A Mariposa CA man was booked Thursday on manslaughter charges in the death of his 22-month-old son. Jesse Ashton, 21, is being held on $50,000 bail. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office said Ashton called 911 on Saturday to report the baby was having a seizure.
A Bee analysis of state law-enforcement data reveals the rate of violent crimes – homicide, rape, robbery and assault – against victims age 60 and older in Fresno County was higher than all but 10 of California's 58 counties in 2016.
Ethan Morse, the son of Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, sued the Sheriff's Department for violating his civil rights. In the first day of trial, Morse's lawyers accused detectives of covering up and manipulating evidence.
More than 100 people were arrested in Selma, CA over a four-week period as a result of the Selma Police Department's "Operation Blue Shield." The enforcement action was sparked by a spike in violent crime that included a homicide.
Catholic Charities held a prayer service, led by Bishop Armando Ochoa of the Diocese of Fresno, on the anniversary of a shooting rampage April 18, 2017 outside the nonprofit's Fresno office. Kori Ali Muhammad is charged with four murders.