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Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
A tornado touched down in Fresno County just outside of Clovis on Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. The tornado touched down at around 3:20 p.m. in the area … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
Steven Elms, 44, was spotted by a Tulare County Sheriff’s Office detective last year driving 90 mph and swerving. When Elms was pulled over between Terra Bella and Porterville, authorities … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
The city of Fresno Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Unity Committee celebrated its 35th anniversary Friday with a garlanding ceremony, the start of a weekend full of activities honoring the … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
SEIU Local 521's Denise Dedmon and Riko Mendez offer an update on the Fresno County Superior Court worker strike Friday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2019 in Fresno. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
Fresno’s average yearly unemployment rate for 2018 reached its lowest point in at least 28 years, and rates across its neighboring central San Joaquin Valley counties dipped to new post-recession … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
The driver of a pickup involved in a fatal crash early Friday on Blackstone Avenue near Clinton Avenue will be arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter, felony DUI and hit … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
The longtime coordinator of two eastern Madera County food banks is stepping down — temporarily stopping all operations at both locations. Mary Bowman, the former coordinator, said she decided to … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. Alvarado Leon, Gerardo, 41, Fresno, Jan. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
Contents of as many as 22 units were destroyed or damaged early Friday when a storage facility at Clovis Avenue near Shields Avenue caught fire, according to Fresno Fire officials. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
State money coming to the city and county of Fresno to combat homelessness sparked an hours-long debate at the Fresno City Council meeting Thursday about how to best use the … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place early Friday on Blackstone Avenue near Clinton Avenue in central Fresno. The department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit was at the scene for … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
Buchanan's Maximo Renteria shines at the Big One, a tournament showcasing rivalry between Buchanan and Clovis High wrestling, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 18, 2019
Country music headliner Luke Bryan will be performing in Fresno this summer, according to his website. In a tweet Thursday night, Bryan announced his “official Sunset Repeat Tour” and his … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
Showers with the possibility of thunderstorms are in the forecast for the central San Joaquin Valley after an overnight storm dropped about a half-inch of rain in Fresno, according to … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
A man is dead after a hit-and-run in southeast Fresno, Fresno police Lt. Bill Dooley said. Officers found a man in his 50s unresponsive on the road at Jensen and … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
A 12-year-old girl was shot when a bullet went her home’s front door following a street fight that escalated in front of her house in southeast Fresno, police said. Investigators … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
Despite recent evidence, Mayor Lee Brand insists he isn’t against parks. Brand also claims to be an advocate for San Joaquin River access. Now’s his chance to prove it. At … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. Aceves, Issac, 83, Orosi, Jan. 8, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
The Fresno Bee has been awarded a grant from the Report for America program to fund an additional reporter in the newsroom. The grant will help pay for a reporter … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
Two hikers in Yosemite National Park were rescued by helicopter on Wednesday. Yosemite officials announced the rescue Thursday evening on Twitter, writing that park rangers, search and rescue personnel, and … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
Twenty-three people were arrested in Tulare County earlier this week for alleged welfare fraud. Residents of Porterville, Earlimart, Fresno, Lindsay, Visalia, Dinuba, Tulare and Visalia were arrested, the Tulare County … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed the murder charge in the homicide of a Biola raisin farmer George Salwasser Jr., who was shot and killed in 2014 after … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
A rescue operation at Shaver Lake during a fierce winter storm turned into an all-day saga for a stranded couple and group of deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
The city of Clovis announced Wednesday that any federal workers currently not being paid may defer their city utility payments until after the partial government shutdown has ended. In a … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
Fresno police plan a new sweep against gangs after a girl, 12, was shot Wednesday night when a stray bullet flew into her home during a nearby gang disturbance. Lt. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 17, 2019
After their strike continued for a third day Thursday, SEIU Local 521 members will begin negotiations with the Fresno courthouse over what the union is calling “unfair labor practices.” A … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
A massive collision involving two semi trucks took the life of a Fresno man. Harpreet Singh, 32, died Thursday after he stopped his semi truck on the shoulder of Interstate … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Madera's Diane Fischer decided to invent The Bottle Stand to hold and make better use of bottles around the house. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Video footage obtained by The Bee on Wednesday morning shows a physical scuffle between a Bullard High School student and Fresno Unified Area 7 Trustee Terry Slatic. In the security … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
An early-morning Amtrak train struck a pedestrian in central Fresno on Wednesday, and the victim survived. Police reported the incident took place near Wishon and Michigan avenues south of Shields … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. Alvarez, Jesus Rodriguez, 91, Fresno, Jan. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Ever had a wild idea and thought that someday it might make a useful product? If you are like most people, the idea soon fades and you go on with … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Mark Jackson of Blue Diamond, who started The Pi Shop which with its team of engineers and 3D printing capabilities, shows how they help startups and established businesses develop new ideas, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 in Fresno. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
