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Emotional Testimony From Widow Helps ‘Gavin’s Law’ Pass Through Committee

March 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A bill looking to strengthen penalties for hit and run drivers cleared an important hurdle Tuesday. Assembly Bill 582, also known as Gavin’s Law, would close a loophole that incentivizes some people to leave the scene of a crash.

Lawmakers discuss bill for hit-and-run driver penalties

March 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO (KRON) - A bill that would beef up the penalties for drivers of serious hit and run crashes is gaining traction the State Capitol.

Words from the heart help sway lawmakers to take closer look at 'Gavin's Law'

March 19, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- When Susan Gladding took to the stand to honor her late husband's memory she knew it would be an uphill battle. 

5 Things To Know Before You Go

March 19, 2019

The family of Clovis Unified Vice Principal, Gavin Gladding, will be in Sacramento today advocating for new legislation in his name. 

Gladding’s Powerful Testimony Changes Minds in Assembly

March 19, 2019

Gavin’s Law was headed for failure in the Democratically-controlled Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

March 19, 2019

Sacramento - A bill that would beef up the penalties for drivers of a serious hit and run crashes is gaining traction in the State Capitol.

Gavin's Law Closer To Becoming Law

March 19, 2019

A bill looking to strengthen penalties for hit and run drivers cleared an important hurdle Tuesday.

Emotional Testimony From Widow Helps ‘Gavin’s Law’ Pass Through Committee

March 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A bill looking to strengthen penalties for hit and run drivers cleared an important hurdle Tuesday. Assembly Bill 582, also known as Gavin’s Law, would close a loophole that incentivizes some people to leave the scene of a crash.

Passenger during hit and run crash that killed Gavin Gladding pleads no contest to felony charge

March 19, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The passenger during the hit and run crash that killed Clovis Unified vice principal Gavin Gladding has pleaded no contest to the felony count against her. 

Hearing On Gavin's Law

March 18, 2019

A bill looking to strengthen penalties for hit and run drivers cleared an important hurdle Tuesday.

Will Gavin’s Law, Honoring Killed Educator, Clear First Hurdle?

March 18, 2019

Hundreds of family and friends of a Clovis Unified educator killed in a hit-and-run accident gathered at a Fresno park on Friday asking Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) one thing: Bring home justice for their beloved Gavin Gladding.

How would Gavin's Law have affected drivers in past hit-and-run crashes?

March 15, 2019

Under the current statute, California Vehicle Code Section 20001, the maximum penalty for a hit-and-run where someone was hurt or killed is four years in prison, and/or a fine of between one thousand to ten thousand dollars.

Gavin's Law draws crowds of supporters, wanting harsher penalties for hit-and-runs

March 15, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. - The death of beloved Clovis vice principal Gavin Gladding is now the driving force behind proposed California policy change.

Gavin's Law: New proposed bill for tougher hit-and-run penalties

February 22, 2019

The grief of Gavin Gladding's death is still fresh for his parents Gary and Rita Gladding.

Gavin's Law: Bill introduced in honor of beloved Clovis hit-and-run victim

February 22, 2019

A proposed bill called Gavin's Law was introduced to the State Assembly on Friday. Gavin Gladding's family believes the current hit-and-run statute lacks teeth.

Proposed 'Gavin's Law' Aims To Increase Penalties For Hit and Run Drivers

February 22, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. -- A proposed bill to increase penalties for hit and run drivers is about to go through the hearing process.

Fresno teen sentenced to three years in prison in hit-and-run killing of Clovis educator

November 26, 2018

A Fresno teen was sentenced to three years in prison Monday morning for the hit-and-run killing of a Clovis Unified vice principal.

Plea deal reached for man charged as accessory in fatal hit-and-run of Clovis educator Gavin Gladding

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Flanked by his defense attorney, Moises Valdez Guerrero wore a dark colored suit on Wednesday as he agreed to a plea bargain for his involvement in the cover up of a deadly hit-and-run crash that took the life of a popular Clovis educator.

Susan Gladding’s emotional statement to the court during sentencing of husband’s killer

 November 27, 2018

Susan Gladding, wife of Gavin Gladding, speaks to the court during the sentencing hearing of Rogelio Alvarez Maravilla on Monday morning. Alvarez Maravilla was sentenced to three years in prison for the hit-and-run killing. Video by: John Walker

Family of hit-and-run victim calls for stiffer penalties

Thursday, November 29, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The brief prison sentence Rogelio Alvarez Maraville received for killing Gavin Gladding in a hit-and-run accident is seen by Gladding's mother, Rita, as an offense to his memory.

Uncovered documents connect several people to deadly Gavin Gladding hit-and-run

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Action News has unearthed search warrants connecting several people to the cover-up after the hit-and-run collision that killed popular Clovis Unified vice principal Gavin Gladding.

