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18 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Brooke Ashjian, left, and Ken Gill dump ice water on Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims to complete her bucket challenge for ALS Association at Simonian Farms as kids from the Special Olympics and Community Integrated Work Programs look on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Fresno, Calif.

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22 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Fresno County sheriff's deputies bust pot operation in Sierra foothills

It's late August and a Fresno County sheriff's task force, often guided by helicopter reconnaissance, is in a race to eradicate the plots before cannabis growers can harvest a multimillion-dollar crop that has markets waiting as far away as the East Coast.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, August, CA, Agriculture, Science

Friday | KSEE-TV Fresno

Fire Displaces Clovis Residents

Fire erupts in a Clovis apartment unit, displacing several residents. Clovis firefighters say the fire started in the attic on the 1200 block of Malio around 4:20am on Friday morning.

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Friday | The Fresno Bee

Two arrested, one sought in Caruthers wire thefts

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Thursday and are searching for a third who was allegedly involved in a string of copper wire thefts in the Caruthers area.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Police: Fresno gang member arrested with gun

A Northside Fresno Bulldog gang member was arrested Thursday in his home west of Highway 99 after a search yielded a .45-caliber handgun and ammunition, police said.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Fresno Bee

First 5 Fresno County names new executive director

Emilia Reyes was named executive director of First 5 Fresno County on Wednesday in a decision meant to stabilize the agency at a time of staff and board changes.

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KMPH-TV Fresno

Homeless Animals To Get A New Building In Fresno

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday that the county-owned site for the old coroner's office would be the best place for a new animal shelter.

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The Fresno Bee

Second man pleads no contest in connection with Fresno State fraternity pledge's binge-drinking death

The second of three defendants connected to the binge-drinking death of Fresno State fraternity pledge Philip Dhanens two years ago pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor hazing and to furnishing alcohol to a minor.

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The Fresno Bee

Winnebago given to Fresno County library system for new program

Reading and Beyond will donate a Winnebago to the Fresno County Public Library on Sept.

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The Fresno Bee

Man fatally shot at southwest Fresno birthday celebration identified

A man shot to death Sunday in southwest Fresno was identified Wednesday by the Fresno County coroner as Leonard Greenbury, 47. Fresno police reported the shooting occurred after an argument at 732 S. Trinity St. turned violent.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Violent Crime

The Fresno Bee

Nomination deadline nears for annual Fresno ag awards

The annual award recognizes leadership and integrity in the Fresno County agricultural community.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Agriculture, Science, Reedley, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fire marks final chapter of Pierce's Park, a bit of Fresno County history

The bar, which caught fire Monday afternoon from undetermined causes, was the long-abandoned stomping ground of Otis Pierce, a gunslinging singer from Missouri who came to Sanger in 1926 and later opened the bar and a dance hall on the property alongside the Kings River.

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The Fresno Bee

FedEx worker sent to hospital due to spilled material

A FedEx worker was sent to the hospital for a precautionary evaluation Tuesday after coming in contact with corrosive material that spilled inside the delivery truck south of Selma, said Ryan Michaels, Fresno County Cal Fire spokesman.

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Related Topix: Selma, CA

The Fresno Bee

Site chosen for new Fresno County animal shelter

A couple of stray dogs are seen in the large dog area at Fresno County's animal shelter at the old county morgue site run by LIberty Animal Control Services.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KSEE-TV Fresno

Napa Earthquake Brings Back Memories of Coalinga's 1983 Quake

Sunday's powerful 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa is bringing back memories for some Central Valley residents.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Coalinga, CA

The Fresno Bee

Pierce's Park burns down near Centerville

Fire destroyed a Fresno County landmark Monday afternoon when the long-abandoned bar at Pierce's Park near Centerville caught fire and burned to the ground, Fresno County Fire spokesman Ryan Michaels said.

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The Fresno Bee

Ashbeck serves with integrity

Aug. 26 is Women's Equality Day. It was designated by the U. S. Congress in 1971 at the request of Rep. Bella Abzug, D-N.Y., to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920 that gave women the right to vote.

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Related Topix: Clovis, CA

The Fresno Bee

New Fresno County dog shelter site costs higher than estimated

Fresno County's new animal shelter will take at least 18 months to build and could cost up to $3.5 million, county supervisors learned in a report last week.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Man found fatally stabbed in southeast Fresno

The body of a 22-year-old man was found stabbed to death on a southeast Fresno street early Sunday morning.

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The Fresno Bee

Fresno supes hurt workers

I'm not surprised that the Fresno County Board of Supervisors voted to end the Medically Indigent Services Program that provided vital and critical specialty health care services for undocumented Fresnans.

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