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Possible Attempt Abduction in Central Fresno

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FRESNO - The Fresno Police Department is investigating a possible kidnapping attempt and another related incident after two females were accosted Monday morning in central Fresno.  The first  [ ... ]

Police Witness Magic Flying Guns and Suspects Who Know Nothing

FRESNO - On Thursday October 1, 2015 officers of the Southwest Violent Crime Impact Team of the Fresno Police Department were patrolling the China Town District in down town Fresno. Just before 8:00 [ ... ]

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Bulldogs Fall 21-7 at San Diego State

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SAN DIEGO - In a defensive battle at San Diego State, Fresno State's offense was stifled for much of the night as the Bulldogs fell 21-7 on the road at Qualcomm Stadium. The 'Dogs (1-4, 0-2 MW) were h [ ... ]

Fresno State Volleyball: MW Opener Gets Away After Five Sets

FRESNO  - The Fresno State volleyball team capped its nine-game home stand, opening the regular season against San Jose State on Thursday at the Save Mart Center. At the conclusion of a hard-fo [ ... ]

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Selena Gomez Announces "Revival Tour"

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SANTA MONICA - Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez announced today she will embark on her worldwide "Revival Tour" in 2016.  The first leg will find Gomez traveling to 41 cities across [ ... ]

Chowchilla Brings a BIG Trucks Event to Town September 19

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Come touch, climb and kick the tires at this NEW event CHOWCHILLABig trucks and special vehicles will gather at the Fig Tree Plaza Shopping Center for a NEW and FREE community event on Saturday [ ... ]

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Opinion / Editorial

EDITORIAL: Remember Alison Parker & Adam Ward, Not the Killer

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EDITORIAL - WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The [ ... ]

Supervisor Rogers Loves Millionaire Developers & FunnelsThousands of Campaign Dollars to His Family

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WHO OWNS THE MADERA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS?  EDITORIAL - Who does the Madera County Board of Supervisors serve? You might think the answer should be all of the county citizens or at the ve [ ... ]

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Big Valley News & Photo
Wanted Suspect Arrested Following 130 Mile Long High-Speed Pursuit Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:14
FRESNO COUNTY - Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Ronald Castanon (20) of Clovis. He faces felony counts of robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a stolen vehicle, evading police, carjacking and committing a crime while out on bail.

Early Monday morning, deputies were patrolling the Pinedale area when they spotted a car driven by a man (Ronald Castanon) associated with a recent burglary, armed robbery and various assault with a deadly weapon cases. Deputies took time to coordinate with Fresno Police and the California Highway Patrol’s H40 helicopter to make a traffic stop on the Chevy Impala, which was discovered to be stolen.

Woman Steals Lap Top Right Out of River Park Store Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 October 2015 20:36

FRESNO - Despite surveillance video and the shopping centers security office being right across the street, a woman walked into the U-Tec Repair Shop in the River Park Shopping Center and ran out with one of  the stores laptops in less than 30 seconds.

Around 5:00pm Saturday evening a woman exited the passenger side of an older grey BMW 3 Series four door car with dealer plates, walked into the store grabbed the laptop and ran back to the awaiting vehicle.

Deputy Arrests Drug Trafficking Suspect Near Interstate 5 Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 October 2015 09:55
COALINGA - Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have booked 36-year-old Randy Tran into the Fresno County Jail for possession of marijuana for sale and probation violation. Tran is from Lawndale, CA (Los Angeles area).

Around 6:30 pm Wednesday, a deputy patrolling the area of I-5 and Dorris Ave. in Coalinga conducted a vehicle stop near the Chevron gas station. During the deputy’s interaction with the driver, Randy Tran, he discovered Tran was carrying 10 lbs. of marijuana and $120,000 in cash.
Double Homicide Suspect in Custody Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 October 2015 10:24
FRESNO - Northwest patrol officers from the Fresno Police Department responded to 5377 N. San Pablo late Thursday morning regarding a call for service involving shots fired.  Officers located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. 

Officers performed lifesaving efforts until EMS arrived.  Unfortunately, both victims succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.  Officers quickly gathered information and determined occupants of a nearby apartment were involved.  The officers made contact with the occupants and were able to detain two persons of interest.

Fresno High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Former Student Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 October 2015 12:14
Teacher Also Taught at Madera Unified for Over Ten Years

Officers fromthe Fresno Police Department responded to a report of a prior sexual incident involving a teacher and a former student last month. Details of the initial investigation were the 17 year old victim was involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a Fresno High School teacher over the past two years. The victim was a former Fresno High School student who met the involved teacher 4 years ago while attending Fresno High School.

Detectives with the Fresno Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit responded to the reporting location and conducted immediate follow-up on this case. It was determined that the victim had been involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with Darren Klassen, a current Fresno High School English teacher who is 46 years old and a City of Clovis resident.


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West Coast Trucking Giant Passes Away: Joseph Pistacchio 95

MADERA - After a long and blessed life, Joseph "Joe" Pistacchio passed away on September 28, 2015, in Madera, CA. Joe died peacefully at home with his wife, Mary, and loved ones by his side. The young [ ... ]


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