3 police officers shot in Washington, leading to daylong standoff before suspect’s arrest

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Thursday, February 15, 2024 11:24AM Three police officers were shot trying to make an animal cruelty arrest that touched off an hours-long standoff in Washington DC Wednesday. WASHINGTON — Three police officers were shot trying to make an animal cruelty arrest that touched off an hours-long standoff in the nation’s capitol on Wednesday, which ended late at night with a man’s arrest. The officers were hospitalized and expected to recover from gunshot wounds, authorities said. A fourth officer was hurt at the scene, but not shot. The standoff started Wednesday morning as officers attempted to make an arrest on an animal cruelty warrant, but the suspect refused to leave the home, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Pamela Smith said. As officers tried to get inside, a person opened fire. The shooter barricaded himself inside his home in the southeast part of Washington and continued sporadically firing shots hours after opening fire, police said. Hours after the standoff began, 46-year-old Julius James was arrested on suspicion of cruelty to animals. He is expected to face additional charges related to the shooting. No attorney or

Horoscopes Feb. 15, 2024: Jane Seymour, live with gratitude

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Amber Riley, 38; Matt Groening, 70; Melissa Manchester, 73; Jane Seymour, 73. Happy Birthday: Relax, live in the moment and don’t feel obligated to take on too much or bend to the whims of others. Choose what fits your schedule and makes you feel good about yourself and what you contribute. Use your intelligence, agility and speed to hone your skills and make your life purposeful and entertaining. Live with gratitude and make each day one to remember. Your numbers are 9, 15, 23, 26, 31, 42, 48. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Give yourself room to stretch and observe. You have plenty to learn, and taking the time to understand your options will determine how much you accomplish. Protect your emotional and physical well-being from those willing to take risks. Keep your costs down. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Change is inevitable, but how you handle matters is up to you. Don’t let your stubbornness cost you. Focus on alternative actions that are both beneficial and encourage you to let go of what you can’t change. 3 stars GEMINI

Corning soccer teams move on to second round of playoffs

The Corning High Boys soccer team defeated West Valley 13-0 in the first round of the Northern Section Division 2 playoffs on Tuesday, Angel Reyna scored three goals for the Cardinals, and Jose Abreu and Jorge Herrera scored two goals each. Jairo Guile, Isias Morales, Nicholas Feelo, Alan Morales and Alidio Diaz had one goal each. Goalkeeper Omar Cervantes made two saves and Emanuel Mendoza made one save. Corning (9-8-1) will face the No. 3 seed, Live Oak (13-4-3), at noon Thursday in round two. Live Oak received a first-round bye. Chico 2, LP 1 — After a scoreless first half in the Northern Section Division I semifinals, two second-half goals by Anthony Contreras led Chico to a 2-1 home victory against Oroville-based Las Plumas Tuesday. Chico entered as the No. 1 seed, with LP entering as the No. 4 seed. Las Plumas’ lone goal came from junior Jayden Newkirk, but it was too little too late. LP finishes its season 14-6-1. The Thunderbirds have one freshman, five sophomores, 12 juniors, and are graduating just four seniors on their roster. Chico (13-2-3) advances to the NSCIF

Warriors erase Curry flurry with another late-game collapse against Clippers

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors led the Los Angeles Clippers most of Wednesday’s game, but blew a 15-point lead late for a 130-125 Valentine’s Day loss. The Clippers outscored the Warriors 36-19 after an on-court kerfuffle involving Mason Plumlee and Brandin Podziemski. Plumlee committed a hard foul, hitting Brandin Podziemski’s arms while trying to get the ball out of his hands, later deemed a Flagrant 1. Jonathan Kuminga was assessed a technical foul for shoving Plumlee in defense after the hard foul. Clippers head coach Ty Lue was ejected for receiving his second technical foul of the game during the ensuing scrum. That wasn’t the only on-court drama in the game. Clippers center Ivaca Zubac elbowed Draymond Green in the head as both fought for a rebound mid-way through the third quarter. Green writhed in pain on the ground for a handful of possessions until a stoppage, then left for the locker room with trainers. Green was checked for a concussion and cleared to returned to the bench a few minutes later. Related Articles Golden State Warriors | Bay Area-centric Steph vs. Sabrina All-Star shootout finally

Atwater teacher chosen by students for special Valentine’s Day kiss

ATWATER, Calif. (KFSN) — A kiss can be extra special when it’s on Valentine’s Day if it’s with that special person. But one teacher in Merced County found himself paired with a very unique valentine for a special smooch. Atwater High School teacher Mr. Beardsley was chosen by students to kiss the calf Wednesday. The precious peck is part of the school’s national FFA week celebration. About half a dozen teachers were picked and at least 3000 students voted. The high school also hosted Ag Olympics and will end the week with a dodgeball tournament. Copyright © 2024 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved.

