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California probation chiefs brace for changes to the juvenile justice system

When Lee Seale became Sacramento County’s chief probation officer in 2013, officials at his juvenile hall were grappling with how to prevent probation officers from using force against young detainees after multiple lawsuits, the resignation of a prior leader and a judge’s decree.


Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Mercuryville, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning three miles from Mercuryville, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:38 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 mile.


Deputies investigate near drowning of child in Fresno County

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno County Sheriff's deputies confirmed the near drowning of a child in Tarpey Village. It happened Saturday evening on Bernadine Drive. Officials say the child was rushed to Clovis Community Medical Center. The condition of the child is unknown at this time.


Motorcyclist suffers injuries after colliding with vehicle

Fresno, California - A collision involving a motorcycle snarled traffic on Highway 99 Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. on 99 near Fresno St.


Gunshot victim tells dispatcher alleged shooter’s name, then refuses to cooperate, police say

A 38-year-old gunshot victim called for medical help Easter Sunday then refused to cooperate with investigators, according to Fresno police Lt. Stephen Viveros. The man was taken to the hospital with at least one gunshot wound to the lower body. He is in stable condition.


DNA from old razor helps solve California cold case from 40 years ago

ATASCADERO (CNN) - Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis


Walters: Why is California’s achievement gap so stubborn?

California has poured tens of billions of additional dollars into its public schools this decade on the assumption – or hope – that they would close the state’s stubborn academic “achievement gap.”


VIDEO: Mountain lion spotted in Tulare, released back into wild

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A mountain lion spotted in the neighborhoods of Tulare is on its way back to the wild. Police and Wildlife officers arrived in the area of Laspina and Ben Franklin just after 9 p.m. Saturday.


Panel weighs in on Trump's plan to place immigrants in sanctuary cities and the "No-Match" law

Fresno, CA - Fresno, CA - Alex Tavlian, Mario Santoyo and Samuel Molina share their concerns with President Trump's plan to place immigrants in sanctuary cities. They also weigh in on the reinstatement of the "No-Match" social security law. Our panel discusses how it could ultimately hurt our ag ind


Teen stabbed near Highway 99 in Fresno. He's in critical condition, police say

FRESNO, California - A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition after being stabbed near Parkway Drive in Fresno Friday night. At around 7:50 p.m., Fresno Police responded to a report of a stabbing at Belmont Avenue and Highway 99, says Lt. Bill Dooley.


Victim stabs suspect in self-defense following dispute in west central Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A dispute outside a west central Fresno Walgreens led to a stabbing in self-defense, according to police. The stabbing happened at 11:53 a.m. on Ashlan Avenue and Cornelia Avenue.


Fire crews battle rural fire in Fresno County; 60 percent contained

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Firefighters are the scene of a 49 acre windland fire in western Fresno County. Crews say the fire broke out near Panoche Road and Little Panoche Road Saturday afternoon.


California school wins international robotics tournament

MADERA, Calif. (AP) - A central California high school has been crowned world champions at an international robotics competition in Texas. The Fresno Bee reports that Madera High School’s 15-member “Madtown Robotics” team won the FIRST Robotics Championship in Houston Saturday.


Fresno muralist has no hard feelings after beloved mural is painted over

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Whether they're paying tribute to the past, or foreshadowing a buzzworthy future, Fresno is home to dozens of murals that tell stories of a diverse and vibrant culture.


Early morning fire injures one person in northeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fire crews are trying to determine the cause of mobile home fire in northwest Fresno. It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday near Marks and Ashlan. Video sent to us by an ABC30 insider shows the response as you see smoke pouring from out of the home.


Two armed suspects rob 7-Eleven clerk in Clovis, police say

CLOVIS, California - Clovis Police are searching for two armed suspects who reportedly robbed a 7-Eleven clerk Friday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m., officers responded to the store at Gettysburg and Peach avenues regarding two masked robbers. Their description is unknown.


California top cop Becerra won’t quit ‘essential’ war on Trump

California, with its track record as the most litigious state against President Donald Trump's agenda, still has plenty of momentum, according to its attorney general, who is digging in on everything from climate change to immigration.


Thousands hunt for eggs at Spring Fest 2019 in southeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Easter eggs, bounce houses, and carnival games were the perfect combination to draw thousands to Roosevelt High School Saturday afternoon. Spring Fest 2019, hosted by Fresno Parks and Rec and Neighborhood Church, featured bike safety demos, snow cones, cotton candy, and raff


Serving the heart of California since 1885

Aaron J. Wright, author of “Daisy has Autism.”. Author’s note: Today’s column is Part II of a review of the book, “Daisy Has Autism,” by Aaron J. Wright, a graduate of the 1993 class of Madera High School. The story tells of the trials of Arthur and Annie Russell, parents of a daughter, Magdalena, w


Man sentenced to 36 years in prison for raping and beating homeless woman in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man found guilty of raping and beating a homeless woman in Fresno has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. Micah Collins learned his fate in a Fresno County courtroom on Friday morning.