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2 dead after assault, police shooting in San Francisco

May. 20, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco authorities were investigating the deaths of two men after an incident in which police responded to a report of an assault in progress and officers fired shots. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday. Police did not say whether the...

Deadly Fresno police shooting under investigation

May. 20, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno police killed an armed man they said charged at them Thursday and authorities opened fire in a second Fresno shooting involving a fleeing robbery suspect who rammed patrol cars, authorities said. A third officer-involved shooting was reported Thursday...

K-9 helps arrest suspect who rammed California police car

May. 15, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspected car thief who rammed a police cruiser before leading officers on a chase that hit speeds of 100 mph on central California highways, officials said. The man was captured with help from a K-9 after he abandoned the stolen...

Police arrest man accused of striking woman, dragging body

May. 14, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected in a fatal hit-in-run in central California in which the victim's body was dragged more than 8 miles (13 kilometers) was in critical condition after jumping from a three-story house while deputies tried to arrest him, authorities said. Fresno...

Police: Man struck woman with truck, dragged body 8 miles

May. 13, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in central California were searching for the driver of a pickup truck that struck a woman walking her dog Friday and kept going, dragging her more than 8 miles (13 kilometers) to a hotel parking lot, where she was found dead. The 29-year-old woman was...

Remains of missing California woman found near forest lake

May. 08, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The skeletal remains of a 37-year-old woman missing since December have been discovered in California's Sierra National Forest, authorities said. Crews launched a new search on May 2 after Samantha Tomlinson's Honda Civic was found near Shaver Lake along the...

Uncle held in deadly arson attack on California family

May. 05, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Central California authorities arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly intentionally starting a house fire that killed his 18-month-old niece and 5-month-old nephew and severely burned their mother. The fire was reported early Tuesday in the San Joaquin...

California mayors want $3 billion over 3 years for homeless

Apr. 25, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mayors of California’s 11 largest cities asked Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature on Monday to approve $3 billion over three years in the state budget for flexible homeless funding to go directly to cities. The mayors said flexible homeless...

Judge sentences man to life for 'evil' sex abuse of kids

Apr. 22, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Fresno man who was part a California child exploitation ring in which members filmed themselves sexually abusing more than 20 children and then distributed the footage on the dark web was sentenced to life in prison Friday, prosecutors said. What John Richard...

Former Raiders QB Daryle Lamonica dies at age 80

Apr. 21, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

Daryle Lamonica, the deep-throwing quarterback who won an AFL Player of the Year award and led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl appearance, has died. He was 80. The Fresno County Sherriff's said Lamonica passed away at his Fresno home on Thursday morning. The death is considered...