Here's the latest news for Friday, Aug. 2: Worldwide travel alert issued for Americans; FDA defines "gluten free" ; Wild truck crash caught on tape; Bear is regular customer at Colo. German restaurant.
Blazes in dry grass, driven by wind, destroy structures, endanger others
Two suspicious grass fires erupted early Thursday afternoon in Madera within two hours of each other.
Nearly 150 more personnel were called in Thursday to fight a forest fire northeast of Fresno that has burned more than 16,200 acres, according to an update from the United States Forest Service.
Nearly 1,000 pot plants — grown in violation of Madera County marijuana cultivation rules — were seized and destroyed by authorities Thursday.
She gives the prosecutors one more chance
A second suspect in the near-fatal beating of a farm worker earlier this year was booked into Madera County Jail this week, and authorities have asked the public’s help in finding two more.
It’ll be all about the kids on Saturday night at the LoanMart Madera Speedway.