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Buchanan High School Student Shot Accidentally By Hunter In Woods

A 17-year-old Buchanan High School student is still in a bay area intensive care unit after a hunter accidentally shot him over the weekend.The family of Jim Moua says he was hunting squirrels with his father and little brother in the hills of Monterey County Saturday morning.The family says another hunter mistakenly shot him with a shotgun.He was airlifted to a San Jose hospital.Family members say he was hit with more than a dozen pellets of buck shot including 1 in his stomach and 10 in hi... More>>

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Murder Suspect Shot, Killed By Fresno Police

Fresno Police tell KMPH Fox26 News and kmph.com that a man has been shot by an officer. It happened at an apartment complex near Clinton and First Ave, in Fresno.. The north bound lanes of First are blocked from Yale to Clinton. KMPH Fox26 News is there and waiting for a Police spokesperson to brief us on the details. Police say the man was wanted for a crime he is charged with committing. More>>

Baldness Linked To Prostate Cancer

Baldness could be a sign of prostate cancer. That's according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.The study found men who had male pattern baldness at age 45 were 40% more likely to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer when they got older.The study's author suspects the link is due to changes in hormone levels.Nearly 70% of men experience male–pattern baldness which is described as having a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head. More>>

Black Eye for Cover Girl's NFL Ads

Cover Girl is now issuing a statement after protesters photo shopped its NFL Game Face ads.Many fans are calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down after video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then–fiance.Monday some activists started posting photo shopped ads like this one to social media – showing a model in a Ravens jersey with a black eye.After these images surfaced, Cover Girl took Ravens models off its website and issued a statement.The company sa... More>>

Where The Rudest Drivers Are

A new report shows Idaho is the state with the rudest drivers.The Washington DC area and New York round out the top three.Californians didn't make the top 10. But, according to the survey we are the number one ‘haters' of out of state drivers.The least rude state was North Dakota.This study was done by Insure.com More>>

Urban Outfitters Pulls "Tasteless" Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters is now apologizing for a sweatshirt many people are calling "tasteless."This $129 Kent State Sweatshirt features red stains that look like blood critics say the holes in the chest area look a lot like bullet holes. In 1970, Kent State University was the site of a shooting by the National Guard during a huge anti–war rally.The company says this is part of the sun–faded vintage collection. Nonetheless, Urban Outfitters yanked the sweat shirt from its online store. More>>

Alarming Booster Seat Mistakes

It's National Child Passenger Safety Week, and one organization is out with a new survey with some alarming numbers about how many parents are not properly using booster seats.The "Safe Kids Worldwide" poll found nine of ten parents stop using booster seats too soon.Seven out of ten do not know how tall their child should be before transitioning from a booster seat to a seat belt. The answer is at least 57 inches tall – that's about 4'9” tall.And this is incredible: One out of four parents sa... More>>

Naked, Bullied Woman Video Leads To 3 Arrests in Fresno

You may have seen that disturbing video by now that shows a woman being bullied, and forced to walk naked down a Fresno street.Three people have now been arrested because of it.If you haven't seen the footage, a warning, this video may be offensive to some.Police say this happened a little more than a week ago in Fresno...Three of the people you hear laughing and taunting the woman are now in jail.One of those arreste... More>>

Dancing On TV: Fresno Boy On Hit Show "Dance Moms"

Do you think you can you dance? I mean dance really well? Fresno's own 9–year–old Gavin Morales can dance and he has the medals and trophies to prove it. So how did Morales get started? Gavin says, "I watched my sister dance. I just said I really want to dance. I just kept practicing and practicing all my tricks. Tricks he's now mastered that have made Gavin a name in the dance world. KMPH Fox 26 News caught up with ... More>>

Fire Season 2014: 4,000 Acres Burned Near Pollock Pines

Another fire in northern California is still burning in El Dorado county.This one is near Pollock Pines and spreading fast.As of Tuesday, it's burned 4,000 acres.Firefighters have been working hard, but at this point, it's only 10% contained.Lots of dry brush and high winds are making this one hard to fight.Evacuation orders are still in effect this morning. More>>

Fire Season 2014: Wildfire in Weed Forces 1500 Out

Another wildfire is burning to our north near the Oregon border..This one is forcing 1500 people out of the town of Weed.This fire started Monday.Fierce winds quickly helped it grow to about 350 acres.More than 100 buildings and homes are destroyed... This fire is still threatening at least a thousand more.CalFire officials say the winds died down overnight.This fire is now 15% as of Tuesday morning. More>>

Wildfire Destroys 33 Homes, Some Homeowners Return to Rubble

Firefighters from as far away as San Diego are spending Monday night putting out hotspots from the fire burning between Oakhurst and Bass Lake.Monday afternoon, firefighters announced the so-called “Courtney Fire” was held to 320 acres.It is 35% contained, after destroying 33 homes. Another 4 homes were damaged.“We didn't have a full effect of what the damage was,” says Chris Christopherson, with CalFire.“Going through and seeing the aftermath, it's heart-breaking… it's gut-wrenching.”Jon Cun... More>>

Central Valley Honor Flight - Veterans Arrive In Washington D.C.

