Clovis News

Local briefs: Cutler man victim of fatal stabbing

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department is investigating the stabbing death of Antonio Salazar Escobar, 21, of Cutler early Sunday morning.

Deputies found Escobar's body on the 40500 block of Road 124 shortly after midnight. An ambulance was called, but Escobar had died from a stab wound to the upper torso.

Investigators said Escobar and two unidentified assailants got into a fight during a party at his home.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Tulare County sheriff's detectives Frank Zaragoza or Jose Torres at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

$10,000 worth of fuel stolen from Tulare ranch

About 5,000 gallons of red-dyed diesel fuel was reported stolen this weekend from the Big E Ranches of Tulare, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department reported Sunday.

The fuel, valued at $10,000, was reported taken Friday night or early Saturday from a diesel tank on the ranch on the 15700 block of Avenue 232, the Sheriff's Department said.

Body found near site of blaze in Parlier

Parlier volunteer firefighters discovered the body of a man near 3rd Street and Newmark Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Sunday as they checked for hot spots from a fire they extinguished there the night before, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office reported.

Sheriff's detectives are investigating the death. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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Magsig 'rescues' group

Clovis City Council Member Nathan Magsig came to the symbolic rescue of hundreds of young people gathered at Fresno State this weekend to call attention to the plight of children conscripted into the war in Uganda.

"I was impressed by so many young people standing up for a cause," said Magsig, who arrived about 11 p.m. Saturday. "We've got our own problems with our economy, but other countries have humanitarian concerns."

Earlier Saturday, young people and adults marched from Peoples Church to the Invisible Children rally at California State University, Fresno. They came prepared to stay overnight until a political leader came to rescue them -- symbolizing the rescue of the child soldiers of Uganda -- said organizer Christopher Keller, a student at San Diego State University. Keller said about 600 people took part in the rally, sponsored by Fresno State's Social Work Student Association.

After Magsig spoke to the group, hundreds of students stayed on campus for the night anyway, Keller said.

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