Visalia, CA

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.
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Visalia council puts street parking under review

VISALIA – Current city code over parking commercial vehicles on residential streets is coming under review after the Visalia City Council gave staff a greenlight. Potential changes may lead to a heavy restriction of commercial vehicles along residential streets. On Aug. 15, the city of Visalia Community Development Department...

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.

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

1 dead after semi-truck and train collide in Kingsburg

KINGSBURG, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The driver of a semi-truck has died after it collided with a train on Thursday on Sierra Street and Simpson Street in Kingsburg, close to the Highway 99 exit, according to officials. The crash took place around 7:00 p.m. and resulted in the semi-truck catching on fire. Kingsburg police and fire […]

Man arrested for felony charges in Visalia, police say

VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment in Visalia on Tuesday, police say. According to authorities, on Monday shortly after 4:00 a.m., officers were called to a home located at 2600 Block of S. Bollinger regarding a disturbance in that location. Police say during the investigation, […]

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...

Woman Arrested, Accused Of Hijacking Public Bus In Visalia

VISALIA, Calif. (KMJ) — A woman now sits in jail after police say she hijacked a public bus loaded with passengers in Visalia. Officials say 56-year-old Annette Rocha was on the bus near the 500 block of N. Court on Tuesday when she began to attack a man and attempted to take his cell phone.

Search continues for missing Selma woman

SELMA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The search for a missing Selma woman entered its 10th day on Wednesday. 22-year-old Jolissa Fuentes was last seen at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 7 at an ampm gas station near Highland and Nebraska avenues in Selma. Surveillance cameras captured Jolissa walking into the business and making a purchase at […]

Visalia cooling center opens in face of blazing temperatures

VISALIA – This summer’s brutal temperatures aren’t over yet, as another excessive heat wave hit the San Joaquin Valley prompting cooling centers in Visalia to reopen, and the state to issue a “Flex Alert” to conserve energy. After an excessive heat warning for the San...

Toys R Us makes comeback in Visalia

VISALIA – The toy store that has brought joy and a giraffe to many children for 70 years is making a comeback throughout the nation, starting with one opening in Visalia. Macy’s has expanded their corporate partnership with Toys”R”Us to every Macy’s store in America by this holiday season. The process began in late July and will continue to roll out through mid October. The store in Visalia is already open.