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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 gambles. He tips staff. He eats alone. All the while, he stocks his Vegas suite with guns. | The Fresno Bee

Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the e

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-22 18:19:00

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

Fresno schools locked down after suspect, possibly armed, runs on campus | The Fresno Bee

Two schools in southeast Fresno were locked down Thursday morning after an armed robbery suspect ran onto a campus near Church and Chestnut avenues, Fresno police reported. The incident took place about 9:15 a.m. at Aynesworth Elementary School in the 4700 block of East Burns Avenue, Lt. Mark Hudson

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-22 16:46:00

Car into a Canal in Madera County

MADERA - A couple suffered minor injuries after their car hit a patch of water and they wound up in a canal. It happened around six this morning on Avenue 12 and Road 24 in Madera County. That portion of road is now closed because of flooding. MADERA - A couple suffered minor injuries after their ca

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-22 14:18:42

'I was sent to end you,' he told man who taunted him. Then he swung his machete, Hawaii police say | The Fresno Bee

Witnesses said tensions were high between two Hawaii men on the bus ride to a Maui mall on Sunday. But they didn't know it would end in murder charges. Eduardo Alejandro Cerezo, 35, became agitated when he boarded the bus and noticed that another man - Kumulipo Sylva, 23 - was staring at him from th

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-22 20:16:00

Family left without home after car rams into Northeast Fresno apartment

A family has been displaced from their home after a car ran into their apartment on Wednesday in Northeast Fresno. The crash left behind a gaping hole in their wall. Officers said the driver lost control while trying to park their car. The vehicle hit a pole and then rammed into the wall. Police don

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-03-22 12:52:37

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

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


An Atwater inmate found unresponsive has died, officials say

A prisoner at U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater was pronounced dead Tuesday, a day after being found unresponsive in his cell, according to prison officials. Thomas Douglas Smith was discovered in his cell at about 7 a.m. on Monday and staff began life-saving measures, officials said in a news release.


Person killed after being hit by car in Fresno County

According to the California Highway Patrol, a person was hit and killed by a car in the area of State Route 145 and Kamm Avenue in Fresno County. Emergency personnel are on the scene. Officials said to expect delays if you are traveling through this area. Northbound lanes are currently blocked. Stay


She found a dead newborn on her deck. Neighbor had tossed the baby over a fence, Colorado cops say | Merced Sun-Star

A Colorado woman was getting ready to use the hot tub on her deck in January when her dog smelled something unusual - leading to a horrifying discovery. There was a dead newborn on the back deck of the woman's Highlands Ranch, Colo., home on Jan. 2, KDVR reports. When the woman found the child, its


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

4 car crash on the 168 in East Central Fresno leaves 1 dead and another injured

One person is dead after multiple crashes along the 168 freeway in East Central Fresno. It happened just after 11:30 Monday night on the Shields onramp to the 168. CHP officers said a car was driving on the on-ramp when it lost control, went off the embankment, and landed on its side at the center d


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


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


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


Slain toddler from Chowchilla identified by family. Suspect to appear in court. | Merced Sun-Star

The 2-year-old boy who was beaten, killed and left at Madera gas station has been identified by family members as Emmanuel Burton. The child was in the care of "family friend" Cornell Jackson, when he died last week, Chowchilla Police Department Lt. Jeff Palmer said. Police are waiting for the autop


Deputies looking for 10-year-old with special needs who walked away from Merced County school

The Merced County Sheriffs Office is currently searching for a 10-year-old special needs child who walked away from Joe Stefani Elementary School in Merced County. Mason Drury is an Autistic student at the school who was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. He has brown hair, bro


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