Gene Haagenson, ABC30 Fresno

Gene Haagenson

ABC30 Fresno

Fresno, CA, United States

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Past articles by Gene:

Donate $5 at Grocery Outlet to buy groceries for family in need, get $5 off your next purchase

GIVE $5, GET $5: One grocery chain is making it easier to donate to a good cause in the check out line. → Read More

107-year-old Hotel Fresno finally being restored

Built in 1912, the formerly grand hotel has been empty and left to rot since the 1980s. But a new owner has big plans for the building. → Read More

Man, pregnant woman, 2 children killed in Madera County crash

Witnesses told CHP the car was traveling eastbound on State Route 152 weaving slightly and then suddenly veered across the center median, crossed the westbound lane, and then slammed into a tree. → Read More

Fresno City Council member offers business owners chance to buy signs discouraging panhandling

Councilmember Garry Bredefeld is giving business owners the chance to buy the signs from the city. → Read More

Fresno's watering rules are changing

Fines for breaking Fresno's watering rules are being reduced and most fines won't be imposed for one year. → Read More

Brother shot, killed while trying to protect sister from her husband in northwest Fresno

The deadly shooting occurred Sunday during a domestic dispute in the West Shaw Village Apartment complex. → Read More

UPDATE: City of Fresno rejects proposal to make passing food, money to panhandlers illegal

City Council member Steve Brandau had proposed an ordinance to stop anyone in a car from handing money or food to anyone standing within 200 yards of an intersection. → Read More

Meth problem puts Fresno in the national spotlight, again

A recent documentary on "Vice News" highlighted the methamphetamine addiction problems among Fresno's homeless. → Read More

Supporters and critics of High-Speed Rail react to governor's plan for continued construction in Valley

In his state of the state address, Governor Gavin Newsom acknowledged plans for the vast High-Speed Rail system have stalled, but not in the Central Valley. → Read More

Happy visitors flock to reopened Yosemite National Park after severe storm

The reopening of the Yosemite National Park was welcome news to visitors from all over the world who had been turned away because of heavy snow. → Read More

Fallen tree takes down power lines, hits house in Central Fresno

The wet and windy weather is toppling trees throughout the Central Valley. → Read More

Local federal workers hope a deal is struck in Washington to end shutdown as finances strain

Whatever the motive, Jerry O'Gorman, an air traffic controller, says unpaid Federal workers are desperate to get anything. → Read More

Weekend storm leaves Valley with toppled trees, damaged power lines

Clean-up crews and residents were busy after Sunday night's storm. → Read More

Dinuba, California high school teacher broke his neck in Guatemala, can't leave until hospital bill is paid

High school teacher Alex Austin can't leave his hospital in Guatemala or return home without paying the bill in full. → Read More

Fresno County extends ban on growing, selling outdoor marijuana

Fresno County has extended its ban on outdoor marijuana growing and commercial sales. → Read More

Fresno Air Traffic controllers on the job without pay

Air traffic controllers have been working without pay for two weeks. Fifty work at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. → Read More

'We are political pawns': Local IRS workers suffering from government shutdown

IRS employees in Fresno make up the bulk of the local federal workforce and the shutdown is starting to hurt. → Read More

8-year-old in intensive care after accidentally shot with .22 caliber rifle in Madera County

It is a difficult time for Luz Venegas. Her daughter, 8-year-old Jahira Alfaro, is in the intensive care unit at Valley Children's Hospital after a .22 caliber bullet hit her in the back. → Read More

With blue lights, flowers and ribbons, Newman holds vigil to mourn Corporal Ronil Singh

Blue ribbons lined the main street of downtown Newman, leading to the police station where a memorial to officer Ronil Singh has been growing. → Read More

Suspect accused of killing Newman Police Corporal Ronil 'Ron' Singh captured, Modesto Bee reports

The man accused of shooting Newman Police Corporal Ronil 'Ron' Singh has been captured, according to the Modesto Bee. → Read More