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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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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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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

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Salmon release is step in Calif. river restoration

Biologists are hoping that two Chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River will make their way to historic spawning areas near the Friant Dam.

11/28/2012

Police: Fresno shooting suspect was 'methodical'

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Clattering machinery at a chicken-processing plant provided all the cover Lawrence Jones needed to kill two co-workers execution style and wound two others Tuesday, police said. Armed with a handgun, the […]

11/07/2012

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