Good morning! It’s Wednesday, May 31, 2017 and here’s your Morning Scoop of news and other stuff. Subscribe to add the Scoop to your email inbox.
Word for Word
“He was a friend. He was a cool dude.”– Cruz Cervantes, talking about neighbor Eric Fisher, who was killed in what Visalia police are calling a hit-and-run homicide.
What You Need to Know
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• Clovis Unified trustees stayed in the family when they chose the district’s new superintendent.
• Kayla Foster’s grandmother says the 18-year-old, killed by gunfire Monday, was a victim of the very type of violence she was trying to end. Meanwhile, Fresno police are girding against possible gang retaliation.
• Anyone out there who thinks a bloodied, severed prop head of a president is hilarious, raise your hand. ...We thought so. Kathy Griffin should have done a head count before green-lighting this stunt.
• It’s not looking any better for Payless ShoeStores in the Valley. Turns out an April announcement that three Fresno stores would close was just the first loafer to drop.
What You Want to Know
• Great Hera! A DC Comics superhero movie that’s bearable? Even (gasp!) good? Check out the early reviews of “Wonder Woman.”
• And then there was this >
The typo post was taken down after nearly six hours online – far more than enough time for laughs and frolic. Our favorite:
• Fidget spinners. Get ’em while they’re hot, right here.
• Amazon is handing out refunds to parents of kids who made in-app purchases without permission. See if you apply.
What You Don’t Want to Know
• A Florida man was ordered to serve 180 days in jail for refusing to give police his iPhone passcode. But the story behind this is ... unusual.