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Porterville Man Released on $0 Bail Gets 56 Months in Prison

Prison bars will finally contain 50-year-old Paul Bella of Porterville. Paul Bella was sentenced to four years, eight months in state prison. (Facebook/Tulare County DA's Office) In April, while out of jail and awaiting sentencing for carrying a stabbin...

COVID-19 Test Sites Open in Dinuba, Porterville

The state's new free COVID-19 testing sites at the Dinuba and Porterville memorial buildings have started taking appointments. "Every precaution is being taken to protect people who are going to be screened ...
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Boys, 13, Charged With Murder in Porterville Library Fire

PORTERVILLE — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library. Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville City Libra...