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California Citrus Growers Trimming, Painting Trees To Deal With Drought

Growers in Fresno have sawed off large portions of their trees because there’s not enough water to keep the dense canopies alive, and spray painting them with a diluted latex paint that acts as a sunblock.

05/05/2015

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21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On Farms

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.

05/05/2015

Flames erupt after a gas line explosion near Highway 99 in northwest Fresno, April 17, 2015. (Natalie/@bluelove011)

Multiple Injuries Reported In Major Gas Line Explosion In Fresno County

The Fresno County Sheriff says 11 people were injured in a large gas-pipeline explosion that shut down Highway 99 in the area.

04/17/2015

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Firefighters Rescue Puppy From 50-Foot Deep Well In Fresno

Firefighters lowered a knotted rope into the hole and looped it around the puppy’s legs and torso and pulled him to safety.

04/08/2015

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San Francisco, Oakland School Districts Apply For Waiver On No Child Left Behind Requirements

School district officials in San Francisco and Oakland applied for a waiver to free them from the educational requirements of the nation’s No Child Left Behind law.

04/01/2015

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Fresno Firefighter Severely Burned After Falling Through Fiery Roof

A Fresno firefighter was hospitalized with severe burns Sunday after falling through a roof while battling a house fire, authorities said.

03/30/2015

Michael Dahl was last seen in the Lower Yosemite Falls area on Saturday about 10 a.m.

Marin Man Who Went Missing In Yosemite National Park For 2 Days Found Safe

A 20-year-old Marin County man missing for two days in Yosemite National Park has been found alive.

03/23/2015

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Woman’s Body, Animal Remains Found Burned In Converted Squaw Valley Barn

A charred woman’s body and burned animal remains were found in a barn that burned in Central California over the weekend.

03/23/2015

Cellphone video captures Scandinavian Middle School Vice Principal Joseph Defillipo and unidentified student

Fresno Middle School Vice-Principal Caught On Video Saying ‘I Just Don’t Like The Black Kids’

A Central California middle school vice principal has been suspended over an alleged racist comment that was caught on a student’s cellphone.

03/19/2015

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10-Year-Old Shoots Her 8-Year-Old Sister With Gun Belonging To Sheriff’s Deputy

A ten-year-old girl is suspected of shooting her younger sister, who is only 8, in Fresno early Friday, using her father’s weapon — a firearm provided by the Madera County Sheriff’s Department.

02/13/2015

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