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One dead after truck crashes into canal

Rescue crews have brought up the body of a man who died after crashing his car into a canal near Orange Cove on Friday night, the California Highway Patrol reported. The man was speeding south on Cove Road when he lost control of his pickup near Central Avenue and landed …

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Fresno’s Daily Grill is closing

Another chain restaurant in Fresno is planning to close: The Daily Grill. The company that owns the restaurant, at Palm and Nees avenues, could not come to an agreement with the landlord on a new lease, confirmed CEO John Sola. The Daily Grill has served American food at lunch, dinner, …

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Immigrant, Mariposa kid, enter law school hall of fame

Two people, who started from very different places and vastly different interests, found themselves both being honored at the Robert E. Coyle Federal Courthouse. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Houry Sanderson and Arthur G. Baggett Jr. were inducted into the San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Hall of Fame Sept. …

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California starts tackling huge affordable housing shortage

Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature Friday on bills aimed at tackling the affordable housing crisis in California, which needs an estimated 1.5 million more homes and apartments to satisfy demand from those priced out of the soaring market. Brown signed the 15 bills in San Francisco, where the need …

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P.E. teacher jailed in choking of students with jump rope

Peter Samhammer Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Peter Samhammer FRESNO, California – A P.E. teacher was arrested after the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said he choked students with a jump rope at Herndon Barstow Elementary. Peter Samhammer, …

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Wildfires threaten 100 homes on California’s Central Coast

A trio of wildfires raced through the hills of California’s Central Coast on Friday, threatening at least 100 homes as flames tore through tinder-dry brush, authorities said. A half-dozen small fires that erupted along a road Friday afternoon merged into three blazes that had burned 300 acres of thick manzanita, …

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Live: Sheriff Joe Arpaio headlines GOP event in Fresno

Sheriff Joe Arpaio headlines GOP event in Fresno. Friday September 29, 2017 (KMPH) Joe Arpaio, who was pardoned in August by President Donald Trump, addresses a Republican Party event in Fresno, California. Ahead of the event, he took questions from reporters. Extensive preparations were made by local police ahead of …

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Fresno district raises substitute teacher pay amid strike talk

Substitutes stand to earn $500 a day as Fresno Unified School District prepares to recruit replacements in the face of a possible teachers strike. Superintendent Bob Nelson said 800 to 1,000 substitutes could be needed, and the higher pay rate would help attract fill-ins from throughout the central San Joaquin …

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