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Tulare man sentenced to 50 years to life for child molestation

A Tulare man found guilty of child molestation last month will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Tulare County Superior Court sentenced 33-year-old Yovani Martinez to 50 years to life in prison for child molestation and possession of child pornography. On May 5, 2021, a jury found...
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TCSO Detectives Find Drugs, Guns, Ammo & Over $100,000 Cash During Search Warrants

Originally published as a Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post – “Around 7 this morning, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Marijuana Investigation Team and TAGNET detectives served search warrants at three different locations. The locations of the warrant services were in the 36800 Block of Road 204 in Woodlake, the 2000 of N. Mora Ct in Visalia, and the 2100 block of W. Wren, also in Visalia.
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Man tries to pass on two-lane road, Porterville woman dies

TULARE COUNTY – It’s officially summer, and that means more people are on the move. But while en route to wherever you’re going there’s one thing that’s absolutely crucial to remember: don’t pass cars over a double yellow line. One man from Lamont learned that the hard way, and a 31-year-old Porterville woman died because of it.
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Man arrested after 42,000 pounds of pistachios are stolen​

(CNN) — California authorities have arrested a man they say stole 42,000 pounds of pistachios -- a haul worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to the American Pistachio Growers. During a routine audit earlier this month, the Touchstone Pistachio Company found 21 tons of its pistachios were missing and...
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$125,000 in cash discovered after search warrants served

TULARE, Calif. (FOX26) — Detectives discovered 611 pounds of marijuana, 2 pistols, a shotgun, an AK-47 type rifle, evidence of marijuana sales, and $125,000 in cash while serving three different search warrants Tuesday. Around 7 a.m. June 22 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Marijuana Investigation Team, and TAGNET...
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Drunk Woman Jumps Red Light And Rams Car Into Van Carrying 4 Children, Killing 2

Two other children who were inside the van are in critical condition. Police urged people with information about the crash to call at (559) 782-7400. A 43-year-old Californian woman has been charged with manslaughter after her car allegedly rammed a van and caused the death of two little sisters. The other two children in the van are in critical care.
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Fox names first show since shutdown

VISALIA – The Visalia Fox Theatre is ready to return to its role at center stage of Tulare County’s cultural scene after a 15-month intermission. The Fox announced last Thursday it has booked its first act since the nonprofit theater was forced to shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions on entertainment venues in March 2020. And it didn’t waste any time booking a big name.
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Tulare County Fair and World Ag Expo return to showgrounds

TULARE – Two major county events held in Tulare have emerged from the medically induced coma imposed on venues over the last year and a half. On June 14, one day before California lifted most of its social distancing restrictions, the Tulare County Fair announced on social media it would return to a traditional, in-person event this year.
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California Nut Case Is Cracked (It Was Not Squirrels)

Sheriffs in Tulare County, California had an unusual case to investigate last week. A routine audit by the Touchstone Pistachio Company had uncovered an anomaly - a big anomaly. 42,000 pounds of anomaly, in fact - because that, unbelievably, is the total weight of the missing pistachio nuts. Of course, upon realising they'd lost such a lot of nuts, the company called the cops straight away.
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Tulare County takes over East Orosi water system

TULARE COUNTY – Help may be on the horizon for the about 700 residents of East Orosi dependent on bottled water. The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has directed county staff to begin negotiating the scope of work and a budget with the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water for the county to take control of the East Orosi Community Services District public water system.
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Visalia civic, business leader Phil Cox has died

VISALIA – Former Tulare County Supervisor and current Vice Mayor of Visalia, Phil Cox died last week. The local civic and business leader died on June 16 from cancer at the age of 64. Cox was elected to the three terms on the Tulare County Board of Supervisors from 2004...
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Mystery solved: Purloined pistachios found in central California

DELANO, Calif. — California detectives say they've solved the curious caper of the purloined pistachios. The heist was a nutty one, but nothing new to investigators in America's most productive farmland. In a nutshell, an audit by the Touchstone Pistachio Company in the San Joaquin Valley discovered that 42,000 pounds were missing.