, and the location of the fire are all making the KNP Complex difficult for firefighters to attack. Chief John Ziegler says last year's snowpack w...

 2021-09-25 22:29 

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[ Fresno ]

The Windy Fire grows to over 70,000 acres with 5% containment...

The Windy Fire has grown to 71,349 acres as of Saturday with 5% containment. The fire is burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and the Sequoia National Forest, including the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The fire is proving to be extremely diffi...

 2021-09-25 22:11 

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[ Fresno ]

90th year of the Old Timer's Day Parade...

Saturday marked the 90th year of the Old Timer's Day Parade! It all started in 1931 and has only been canceled twice in its history, once in the early 40s during World War 2, and then in 2020 due to the pandemic. [RELATED] - 46th Annual ClovisFest ret...

 2021-09-25 20:41 

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[ Fresno ]

Man arrested, accused of shooting another man for no apparent reason...

44-year-old Edward Lemos was arrested Friday, accused of shooting a man for no apparent reason. Lemos was arrested near the area of Dakota Avenue and Peach Avenue and booked into the Fresno County Jail on murder charges. [RELATED] - Police shoot woman aft...

 2021-09-25 19:53 

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[ Fresno ]

KNP Fire grows to 42,048 acres, still at 0% containment...

The KNP Complex Fire continues to grow as the fire is still 0% contained. There were 9,002 acres of growth in the last 24 hours and as of Saturday, September 25 the fire has burned 42,048 acres. Most of the growth was in the Ash Mountain and Mineral King ...

 2021-09-25 17:29 

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[ Fresno ]

K9 Beny never fails when it comes to sniffing out narcotics...

A man was pulled over for window tint and following too close by a Merced CHP officer who says they found probable cause to search the vehicle. [RELATED] - Addicted America: Fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills on the rise. During the search, the officer foun...

 2021-09-25 15:40 

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[ Fresno ]

Flu clinic schedule for the 2021-2022 flu season...

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has announced its flu clinic schedule for the 2021-2022 flu season. The FCDPH is kicking off this flu season with a drive-thru vaccination event at the old UMC parking lot located at 445 S. Cedar Ave, ...

 2021-09-25 03:28 

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[ Fresno ]

Man in critical condition following hit-and-run Friday night in Fresno...

A man in his 50s is in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash Friday night in Fresno. It happened at Cedar and Butler Avenues around 7:40 p. m. Fresno police are looking for a car with front-end damage. The man was hit right in front of a Fresno...

 2021-09-25 01:57 

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[ Fresno ]

Poor air quality hits the Kern County Fair on Senior Day...

It was an eerie sight on the fairgrounds Friday morning, as colorful rides and stands stuck out against a hazy, orange sky. Friday is also the Kern County Fair's annual Senior Day, where those 62 and older have free admission to the fair until 4 p. m....

 2021-09-25 01:31 

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[ Fresno ]

Police shoot woman after she calls 911 on armed boyfriend...

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police shot a woman in the shoulder earlier this week in Southern California after they kicked in her door hearing noises inside following her 911 call to report an armed man in her apartment. The woman was treated for a non...

 2021-09-25 00:56 

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[ Fresno ]

California to replace toppled statue with memorial to tribes...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law to build a memorial to Native Americans on the grounds of the state Capitol. The memorial would replace a statue of Father Junipero Serra that was torn down by protesters last s...

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