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Triple-digit heat bakes Valley, stresses power grid, and cool is a long way off

The heat wave gripping the Valley is setting no records – thought you might wonder – but it is stressing the electric grid, prompting state power managers to urge residents to conserve during the afternoon and evening Thursday. Fresno reached 109 degrees Wednesday. Triple digit temperatures could last for a week.

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Suspect arrested in northeast Fresno home burglary

One of three suspects was taken into custody Thursday morning, July 28, 2016, after police say three men kicked in a door and robbed a residence while a woman was at home. The suspects also are accused of trying to run over the victim over with their getaway

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Fresno doctor warns new fake Norco drug can be deadly

A dangerous new street drug that combines fentanyl and a new synthetic opioid is masquerading as street “Norco” and is being sold in California, a Fresno doctor says. Emergency doctors and health providers should contact a medical toxicologist or a poison control center if they suspect the drug has been ingested.

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What's that light streaking across the night sky in California?

People shared video on social media of a bright object streaking across the night sky in California on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. One of those videos was submitted by a Fresno Bee user and can be seen here. A Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California around the same time, according to the Associated Press

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Heat and smoke make for unhealthy air in the Valley

The air in the central San Joaquin Valley is hot – and dirty. Air quality on Thursday is forecast to reach the “red” level for the second day in a row, signifying unhealthy air quality for everyone for at least an hour or two. And for much of the day, it likely will be unhealthy for sensitive groups: children, the elderly, people with asthma, other lung problems and heart conditions. The hot, bad air could stick around until the end of the week.

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Suspect arrested in northeast Fresno home burglary

One of three suspects was taken into custody Thursday morning, July 28, 2016, after police say three men kicked in a door and robbed a residence while a woman was at home. The suspects also are accused of trying to run over the victim over with their getaway
Jim Guy jguy@fresnobee.com
Suspect arrested in northeast Fresno home burglary 0:26

Suspect arrested in northeast Fresno home burglary

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Sikh group teaches celebratory dance to new generations

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What's that light streaking across the night sky in California?

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Sheriff's deputies talk about rescuing girl from San Joaquin River