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Fewer People Are Victims of Gun Crime in Fresno: FPD

Fewer People Are Victims of Gun Crime in Fresno: FPD

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fewer people are victims of gun crime in Fresno. Except for aggravated assaults which rose 6%, the Fresno Police Department is seeing reductions in violent crime, year-to-date; a 36% drop in homicide, an 18% drop in rape, and a 3% drop in robbery. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said 18…MORE

Third Fire In Six Months For One Vacant Fresno Home

Third Fire In Six Months For One Vacant Fresno Home

FRESNO (KMJ) — An investigation is underway after a fire in a Central Fresno vacant home, the third one in that property in six months. This most recent call out came around 7am Wednesday, sending Fresno Fire to the structure near Olive Avenue and First Street. Crews arrived to find multiple fires inside, and locals…MORE

PG&E Sued Over Deadly ‘Camp Fire’

PG&E Sued Over Deadly ‘Camp Fire’

FRESNO, CA (KMJ)  A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Butte County residents who lost their homes in the deadly Camp Fire. The suit filed Tuesday in San Francisco charges that equipment from Pacific Gas and Electric ignited the blaze.  However, CalFIRE has yet to officially list the cause of the blaze that’s claimed dozens of…MORE

Newcomer Harder Defeats Incumbent Rep. Denham

Newcomer Harder Defeats Incumbent Rep. Denham

(AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California. Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham’s vote against the Affordable Care Act, while arguing that he would push for universal…MORE

Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner Staff Assists Camp Fire Recovery Efforts in Butte County

Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner Staff Assists Camp Fire Recovery Efforts in Butte County

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Staff from the Fresno County Sheriff -Coroner’s Office has been helping with recovery efforts on the Camp Fire. California’s deadliest wildfire, the Camp Fire is more than 125,000 acres and has claimed the lives of 42 people. The death toll is almost certain to rise as rescue and recovery workers sift…MORE

Fresno State Professor Develops Technology That Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

Fresno State Professor Develops Technology That Could Help People With Parkinson’s Disease

  FRESNO, (KMJ) – A professor at Fresno State has developed technology that could help people with Parkinson’s Disease. Fresno State mechanical engineering professor Dr. The “Leo” Nguyen and a graduate student are in the final stages of developing the Tremelo tremor-suppression device. The device uses the principle of energy absorption — normally found to…MORE

United Airlines Increasing Service from Fresno to Chicago

United Airlines Increasing Service from Fresno to Chicago

    FRESNO, (KMJ) – United Airlines will be increasing service from Fresno to Chicago. The first direct flights from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport over the summer were so popular that the airline will be ramping-up the service in 2019. United plans to resume the direct flights earlier, said Kevin Meikle, Fresno’s…MORE

Honor Flight Wants More Vietnam Veterans To Fly To D.C.

Honor Flight Wants More Vietnam Veterans To Fly To D.C.

FRESNO (KMJ) — The Central Valley Honor Flight has put out the call to encourage more local Vietnam veterans to take part in future trips to Washington D.C., but organizers fear that convincing them will be a struggle. The regular journey from Fresno to the East Coast is funded by donations, and those who served…MORE

Retired Fresno Police Captain Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Retired Fresno Police Captain Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Fresno police were called to a home on Moody and Fuller Streets, near Woodward Park, around 11:30 Monday morning, where a woman said her husband was trying to kill himself, and was armed with a knife. When police arrived, the man charged at them with the weapon. Chief Jerry Dyer said he…MORE