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Alleged MS-13 gang members targeted in Mendota bust expected to get trial next month

Thirteen alleged MS-13 gang members arrested during a recent operation carried out in Mendota by federal and local law enforcement are scheduled to be tried next month on a range of charges, including murder and street terrorism.


Can Gavin Newsom put California high-speed rail back on track? It may be up to Trump

It’s survived cost overruns, lengthy delays and a public scolding from the new governor. Now California’s controversial high-speed rail project faces what may be its toughest test yet: presidential opposition.


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Fresno County Sheriff's deputy honored for saving 9-year-old boy's life

FRESNO, California - Several deputes from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office were sworn in or promoted up the ranks at Fresno Veterans Memorial Thursday morning. Some were honored for their heroic efforts while wearing the badge.


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


5 rescued after vehicle gets stranded in river near Mendota

FRESNO COUNTY, California - Five people were rescued from the San Joaquin River after authorities say their vehicle got stranded near Mendota on Tuesday morning, Fresno County Fire said.


Faster Route To I-5 For Fresnans

The conventional wisdom is that never-ending cost overruns and never-ending management woes killed the original vision for California’s bullet train project. But perhaps humanity’s never-ending quest for newer and better and more varied methods of transportation is equally responsible.


Roadkill could become legal to eat in California

SACRAMENTO (CNN) - A proposed California state law would make it legal for residents to road kill. That's right -- Senate Bill 395 would allow people who accidentally hit and kill wild animals on California roads to recover the edible portions.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather

LOS ANGELES — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.


Five Rescued From SUV Stuck In San Joaquin River

MENDOTA (KMJ/KMPH) — Five people have been rescued from a partially submerged SUV, after CHP said it had been forced into the river by the current. Officers arrived at the scene west of Mendota, where San Mateo Avenue meets the river, at around 7.30am. There they found the occupants standing on the


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


California student challenges school over not being allowed to wear 'MAGA' hat

FRESNO (KSEE) - A politically active Central Valley student is told she can't wear her "Make American Great Again" hat on campus. She's now challenging the school district's decision, saying her first amendment right is being violated.


Trump administration ends talks with California on emissions, climate change

The Trump administration Thursday broke off negotiations with California over limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, blaming state officials for failing to offer “a productive alternative” to the White House’s plans.


California prosecutors will hit legal roadblock in seeking death penalty against suspect in 1973 murder

California prosecutors have said they're weighing capital punishment for the man accused of strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1973 — but legal experts insisted Thursday that's not possible.


Cold snap: Snow flurries possible for all of Southern California except coast

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Low-lying regions of Southern California may see some rare snow Thursday as a big blast of cold air moves into the region. The cold front is moving down from Nevada, and it could mean snow could fall anywhere in the Southland, except for the coastline, which is a very rare


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits

Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit


Embattled California DMV gets its third director in just 32 days

The agency struggling to register licenses is also struggling to find a leader. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has gone through two directors in just over a month. The latest leadership shake-up came on Jan. 30, when acting director Kathleen Webb replaced acting director Bill Davidson,


Valley farmers fear threat of more hail, freezing temperatures

Hail pounded parts of the city and farmland west of Fresno overnight. Plastic coverings over rows of vegetables were knocked down, and lots of blossoms were knocked off of the trees. Damage assessments are being made, but the threat of more hail, and an overnight freeze warning are a potential conce