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Bees Buzz Clovis Home For Hours


A swarm of bees made an unexpected landing in the front yard of a Clovis family of six Wednesday. At first the Grieco family was frightened but later became frustrated with the insect problem.

Eight hundred to a thousand bees formed what looked like a football shape swarm on a big branch on the Griecos' front yard tree. After working the phone for more than an hour they discovered no one wanted to haul away their uninvited guests.

Stacy and Tom Grieco have four daughters and they were concerned about their safety going in and out of their home. They called the City of Clovis, Fresno State and bee farmers for help. But no one seemed interested about their problem. Stacy says a few offered advice. "They just said spray Raid on it and it will dissipate. They said it will go away in about an hour."

Mexico Earthquake Rattles Nerves Of Some Valley Residents


A strong, 7.4 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico Tuesday. Local officials report 800 homes are now piles of rubble. The quake hit in the southern part of the country, in the state of Oaxaca.

A large community of people from Oaxaca live in the Central Valley, including the owners of Café Oaxaca and Bakery in Clovis.

Tuesday, there were more than pastries on their minds.

"I was scared for my family yes. My mom says she was nervous about it," said Rosario Garcia.

She and her family used to live in Oaxaca.

Feeling the ground shake is common there.

"I've been through them too, but not that big," said Garcia.

Her mother, Eugenia, tried calling family members there. At first, she says an operator told her lines were busy and she may not get through. But after several minutes, she was connected.

"They said they were fine, everything was okay," said Garcia.

Water Park Jobs Available In Clovis

Water Park Jobs Available In Clovis

Wild Water Adventure Park in Clovis is looking to hire about 300 people for the summer season.

The water park will be holding a job fair this weekend at the Sierra Vista Mall, near the Kohl's Department Store.

Applications will be accepted:

-Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-Sunday, March 25, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Employment opportunities include: lifeguards, food service personnel and other park positions.

New employees will begin working after May 27th.

Managers ask that you take along a completed application to the job fair. You can download an application by visiting www.wildwater.net.

For more information, contact Wild Water Adventure Park at (559) 299-9453.

Car Crashes Into Clovis Fire Hydrant; 2 Hurt

Car Crashes Into Clovis Fire Hydrant; 2 Hurt

Two people were taken to the hospital after their car slammed into a fire hydrant and a tree in Clovis.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Friday in the area of Barstow and Karen.

Clovis Police say the driver and passenger were trapped in the car. Officers say they were able to quickly pull the driver out of the car, but it took them more than an hour to free the passenger.

It's not known how they are doing.

Barstow Avenue was closed between Peach and Sylmar until about 9 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

Clovis Boy Scouts Ripped Off; 1 Arrested

Clovis Boy Scouts Ripped Off; 1 Arrested

A man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Boy Scouts turned himself in to Clovis Police Friday morning.

53-year-old Kevin Niederfrank, of Fresno, was arrested on suspicion of embezzling $73,000 from Boy Scout Troop 257, police spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee said.

Niederfrank served as treasurer of the organization from January 2010 through January 2012.

Police say they began to look into the case in February 2012 after members of the troop's board were notified by their bank that there were insufficient funds in the Boy Scouts' account.

Witnesses told police they believe a "gambling problem" led to the crime, Stoll-Lee said.

The troop's new treasurer says the Boy Scouts got all the money back.

Detectives have submitted the case to the District Attorney's Office.

More Than A Massage? 3 Arrested In Prostitution Investigation

More Than A Massage? 3 Arrested In Prostitution Investigation

Three women were arrested and three massage parlors were shut down after a prostitution investigation in Clovis Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Clovis Police inspected Oriental Wellness Garden, Lanna Thai Spa and China Massage after receiving complaints about possible prostitution taking place at the businesses, Cpl. Vincent Weibert said.

As a result of the investigation, all three locations were served with notices of suspension and had their permits revoked, Weibert said.

45-year-old Wang Ying, of Clovis, 42-year-old Janel Hoover, of Corcoran, and 50-year-old Xia Feng Liu, of San Gabriel, were arrested and booked at the Clovis Police Department on charges of prostitution.

Stay with KMPH News and KMPH.com as we continue to follow this story.

South Valley Seniors Heartbroken Over Lost Dog; Reward Offered

South Valley Seniors Heartbroken Over Lost Dog; Reward Offered

Seniors at the Hanford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are holding out hope you can help them find their faithful friend.

"Abby" is a Shih Tzu, who helps brighten their days.

But, someone took "Abby" from the facility on March 3rd or 4th, and her friends are now heartbroken.

She was taken from the area of Grangeville and Green Street in Hanford.

There is a reward in this case, no questions asked.

"Hanford Nursing just wants Abby returned," said Rosalinda Verde, Activities Director at the facility.

If you have any information, you can call (559) 582-2871, or return "Abby" to 1007 West Lacey Boulevard in Hanford.