A southwest Fresno gang member armed with an semi-automatic rifle equipped with a silencer was arrested Tuesday in a traffic stop, Fresno police reported. He was identified as Derreante Johnson. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Boba Silog has opened in north Fresno, offering Filipino fusion, including baby back ribs, boba drinks, and unique waffles all day long. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
The dangers posed by the ongoing storm in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills will close a portion of Highway 140 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Caltrans officials announced. A 17 mile … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Fresno County Superior Court workers spent a second day on strike Wednesday with no deal in sight, and the union plotting a continuous strike until it gets a new contract. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Actor Taron Egerton, who is playing Elton John in an upcoming film about the singer’s life, saw the iconic performer live in Fresno on Tuesday night. Egerton shared a post … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Fresno Bee photographers John Walker and Craig Kohlruss capture scenes Wednesday before a massive storm is forecast to roll through Central California. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
The friend of the man who killed Clovis educator Gavin Gladding in a hit-and-run crash last year could face prison, following a plea agreement reached with prosecutors Wednesday. Moises Antonio … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Amal Qasem pulls up a mathematics app on her phone that she programmed then displays the computer coding that went into its creation – a sequence of data that resembles … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Two Elton John super fans talk about seeing their favorite performer just as the show begins Tuesday night at Save Mart Center in Fresno … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Fresno City Hall hosted on Tuesday one of three statewide hearings on how the potential merging of the third and fourth largest national cell phone carriers would impact the community. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
A woman was killed from a hit-and-run in west Fresno, but the suspect told officers he thought he hit a shopping cart. Officers responded to a person lying in the … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 16, 2019
Fans arrive early at the Save Mart Center leading into Elton John's performance in Fresno. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
SPCA offers free spays and neuters in certain ZIP codes Fresno residents in two ZIP codes can have their dogs spayed or neutered for free thanks to a donation to … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Three men police say burglarized a home in east-central Fresno on Monday, taking four long guns, are in custody after undercover officers tracked them down to an apartment in Madera. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. Alvarado, Martha, 80, Fresno, Jan. 11, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Chris DeLeon works for the IRS in Fresno and has stage 4 cancer. He worries that the government shutdown will not allow him to receive treatment. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Chris DeLeon feels a financial sting of unpaid furlough familiar to hundreds of thousands of his fellow government employees as the partial federal shutdown stretches into its fourth week. But … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
That man who hopped on the side of a big rig to escape his pursuers on Jan 9 in a widely viewed video? Turns out he was a carjacking suspect, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Thursday West Fresno Ministerial Alliance Prayer Breakfast: 6:30 a.m., guest speaker Pastor Bryan Carter from Concord Church of Dallas, Westside Church of God, 1424 W. California Ave. Details: 559-213-5925, $30. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Two men and a woman were arrested on identity theft charges during an early morning burglary patrol on Monday in Clovis. A Clovis police officer was paroling the Wawona Ranch … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Multiple gunshots were fired into an apartment early Tuesday at a complex labeled “the absolute worst in Fresno” by a Fresno police lieutenant after two people were shot to death … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 15, 2019
Fresno County Superior Court workers began a strike Tuesday morning. SEIU Local 521 Chapter President Denise Dedmon said anywhere between 200 to 250 employees were planning to strike beginning at … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
Fresno firefighters were busy fighting fires early Monday morning. Three people were displaced by one of those house fires in east-central Fresno. The first fire was at a vacant central … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. Applewhite, Billy, 55, Fresno, Jan. 9, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
The National Weather Service is warning of a massive storm headed toward the central San Joaquin Valley that is expected to produce heavy rain, wind, snow and possibly mudslides. “It … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identified the man who was shot by a deputy after he allegedly walked toward them with a knife. The man was identified as Jose Ledesma, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
A clip from an upcoming episode of the show "Body Cam," which airs Jan. 15 on the Investigation Discovery network. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
It’s been just over two years since Thong Vang opened fire inside the lobby of the Fresno County Jail, nearly killing correctional officers Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlan. Vang was … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
The fetanyl drug overdose crisis that first erupted back east has come to Fresno County in a case where a Fresno man died of an overdose, Sheriff Margaret Mims said … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
The planned strike at the Fresno County Superior Court is still scheduled to begin Tuesday morning, with hundreds of workers picketing at two separate locations, according to the SEIU Local … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
Some roads were closed in Fresno’s Tower District on Monday afternoon as police searched for evidence at a residence related to a fentanyl investigation. Earlier in the day, a coalition … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
The Fresno Unified Board of Trustees will hold a special closed session meeting Tuesday to deal with an incident involving a student at Bullard High School on Friday afternoon. The … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
The fate of the former Swedish Mill in Kingsburg may be in jeopardy, if the owner of the iconic property can’t pull together a deal to reopen it as a … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 14, 2019