69 veterans traveling with the Central Valley Honor Flight are in Washington D.C. The World War II veterans are in the nation's capitol to see the memorial dedicated to their service. More>>

Veto CA Well Monitoring Bill: Lawmakers Demand

Members of California's state and US legislative delegations, along with some powerful agriculture interests,want California Governor Jerry Brown to pull out his veto stamp.They want him to shoot down a bill that would create state regulations to monitor private groundwater wells.The California State Senate passed the bills, 1168 and 1319, in the last few hours of its session and did not allow public hearings on either.Below is the news release from the group, which includes Assemblyman Jim P... More>>

Solar Panels Catch Fire At Fresno Mall

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Here's one you don't hear very often. The Fresno Fire Department reports it had to put out a fire at Fashion Fair Mall. That's not the unusual part. What's different is the fire was in an array of solar power panels on the mall's roof.Fresno FD says it got a call at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 9-16-14 that reported a fire. Firefighters reported that 27 of the 170 solar panels on the mall roof were on fire. Fresno FD says it took about ten-minutes to put the fire out.None of the mall business... More>>

Split Up Fresno City Schools, Group Demands

A group that wants to split Fresno City Schools into two separate systems held what it called a news conference today to discuss what it wants to do. The group, "Reform Fresno Unified", wants Fresno voters to get to decide whether to take action on its proposal.The plan calls for Roosevelt High, Fresno High, Edison High Bullard High and their feeder schools to form a new school district. It also calls for Sunnyside High, McLane High and Hoover High and their feeder schools to gather under a r... More>>

WWII Valley Veterans "Honor Flight" Lands In Washington, DC

They served their country in WWII. Now a group of 75 Valley veterans is in Washington, DC, visiting the WWII memorial and getting the trip of a lifetime.The group "Central Valley Honor Flight" picks up the tab for everything. KMPH Fox26 News flew into Washington with the veterans and will have personal coverage of their visit and experiences starting Monday, 9-15 and continuing through the group's departure and homecoming on 9-17. The stories will be on the KMPH Fox26 Ten o'clock News, during... More>>

Wildfire Destroys More Homes; Cause "Under Investigation"

The wildfire near Oakhurst and Bass Lake Heights, called the Courtney Fire by firefighting officials,northeast of Fresno keeps going, and the number of homes destroyed keeps growing.Madera County Sheriff's Department officials reported that as of 4:22 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, 9-15-14, that 33 homes have now been destroyed and 3 damaged. 300 structures and 900 people living near Oakhurst and a section of Bass Lake near Road 222 are under evacuation orders.Here is the latest news release fr... More>>

Gang Members Busted In Fresno After Beating Video Goes Viral

A 15 year-old is just one of three people arrested after a video of gang members taunting and beating a woman went viral. Police say media coverage helped catch two others. One gang member is still running from police.Here is the news release from Fresno PD's Gang Unit:Newsline for 9/15/14Another Gang member taken into custody after Facebook posting went viral – Primary subject, Destiny Rico, aka Baby Dreamer still ou... More>>

Fresno Teacher Beaten/Robbed In School Restroom

A teacher at Teague Elementary School, part of the Central Unified School District in Fresno, CA, was beaten and robbed while working to get her classroom ready for children, according to police reports. Fresno Police say the attack happened Saturday, 9-13-14.She is identified as a first-grade teacher at the school. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and is now recovering at home.Fresno Police say she was in a school restroom when she was attacked, tied up, and threatened with rape. Po... More>>

Wildfire Near Oakhurst and Bass Lake Still Burning

A fire that has destroyed or damaged 21 homes and other buildings is still burning near Oakhurst, CA and Bass Lake Heights. As of 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, 9-15-14 nearly 900 people are out of their homes, evacuated because the fires threaten some 300 structures. Madera County Sheriff's Department PIO Erica Stuart sent a news release that reports the fire has now burned more than 300 acres of land. Here is additional information provided by the Madera County SO:Fire Information Line:... More>>

