UPDATE: A worker has been confirmed dead in a lion attack at the Sierra Cat Haven in Dunlap. The lion has been shot by officers, according to reports. Original: A person has been seriously injuredMore >>
A 26-year-old woman who was interning at the Project Survival Cat Haven in Dunlap was mauled to death by a lion Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.More >>
FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -
The Fresno County Coroner on Thursday is expected to perform an autopsy on an intern who was killed after a lion at the endangered cat haven attacked her.
Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies spent the night and early Thursday morning sorting through the scene where 24-year-old Dianna Hanson, a volunteer intern from Lynnwood, Wash., was attacked and killed by a 4-year-old male African lion at Project Survival Cat Haven in Dunlap, about 40 miles east of Fresno.
Hanson's father, Paul, says he takes some comfort knowing his daughter, who he says started the internship in January, died doing something she loved.
"This is her dream come true working as an intern. Even though it was unpaid, she lived on the premises. They had a little trailer there that the interns lived in and she just loved. This was her dream come true, working with big cats all day long, nothing but big cats," he said.
With less than 2 weeks to go until the special election that will decide on who will pick up your trash, a private company or a Fresno city employee. Those for and against Fresno's Measure G attendedMore >>
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Those for and against Fresno's Measure G attended a special round table discussion at our KMPH News studios.More >>
Four gang members were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a shootout with Fresno police. Two undercover officers approached four men around 4 p.m. 3rd Street and Ventura Avenue. Officers say one ofMore >>
Four gang members were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a shootout with Fresno police.More >>