The Fresno Chaffee Zoo announced two new animals: its first female Komodo dragon, Saphira, and a rescued male sea lion, Hendrix. There are hopes that both will breed and make baby Komodo dragons and sea lion pups.
Mark Mitchell, a foreign service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, died May 6, 2018 in a car accident while serving in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Fresno State graduate previously worked for the Army and Defense Intelligence Agency.
A missing Vietnam War veteran, Fred Lopez of Madera Ranchos, was found with the help of a Fresno Bee story. His fellow Marines wanted to find him before returning to Vietnam later this month to return a stolen Buddha statue. It was a "surreal" reunion.
A car accident left Shaela Warkentin of Fresno blind at 15. Her disability hasn't stopped her from reaching her goals. She graduates from Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in child development on May 18, 2018.
Four Marine veterans who fought in the Vietnam War are returning to Vietnam 50 years later to return a stolen Buddha statue. They hope to find a fellow Marine, Al Lopez, who lived in Fresno, CA, before they leave May 28, 2018.
Cancer survivor Marcus Cato met Matene Cates, who saved his life with a bone marrow transplant, at a DKMS gala in New York City. The Fresno State student and Clovis North High School graduate was diagnosed with leukemia. More minority donors are needed.
The Rev. Vanna In of North Fresno Church - Mennonite Brethren is at risk of being deported to Cambodia. The father of three made a change.org petition to support his petition for a pardon from California Gov. Jerry Brown that he hopes will prevent his deportation.
Snake enthusiast Bella Rose Britt of Fresno, CA is offering free rattlesnake removal and relocation services. She also offers tips about how to stay safe from rattlesnakes. She offered her services in a Facebook post April 22, 2018.
Catholic Charities held a prayer service, led by Bishop Armando Ochoa of the Diocese of Fresno, on the anniversary of a shooting rampage April 18, 2017 outside the nonprofit's Fresno office. Kori Ali Muhammad is charged with four murders.
Arien Pauls of Fresno, a human trafficking survivor who is now a victim rights advocate volunteer, received the Eva Murillo Unsung Hero Award on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C., from the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus.
The Fresno CA Chaffee Zoo announced April 12, 2018 that it's added a new Masai giraffe named Betty Lou. The female giraffe comes from the Santa Barbara Zoo and will join four Reticulated giraffes in Fresno.
Stacey Gonzales, whose daughter Janessa Ramirez, 9, was killed in the crossfire of a gang shooting in 2015, speaks on how she can forgive her daughter's killer, Brian Cook, who was sentenced for the crime last week.