Fresno, CA

Teen arrested after being found with ghost guns, inside stolen vehicle

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — An accused gang member has been arrested after police say he was found in a stolen vehicle with two ghost guns in Fresno. Officer responded to the call near Olive Ave. and First St. When they arrived, there were several people inside the vehicle but one of them was the known gang member who was responsible for the stolen vehicle.
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Madera Tribune

Attempted murder in Courthouse Park

The zoo in Courthouse Park, shown here, was almost the scene of a murder in 1917. It was Sunday, and Maderans living near the Courthouse Park were enjoying a sunny May morning. William King Heiskell was out surveying his handiwork; after all, he more than any other person, was responsible...

Friday’s rain broke a Central Valley record

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated when the last rainfall had taken place. This error has been corrected. FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A rainy start to the day on Friday made for a break from the recent triple-digit temperatures the Central Valley has been experiencing. “It’s very rare to get this moisture […]

Shoe giveaway event set to help students step into the school year

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — As the new school year is right around the corner, a community event is helping students with a pair of shoes. The Kick-it-Outreach team hosted its fourth annual shoe drive on Saturday for children of all ages to stop by if they were in need of shoes.
Madera Tribune

Local ‘student champions:’ fighting racism and apathy

Madera Unified School District employees gather at Maltilda Torres High School on Wednesday and gave a standing ovation after listening to a speaker share his story. For two days this week, Madera Unified School District employees gathered at Maltilda Torres High School for the purpose of learning how to better become “student champions.”
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Huskies’ Fresno Connection Should Liven Things Up

Jalen McMillan admittedly felt great discomfort when his University of Washington receivers coach Junior Adams took another job at Oregon. The loss of his teacher, mentor and confidante made him feel a little scared if not vulnerable. He had to discuss this situation with those closest to him. "When your...

24 hurt in Greyhound bus crash in Central Valley

TULARE -- A bus traveling from Los Angeles to Fresno crashed after it went off a highway, broke through a chain link fence and came to a rest on its side in a parking lot, injuring 24 people, authorities said Thursday.The driver of the Greyhound Bus suffered major injuries in the crash before dawn Wednesday near the city of Tulare and was hospitalized and the passengers who were hurt had injuries described as minor to moderate, said California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Beal. Several of the injured passengers were taken to hospitals.Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash on Highway 99. Beal said the bus driver tested negative for drunk driving.The bus had stopped in Bakersfield before it crashed about 5 miles north of Tulare, Beal said. Another Greyhound bus took the uninjured passengers to their destinations.Greyhound said in a statement it was saddened by the crash."Our primary concern at this time is continuing to provide support for our customers and driver," the statement said.
Hanford Sentinel

Hanford's Barnhart sworn in as CHP officer

Jeremy Barnhart of Hanford, Calif., has successfully completed cadet training at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy, according to a release from the CHP. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Redwood City Area office. Officer Barnhart graduated from Hanford High School in 2013. Following high school, he attended West Hills College Lemoore. Prior to attending the CHP Academy, Officer Barnhart worked as an assistant manager for Aldi Supermarket in Hanford, according to the CHP.
GV Wire

Cellphone Ban at Bullard High Sparks Brouhaha and Online Petition

Bullard High students won’t be able to pull out their cell phones during the school day under a new policy that’s causing division in the northwest Fresno community. Principal Armen Torigian, who took the job midway through the last school year, told families in a recent back-to-school letter that the new cellphone ban is designed to improve student academic performance by reducing the distractions and disruptions that cellphone use can create.