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( HIT AND RUN)FRESNO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A HIT AND RUN DRIVER WHO CAUSED A CHAIN REACTION ACCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN A CAR SMASHING INTO A HOUSE. IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 1 O-CLOCK SUNDAY MORNING BETWEEN EFFIE AND MCKENZIE AVENUES IN CENTRAL FRESNO....
( MIMS DENIES FUNNY BUSINESS) FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF MARGARET MIMS FINDS HERSELF IN THE UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION OF BEING HEAD OF THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR INVESTIGATING A CHARGE OF VOTER FRAUD AGAINST A MAN WHO HAS BEEN HER POLITICAL ADVISOR....
( PACIFIC ETHANOL ) SACRAMENTO-BASED PACIFIC ETHANOL WILL EMERGE FROM BANKRUPTCY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, BUT IT WON'T RESUME FULL ETHANOL PRODUCTION FOR A WHILE. THREE OF THE COMPANY'S FOUR PLANTS QUIT PRODUCTION EARLY LAST YEAR WHEN THE BOTTOM FELL OUT...
(CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS) OF THE FOUR FRESNO CITY COUNCIL SEATS WHICH WERE CONTESTED ON TUESDAY, TWO RACES PRODUCED CLEAR CUT WINNERS, BUT THE OTHER TWO WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SOME SPARKS FOR WEEKS TO COME. INCUMBENT BLONG XIONG EASILY WON RE-ELECTION...
(YOSEMITE CABLE CLIMB ) THE HIKING CABLES UP HALF DOME WILL BE IN PLACE BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK - - SO HIKERS CAN AGAIN MAKE THE TOUGH CLIMB TO THE TOP. WITH THE 17-MILE HIKE FROM YOSEMITE VALLEY TO HALF DOME'S TOP INCLUDING AN ELEVATION GAIN OF...
( SNOWPACK – MERCED SUN STAR) THERE'S GOOD NEWS AND A LITTLE BAD ABOUT THE WATER SITUATION IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. LAST SPRING'S ABUNDANT RAINFALL AND SNOW IN THE HIGH COUNTRY PRODUCED A HUGE SNOWPACK - - IN SOME PLACES IT'S TWICE THE AMOUNT SEEN...
( VISITOR'S BUREAU ON CHOPPING BLOCK) THE LATEST VICTIM OF THE BUDGET CHOPPING BLOCK COULD BE THE FRESNO CONVENTION AND VISITOR'S BUREAU - - AND IT COULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS BY THE END OF THE YEAR. GEORGE HOSTETTER REPORTS IN THIS MORNING'S FRESNO BEE...
( GOVERNOR RACE SPENDING) WITH THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN NOW IN THE FINAL DAY, SOME SPENDING NUMBERS ARE OF INTEREST. FORMER E-BAY C-E-O MEG WHITMAN HAS SPENT MORE THAN 81-MILLION DOLLARS IN HER RUN FOR GOVERNOR. HER POLITICAL CONSULTANT IS PAID...
( SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED) A PROFILE ON THE AMERICA'S MOST WANTED WEBSITE HAS LED TO THE CAPTURE OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S 15 MOST WANTED CRIMINALS. U.S. MARSHALLS MADE THE ARREST AFTER RECEIVING A TIP THAT 74-YEAR OLD PAUL CLOUSTON WAS LIVING IN MERCED AND...
FRESNO POLICE ARE ACTIVELY ATTACKING THE GROWING GANG PROBLEM IN THE CITY, AND THEIR LATEST WEAPON IS CALLED CEASE-FIRE. IT COMBINES A STRONG POLICE CRACKDOWN WITH AN OFFER OF HELP TO INDIVIDUALS TO TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND. MAYOR ASHLEY...