Motorcyclist in critical condition following crash near Highway 99 in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A motorcyclist is in critical condition following a crash in Southwest Fresno. Police say officers found the motorcyclist pinned under a pickup truck near Stanislaus Avenue and the Highway 99 on-ramp around 6:30 p.m. The rider was freed, then taken to Community Regional Medical Center. Investigators say the driver is cooperating as they work to determine what led up to the crash. Copyright © 2024 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved.

8 men arrested in potential child predator sting in Tulare County

WEATHER ALERT Winter Weather Advisory WATCH LIVE Welcome, Manage MyDisney Account Log Out A special unit of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation Heartbreak” to catch potential predators. Thursday, February 15, 2024 7:23AM A ”sweetheart scheme” was launched Wednesday but the targets were not the victims. vod TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — A “sweetheart scheme” was launched today but the targets were not the victims. A special unit of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation Heartbreak” to catch potential predators. Eight men were arrested in the sting. They range in age from 18-to-43. Detectives set up “underage decoy” accounts on social media to crack down on sex crimes involving children. Authorities say almost “immediately” adults contacted the “decoys” -trying to meet them in person. On Monday, agents arrested the suspects who showed up to meet who they thought- were juveniles. The men face felony charges of arranging to meet a child for lewd purposes. Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux says the department will continue to be “vigilant and aggressive in identifying predators”. Copyright © 2024 KFSN-TV. All Rights Reserved. Top Stories

Family of man killed in central Fresno hit and run wants justice

Thursday, February 15, 2024 7:22AM The family of Paul Sanchez, the man killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bike home Saturday night, is pleading for justice. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The family of Paul Sanchez, the man killed by a hit and run driver while riding his bike home Saturday night, is pleading for justice. His mother, Liza Barnett says he was just feet from home when he was hit. “I got to the lights and I seen some person laying there on the ground with a bike and something touched my heart that it was my son,” said Barnett. Sanchez was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, where he later died. RELATED: Bicyclist hospitalized after hit-and-run, police searching for driver “It’s not fair and no one’s ever prepared for this. No one’s prepared, much less two children back to back. Your only children,” said Sanchez’s aunt, Diana Franco. Just two years ago, Liza lost her daughter, Nicole, to Kidney Disease. Now she’s preparing to lay her son to rest too. “My son was everything to me. He was the type of person

Bicyclist killed after hit-and-run, police searching for driver

FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno Police Department is searching for the driver who hit a man on his bicycle on Saturday. It happened around 10:00 p.m. on Clinton Avenue near Van Ness Boulevard in Central Fresno. Police say a witness saw a dark-colored car hit a bicyclist in his 30s before driving off. The man was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. Officers are investigating what caused the crash.

Kahkonen shines, but Sharks shut out by stingy Winnipeg Jets

Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen made 39 saves, including 16 in the second period, but the San Jose Sharks were unable to generate any offense against the stingy Winnipeg Jets, losing 1-0 as they were shut out for the eighth time this season. The Sharks, facing several headwinds, had 18 shots but were unable to beat goalie Connor Hellebuyck, as Morgan Barron’s even-strength goal at the 17:47 mark of the first period stood up as the winner for Winnipeg. A failed clearing attempt by defenseman Kyle Burroughs gave the Jets possession inside the Sharks’ zone. The puck made its way to Adam Lowry, whose shot from inside the blue line went off Barron and got past Kahkonen for a 1-0 Jets lead 17:47 into the game. The Sharks (14-33-5) registered the first four shots on goal but were outshot 15-0 over the final 15-plus minutes of the first by the Jets (32-14-5). “You could see there were a lot of almost opportunities for us where we could have generated a lot more offense than we did,” Sharks coach David Quinn said. “It looked like we tried to

