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Today is our primary election day!

You'll notice something different - you can vote for either party on this ballot. 

Another reminder - your polling place may have changed so check the back of your sample ballot in the grey box on the top right or go to our website to Find your polling place .

Visalia Fire Chief Retiring

Visalia Fire Chief Retiring

 

 

Mark R. Nelson, Fire Chief for the City of Visalia Fire Department, is announcing his retirement, effective September 8, 2012. He was appointed to the position on June 16, 2008 and has 30 years of career fire service experience. Chief Nelson has a strong technical background and is well known for using data to shape management processes and improve the delivery of Emergency Services to the Visalia Community. His major accomplishments while serving as Fire Chief with the City of Visalia are:

1. Opened a new fire station and state of the art training center in the northwest area of the city.

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Visalia Police Dog Dies

Visalia Police Dog Dies

The Visalia Police Department is remembering a five-year-veteran of the force who died Friday morning.

Six-year-old Samson was a Belgian Malinois.

Visalia Police say Samson died from complications of a sudden illness.

Child Porn Charges Against Visalia Man

Child Porn Charges Against Visalia Man

A 25-year-old Visalia man has been arrested in connection with a child pornography investigation.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says Michael Martinez was taken into custody Wednesday morning after 250 child pornography files and 25 videos of children being sexually abused were found at his home. Authorities say he lived near an elementary school.

Martinez was booked into the Tulare County Jail on charges of possessing child pornography.

The sheriff's office says Martinez was identified during a peer-to-peer software sharing investigation, which was conducted by the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Molestation Of Young Relatives: Visalia Man Accused

Molestation Of Young Relatives: Visalia Man Accused

A Visalia man is behind bars on suspicion of molesting three young girls, and authorities say he is related to two of them.

Visalia Police say 44-year-old Angel Duran turned himself in Wednesday morning.

Investigators say the girls told them they were molested from 1997 -- when they were 4, 5 and 7 years old -- through 2004.

Duran was booked into the Tulare County Jail. His bail has been set at $500,000.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Chris Jennings at (559) 713-4727.

Slow Down on Kings River in Tulare County

Slow Down on Kings River in Tulare County

If you're planning to cool off on the Kings River this weekend -- heads up!

Low water levels mean lower speeds on the Kings River this Memorial Day Weekend.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department will enforce a 5 mph speed limit for all vessels.

Tulare County Parks Manager Neil Pilegard said the reduced speed limit will be lifted once the flows in the Kings River reach 800 cubic feet per second (cfs).

It is measured at the Highway 99 bridge crossing, in Kingsburg.

The Kings River Watermaster estimates flows will remain at this level at least through the end of May.

Children's Hospital Needs NEW Stuffed Animals

Children's Hospital Needs NEW Stuffed Animals

Children's Hospital of Central California has a need, and this one goes right to the core of the hospital's mission: the children that need it and use it.

The hospital is running very low of one particular thing that children want when they are sick: cuddly, stuffed animals.

The hospital can ONLY accept new ones. It won't take used ones because of fear of bringing infections and other bad things into the facility.

The hospital is also in need of other things for the children. Here is a link to the Children's Hospital website so you can see what's needed and how to help: http://waystogive.childrenscentralcal.org/InKindGifts