Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting & Holding Family Members Hostage

Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting & Holding Family Members Hostage

CORCORAN, CA (KMJ) – This morning at 11:40 AM, Corcoran Officers and the Hanford Parole unit attempted to contact Joseph Morales at a residence in the 1900 block of Josephine Avenue. Upon arrival, Morales refused to come to the door and officers heard a woman screaming inside the house. She was able to escape through a…MORE

Attorney Gen. Becerra Files Lawsuit Against Feds to Stop Fracking in California

Attorney Gen. Becerra Files Lawsuit Against Feds to Stop Fracking in California

  SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Bureau of Land Management to stop fracking in California. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra wants to block plans to open more than a million acres of public land to oil and gas drilling, including the practice of fracking. He says it’s a…MORE

Pothole Repairs In Madera County Next Week

Pothole Repairs In Madera County Next Week

MADERA COUNTY,CA (KMJ) – You can expect travel delays in Madera County next week as Caltrans is scheduled to repair several pot holes on northbound SR 99. Both Wednesday and Thursday between 8 AM and 2 PM, you can expect intermittent lane reductions on Highway 99 at State Route 152 and possibly on Thursday the…MORE

Man Arrested After Chase And Crash In Visalia

Man Arrested After Chase And Crash In Visalia

Photo Courtesy OF KMPH FOX 26    VISALIA, Calif. (KMJ) — 34-year-old Kenneth Ray Johnson was arrested Friday morning after police say he led them on a chase that ended in a crash. Visalia police officers in an unmarked vehicle say they saw Johnson and another man that looked like they were casing out the Grace…MORE

Parole Denied For Man Found Guilty Of 1994 Visalia Sexual Assault

VISALIA, Calif. (KMJ) — Parole has been denied for 68-year-old William Irvin for the 1994 sexual assault of a Visalia woman. Irvin was convicted of breaking into the woman’s home after her husband left for work. The woman was in the shower with her 3-year-old son while her infant was asleep in her crib. The woman…MORE

Inmate Kills Convicted Child Molester During Attack: California State Prison Officials

Inmate Kills Convicted Child Molester During Attack: California State Prison Officials

    KINGS COUNTY, CA. (KMJ) — An inmate attacked two other inmates, killing a convicted child molester, California State Prison officials say. It happened Thursday around 2:30 p.m. at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran (SATF). According to prison officials, inmate Jonathan Watson, 41, attacked two inmates with a…MORE

Arrest Made in October Murder of Madera County Teen

Arrest Made in October Murder of Madera County Teen

(KMJ) –  The Madera County Sheriff’s Office makes an arrest in the October murder of a 16-year old girl. On October 22, 2019 shortly before 10:30 a.m., the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a possible dead body at a rural agricultural property in the southern part of Madera County. That body was…MORE

25 Arrested in Massive Gang Crackdown “Operation Stray Bullet” in Tulare County

25 Arrested in Massive Gang Crackdown “Operation Stray Bullet” in Tulare County

      TULARE COUNTY, CA (KMJ) — A violent gang is dismantled in the South Valley. Over five months “Operation Stray bullet” targeted a gang terrorizing Tulare County with robberies, drug sales, home invasions, plans for murder in Visalia, Cutler and Orosi areas. 300 law officers involved in the multi-agency operation, ended it by…MORE