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Tulare Co. Deputies Bust Suspected Serial Burglars

Tulare Co. Deputies Bust Suspected Serial Burglars

FRESNO, CA (KMJ)  Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man and woman suspected in more than a dozen recent burglaries. Saira Howell, 35, of Visalia was arrested on Tuesday after a high speed pursuit with deputies near Springville.  Her alleged partner, Lyle Martin, 34, of Visalia was also nabbed.   Investigators say Martin and…MORE

Fresno Mayor Presents 2018 State Of The City Address

Fresno Mayor Presents 2018 State Of The City Address

[Photo: Mayor Lee Brand] FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand addressed a crowd of nearly nine hundred attendees, including elected officials, business and community leaders during Wednesday’s State of the City luncheon held in Downtown Fresno. The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, was the second State of the City address for…MORE

Man Accused of Assaulting, Robbing Woman Caught in Downtown Fresno

Man Accused of Assaulting, Robbing Woman Caught in Downtown Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A man accused of physically assaulting and robbing a woman was busted in southeast Fresno Wednesday morning. 24-year-old David Ortiz is suspected of punching the woman in the face as she was leaving the gym near Kings Canyon and Flower. Ortiz allegedly knocked her to the ground, stole her purse and…MORE

Carlton Jones Ousted As Tulare’s Mayor Following “Ag Causes Asthma” Post

Carlton Jones Ousted As Tulare’s Mayor Following “Ag Causes Asthma” Post

TULARE (KMJ) — Tulare’s City Council has voted in a new mayor, following posts the previous one made on social media appearing to criticize the ag industry. In May, Carlton Jones wrote on Facebook that “ag strips the natural resources and contaminates our ground water and air.” At the time, he said it was one…MORE

Madera County Sheriff’s Office Warning About Phone Scam

Madera County Sheriff’s Office Warning About Phone Scam

   FRESNO CA (KMJ) – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is sending out a warning about a phone scam. It says a man, pretending to be a Sheriff’s Sergeant, has been making phone calls to people in the county regarding outstanding warrants. According to information given to the Sheriff’s Office, the man identifies himself as…MORE

Alleged Porch Pirate Wanted By Two Valley Police Departments

Alleged Porch Pirate Wanted By Two Valley Police Departments

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A man is wanted by two valley police departments for stealing from a porch and getting away in a stolen pick-up truck. Just after 10:00 am, June 11th, Fresno Police says that a homeowner told them that a man stole almost $600.00 worth of property from her porch. These items…MORE

Quake Felt Near Yosemite Lakes

Quake Felt Near Yosemite Lakes

[Photo; USGS] FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A small earthquake was felt around 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday in the area of Yosemite Lakes. The magnitude 2.7 quake was recorded at a depth of 5.7 miles. People in the area are reporting hearing a boom and windows rattling. There are reports from Oakhurst, Ahwanee, Yosemite Lakes Park,…MORE

Cal Fire Suspends Burning In Three Counties As Warmer Temperatures Arrive

Cal Fire Suspends Burning In Three Counties As Warmer Temperatures Arrive

MADERA (KMJ) — Residential burning in Mariposa, Madera, and Merced Counties has been banned by Cal Fire, as the threat of wildfires continues in Central California. Officials said the move this week comes alongside warmer conditions and the abundance of dry grass. Locals who need to dispose of yard waste, such as leaves and branches,…MORE

Gov. Candidate Cox Seeks Repeal of Gas & Car Tax

Gov. Candidate Cox Seeks Repeal of Gas & Car Tax

[Photo: John CoxFacebook] FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – California Gubernatorial candidate John Cox promotes an effort to repeal California’s gas and car tax. The gas tax has been a platform for the Republican candidate, and Cox, who is Chairman of the repeal campaign says its an unnecessary financial hardship. “For the last 14 months, I have…MORE