Clovis News

In brief: Mariposa County slaying suspect found dead

A four-hour manhunt that closed a Folsom park Sunday ended with police finding a dead man believed to be a suspect in a homicide case in Mariposa County.

Police didn't release any information about cause of death or the man's name.

He was believed to be a suspect in the death of a Sacramento woman found two days earlier in a rural area of Mariposa County.

Sheriff's officials identified the woman as Tiffany J. Russell, 21.

Tara Coleman, general manager of a Folsom Lake restaurant, said police told her they were looking for a man wanted in connection with his wife's death.

The woman's body was found Friday in a rural stretch of the Lake Don Pedro Subdivision.

Health care meeting set in Fresno

Nurses, doctors and health care activists are scheduled to hold screenings and a town hall meeting in Fresno today as part of a three-week tour in California to discuss health care needs in the Golden State.

The health screenings, conducted by registered nurses and doctors, will start at 3 p.m. at the CWA Hall, 4422 E. Ashlan Ave., and conclude at 6 p.m., said National Nurses United spokeswoman Donna Smith.

The town hall meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

Girl Scouts in Clovis Hall of Fame

Two Girl Scouts were inducted into the Clovis Hall of Fame on Saturday as part of the city's Centennial celebrations, said Girl Scouts spokeswoman Tori Sampson.

Both Andrea Lopez and Nicole Shinkawa received Gold Awards, the Girl Scouts highest honor. Also inducted for Clovis' 2012 Centennial Community Awards were Pat Hunter, Kathy Millison, Tom Vidmar and John Wallace.

Clovis man donates to Castle

Atwater's Castle Air Museum has received a $50,000 donation. Ted Martin of Clovis gave the gift June 6 through the Fresno Regional Foundation, a philanthropic organization that improves local communities.

Joe Pruzzo, the museum's chief executive officer, said he plans to use much of it to expand educational programs and renovate some of the museum.

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