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Fear In The Fields

From picking the perfect peach to milking hundreds of cows, ag is king in the Central Valley. But despite higher wages, farmers are battling an ongoing labor shortage. It's been a problem for several years, but now, President Trump's pledge to crackdown on immigration is adding to the problem. Eyewitness News’ Alex Backus looked into the potential impact in the Valley.

May 18, 2017


Getting Off The Pills


In 2015, more than 24 million opioid prescriptions for things like hydrocodone, methadone and oxycontin were filled out statewide. The way doctors are getting rid of pain is changing to try and curb the nation’s opioid epidemic. KSEE24's Dennis Valera investigates the ups and downs of opioid pain killers.


By DENNIS VALERA

May 12, 2017


Homelessness In Fresno


In the morning, most people start their days getting ready for work, but hundreds of others in Fresno are starting their day with a very different agenda. Their goal today is survival; they're the homeless. In a six-part series, Eyewitness News’ Ken Malloy deep dives into Fresno’s homeless problem. Who does it affect? How do they got on the streets? What's keeping them there? And most importantly, how are some finally getting back on their feet?


By KEN MALLOY

May 9, 2017


Wild Creations - Monster City Studios


Their clients range from baseball parks to theme parks. They build wild things that are meant to catch the eye, and they're grabbing the attention of businesses all over the country. CBS47's Joey Horta went inside Monster City Studios where the magic begins.


By JOEY HORTA

May 4, 2017


Pilgrimage to Manzanar


75 years ago, FDR signed an order to round up Japanese people and put them in camps during World War II. Now, Joe Moeller went with a group of people on a pilgrimage to Manzanar – one of the internment camps east of Fresno. Their goal is to make sure the past is not forgotten.


By JOE MOELLER

May 2, 2017


A Modern Day Gold Rush


The drought-busting rainfall in the Central Valley this year may give rise to a new California Gold Rush. Eyewitness News' John Shrable went with modern-day miners to pan for gold and to see if the trend will return 150 years later.


By JOHN SHRABLE

May 1, 2017


Keeping It Local: Prioritizing the Valley


Can Coach Jeff Tedford breathe life into Fresno State football? His plan includes aggressively looking at Valley talent. KSEE24's Scott Bemis looks at how the university is recruiting in the Central Valley.


By SCOTT BEMIS

April 27, 2017


The Ale Trail


Can beer save downtown Fresno? KSEE24's Evan Onstot says it's about time to stop and smell the hops. Beer is about to flow through the heart of Fresno, and there is hope that it will be a catalyst for a new downtown boom.


By EVAN ONSTOT

April 27, 2017


DIY BRACES


Doctors say there are "Do It Yourself" videos online that supposedly teach you how to fix your teeth on your own, but the doctors also say none of the methods are safe. KSEE24’s Connie Tran looked into this DIY fad which can lead to irreversible consequences.


By CONNIE TRAN

April 26, 2017


The Wall


It's a controversial topic, but is the border wall really worth it? Eyewitness News' Joe Moeller went down to San Diego to talk with border patrol agents to find out what their perspective is on "The Wall," a three part series.


By JOE MOELLER

February 28, 2017


Social Media Overload


Hate, anger, lies…is a social network connecting us, or driving us further apart? Negative posts and misinformation poisoning your feed. Eyewitness News’ Joey Horta investigates the social media overload.


By JOEY HORTA

February 27, 2017


Catching Some ZZZ's


Are you one of the millions who struggle to sleep at night? Do you lie in bed worrying about the next day and think about everything you need to do – instead of thinking about sleeping? Blame it on stressful work lives, social media, and technology – but Americans are simply not getting enough sleep at night – with 40 percent of people feeling drowsing during the day. KSEE24’s Stefanie Bainum took a look at what might be causing your inability to get a good night’s sleep.


By STEFANIE BAINUM

February 24, 2017


Fashion Forward Fresno


Hollywood‘s most wanted styles with central valley origins. CBS47‘s Lindsey Pena is given an exclusive look inside the local workshops of a few of the fashion industry‘s rising stars, and how they turned passion into brands in high demand.


By LINDSEY PENA

February 23, 2017


Crops and Climate


After a winter season that's already brought record rainfall and a swift change from the past six years of drought, you might assume farmers in the Valley are overjoyed. But the business of knowing what to plant – when to plant it – and how to prepare for future growing seasons is never easy – even during the rainiest of years. KSEE24's John Shrable takes an in-depth look at how the state's climate trends both past and present impact the agriculture industry in our backyard.


By JOHN SHRABLE

February 21, 2017


Uncharted Territory: Legal Marijuana


How high is too high to drive? An exclusive new device tests if drivers have smoked too much pot. Eyewitness News‘ Angela Greenwood investigates the new device and talks with Fresno and Clovis Police Departments.


By ANGELA GREENWOOD

February 20, 2017


Hidden History: Remembering Our Rights


A powerful new exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum celebrates the Civil Rights Act - and it was done by high school students. KSEE24‘s Jessica Porter explores the work done by McClane High School Art Venture Academy as they hope to make another move to Washington D.C.


By JESSICA PORTER

February 17, 2017


Jury Duty


How do you get picked for jury duty? Do some of us get summoned more than others? Eyewitness News’ Alex Backus got answers and has the story of a Fresno man whose jury service on a notorious murder case inspired him to practice law.


By ALEX BACKUS

February 16, 2017


Breaking Barriers


The first and only female Laotian filmmaker grew up in Merced and is gaining international attention. KSEE24’s Joe Moeller interviews Mattie Do and explores her journey into filmmaking.


By JOE MOELLER

February 14, 2017


Hidden History: Edmond Wysinger


During the month of February, Eyewitness News is taking some time to explore untold stories from the African-American community in a series called “Hidden Histories.” The story of one man’s struggle to get a good education for his children caught the attention of Eyewitness News’ Anthony Bailey.


By ANTHONY BAILEY

February 13, 2017


International Valley Education


San Joaquin Memorial High School offers a unique opportunity for international students from China, Mexico, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Poland and more. KSEE24‘s Connie Tran explores the program -- which is the first of its kind in the Central Valley, and how it benefits both the student and our schools.


By CONNIE TRAN

February 10, 2017


Trigger Trouble


Eyewitness News' Patrick Nelson goes behind the scenes to find out what the Fresno Sheriff's Department is doing after an gun accident claimed the life of one of their sergeants last year and another gun accident wounded a deputy a few days later.


By PATRICK NELSON

February 9, 2017


Open For Business: 100 Years


They are the businesses that reflect Fresno‘s history, and a hundred years later are still going strong. KSEE24‘s Stefani Booroojian explores the secrets to these local success stories and the owners who run them.


By STEFANI BOOROOJIAN

February 7, 2017


Police Body Cams


Police departments are coming under increasing pressure to have officers wear body cameras as a way to build trust with the communities they serve. Eyewitness News spoke with the Fresno and Clovis police departments about how they‘re balancing these demands with limited budgets.


By KATHRYN HERR

February 6, 2017


Virtual Reality Classrooms


Fresno and Clovis students at The Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) were selected to test a new Microsoft VR headset. KSEE24‘s Megan Rupe explores how they were selected, how it works, and how these students are at the forefront of a revolution in gaming.


By MEGAN RUPE

February 3, 2017


Evidence in the Ashes


What is the daily life like for arson investigators? How is evidence collected? We shadow the lead arson investigators in Fresno.


By KEN MALLOY

February 2, 2017


The Legislator's Life


KSEE24's Evan Onstot spends a day with three Central Valley legislators for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at their daily lives


By EVAN ONSTOT