Morning Scoop

Gun law blocked. Fire destroys homes. Fresno police help stranded man.

A woman clutches two young boys as they watch a fire being fought at Pinewood Place Apartments at Peach and Olive avenues Thursday afternoon in Fresno.
A woman clutches two young boys as they watch a fire being fought at Pinewood Place Apartments at Peach and Olive avenues Thursday afternoon in Fresno. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA

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.

Top Scoops

• 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.

“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.

Good Stuff to Know

• Did they just say Fresno? Yep! On “Orange is the New Black.” Watch it on Netflix.

• Netflix not your thing? Here are 7 things to do this week in Fresno.

• Think you are a master of Fourth of July trivia? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

• 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.

Outrè Scoops

• 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.

Kathy Mahan: 559-441-6351, @km_squared

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