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Two historic houses of worship grace downtown Fresno street

The white, columned Power House Church is a 100-year-old downtown Fresno icon. A former local hamburger stand was a popular after-game hangout. Another Fresno eatery carries dim memories.

Crime

Once a sexually violent predator has served his time, where can he live?

After spending 10 years locked up at Coalinga State Hospital, child molester Jeffrey Snyder, 61, has been cleared by a judge to be returned to society. But finding a home for him could prove difficult. Outrage from residents has caused one property owner to withdraw a northwest Fresno home from consideration. A judge will hold a hearing on Tuesday to determine the best place for Snyder.

Crime

Fresno street race crowd attacks CHP vehicle

A crowd at a south Fresno street race attacked a California Highway Patrol vehicle after the officer attempted to stop a racer Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25. The officer wasn’t hurt, but damage to the Ford SUV was estimated to be $12,000, the CHP said.

Crime

DEA agent’s murder in Mexico unhealed wound for ex-Fresno partner

Retired Fresno police narcotics detective Pete Santellano still mourns the 1985 death of his best friend at the hands of drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero – an ache made worse by the release of the Sinaloa Cartel founding member from a Mexican prison. The DEA has posted a $5 million reward for Caro Quintero’s capture.

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Why didn't Fresno leaders see a red flag about tainted water?

Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd discusses why learning in mid-2012 that the city had for years been paying for bottled water for a handful of Sharon Avenue residents didn't set off a red flag about the potential for more widespread water quality issues in that part of Fresno.
Tim Sheehan The Fresno Bee
Why didn't Fresno leaders see a red flag about tainted water? 1:09

Why didn't Fresno leaders see a red flag about tainted water?

Garth Brooks holds Fresno football camp for kids 1:06

Garth Brooks holds Fresno football camp for kids

Her post on NextDoor shed light on northeast Fresno's water problems 1:38

Her post on NextDoor shed light on northeast Fresno's water problems

Spectre of tainted water is 'like a nightmare,' resident Mike Conners says 1:22

Spectre of tainted water is 'like a nightmare,' resident Mike Conners says