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  • Woman accused in double murder of her sister and 3-week-old niece

    11/11/2022 5:51:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | November 11, 2022 | Corin Hoggard
    FRESNO, California -- Fresno police blame sibling rivalry and jealousy for the shocking murders of an 18-year-old mother and her 3-week-old daughter in September. Almost seven weeks later, investigators arrested the victim's older sister and the sister's boyfriend. Yanelly Solorio-Rivera was shot and killed as she slept in her bed holding her 3-week-old daughter, Celine. The shooter also killed Celine.
  • FOX26 viewer reports mail, including ballots left in Fresno field

    10/22/2022 4:39:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    KMPH via MSN ^ | 10/21/22 | Ishshah Padilla
    A concerned FOX26 viewer reported some mail, including multiple voting ballots left in a field in West Fresno. According to the viewer, several mailboxes have been recently broken into. The mail found could possibly be what was taken from the mailboxes near Ashlan and Polk Avenues. The viewer reported the incident to the Fresno Police Department, they advised her to drop them off with a local carrier or USPS. While there, our FOX26 photojournalist collected the mail and hand it over to a mail carrier, including all 11 ballots left behind.
  • FBI arrests former Rep. T.J. Cox on dozens of fraud charges

    08/18/2022 11:32:02 AM PDT · by ToxicMasculinity · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/16/22 | ANTHONY ADRAGNA and JEREMY B. WHITE
    The FBI arrested former one-term Democratic Rep. T.J. Cox on dozens of charges related to financial fraud, according to public records with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest took place around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Fresno, Calif., according to the records. A statement from the Justice Department said the former congressman was charged with “15 counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering...
  • Is Fresno CA / Tower Theatre / Adventure Church “Ground Zero” ?

    04/29/2022 1:52:41 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 20 replies
    City of Fresno, CA ^ | City of Fresno, CA
    Media Silent as Fresno California / Tower Theatre / Adventure Churcg rapidly becoming Ground Zero in the “War on God”? Calling all freelance media to help shine the proverbial light on this darkness. Factual Background: Adventure Church has been operating on a week to week lease of Tower Theatre and has rapidly become a “thorn in the flesh” to the city of Fresno and surrounding businesses that aggressively caters to an Anti God Agenda and is taking action to undermine a legally binding contract that would ensure Adventure Church a permanent “home” in Fresno. How: City of Fresno, CA is...
  • 43 arrested, 2 mass shootings stopped during gang takedown operation, Fresno police chief says

    04/16/2022 2:29:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | 4/16/22 | Vanessa Vasconcelos, Nico Payne, staff
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A massive multi-agency law enforcement operation led to the arrest of 43 people and the dismantling of a gang organization believed to be involved in several homicides, shootings and other crimes in the Fresno area. Operation "No Fly Zone" involved detectives from the Fresno Police Department, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC), the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, and the California Department of Justice. The operation began five months ago in response to an increase in violent crime in the city. Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama said it is the largest operation...
  • Hatred 'Is an Understatement' for Families of Old Town Clovis Murder Victims

    03/25/2022 12:51:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    ABC30 ^ | Thursday, March 24, 2022 | Corin Hoggard
    The man who helped his roommate skip town after killing two people at a Clovis bar is now officially serving a jail sentence. The victims' families talked about that pain in court Thursday, and also about the hatred they feel towards the shooter and the man they say is just as much to blame. Savannah Gonzalez didn't pull any verbal punches when she talked about Anthony Guzman. "I can't even express the hate we feel towards you," she said. "To say we hate you is actually an understatement." Her brother-in-law was 21-year-old Merehildo Luna. Police say Eddie Cordero gunned down...
  • Fast-Food Meal Costs Family $100 After They Idle In Drive-Thru For Ten Minutes

    03/16/2022 11:37:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | March 15, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    FRESNO, CA—A local family ended up spending over a hundred dollars on their fast-food meal Monday when they got stuck idling in the drive-thru for ten minutes. Due to high gas prices, what used to be a convenience has turned into a crippling expense for millions of American families. "Oh no!" exclaimed Suzy Williams as she steered into the drive-thru lane. There were five cars ahead of her. "This is going to take forever! It's going to cost me a fortune!!!" She quickly put the car in reverse and was ready to put the pedal to the metal, but another...
  • Fresno lost $400,000 to a phishing scam in 2020 and never told the public (california)

