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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
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
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.
Neighbors call police after man exposes himself in front yard
A three-day investigation led to the arrest of a Visalia man suspected of exposing himself to people in his neighborhood, police said. Earlier in the week, police began receiving reports that Robert Parker, 50, was walking in his front yard and exposing himself in a "lewd manner." The details of wha
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”.
South Valley man arrested after stealing airplane doors and seats, cops say
A Visalia man was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing doors and seats from an airplane at the Porterville Airport. Porterville police arrested Kevin Patrick Lang, 46, at his home on suspicion of grand theft and possession of stolen property.
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.
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.
Kaweah Delta Medical Center one of many to receive 'hoax' bomb threat
A series of hoax bomb threats has law enforcement agencies across the nation on high-alert, including Visalia Police Department. Around 11:00 a.m. officers were called to a bomb threat at the administration building at Kaweah Delta Medical Center.
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.
Visalia teacher's 'disturbing' haircut detailed in police report
A tuft of hair stashed inside a paper bag for safekeeping is one of several details emerging from a "disturbing" incident that threw a Visalia high school in the national spotlight last week.
Vandals destroy holiday decorations near Feemster Court in Visalia
VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Visalia families are on the hunt for holiday vandals who slashed and snipped their decorations just weeks before Christmas. At least six homes were hit, all near Feemster Court this weekend.
Parents of Man Arrested in Tulare Officer Involved Shooting Speak Out After Files Were Dropped
VISALIA, Calif. -- The family of the man arrested for the deadly officer involved shooting Sunday night is speaking out. This after the district attorney announced 25-year-old Cameron ware will not be charged for the murder of police k-9 Bane or shooting his handler.
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
Alcohol and speed factors in 3-car collision that sent 4 to Visalia hospital
A "Fast and Furious" style race mixed with alcohol might have led to a major injury traffic collision in east Visalia, according to police. Officers were called around 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday to the collision at Noble Avenue and McAuliff Street.
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.
Police report reveals new information about Visalia teacher who cut student's hair
VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- Action News has obtained a police report that reveals more about a Visalia teacher's frame of mind when shetook scissors to one of her own student's hair last week.
UPS moving forward in Visalia with 300+ new jobs, new center
United Parcel Service (UPS) is moving forward with plans for its new Visalia distribution hub. Blueprints were drawn up for a 425,000-square-foot facility expected to employ 600.
BREAKING: Man linked to Tulare shooting won't be charged
A Visalia man, connected to a deadly officer-involved shooting, will be released from jail. District Attorney Tim Ward said no criminal charges have been filed in connection with the Tulare shooting, which involved Cameron Ware, 28.
State fines Kaweah Delta for patient injury
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center was fined by the California Department of Public Health last week after one of its mental health patients hit another patient causing permanent vision loss.