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California has a stinky lake, but do we have the best summers?

A sign with information with church services and bingo nights at Salton Sea Beach in Coachella Valley.
A sign with information with church services and bingo nights at Salton Sea Beach in Coachella Valley. Wikipedia

It’s Monday, July 3, 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

• Police were investigating a homicide this morning in central Fresno.

• Remember the ice bucket challenge? The Lou Gehrig’s disease patient who inspired it is back in the hospital.

• It’s shrinking. Its fish are dying. It is linked to breathing problems and dusty air. Frankly, SoCal’s Salton Sea is a stinky mess.

• Speaking of stinky mess, this story about hot weather and dead cows ... well, don’t read it over breakfast. Or lunch.

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• How dangerous can fireworks be? This cantaloupe could be your hand, kids.

Good Stuff to Know

• California boasts the best summers, right? Right? According to these guys, we’re worse than New Jersey.

• If the Fresno Police Department hopes to grow its ranks, the city may want to pay its new officers more. Fresh cops in Clovis and Dinuba get bigger paychecks.

• Here’s the story behind that iconic image of the Fresno County courthouse dome tumbling to earth in 1966.

• If Republicans can’t agree on a health-care bill, President Trump says legislators should consider repealing Obamacare now and replacing it later.

Outrè Scoops

• Why a conservative California minister who supported Trump for president is being deported.

• What in the name of heavenly Ho-Hos have they done to Twinkies?

Jody Murray: 559-441-6367, @jmurray59

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