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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

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

Wes Hensley fired as Tulare police chief

The lengthy battle between city officials and former Tulare police Chief Wes Hensley may just be getting started. Tulare City Manager Joe Carlini informed Hensley's attorney, Mike Lampe, that the chief's employment had been terminated. The letter was delivered at 4:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Lampe said.

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-21 00:57:38

Two suspects killed in crash after South Valley police pursuit

Two people died Tuesday after leading officers on a vehicle pursuit through the South Valley and colliding into a pole, according to law enforcement. Lindsay police were informed by John J. Cairns High School administration around 3 p.m. that a man described as a gang member possibly armed with a kn

FRESNO BEE - 2018-03-21 03:11:00

Reedley man fatally shot near apartment complex in Parlier

A 20-year-old Reedley man was fatally shot March 16 in front of an apartment complex in central Parlier. The shooting was Parlier's first homicide in 2018. Jorge Reynoso was identified as the shooting victim by the Fresno County Sheriff's and Coroner's office on March 19. Sheriff's homicide detectiv

REEDLEYEXPONENT.COM - 2018-03-21 15:27:00

St. Patrick's Day vandal wanted by Visalia police

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Downtown Visalia businesses are asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of etching graffiti into windows and carving into brick. As people celebrated St. Patrick's Day in downtown, one man had different plans. Brewbakers Brewing Company caught th

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-20 20:45:26

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

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

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-20 18:32:17

'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

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2018-03-20 03:01:54

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


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,

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-03-20 01:08:16

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

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-03-20 03:34:23

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


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


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


Women's Tournament Capsules - Porterville Recorder: National Sports

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Results from the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Monday. --- An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Results from the second round of the women's NCA

PORTERVILLE RECORDER - 2018-03-20 01:22:00

Tulare County woman scams 8 families looking for home

A Tulare County family was set to move into their new home, but after putting down the deposit they learned seven other families had done the same thing. A Porterville woman was arrested after sheriff's deputies said she scammed disadvantaged families out of money and shelter - an increasingly commo


Former Parlier school custodian arrested, charged with stealing from workplace

PARLIER, Calif. - In Parlier, a former school custodian is out on bond, after police arrested and accused him of stealing from Martinez Elementary School. Police say, a television and laptop were stolen from a classroom back on March 8th. Officers identified then-custodian Alonzo Silva as a suspect


'No merit' to student threat at Hurley school

As Hurley Elementary School parents said goodbye to their sixth graders for their week-long trip to SCICON, administrators dealt with the aftermath of student threat. It was a busy morning on Hurley's campus Monday morning, but parents seem unfazed by the email sent out the night before. They were


Police: Porterville man beat wife, dropped child and hit disabled neighbor

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Porterville man was arrested after beating his wife, dropping his child and hurting his neighbor who was confined to a wheelchair, police said. The man was holding his 3-year-old daughter in his arms while he attacked those closest to him, police said. The viol