Sharks working on oft-scratched winger’s trade request

The San Jose Sharks and the agent for forward Kevin Labanc are working together to try and find a fresh start elsewhere for the 28-year-old forward who has been a healthy scratch 12 times in 17 games since Christmas. Both Sharks general manager Mike Grier and Michael Curran, Labanc’s agent, confirmed to Bay Area News Group that they would like to find the New York City native a new place to play either before the March 8 trade deadline or in the offseason. Neither Grier nor Curran would say where they are at in the process. “Regardless of the outcome, I know (Labanc) will continue to work as hard as he can to get back in the lineup and give the Sharks his best effort,” Curran told The Hockey News, which first reported the development earlier Wednesday. Labanc, in the final year of a four-year, $18.9 million contract and a pending unrestricted free agent, will be a healthy scratch for the seventh straight game Wednesday when the Sharks face the Winnipeg Jets and Canada Life Centre. Labanc was also out of the lineup five times

Kansas City shooting leaves 1 dead, 21 hurt, including kids, after Chiefs parade; person killed ID’d

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person died and 21 more were injured by gunfire, including children, in a shooting after the Kansas City Chiefs parade and rally Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl win. Radio station KFFI 90/1 FM identified the person killed as one of their DJs, Lisa Lopez-Galvan. In a post on their Facebook page they wrote, “It is with sincere sadness and an extremely heavy and broken heart that we let our community know that KKFI DJ Lisa Lopez, host of Taste of Tejano lost her life today in the shooting at the KC Chiefs’ rally. Our hearts and prayers are with her family.We encourage anyone who feels they saw something to reach out to law enforcement at 816 234 5111. This senseless act has taken a beautiful person from her family and this KC Community.” Lisa Lopez-Galvan Those injured in the shooting were sent to four Kansas City hospitals for treatment. At least two are in critical condition at University Health Truman Medical Center, where a total of eight gunshot victims are being treated. They are also treating four people for

Data shows the unpaid claims by Caltrans in the Central Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Across California, drivers are told to file a claim with Caltrans if a state freeway or highway damages their vehicle, but only a small percentage of those are getting approved. Now, our ABC-owned stations are taking action by looking into the numbers, and finding out what it takes for drivers to actually get paid for their damage. “I just remember thinking, I’m going to die,” said Jennifer Sowers, who filed a claim with Caltrans. In August of last year, Jennifer Sowers and her family were driving back to Visalia from Kingsburg on southbound Highway 99. “Something flew up and we saw it flying up, and thankfully my husband reacted. He knew there were people on either side of us, but what came flying at us was a 4 foot by 4 foot, board of plywood, oriented strand board,” said Sowers. She tells Action News a chunk of wood caused a lot of damage to their Toyota 4Runner. “You can see the hood was all screwed up, so this whole hood needed to be replaced,” said Sowers. “It hit the front grille

Multiple Rounds of Rain Headed to the Central Valley

Thursday, February 15, 2024 2:08AM Your Valentine’s Day plans could get dampened this evening as another round of rain is headed our way. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Your Valentine’s Day plans could get dampened this evening as another round of rain is headed our way. The heaviest rainfall is expected early next week, and northern portions of the valley are expected to get the more intense rain. Flood advisories are still in effect in parts of Madera County, as the ground remains saturated from previous storms. “We’re still closely monitoring those areas north of Coarsegold for potential debris flow and soil movement. At this point we’re still under an evacuation warning,” said Sheriff Tyson Pogue with Madera County. Wednesday night the Central Valley will see the first of three storms to come, rainfall Wednesday into Thursday will be light, but rain totals increase dramatically Monday and Tuesday with some areas projecting over 2 inches of rain. “I think the one thing that we are seeing this year and last year where we haven’t seen previously is just that heavily saturated soil, we’ve gone through many

Iran blames sabotage for natural gas pipeline explosion

By Jon Gambrell | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Explosions struck a natural gas pipeline in Iran early on Wednesday, with an official blaming the blasts on a “sabotage and terrorist action” in the country as tensions remain high in the Middle East amid Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Details were scarce, though the blasts hit a natural gas pipeline running from Iran’s western Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province up north to cities on the Caspian Sea. The roughly 1,270-kilometer (790-mile) pipeline begins in Asaluyeh, a hub for Iran’s offshore South Pars gas field. Saeed Aghli, the manager of Iran’s gas network control center, told Iranian state television that a “sabotage and terrorist” action caused explosions along several areas of the line. There are no known insurgent groups operating in that province, home to the Bakhtiari, a branch of Iran’s Lur ethnic group. Aghli did not name any suspects in the blasts. Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji, also speaking to state TV, compared the attack to a series of mysterious and unclaimed assaults on gas pipelines in 2011 — including around