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Cops Release Bodycam Footage in Shooting of Unarmed Teen

Dylan Noble was killed on June 25

(Newser) - Another fatal police shooting from last month is getting attention, and the police department involved released body camera video footage from the incident Wednesday, the Fresno Bee reports. Dylan Noble, 19, was killed in Fresno, Calif., on June 25 after police responded to a 911 call about a man walking... More »

96-Year-Old Welcomes New Daughter, 30

'The full life she helps me live, as my child, is the miracle'

(Newser) - When Bernice Dyck of Fresno, Calif., welcomed a new daughter in September, her friends showered her with "baby food" in the form of Red Lobster gift cards. It was just right for the 96-year-old and her adopted daughter, 30. Dyck's son, Rick, first met Chenda Kaub Chumb during... More »

Man Buried Under Face Tattoos Faces Gun, Drug Charges

Anyone under there?

(Newser) - Some people see their face as, well … their face, while others see it as a blank canvas. Khamprasong Thammavong is apparently in the latter group, as evidenced by his mugshot making the rounds after the California gang member was arrested Monday on gun and drug charges, KMPH reports. The... More »

Man Killed Hours After Jury Accidentally Frees Him

Jurors sign the wrong form, a fatal mistake for Fresno resident

(Newser) - Bobby Lee Pearson got what was probably the luckiest break of his life on Wednesday when a jury mistakenly set him free after a burglary trial. It soon turned into the unluckiest break of his life: An hour into his accidental freedom, he got fatally attacked, reports ABC30 in Fresno.... More »

3 Dead in California Workplace Shooting

Employee opened fire in Fresno food service plant

(Newser) - A "discharged parolee" opened fire at a Fresno chicken plant today, killing two people and wounding two more before fatally shooting himself, the Los Angeles Times reports. The suspect was identified as Lawrence Jones, 42; he had worked at the Valley Protein plant for 14 months. Jones reportedly showed... More »

2 Adults, 2 Kids Dead in California Murder-Suicide

Another man wounded in stabbing

(Newser) - Two adults and two children were found dead of gunshot wounds in a California apartment yesterday, while another man was found with stab wounds outside its door, police say. Though the details remain hazy, police believe the mother of the kids shot herself when police arrived, the Fresno Bee reports.... More »

Two Killed in California Navy Jet Crash

$50M Hornet disintegrates into smoldering debris in Fresno field

(Newser) - Two service members were killed yesterday when a fighter jet crashed into a field in central California during a training exercise. The F/A-18F Super Hornet went down a half mile from the Naval Air Station outside of Fresno. Witnesses said the $50 million aircraft disintegrated into "smoldering debris,"... More »

Fresno Named 'Drunkest City' in America

Boston, somehow, ranks last

(Newser) - If you ever have to drive through Fresno, Calif., be careful; Men’s Health has tagged the city as the drunkest in America in its latest rankings. Boston, amazingly, is rated the least drunk, lower even than Salt Lake City. The rankings are based on everything from death from alcoholic... More »

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