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( FRESNO COUNTY BUDGET ) THE FRESNO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTED LAST EVENING TO RESTORE ABOUT 6-MILLION DOLLARS TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGETS. IT MEANS THAT SHERIFF MARGARET MIMS WILL NOT NEED TO LAY OFF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS OR DEPUTIES....
(TATTOO BOY) ATTORNEYS FOR THE TWO MEN WHO ADMITTED PUTTING A GANG TATTOO ON ONE OF THE DEFENDANT'S 7-YEAR OLD SON APPARENTLY GOT THE PLEA DEAL THEY WANTED. 27-YEAR OLD ENRIQUE GONZALEZ, THE BOY'S FATHER, WILL SERVE SIX YEARS IN PRISON , AND THE...
( gangsters arrested) FRESNO POLICE ARRESTED THREE SOUTHWEST FRESNO GANG MEMBERS ON MULTIPLE GUN AND DRUG CHARGES LAST NIGHT NEAR CEDAR AND SHIELDS. POLICE WERE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR GANGSTERS BECAUSE THEY'D RECEIVED WORD ABOUT A LARGE GATHERING AT A...
( FRESNO COUNTY FINANCES ) IT'S OKAY TO CUT SERVICES AND PERSONNEL IN EVERY FRESNO COUNTY DEPARTMENT BECAUSE OF THE BUDGET CRISIS, BUT DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT LAYING OFF PROPERTY ASSESSORS OR TAX COLLECTORS. THAT'S WHAT SUPERVISORS HEARD YESTERDAY DURING...
( BEE ATTACK ) A 55-YEAR OLD ENCINITAS MAN HAS DIED AFTER BEING STUNG MORE THAN 500-TIMES BY A SWARM OF BEES. THE MAN APPARENTLY WAS OPERATING A BACK HOE TO CLEAR BRUSH ON A PROPERTY WHEN HE STRUCK THE BEE-HIVE AND ANGERED THE BEES. THE MAN RAN ABOUT...
( ABSENTEE BALLOTS ) RACES – VICTOR FRESNO COUNTY SUPERVISOR PHIL LARSON IS A LITTLE CLOSER TO REACHING THE MAGIC 50-PERCENT PLUS ONE VOTE PLATEAU THAT HE NEEDS TO AVOID A RUNOFF WITH CYNTHIA STERLING IN NOVEMBER. AS OF THE VOTE COUNT YESTERDAY,...
( BUDGET: FRESNO UNIFIED JOB CUTS ON HOLD) THE FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES ADOPTED A 975-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET LAST NIGHT THAT INCLUDES MORE JOB CUTS IF UNIONS DON'T AGREE TO FURLOUGH DAYS. THE TRUSTEES STILL FACE A BUDGET SHORTFALL...
( CHILD PORN ARREST – VISALIA) A 19-YEAR OLD VISALIA MAN HAS BEEN ARRSTED IN CONNECTION WITHT HE POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. THE FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS STEVEN MILLER WAS IDENTIFIED IN TWO SEPARATE NATIONAL...
( KINGS COUNTY CROPS DROP IN VALUE) A TRIPLE-WHAMMY HIT KINGS COUNTY AGRICULTURE LAST YEAR, RESULTING IN A 25-PERCENT DROP IN CROP VALUES. THE WATER CRISIS, STRUGGLING DAIRY INDUSTRY, AND OVERALL WEAK CROP PRICES ALL COMBINED TO REDUCE THE COUNTY'S TOTAL...
( CASINO PROJECT ) PLANS TO BUILD AN INDIAN CASINO A COUPLE OF MILES NORTH OF MADERA SUFFERED WHAT COULD BE A FATAL BLOW YESTERDAY WHEN A BANKRUPTCY JUDGE ORDERED THE LAND TO BE SOLD. THE 55-ACRE PARCEL BELONGS TO LAS VEGAS-BASED STATION CASINOS - - THE...