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Fresno parks: at the bottom of rankings no more

A nationwide assessment of city parks by the Trust for Public Land ranks Fresno 97th out of the 100 largest U.S. cities in terms of park access, spending and amenities. That may seem dismal at face value, but the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit says it’s actually good news for a city that has consistently been the doormat in prior years’ surveys.

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Fresno wins first round in police shooting trial

The city of Fresno won big Friday in pretrial motions in the upcoming federal civil rights trial of two police officers who are accused of the fatal shooting two years ago of a mentally ill woman who was allegedly armed with two knives.

Crime

Clovis double-murder suspect pleads not guilty in Fresno court

Double-murder suspect Dave Thomas McCann pleaded not guilty Friday in Fresno County Superior Court. McCann, 49, is accused of killing his wife, Tierney Cooper-McCann, 37, and her mother, Judith Faye Cooper, 68, at their Clovis home on May 7. He escaped and was captured the following week in Monterey County.

Clovis News

Clovis West basketball coach retires

Winning basketball coach Tom Orlich announced Friday his retirement from teaching and coaching at Clovis West High School. In his 14-year history as teacher and director of boys basketball, Orlich led teams to a 311-99 record including eight league, three Valley and one Southern California championships.

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Confrontation turns physical outside Trump rally near Fresno's Selland Arena 00:59

Confrontation turns physical outside Trump rally near Fresno's Selland Arena

Sunnyside students in Fresno discuss the 'Trump effect' 02:29

Sunnyside students in Fresno discuss the 'Trump effect'

Voices loud, tempers hot among Trump protesters, supporters in Fresno 01:16

Voices loud, tempers hot among Trump protesters, supporters in Fresno

Trump protesters enter war of words with Trump supporters 01:08

Trump protesters enter war of words with Trump supporters

Fresno fifth grader successfully spells ‘arenaceous’ at national bee 00:36

Fresno fifth grader successfully spells ‘arenaceous’ at national bee

'We want our president to be Donald Trump,' say the first in line at Fresno rally 01:05

'We want our president to be Donald Trump,' say the first in line at Fresno rally

Groundbreaking for phase one of Fresno aquarium project 01:06

Groundbreaking for phase one of Fresno aquarium project

Trump's pro, con sides clash at church 01:17

Trump's pro, con sides clash at church

Spelling of ‘Conestoga’ rolls off tongue of Porterville's Sameera Hussain 00:37

Spelling of ‘Conestoga’ rolls off tongue of Porterville's Sameera Hussain

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Vehicle catches fire at smog shop in Fresno's Tower District

Fresno Fire Department puts out a fully engulfed car at an auto repair shop at Olive and Van Ness, late Thursday afternoon.
John Walker jwalker@fresnobee.com
Vehicle catches fire at smog shop in Fresno's Tower District 00:47

Vehicle catches fire at smog shop in Fresno's Tower District

Sunnyside students in Fresno discuss the 'Trump effect' 02:29

Sunnyside students in Fresno discuss the 'Trump effect'

Fresno fifth grader successfully spells ‘arenaceous’ at national bee 00:36

Fresno fifth grader successfully spells ‘arenaceous’ at national bee

Spelling of ‘Conestoga’ rolls off tongue of Porterville's Sameera Hussain 00:37

Spelling of ‘Conestoga’ rolls off tongue of Porterville's Sameera Hussain