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Clovis Police Unveil New “Exchange Zone” at Headquarters

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CLOVIS - Clovis Police have created an “Exchange Zone” as a place to meet for private party transactions.  The Clovis Police Department is pleased to offer a program like this, which allows a [ ... ]

Man Wanted for Questioning in Deadly Marijuana Robbery Attempt

FRESNO COUNTY - Fresno County Sheriff's Detectives have identified a man they would like to question in regards to the deadly marijuana robbery attempt that occurred in Miramonte on September 21, 2015 [ ... ]

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NFL Hall of Famers to Join Chris Doleman in Thanksgiving Day Pre-Game Segment To Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide

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ATLANTA - On Thanksgiving Day, NFL Hall of Fame members Chris Doleman, Emmitt Smith, Curtis Martin, Bruce Smith and Michael Haynes will be featured on CBS NFL Today to give thanks to military service  [ ... ]

Wendt Signs with Bulldog Equestrian Team

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FRESNO  - Natalie Wendt is the first rider to sign a National Letter of Intent during this year's early signing period to join the Fresno State equestrian team, as announced by head coach Er [ ... ]

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Selena Gomez Announces "Revival Tour"

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SANTA MONICA - Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez announced today she will embark on her worldwide "Revival Tour" in 2016.  The first leg will find Gomez traveling to 41 cities across [ ... ]

Chowchilla Brings a BIG Trucks Event to Town September 19

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Come touch, climb and kick the tires at this NEW event CHOWCHILLABig trucks and special vehicles will gather at the Fig Tree Plaza Shopping Center for a NEW and FREE community event on Saturday [ ... ]

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Cunnings Brother-in-Law & Walk-on Coach Threatens BVN Publisher

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EDITORIAL - In eighteen years of publishing Big Valley News and Madera Online I have received my share of threats. From a junior high school band director's son to even a Madera Police Officer's wife. [ ... ]

EDITORIAL: Remember Alison Parker & Adam Ward, Not the Killer

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EDITORIAL - WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The [ ... ]

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NFL Hall of Famers to Join Chris Doleman in Thanksgiving Day Pre-Game Segment To Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicide Print E-mail
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Written by B|V|N Newsroom   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 14:09

ATLANTA - On Thanksgiving Day, NFL Hall of Fame members Chris Doleman, Emmitt Smith, Curtis Martin, Bruce Smith and Michael Haynes will be featured on CBS NFL Today to give thanks to military service men and woman and discuss Remembering the 22, an initiative to raise awareness about veteran suicide. According to recent studies, a staggering 22 veterans take their own lives each day due to untreated combat-related stressors and injuries.

Doleman will also be sharing details from his time spent with the beneficiaries of the non-profit organization Warriors for Freedom organization.Sportscaster James (JB) Brown will host and narrate the piece created by award-winning television producer, Charlie Bloom, set to air on Thursday, Nov. 26 before the Panthers-Cowboys game at 4 p.m. ET.

Popular Bullard Teacher Attacked by Student Print E-mail
News - Local
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Friday, 20 November 2015 22:44
FRESNO - The school resource officer assigned to Bullard High School responded late Friday morning to an assault call at the high school. During the investigation the officer learned that a group of females approached the door of a teacher's classroom.

One of the females, a sophomore student at the school, wanted to fight with another sophomore female student that was in the classroom. The primary aggressor student came into the classroom and an argument ensued. The teacher ushered the students out of the classroom.

Officers Arrest Felony Domestic Violence/Kidnap Suspect Print E-mail
News - Local
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:24
FRESNO - North east officers from the Fresno Police Department were dispatched to a possible carjacking at the Swiss colony apartments Wednesday morning near Cedar and Dayton Avenue's. The initial reporting party witnessed what they believed was a carjacking of an elderly female adult and that's the victim was forced inside her car, described as a blue Nissan four-door sedan, by a Hispanic male with many tattoos on his face it was possibly a bulldog a member. The male suspect was accompanied by a possible female suspect described as a Hispanic female.

Officers canvassed the area looking for the vehicle and an undercover tactical team officer located the vehicle driving in the area of Maple and Shields Avenues. The Nissan was driven by the Hispanic male, later identified as Robert Piceno, 37 years of age, and the Hispanic female was also in the Nissan. There was no elderly victim and it was determined this was not a carjacking.

Search Warrant Nets Two Gang Members and Over 25 Pounds of Pot Print E-mail
News - Local
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Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:38
FRESNO - On November 18th, 2015, members of the Fresno Police Departments Southeast Violent Crime Impact Team executed a search warrant on the 600 block of N Fourth Street. This operation was in response to a recent shooting within the same area that had occurred two weeks prior. No one was struck by gunfire on the previous incident but .45 ACP spent shell casings were recovered at the scene.

The SE VCIT team conducted additional investigation following the prior shooting and were able to determine that the residence targeted within the search warrant was involved in the cultivation and selling of marijuana, and that the occupants were believed to be illegally in possession of firearms.
Man Waving Pipe Arrested at Gas Station Print E-mail
News - Local
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:30

FRESNO - At approximately 2:00pm on Monday, November 16th, officers from the Northeast Policing District were dispatched to the corner of Ashlan  & Cedar Avenues (Arco gas station) for a report of a male adult threatening people with a metal pipe.

The officers arrived and contacted a victim (32 year old male) who told officers a man had just hit him with a metal pipe. The victim pointed the out the suspect to the officers. The suspect, later identified as 24 year old Aaron Brown of Fresno, ran from the officers when they tried to stop him. Brown was taken into custody at a nearby apartment complex after a short foot chase.


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David Gilbert (65)

Dave Gilbert (65), a native of Center, ND and a resident of Madera, CA for 30 years passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Madera. He was born May 29, 1950 to Arnie and Iris Gilbert in North Dakot [ ... ]

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Ruth Lyon (86) passed away on November 7, 2015 at Cedar Creek Retirement Community in Madera, Ca, at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness. Ruth was born on April 15, 1929 to Joe and Peggy Mayhew in  [ ... ]


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