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Two Men Arrested for Armed Robbery Spree in Porterville

The morning of February 15th, during a walk with his child on Date Avenue and Plano Street in Porterville, a man was approached by a male demanding his valuables. To persuade the man, the male subject displayed a large hunting knife and threatened to harm the child if his demands were not obeyed. Af

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Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.

NBC LOS ANGELES

Registered sex offender arrested after trying to lure teenagers to his van

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (FOX26) — A 61-year-old man was arrested after he attempted to lure teenage girls into his van, Porterville Police say. It happened Tuesday just before 5:00 p.m. near Veterans Park in Porterville.

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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.

FOX NEWS

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.

FOX NEWS

Eagle Mountain planning new resort casino

Eagle Mountain Casino plans to move down from the Tule River Reservation and build a new casino near the Porterville Airport. But the plans don’t end there. The new site will be upgraded to a casino & resort boasting a 250-room hotel, a 29,000-sq./ft. convention center, a 1,700-seat entertainment ce

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Thieves break into elementary school in Tulare County, steal several iPads

TULARE COUNTY, California - The Tulare County Sheriff's Office is searching for the suspect(s) who stole several iPads from a school in Orosi. On Tuesday, detectives were called to Golden Valley Elementary School for a report of a burglary.

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The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.

FOX NEWS

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.

KRON4

In a rarity, snow falls on Southern California, and not just in the mountains

How often do Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Pasadena or North Hollywood get a dusting? How about Zuma Beach and Malibu?. Not often. Which is why the weather was the buzz Thursday among flatlanders and hill dwellers.

MERCURY NEWS

Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a

MERCURY NEWS

Your Character Matters: Alta Vista's Gina Regalado

PORTERVILLE, Calif. - Every week in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education, we tell stories about South Valley students with great character. This week we meet a big sister, 8th grader Gina Regalado of Alta Vista Middle School in Porterville, who embraces and cares for her younger br

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM

California counties ranked by ag sales

A farm laborer unloads into a large crate the bag of naval oranges he just picked from trees in a grove east of Fresno. Photo by David Castellon. To most anybody involved in California’s agricultural industry, it’s common knowledge that three of five Central Valley counties — Kern, Tulare and Fresno

FRESNO BUSINESS JOURNAL

California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.

FOX NEWS

Bill Dodd says ‘absolutely not’ to idea California should take over PG&E

State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, does not think California should take over PG&E. He fears taxpayers would be burdened the utility company's bankruptcy debt.

SACRAMENTO BEE

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.

LA TIMES

A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta

FRESNO BEE

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.

NBC NEWS

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.

SACRAMENTO BEE

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.

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