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Visalia 9-year-old saves best friend by performing Heimlich maneuver

Colton Domingues and Jake Robison stood in front of a crowded cafeteria Friday afternoon as they told a story they'll never forget. "My best friend Jake right here saved my life while I was choking on an Oreo," Colton said.


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


The 3 best dramas screening around Visalia this week

Looking for a stirring story? Don't miss this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Visalia. Read on for the highest rated drama films to catch in theaters, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and te


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta


California prisoners say videos show ‘gladiator fights’ at Soledad State Prison

California prisoners released video recordings of two prisoner fights they say were set up by officials at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California. It is now the second facility to report so-called “gladiator fights” after prisoners spoke out about similar incidents at the state pr


Girls join Big Show at state wrestling: ‘I’m used to smaller crowds than this’

BAKERSFIELD — First, there was the thud of shoulder blades against the foam canvas. Then came the echoing ooh of a pin-thirsty crowd, chased by the slap of a referee’s hand on the mat.


Animals Keep Getting Stuck in Southern California

A cat in a cinder block wall? How about a tortoise underneath a house? A cougar in a tree? Believe it or not, animals continue to get stuck all across Southern California, and in almost every place you could imagine. Luckily a few locals have been there to help these critters get loose and out of a


Laotian-style barbecue comes to Southern California

Good morning. Unless you’re one of the lucky folks who are reading this from Mammoth, it’s a good weekend to stay home and do some cooking, maybe curl up with a blanket — yes, this is cold for us — and a stack of cookbooks. We can help with that last part, as we have a story about the couple who run


Woodlake cop held to answer on almost all of sex assault charges

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- In January of 2018, Woodlake Police Officer Oscar Robles went to a trailer parked near this apartment complex to give a woman some property belonging to her friend-who had been arrested.


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


Ex-AP California Capital Reporter Steve Lawrence Dead at 71

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday.


Registered sex offender arrested after trying to lure teenagers to his van

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (FOX26) — A 61-year-old man was arrested after he attempted to lure teenage girls into his van, Porterville Police say. It happened Tuesday just before 5:00 p.m. near Veterans Park in Porterville.


3-year-old in critical condition after falling into pool

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 3-year-old child has been hospitalized after falling in a pool just outside Selma. It happened at about 12.15 p.m. on the 8700 block of S Indianola Ave near Manning Ave.


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


See where California teachers have the toughest time paying rent, mortgage

In some California communities, the annual mortgage payments on a typical home equals the average yearly salary of teachers. In many of those same places, typical rent payments each year are equivalent to half of average teacher pay.


Wrestling twins from Kingsburg end careers with incredible gesture

Saying Kingsburg sisters Marina and Regina Doi are close would be an understatement. "We know exactly what the other's thinking before the other says it," said Marina. "We just have a bond like no other," added Regina.


Visalia Unified purchases 83 acres at southwest corner of Lovers Lane and Caldwell

VISALIA – Visalia Unified has yet to begin constructing a fifth high school but it already knows at least one potential location for a sixth. At its Feb. 12 meeting, the Visalia Unified School District board approved the purchase of 83 acres at the southwest corner of Lovers Lane and Caldwell Avenue


Arrest leads to meth bust in Porterville

Porterville, CA — A Porterville man's arrest lead police to the discovery of a large amount of meth. At around 6:30 P.M., police say they stopped a driver for a traffic violation in the area of Ave 152 and Rd 176.