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Father of Polly Klaas, Fresno Sheriff Urge Newsom’s Recall Over Crime Record

Marc Klaas remains vigilant advocating for victims rights, 28 years after the notorious kidnapping and murder of his daughter Polly Klaas in the San Francisco Bay Area. To make the state safer, he says, California must recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. "This is about this guy usurping the power of the...

Fresno Sheriff Opposes Bill to Strip Policing Experience as Election Qualification

A proposed bill by a San Francisco state senator would remove the barrier of having to work in law enforcement to run for sheriff. Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) is seeking to remove the requirement that a sheriff candidate have a Police Officer Standards and Training certificate. "It’s time we...

COVID-19: Valley Sheriffs Concerned About Early Release of State Inmates

Up to 17,600 California prison inmates will get early releases by the end of August due to the coronavirus. That's more than twice as many as the first estimate from state prison officials. And, as of this week, the state had released more than 300 inmates known to be infected, state officials say....

‘July Is Going to Be Very Tragic,’ Says Fresno County Health Officer

New numbers from the state Tuesday show Fresno County has had a 97.7% increase in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the past 14 days. During the same time frame, the county has seen a 33.3% increase in ICU cases. Public health officials report that 200 of 270 ICU beds are occupied (40...

Mims Won’t Ask Deputies to Enforce Newsom Face Mask Order

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says her deputies will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom's face covering requirement. "Not only do we not have the resources, I don't think that's appropriate," Mims told GV Wire℠ by phone on Monday morning. 6,000 Square Miles to Cover Mims says she has 20 deputies...

Tulare, Merced Sheriffs Aren’t Enforcing Stay-Home Orders

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims got the ball rolling in the Valley when she told a local radio host last week that she wasn't enforcing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke followed on Saturday with a Facebook post stating that his office wouldn't enforce the state's orders either. And,...

Sheriff Says She’s Not Enforcing COVID-19 Orders. Puts Fresno in National Spotlight Again.

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is being cheered on social media after she told a local radio host on Tuesday she is not enforcing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Conservative website Breitbart picked up Mims' comments for an article posted online on Thursday. The story was headlined: "Fresno County Sheriff Won't Enforce...

Deputy Recovering, Suspect Identified in Foothills Shooting

Fresno County authorities Wednesday identified the suspected rifleman in the wounding of a sheriff's deputy. Michael Congdon, 57, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an hours-long standoff in Tollhouse. He surrendered after talking with negotiators. The injured deputy, John Erickson, 49, underwent surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg at Community Regional...

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