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CHP Welcomes Nine New Additions to Their Canine Teams

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SACRAMENTO — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced the graduation and deployment of nine new canine teams. After months of intensive training, the CHP certified its newest members during a ceremony at the CHP Academy’s Canine Training Facility. “These nine teams are joining an already astonishing unit that serves as a vital part of the Department in protecting the ...

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Remains of Missing Fresno Woman Found at Shaver Lake

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FRESNO COUNTY — On Friday, May 6, dental records of 37-year-old Samantha Tomlinson of Fresno were compared to skeletal remains found near Shaver Lake. The examination confirmed the identity to be that of Tomlinson. She was reported to Fresno Police as a missing person on Dec. 3, 2021, after she never returned home from a shopping trip. Shortly after the report ...

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Prescribed Burn Coming to Highway 41

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COARSEGOLD — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), in cooperation with California Highway Patrol, CAL TRANS, Pacific Southwest Research Station/Fresno State University, private landowners, and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, aim to reduce large conflagrative fires and high suppression costs, to the citizens of California, by conducting a prescribed burn along the Highway 41 ...

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Make Way for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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SACRAMENTO — With the days getting longer and temperatures on the rise, motorcycle riders are making their way up and down our state highways. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) emphasizes the importance of paying close attention to a motorcycle rider’s location, sharing the roadway, and working together to keep all motorists safe as we travel throughout the state. In 2020, ...

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Upcoming Statewide Events for Wildfire Preparedness Week

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SACRAMENTO — Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies will host five statewide events throughout the week to raise awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect against the threat of wildfires. CAL FIRE will be joined by the US Forest Service, Cal OES, California National Guard, California Highway ...

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Justice for Eben Hammond

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OAKHURST — How long will it take for justice to be realized in the murder of Eben Hammond? His life was extinguished in the fading minutes of July 7, 2021, and whoever was responsible first hit him and then sped off into the night, not bothering to stop, not caring to see the results of what had been done. That ...

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CHP Secures Grant to Increase Motorcycle Safety Awareness

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SACRAMENTO  — To help save lives and reduce the risk associated with riding a motorcycle, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will implement a new, federally funded grant campaign promoting motorcycle safety in California from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. The goal of the Get Educated and Ride Safe (GEARS) IV grant is to decrease the number of motorcycle-involved ...

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