    03/13/2022 4:59:21 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 3-10-22 | BRIANNA CALIX
    The city of Fresno lost about $400,000 in 2020 after falling victim to an electronic phishing scam, and former Mayor Lee Brand’s administration failed to disclose the loss to the Fresno City Council and taxpayers, The Fresno Bee has confirmed. Furthermore, the Fresno City Attorney’s Office in December 2021 rejected a public records request from The Fresno Bee seeking city communications regarding the fraud. The city told The Bee no records were located. However, The Bee recently obtained emails that existed prior to the records request. The electronic fraud was disguised as an invoice from a subcontractor working on the...
  • Man ID’d, Shot by Fresno Police After He Stabbed Sheriff’s K-9 Officer Cyra

    01/04/2022 2:02:47 AM PST · by Enterprise · 20 replies ^ | 1-3-22 | Marie Edinger/Peter Lopez
    FCSO says the Fresno Police Department was trying to arrest someone wanted for violent felonies like domestic abuse and weapons charges. As they were trying to pick him up, officers asked the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office for a K-9 unit to help out.The Sheriff’s Office says the man they were after ran away when they tried to arrest him, so they sent a K-9 after him. The K-9 took him down, but the man stabbed the dog at least three times.Then, the Fresno Police Department shot the man.
  • In Fresno's Meth Hell, There's No Antidote

    11/30/2021 5:36:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue November 30, 2021 | Kyung Lah, Anna-Maja Rappard and Rachel Clarke
    He says he was just headed to Walgreens. But the expired registration on his car tag meant he could be pulled over. So there he is, sitting on the cold curb at night, cuffed by the Fresno County sheriff's deputies. Yes, the man tells CNN, he'd avoided getting a new registration, not wanting to spend the money. So now the 28-year-old is looking at a ticket on top of the registration and a late fee. Nothing comes cheap and easy for him -- except for methamphetamine. That's the lesson he says he got at the age of 13, when his...
  • 'Cute Cryptid.' Fresno Nightcrawler Is a Paranormal Darling With Supernatural Fandom

    10/30/2021 11:16:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28 | Carmen Kohlruss
    The Fresno Nightcrawler — often described as walking, ghostly pants — is known far beyond California's central San Joaquin Valley. It's become a darling of the cryptids — creatures typically described as mythological in nature, whose existence are widely considered unproven. "It's up there with Chupacabra, the Mothman and Bigfoot," said Michael Banti, founder of Weird Fresno, about the Fresno Nightcrawler's popularity. "It's very niche. It seems to be bigger outside of Fresno than inside."
  • Gavin Newsom has something to say about Fresno: I’ll be back here ‘until they kick me out’

    10/06/2021 7:02:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies ^ | Oct 5, 2021 | BY ASHLEIGH PANOO
    In perhaps one of the only unscripted moments during Tuesday’s news conference announcing massive new investments in education, Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged visiting Fresno, at least in part, to send a message. “I want folks here in the Valley, no matter where you were in the recall, you could have been 80% pro recall, just (to know) you matter. And we got to do more to demonstrate that,” Newsom told reporters Tuesday while speaking at Fresno’s Sunset Elementary School. “And so, I’m going to be back here until they kick me out, many, many times to make that point.” With...
  • Bullet train contractor warns of further two-year delay as state struggles to secure land

    04/11/2021 4:52:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 29, 2021 | Ralph Vartabedian
    A major construction team on the California bullet train project notified the state rail authority this month that it will not complete a 65-mile section of the future route in Kings County until at least April 14, 2025 — nearly two years after the date that the state included in a business plan adopted Thursday. The additional delay could again boost costs and jeopardize the state’s funding plan to complete a partial operating system between Bakersfield and Merced by 2030. The project’s rising price tag has forced the state to repeatedly scale it back and delay indefinitely a goal to...
  • Family of man who died in Fresno taco eating contest files lawsuit

