Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

Ferguson Fire Now Largest Blaze Burning in California

Ferguson Fire Now Largest Blaze Burning in California

(photo courtesy:  U.S. Forest Service) (KMJ) – The Ferguson fire, burning in Mariposa County’s Merced River Canyon, is now the largest, active wild fire in California.  The blaze has torched over 17,000 acres and continues to burn in steep, rugged terrain. This fire continues to cause smoke health advisories for most of the Central Valley…MORE

Charges Filed in Tower District Tattoo Shop Murders

Charges Filed in Tower District Tattoo Shop Murders

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Charges have just been filed against the man accused in the Tower District tattoo shop murders. The Fresno County DA’s Office says 27-year-old Cruz Hinojosa has been charged for the Saturday night killings — which claimed the lives of Pisa Xayapheth and Jesse Hernandez — as well as the attempted murder of…MORE

5 People Killed, Including 2 Children, in Deadly Big Rig Accidents On I-5

5 People Killed, Including 2 Children, in Deadly Big Rig Accidents On I-5

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Five people were killed, including two Children, in deadly accidents on I-5. Just after 2:00a.m. a man and two girls were killed in a crash near Los Banos Tuesday morning on Interstate 5 at Taglio Road.. Original reports incorrectly stated the the driver killed was a female. According to the California…MORE

Woman Pulled From Canal In Central Fresno

Woman Pulled From Canal In Central Fresno

[Photo: FOX26] FRESNO, CA (KMJ – A woman is now at a Fresno-area hospital after she was pulled from a Central Fresno canal Tuesday morning. Police received reports around 9 a.m. of a woman, floating face-down in the water near Blackstone and Shields. Firefighters and EMT’s arrived, and pulled her out of the canal in…MORE

Community Meeting Planned To Discuss Ferguson Fire

Community Meeting Planned To Discuss Ferguson Fire

(KMJ) – Cal Fire, The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Forest Service will hold a community meeting Tuesday Night to discuss the battle against the Ferguson Fire.  Here are the details: FERGUSON FIRE COMMUNITY MEETING WHAT: The Unified Commanders, CAL FIRE, US Forest Service and Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting a…MORE

Valley Heat Prompts Fresno to Open Cooling Centers

Valley Heat Prompts Fresno to Open Cooling Centers

(KMJ) –  With Tuesday temperatures forecast to hit 105 degrees or hotter, the City of Fresno says it will open its cooling centers to provide relief from the heat. At noon, the City will activate the following four Cooling Centers and will remain open until 8:00 p.m: Ted C. Wills Community Center — 770 N. San Pablo Frank H.…MORE

Procession Held For Fallen Cal Fire Fighter

Procession Held For Fallen Cal Fire Fighter

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The body of Cal-Fire’S HFEO Braden Varney, killed Saturday fighting the Ferguson Fire, has been recovered. Mariposa – Cal Fire had the assistance of California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 5 to make the recovery of the CAL FIRE Heavy Fire Equipment Operator (HFEO). The next phase was the escort…MORE

Lockdown At The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Lifted

Lockdown At The Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Lifted

[Photo: FOX26] FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A lockdown was in place Monday morning at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, but later lifted. A father and son got into fight around 11:00 a.m. Monday. The father said the 22-year-old son grabbed a shotgun and left the house. The father called police and told them what happened, and also…MORE