Megan Ginise, The Fresno Bee

Megan Ginise

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Past articles by Megan:

Sheriff’s Office locates relatives of man found dead in Fresno

Authorities have located relatives of a man found dead Oct. 13 behind a building on the southeast corner of Blackstone and Belmont Avenues in Fresno. → Read More

Valley couple reunite after Army sent them packing right after wedding

Samantha and Vincent Bustamante were married barely two weeks before the Army sent them to opposite ends of the globe. For the next year, the best they could do was write letters, talk on the phone and send FaceTime videos to catch up. → Read More

March through downtown Fresno supports effort to reduce premature births

When Andrea Powell went into labor at 23 weeks and six days, she was unprepared and afraid, fearing for her baby’s life. → Read More

Fresno man memorializes Marine Corps experiences in new novel

In 1944, Herbert Roebuck was just 16 but ready for adventure. Growing up outside of Tampa, Fla., Roebuck had never left the state, had never seen snow and had never been on a boat bigger than an 8-foot dinghy. → Read More

Yosemite fee waived for Veteran’s Day

Yosemite National Park’s entrance fee has been reduced to $25 for a seven-day pass for private vehicles from November through March. Fees will also be waived in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11. → Read More

Trustees recalled in Selma, Golden Plains school districts

Voters replaced three trustees each in Selma Unified and Golden Plains Unified school districts Tuesday, in recall elections sparked in part by decisions to replace district superintendents. → Read More

Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team finds lost hunters

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team has found and rescued nine missing hunters lost during the month of October, including three in the last two days, Lt. Kathy Curtice said. → Read More

Reedley domestic disturbance leads to arrest and drug seizure

A man was arrested in Reedley Monday after a domestic disturbance call led authorities to discover 60 marijuana plants and other drugs/paraphernalia in a home on the 22200 block of East Lincoln Avenue, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said. → Read More

Suspect sought in three homicides – including one in Fresno

Authorities are asking for help to locate a man suspected in three separate homicides in Fresno, Sacramento and – last weekend – in Livermore. → Read More

Fresno County deputies catch thieves stealing from funeral guests

Two men were arrested Tuesday after they broke into a car and stole cash at St. Peters Cemetery in Fresno while the owners were attending a funeral service only a few feet away. → Read More

‘Grandma’ brightens southeast Fresno neighborhood with donated bread

When Eduardo Salmeron moved to southeast Fresno in early October, he didn’t expect much from his neighbors. → Read More

‘People person’ Floyd ‘Doc’ Buchanan lauded for devotion to Clovis schools

Floyd “Doc” Buchanan was remembered Thursday in a public ceremony to honor his commitment to Clovis and Fresno schoolchildren. → Read More

PG&E warns of phone scammers demanding utility payments

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is warning customers in Stockton and across the state to be aware of telephone scammers impersonating PG&E officials and demanding immediate payment for late electricity bills. → Read More

Fresno man wanted on DUI charges hits tow-truck – while intoxicated, police say

Fresno police caught up with a man wanted on drunk-driving charges after he smashed his car into the back of a tow truck Monday night in southeast Fresno. → Read More

Mexican national guilty of marijuana cultivation

Ezequiel Armas-Ortiz, 49, of Michoacán, Mexico, plead guilty Monday to marijuana cultivation charges in connection with a large-scale cultivation operation in the Brush Creek drainage in the Sequoia National Forest. → Read More

Fresno man gets 10 years for sex trafficking of teen

A Fresno man was sentenced Monday to over 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor after using Facebook to lure a 16-year-old girl from her Modesto home. → Read More

Pumpkin carvers endure ‘guts’ for glory at Big Fresno Fair

Children, parents and grandparents alike squished their fingers around the insides of pumpkins Sunday afternoon on the last day of the Big Fresno Fair, culminating a fall celebration with laughter and a carving contest inside the fair’s Home Arts Building. → Read More

FranCisco Vargas recalled as Fresno’s ‘Superman’ muralist

The life of one of Fresno’s most prolific painters was celebrated Saturday night when friends and family gathered downtown. → Read More

‘Small-town’ Kerman goes ‘Big’ for Tom Hanks-inspired homecoming

Thousands gathered in the Kerman High School stadium Friday night celebrating that longstanding tradition of homecoming, made anew this year with a unique theme drawing national attention: Tom Hanks. → Read More

Two-alarm fire burns abandoned central Fresno church

Fresno firefighters were battling a two-alarm blaze Tuesday night at an abandoned building near First Street and Olive Avenue in central Fresno. → Read More