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Selma man shot and killed in front yard of home identified
SELMA, California - A man who was shot while standing in the front yard of a home with his brother has died. He has been identified as Octavio Gonzalez, 21, of Selma. Selma police responded to the 2600 block of Pine Street Wednesday, December 12th after getting a call of shots fired.
Selma residents speak out in wake of recent gun violence
Selma community members gathered Sunday night to voice their concerns on the heels of multiple shootings earlier in the week. More than 60 people gathered at Lincoln Park in Selma, including Mayor Scott Robertson, City Manager Teresa Gallavan and some members of the city council.
Selma community demands change after 3 shootings in 5 days
Families in Selma say they are fed up. There were three shootings in a span of just five days, one of which was deadly. Sunday, the community hosted a meeting where citizens hammered into their elected officials, calling for change.
Fresno mother to be charged in death of 8-year-old girl killed by train
FRESNO, California - The mother of the 8-year-old girl who was killed by a train in central Fresno on Monday has been charged with "child neglect likely to cause great bodily injury or death."
Fresno County Sheriff's Office looking for 2 runaway teens
FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is looking for two runaway teens. Deputies say Santana Mares, 14, ran away from home and was last seen in the area of Calwa in Fresno on Monday.
Three people arrested after leading deputies on a pursuit through Fresno County
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A pair of pursuits by Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies leads to three arrests, two stolen cars, and several stolen guns recovered. As the vehicles then headed eastbound on Shaw at Mendocino they came to a dirt road and turned around.
California man, previously deported in 2014, goes on 24-hour 'reign of terror' before dying in police chase
A 36-year-old man who had been deported at least once and who owned a lengthy rap sheet died Monday after a day-long "reign of terror" in which he shot and killed someone, carjacked another person and led California police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit.
California man proposes to girlfriend at home burned down by Camp Fire
On the doorstep of where their home once stood, a man proposed to his girlfriend on Sunday after California's deadly Camp Fire destroyed their house in Paradise. Lukas Schnoor, 27, "kept a special promise" on Sunday when he asked 24-year-old Cassie Oxley to marry him. He wrote on Facebook that he pr
Fresno County sheriff asks for help finding missing runaway teens
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find two teens reported as missing runaways. Santana Mares, 14, and Leondra Johnson, 16, were reported missing on the sheriff’s office Facebook page on Tuesday.
Fresno County man gets 2 years in prison in rooster fighting case
A Fresno County man Monday was sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in a large-scale rooster fighting enterprise in federal court. Thomas Lee Crow, 49, was also fined $5,500 and forfeited $22,800 in the case presided over by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill.
Powerful waves damage Ventura Pier as high surf pounds Southern California for a 2nd day
The Ventura Pier will remain closed indefinitely after powerful waves slammed California’s coast Monday and damaged the 146-year-old structure. Strong and potentially destructive waves stemming from a deep low-pressure system centered in the Gulf of Alaska and storm-driven winds are expected to cont
Selma Police Chief says back-to-back shootings 'very unusual'
SELMA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Wednesday night's shooting happened in a neighborhood near a Highway 99 overpass. Police say at least one person got out of a parked car and fired shots at two teens standing outside a home.
‘We are going to die tonight.’ Man killed by deputies in violent struggle over child
HANFORD - A man shot and killed over the weekend by Kings County sheriff’s deputies has been identified as 35-year-old Edgar Espinoza, who authorities said was holding a “large military-style knife” to his 9-year-old son’s neck when a deputy opened fire.
Investigation underway: man kidnaps his own child and holds him at knife point
Fresno, CA - Investigators are piecing together what led a man to kidnap his own child and hold him at knife point. That phone call led to an officer involved shooting. The Hanford Police Department is now investigating.
Selma Stories: It’s not over until it’s over
In the 2017 Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons were dominating the mighty New England Patriots, up 28-3 late in the third quarter. Then the great Tom Brady masterfully engineered a comeback to beat all comebacks, leading the Patriots to another Super Bowl championship, 34-28 in overtime.
Valley educational achievement rates lag behind state. What’s being done?
In a sea of mortarboards, the one with "U.S. Marine" on it stood out. So did the man wearing it, Patricio Galindo of Selma, won one of the top honorees at Fresno State's 2017 commencement.
Brothers with special needs shot in case of mistaken identity, police say
FRESNO, CA (KFSN/CNN) - Two boys with special needs are recovering after what is believed to be a gang-related shooting at a California house that police say had no affiliation with any gangs.
A Fresno State fan was so excited for the 'Dogs bowl win, he broke his leg
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - A Fresno State fan is leaving the Las Vegas Bowl game a cheerful fan, but he is also coming home with a broken leg. Dave Boyt's daughter, Paityn Boyt, who is part of the Fresno State dance team, posted that her father was so excited when the 'Dogs beat Arizona State, that he jump
Deputies shoot and kill man holding knife to child's throat
Hanford, Calif. - A Dramatic rescue of a child after deputies said they shot and killed a man as he held a knife to a child's throat and was actively trying to hurt the child. Deputies said they got a call about a man chasing a child in the roadway in the area of Houston and 43 near Hanford Saturday
VIDEO: Drunk Assaults Cop, Gets Hit With Running Start Baton Strike
Robert Jimenez was quickly subdued by Bakersfield police on Tuesday morning. Bakersfield, CA – A drunken man led Bakersfield police in a foot pursuit across several lanes of traffic on Tuesday, then dodged in front of a bus before he squared off with officers on a nearby sidewalk (video below).