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Meeting Wednesday to discuss YUSD trustees recall

There will be a Yosemite Unified School District (YUSD) Recall Action Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Round Table Pizza in Oakhurst. This is a new community group, not to be confused with the Yosemite Union Teachers Association who meet in late October to gather information ab

SIERRA STAR - 2018-01-16 03:08:00

Town Hall meeting addresses transparency, voting, development, and theft in 2018

On Thursday, Jan. 11, Tom Wheeler kicked-off his first public town hall meeting of the new year with an array of speakers addressing on-going and up-and-coming issues. The highlights included Wheeler's hopes for his board chairmanship, Madera County's new voting system, news on the much-delayed dev

SIERRA STAR - 2018-01-15 20:05:00

Facebook users help identify wanted man in blurry photo

Thanks to social media, the Madera County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Friday wanted for allegedly brandishing a knife at CVS Pharmacy employees in Oakhurst. After the sheriff's office posted a photo on Facebook, asking for tips, users identified the man as Nathaniel Follette. One person even off


Ex-cop Jerry Pearce was a Johnny Cash lookalike who hosted 'The Radio Detective' show

Jerry Pearce, the ex-cop who launched "The Radio Detective" radio show in Fresno, has died. He was 76. Born Gerald Clifford Pearce in Bakersfield in 1941, he died Monday at his home near Prather after a long battle with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, said his wife, Bonnie Pearce. The Radio D


Two Clovis Unified schools set to reopen following mercury clean up

CLOVIS, California - Clovis East High School and Reyburn Intermediate School will reopen Tuesday, the Clovis Unified School District said Monday. Following the weekend clean up by representatives from the Fresno County Department of Health, Environmental Protection Agency and PARC Environmental, the

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-15 20:26:54

Challenges of moving to a new city includes finding new friends, church, doctors

Thank you for the article "Going into 2018: what choices will you make?" by Silva Emerian. Her courage and energy reminded me of myself at her age. Just one year ago this month, my husband and I left our home in Arizona and moved to a retirement community in Clovis. It was so much more difficult th

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-16 20:39:00

Health officials say student had half a quart of mercury at school

CLOVIS, Calif. - Clovis East High School and Reyburn Intermediate School will re-open Tuesday morning. Crews spent the holiday weekend searching for and cleaning up mercury. The cleanup lasted four days. Health officials say it's not uncommon to find mercury at schools across the country but they sa

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-16 07:45:46

Red Cross volunteers install free smoke alarms for local residents

CLOVIS, Calif. - More than one hundred volunteers helped Clovis become safer today. It's part of the nationwide Home-Fire Safety Campaign, an effort to reduce home fires. The American Red Cross said seven times a day, someone in our country dies in a home fire. They said by installing free smoke ala

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-14 23:55:54

Cleanup after ice jam in Campbell

CAMPBELL, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Parts of Steuben County were put under mandatory evacuation Friday afternoon due to flooding from the Cohocton River. Residents in Campbell were ordered to evacuate as water was reaching their homes. "It was really high, the ice was almost on the bottom of the bridge," sa


WENY News - Town of Campbell looks to prevent future flooding

CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WENY) -- "I've been on the town board for a little over sixteen years and this is the third flood we've gone through because of ice jamming, and this was the worst," said Campbell Assistant Town Supervisor, John Tschantre. The change in temperature, coupled with the excessive amount


Police seek help IDing man who passed counterfeit bill

State police are asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of passing counterfeit money in Steuben County. The suspect passed a counterfeit bill at the Dollar General store in Avoca on Dec. 31, according to New York State Police at Bath. The suspect is described as a black male, thin

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-01-16 19:15:07

Martin Luther King breakfast rescheduled for Saturday

With 22 NBA teams playing on Monday, LeBron James talked about how honored he is to play on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Time The Elmira Corning Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Black Technology Network will sponsor a Martin Luther King breakfast c

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-01-16 20:58:23

Helming: Give pistol owners more time to recertify

ALBANY - State Sen. Pam Helming and fellow Republican Sen. Rob Ortt are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend the pistol permit recertification deadline amid reports that just a fraction of permit holders have recertified, as required under New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, com

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2018-01-16 19:00:00

Corning boy raises money for cancer research

CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - In December, 9-year-old Alex Nichols asked Santa for a cash register for Christmas. Nichols wanted the cash register to manage money for his upcoming fundraiser for cancer. Santa was so compelled about the boy's wish, he found a cash register and hand delivered it to his ho


Wayne deputies seize 12 dogs from Lyons kennel

This image is from a video made by activists concerned about the safety of a dozen dogs at a kennel on Middle Road in Lyons.Submitted photo LY0NS - Wayne County sheriff's deputies said they have seized 12 dogs from a Lyons kennel, where activists allege the animals were mistreated, including being


Reward Offered for Information on Liquor Store Thief

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The owner Watkins Glen Wine & Spirits is looking for help from the community in identifying a thief. Footage of the suspect was captured on a security camera at the scene and posted to their Facebook page. The timestamp on the video shows it happened just after midnig

WETM - 2018-01-15 04:46:12

Developers' discovery of Rensselaer leads to apartment boom

RENSSELAER - Construction of apartments is surging in this city as developers add homes for people looking for jobs private sector and public jobs in the so-called "Rensselaer Triangle," official said. Millions of dollars have been spent over the last year to to build apartments that have increased

TIMES UNION - 2018-01-16 16:39:55

Infestation and poor management at Rensselaer senior living facility

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Residents at a senior living facility are speaking out about their poor living conditions. They're saying enough is enough and that it's time to get the respect they deserve. Even the parking lot outside the Renwyck Apartments could be dangerous. There are sheets of ice a


AG Faults Troy PD In Shooting Death Of Civilian, Recommends Policy Changes, Won't Brin

A long-awaited report released this afternoon by the New York Attorney General's Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit carries no charges in the shooting death of a local man by a Troy police officer. But the report found the department made several mistakes during the incident and its invest

WAMC.ORG - 2018-01-16 21:34:02

Four biotech start-ups awarded $40,000 prize

Four companies were awarded a total of $40,000 in cash and services on Tuesday as part of a program that helps biotechnology start-ups bring their products to market. The firms presented business plans last December during a competition as part of the BACC Academy, a partnership between Albany Medic

TIMES UNION - 2018-01-16 15:38:24