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Man hit and killed by vehicle in Porterville, police say

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man was killed after he was hit by a vehicle while walking in the roadway on Monday night, according to the Porterville Police Department. Around 11:40 p.m., officers were called out to the area of Highway 190 and Martin Street after it was reported that a pedestrian had been hit […]
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Motorcyclist dies after crash in Tulare, police say

TULARE, Calif. ( ) – A motorcycle rider died Monday night after crashing in Tulare, according to Visalia Police officers. Police say they respond to the area of Cartmill Avenue and Rutherford Street around 9:30 p.m. for a motorcycle accident. Investigators say they located a solo motorcyclist with major...
TULARE, CA
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Tulare County Fair giving free tickets for donations

TULARE, Calif (KSEE/KGPE) – The Tulare County Fair has announced that it will be giving away tickets for donations as part of its food pantry drive. There is no limit on the number of tickets that will be given away during the one-day food drive event. However, it does require five unexpired, nonperishable items per […]
TULARE, CA
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Farmersville store owner to spend life in prison

VISALIA – A Farmersville store owner was sentenced to life in prison for killing his landlord and hitting his son over the head with a hammer over a disagreement about their lease. On Friday, Aug. 5, Harbhajan Mundi, 65, was sentenced to life in prison for shooting and killing...
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Motorcyclist killed following collision in Tulare

A man was killed Monday evening following a motorcycle collision in Tulare. The Tulare Police Department said on Wednesday that a man, who was not identified, crashed his motorcycle around 9:17 p.m. on August 8 at Cartmill Avenue and Retherford Street. According to investigators, the motorcyclist was the only one...
TULARE, CA
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11 Years Later, Porterville Man Convicted for Shootout With Deputies

After nearly 11 years of delays by his defense lawyers, a Porterville man faces life in prison for the attempted murder of law enforcement officers on the Tule River Reservation. A Tulare County jury returned guilty verdicts on Monday against Marwin McDarment, 44, on multiple felony charges stemming from his...
PORTERVILLE, CA
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Tulare guilty verdict after 2011 shootout with police

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A 44-year-old man was convicted Monday of attempted murder of Police officers. The Tulare District Attorney says prosecutors secured a guilty verdict for Marwin McDarment, 44, for the attempted murder and assault with a firearm of multiple peace officers during a 2011 shootout on the Tule River Reservation.
TULARE, CA
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Visalia man shot in front of his home, police say

VISALIA, Calif (KSEE/KGPE) – A man has been shot and is in the hospital Tuesday night, according to the Visalia Police Department. According to authorities, at around 6:30 p.m. police responded to the 1400 block of N. Bridge where a victim had been shot. The shooting occurred in front of his residence. Officials say the […]
VISALIA, CA
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Farmersville supports United Farm Workers march

Farm workers supported by the United Farm Workers (UFW) Union are marching to the state capitol in support of Assembly Bill (AB) 2183, California Ag Labor Relations Voting Choice Act, introduced by Assemblyman Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz). The march began on Aug. 3 in Delano and came through Farmersville on Aug. 7. Mayor Paul Boyer and councilman Greg Gomez joined the march for their walk to Visalia on Aug. 8.
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Court ruling may cost Visalia a second Costco

VISALIA – Plans for a second Costco and more homes in Visalia are on hold and may be in jeopardy following a recent court ruling about the city’s land use policies. On July 21, Tulare County Superior Court Judge David Mathias ruled against the city over their decision to forego charging ag land mitigation fees from developers who want to bring farmland into the city for urban development. Under the city’s initial 2030 General Plan, the document guiding the city’s growth, developers, primarily home builders, would have had to pay into a fund the city would use to preserve ag land somewhere else in exchange for allowing other farmland to be developed.
VISALIA, CA
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FOOTBALL: West Yosemite League preview

Central Section teams were shaken up as leagues shifted around during the offseason. All of the Visalia teams moved to the East Yosemite League, joining Porterville and Monache. The Tri-County leagues, Kings Canyon and Sequoia, are new for the 2022 season and split up the old Central Sequoia league. Orange Cove and Orosi join the East Sequoia league from the West Sequoia league while the rest of the West Sequoia league will now be a part of the new Northwest Sequoia league.
TULARE, CA
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Two identified in deadly Garces Hwy-Delano crash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/FOX58) — The two people killed in a crash in Delano on August 6 have been identified by the Kern County Coroner's Office. Just before 2 a.m. Ray Segura, 33, of Bakersfield and Fancy Renee Castro, 30, of Bakersfield were struck by a 17-year-old driver when he failed to stop for the stop sign, hitting them on Highway 155 (Garces Highway) at Melcher Road in Delano, according to the California Highway Patrol.
DELANO, CA
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Scholarships offered to keep California Ag students in state

FRESNO, Calif. ) — The California Youth Ag Expo, provides ag students an opportunity to show off livestock they’ve raised, with the hope of earning a scholarship. The event was held at the International Agri-center in Tulare earlier this month. “Many of our youth are going off to...
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Lake Success project promises to protect Porterville

PORTERVILLE – While the drought leaves the majority of the valley floor dry, Lake Success stands to hold 20,000 extra acre feet. The expansion project for Schafer Dam at Lake Success has entered its second phase, just months after completing the first phase that began in 2020. The $135 million project includes building a 10-foot tall ogee weir – a low concrete structure that helps control water flow by widening the dam’s spillway – and adds 20,000 acre feet of water storage.
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In Gardening, Change Is Good, Right?

We’ve all looked at magazines and books filled with photos of outdoor gathering spaces. We love the vibrant flowers, lush trees and shrubs, and have dreamed of yards “just like that.” Some of us can achieve that look, some of us “try,” and some of us just close the blinds and think of moving to a new location that already has that dream yard in place.
VISALIA, CA
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Foolish Hearts, Faithful God

Psalm 14 begins with a very blunt statement: “The fool says in his heart there is no God.” Does that mean that all atheists are intellectually deficient? Absolutely not. Many of them are incredibly brilliant. But when the Bible speaks of being a fool, it’s speaking more about being morally deficient. This is a person who essentially has no place for God in their lives. They don’t want there to be a God because then they might have to change their lifestyle and believe the teachings of the Bible.
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