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Two suspected gang members dead after high-speed chase

Two people are dead following a high-speed chase through Tulare County. The incident started just after 3 p.m. when administrators at J.J. Cairns High School, located in the 200 block of North Harvard Avenue, called Lindsay police. Administrators told officers there were "suspicious gang members"

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-21 01:27:10

Storm has caused some road closures, car accidents

Bakersfield has gotten around three-quarters of an inch of rain so far from the storm that came in Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford. Kevin Durfee, a meteorologist with the organization, said that the mountain areas of Kern County have received between an inch of rain up

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - 2018-03-21 21:12:00

Highway 41 near Atascadero partially closed while crews remove crashed car | The Tribune

Drivers traveling through northern San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday should avoid Highway 41, where crews are clearing a car that drove off the road, the CHP said. Motorists will encounter delays west of Atascadero on Highway 41 between San Gabriel and Los Altos roads, according to an Atascadero P

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 19:26:54

Heavy rain brings car crashes, flooding, slides to SLO County | The Tribune

A woman was killed in a weather-related car crash Wednesday afternoon as heavy rainfall continued to pour down across San Luis Obispo County, causing minor flooding in the South County and rock slides on the North Coast. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service expanded its flash flood watch to inclu

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 02:57:00

Tulare County Detectives Search for Person of Interest in Residential Burglary

TULARE COUNTY, California - Tulare County Sheriff's Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a person of interest regarding a burglary investigation in Kingsburg. Detectives say the man, pictured above, is wanted for questioning. Officials say the burglary happened February 27th short

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-21 23:20:30

Crime and police stories: March 5-18

Staff Reports HANFORD - The Hanford Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a prowler who attempted to break into a home over the weekend. Just after midnight on Sunday, Hanford police said they were dispatched to the 2000 Block of Freedom Street regarding a prowler call. Of


Tulare city manager fires police chief on same day he's terminated as well | The Fresno Bee

Tulare city manager fires police chief on same day he's terminated as well Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley has been fired five months after being placed on leave with no public explanation. This time, however, a letter telling him he was being fired Tuesday offered some rationale for the terminatio

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 19:21:00

Southbound Highway 99 shut down near Earlimart following crash that left a CHP officer injured

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Southbound Highway 99 is shut down for traffic near Earlimart, just north of Kern County, according to Caltrans. According to our sister station ABC30 in Fresno, a crash that left a California Highway Patrol officer injured led to the shut down. The CHP officer was responding

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 05:04:07

Visalia tax preparer arrested, accused of fraud, falsifying tax documents

VISALIA, California - A south valley tax preparer is in custody, accused of identity theft and fraud. Visalia police arrested Brandy Engman, 49, today at her office 'Engman Tax Service'. Police began investigating Engman nearly seven months ago for credit card fraud. During their investigation they


Man high on THC blamed for head-on collision near Stratford

The California Highway Patrol said a Visalia man under the influence of the marijuana drug THC was arrested after a head-on collision Thursday afternoon near Stratford. The CHP said Edgar Gonzalez, 19, was northbound on Highway 41 north of Nevada Avenue in a Ford F-150 pickup when he crossed into so


Jury: Rail company's negligence not cause of girl's death

A jury says Conrail was negligent but didn't cause the death of a 13-year-old girl who was struck by a train while walking her bicycle in suburban Detroit. The verdict was returned Friday in Detroit federal court. Shyan Frye was killed in 2011 at a rail crossing in Wayne County's Huron Township. The


SLO County Jail inmate died naked on the floor as deputies watched, chilling video shows | The Tribune

Note to readers: This story contains graphic information. After releasing an inmate who'd been bound naked in a restraint chair for 46 hours, sheriff's deputies at the San Luis Obispo County Jail watched as the man writhed on the floor, lost consciousness and later died, video obtained by The Tribun


Former high school football star killed in officer involved shooting

TULARE, CA - A fatal officer-involved shooting in Tulare has some in the central valley questioning how police handle the mentally ill. Bus driver Stephen Boswell was heading home from work Monday when he says he was attacked by a stranger in Tulare about 60 minutes north of Bakersfield. He hit me


Two women arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle

CORCORAN - Two women were arrested Monday after Corcoran Police Department officials said they found a stolen vehicle in their possession. Aaround 5:45 p.m., Corcoran officers received an alert from a LoJack stolen vehicle recovery device mounted in a patrol car, officials said. The alert indicated


Tulare PD: Tucoemas robber caught in Northern California

A suspected robber, who used a bicycle as his getaway car, is behind bars after police linked him to two other credit union robberies in California. The Madera man's bike wasn't fast enough to outrun Auburn police who arrested the man on Monday. Timothy Mckenna tried robbing a First U.S. Community


Over 400 pounds of marijuana seized and destroyed

LEMOORE - A compliance check on a marijuana grow led to the seizure of over 400 pounds of marijuana, said Kings County Narcotic Task Force officials. In early February, task force investigators said they went to 12419 17th Ave. in Lemoore and spoke with the occupants of the home. There were approxim


Police chase leads to arrest

PORTERVILLE - California Highway Patrol officers arrested a Hanford man Friday on suspicion of evading a police officer and possessing a stolen vehicle. At 8:17 a.m., the CHP received a report of a stolen vehicle near Avenue 308 and Road 64. The vehicle was a white 2014 Ford truck and was soon spot


Police: $80,000 in cash, 500 pounds of pot found at honey oil house

STOCKTON - Two men remain in hospitalized in critical condition and a woman is in jail after an explosion at a Brookside neighborhood home led to the discovery of a butane honey oil lab. The Stockton Fire Department was dispatched about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to the scene of a fire at a home in the 430


SLO County sheriff announces $1 million drug bust, search for 5 suspects | The Tribune

Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced one of the largest drug seizures in San Luis Obispo County history Thursday - the result of a year-and-a-half-long investigation of an operation with "tentacles all the way down in Mexico." Parkinson made the announcement at a news conference while standing beside two


Family of man fatally shot by police marches to Tulare City Hall

Carrying signs that read "Justice for Jontell" and "Treat the Ill, Not Kill the Ill," about 100 marchers took to the streets of Tulare on Wednesday, showing their displeasure at the recent fatal police shooting of a 27-year-old man. The family of that man, Jontell Reedom led the marchers, most of wh