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Surveillance Video Released of Baby Abandoned on Madera Road

Surveillance Video Released of Baby Abandoned on Madera Road

MADERA, Calif. (KMJ) — There are new developments in the search for the woman accused of abandoning her hours-old baby, near the Madera Ranchos early Monday morning. The Sheriff’s Department has released surveillance video of the crime. The mother is described as a Hispanic woman in her early 20s, with a slender build, and dark hair.…MORE

FUSD Board Member Slatic & 15 Year-old Student Will Not Face Charges: DA’s Office

FUSD Board Member Slatic & 15 Year-old Student Will Not Face Charges: DA’s Office

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno Unified School Board Member Terrence Slatic and a 15-Year-old Bullard High School student will not be facing any criminal charges, after an altercation on campus. The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office made the announcement in a press release on Friday, Feb. 15, that it will not being filing charges…MORE

Highway 99 HSR Realignment “Will Be A Significant Improvement”

Highway 99 HSR Realignment “Will Be A Significant Improvement”

FRESNO (KMJ) — The ribbon has been cut on a realigned Fresno section of Highway 99. The $290m project moved the road approximately 100 feet to the west to create room for high speed rail. Construction started on the section of road between Clinton and Ashlan at the end of 2015. The realignment work also…MORE

California Will “Take Action” Against President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

California Will “Take Action” Against President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announce they intend to take action – including suing over President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Speaking Friday morning at the California State Capitol, Gov. Gavin Newsom said President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the U.S. border with Mexico is not a…MORE

Fresno’s “Purveyor to Gentlemen” Patrick James has Died

Fresno’s “Purveyor to Gentlemen” Patrick James has Died

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The man behind the store Patrick James in Fresno’s Fig Garden Village has died. Patrick James Mon Pere passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 11, 2019. Mon Pere was born in Fresno in 1931, he later graduated from Fresno High School and went on to military service in…MORE

Newsom’s AB-73 Brings Wildfire Relief to Impacted Communities

Newsom’s AB-73 Brings Wildfire Relief to Impacted Communities

  PARADISE, CA (KMJ) – Governor Gavin Newsom visited Paradise to help communities that were impacted by wildfires. The Governor signed Assembly Bill 73 to provide emergency funding to local governments rocked by recent deadly California wildfires.   This is the second bill Newsom is signing as the state’s new governor, to back-fill local property…MORE

Report: 2018 Worst Year for Media Since 2009

Report: 2018 Worst Year for Media Since 2009

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — 2018 was the worst year since the Great Recession for media companies in the U.S. According to new figures from Challenger, Gray and Christmas, media companies planned to cut nearly 15,500 jobs. Nearly 12,000 of those were in news organizations.   Job cuts in the industry were up 281 percent from 2017.…MORE

Judge Critical of PG&E’s Wildfire Role Demands More Answers

Judge Critical of PG&E’s Wildfire Role Demands More Answers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A U.S. judge who has berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for its role in California wildfires is demanding more answers from the utility. In a court filing Thursday, Judge William Alsup asked PG&E if it was in compliance with a state law requiring it to clear vegetation around electric lines…MORE

Newsom Wants Users to Profit from Online Data

Newsom Wants Users to Profit from Online Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state’s consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make off the personal data they collect. The new governor provided no details about the so-called data dividend that he mentioned in his State of the State address Tuesday. The Democrat…MORE