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Scumbag Alert: Thieves Steal Sick Kids' Equipment

Scumbag Alert: Thieves Steal Sick Kids' Equipment

Children's Hospital Central California is asking for the public's help in locating several items that were stolen from its Adaptive Sports Program.

According to a hospital news release, thieves broke into a Clovis storage unit over the weekend and took:

• 6 life jackets
• ski ropes
• 6-person tent
• camping tables
• modified wakeboard

The Adaptive Sports Program is designed to give sick kids the ability to come together and interact with one another. Hospital officials say the program is free and is the only one of its kind in the Central Valley.

"This is a discouraging setback after working so hard to build up the program," said Dr. Jennifer Crocker, medical director of Children's pediatric rehabilitation center and director of the Adaptive Sports Program. "The children we serve through this program are already at a disadvantage and it's terrible that they are being taken advantage of in this way."

Stabbing Death In Clovis; 1 Arrested

Stabbing Death In Clovis; 1 Arrested

Clovis Police believe a man killed his friend after an argument about his girlfriend.

22-year-old Casildo Varbarin is under arrest, accused of stabbing another man to death inside a unit at the Ashtree Apartments near Willow and Ashlan.

The body of 34-year-old Adhjahn Thirakoune was discovered Friday night, but police believe he had been dead for at least a day.

Police say Varbarin then tried to take his own life. He was taken to the hospital then booked into the Fresno County Jail on a murder charge.

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

Suspicious Death In Clovis

Suspicious Death In Clovis

Clovis Police say they are investigating a suspicious death after a man's body was found inside an apartment Friday evening.

Police say they received a call around 6 p.m. from someone at CRMC asking them to check on a man at the Ashtree Apartments near Willow and Ashlan.

Officers went to the apartment and had a manager open the door. That's when police say they found a man dead inside the unit.

They decided to leave the apartment and get a search warrant to be able to go back inside and collect evidence.

"That's why they're getting the warrant right now. When that warrant is signed and officers are able to go in and examine what is actually in that apartment. They're standing by," said police spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee.

"It's a safe, quiet neighborhood. It's a quiet apartment complex. It's a surprise to everybody. Nothing like this has ever happened ever since I've been here," said Michael Castillo, a resident of the complex.

Smile! You're On Camera Using A Stolen Computer

Smile! You're On Camera Using A Stolen Computer

Take a good look at this story and see if you can recognize any of these people. If so, Clovis Police would like to hear from you.

These pictures were captured using anti-theft software installed on Christina Hauff's computer.

She activated it after someone stole her laptop Wednesday night.

Christina Hauff says, "The anti-theft program will actually activate and show what's happening on the computer at the time and take random pictures of the screen, of the desktop, of where they are rooming on the web."

Christina says the group has downloaded music, searched the web, and possibly placed this ad on Craigslist, asking for a new Snow Leopard disc to reinstall on a Mac. It was put up the next day.

The anti-theft program is now connected to a Clovis police detective's email, so whenever there is activity, images are sent both to Christina and police.

She just wants it back.

Looking For Work? Fresno Grizzlies Holding Job Fair

Looking For Work? Fresno Grizzlies Holding Job Fair

The Fresno Grizzlies will hold their annual job fair next month.

The baseball organization is looking to fill more than 400 seasonal positions.

Employment opportunities include: ticket takers, ushers, concessions, security, team store, bat boys and many more.

The job fair will take place:

Saturday, February 4
10 a.m. -- 12 p.m.
Chukchansi Park in Downtown Fresno

The Grizzlies are looking to hire fun, energetic and dependable people.

Job seekers are asked to have their application completed before arriving at the job fair.

You can download an application by clicking on the links below:

Fresno Grizzlies Application


Ovations Food Services Application (concessions and catering staff)

Bail Denied For Clovis Teacher Accused Of Molestation

Bail Denied For Clovis Teacher Accused Of Molestation

A Clovis school teacher accused of molesting a student in his classroom remains behind bars.

During a brief hearing Thursday, 43-year-old Neng Yang asked a federal judge if he could get out of jail on bail.

The judge denied Yang's request.

Yang taught second grade at Freedom Elementary in Clovis. He's accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl and having sexually-explicit pictures of animals on his school-issued computer.

Yang also faces state charges in the case. He has pleaded not guilty.

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

Suspected Bank Robber Arrested In Clovis

Suspected Bank Robber Arrested In Clovis

Clovis Police say they have arrested a man suspected of robbing the Bank of the West on Shaw Avenue Wednesday morning.

38-year-old Michael Zavala was taken into custody at an apartment complex on West Bullard Avenue, near Minnewawa Avenue, in Clovis Wednesday night.

Following up on a tip, detectives went to the apartment complex and detained a man who threw away a bag of clothes, matching a description of what the bank robber was wearing, police spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee said.

Police say they arrested Zavala after he returned to the apartment.

Officers served a search warrant at Zavala's apartment and found some of the money from the robbery, Stoll-Lee said.

Zavala was booked into jail on suspicion of robbery. His bail has been set at $135,000.