Two years after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever in the San Joaquin Valley farm belt. Farmers say they have no choice given cuts in surface water deliveries.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem has ignited debate. NFL players, coaches, and fans react to Kaepernick's controversial sit-down protest. Despite the controversy, Kaepernick vows to sit until he sees significant change regarding treatment of minorities in the United States.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked if President Obama, a well-known sports fan, would sound-off about Colin Kaepernick's sitting out during the national anthem. Earnest acknowledged Kaepernick's right to his perspective and expression, even if it is "objectionable."
Parker Rogers, 14, submitted a story to Petco about how his rescue dog, Toby, instinctively learned to detect his seizures and changed his life, winning a $5,000 grant for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno from the Petco Foundation, as part of the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign. His family adopted the beloved Toby from Labrador Retriever Rescue.
Warning: graphic content. A security video shows (at the top of the frame) a Fresno tour bus striking and killing Cindy Alias, 40, in March 2015. A Fresno County jury has ordered the bus' company to pay $1 million to the woman's children.
Fresno State defensive tackle Malik Forrester talks about having to do the dreaded rolls for getting to practice late -- he says he can’t do any spinning rides, anyway -- and his penchant for keeping the team and staff loose.
One of the pandas at the National Zoo in Washington had some fun in the snow on Saturday, December 9. Mei Xiang frolicked and rolled down the hill as spectators watched. The zoo’s giant pandas are native to the cold climate of China’s western mountains and are more active during the winter month, the zoo said. The National Weather Service reported that just over two inches of snow fell at the zoo on Saturday.
Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, December 10, 2017. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days.
UFC made its debut in Fresno on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 for UFC Fight Night 123. The fights was headlined by Brian Ortega and Cub Swanson in front of 7,605 fans at the Save Mart Center, with a gate of $568,290. - Anthony Galaviz
Brian Ortega defeats Cub Swanson by submission (Guillotitne choke) in the second round in the main event of UFC Fight Night 123 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. - Anthony Galaviz
Trucks remove the mangled remains of two cars involved in a suspected DUI crash early Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 in southeast Fresno that killed a Fresno Bee carrier and his wife. Police said the suspect, who was hospitalized with injuries, will be charged with DUI and manslaughter.