Fresno California

In this undated photo released by the Fresno Police Dept. shows Bobby Lee Pearson. Pearson, a defendant in a Central California burglary case, walked out of a courtroom a free man after a jury mistakenly signed a not-guilty verdict form, even though it was hung and could not reach a verdict. The flabbergasted judge said Wednesday, June 11, 2014, he had no choice but to order Pearson to be released from jail because the not-guilty verdict had been put on the record. (AP Photo/Fresno Police Dept.)

Man freed in California jury mistake killed

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury’s mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight. The jury in […]

06/12/2014

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Feds deny early approval of CA rail segment

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal regulators have rejected California’s request to exempt a route in the Central Valley for what would be the nation’s first bullet train from a lengthy planning review. The three-member Surface […]

12/05/2013

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Calif. high-speed rail begins search for artifacts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backhoes have begun digging up a parking lot in downtown Fresno in search of an underground network of tunnels and other artifacts from the Chinatown neighborhood that lies in the path […]

10/21/2013

On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, Fresno County sheriff's department investigators work at the scene of an early morning shooting at a motorcycle club gathering in Calwa where one person was killed and at least 12 others injured. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Craig Kohlruss)

Gun battle at Fresno biker club kills 1, wounds 13

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Investigators were trying to determine on Monday what triggered a running gun battle at a weekend dance staged by a Central California motorcycle club that left one man dead and 13 […]

10/07/2013

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First death from California heat wave reported

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A 77-year-old man was found dead in his mobile home amid triple-digit temperatures in California’s San Joaquin Valley in the first reported death blamed on a weeklong statewide heat wave, authorities […]

07/04/2013

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Heat wave breaks temperature record in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s San Joaquin Valley is set to reach the highest temperatures in a weeklong heat wave, with other parts of the state also facing a 7th day of scorching weather. The […]

07/03/2013

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Fresno County grapes exceed $1 billion in value

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new report finds that for the first time in history, a Fresno County crop — grapes — has exceeded one billion dollars in production value. Fresno County’s annual crop and […]

06/18/2013

Gas Prices Up

US gas prices up 11 cents over past 2 weeks

  CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of […]

05/20/2013

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Fresno man hopes to fly around world in 36 days

FRESNO (AP) — On May 1, a 20-year-old pilot will take off from a Fresno airfield in a single-engine airplane. His destination: the record books. Jack Wiegand will attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest ever to fly solo around the world.

04/15/2013

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1 of 4 reptiles stolen from Calif. museum found

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — One of four reptiles stolen from a Central California science museum has been found. The Fresno Bee reports the 3 1/2-foot savannah monitor lizard was back at Fresno’s Discovery Center on Friday after it was found nearby.

03/29/2013

LA sewage to head to Kings County farms

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — When Los Angeles residents flush their toilets, they could soon be helping fertilize crops in Kings County. By the end of the year human waste will be treated at an LA County facility still being built, and then trucked north.

03/07/2013

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Calif. hasn’t bought land for bullet train route

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Construction of California’s high-speed rail network is set to start in July, but the state still has not purchased any land along the route.

01/28/2013

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