It’s Friday, June 30, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of intriguing tales, fresh news and things that make you go “hmm.” Sign up to get the Scoop in your email inbox.
• A California law that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines has been blocked by a federal judge.
• Could flooding along the lower Kings River have been avoided? Some people think so. Here’s why.
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• “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough responded this morning to insulting Tweets about them by President Trump.
• More than 30 people were displaced and several people, including an infant, were injured in an apartment fire in Fresno.
• In a controversial case, a judge decided where convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Snyder can live when he is released from Coalinga State Hospital in six weeks.
• A woman was arrested on suspicion of homicide in the death of her 2-month-old daughter.
• A man slipped to his death at Yosemite National Park’s Wapama Falls.
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• Have you seen the new “Jumanji” movie trailer. It stars big names like Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart and has been a big trending topic in social media.
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• Did they just say Fresno? Yep! On “Orange is the New Black.” Watch it on Netflix.
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• The 2018 recruiting class is taking shape. Fresno State football lands verbal commitment from Valley wide receiver.
• No boos for this MLB umpire. Baseball fans everywhere are cheering his life-saving ways.
• It may sound gross, but a popular Central Coast ice cream shop is bringing its wacky “motor oil” flavor to Fresno.
• Let’s talk weed at weddings. It’s a real thing. “Budtenders” exist. It’s a budding new business trend.
• And, in the nicest story of the day. Fresno police officers pooled their money to help a man stranded in Fresno get back to Sacramento.