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Fresno Man Sentenced 401 Years to Life for Rape, Kidnapping and Child Molestation

Fresno Man Sentenced 401 Years to Life for Rape, Kidnapping and Child Molestation

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ) – A 39-year-old man has been sentenced 401 years to life in prison for several violent sex crimes. A judge in Tulare County Superior Court sentenced Macario Cerda on Jan. 17. Back on Dec. 4, a jury found Cerda guilty on three counts of forcible rape, one count of kidnapping to commit…MORE

City of Fresno Announces New Director of Transportation

City of Fresno Announces New Director of Transportation

  FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan today announced that Gregory Barfield has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Transportation, effective Monday. Mr. Barfield was the interim director since August of 2018 and served as Assistant Director of Transportation for over two years, where he was…MORE

Man Accused of Sexual Assault After 15-Year-Old Gives Birth

Man Accused of Sexual Assault After 15-Year-Old Gives Birth

  KINGS COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ) – A 31-year-old man is being accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, deputies say. On Dec. 17, Kings County deputies went to a local hospital regarding a 15-year-old girl who gave birth. Due to the girl’s age, the hospital called law enforcement, deputies say. The Sheriff’s Office says the…MORE

No Tuition Rises For CSU Following Newsom’s “Visionary Budget”

No Tuition Rises For CSU Following Newsom’s “Visionary Budget”

LONG BEACH (KMJ) — The Chancellor of the California State University has promised no tuition fee increases in the system’s upcoming budget. It follows the announcement earlier this month that Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 budget proposal includes an approximately $300 million increase for the CSU system. “In response to his visionary budget, I will not…MORE

Oscars 2019: See Who’s Nominated

Oscars 2019: See Who’s Nominated

By The Associated Press The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards: Best picture: Black Panther,” `’BlacKkKlansman,” `’Bohemian Rhapsody,” `’The Favourite,” `’Green Book,” `’Roma,” `’A Star Is Born,” `’Vice.” Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”; Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”; Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”; Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”; Adam McKay, “Vice.” Best actor: Christian Bale, “Vice”;…MORE

Video Released of Dramatic Rescue Operation in Yosemite

Video Released of Dramatic Rescue Operation in Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The CHP has released video of a dramatic rescue operation in Yosemite. A pair of British hikers in their 20s were rescued around 7:00 Wednesday morning, from the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking Yosemite Valley. They were described by officials as “uninjured” and being “cold and wet.”  MORE

Martin Luther King’s Legacy Celebrated In Downtown Fresno

Martin Luther King’s Legacy Celebrated In Downtown Fresno

FRESNO (KMJ/KMPH) — The life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was remembered in Downtown Fresno as hundreds gathered to honor him on the day dedicated to his work. The march in Downtown Fresno Monday morning started outside St. John’s Cathedral, passed by Fresno City Hall, and ended outside the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.…MORE