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Jose Manuel Martinez is accused of being a contract killer for a Mexican cartel. (Source: Tulare County Sheriff's Department)

Accused Central Valley Contract Killer Confesses To Killing 40 People

Authorities say that a man charged with carrying out nine contract killings in Central California has confessed that he actually killed 40 people over several decades.

04/10/2014

A person shines a laser at a helicopter. (CBS)

Central Valley Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Pointing Laser At Police Helicopter

A Central California man convicted of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter was sentenced Monday to spend 14 years in federal prison, a term prosecutors believe to be among the region’s longest for such a crime.

03/11/2014

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Former Co-Worker Of CHP Officer Killed In Fresno Crash Recalls His Time In Bay Area

A CHP officer in Oakland remembers his fallen colleague who died in a highway accident on Monday.

02/18/2014

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5 Family Members Killed In Fiery Fresno County Crash Identified

Authorities have identified a woman and 4 children killed in a fiery Central Valley crash after another driver ran a stop sign.

02/18/2014

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Two CHP Officers Killed In Fresno County Had Bay Area Ties

Two California Highway Patrol officers died Monday morning in a chain reaction crash on southbound highway 99, at Bethel Avenue near Kingsburg.

02/17/2014

Ryan Goodson was arrested after allegedly assaulting a Palo Alto police officer. (Palo Alto Police)

Fresno Man Arrested After Physical Altercation With Palo Alto Cop

A Fresno man was arrested Thursday afternoon after getting into a physical altercation with an officer in downtown Palo Alto, police said Friday.

02/07/2014

Bradley Bennett, a 32-year-old student at the University of San Francisco, was last seen in Bear Valley on January 13, 2014. He is 6' tall, 175 pounds, with brown eyes and hair. He has tattoos on his right abdomen, left shoulder and calf. (San Francisco Police Department)

USF Student Missing For More Than Two Weeks

A 32-year-old man who is a University of San Francisco student was reported missing Monday after his family told police they hadn’t heard from him in more than three weeks, San Francisco police said.

01/27/2014

A sign on a farm trailer reading 'Food grows where water flows,' hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. Central Valley farmers and farm workers are suffering through the third year of the worsening California drought with extreme water shortages and job losses. The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts Central Valley farm losses of $325 million to $477 million and total losses for crop production and related business to be between $440 and $644 million. Central Valley is expected to lose 16,200 to 23,700 full-time jobs and food prices are expected to rise nationwide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Bad Air, Lack Of Rain In Central Valley Has Residents Suffering

The air in California’s Central Valley is so bad that even healthy people are urged to stay indoors. A haze of fine particles has cloaked the skies from Stockton to Bakersfield.

01/25/2014

A paramedic treats a shooting victim inside an ambulance following a shooting at a Fresno home, January 19, 2014. (CBS)

2 Hurt In Shooting At Fresno House Party Following 49ers-Seahawks Game

Police say two men were injured in a shooting at house party in Fresno after a San Francisco 49ers fan was taunted by fans of the Seattle Seahawks.

01/20/2014

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Fresno Homeowner Who Shot Firefighter Won’t Face Charges

A homeowner who shot a firefighter in the leg Thursday won’t face any charges, according to police

09/06/2013

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