Wildfire Burns 21 Homes Near Oakhurst, Evacuations Still in Effect

A Wildfire burningnear Oakhurst has forced mandatory evacuations for residents in the areaSunday afternoon.The Madera County Sheriff's Office says it's issued evacuation orders to residents from Road 426 to Road 223. Sheriff's officials say 500 residents have been evacuated and 200 structures are threatened by the fire which is burning near Courtney Lane and Seven Hills Road.Fire officials say the fire is about 15 acres. More>>

Navy Releases Name of NAS Lemoore Pilot Presumed Dead in Crash

Lt. Poloski was flying an FA-18, similar to this one. Lt. Poloski was flying an FA-18, similar to this one.

The Navy has released the name of the fighter pilot from NAS Lemoore, presumed dead after two jets crashed near Guam Friday.He has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, California.Fellow pilots searched for 36-hour search in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island after two F/A-18C Hornets crashed.The other pilot safely ejected, was rescued from the ocean by helicopter and was treated and released from medical facilities aboard the aircraft ca... More>>

Reedley Group Tries To Preserve Historical Downtown Landmark

Grangers Warehouse has been a landmark in downtown Reedley for more than a century. The local school district wants it demolished so it can build its headquarters on the site. But members of the local historical society won't give in without a fight.The warehouse has been around since 1892. It's one of the first buildings built in the downtown area. It was used for wheat storage and later became one of Sunmaid Raisins first facilities to process raisins. Kenneth Zech is a volunteer for the Re... More>>

Future of Historic Reedley Building Still Uncertain

One of Reedley's oldest buildings may face the wrecking ball in the near future. Granger's Warehouse has been a landmark in downtown Reedley for more than one hundred years.The local school district wants it demolished. But members of the historical society won't give in without a fight. Granger's Warehouse has been around since 1892. It wasone of the first buildings built in the downtown area. First used for wheat storage, the building later became one of Sun-Maid Raisins' firstfacilities to... More>>

Navy Calls Off Search for Missing Pilot

The search for a Navy pilot missing since Friday after his jet was one of two involved in a crash over the Pacific Ocean near Wake Island has been called off. The Navy said Saturday that it believes the pilot is dead since they have not been able to find him in the 36 hours since the crash happened. The other pilot involved in the crash safely ejected from his plane, was rescued from the ocean, treated and released from medical facilities aboard the USS Carl Vinson.The two F/A-18 Hornet jets ... More>>

Visalia Church Volunteer Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

A South Valley man whovolunteered atpreschools in Visalia has been arrested for child molestation.Visalia Police say they arrested Daniel Sisk, 34, Thursday after a witness reported that Sisk hadinappropriately touched a child at a Visalia church in August. Investigators say Sisk was a volunteer at the church and at two Visalia preschools as part of his education in child development. Police say, however, that Sisk was never left alone with children at either of the preschools where he volunt... More>>

Community Reacts as Search Continues for Missing Navy Pilot

As the search continues for the second Navy pilot still missing after two fighter jets crashed in the Pacific Ocean, the community in Lemoore hopes for the best. United States Navy officials say the two F/A-18 Hornets crashed while operating from the USS Carl Vinson, approximately 250 miles nautical miles west of Wake Island.Both pilots were stationed out of the Naval Air Station in Lemoore. The navy was able to rescu... More>>

Madera County Changes Medical Marijuana Rules

The fine for not following Madera County's medical marijuana ordinance is going up. Changes to the rules went into effect on Friday, because so many people are breaking the law.

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Monson-Sultana School Gets Patriotic For 200th Birthday Of National Anthem

Monson-Sultana Elementary near Dinuba threw a patriotic party to celebrate the 200th birthday of our national anthem. Students at the Kindergarten-8th grade school have been practicing patriotic tunes since the start of school. The program started with the color guard from Dinuba's ROTC program delivering and raising the school's new American flag.During the program family members who are military veterans werespotlighted and thanked for their service. Albert Ebiner is a Korean War Veteran. "... More>>

2 F/A-18 Jets Based Out Of NAS Lemoore Crash Near Guam, 1 Pilot Missing

Helicopter on USS Carl Vinson during recovery operations Helicopter on USS Carl Vinson during recovery operations

The Pentagon now confirms the two F/A–18 Hornet fighter jets that crashed near Guam Friday morning are from Carrier Wing 17, which is based out of Naval Air Station Lemoore. More>>

#FeedingFamilies Food Drive A Huge Success

KMPH FOX 26 would like to thank all of you who donated food and money on Wednesday, as well as our partners News Talk 580 KMJ and the Latino Water Coalition, for making the #FeedingFamilies Food Drive such a huge success. More>>

Livermore Golf Coach Pleads Guilty To Molesting Students

A golf coach from Livermore is now admitting that he molested his students, and was plotting to kill them from jail. More>>

19-Year-Old Woman Shot And Killed In The South Valley

A 19-year-old woman has been shot and killed in Strathmore and the Tulare County Sheriff's Department is looking for the person who pulled the trigger. More>>

Disabled Veterans Climb Yosemite's Highest Peaks

A group of disabled veterans are honoring those who died on September 11th by climbing Yosemite's highest peaks.

