California team loses sponsor due to Ocasio-Cortez video

Politics 05/30/19, 09:21

A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports that raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday. “We ...

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

Baseball 05/28/19, 13:21

A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's doubleheader was supposed to be a ...

California lawmaker cleared of misdemeanor child cruelty

U.S. 05/16/19, 18:33

California Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula was found not guilty Thursday of misdemeanor child cruelty, ending a trial that included testimony from most of his family, including the 7-year-old daughter he was accused of striking.The verdict came after prosecutors alleged that Arambula had squeezed and struck the girl on the face while ...

Huskers’ Martinez eyes encore to fantastic freshman campaign

Football 04/13/19, 02:03

Adrian Martinez pulled off an incredible feat in his first season at Nebraska, something few who came before him had done at a place where football is a year-round passion.Martinez didn't just live up to the hype that followed him from Fresno, California, to Lincoln as coach Scott Frost's first ...

Commander out at California Air National Guard after scandal

U.S. 04/05/19, 19:23

The head of the California Air National Guard, Major General Clay Garrison, was relieved of his command and replaced by Brigadier General Gregory Jones two months after a newspaper detailed the fallout from a scandal involving someone urinating in the boots of a service member.A guard spokesman, Lt. Col. Jonathan ...

Stolen goats recovered in California agricultural region

U.S. 03/26/19, 14:16

Authorities have recovered seven goats that were stolen amid a rash of goat thefts in California's agricultural San Joaquin Valley.The Fresno County Sheriff's Office found the goats Monday and arrested the owner of the property where they were stored.Sgt. Rob Dutrow told KMPH-TV that goats are easy to steal because ...

California lawmaker steps aside, denies child cruelty charge

U.S. 03/12/19, 15:43

A state lawmaker took a temporary leave of absence on Tuesday while disputing a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to his young daughter as "false and unthinkable." Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula acted hours after Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp announced that he is charged with inflicting unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering ...

Rivers, Fresno State top Arizona State in Las Vegas Bowl

Sports 12/15/18, 19:07

Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula "Tank" Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday.Marcus McMaryion rushed for a touchdown and was 15-of-29 passing for 176 yards to help ...

Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter

U.S. 12/12/18, 22:10

A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter.Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it's a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported . He said he has no plans to ...

Update: School reported lawmaker’s alleged child cruelty

U.S. 12/11/18, 20:40

The Latest on the arrest of a California lawmaker (all times local):5:30 p.m.Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested in connection with a child cruelty report made at a local elementary school.Dyer says officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School reported a potential case of child ...

Bane 23 points for No. 21 TCU in 77-69 win over Fresno State

Sports 11/15/18, 23:05

Desmond Bane scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead five players in double figures for No. 21 TCU in a 77-69 win over Fresno State on Thursday night.Alex Robinson had 13 points and 14 assists for TCU, and Kevin Samuel also had a double-double with ...

Former California police captain shot and killed by officers

U.S. 11/13/18, 16:51

A retired California police captain with recent mental health problems was shot and killed by officers after he came at them with a 12-inch knife, authorities said. A woman called 911 Monday saying she feared a man might try to kill himself at a home in Fresno, said the city's police ...

McMaryion, No. 20 Fresno State defense roll past UNLV

Football 11/04/18, 02:20

Marcus McMaryion threw for two touchdowns and 274 yards, while the Fresno State defense had a near-perfect game as the No. 20 Bulldogs cruised past UNLV 48-3 on Saturday night.Fresno State (8-1, 5-0 Mountain West) won its seventh straight and ended its two-game losing streak to the Rebels. The Bulldogs ...

Single race may tip power balance in California Legislature

U.S. 11/03/18, 11:28

Whether Democrats win a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers of the California Legislature will likely come down to a sprawling state Senate district west of Fresno that looks on paper like it should be a lock for the party. Democrats have an 18-point voter registration advantage in the district, where two ...

McMaryion accounts for 4 TDs, Fresno St. beats Wyoming 27-3

Football 10/14/18, 02:06

Marcus McMaryion threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to help Fresno State beat Wyoming 27-3 on Saturday night.Fresno State tight end Jared Rice (16) celebrates a touchdown with teammate Kyle Riddering (89) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wyoming in Fresno, Calif., ...

Vehicle blamed for deadly California wildfire

U.S. 10/05/18, 16:46

Authorities say a California wildfire that killed two firefighters and destroyed nearly a dozen buildings in Northern California was caused by a vehicle.The U.S. Forest Service on Friday said investigators determined that a hot catalytic converter ignited dry roadside vegetation. However, investigators haven't identified the vehicle.The so-called Ferguson fire began ...

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