Fresno County California

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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4 hikers reported lost in Sierra forest fire smoke

HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fresno County authorities are searching for four hikers who got lost in the Sierra National Forest because of the smoke from a nearby forest fire. Sheriff’s officials said they received […]

07/25/2013

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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

Driver uses smartphone while driving.

Calif. court: Motorist can’t use hand-held map

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steven Spriggs was stopped in a traffic jam near downtown Fresno and thought nothing of whipping out his iPhone 4 and clicking on the map feature to see if there was an alternate route around the construction mess.

04/08/2013

Sugar beets (AP Photo)

Calif. farmers team up to convert beets to ethanol

FIVE POINTS, Calif. (AP) — Amid the vast almond orchards and grape fields that surround Five Points in California’s Central Valley, a once-dominant crop that has nearly disappeared from the state’s farms is making a comeback: sugar beets.

03/23/2013

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Fresno inmate killed

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the slaying of an inmate at the county jail. Officials say 20-year-old Joe Anthony Rodriguez was found unconscious in his cell during a routine inmate count.

01/17/2013

Calif. egg producers sue again over cage law

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s landmark Proposition 2 said chickens in cages must be able to stand up and stretch their wings without touching cage walls. Whether that means one chicken at a time or […]

11/19/2012

Death toll in Fresno workplace shooting rises to 3

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say two more people have died after being shot at a California chicken processing plant, bringing the death toll to three. Fresno County Coroner David Hadden said Tuesday the suspected […]

11/06/2012

1 of 2 hikers missing in Sierra Nevada found safe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – One of two hikers missing in California’s Sierra Nevada was found safe Monday as crews searched for a second hiker, authorities said. Matthew Hanson was found after a California Highway Patrol […]

10/30/2012

Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Three metropolitan areas in California’s Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show. […]

09/20/2012

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