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Many happy returns: KR Velus Jones Jr. shines back at USC

Oct. 9, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. has established himself as one of the most explosive kick returners in college football. However, Jones' biggest return might have been his decision to rejoin the Trojans after considering a transfer in the spring. "It's amazing being...

DNA from 1996 murder matched to California assault suspect

Oct. 4, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in a string of sexual assaults in Central California has been named a suspect in the rape and killing of a college student 23 years ago. Authorities in Fresno said Friday that they linked Nick Duane Stane to the slaying of Debbie Dorian after making a DNA match based on...

APNewsBreak: California halts prison gang peacemaking effort

Sep. 24, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials have halted an effort aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when placed together in prison recreation yards, officials told The Associated Press. The effort started a year...

Sid Haig, who acted in 'House of 1000 Corpses," dies at 80

Sep. 23, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sid Haig, the bearded character actor best known as Captain Spaulding in the "House of 1000 Corpses" trilogy, has died. Haig representative Kathleen Schultz tells The Associated Press that he died Saturday after a recent fall in his home. He was 80. "House of 1000 Corpses" director Rob...

Hokit's late TDs help Fresno St. beat Sacramento St. 20-12

Sep. 22, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Josh Hokit scored three times, including a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown runs, and Fresno State pulled away in the closing minutes to beat Sacramento State 34-20 on Saturday night. Hokit finished with 12 carries for 72 yards and his 14-yard TD reception in the first quarter opened...

Lyft driver in Fresno shot, injured during armed robbery

Sep. 15, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Fresno said two assailants shot and injured a Lyft driver who tried to defend himself during an armed robbery. Police said that after dropping off a passenger around 3 a.m. Sunday, the driver pulled over to check his phone when two men approached, pointed a gun at him and...

California Highway Patrol captures flightless fugitive emu

Sep. 14, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California authorities have captured an emu after the flightless fugitive led officers down a highway. The Fresno Bee reported Friday that the bird was apprehended following a brief pursuit by California Highway Patrol officers. Authorities say officers responded to a report that an...

Winfield's INT seals Minnesota's 38-35 OT win vs Fresno

Sep. 8, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Antoine Winfield Jr. spoiled Fresno State's bid for a Power 5 win for a second straight year. Winfield intercepted a pass in the end zone in the second overtime to preserve Minnesota's 38-35 come-from-behind victory over Fresno State on Saturday night with his second game-sealing...

Fresno St. looks to bounce back in home opener vs. Minnesota

Sep. 6, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

For Fresno State, the season opener was a missed opportunity against a more heralded opponent. For Minnesota, it was a narrow escape against what should have been an overmatched one. When the Bulldogs (0-1) host the Golden Gophers (1-0) on Saturday night it will be a chance for Fresno State to rebound from that...

Young QBs Slovis, Mills start when USC hosts No. 23 Stanford

Sep. 6, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California and Stanford always face each other early in the regular season these days, usually before either team is playing its best football. On this particular way-too-early Saturday night in September, the Trojans and the 23rd-ranked Cardinal will be led by quarterbacks who...