Creek Fire Update: Advancing Flames Ignite Avalanche Control Explosives At China Peak; Trapped Hikers Awaiting Airlift From Florence LakeFirefighters battling a massive wildfire in tinder-dry and bark beetle infested Sierra forest near Shaver Lake were confronted with a new threat -- a cache of avalanche explosives stashed in a bunker at the China Peak ski area.
Creek Fire: Nearly 275 Square Miles In Sierra Burned, No ContainmentThe Creek Fire burning in the Sierra National Forest northeast of Fresno continued to rage without any containment Thursday, consuming more than 175,000 acres since it started late last week.
Capitol Flag To Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Fresno Co. Sheriff's Detective Who Died Of COVID-19Fresno County Sheriff’s Detective Jose Mora died on September 7 from complications due to COVID-19, after a being hospitalized for several weeks. The 20-year veteran became ill during an out-of-state investigation.
Creek Fire: National Guard Helicopter Crews Rescue 200+ Trapped Sierra CampersCalifornia National Guard helicopter crews frantically airlifted more than 200 people as a wall of flames from the fast-moving Creek Fire burning in the Sierra bore down on them.
Fresno-Area Private School Holds In-Person Classes For 2nd Day, Defying OrdersStudents at a private school in Central California attended their second day of in-person classes Friday despite state and county orders to close.
California Reports Its First Teen Death From CoronavirusThe California Department of Public Health reported Friday that a teenager in the Central Valley died due to complications from COVID-19, which is the first death in the state of a resident in the 12-17 age group.
Fresno Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Porn Using Social Media AppsA Fresno man pleaded guilty to child sexual exploitation and child pornography in federal court Friday, three years after first being discovered targeting young girls with computer and mobile apps.
Coronavirus Update: California Air National Guard Flyover Salutes Frontline Workers Across Bay Area, StatePeople battling on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic across California will be saluted with a military flyover Wednesday by the California Air National Guard.
Dramatic Video Shows Off-Duty CHP Officer Rescue Hiker Trapped in Sierra Foothills WhirlpoolA quick-thinking off-duty CHP officer helped save a 24-year-old hiker who was trapped in a whirlpool near Bass Lake in Madera County on Saturday.
Pilot Survives Emergency Crash Landing On Busy Street in FresnoA small plane crashed and landed on its roof in the middle of a busy street in Fresno on Saturday but no one on the ground was injured and the pilot walked away with bumps and scratches.
Central California Man Gets 6 Months For Poaching Wild Pigs, Deer, TurkeysA Fresno resident has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and was fined $8,000 for hunting and poaching-related crimes.
Central Valley Teen Survives 30 Hours Alone in Freezing Utah MountainsA Fresno teenager who went missing while hiking in the snowy Utah mountains was found alive Friday after spending a frigid night alone, authorities said.
Mongolian Boys Society Gang Members Face Possible Death Sentences In Fresno Mass ShootingFour members of the notorious Mongolian Boys Society Gang have been charged with special circumstances murder in a Fresno mass shooting that left four dead and 12 others injured, prosecutors said.
6 Arrested In Fresno Mass Shooting That Killed 4 PeopleArrests have been made in a mass shooting that killed four people and injured six others during a backyard gathering in Fresno in November.
$15,000 Reward Offered In Fresno Backyard Party Mass ShootingA $15,000 reward is being offered in Northern California for tips leading to the arrest of two suspects who fatally shot four men at a weekend party.