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Mother and 4 kids killed in fiery Calif. crash

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Central California mother and her four children were killed in fiery crash during the weekend after a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit their SUV. The crash occurred after […]

02/16/2014

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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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Central Valley wildfire expands

HUNTINGTON LAKE, Calif. (AP) – A lightning-sparked fire in the Sierra National Forest about 75 miles northeast of Fresno grew to about 9,000 acres as firefighters battle smoke and steep terrain as well as the […]

07/28/2013

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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

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In nation’s breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — On a warm spring day, farmworker Cristina Melendez was bedridden and unable to make her way back into the asparagus fields of central California for the kind of backbreaking work she’s […]

06/09/2013

Son says man suspected in Fresno attack had PTSD

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The California man suspected of shooting two of his adult daughters was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Vietnam as a Marine. Anthony “Tony” Alvarez Sr., 63, was diagnosed […]

05/29/2013

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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

3 of 4 reptiles stolen from Calif. museum found

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three of four reptiles that were swiped from a science museum and thrown together into a garbage bag during a heist were recovered Friday, though a 3-foot-long ball python remained at large, officials said.

03/30/2013

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