Marc Benjamin, The Fresno Bee

Marc Benjamin

The Fresno Bee

Fresno, CA, United States

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Past articles by Marc:

Fire reported at Clovis recycling center

The fire started in a wrapped-up pile of cardboard. It caused some damage to a building at the Clovis Recycling facility southeast of downtown Clovis. → Read More

Pier Fire growth slows, containment expands

Weather is starting to cooperate as firefighters improve containment on the Pier Fire. Evacuations remain in effect for eastern Tulare County residents. → Read More

Man sought in sex offenses in Clovis, police say

The man exposed himself to one woman and fondled another who accepted a ride from him 90 minutes later near Bullard and Temperance avenues. → Read More

Rescue teams to attempt Kings River body recoveries

The couple disappeared on July 26 when their car fell hundreds of feet into the Kings River below. The water has been moving too fast for a rescue until now. → Read More

Pismo Beach woman killed in crash on Highway 41

A Pismo Beach woman was killed Thursday morning in a crash on Highway 41 in Kings County, the California Highway Patrol reports. → Read More

Fatal crash slows traffic on Highway 41 to the Central Coast

The crash on Thursday morning has narrowed traffic to one lane for motorists going to and from the Central Coast, the California Highway Patrol reports. → Read More

Clovis 500 Club: Card room reopens Thursday after being closed by state

Gambling at the Clovis 500 Club card room at Willow and Shaw avenues will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday after being suspended 15 days ago by the California Attorney General’s Office. → Read More

Highway 41 closed near Kettleman City

The first fire started about 4 p.m. Tuesday and other fires were later reported along Highway 41, closing the highway in about a 10-mile area. → Read More

Rear-end crash near Hanford seriously injures driver

A Kings County crash caused serious injuries to a driver who was trying to turn at a Highway 43 intersection and was rear-ended by a pickup truck. → Read More

Four hurt in Fresno crash on Tuesday

The crash sent four people to Fresno hospitals. Two were pinned in their vehicles after the crash, which was at Shaw and Dickenson avenues. → Read More

Driver dies in crash in western Fresno County

The driver of a white four-door car drove under a tractor-trailer rig. The victim died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 8 a.m. → Read More

Couple working at Fresno IRS filed false returns

A Fresno couple was found guilty of filing false tax returns over a seven-year period to benefit their family members and friends. → Read More

Pedestrian killed on freeway is identified

The California Highway Patrol said that witnesses thought the man may have been lying on the highway when he was struck and killed. → Read More

Eldely man identified in Millerton drowning

Zacharias Loriezo, 85, of Clovis, CA was trying to swim to a boat at Millerton Lake when he drowned Sunday, according to Fresno County Sheriff’s reports. → Read More

He hired an elderly driver to give him a lift, then stole his car and left him in the dirt

The suspect was sought in the carjacking and assault after a driver took him and a woman to the Fowler area where they assaulted the driver. → Read More

Two teens arrested in Fresno jewelry store murder

The two men suspected in the murder of Christopher Leon were being harbored in an apartment west of Highway 99, Fresno police say. → Read More

Police sting at massage parlor nets prostitution arrest

A Reedley massage business that police investigated for two months was closed after a prostitution sting ended in one woman’s arrest. → Read More

Black Lives Matter signs vandalized outside church

The church hung banners last week after two years of studying the Black Lives Matter issue. The church’s board voted to place signs outside the church. → Read More

500 Club’s bar, restaurant approved to reopen. The cardroom remains closed by the state

Last week, state Department of Justice officials closed the card room and restaurant after finding shortages in the financing of card room chips. → Read More

She helped parents raise cash for school supplies. Then thousands of dollars vanished

Jennifer Rodriguez was arrested Thursday for allegedly taking money from fund-raising events that were meant to pay for school supplies for students. → Read More