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Visalia Salvation Army Ripped Off

Thieves broke into the Visalia Salvation Army center and got away with several thousand dollars worth of equipment.

It happened sometime Wednesday night at the center located in the 1500 block of West Main Street.

Some of the items that were stolen include computers, musical instruments, a camera and a video projector, a Salvation Army spokesperson said.

Anyone with information on this burglary is urged to call the Visalia Police Department.

Power Back On In Downtown Visalia

The lights are back on in Downtown Visalia.

About 1,000 customers were without electricity Tuesday afternoon, a Southern California Edison (SCE) spokesperson said.

Businesses in the area of Main and Willis streets had no power for about three hours. Recreation Park was also in the dark.

SCE says the power outage was caused by equipment failure.

The lights went out around noon. Power was restored shortly before 3 p.m.


 

Man Drowns In Visalia Pool

A man drowned in a north Visalia pool Monday afternoon, the Visalia Fire Department said.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., firefighters were called to a home in the 3000 block of West Harold where they found a man at the bottom of a pool.

Firefighters pulled the man out of the water. Paramedics performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators are trying to figure out how long the man was in the water before firefighters arrived.

Condoms Passed Out After Prom

Condoms Passed Out After Prom

This past weekend some 2,000 students with the Visalia Unified School District filled the Visalia Convention Center for the Junior Senior Prom.

But what has many parents angry is when their kids left the prom with condoms, thanks to members of the non-profit organization Act for Women and Girls.

It's part of campaign titled, "Don't Let Your Hot Date Turn into a Due Date."

Parents like Gina Hernandez say, "It's like advertising sex, and saying it's okay to just go and have fun."

Darren Dula says, "It's not the right place to be conducted; I think it's completely wrong."

Several students were also shocked by the move.

Megan Dula is a freshman. She says, "They put them on a stick like lollipops, and they were implying it was okay, and you're going to do it anyway so happy birthday."

Act for Women and Girls volunteers disagree.

Lisa Alvarado says, "We give it to people who want them and only who want them."

Pedestrian Killed In Visalia Crash

Visalia Police are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Dinuba Boulevard south of Harold Avenue.

Officers say 81-year-old Porboun See was hit by a pickup truck as he crossed Dinuba Boulevard. See was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

The driver who hit See is cooperating with police.

Investigators don't believe alcohol was a factor in this deadly accident.

Drug Court Graduation Set for Next Week

Dallas Taylor, former drummer of the hit group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will be the commencement speaker at the 15th Tulare County Adult Drug Court graduation ceremony, to be held at 7:00 p.m., May 17, 2012 at the Visalia Convention Center.  Superior Court Judges Gary Paden and Glade F.

Visalia Pediatrician and Spouse Senteced to Prison for Tax Evasion

Visalia Pediatrician and Spouse Senteced to Prison for Tax Evasion

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that today Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii sentenced both Elisabeth Ann Bossingham, 53, and Brett Allen Bossingham, 51, to four years and three months in prison. The Bossinghams were taken into custody at the close of the sentencing hearing.

            The Bossinghams, of Woodlake, were convicted by a jury on February 9, 2012 after a two-day trial. They were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding the Internal Revenue Service in its ability to assess and collect income tax and four counts each of tax evasion.

            According to testimony presented at trial, the Bossinghams properly filed tax returns between 1997 and 1999.