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North Fork Rancheria awarded $605,000 grant to restore Sierra Mono Museum

Great news came in last week for fans of the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork, as the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians was awarded a $605,000 grant to help restore and upgrade the museum's facilities and displays. For years, the museum has been under threat of closing due to a lack of donations.

SIERRA STAR - 2017-09-19 17:31:00

Need a hand doctor? You don't have to leave Merced County anymore

When a kid falls at school and fractures his wrist or a dairy worker nearly slices off a finger -- which happens often in Merced County -- they no longer have to leave the area to receive care. Dr. Abner Ward, an orthopedic surgeon, recently opened a private practice on G Street in Merced, Yosemite

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-19 23:59:59

Tax Relief for businesses impacted by fires

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is offering tax relief to those impacted by central Sierra and Yosemite fires. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has issued an emergency proclamation for Madera and Mariposa counties due to the effects of the Railroad, Mission, and Peak fire

SIERRA STAR - 2017-09-18 20:13:00

These businesses were the heart of Fulton Mall. Can they survive on Fulton Street?

Six days each week, the plate-glass front door at Herrera's Jewelers in downtown Fresno hardly swings open. The exception is Sunday, a day when co-owners Berta Herrera and husband Armando Toribio do about 80 percent of their business. Why Sunday? For one, many of their store's regular and most loyal

FRESNO BEE - 2017-09-17 12:00:00

Farming district says it won't pay for Delta tunnels in a vote that could kill the project

A large agricultural district Tuesday dealt a potentially fatal blow to Gov. Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels project, voting overwhelmingly not to help pay for the $17 billion plan to remake the fragile estuary that serves as the hub of California's water delivery network. Westlands Water District's bo

FRESNO BEE - 2017-09-19 22:17:00

Valley Survival Stores See Increase In Customers After Mexico Earthquakes

Clovis - CLOVIS, Calif. -- The 7.1 magnitude earthquake hitting Mexico on Tuesday killing dozens and destroying cities is serving as a wake up call for many in the Central Valley. "They are scared that there is going to be a natural disaster that hits us," said Jason Valdez, Manager, Top's Military

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2017-09-20 06:51:39

Educator of the Week: Megan Dorais

CLOVIS, California - Hard working, committed, and motivating - three words students and staff use to describe Mrs. Megan Dorais. "She is one of those ladies who gives not just 100 percent, if there was such thing as a 110 percent, there is not little bit there's just a lot from her she will never do

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2017-09-19 22:39:47

It's National Cheeseburger Day. Here's where you can bite into some juicy deals

Heads up, cheeseburger fans. It's National Cheeseburger Day. The beloved American classic is celebrated today for all its warm, juicy, cheesy goodness. It's no surprise that the most common cheese slapped on burgers is American - 35 percent, according to survey by Offers.com. Coming in a close secon

FRESNO BEE - 2017-09-18 17:53:00

Faith & Values Calendar | Oktoberfest, carnival, workshops

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its fifth annual Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at 5140 N. Fruit Ave. The event includes music by German Oompah band The Polkateers, an authentic German dinner, homemade beer, dancing and a raffle. Tickets cost $25. Details: 559-225-2092 or 559-449-0219. Chris

FRESNO BEE - 2017-09-18 08:55:00

Three people remain in critical condition a day after fatal Queens bus crash

Three people remained in critical condition Tuesday, more than 24 hours after an out-of-control bus driver with a past drunk driving conviction barreled into them in Queens. A 25-year-old man, who was on the sidewalk when the buses crashed, has a broken back and neck and is among the critically in

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:27:40

Victim in Queens bus-crash horror was headed to friend's funeral

Henry Wdowiak (r., with wife Helina Kurpiewski) was killed Monday in a collision between an MTA bus and a tour bus in Flushing, Queens.(Provided) He was hours away from attending his best friend's funeral in Brooklyn when he was crushed by an out-of-control tour bus on a Queens sidewalk Monday. Vi

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:18:25

City officials powerless to stop reckless charter-bus companies

The city is powerless to stop unsafe charter-bus companies like the one implicated in Monday's deadly crash in Queens - leaving local officials at the mercy of the federal government, lawmakers said Tuesday. Dahlia Group - which owns the bus and hired the driver who slammed into a Q20 bus Monday in

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-20 03:55:23

Bus in deadly Queens crash was way above speed limit: NTSB

FLUSHING, Queens - A charter bus that blew through a red light in Flushing, Queens Monday and caused a horrific crash that killed three people was traveling at nearly double the posted speed limit, according to federal safety investigators. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Robert Ac

PIX11.COM - 2017-09-19 21:49:37

Driver in deadly bus crash was illegally employed by charter company

The charter bus driver who killed two people plus himself when he sped through a red light and into a city bus in Queens was working illegally for his employer, officials said Tuesday.Raymond Mong, 49, was driving a two-year-old tour bus owned by Flushing-based Dahlia Group Inc., and travelling up t

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-19 20:51:04

NTSB: Bus involved in deadly crash was speeding

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday that the charter bus involved in a deadly crash in Queens was speeding. The NTSB said at a news conference that the bus was going between 52 and 64 miles per hour when it slammed into an MTA bus in Queens early Monday morning. The charter bu

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-09-19 11:29:25

Henry Wdowiak, killed in Flushing bus crash, remembered as family man

Henry Wdowiak, a retired pilot in the Polish military, came to the United States about 20 years ago. He was killed in a bus crash in Flushing on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Credit: Alison Fox via family handout) Hours after Henry Wdowiak was killed in a horrific bus crash that shocked his Queens commu

AMNY.COM - 2017-09-19 11:21:00

Man gets three months in jail for spraying hate graffiti in Queens

Yaacov Shemesh wrote graffiti with anti-gay slurs on structures in Astoria, Queens. (NYDN/New York Daily News) A Queens man will spend three months behind bars for spraying homophobic, political graffiti on 25 houses and businesses in his neighborhood. Yaacov Shemesh, 53, wrote bigoted remarks lik

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:02:43

Norman Seabrook claims $20G found in his safe was casino prize money, not bribes

Former correction union boss Norman Seabrook has a perfectly good explanation for having some $20,000 in his home safe - he won it at a casino, a new court filing suggests. Seabrook faces charges for allegedly accepting a $60,000 cash bribe so he would push $20 million in union pension money to a

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:50:55

Yonkers Man, 27, Arrested in Beheading of Columbus Statute

Police say it could have been juveniles or could be fallout from the deadly protests earlier this month in Charlottesville Police in Yonkers say they've made an arrest in the beheading of a Christopher Columbus statue in a park last month. A 27-year-old resident, Emmanuel Santiago Batista, was arrai

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-09-19 16:11:42

Commute: Minor delays at the Holland Tunnel

A fatal house fire,; Lions-Giant post-game analysis and a five-course dessert - all in "8 things to know in New Jersey on Tuesday." John C. Ensslin The Tuesday morning commute is quiet after an accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway on Monday caused a two-hour snarl on the George Washington Bridge.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-19 10:08:25