Tulare, CA


Wildfire engulfs Sequoia National Forest in California

Smoke billowed from the Wishon Fire burning east of Springville in the Sequoia National Forest, California, on Monday, 15 August.As of Thursday, the blaze had burned 350 acres and was at 45 per cent containment.Aerial footage from the Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System shows clouds of smoke coming from the fire.The Tulare County Sheriff's office issued evacuation orders on Monday for residents living near the fire, but these orders were later lifted.Sign up to our newsletters. Read More Wildfires: Firefighters run from aggressively fast-moving fire in eastern SpainAnne Heche: Career highlights of the late Hollywood actorFiery wreckage of plane burns on Californian freeway after emergency landing

Tulare County Sheriffs Detectives Bust Alleged Serial Agricultural Thief

“On Monday, TCSO Ag Detectives arrested 55-year-old Ipolito Maldonado of Lindsay for Ag (agricultural) theft, just weeks after his previous arrest for the same crime. In early March, TCSO Ag Detectives began investigating thefts from dairies in the South County. At that time, Detectives identified Maldonado, a previously convicted serial AG thief, as the suspect.

Visalia lands its first HAWK crosswalk

VISALIA – Almost three months ago, a HAWK touched down in Visalia, taking pedestrians under its protective wing as they cross Lovers Lane along the Packwood Creek Trail. On May 18, the first-ever High-intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) in Visalia was unveiled on Lovers Lane (Highway 216) at the Packwood Creek Trail Crossing, located between Tulare and Walnut Ave. According to the City of Visalia website, HAWK appears more like a beacon and functions like any other crosswalk traffic light, with either a button or sensor available for pedestrians to use when they need to cross.

Tulare Police involved in shooting

Tulare, Calif. — Two Tulare Police officers have been involved in a shooting in the 100 block of I street Tuesday afternoon. The shooting was near a homeless encampment along the railroad tracks. Police say a couple of officers were performing a traffic stop, and the driver now identified...

Tulare County Crop Report for week ending Aug. 20

Cotton fields are in full bloom. Some fields of alfalfa are being cut for silage and baled for dairy feed. Corn silage harvest is in full swing throughout the county. Corn fields that were planted late in the season are still immature, with plants that have not formed tassels. Silage fields that have been harvested are being fertilized and prepped for winter crops. Bean fields continue to be treated for weeds and insects. Dried beans are being exported to Guadeloupe and St. Lucia.

Corcoran HS student found with a gun on campus, police say

CORCORAN, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A 16-year-old Corcoran High School student was found with a loaded gun in their backpack, police say. According to authorities, on Wednesday around 12:35 p.m. a Corcoran Police School Resource Officer, was informed about the presence of a firearm on campus. The high school staff announced that they had a student […]
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Cement truck flipped onto side after striking elk near Hanford site

HANFORD, Wash. – A commercial cement vehicle struck an elk early Thursday morning while driving on SR-240 near the Hanford Nuclear Site. According to Washington State Patrol, the large vehicle hit the animal around 4 a.m. and was overtuned onto it’s side as a result. “When youre out...
Hanford Sentinel

Corcoran high school student arrested after allegedly bringing firearm to campus

A student at Corcoran High School has been arrested after a firearm was allegedly found in the student's possession. At 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday the Corcoran Police school resource officer was alerted by school staff to reports of a firearm on campus. According to officials, one of the school safety...

Merritt Closes $179M Affordable Housing Fund

This vehicle will be used to create 729 affordable homes in California. Merritt Community Capital has closed its largest fund to date, at $178.6 million, which finances affordable housing development across California. Fund 23 has attracted 13 investors and currently finances nine projects, totaling 729 affordable homes in the state.
Porterville Recorder

PPD: Incident near Santa Fe School deemed to be safe

The Porterville Police Department posted on its Facebook page on Thursday evening an incident near Santa Fe Elementary School was deemed to be safe. “We would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding,” PPD posted on its Facebook page. Early on Thursday PPD had posted there...