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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

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 19:21:00

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

BAKERSFIELD CHANNEL - 2018-03-21 05:04:07

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

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

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-22 00:25:02

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"

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-21 01:27:10

Tulare County Detectives Search for Person of Interest in Residential Burglary

TULARE COUNTY, California - Tulare County Sheriff's Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a person of interest regarding a burglary investigation in Kingsburg. Detectives say the man, pictured above, is wanted for questioning. Officials say the burglary happened February 27th short

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-21 23:20:30

Updated: 'Show me your hands.' Police video shows death of Stephon Clark in a hail of gunfire | The Fresno Bee

Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark dead Sunday night within seconds of encountering him next to his grandparents' home in south Sacramento, video released Wednesday by the department shows. About six minutes after the shooting, after backup arrives, an officer can be heard telling another officer

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 22:49:00

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

REEDLEYEXPONENT.COM - 2018-03-22 13:51:00

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

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-21 00:11:57

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

THESUNGAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-21 14:21:46

High-profile city government firings leave Tulare residents with questions

Following back-to-back announcements of the firing of the Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley and City Manager Joe Carlini, Tulare residents are left wondering what led to the decisions. On Tuesday afternoon, former Tulare City Manager Joe Carlini informed Hensley's attorney, Mike Lampe, that the chief'

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-22 00:33:30

'Massive' fire being fought at Mt. Whitney

A portion of Mt. Whitney High School is on fire. Multiple agencies are on scene in Visalia battling a blaze that appears to have started in a building on campus. Early indications are that the fire started in an industrial arts building and may have spread. Firefighters are attempting to contain t


Fire on the campus of Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia burns auto shop building

Fire crews in the South Valley are investigating a fire that broke out at Mt. Whitney High School's auto shop building. But as of Monday night, investigators have only been able to get in a few feet, so they cant locate the point of origin. They say it's not safe enough. Crews are working to secure


Tulare is divided, who will prevail?

Tulare is divided. Residents are torn, questioning the direction of the city, public safety, the shuttered hospital and the decisions made up until this point. City officials, some say, appear to be like a captain navigating the nighttime seas without stars. At the helm, a mayor who has stood up


Visalia police track down a suspected robber

A woman was sitting in a vehicle Sunday night when she was robbed, Visalia police said. The victim called police just before 10 p.m. She told patrol officers, who responded to the call, she was sitting in the vehicle in the 800 block of West Robin Drive when someone opened the vehicle door. The rob


Visalia purse robber quickly found by police

Visalia Police say a woman was randomly robbed last night.It happened just before 10 Sunday night in a neighborhood near Fairview Park. Visalia Police say two people were just sitting and talking in a car when the suspect opened the passenger door and demanded a woman's purse. At first, she refused,


Smelly Tulare, where's the stench coming from?

A foul smell has filled Tulare's air this week and last, causing concern for some residents. With dairies surrounding the perimeter of the city, an odor in the air isn't uncommon to locals. Residents even said a smell in the air goes hand-in-hand with the city. But recently, it's been more than jus


His sister wouldn't give up the video game controller, so the boy shot and killed her, police say | The Fresno Bee

When Dijonae White, 14, and her 9-year-old brother got into an argument over a video game Saturday, he knew right where the gun was, police say. Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told WTVA that the .25 caliber bullet the boy fired Saturday went through his sister's brain, a swift and tragic end to their argume


Man arrested for hitting woman in the face with a stick in Visalia

A man is in custody for hitting a woman in the face with a stick. It happened in Visalia in the area of Dinuba and Vine Avenues. Police said 52-year-old John Ortega was found and arrested after threatening another person with the stick. He faces charges for assault with a deadly weapon and brandishi


Crime and police stories: March 5-18

Staff Reports HANFORD - The Hanford Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a prowler who attempted to break into a home over the weekend. Just after midnight on Sunday, Hanford police said they were dispatched to the 2000 Block of Freedom Street regarding a prowler call. Of