A man is not expected to face charges in the accidental shooting death of his nephew during a hunting trip Tuesday near Shaver Lake, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Na Moua, 49, and his 36-year-old nephew, Thee Moua, both of Fresno, were hunting Tuesday afternoon in an area near Highway 168 and Pederson Road when they became separated and continued to hunt.
Sheriff's detectives believe that Thee Moua unknowingly moved into the area where his uncle was hunting when he was shot.
After the shooting, Na Moua walked about an hour to a home where he called authorities. He met deputies and led them into a remote area where the shooting happened several miles southeast of Shaver Lake.
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The investigation is continuing, though the shooting appears to be an accident, the Sheriff's Office said.
Motorcyclist injured in crash near Fresno
A motorcyclist suffered major injuries Wednesday in a collision with a car west of Fresno.
The California Highway Patrol said the rider was westbound on Shields Avenue about 7 a.m. approaching Chateau Fresno Avenue when the driver of a BMW on Chateau Fresno pulled into the intersection. She collided with the motorcycle, throwing the rider.
Missing L.A. man's car found on I-5
A missing Los Angeles man's car was found on Interstate 5 in western Fresno County, the Sheriff's Office said.
Michael Bell, 26, was last seen Sept. 16 on video surveillance at his apartment. He was planning to travel to the eastern United States to visit family but never arrived. His mother's 2002 Toyota Camry was found Sept. 17 on Interstate 5 near Russell Avenue, but there was no sign of Bell.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (559) 488-3736.
Tulare man gets 80 years for molestation
A Tulare man was sentenced to 80 years to life in prison on child molestation charges, the Tulare County District Attorney's office said
Douglas Schaap, 48, was sentenced by Judge Brett Alldredge on Wednesday following a guilty plea on Sept. 1. Schaap pled guilty to one count of a lewd act upon a child under 14 years of age with substantial sexual conduct. He also admitted that he had been convicted 11 other times for the same charge, had 11 prior strike convictions under the "Three Strikes" law and was a habitual sex offender.
Man gets 120 years in Visalia shooting
A Visalia man was sentenced to 120 years to life in prison on Wednesday for gang shooting in July 2010, the Tulare County District Attorney's Office said.
Miguel Calderon, 18, was sentenced for a shooting in which he went to the home of a rival gang member and fired fourteen rounds into the living room, injuring a 3-year-old boy and his father, Tulare County District Attorney's spokeswoman Vickie Coelho said.
Calderon was convicted in July of six counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling.
Kaiser offers flu shots to members
Kaiser Permanente will be offering free flu shots to its members at its Saturday walk-in clinics during October.
Kaiser members should bring their Kaiser Permanente card and a photo identification, said spokeswoman Kerri Leedy.
Kaiser's Clovis Medical Center will provide vaccinations on Oct. 1 and 15. The Oakhurst Medical Center will provide vaccinations on Oct. 1 and 8, and the Selma Medical Center will provide vaccinations on Oct. 8 and 22. All of the walk-in clinics are open from 8 a.m. to noon.
Leedy said adult members of Kaiser Permanente can also receive vaccinations at the Fresno Medical Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1:30 to 6 p.m. from Oct. 3 to 28.
For more information, call (800) 573-5811.
Highway 99 work will close lanes in Fresno
Two lanes on southbound Highway 99 in Fresno will be shut down from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Saturday night as Caltrans does emergency pavement work from McKinley Avenue to Belmont Avenue.
The Olive Avenue on-ramp and Belmont Avenue off-ramp are both subject to complete closure, Caltrans said. Information: (559) 444-2409.
Rocker Leon Russell cancels Fresno show
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell canceled his show Wednesday night at Fresno's Fulton 55, saying the venue did not meet his needs.
"He came in with issues regarding the venue and we offered to accommodate and address the issues, but to no avail," said Fulton 55 general manager Tony Martin.
At issue specifically was the size of the Fulton 55 stage, said the concert's promoter, Scott Brill-Lehn of Sacramento-based SBL entertainment.
Both sides said the cancelation had nothing to do with ticket sales, which the venue said were going well. Tickets to the concert cost $40.
Refunds are available starting today at the Fulton 55 box office for any tickets purchased in person, either at the club or at one of its ticket outlets. Tickets purchased online can be refunded there.
3 women honored by county lawyers group
Fresno County Women Lawyers will induct three women into the organization's Hall of Fame tonight.
The three, Judith Leslie Soley, Rosellen Kershaw and Edna Garabedian, will be honored for their work in the community, Fresno County Women Lawyers spokeswoman Karen Lynch said.
Soley was called a trailblazer for women in the legal profession. Soley was the first woman to be hired by a private law firm in Fresno.
In February, Soley and her client were killed by the client's ex-husband.
Kershaw is being recognized for her work in the League of Women Voters, for which she served as president, and for her leadership in other local organizations, including the San Joaquin Town Hall and Friends of the Fresno County Library.
Garabedian, an international opera star who has sung for the New York Opera and was a founder of the Fresno Grand Opera, is being recognized for using opera to bridge the gap between Fresno and other cultures to enrich the lives of people throughout the world, Lynch said.
$2m UC Merced gift to aid students
The University of California at Merced said Wednesday a $2 million gift by a Modesto foundation will be used to help students complete their degrees.
The Bright Family Foundation made the donation to the university to provide advising and learning support to students.
The university will establish the Calvin E. Bright Success Center to help students achieve their academic goals, officials said.
The money also will enhance and expand existing programs, such as academic advising, instructional support, personal mentoring and leadership experiences, officials said.