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Funnel cloud spotted over Madera Lake
A funnel cloud has been spotted over Madera. ABC30 Insider Jade Munoz said she spotted the cloud over Madera Lake and sent in the above pictures of the cloud. A funnel cloud is a rotating funnel-shaped cloud and differs from a tornado because it has not touched down, according to the NWS.
Fresno Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Arrested
28-year old Marcelino Higareda has been a wanted man since October 31, 2018. A few hours into Halloween, Higareda approached a man at the Arco Gas Station on McKinley and Fresno, believing that the man belonged to a rival gang.
Madera County Donates Land For New EMC SPCA Shelter
AHWAHNEE – Madera County is giving 75 acres in Awhawnee to the Eastern Madera County SPCA to help the organization complete its new, no-kill animal shelter. On Tuesday, the board of supervisors OK’d the donation of 75.33 acres of “surplus” county land to EMC SPCA. The organization’s president said t
California among states considering caregiver tax credits
Gloria Brown didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Her husband, Arthur Brown, 79, has Alzheimer’s disease and had spent most of the night pacing their bedroom, opening and closing drawers, and putting on and taking off his jacket.
Merced County sheriff’s deputies convicted in misdemeanor bar fight. Will they be disciplined?
Two Merced County Sheriff’s sergeants — one of whom is an elected official — pleaded no contest Wednesday to public disturbance charges following the beating of another peace officer and a bystander who was unwittingly dragged into an altercation, according to witnesses.
Gang member from Washington arrested in Fresno after being found with loaded gun
A gang member from Washington was arrested in Fresno, police say. Louis Quintana was arrested Wednesday on N. Parkway in Fresno. According to police, Quintana was a passenger in a car that police pulled over. He was arrested for having a loaded firearm.
Second Wind 5k Returns to Madera!
MADERA, Calif - Race with friends and help those in need in Madera!. The Second Wind 5K and Kids Mini Sprint is back for its 6th year. Participants race around the Madera Speedway and Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit the Madera Rescue Mission and Madera County Food Bank, over $100,000 has been donated
Flood Of Comments Dunk On Central California Gang Member’s Civil War-Style Revolver
FRESNO (CBS13) – A Facebook post on an admitted gang member’s arrest has gone viral thanks to his apparent taste for rustic guns. Back on March 11, Fresno police announced they had arrested 19-year-old Amador Carlos Martinez during a gang violence reduction mission in the city.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is developing a bad habit: ignoring the will of voters
Gov. Gavin Newsom has drawn heavy flak for kissing off the voters on capital punishment. He’s also ignoring promises made to voters when they supported a gas tax and vehicle fee increase.
California woman arrested for elder, animal abuse after dad, 96, found in home with up to 700 rats, cops say
A California woman was arrested after authorities discovered her 96-year-old father and multiple pets living inside a home in conditions described as "not fit for human living" with up to 700 rats inside, officials said Tuesday.
Fresno PD: Deputy chief's gun and badge stolen from her car. She could face a penalty
FRESNO, California - An investigation is underway after a gun and badge belonging to a deputy chief for the Fresno Police Department was stolen from her car. Under California law, she could be facing an infraction.
Get a free ticket to ride into California’s history
Travelers can take a historic train ride in California’s Gold Country for free the first weekend in April. It’s the kickoff weekend for Railtown 1897 State Historic Park’s throwback excursions along 6 miles of rugged hilly landscape.
Most Wanted: Homicide tips needed
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Crime has a big impact on the Central Valley, but your anonymous tips can help. Detective John Hustedde with the Fresno Police Department visited Great Day to talk about the Central Valley's Most Wanted.
Stabbing victim found in serious condition in central Fresno
FRESNO, California - A victim of a stabbing was found in central Fresno Wednesday night, and police say he's in critical condition. Lt. Bill Dooley with the Fresno Police Department says a man in his 40s was in an alley near Shields and Wilson avenues when he was stabbed multiple times.
Fresno city, faith leaders speaking out against proposed "STOP" ordinance
FRESNO, Calif. - "Is that who Fresno is," Fresno City Council member Esmeralda Soria asked Wednesday?. Soria questioning the proposed "STOP" ordinance, or "Safe Transfer of Objects to Pedestrians," which would criminalize handing anything out of a car, to anyone on the street.
County Hatches Plan to Combat Pigeon Problem
MADERA – Madera County has a pigeon problem. Hundreds of the birds have taken up residence in and around the downtown Government Center and its open-air parking structure. The large pigeon population creates a health hazard as their droppings can spread disease. The bird feces can also cause damage
Take a drone flight along the political divide southeast of Fresno
In the rural area of Lone Star, three congressional districts meet up. Depending on where you live, you may be represented by the vastly different politics of Devin Nunes, Jim Costa and TJ Cox.
Fresno considers law to ban drivers from handing cash or goods to people on the street
FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno City Council will weigh in on an ordinance that would make it illegal to hand people cash or anything else through your car window while you're at an intersection.
Merced woman killed running across Highway 99 during traffic stop, CHP says
MERCED COUNTY, California - A Merced woman was killed on Highway 99 near Atwater when she ran across the highway during a traffic stop Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said.
Inspiring the Valley: Fresno Police Activities League helps youth realize their full potential
FRESNO COUNTY, California - When the Fresno Police Activities League (PAL) was founded 27 years ago, its goal was to keep kids out of trouble by building a positive relationship with them.