Brianna Vaccari, The Fresno Bee

Brianna Vaccari

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Past articles by Brianna:

Dove hunters find decomposing body in Fresno County

Fresno County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious death after dove hunters found a decomposing body outside of Clovis on Monday morning. → Read More

Blackbeard's buried treasure expected to be found this week

Blackbeard's Family Entertainment Center is expecting its $30,000 buried treasure to be found this week, a spokesperson announced Monday after about 20 people were seen digging in the general area of of the prize Monday morning. → Read More

Solar power switched on at Coalinga prison and hospital

Two solar power installation projects in Coalinga were officially completed Monday at Pleasant Valley State Prison and Coalinga State Hospital as part of the state's effort to utilize clean technology in the fight against climate change. → Read More

Two big-rigs crash on Highway 99 near Kingsburg, traffic backed up

Traffic on northbound Highway 99 just north of Mountain View Avenue between Selma and Kingsburg is backed up after two big rigs collided, the California Highway Patrol reported at 3:40 p.m. → Read More

Fresno man pleads guilty to pointing laser at CHP plane

A Fresno man pleaded guilty Monday to aiming a laser pointer at a California Highway Patrol airplane, temporary blinding the pilot and causing the plane to break away from its operation. → Read More

Second dead home robbery suspect in south of Fresno shootout identified

The identity of the second man fatally injured in Thursday's home invasion robbery shootout south of Fresno was released Saturday by Fresno County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Fresno felon shoots self in foot at party

A Fresno felon went to the hospital Friday night with a gunshot wound to his foot after he allegedly shoved a shotgun down down his pants at a party in southwest Fresno, police reported. → Read More

French fire reaches 95% containment

The French fire burning in Madera County in the Sierra National Forest is 95% contained, forest officials said Saturday. → Read More

California businesses affected by wildfires can request tax breaks

Owners of businesses in Madera and Mariposa counties that have been affected by wildfires may receive certain tax breaks through an emergency proclamation issued by Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday. → Read More

Fresno police make friends with residents at National Night Out

Fresno police partnered with four neighborhood watch groups throughout the city Tuesday night to host National Night Out, giving officers and citizens the chance to interact in a laid-back, friendly environment. → Read More

Fresno man held in Madera in connection with stabbing

A Fresno man accused of stabbing another man early Monday morning outside Madera is being held in the Madera County Department of Corrections on $1 million bail, the Madera County Sheriff's Office said. → Read More

Fresno Unified holds new-student registration next Tuesday

Fresno Unified School District is still accepting students for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. → Read More

Boy hit and killed by train in Hanford

A boy was hit and killed by a train early Monday morning in Hanford, police reported. → Read More

Fallen Visalia soldier's remains to arrive home

The remains of Pfc. Keith Williams, who was killed by an explosive device in Afghanistan, will arrive to his hometown of Visalia Tuesday to be readied for the soldier's funeral services. → Read More

Springville ATV accident lands two in hospital

A 35-year-old Springville woman and a Clovis boy were injured Sunday in an ATV accident near Porterville, the California Highway Patrol said. → Read More

5 burglary suspects arrested by Fresno County deputies

Five Fresno men were arrested Sunday in connection with an ongoing vehicle burglary investigation in northwest Fresno, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said. → Read More

French fire acreage increases; still no containment

More than 300 firefighters are still working to establish a containment line Tuesday on a 2,000-acre fire in Sierra National Forest. → Read More

Fresno man arrested in theft of go-kart

A 34-year-old man was arrested Sunday after crashing a stolen go-kart, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office reported. → Read More

Hiker missing in Kings Canyon National Park

A 13-year-old hiker has gone missing in Kings Canyon National Park. → Read More

Crews make slow progress on Yosemite fire as chance of rain rises

Firefighters made slow progress Monday to carve containment lines around the 2,600-acre El Portal blaze on the western edge of Yosemite National Park as thunderclouds overhead offered a hope of rain – and a threat of lightning that could make things worse. → Read More