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Central California wildfire threatens 3,000-year-old forest

Fresno - Firefighters in California are battling to protect 3,000-year-old Sequoia trees from a raging wildfire that has burned thousands of acres in Kings Canyon National Park and is approaching the ancient grove.

Moment firefighter falls through burning roof caught on video

Fresno - The Fresno Fire Department in California released to local media a graphic video recorded on a cell phone showing the moment that a veteran firefighter fell through the roof of a burning building while working with his colleagues to put out the fire.

California finally gets started on new high-speed rail system

Fresno - California's controversial $68 billion high-speed rail project kicked off Tuesday, as political leaders gathered in Fresno for an hour-long ceremony featuring speeches and ceremonial rail-signings.

Man who fired laser 50 times at CHP plane sentenced to jail

Fresno - A Central California man has been sentenced on Monday to one year in jail for firing a laser 50 times at a California Highway Patrol (CHP) plane, Ars Technica reports.

Aspiring jewelry store robbers fail miserably, lucky to be alive

Fresno - In what looked more like a comedy scene from the Keystone Cops, a pair of would be armed robbers bit off more than they could chew, and the entire incident was caught on tape.

Fresno pimp out of control in court before guilty verdict

Fresno - A California pimp who showed up in court dressed only in his underwear erupted in a wild outburst on Friday before a jury found him guilty of child sex trafficking.

Fresno criminals caught after 'butt-dialing' 911 (video)

Two young criminals breaking into a car were caught after one of them accidentally dialed 911 and alerted the police to their whereabouts.

Swede-ing Iron Man

Fresno - This Sunday, do-it-yourself film innovators Dumb Drum of Fresno, California released their latest "Sweded" trailer to the public. This time their inspiration was the trailer for Marvel Studios upcoming Iron Man 3 movie.

Men killed in plane crash near Fresno, Calif. were father, son

A plane that crashed after taking off from Salinas Municipal Airport on Saturday was carrying a Midwestern physician and his father. Both perished in the wreckage.

Fifth-graders accused of placing rat poison in teacher's coffee

Fresno - Three fifth-graders from a California school allegedly tried to poison their teacher in December. The 10 and 11-year-old students are currently facing expulsion.

Wage theft a priority for Fresno DA

Fresno - Fresno County DA to prosecute judgments against employers who commit wage theft. Wage theft cases have increased substantially due to recession.

Fresno Air National Guard Base First to Go Solar in US

Akeena Solar has installed a 660-watt solar panel system at the California Air National Guard base in Fresno, California.

Burglar Uses Spices and Sausage to Assault Victims

Did you hear the one where the burglar hit a sleeping man with a sausage? In Fresno, California this Saturday a burglar rubbed spices over the body of one man in the home he broke into and hit another with a big sausage.

Sophmore shot on High School Campus

Fresno California was the scene of a High School shooting today. This shooting was NOT gang related though, a sophmore was shot at close range and died a short time later at the scene.

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ON THE WAY: Computer-generated image predicts what California s high-speed rail system will look lik...
ON THE WAY: Computer-generated image predicts what California's high-speed rail system will look like in 15 years.
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