With the help of Proposition 64, every Californian gained the right to grow six marijuana plants in their own home. The Chronic Gardener class is teaching people how to do it -- and it's catching on in Fresno. Despite the growing interest, stores selling the equipment for grows aren't seeing it in sales.
The massive Mega Millions jackpot made headlines this week and now we've learned that scammers are trying to capitalize on the lottery excitement. Gas stations have been a popular stop for many people lately, but not to fill up their tanks. Instead, people are looking to fill their wallets with cash from a winning lottery ticket. Unfortunately the scammers are feeling lucky too.
We have an update to an Eyewitness News investigation we brought you a few weeks ago. We followed up complaints from viewers about the intersection of Del Rey and McKinley and learned people were seriously injured and even killed in crashes since the start of the year. Now, significant changes have been made aimed at making the area safer.
Surveillance cameras are stolen from the front of a home in Fresno's Tower District, but the suspect in this case couldn't figure out how to turn off the wireless cameras. This provided a rare look into the world of crime suspects who steal surveillance cameras.
Viewers contacted our newsroom over concerns about a Fresno County intersection that is the location of a recent spike in crashes, one of which was deadly. The intersection of McKinley and Del Rey is the focus of our Eyewitness News Investigation. With just two stop signs cross traffic doesn't stop at this intersection and we learned multiple serious crashes have happened at the location in the span of just a few months. Now, people who work and live in the area are saying something needs to...
Fresno Fire Department Investigators are concerned about the number of arson fires that are tied to a growing homeless population. Arson fires not only pose serious dangers not only to city residents, but to the firefighters responding to put out the fire. In 2015 Captain Pete Dern was hurt in an arson fire and that incident is inspiring investigators to solve these crimes.
Park rangers patrolling Millerton Lake say the summer boating season has come to an end and we've learned there were more boating accidents reported this year than in each of the last two years. The state numbers show already this year the number of boating accidents on Millerton Lake is three times the number of reported accidents in 2017. The rangers patrolling the lake say it's inexperience and a lack of courtesy fueling many of these dangerous incidents.
Last year six women were killed in domestic violence crimes and many others were injured. This year, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer made it a top priority to try to prevent these heartbreaking crimes from happening. In a month long investigation we worked with leaders at the Marjoree Mason Center who care for women who are trying to escape abuse. Also, we're learning more about the strategies being used by patrol officers to reduce the impact of domestic violence in Fresno.