The death last week of a 2-year-old Lindsay girl has been ruled accidental, Lindsay police said Tuesday.
The girl died early Friday at a Bay Area hospital after she was flown in from Sierra View District Hospital in Porterville.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death accidental, according to the Lindsay Department of Public Safety.
Police would not say how she died, and her name was not made public.
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She was found unconscious and not breathing Thursday morning on the 400 block of North Westwood Avenue in Lindsay.
Man rips apart Fresno Motel 6 roof
A man spent about two hours on the roof of the Motel 6 alongside Highway 99 in central Fresno on Tuesday, occasionally throwing cinder blocks at cars and police below before he came down and was taken into custody.
Lt. Phil Cooley described what happened after police were called about 5 p.m. on a report that a man broke a fire sprinkler at the motel just south of Olive Avenue.
The man threw a fire extinguisher at one of the first officers to arrive, but didn't hit him.
The man then climbed to the roof, which he started to rip apart. He threw cinder blocks, damaging a few cars and some lights on the building.
Police called in negotiators who were able to talk the man down, and he was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, Cooley said.
After he is released, the man will be arrested on multiple charges including assault on a police officer and felony vandalism, Cooley said.
Man posing as alarm company employee
Visalia police issued a warning about a man posing as an employee of Security First Alarm Co.
According to Visalia police Sgt. Gary Williams, Security First has received seven calls from customers in the Fresno and Visalia area since Friday reporting similar circumstances: A man in his late 20s knocking on a door and asking to be let in to install an alarm key pad.
According to Williams, Security First does not send workers to homes without notifying the homeowner first.
Visalia police believe that the man is casing homes and is asking anyone with information to call (559) 713-4257.
Hollister man injured in motorcycle crash
A Hollister man suffered major injuries in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon on Highway 180 in the Sierra foothills, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Martin Brajkovich, 54, was westbound on Highway 180 on a Harley-Davidson approaching Millwood Road. He lost control of the motorcycle and overturned.
Burglary leads to child-porn discovery
Authorities on Monday arrested a 54-year-old Merced County man suspected of possessing child pornography after he reported last month that his barn had been burglarized, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Among the stolen property were CDs containing thousands of child pornography images.
The man reported on Sept. 12 that someone burglarized his barn and had stolen some items, including propane tanks, cases of soda and tools from his home in Delhi, said deputy Tom MacKenzie, a sheriff's spokesman.
MacKenzie said the burglary suspects, ages 17 and 19, also got away with CDs. After they discovered the child pornography on the CDs, the suspects told sheriff's officials about it.
MacKenzie said the burglary suspects had not been arrested.
However, their case has been sent to the Merced County District Attorney's Office for prosecutors to review.
Fresno vets home will receive $92m
The Fresno Veterans Home will receive $92 million to defray construction expenses, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, announced Tuesday. The funding was approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Final approval was delayed due to cuts in the California state budget that prevented the California Department of Veterans Affairs from keeping the grant agreement.
The 300-bed home in southwest Fresno will be finished on schedule in April 2012, Costa said, and should open by January 2013.
Feds fine big Fresno rental company $75k
Federal regulators announced a $75,000 settlement Tuesday with one of Fresno's biggest rental companies over allegations that tenants were not warned about lead paint hazards in 12 of its apartments.
The Environmental Protection Agency said J.D. Home Rentals will pay a $7,500 fine and spend $67,500 replacing lead-laden windows with energy efficient ones during the next year.
Inspectors found 31 violations at 12 properties in Fresno and Clovis, the agency said. More than half the violations were in units that housed children younger than 6, who are most vulnerable to developmental and neurological harm from lead paint.
Selma gets first female postmaster
Shea Owens of Selma will be sworn in Friday afternoon as her city's first female postmaster, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ralph Petty said.
Owens, 38, will be in charge of 29 employees who deliver mail to 10,000 mailboxes in the city of Selma, Petty said.