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Residents dealing with damage left behind by major flooding in Mariposa County

Many roads in Mariposa County are shut down Friday morning due to heavy flooding. While some of the water has receded residents are left to deal with the damage. In a lot of the flooded areas, the roads and the damage can finally be seen. Caltrans closed nearly 20 miles of road extending from Merced

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-03-23 12:43:10

Massive Cash Jackpot Hits Again At Table Mountain Casino

FRIANT, Calif., March 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - March is coming in with a winning roar at Central California's Table Mountain Casino with back-to-back Massive Cash Jackpot wins! Maria of Bakersfield just won a colossal $114,177.39 and now Lucky Sam of West Lake Hills was awarded a random Massive Cash

CALIFORNIALATINONEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 15:23:00

After five years, Coarsegold Pharmacy will close March 30 | Sierra Star

Coarsegold Pharmacy owner Aaron Draper has announced he is closing shop at the end of day March 30. Draper, who has run a very successful business at his location in the Coarsegold Historic Village for about five years, said he is closing the business and leaving California for personal reasons. Thi

SIERRA STAR - 2018-03-22 02:20:00

Threat to shoot up Redwood High in Visalia leads to more police on campus | The Fresno Bee

Visalia police have assigned additional officers to Redwood High School after someone wrote a possible shooting threat on a restroom wall. The message, written in marker, states "shot up RHS on Friday," police Sgt. Damon Maurice said. "We take these things very seriously," Maurice said. The high sch

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-23 20:17:00

75-year-old woman saves man stuck in Fresno County culvert with 'bear hug' | The Fresno Bee

A 75-year-old woman helped save a man's life Thursday morning after hearing a cry for help as storms raged in Tollhouse. Following the sound, she found a middle-aged man partially lodged in a culvert. Rushing water was sucking him into a pipe diverting a swelling creek under a rural Fresno County ro

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-23 02:56:00

Mariposa County Sheriff's Office Reports TDS Phone Lines Are Down, Including 911 Service

March 23, 2018 - The Mariposa County Sheriff's office reports TDS phone lines are down, including 911 service. All customers who use TDS for their home land line service in Mariposa County are affected. If you have an emergency please use a cell phone if possible. We also have Sheriff units statio

GOLDRUSHCAM.COM - 2018-03-23 08:03:26

Man found his door broken in with a cinder block - and a burglar in his shower, Florida cops say | The Fresno Bee

A Florida man came home from work Thursday night to discover the back door of his home broken into, deputies said. A cinder block had been used to smash through the sliding door of his home in Crestview, Fla., northeast of Pensacola, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Even more conc

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-23 22:07:00

Storms hammer Central Valley. Find out what areas were hit worst

The wet central San Joaquin Valley floor could make for some dangerous travel conditions, especially Thursday night, as the series of storms that pounded the area begin to diminish, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Harty. The saturated ground covered with about 2 to 3 total inches of

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-23 04:25:00

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.


Dad wanted to 'teach his children a lesson,' Indiana cops say. He ended up in handcuffs. | The Fresno Bee

Ryan Fletcher said his children have everything they could ever want, and he wanted them to know what it felt like to struggle, according to police. Evansville, Indiana, police were called to his home for a well-being check Tuesday after Fletcher's two young sons, who were visiting Fletcher, texted

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

Storm over Merced and Mariposa knocks mud and rocks onto Highway 140

There are some reports of localized flooding in Merced County as a storm hangs over the central San Joaquin Valley, but the most significant weather phenomenon reported early Thursday caused a closure in the foothills. Highway 140 in the El Portal area was reportedly blocked in both directions by mu

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-22 15:53:00

'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

Big game: Tollhouse burglary suspects caught on camera

Two men are in custody on weapons and burglary charges after a Tollhouse resident used a trail camera, normally used to capture photos of wild game, to document a burglary from his home, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office reported. They were identified as Bryan Gammell, 54, of Oakhurst and Cory Scow


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

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


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


Grand Opening event Wednesday for Chukchansi Crossing Fuel & Travel Center | Sierra Star

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians will hold a grand opening event for the Chukchansi Crossing Fuel Station & Travel Center at 11 a.m., March 21, at the facility on the corner of Highway 41 and Lucky Lane in Coarsegold. The public is asked to park at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino's main entr


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


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


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