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Head-on crash forces Caltrans to close Highway 41 in Madera County

A head-on crash on Highway 41 near Road 200 in Madera County is forcing the road to be closed, Caltrans said Wednesday. The crash happened about 2:50 p.m., the CHP said. Caltrans said to expect delays and advised drivers to use alternate routes. It is unknown when the highway will be reopened.

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 23:03:00

Clovis police looking for woman who used stolen credit card to buy gift cards | The Fresno Bee

Clovis police are looking for a woman who is accused of using a stolen credit card to buy $400 in gift cards. Video surveillance shows the woman walking into the Starbucks at Herndon and Fowler avenues on Feb. 22 and buying the gift cards. Ty Wood, Clovis police service officer, said that it's not

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 19:17:00

He was trying to drown a puppy, Madera police say

A Madera man arrested after allegedly trying to choke and drown a puppy is in custody on animal cruelty charges, police say. He was identified as Nathan Flores. Madera police booked Nathan Flores on animal cruelty charges after neighbors reported he was choking and trying to drown a puppy. Police s

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 16:49:00

Clovis Unified rejects proposed charter school that would teach in English and Punjabi | The Fresno Bee

The Clovis Unified School District Board unanimously rejected a proposal Wednesday to establish an English-Punjabi charter school in the district. Supporters of the school, including members of the Punjabi community, made up most of the audience at the March 21 meeting. Many wore stickers with the

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-22 04:45:00

Woman killed in Highway 168 crash Monday identified

FRESNO, California - The woman killed in a crash on Highway 168 Monday night has been identified. Jina Traxson, 66, of Fresno, was killed after another driver lost control of his vehicle while getting on the highway at Shields Avenue around 11:40 p.m. The driver hit a the concrete center median on t

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-20 22:54:42

His sister wouldn't give up the video game controller, so the boy shot and killed her, police say | The Fresno Bee

When Dijonae White, 14, and her 9-year-old brother got into an argument over a video game Saturday, he knew right where the gun was, police say. Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told WTVA that the .25 caliber bullet the boy fired Saturday went through his sister's brain, a swift and tragic end to their argume

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-20 13:31:00

Two Fresno Police motorcycle officers injured in crash

Just before 1 p.m. on Monday, investigators say the driver of a Nissan Titan pulled out in front two motorcycle officers on Fresno Street at Lewis Street in Central Fresno. Both of the veteran officers were thrown from their bikes and hit the passenger side of the truck. Both officers were awake and

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-03-20 21:40:10

Fresno State provost appointed as CSU Bakersfield president

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny as president of CSU Bakersfield, according to a news release. Zelezny will be the fifth president of the university and the first woman to take that role. She will succeed current president Dr

CSUFRESNO.EDU - 2018-03-21 13:41:08

Updated: 'Show me your hands.' Police video shows death of Stephon Clark in a hail of gunfire | The Fresno Bee

Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark dead Sunday night within seconds of encountering him next to his grandparents' home in south Sacramento, video released Wednesday by the department shows. About six minutes after the shooting, after backup arrives, an officer can be heard telling another officer

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 22:49:00

Teen with Down syndrome stripped of badges as he nears Eagle Scout rank, lawsuit says | The Fresno Bee

Chad Blythe recalled just how happy his son was after learning that his Eagle Scout project had been approved in November. "When we actually got the approval, he was so elated," Blythe told Fox13, "and the three people that approved it actually took pictures of it because he was so happy and overjo

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-20 16:19:00

A 12-year-old started playing with a dog. A deputy punched her in the face, Texas cops say | The Fresno Bee

It began at Oakwood BBQ in Austin, Texas. It ended with a 12-year-old girl in the hospital and a sheriff's deputy in handcuffs. It was shortly before 8 p.m. on March 3 when sheriff's deputy Jack Danford Jr. was sitting at the back of the restaurant with his daughter and her boyfriend while a 12-year


Attempted robbery in Fresno Walmart parking lot, police say

Fresno police say two suspects tried to rob a woman in the parking lot of the Walmart Supercenter on Herndon and Ingram avenues. Officials say the two suspects then took off, but police found them at Morris and Briarwood avenues, near Bullard and Marks, where they were taken into custody. We have


Man booked on attempted murder charges after allegedly ramming cars in Lemoore | The Fresno Bee

A man who rammed two cars in Lemoore Monday faces attempted murder and other charges, police say. The 26-year-old suspect was identified as Damian Alston, 26, of South Carolina. Police said Alston, in a stolen car, intentionally slammed into a car at a Fastrip fueling station, forcing that car into


Fresno Unified reviewing dress code policy

8-year-old Layla Sysaknois missed two weeks of school at Columbia Elementary after her mother says she was placed on in-school suspension because of her haircut. "I've been told I either have to cut it all off or I have to wait until her hair grows back completely before she can attend school again,


Victim identified in gruesome Southeast Fresno shooting

Authorities are still working to track down the shooter in a deadly attack in Southeast Fresno. At this point, they have no leads on the gunman. Elias Lopez, 33, was shot to death Saturday night in a trailer across the street from his home on Thomas and Recreation. Police aren't saying how many bull


Jury orders Fresno heart surgeon to pay $55.6 million to family of man left in coma | The Modesto Bee

Fresno surgeon Pervaiz Chaudhry must pay $55.6 million to the family of a man who was left in a coma following a heart operation six years ago that ended badly at Community Regional Medical Center, a jury ruled Monday in Fresno Superior Court. Now, the same jury will determine how much money in puni


Police seize stolen .40 caliber gun from Fresno suspect

Officers seized a loaded .40 caliber handgun from a Lee Street gang member late Sunday in southwest Fresno, police reported. Arrested was Treyvon Hall, 18. Sgt. Ignacio Ruiz said Hall was taken into custody on firearms charges after the Taurus pistol, reportedly stolen from a home in San Bernardino,


Man suffers major injuries after early morning crash in Fresno County

One man is recovering in the hospital after an early morning crash in Fresno County. It happened just before 6:30 on Lincoln and Marks just west of the town of Easton. A Highway Patrol officer at the scene said the van was heading west on Lincoln, turning south onto Marks, when it collided with the


Madera County District Attorney struck while driving

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. - The Madera County District Attorney is recovering after he said someone intentionally threw a metal object through his windshield while driving home from work. District Attorney David Linn provided pictures showing his damaged windshield. Linn said he was driving eastbound


Fresno Police is investigating a deadly shooting in Southeast Fresno

Fresno Police is investigating a shooting in Southeast Fresno that left one man dead. Officers received an alert from the department's shot spotter system just after 10pm Saturday night indicating several gunshots near Belmont and Chestnut. Police arrived and found a man slumped over inside a car. T