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Suspects arrested, weapons seized during gang sweep

RICHGROVE – Nearly two dozen law enforcement agencies came together on Aug. 25 to serve search warrants in two Tulare County communities in an attempt to identify gang members and

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Possible break in murder case of 100-year-old man

SANGER – Police have located a “person of interest” in connection to the homicide of a 100-year-old man earlier this month and he is now being held in the Fresno


Bakersfield fraternity hazers investigated for assault

BAKERSFIELD – Police arrested four men for allegedly assaulting Cal State Bakersfield students who were pledging for a fraternity. Police began an investigation into the men’s actions after they were


Female C.O. files sexual harassment suit against city of Delano

DELANO – A correctional officer is suing the city of Delano over alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault by a colleague.

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New gang task force in Central Valley

TULARE – A newly created multi-agency task force aims to cut down on gang violence in the Central Valley. State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the creation of the new

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Delano landlord accused of making child pornography

FRESNO – A Delano landlord has been accused of making child pornography. A federal grand jury in Fresno returned a four-count indictment on Thursday charging Jose Hernandez-Velasquez with producing videos


Bakersfield landlord accused of sexual harassment

BAKERSFIELD – A landlord for more than 50 properties in and around Bakersfield has been accused of sexually harassing his female tenants. On Friday, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit

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Four suspects arrested after SWAT standoff

TAGUS RANCH – Four men were arrested Monday morning after a 10-hour standoff with law enforcement at a Tulare County motel. More than 35 law enforcement personnel from the Tulare

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Father arrested, child recovered following Amber Alert search

FRESNO — A statewide Amber Alert over the weekend for a missing 10-month-old Fresno boy led to the arrest Sunday of the child’s father and the safe recovery of the


Former Bakersfield teacher may have used job to obtain child porn

BAKERSFIELD — A former Bakersfield teacher was arrested Thursday night on child pornography charges. Michael Scott Cooper, 42, previously employed as a schoolteacher at Loudun Elementary School in Bakersfield, was