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Donations pour in for fallen Tulare K-9 officer
TULARE, Calif. (KFSN) -- Law enforcement in the Valley and beyond are bonded by the badge of a lost K-9. There's been a massive show of support for the Tulare Police Department after Bane was killed in the line of duty and his handler was injured.
VIDEO: Visalia teacher arrested for forcibly cutting kid's hair in class while singing 'Star Spangled Banner'
VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Visalia high school teacher is in jail after forcibly cutting a student's hair in class. Video surfaced Wednesday showing 52-year-old Margaret Gieszinger chasing students with scissors between desks while belting out the "Star Spangled Banner" at University Preparatory Hi
BLM to host hiring open house for Central California seasonal wildland fire positions
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Central California District is accepting applications for 2019 summer seasonal wildland firefighting jobs. There are fire positions available for hotshot, handcrew and engine crew members; heavy equipment operators and dispatcher personnel based in
Stolen, loaded firearm found during traffic stop, Tulare County deputies say
The Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies reported seizing a stolen, loaded revolver during 6:45 p.m. Friday a traffic stop in the 13800 block of Ave 416 in Orosi. Detectives with the department’s Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team (TAGNET) conducted an investigation on Jose Luis Gonzalez aft
California utility, under scrutiny over massive wildfire, falsified pipeline safety records for years: regulators
One of California’s largest utilities company was accused Friday of falsifying safety documents for the state’s natural gas pipelines for years, even after it was blamed for a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people.
A neighbor’s dog peed on his lawn, so he shot, killed and buried it, deputies say
A Terra Bella man was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and weapons charges after allegedly shooting and killing a neighbor’s dog, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Tulare Police discuss bond between officers and K9 while raising money to buy new dog
TULARE, Calif. — The Tulare Police Department is trying to raise money to pay for a new K9 officer after its dog Bane was killed in a shootout last Sunday. Officers with the Tulare Police Department are trying to be careful with their wording, being sure not to say they’re “replacing Bane”.
Kaweah Brewing will open NW Visalia restaurant
Ice cream shops, candy stores, locally-brewed beers, eateries and grocery stores are making their way to Tulare County. Here is a list of what's on its way to Visalia, Tulare and Porterville.
Thanks to Community Tulare Police Is Raising Money for New K9 Officer To Fill K9 Bane's Position
TULARE, Calif. -- The Tulare community has rallied around their police department after one of their K9 officers was shot and killed in the line of duty. K9 bane was shot after a traffic stop turned into a shootout on Sunday night. More than $20,000 has been raised in his honor.
BLM hiring firefighters for upcoming season
The Bureau of Land Management Central California District is accepting applications for 2019 summer seasonal wildland firefighting jobs. There are fire positions available for hotshot, handcrew and engine crew members; heavy equipment operators and dispatcher personnel based in Bakersfield, Bishop,
Text messages kills man, sends Tulare County woman to prison
A text message could land a Goshen woman to prison. This week, a jury convicted Ana Gomez, 24, of one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and one infraction count of driving while using an electronic communications device.
Tulare County man shoots neighbor's dog for urinating on his lawn, officials say
A 23-year-old man was arrested this week after authorities say he shot and killed his neighbor’s Chihuahua with an assault rifle after the animal urinated on his lawn and car.
Racism is the 'normal' on Visalia campuses, students tell ACLU
Visalia students say Jim Crow-era discipline and discrimination lurk on campuses district-wide. Now, civil rights activists are fighting to shed light on growing fears that nothing is being done to combat years of racism that's been building across schools — despite demands for action from students
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
DONATE: Tulare Police K-9 ballistic vest fundraiser
TULARE, Calif. — A fundraiser is now underway to help the Tulare Police Department get much-needed ballistic vests for their remaining three K-9 officers afterone was killed in a shootout late Sunday night.
Strathmore on a roll heading into state title game
Over the past three seasons, the Strathmore High football team has enjoyed an unprecedented run:. The Spartans have won three consecutive Central Section Division VI titles. The Spartans finished as the runner-ups for the CIF State Division 6-A championship in 2016.
50-year-old man arrested for exposing himself in front of his home, police say
FRESNO, California - A three-day investigation led to the arrest of a Visalia man who is accused of lewd, indecent exposure. On Dec.13 around 4:30 p.m., detectives from the Visalia Police Department arrested suspect, Robert Parker, 50, after several reports of lewd and indecent exposure, a departmen
Lindsay mother charged with killing infant twins
TULARE – A Lindsay mother is accused of drowning her infant twins in a bathtub at a Tulare motel last week. At 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 6, the Tulare Police Department received a 911 call that two infants had drowned in the bath at the Virginia Motor Lodge, 709 S. K St. in Tulare. Officers arrived first on
Off-duty Visalia cop takes down robbery suspect in Starbucks
A police officer's work is never done, even during evening trips to Target. A suspected robber was spotted and arrested by an off-duty Visalia officer on Wednesday night, ending the hunt for the suspected criminal.
ACT for Women and Girls takes back Visalia
Jennifer Boteilho stood in front of a microphone on Thursday night. It was chilly and her voice chattered as she read from a sheet of paper about an incident that changed her life.