Clovis News

Local briefs: Two more arrested in Fresno teens' shootings

Fresno police have arrested two more men in connection with a shooting in southeast Fresno on Jan. 15 in which two 16-year-old boys were wounded.

The men, who are brothers ages 20 and 22, are gang members, police said. They were arrested at a house on the 3100 block of West Princeton Avenue and booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and gang enhancements.

Police arrested another man, 18, on the night as the shooting. He was booked on suspicion of felony weapons possession.

The wounded boys were treated for nonlifethreatening injuries, police said.

Divers return to look for missing boy, 4

Rested dive crews will return this morning to the canal near Patterson in their continuing search for a kidnap suspect and his 4-year-old victim.

Stanislaus County authorities met Thursday morning to plan their next move. Divers, meanwhile, took a break after working into the early evening Wednesday, which was capped by the discovery of their seventh vehicle in two days.

None of the 12 vehicles -- found over the course of five days at the Delta-Mendota Canal -- belonged to kidnap suspect Jose Esteban Rodriguez.

The search today will be at the siphon system that carries water under a creek and on down the canal at Zacharias Road. It's near the spot where a witness said he saw a car with two people inside roll into the water about an hour after the Jan. 18 kidnap. Investigators believe Rodriguez and Juliani Cardenas were in the car.

Politics

Town Hall meetings for southwest Visalia

Visalia City Council Member Michael Lane will moderate the last of four city of Visalia Town Hall meetings at 6 p.m. Monday at Crestwood Elementary School, 3001 W. Whitendale Ave., Visalia.

This meeting is designed for southwest Visalia residents but is open to all. Lane and city staff will provide an update of efforts in public safety, traffic circulation improvements, and economic development. The meeting is designed to allow sufficient time to hear and respond to citizen's concerns.

Areas to be covered by public safety staff include gang suppression and prevention efforts and an update on the new fire station in southwest Visalia.

Also ...

Dinner will honor fallen soldiers

Sandy's Country Junction and the Clovis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3225 are teaming up to host a fallen soldiers dinner and flag-retirement ceremony Saturday in Clovis.

The dinner will be from 4 to 6 p.m., and the flag retirement ceremony will be at 5 p.m. at Sandy's Country Junction, 532 Clovis Ave., Clovis post service officer Glen Margulis said. Funds raised will be donated to the families of Clovis soldiers killed in the line of duty during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and used to build a memorial at the Clovis Memorial Building.

Tickets are $10 for all-you-can-eat spaghetti. They are available at Sandy's Country Junction.

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