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Kings River Closed to Recreational Users

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FRESNO COUNTY - Effective immediately, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is closing the Kings River from Pine Flat Dam to the Tulare and Kings County lines. Sheriff Margaret Mims has made this orde [ ... ]


A Victory for Digital Privacy: AB 165 Halted in California Assembly

SACRAMENTO - Facing staunch coalition opposition, Assembly Member Jim Cooper has pulled AB 165 from consideration by the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. More than 60 leading civi [ ... ]


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Edison's Matt Johnson to Lead Madera South's Football Program

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MADERA - Less than a month after the resignation of Dane Cook, former Madera South High School Varsity Football Coach, the Stallions have a new leader. Matt Johnson, former varsity football coach from [ ... ]


Fresno State Announces New Ticketing Option: The Bulldog Pass

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FRESNO - Fresno State Athletics announced the unveiling of the Bulldog Pass on Monday, a new mobile ticketing option exclusively available for Fresno State Young Alumni and Fresno State Faculty/St [ ... ]


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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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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 [ ... ]


Madera County Supervisor takes water war to D.C.

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EDITORIAL - During the annual legislative conference in Washington D.C., Madera County Supervisor David Rogers let lawmakers and supervisors from across the nation know he means business when it comes [ ... ]


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Fresno Police Department Implements CodeRED Community Notification System Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:31

New high-speed notification solution for time-sensitive messages and alerts

FRESNO –  The Fresno Police Department is proud to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to residents of Fresno. Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system can also enhance our community engagement via the release of important but non-emergency information ranging from road closures and special event schedule changes, and even include other City of Fresno services.

“Upon evaluating our current notification system and other available options, we chose CodeRED for its innovative features, user-friendly platform, and information security,” said Fresno Police Chief, Jerry Dyer. “We’re excited to have the ability to communicate with our residents through text, phone, email and social media.”

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Driver Refuses to Stop for Pursuing Officers Because He Does Not Want to Get Caught With Marijuana Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:26
FRESNO - Early Tueday morning a patrol officer from the Fresno Police Department saw a driver in a Toyota Camry at Cheryl/Saginaw refuse to yield for the flashing lights of a school bus as children were getting off of the bus. The driver, later identified as 30 year old Emtwon Joseph James Anderson, refused to yield to the officers code lights when the officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the Camry.

A slow speed pursuit occurred in the area of Shaw and Marty avenues. During the pursuit, there was minimal traffic on the roadway. As the patrol officer chased the Camry eastbound on Shaw Avenue at Marty Avenue, Anderson made a northbound turn onto Marty Avenue against a red traffic signal.
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"Armed" Suspect Arrested Inside Madera Marshall's Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 09:56

MADERA - Early Sunday evening officers from the Madera Police Department descended on the Marshall's Department Store near the Madera District Fairgrounds for reports of a man with a gun.

A concerned citizen contact the Madera Police after they saw a man in the store with a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants. Police contacted the store's security, who was maintaining surveillance of the suspect and a group of individuals who were in the process of stealing items from the store.

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Man Shoots Up Home, Kills Stepfather, Injures Mother and Three Others Print E-mail
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Saturday, 25 March 2017 19:46
FRESNO - The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has electronically booked 26 year old Kyle Holaday into the Fresno County Jail. The Fresno man is facing charges of murder, attempted murder and animal cruelty.

At 7:00 pm on March 24, 2017, Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots being fired inside a home located on the 300 block of S. Villa Ave. in Fresno. Deputies arrived and found a total of five people with gunshot wounds. One was deceased and the other four were transported to the hospital.
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Bacon vs. Tacos: The Official Showdown Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:34
FRESNO – The Fresno Tacos (nee, Grizzlies) have had enough. Fed up (pun intended) after months of back and forth on Twitter, the organization announced at a press conference the morning of (Taco) Tuesday, March 21 that they’re making the “Bacon vs. Tacos” competition official with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and their bizarre bacon fetish. No longer will the Taco Capital of The World be disrespected without consequence.

The two organizations have made waves on the promotional front the last several seasons, especially as it concerns food that makes each region unique. While it was the “Fresno Tacos” taking home the Golden Bobblehead for Minor League Baseball’s top promotion in 2015, the “Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks” followed suit, winning the award in 2016. So it’s high time things
are settled to see who is really number one (the Tacos).
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