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Kings County Sheriff's Office patrol aircraft makes emergency landing

CORCORAN — A Kings County Sheriff’s Office patrol aircraft made an emergency landing in Corcoran Wednesday night after experiencing sudden engine failure. Around 8:35 p.m., officials said Kings County Sheriff's Office patrol aircraft, SkyKing1, was over the city of Corcoran on routine patrol.


Hanford Gourmet: Railroads, food, and Chinatowns

Last week I spent two very full days with a couple of historic architecture preservationists in China Alley. We spoke of the railroad. We spoke of food. We spoke of how my ancestry originated in Southern China and re-rooted itself along Hanford’s China Alley. They were impressed with our China Alley


Southern California hit by tiny earthquakes every 3 minutes, study finds

WASHINGTON -- There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in Southern California - 10 times more than seismologists had thought. But most of those earthquakes are so tiny that no one feels them.


Contreras crowned Miss Teen California U.S.

HANFORD — Hanford native Mikayla Contreras has added another tiara to her collection. The Hanford West student was crowned Miss Teen California United States on March 31 in Oceanside at the Miss California United States pageant.


California couple who shackled children face life in prison

LOS ANGELES – The desperate cry for help came from a girl who had lived in such isolation for 17 years that she didn't know her address, the month of the year or what the word medication meant.


Fight at California Prison Seriously Injures 3 Inmates

A fight at a Southern California prison has left three inmates with serious injuries. State corrections officials say seven prisoners attacked an inmate Thursday morning at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.


Third Person Arrested In Vegas In Slaying Of California Doctor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas.


Firefighters to 'Fill the Boot' on Friday

HANFORD — Members of the Hanford Firefighters Local 3898 will hit the streets Friday with their boots in hand for the firefighters' annual "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related life-threatening dise


Amber Alert issued for missing California teen

Two murder suspects considered "armed and dangerous" in California were last seen driving a car with a Nevada license plate. It's believed the teen daughter of one of the suspects is with them.


Boyfriend of Playboy Model Accused in Killing of California Psychiatrist Is 3rd Suspect Arrested in Case

Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas. Records showed 27-year-old Jon Logan Kennison was booked Wednesday into the Clark County jail on murder and conspiracy charges in the sl


Woman Allegedly Had Sex Multiple Times with Both Daughters' Underage Boyfriends

Fresno TV station KFSN reports that a mother in Tulare, California has been accused of having sex with both of her daughters' underage boyfriends. A Tulare County deputy district attorney wrote that the 41-year-old Coral Lytle "took advantage of a position of trust to molest two boys who she met whe


Two Central California murders stumped cops for 40 years. The key was sitting in a bathroom cabinet

With the illness marching through his body and his time running low, Arthur Rudy Martinez turned himself in. It was April 2014. Twenty years earlier, Martinez had escaped from a Washington state prison where he was serving a life sentence for robbery and rape convictions. Running from authorities, M


Pilot killed in plane crash at Southern California airport: report

A pilot was killed Thursday evening after a small twin-engine airplane crashed shortly after taking off the runway of a small municipal airport in Southern California, according to reports.


3 Convicted In California Of Trafficking Cocaine Worth $28M

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal prosecutors say three South American men face life in prison after being convicted in California of trafficking $28 million worth of cocaine on the open ocean.


Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.


Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Parkfield, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening five miles from Parkfield, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 8:15 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.


Hanford takes steps in Community Choice Aggregation plan

HANFORD — The Hanford City Council had a full agenda for its meeting Tuesday night, which included discussions on Community Choice Aggregation and a new playground at Lacey Park.


21-year-old and 17-year-old arrested following armed robbery in Visalia

Visalia, california - Visalia police said officers responded to an armed robbery at the Flyers Market on East Mineral King. The clerk said two masked men entered the business, armed with a sawed-off shotgun, and demanded money around 12:30 am Wednesday morning.


Calendar Events for April – May

April 20: Annual Lincoln Oval Park PAL Easter Egg Hunt. Hosted by Visalia Police Activities League (PAL,) over 4000 eggs hidden within the park and each egg will have a prize. If you’re lucky, your little one may pick an egg with a ticket for an even bigger prize! The Easter bunny will be there for


15-month-old dies days after falling into pool in Visalia

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 15-month-old was taken off life support Wednesday morning days after the child had fallen into a pool in Visalia, police say. According to a report, on April 12 officers responded to a home near West Sunnyside Court and South University Street following a call that a child