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Fresno Police Department Reminds Everyone to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!

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Lead Up to Labor Day Brings DUI Crackdown to Fresno

FRESNO – Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and fami [ ... ]


Back to School Traffic Safety Enforcement Begins This Week in Clovis

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CLOVIS - Twenty Clovis Police officers along with Clovis Unified School District Police officers will patrol in and around Clovis elementary, intermediate and high school campuses beginning this week  [ ... ]


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Director of Athletics Thomas Boeh Transitioning to New Role at Fresno State

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FRESNO – Thomas Boeh, who has served as Fresno State’s Director of Athletics since July 2005, and astutely guided the department to stability, reform and revitalization, will leave his position  [ ... ]


Derek Carr Bobblehead On Sale Now

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FRESNO - A one-of-a-kind bobblehead of record-setting Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr to celebrate the Bulldogs' 2013 Mountain West Football Championship will be available to the Red Wave for $20 [ ... ]


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Real Honky Tonking Music in Chowchilla Thursday

CHOWCHILLA  – Great old time Honky Tonk country music will get your feet a tappin’ this Thursday, August 7 as the Chowchilla Music in the Park Summer Concert Series welcomes the Danny Millsap [ ... ]


Kick off Shark Week with a Slumber Party Like No Other: Six Flag's Discovery Kingdom Sharks in the Dark

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VALLEJO - Does the thought of sleeping under water while sharks circle around you sound like your kind of adventure? How about resting your head against a shark aquarium and then waking up to a lar [ ... ]


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EDITORIAL: Convicted Violent Felon Hired By Madera Unified

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EDITORIAL - If you or I as parents want to visit our children's school at Madera Unified we would have to go to the office and sign in. Then maybe we might be allowed to go to our child's classroom or [ ... ]


EDITORIAL: Praying for Willingness - Depression, Addiction & Me

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EDITORIAL - I dare say very few people have “worked their program” to the extent I have. I’ve been to thousands of meetings and taken the 12-steps to the best of my ability many times over. [ ... ]


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Two Arrested, One Sought In Connection With Telephone Wire Thefts Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 August 2014 12:55

FRESNO COUNTY - The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of two men, and is looking for a third, in connection with several telephone wire thefts in recent months.  Arrested were Jeffrey Fyfe (41) of Fresno and Jared “Jed” Phillips (22) of Armona.  A third suspect, Geoffrey William Guess (26) of Fresno, is still being sought.

Thursday morning, shortly before 12:30am, detectives from the Ag Task Force received information from a local farmer of two subject’s possibly burning wire in an almond orchard near Cornelia & Kamm.  Believing it was possibly related to several recent telephone wire thefts, detectives immediately responded.

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Suspect Sought in Fresno 30th Homicide Identified Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:30
FRESNO - On Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 1:30am, Southeast patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department responded to Ewell’s Bar located at 4821 E. McKinley regarding a victim of a stabbing. Officers located 35 year old Omar Perez of Fresno suffering from stab wounds to his torso. Officers rendered first aid and CPR. Perez was transported to CRMC were he later died from his injuries.

Street Violence Section Homicide Detectives John Viveros and Alfonso Castillo have identified the suspect responsible for the murder as 27 year old Bond Street Bulldog gang member Jose Louis Barajas Sotelo. Sotelo is currently outstanding.

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EDITORIAL: Convicted Violent Felon Hired By Madera Unified Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 August 2014 12:16

EDITORIAL - If you or I as parents want to visit our children's school at Madera Unified we would have to go to the office and sign in. Then maybe we might be allowed to go to our child's classroom or more than likely our child will be brought up to the front and we wouldn't be allowed passed the main office.

But now at Madera Unified, thanks to Superintendent Ed Gonzales, a convicted violent felon has access to any campus he wants to visit and any child he wants to interview and there is nothing parents can do about it.

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Merced Home Invasion Suspect in Custody Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:41

MERCED - The Merced Police Department responded to a call in the 800 block of West 9th Street about two men entering a house with weapons. Officers were updated by dispatch that there were now shots being fired. Officers arrived at the location and found evidence indicating that someone had fired a shot and a person was unconscious in the backyard.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that two men did come into the house. One of the men was in possession of a firearm and the other was carrying a hatchet. The men grabbed one of the residents and demanded that he tell them where the valuables were kept. The resident was forced into the backyard of an adjacent house, where the men attempted to gain access into that house. Other individuals inside of the residence locked themselves in the bedroom and called 911.

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Fresno Man Arrested On Bank Robbery Charges Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:02
FRESNO - On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 around 12:20 pm, Fresno Police officers responded to an armed robbery at 7062 N First Av, Bank of the West. Officers learned that the suspect walked into the business and waited in the lobby for another customer to be helped.

When that customer left, the suspect walked up to the counter and showed the bank teller a demand note. As the teller was looking at the note, the suspect pulled a black semi-auto handgun from his bag and brandished it at the teller. The teller was in fear for her life and gave the suspect the money from her cash drawer.
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James L. Cappelluti (74), passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday August 22, 2014 at Hinds Hospice in Fresno, Ca. after a short battle with cancer. Jim was born on October 17, 1939 at [ ... ]


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