crime http://kvpr.org en Fresno Fire Department Looking Into Serial Arson in Fresno's Downtown Fires http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-fire-department-looking-serial-arson-fresnos-downtown-fires <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Fresno Fire Department believes it is battling a serial arsonist.&nbsp; At a budget hearing on Tuesday, Fresno Fire Department Chief Kerri </span>Donis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the fire and police departments are investigating 21 fires that have occurred in the city since May.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:30:16 +0000 Kerry Klein 34063 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Fire Department Looking Into Serial Arson in Fresno's Downtown Fires Governor Brown Defends Prison Practices http://kvpr.org/post/governor-brown-defends-prison-practices <p>California Governor Jerry Brown says reducing prison overcrowding continues to be a top priority. Brown talked with reporters Tuesday after speaking at the 25<sup>th</sup> Annual Crime Victims Right’s Rally at the state Capitol. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p>A federal three-judge panel has given the Brown administration an additional two years to reduce prison overcrowding to court-mandated levels. The ruling was a victory for Brown who had factored the extra time into his proposed budget. But he says court intervention remains a burden.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:23:27 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 30945 at http://kvpr.org Governor Brown Defends Prison Practices Fresno State's 'Bulldogs' Logo Controversy Pits Athletics, Gangs http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-states-bulldogs-logo-controversy-pits-athletics-gangs <p>In the world of sports, &nbsp;controversies over logos aren't unusual. The Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians have long been the subject of protests from Native American groups. Even high school teams aren't immune <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/california-high-school-cheers-r-b-s">from such issues.</a> But closer to home there’s another sort of debate over the logo for the sports teams from Fresno State - the Bulldog. In this case the debate isn’t about alleged racism, it’s about violence, and a street gang that has appropriated the logo for its own use.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:57:57 +0000 Joe Moore 24407 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State's 'Bulldogs' Logo Controversy Pits Athletics, Gangs Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate http://kvpr.org/post/livestock-theft-bill-advances-through-state-senate <div><p>Cattle rustling or crop raiding might seem like a relic of the Wild West, but in the San Joaquin Valley surrounding foothills, cattle theft is on the rise. So much so that it's inspired a new bill by a local legislator that passed the Senate earlier this week. Valley Public Radio’s Ezra Romero reports on the Livestock Theft Prevention Act.</p></div><p>A bill that would beef up fines for stealing livestock passed through the Senate Tuesday with unanimous, bi-partisan support. The bill would establish a $5,000 fine for anyone convicted of livestock theft.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:36:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21146 at http://kvpr.org Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate Fresno Fire Chief Rob Brown Placed On Leave Following Domestic Violence Arrest http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-fire-chief-rob-brown-placed-leave-following-domestic-violence-arrest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno Fire Department Chief Rob Brown was placed on administrative leave today by City Manager Mark Scott. The move comes hours after Brown was arrested by Fresno County sheriff's deputies after an alleged domestic violence incident at his Fresno home late Wednesday night.&nbsp;</span></p><p>According to the Fresno County Sheriff's Department, Brown was arrested on charges of felony domestic violence and criminal threats.&nbsp;Jail logs indicate that Brown was released from the Fresno County Jail on bond early Thursday morning.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:10:40 +0000 Joe Moore 16729 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Fire Chief Rob Brown Placed On Leave Following Domestic Violence Arrest With Competing Political and Legal Pressures, Brown Defends Prison Realignment http://kvpr.org/post/competing-political-and-legal-pressures-brown-defends-prison-realignment <p></p><p class="p1">Governor Jerry Brown is taking hits both inside and outside the State Capitol as he faces a stinging federal court order to reduce California’s prison population - and impassioned calls to expand it.&nbsp; Katie Orr has more from Sacramento on the events Tuesday that show the competing political and legal pressures surrounding the governor.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:30:09 +0000 Katie Orr 14106 at http://kvpr.org With Competing Political and Legal Pressures, Brown Defends Prison Realignment Governor's Brown's Sacramento Loft Broken Into http://kvpr.org/post/governors-browns-sacramento-loft-broken <p></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown says he had an unwelcome visitor at his Sacramento loft a couple of days ago when he and his wife weren’t home:</span></p><p class="p4">“A guy jumped – got in, got up to the roof, jumped down on the balcony and was trying to break in. and one of my neighbors called the police.&nbsp; And he was arrested and I think he’s out on his own recognizance,” says Brown.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:35:58 +0000 Ben Adler 14063 at http://kvpr.org Governor's Brown's Sacramento Loft Broken Into On Valley Edition: Holiday Crime; Imagine U Children's Museum http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-holiday-crime-imagine-u-childrens-museum <p>This week on Valley Edition, we look at the dangers of crime this holiday season, talk about how holiday shopping is boosting the sales of local Valley merchants, and profile the ImagineU Children&#39;s Museum in Visalia.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Valley Edition for December 20, 2011:<br /><br />Segment I: Holiday Crime</strong> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:25:12 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1165 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer; Fresno Grand Opera http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-police-chief-jerry-dyer-fresno-grand-opera <p>This week on Valley Edition, we feature an in-depth interview with newly un-retired Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. We talk talk about the Fresno Grand Opera&#39;s upcoming season.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:37:28 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1201 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition; Maricopa Scandal; Racial Profiling; Soul Food Festival http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-maricopa-scandal-racial-profiling-soul-food-festival <p>On this Valley Edition, we look at the big problems facing the small Kern County city of Maricopa, we examine the controversial issue of racial profiling, and find out about an upcoming soul food festival at Fresno&#39;s African American Historical and Cultural Museum.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 23:52:55 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1206 at http://kvpr.org