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Kings County Sheriff releases details surrounding officer-involved shooting that left one dead
HANFORD, California - Kings County Sheriff's Office is piecing together what led to a man kidnapping his own child and holding him at knife point Saturday night. Deputies got a call around 11 p.m. about a man chasing a child in the roadway of Houston Avenue and Highway 43 near Hanford.
Modesto man raped teenage girl in Ceres. He’s been found suitable for parole.
A 57-year-old Modesto man who raped a teenage girl at knifepoint 20 years ago in Ceres has been found suitable for parole. Jose Rodriguez was sentenced to serve 15 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting the 17-year-old girl after offering her a ride.
Father held son at knifepoint, shot and killed by deputies
HANFORD — A Hanford man was shot and killed by deputies Saturday night after Kings County Sheriff’s officials said he held his own child at knifepoint. Just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Kings County Sheriff's deputies said they responded to the 7600 block of Houston Avenue in Hanford regarding a repor
‘We are going to die tonight.’ Man killed by deputies in violent struggle over child
HANFORD - A man shot and killed over the weekend by Kings County sheriff’s deputies has been identified as 35-year-old Edgar Espinoza, who authorities said was holding a “large military-style knife” to his 9-year-old son’s neck when a deputy opened fire.
Suspect killed after holding his own child at knifepoint identified
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Kings County Sheriff's Office says Edgar Espinoza, 35, is the man who was shot and killed by deputies after he allegedly held his child at knifepoint Saturday night.
Santa was forced to take an Uber to his fundraiser event. His car was stolen in Fresno
FRESNO, California - A Fresno man who dresses as Santa to raise money for a Central Valley cat rescue had his car stolen the night before the event. Terry Barker, or Santa, was left to take an Uber, his wife Tammy Barker says.
Southeast Fresno residents will see a construction inconvenience for weeks
SOUTHEAST FRESNO, Calif. — FRESNO, Calif. (FOX) -- Some drivers in Southeast Fresno will be dealing with construction delays as busy on ramps to freeway 180 are now closed. They’re closed from North Temperance Avenue right off the westbound entrance to the 180 down to East Kings Canyon affecting bot
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampage
PORTERVILLE, Calif. – A man who went on a deadly shooting, carjacking and robbery rampage in California's Central Valley died Monday during a high-speed highway chase during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars, authorities said.
Man who ‘illegally’ razed his historic San Francisco home must rebuild an exact replica
Richard Neutra’s legacy of modernist architecture, marbled throughout southern California, has a quieter history in San Francisco. The Austrian-born architect designed just five homes in the city, including a Victorian rowhouse for refugees from Nazi Germany, his first redwood building, along with h
Former Deputy Sentenced to 35 Years for Sex With Inmates
A former Southern California sheriff's deputy who admitted coercing female jail inmates into sex has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison. The San Bernardino Sun reports Monday that Brian Derryberry pleaded guilty this month to a series of charges including sexual battery and sexual penetrat
Mexico theme park still offering 'Night Walk' illegal border crossing experience, amid migrant crisis
The treacherous trek to illegally cross into the United States is rife with peril, as migrants risk death, sexual assault and separation from their loved ones. And for less than $20, tourists can join in the journey.
Patient claims California plastic surgeon ‘experimented’ on her and altered medical records to hide it
If money was her only goal, Wendy Knecht could have walked away when she settled her lawsuit against a Pasadena plastic surgeon for $1 million. Instead, the Studio City woman is taking her case to the state, encouraging authorities to prosecute Dr. Max Lehfeldt’s for altering her medical records aft
California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun
A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr
Bizarre Police Pursuit of Suspected Stolen Ambulance Ends in Hesperia
A patient on his way to Temecula Valley Hospital allegedly got out of his restraints and stole an ambulance Sunday, leading police on a pursuit on the 15 Freeway from the Lake Elsinore area up the 15 Freeway before a foot-chase finish in Hesperia, according to the California Highway Patrol.
California Abandons Much Scorned Plan To Tax Text Messages
(CNN) — California regulators no longer plan to tax text messages. The California Public Utilities Commission said a new FCC ruling prevented the state from levying a tax on text plans. The state hoped to add new monthly feesonto wireless customers’ bills to increase funds for programs that bring co
Father held his son at knifepoint, deputy was forced to shoot him to rescue the child
KINGS COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Kings County Sheriff's Office says Edgar Espinoza, 35, is the man who was shot and killed by deputies after he allegedly held his child at knifepoint Saturday night.
California Abandons Text Message Fee Intended to Fund Programs for Underserved Residents
California regulators no longer plan to tax text messages. The California Public Utilities Commission said a new FCC ruling prevented the state from levying a tax on text plans. The state hoped to add new monthly fees onto wireless customers’ bills to increase funds for programs that bring connectiv
Storm expected to bring rough surf, gusty winds to the coast
A storm system is expected to bring gusty winds and a rough surf to the northern California coast on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a “high surf warning” along the coast from Sonoma County to Monterey County starting at 9 a.m. Sunday that was expected to continue to 9 p.m. Monday, indic
Southwest passenger claims airline forced her to leave pet fish at airport
A California woman is claiming a Southwest Airlines agent forced her to leave her pet fish at the airport last Wednesday. Lanice Powless, a University of Colorado student, was flying to California from Denver International Airport when she said a Southwest Airlines employee informed her that she wou
Deputies shoot and kill man holding knife to child's throat
Hanford, Calif. - A Dramatic rescue of a child after deputies said they shot and killed a man as he held a knife to a child's throat and was actively trying to hurt the child. Deputies said they got a call about a man chasing a child in the roadway in the area of Houston and 43 near Hanford Saturday