A 22-year old man has been identified in an officer-involved shooting that took place on Sept. 22, 2018, in Visalia, CA. Roman Miguel Escarsega was on probation when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store and was shot by police.
Juan Castro Ortiz, 41, of Mendota, Ca, will stand trial in Fresno Superior Court on a charge of murder and for using his Facebook page to dissuade a witness from testifying against him, a judge ruled this week.
Fresno, California, auditor-controller race becomes heated on news that incumbent Oscar J. Garcia was arrested in 2001 on suspicion of misdemeanor child molest. Garcia said he was “exonerated,” but opponent David Keyes said “that’s a lie.”
A vigil for two 19-year-olds who were killed in a collision Sunday was the possible target of a drive-by shooting Monday around 8:30 p.m. near Caruthers, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Chris Torres said.
California vowed to fight the Trump Administration’s proposed lessening of vehicle emission rules at a hearing in Fresno on Monday, the first of three scheduled nationwide. To come: Dearborn, Mich., and Pittsburgh.
Commute times in California’s Central Valley are some of the worst in the United States as waves of Bay Area transplants seeking affordable housing contribute to worsening traffic. In Los Banos, more than one-fifth of residents travel beyond 90 minutes to work.
A farmer in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta alleges in a pending lawsuit that California’s weed killing program tainted his water supply and killed his bell pepper crops. The farmer’s allegations raises new question about the state spraying herbicides such as Roundup and fluridone to treat aquatic weeds.
Visalia Police shot an alleged armed robber who fired three rounds at the police Saturday afternoon in his attempt to flee. The incident happened around the 600 block of Lovers Lane, just south of Highway 198.