Hi, ho! It’s Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 and here’s your Morning Scoop of news and other stuff. Subscribe to add the Scoop to your email inbox. It’s easy.
What You Need to Know
• Why was a 2-year-old girl wandering a Fresno neighborhood alone? Where were her grown-ups? Why are my knuckles turning white?
• Wet weather returns today with a dangerous playmate: gusty winds. Here are the details.
• From Raizana Tea shop to Fresno City Hall’s Turtle Cafe, businesses went dark to demonstrate A Day Without Immigrants. And at Valley schools, there was an unexpected side effect.
• Len Ross, Fresno’s Mr. Junior Golf, has died at 96. Here’s his incredible legacy for Valley kids.
• “Broken levee” is a scary phrase in Valley agriculture. One of them made a costly mess in Tulare County.
• Chris Stapleton was a songwriting hit machine, authoring No. 1 country songs for Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Darius Rucker. Then, in 2015, he leaped into a phone booth and emerged as a superstar performer. Get ready, Fresno.
What You Want to Know
• Where would we be without Bethany Clough’s sleuthing on the retail beat? Pray to the goddess of haute cuisine we never find out.
• Elon Musk is footing the repair bill for a man who crashed his Tesla to save another man’s life. Well played, rocket man.
• Once there were two men, strangers to each other but sharing a love for outdoor sports. Then one died. And now the other is wearing his face.
• A kid had to tell others at juvenile hall his residential robbery was foiled by the family’s squirrel and oh god we can’t stop grinning.