Saturday, 18 April 2015




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Fresno Man Arrested for Selling Meth

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FRESNO - On Wednesday, April 15th at about 1:30 p.m., detectives from the Southeast Policing District and officers from the Violent Crime Impact Team served a search warrant in the 4700 block of Eas [ ... ]

Victim of Saturday's Visalia Murder Identified

VISALIA - Visalia Police dispatch received a call stating that a male victim had been shot at the location on North Floral Avenue Saturday night. Patrol Officers responded and located the victim insid [ ... ]

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Youth on Course Partner with First Tee Amid National Expansion

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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Youth on Course will partner with The First Tee home office and specific chapters in Youth on Course markets as part of its national expansion. Youth on Course provides afford [ ... ]

Derek Franks Named Fresno Grizzlies General Manager

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FRESNO. - The Fresno Grizzlies today announced that Derek Franks has been named General Manager. General Managing Partner and Team President Chris Cummings made the announcement at an afternoon pres [ ... ]

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Local Vintners Will Host a Grand Food & Wine Tasting on Mother's Day Weekend

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MADERA - The family wineries of the Madera Wine Trail have organized a special new experience for wine lovers to enjoy on Mother's Day weekend, "Madera Vintners Sip & Savor" on May 9th from 11 a [ ... ]

Madera District Fair Board Selects New CEO

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MADERA - The Board of Directors of the Madera District Fair is pleased to announce the selection of Tom Mitchell to fill the position of CEO beginning May 1st. Tom Mitchell will replace retiring CEO [ ... ]

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Opinion / Editorial

Little League President Threatens Legal Action Against BVN

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Parks Admin Ignore ADA Issues With Baseball Complex Remodel EDITORIAL - People should really not thrust themselves into the public arena unless they can stand the spotlight. A person cannot  [ ... ]

Board President Plays the Victim - Community Doesn't Buy It

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UPDATED 9:00am 2/25/2015

EDITORIAL - Political apathy seemed to disappear from Madera at least for one night at the Madera Unified School District's board of trustee meeting. Board president Maria Ga [ ... ]

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Big Valley News & Photo
Gas Explosion on Hwy 99 @ Herndon - 15 Injured Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Friday, 17 April 2015 14:24

FRESNO -  A high pressure natural gas line exploded at Freeway 99 near Herndon Avenue on the Fresno County side of the San Joaquin River. Over 15 people are reported injured with two in critical condition. Five of the victims are reported to suffer from burns on over 50% of their bodies. Initial reports are that a Fresno County worker ruptured the gas line while working in the area.

Owner of Smith Manor Funeral Home Arrested on 25 Counts of Fraud Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:28
MADERA - Thursday afternoon, Madera County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Sharlane Smith at her Clovis home on numerous counts of fraud. Smith is the co-owner of Smith Manor Funeral home in Madera with her ex-husband George Smith. Her arrest follows several weeks of investigation into allegations that Smith Manor was intentionally over-charging the County of Madera for Coroner’s Services.

Smith Manor has held the County’s coroner services contract since 2004 and has been responsible for transportation, storage, autopsy facilities, and dispositions of deceased persons in Madera County. Evidence uncovered by Detectives indicates that Smith was intentionally adding charges to the monthly billing to the County for services that were not actually provided.

Two Shot at Walnut-Jensen Market Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 11:34

FRESNO - Southwest patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to the Walnut-Jensen Market on East Jensen Avenue Tuesday morning, regarding numerous calls of shots fired at that location with an African-American male wearing a black hoodie observed running from the scene with a gun.

As officers were responding to the scene, they received information from dispatch that there was a shooting victim at the market although when officers arrived at the market they found no victim but there was blood located at the scene.

Carjacking From Early Morning Hours Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 11:40

FRESNO - Fresno Police Dispatch received a phone call early this morning from a female who said she was on the phone with her friend, the victim, when he suddenly said, “They are going to shoot me!”  She heard another male voice say, “We killed him,” before the phone disconnected. 

As officers worked to find the victim, FSO received a call around 3:00 am at a residence in the 6600 block of  S. Elm. They arrived and contacted the victim, who said he was pistol whipped and carjacked at Roy and Fig.  Southwest patrol officers responded and took over the investigation.  EMS transported the victim to CRMC for a laceration to his forehead and other minor injuries.  His injuries were not life-threatening.

Shooting in 4800 Block of North Delbert Avenue Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 April 2015 14:52

FRESNO - This morning Northwest patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 4800 block of North Delbert Avenue regarding a shooting in that neighborhood. Upon arrival, officers located a 34 year old African-American male with a gunshot wound to his left upper thigh.

The victim’s wound was not life threatening. The shooting victim was immediately rushed to St. Agnes Medical Center for treatment. He is currently in stable condition. The shooter, Suspect Lee Ricks-Wynne, was last observed crossing Freeway 99 and onto Shaw Avenue on foot.


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Mark Ibrahim (48)

Mark Ahmad Ibrahim (48), passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. He was born on July 7, 1966, to Sami Ahmad Ibrahim (surviving) and Marie Louise Haas Ibrahim (predeceased) in Los Altos, CA. [ ... ]

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Mary Ventura (97) died peacefully in her 97th year in the loving care of the Sisters and wonderful staff of the Nazareth House of Fresno on Friday, April 10, 2015.>
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