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VPD: Visalia man punched 10-year-old girl in the face

A 10-year-old girl was attacked by a stranger while sitting in her mother's car Friday night, Visalia police said. The attack happened just before 9 p.m. at Chase Bank, located at 2735 South Mooney Boulevard. The child's mother was in her vehicle using the ATM. Her young daughter was in the passeng

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-24 13:48:40

Identities of Tuesday's fatal crash victims released

The Porterville Police Department has released he identities of the three subjects involved in the fatal traffic collision at Plano Street and Olive Avenue Tuesday afternoon. They are identified as Alexia Gonzales, 23, of Lindsay, Jose Sanchez, 33, of Strathmore, and Ray Perez, 32, of Lindsay. An

PORTERVILLE RECORDER - 2018-03-23 13:00:00

Don't blame police for Tulare shootings

This is in response to the Tulare shooting by police officers (story March 12). I am very concerned and saddened by how our law enforcement officers are always getting a critical response to anything they do. I'm sorry this young man might have been mentally unstable, but the police have to protect

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-23 23:09:00

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

Tulare's Daddy-Daughter Dance: Getting down with 'Despacito' like they do in Puerto Rico

"Despacito" is the most-watched video ever on YouTube, but Luis Fonsi says that while the track has "opened a lot of doors" professionally, having a hit song hasn't changed him. (Aug. 18) AP Of all the fatherly phrases a father can offer, few are as bad-fatherly as, "Has anyone seen my daughter's h

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-23 13:15:08

1 dead after police pursuit crash in Porterville

PORTERVILLE, California - One person is dead and at least two others are injured after a police pursuit resulted in a collision. The crash occurred on S Plano St & Olive Ave. in Porterville. Officials tell us police were involved in a high speed chase that started in Lindsey and ended in Portervill


Tulare City Council to meet and discuss city manager job

Tulare Councilman David Macedo said he was unhappy with Joe Carlini's lack of communication about Police Chief Wes Hensley's termination on Tuesday - just minutes before the city's elected officials were set to review the former city manager's job performance. "I am not very happy. We have something

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-23 20:06:25

Highway 190 closed through weekend

For the second time in a little over a week, Highway 190 between Springville and Camp Nelson is closed in the area affected by the Pier Fire due to mudslides caused by heavy rain. But unlike last week's closure, which lasted only 12 hours, the most recent series of storms will keep the highway out o

PORTERVILLE RECORDER - 2018-03-24 04:17:00

Police: Visalia man used stick to hit family during argument

A family fight turned even more violent after police said a man hit a family member with a stick. Witnesses called police just before 8 p.m. to a home in the 2000 block of North Burke Street in Visalia. When officers arrived, family told police 36-year-old Raymond Dicochea hit a family member in the

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-22 19:56:44

Tulare city manager fires police chief on same day he's terminated as well | The Fresno Bee

Tulare city manager fires police chief on same day he's terminated as well Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley has been fired five months after being placed on leave with no public explanation. This time, however, a letter telling him he was being fired Tuesday offered some rationale for the terminatio


Jury finds Mireles guilty of murder

A Fresno County Superior Court jury last week found Frank Mireles, 53, guilty of the murder of Jose "Tony" Rodriguez, 44, at his home in Sanger in July of 2012. Sanger police arrested Mireles a few days after the killing when detectives found bloody clothing in Mireles' home in Visalia. Prosecutor


Southbound Highway 99 shut down near Earlimart following crash that left a CHP officer injured

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Southbound Highway 99 is shut down for traffic near Earlimart, just north of Kern County, according to Caltrans. According to our sister station ABC30 in Fresno, a crash that left a California Highway Patrol officer injured led to the shut down. The CHP officer was responding


Two suspected gang members dead after high-speed chase

Two people are dead following a high-speed chase through Tulare County. The incident started just after 3 p.m. when administrators at J.J. Cairns High School, located in the 200 block of North Harvard Avenue, called Lindsay police. Administrators told officers there were "suspicious gang members"


Missing persons alert issued for Porterville man

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for Charles Hood, a Porterville man who was reported missing by his family on Thursday, March 15. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to vie


Lien on Evolutions slows down efforts to open Tulare hospital

An updated timeline of Tulare Regional Medical Center events, including the Sept. 28 news that the hospital failed to meet payroll for some of its employees. Wochit Supporters of Tulare Regional Medical Center say a financial move late in the Healthcare Conglomerate Associates' administrative tenur


Wes Hensley fired as Tulare police chief

The lengthy battle between city officials and former Tulare police Chief Wes Hensley may just be getting started. Tulare City Manager Joe Carlini informed Hensley's attorney, Mike Lampe, that the chief's employment had been terminated. The letter was delivered at 4:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Lampe said.


Two suspects killed in crash after South Valley police pursuit

Two people died Tuesday after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit through the South Valley and colliding into a pole, according to law enforcement. Lindsay police were informed by John J. Cairns High School administration around 3 p.m. that a man described as a gang member possibly armed with a kn


Pineapple Express storms into Valley

A heavy storm front from the Pacific arrived in force in the central San Joaquin Valley Wednesday morning, prompting a winter storm warning and a flash flood alert from the National Weather Service. The California Highway Patrol noted the wet weather was causing difficulties in the morning commute a


Three-alarm fire causes $2.5M in damages to Mt. Whitney auto shop but welding shop remains intact

VISALIA - When students arrived at Mt. Whitney High School on the morning of March 20, classes went on as normal, unless you are among those taking ag welding or ag mechanics classes. Just 12 hours earlier, a three-alarm fire melted half of the metal agriculture shop building at the high school leav


Police: Porterville man beat wife, dropped child and hit disabled neighbor

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Porterville man was arrested after beating his wife, dropping his child and hurting his neighbor who was confined to a wheelchair, police said. The man was holding his 3-year-old daughter in his arms while he attacked those closest to him, police said. The viol