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Plaza Park Pickleball Court Dedication and Grand Opening

VISALIA – The City of Visalia Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the dedication and grand opening of the Plaza Park Pickleball courts on Saturday, June 17th at 8.am. (1800 S. Pla [ ... ]


Body Found in Selma Vineyard

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SELMA - Around 1:45 pm on Thursday, an ag worker discovered a man lying in a vineyard with visible injuries.  He was located in the area of Mountain View Ave. and Bethel Ave. in Selma.  Cal  [ ... ]


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Thomas Selected in the 7th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft

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FRESNO - Fresno State junior left-handed pitcher Ricky Tyler Thomas was selected in the 7th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
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Grizzlies Take Rubber Match from Chihuahuas, 11-5

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A.J. Reed, Colin Moran and Tony Kemp all homer to power Fresno on Sunday in El Paso EL PASO - The Fresno Grizzlies (31-33) continued their rapid turnaround, winning for the 13th time in 17 games Su [ ... ]


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Massive Cash Jackpot Winner Celebrates Table Mountain's 30th Anniversary With Huge Win!

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FRIANT -- Table Mountain Casino Player's Club member Raymond, of Visalia, is celebrating Table Mountain Casino's 30th Anniversary as the latest winner of Table Mountain Casino's totally rand [ ... ]


Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feat [ ... ]


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EDITRIAL: Comedian Kathy Griffin - Severely Burned

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EDITORIAL - Kathy Griffin crossed the line and CNN did the right thing in firing her. Griffin recently did a photo shoot holding up a decapitated bloody head resembling President Donald Trump. 

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Be Safe This Saint Patricks Weekend

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EDITORIAL - St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holida [ ... ]


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FPD Warn Car Breakins Lead to Idenity Theft Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 13:46
FRESNO - In an ongoing effort to educate the public and reduce crime, the Fresno Police Deaprtment's Northeast Investigations unit would like to post the following maps of where vehicle burglaries have occurred during the past 14 days.

During the past 14 days, 42 vehicles were broken into in the Northeast Policing District. This is 17 less than the previous 14 days, which is a 28.8% decrease. The predominant method of entry continues to be window smash to gain access to items in sight.
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Fresno PD Arrest Armed Man Wearing Military Vest in Bar Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 13:36
FRESNO - On Sunday, June 4, 2017, just before 11pm, Southwest District officers from the Fresno Police Departmentreceived a call of a gunman inside the El Patio Bar near F and Inyo streets in the Chinatown area.

The caller reported seeing a man inside the business who was pacing back and forth, while holding a large caliber gun in his hand. At one point, the male sat down at the bar and kept the firearm on his lap. In the meantime, at least 10 customers were still inside the bar.
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Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Explosion on Hwy 99 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 14:25

ATWATER - One man is dead following a fiery explosion on Freeway 99 in Atwater. The unidentified truck driver lost control of his tanker-truck which contained over 9000 gallons of gasoline as he exited the freeway.

The Applegate exit on the south-bound side of Freeway 99 is a sharp 45 degree right-hand turn, which the driver failed to negotiate. The truck turned over onto it's side emptying the 9000 gallons of fuel on to the roadway threatening several restaurants and an AMPM Gas Station as it ignited.

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DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Memorial Weekend Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 May 2017 14:27
CLOVIS - Officers from the Clovis Police Department’s Traffic Division will be deployed this Memorial weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and /or arrests.

High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.

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FSO Ag Task Force Detectives Arrest Man for Additional Bee Hive Thefts Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 13:47
FRESNO - On May 22, 2017, a detective with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Ag Task Force arrested 51 year old Pavel Tveretinov of Sacramento. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail and faces 10 felony counts for possession of stolen property. His bail has been set at $67,500.

On April 28, 2017, detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Ag Task Force began an investigation into the theft of bee hives. FSO Detectives and deputies with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office went to an orchard near the intersection of East Central Avenue and South Temperance Avenue in Fresno and discovered more than 100 hives, which had been reported stolen from Madera County.
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Oscar Chapa Sr (83)
23/06/2017

Oscar Chapa Sr (83), of Madera, CA, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at a Fresno hospital.  Oscar was born in Laredo, TX, but lived in Madera for the last 70 years. He was a retired clerk for  [ ... ]


Former Big Top & Sub Shop Owner Passes: Jack Johnson at 85
10/06/2017

Jack Johnson (85), beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away on June 4, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born on February 21, 1932 in Mississippi to Eloise and Lemmie Johnson.  [ ... ]


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