‘No remorse or apology.’ Details of beer pong and coverups in Clovis educator’s death

November 20, 2018

Rogelio Alvarez Maravilla went to a party where attendees were playing beer pong before he ran over Clovis Unified administrator Gavin Gladding in a hit-and-run fatal collision in September, according to a Fresno Superior Court document released this week.

'The life we dreamed of...was turned upside down:' widow of Clovis educator during sentencing of 18-year old hit and run driver

Monday, November 26, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The grief is still new and life without Gavin is still an adjustment. His widow's entire life plans were destroyed that September morning. And she's now trying to cope with raising two young kids without the man who they all adored.

CHP announces that it has arrested teen suspected of hit and run that killed Clovis Unified Vice Principal Gavin Gladding

Friday, September 21, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Highway Patrol has arrested the suspect who is suspected of hitting and killing Clovis Unified Vice Principal Gavin Gladding. Rogelio Alvarez, 18, was arrested Friday night and is accused of vehicular manslaughter, hit and run, and driving without a license.

Driver suspected in hit-and-run death of Clovis administrator arrested. He has no license

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

The driver suspected of killing a popular Clovis Unified administrator was arrested Friday by the California Highway Patrol.

Suspect accused of hit and run death of Vice Principal Gavin Gladding released after posting bail

September 22, 2018

Fresno Calif. - Suspect accused of the hit and run accident that killed Fort Washington Elementary School Vice Principal Gavin Gladding released from jail after posting bail. The Fresno Sheriff’s said the suspect identified as 18-year old Rogelio Alvarez posted bond and released just after 10:00 am on Saturday. His bail was set at $6,100.

Broken windshield, mirror replaced after collision that killed Clovis vice principal

OCTOBER 09, 2018 

Rogelio Alvarez Maravilla, who’s accused of killing Clovis Unified vice principal Gavin Gladding on Friant Road, has admitted to being the driver in the fatal hit-and-run collision last month, newly released Fresno Superior Court documents say.

Court documents reveal truck in deadly hit and run had been repaired before suspect turned himself in

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Action News has obtained court documents revealing the truck involved in the hit and run crash that killed Gavin Gladding a Clovis Unified Vice Principal had been repaired before the suspect turned himself into the California Highway Patrol.

18-year-old pleads no contest to hit-and-run that killed Gavin Gladding

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Rogelio Alvarez-Maravilla, the driver who is accused of the hit-and-run that killed vice principal Gavin Gladding, has pleaded no contest to all the charges against him.

Family, friends gather for final farewell to Gavin Gladding

Monday, September 24, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Members of the Clovis Unified community joined family and friends to say goodbye to a man who touched so many lives.

Clovis West, Community Raises Money For Gladding Family With A White-Out

September 28, 2018

CLOVIS, Ca - Clovis, CA - A white-out to raise money for the Gladding family. About 600 shirts were sold prior to Friday's game at $10 apiece and that's across Clovis Unified. During the game it was very evident that many students and teachers are still trying to cope with the tragic hit and run death of Gavin Gladding.

Reward now over $20,000 for tips leading to arrest of driver who hit and killed Clovis Unified Vice Principal

Thursday, September 20, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The reward has increased for tips leading to the arrest of the driver of a truck that hit and killed a beloved Clovis Unified Vice Principal.

Memorial grows for educator killed in hit and run

September 17, 2018

Fresno - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly hit and run. The accident happened around 6 a.m., Sunday.

Family joins CHP asking people for help in finding suspect who hit and killed Clovis Unified Vice Principal

Friday, September 21, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Notes and flowers carry on Gavin Gladding's legacy at the intersection of Friant and Old Friant Road. His students have been vocal about finding the driver that abandoned their vice principal on the side of the road. On Friday, his grief-stricken family joined in the chorus of voices for truth.

Authorities continue to search for hit-and-run driver who killed beloved Clovis Unified Vice Principal

Monday, September 17, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. -- A community left shocked and heartbroken following the death of Gavin Gladding killed early Sunday morning in a hit and run while jogging near Friant and Old Friant road.

Crime Stoppers reward jumps to $7,200 in Gavin Gladding hit-and-run case

September 19, 2018 

FRESNO COUNTY, California - The Crime Stoppers reward in the case of a Clovis Unified vice principal who was killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend has been raised to $7,200

Runners pay tribute to Fort Washington administrator in Gavin Gladding Mile

November 04, 2018 

An estimated 400 participants joined the final mile of the Two Cities Marathon and Half to honor Fort Washington Elementary School administrator Gavin Gladding who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while training for the marathon.

Fort Washington Elementary vice principal killed by hit-and-run driver

September 17, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. - The community of Fort Washington Elementary School is grieving, following the death of the school's vice principal, 43-year old Gavin Gladding. The California Highway Patrol said Gladding was jogging on Friant Road around 6pm on Sunday morning, when the driver of a pick-up truck hit him and drove off. Investigators continue the hunt for that driver.

Well known Clovis Unified administrator Gavin Gladding killed

 September 16, 2018

CLOVIS, California - Well known Clovis Unified administrator Gavin Gladding was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday.

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