Hopes from Kingsburg city officials are that the iconic, nearly 50-year-old Swedish Mill restaurant is renovated and reopened by the current owner. Plans are to open it as a 24-hour waffle house. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A 34-year-old Exeter man is facing life in prison following a conviction on multiple counts of child molestation. Jon Weldon on Friday was found guilty in Tulare County Superior Court … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A driver slammed into a tree Sunday afternoon near Kerman after someone fired a round from a gun that passed through the vehicle, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said. The … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A man in his 40s was stabbed multiple times Saturday night in southeast Fresno, according to police. The violent assault happened shortly after 10 p.m. after a verbal confrontation with … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims was among the attendees at an invite-only meeting last year whose purpose was to discuss actions cops can take to oppose the state’s controversial sanctuary … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
There’s a sad statistic about those who’ve made losing weight and working out more a New Year’s resolution. By February, it’s estimated that 80 percent of people give up their … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A Visalia man was jailed after crashing into a home filled with residents, according to the Visalia Police Department. Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Lonell Goodman was driving south on Vickie … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A man was arrested Saturday night and charged with DUI following a crash in southwest Fresno that left another man injured. Police Lt. Bill Dooley said a man, whose age … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
The California Highway Patrol is communicating with the public through social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With more than 105,000 Facebook followers here in San Joaquin Valley alone, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A neighbor recorded video of a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy shooting at a man who apparently was holding a knife. The incident occurred Friday, Jan. 11 at a home in a central Fresno, CA county island. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Clovis High, hosting Clovis East, won 54-33 in high school basketball action Friday night, Jan. 11, 2019 in Clovis. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
The Visalia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in search of three people who allegedly robbed a victim outside Froggie’s Bar, according to a news release. Police arrived … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
The Fresno City Council will consider rescinding a development permit and environmental assessment for a controversial planned industrial park in southwest Fresno, following a lawsuit filed by residents concerned about … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A man at a nearby house recorded video Friday of a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy shooting a man holding a knife. The incident occurred at a home on the 3400 … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A man was shot multiple times Friday by a Fresno County sheriff’s deputy after a 911 caller said the man wanted to kill her. Deputies arrived to a home in … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A man with five outstanding warrants was arrested Thursday after leading officers on a high-speed chase and invading an occupied apartment in his attempt to flee, according to a Porterville … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
An attempted burglary of a north Fresno home ended with shots being fired, but who fired the gun and whether bullets hit anyone remains a mystery, the Fresno County Sheriff’s … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks reopened to the public Friday after a recent closure due to the government shutdown. Officials previously closed the park indefinitely Dec. 31, citing unsafe … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Julio Mendez, the criminal best known as the man who tried to climb into the Chaffee Zoo lion enclosure, let out a quiet howl Friday in celebration of his release … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
An employee of the largest citrus grower in the country has died in Tulare County after a 600-pound blade from a wind machine came off in an industrial accident and … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A planned reception in Fresno for a food and agriculture delegation visiting from Turkey has been canceled after complaints from members of the area’s influential Armenian community. The group of … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson says he wants the district Board of Trustees to re-evaluate his job performance at a future meeting amid a clash with a new trustee who … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
The Service Employees International Union Local 521 on Thursday put the Fresno County Superior Court on notice of its plan to strike beginning Tuesday over labor negotiations. SEIU sent a … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
The first two flu-related deaths this season of Fresno County residents under the age of 65 were reported Friday. The Fresno County Department of Public Health confirmed that one man, … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Complimentary death notice listings are provided by funeral homes and include name, age, residence, date of passing and funeral home in charge of arrangements. Bidart, Gratian D., 88, Porterville, Jan. … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A man shot by Visalia police Thursday afternoon at the Visalia Mall was identified Friday as Richard Sylvester Garcia, 36. Garcia was shot after officers from a tactical team were … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Employers across the greater San Joaquin Valley collectively laid off almost 7,600 workers because of plant or store closures or layoffs in 2018, and some companies already have plans to … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A Tulare County grandmother faces charges of dealing methamphetamines from her home while three grandchildren were present, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office reports. Spokeswoman Ashley Schwarm said officers from a … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A bandit armed with a handgun made off with four bottles of Xanax after a robbery Thursday evening at a Fresno pharmacy, police reported. The robbery took place just after … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
A FAX bus was involved in a collision with four other vehicles at Cedar and Alluvial avenues in northeast Fresno on Thursday, snarling rush-hour traffic during the evening commute. The … Click to Continue »
Fresno Bee | January 13, 2019
Two new Fresno City Council members were sworn in Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall that also honored two outgoing councilmen. District 3 Councilman Oliver Baines and District 7 … Click to Continue »