    04/05/2021 7:37:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | Apr 5, 2021 / 06:30 PM PDT
    Eighteen-year-old Marshall Hutchings’ lawsuit filed Monday alleges his father, Dana Hutchings, was not made aware of the risks and danger involved in an eating competition... The 41-year-old died after choking on tacos while competing in the contest during a Fresno Grizzlies game on Aug. 13, 2019. Participants competed to devour as many tacos as possible during a certain amount of time.
  • Sheriffs not enforcing Newsom's coronavirus curfew, won't 'make criminals' of law-abiding citizens

    11/20/2020 11:40:43 AM PST · by SteveH · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/20/2020 | peter aitken
    A California sheriff says she will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new coronavirus curfew, according to reports. Newsom announced a number of measures on Thursday, including limited stay-at-home orders and overnight curfews for nonessential work between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. every Saturday until Dec. 21. Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims, however, said she wouldn't be penalizing residents who didn't follow the curfew, FOX 26 reported.
  • Abandoned bulldog taken in by Fresno firefighters is adopted by Miley Cyrus

    08/30/2020 1:01:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | 08/30/2020
    When Daisy the bulldog showed up at the doorsteps of a North Central Fire Protection District Station 58 in Fresno, California in late April, she was extremely dehydrated and skinny. The bulldog camped out at the back of the station for about a week, sleeping on the doormat that leads right into the fire station. Although suffering from poor health, the dog made sure to greet the firefighters as they left for their calls. Eventually, the firefighters realized they had to help their new friend find a home... but it became difficult to find the dog a permanent home with...
  • 'I just got shot at': Chilling video shows shots being fired at Fresno police sergeant

    08/29/2020 6:00:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | August 26, 2020 | Nathalie Granda
    A scary situation for a Fresno Police officer was caught on camera after a suspect on the run fired several shots at his police car. The department has identified the officer as Sgt. Ezequiel Suarez, a veteran officer with Fresno police. Suarez was responding to a call of a man who ran into the road along Cedar near Shields and fired a round in the direction of a driver nearby. Police say that same suspect decided to fire several more rounds, this time at one of their officers. The officer's body-worn camera footage shows the moment the rounds hit the...
  • Bakersfield Resident Pleads Guilty to Possessing a Machine Gun

    07/28/2020 4:23:09 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of California
    FRESNO, Calif. — Liodam Gonzalez, 28, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to unlawful possession of a machine gun and possession of an unregistered firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.According to court documents, on Aug. 30, 2019, Liodam Gonzalez fired a fully automatic handgun in a residential neighborhood in Bakersfield. At the time of his arrest, Gonzalez was a convicted felon and was member of the West Side Baker criminal street gang. Police officers found and seized the machine gun in Gonzalez’s residence.This case is the product of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Bakersfield Police Department....
  • Bakersfield West Side Crip Member Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Prison for Narcotics Trafficking

    07/12/2020 6:27:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | June 17, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of California
    FRESNO, Calif. — Tommie Thomas, 37, of Bakersfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd on Tuesday to 20 years and six months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.According to court documents, on Dec. 14, 2017, after a 10-month investigation, more than 35 members and associates of the West Side Crips, a local criminal street gang, were arrested on federal and state charges including burglary, illegal gun possession, drug sales, and murder. On April 4, 2019, a second superseding indictment charged Thomas, a West Side Crip member also known as “Tapp,” and...
  • Central Valley wineries ordered to close, while Governor's (Newsom’s) winery remains open

    07/02/2020 10:10:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 13 replies
    Fox26 ^ | July 2 2020 | Misti Reed
    FRESNO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the closures of certain businesses across 19 counties in California Wednesday, in response to the growing daily number of novel coronavirus cases (COVID-19) in recent weeks. Those counties included Fresno, Kern, Kings, Merced and Tulare in the Central Valley. The closures included restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, cardrooms, and bars. Gov. Newsom's winery and tasting room in Napa Valley remained open as of the July 1, 2020 order.