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Dyer: Rampage shooter is ‘calloused’ racist who ‘set out to kill as many as he could’

The Fresno Police Department shared a detailed timeline of alleged killer Kori Ali Muhammad’s life from April 13, when he allegedly gunned down a Motel 6 security guard as the man argued with his acquaintance, to the evening hours of April 17, when he walked detectives through the site of “his magic.” His chaotic tale started with a brazen rooftop escape from the first murder scene, several days of hiding out throughout Fresno and the shooting spree that put at least 11 people in mortal danger.

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YHS hosts ‘How Long Will This Take’ showcase May 3

Remember when you were young and everything seemed so obvious. No one should go hungry. We should all be equal to one another. War, what is that? How can that be? Nature is a miracle and it should be cared for no matter the cost. Then you looked out at the world that you inherited and realized that war, famine, inequality, and carelessness were part of the human story. Just as some form of a utopian ideal has always existed so has human folly.

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The 250,000th pancake

As predicted, the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club hit a milestone April 22, serving the 250,000th pancake during it’s Pancake Breakfast at the Oakhurst Community Center Pavilion to Lysje Van Dewal, 9, a student at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee.

Education

Regional bee winners

The Eastern Madera County spelling bee was held last week at Coarsegold Elementary School. Individual grade winners from Mountain Area schools competed at each school, with the winners competing last Tuesday and Wednesday evening by grade level. Below is the list of winners, schools, and the winning word.

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Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods

An apartment complex on River Park Road in Oakhurst, located on a portion of Fresno River known as China Creek, was flooded out on its lower level on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Mark Evan Sierra Star
Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods 1:17

Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods

Yurt floats away in Fresno River flooding 0:53

Yurt floats away in Fresno River flooding

Firefighters douse Highway 41 grass fire 0:30

Firefighters douse Highway 41 grass fire

8-4-16 Assemblyman Patterson Adjourns in Memory of Robert Reagan 2:07

8-4-16 Assemblyman Patterson Adjourns in Memory of Robert Reagan