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Fresno State Students Well Aware Of 9-11

Fresno State students aren't in the dark about September 11th like some East Coast college students who participated in a national survey. Only one out of five people polled knew what happened on 9-11. KMPH Fox 26 News talked to a number of students on the Fresno State campus Thursday and all were well aware of 9-11. They even remember where they were when the news broke 13 years ago despite being as young as first graders. Kayla Clark of Exeter wasinfirst grade in 2001. "I do remember being ... More>>

Black Bear Wandering In Bakersfield Has Died

A young black bear caught wandering around a neighborhood in east Bakersfield Wednesday morning has died. Fish and Wildlife says it took about eight hours to capture the female bear, but officials say after she was caught, she stopped breathing. More>>

Fire At Porterville School Overnight

An overnight fire damaged three classrooms at a school in Porterville. The school is open and class is in session. More>>

Richard Kiel Of Oakhurst Dead At 74

Actor Richard Kiel, known for his role as "Jaws" in James Bond and from Happy Gilmore, died on Wednesday at a Fresno hospital. More>>

Clovis Police Looking For Woman Accused Of Identity Theft

Clovis police are asking for help finding a woman suspected of identity theft. More>>

Business Street Honors Two From KMPH FOX 26

The 2014 Business Street online list of the top 40 Under 40 professionals in the Valley is now out and KMPH FOX 26 is proud to have two of our very own on the list. More>>

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  • Buchanan High School Student Shot Accidentally By Hunter In Woods

    Buchanan High School Student Shot Accidentally By Hunter In Woods

    A 17-year-old Buchanan High School student is still in a bay area intensive care unit after a hunter accidentally shot him over the weekend.The family of Jim Moua says he was hunting squirrels with his father and little brother in the hills of Monterey County Saturday morning.The family says another hunter mistakenly shot him with a shotgun.He was airlifted to a San Jose hospital.Family members say he was hit with more than a dozen pellets of buck shot including 1 in his stomach and 10 in hi...More >>
    A 17-year-old Buchanan High School student is still in a bay area intensive care unit after a hunter accidentally shot him over the weekend.The family of Jim Moua says he was hunting squirrels with his father and little brother in the hills of Monterey County Saturday morning.The family says another hunter mistakenly shot him with a shotgun.He was airlifted to a San Jose hospital.Family members say he was hit with more than a dozen pellets of buck shot including 1 in his stomach and 10 in hi...More >>
  • Murder Suspect Shot, Killed By Fresno Police

    Murder Suspect Shot, Killed By Fresno Police

    Fresno Police tell KMPH Fox26 News and kmph.com that a man has been shot by an officer. It happened at an apartment complex near Clinton and First Ave, in Fresno.. The north bound lanes of First are blocked from Yale to Clinton. KMPH Fox26 News is there and waiting for a Police spokesperson to brief us on the details. Police say the man was wanted for a crime he is charged with committing.More >>
    Fresno Police tell KMPH Fox26 News and kmph.com that a man has been shot by an officer. It happened at an apartment complex near Clinton and First Ave, in Fresno.. The north bound lanes of First are blocked from Yale to Clinton. KMPH Fox26 News is there and waiting for a Police spokesperson to brief us on the details. Police say the man was wanted for a crime he is charged with committing.More >>
  • Baldness Linked To Prostate Cancer

    Baldness Linked To Prostate Cancer

    Baldness could be a sign of prostate cancer. That's according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.The study found men who had male pattern baldness at age 45 were 40% more likely to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer when they got older.The study's author suspects the link is due to changes in hormone levels.Nearly 70% of men experience male–pattern baldness which is described as having a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head.More >>
    Baldness could be a sign of prostate cancer. That's according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute.The study found men who had male pattern baldness at age 45 were 40% more likely to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer when they got older.The study's author suspects the link is due to changes in hormone levels.Nearly 70% of men experience male–pattern baldness which is described as having a receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown of the head.More >>
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