Legal Issues

Madera funeral home owner arrested on fraud charges

The Madera County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that Sharlane Smith, co-owner of Smith Manor Grace Chapel in Madera, was arrested on numerous counts of fraud.

Local man who clubbed 925 chickens sentenced to jail

(AP) — A judge has sentenced an 18-year-old man to 120 days in jail for clubbing 925 Foster Farms chickens to death in Fresno last year.

Fresno DA: ‘Everyone got bamboozled with Prop. 47’

Lisa Smittcamp speaks at the Fresno Chamber's "Eggs & Issues" event April 3. Photo courtesy of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.Fresno County’s new top prosecutor, Lisa A. Smittcamp, addressed area business leaders this morning at the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Eggs & Issues” breakfast.

Clinic shooting victim identified

The 33-year-old woman killed in a murder-suicide Tuesday in downtown Fresno has been identified as Zyang Vang.

Obama commutes sentence of Fresno drug offender

(AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including a Fresno man, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

Police: Man, woman found dead after Fresno office shooting

A man and a woman in a romantic relationship were found dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno, police in central California said Tuesday.

Police: Woman 'Tases' boy, bites his father in Walmart spree

Jasmine Stevenson, via Fresno PDA woman who went on a "Taser" spree in a Fresno Walmart Sunday bit the chest of a man trying to protect his 12-year-old son who was hit with the stun gun.

Chief Dyer: ‘I will be praying’ for Keith Foster

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer speaks to the media with Deputy Chief Keither Foster in this still captured from KMPH Fox 26 footage.At a hastily called Friday afternoon press conference, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer provided few new details regarding the arrest, less than 24 hours earlier, of his second-in-command, Deputy Chief Keith Foster.

Deputy police chief in Fresno arrested on drug charges

(AP) — Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Thursday.

Fresno court transitioning to new case system

Fresno Superior Court will transition to a new electronic case management system between March 30 and April 13.