Category Archives: Local News

Alleged Golden State Killer To Face Trial In Sacramento

Alleged Golden State Killer To Face Trial In Sacramento

SANTA ANA (KMJ) — Prosecutors from six different California jurisdictions have decided where Joseph James Deangelo will go to trial. The man alleged to be the Golden State Killer is facing 13 counts of murder and 13 counts of kidnapping to commit robbery. All charges against the 72 year old will be heard in Sacramento.…MORE

Calif. Moves Closer to Eliminating Bail System

Calif. Moves Closer to Eliminating Bail System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/KMJ) – The California Assembly has narrowly passed a bill to make California the first state to completely eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial and replace it with a risk-assessment system. The bill, SB 10 authored by state Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), passed Monday with no votes to spare and over concerns…MORE

New Law Bans Male Guard Pat Downs of Female Inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Male prison guards will be prohibited from pat-down searching incarcerated women and viewing them while they are not fully dressed under a new law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown announced he signed the bill Monday. It will take effect in 2019. The bill bans male guards from entering areas…MORE

Bomb Threat At Fresno VA Hospital A Hoax

Bomb Threat At Fresno VA Hospital A Hoax

  [Photo: FOX 26]   Fresno, CA (KMJ) – A suspicious package found at the Fresno VA turns out to be a hoax. The Fresno Police Department’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team was called to the Veteran’s Hospital on Monday afternoon, after a suspicious package was found in an odd location. A bomb squad technician suited up…MORE

CALTRANS Approves SB 1 Funding For More Than 100 Transportation Projects

CALTRANS Approves SB 1 Funding For More Than 100 Transportation Projects

  FRESNO, CA( KMJ) – Caltrans today announced that the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved funding for more than 100 transportation projects funded entirely or at least partly by $690 million from SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. “These projects are a just a small portion of the key improvements we…MORE

Castro Rejects Restricting Employee Speech: “Where Would We Draw The Line?”

Castro Rejects Restricting Employee Speech: “Where Would We Draw The Line?”

FRESNO (KMJ) — Fresno State faculty and staff have been officially welcomed back to campus, but the Fall Assembly took place under the shadow of what President Joseph Castro described as “turbulence” from earlier in the year. “While we have undoubtedly been on an upward trajectory in so many different ways, we are living in…MORE

K9 Finds Heroin In BMW, Merced CHP Looking For Driver

K9 Finds Heroin In BMW, Merced CHP Looking For Driver

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Merced CHP is looking for a driver who left two kilos of heroin behind. An officer pulled over a white BMW on August 17, and found the driver’s license was suspended. While he was impounding the car in a Burger King parking lot off Childs Avenue, just east of SR-99 in…MORE

Bodies of Missing Hiker, Park Employee, Located In Yosemite National Park

Bodies of Missing Hiker, Park Employee, Located In Yosemite National Park

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) –  The bodies of two people who went missing in Yosemite National Park have now been located.   The 48-year-old Scott Tenczar from San Jose was an Afghanistan veteran and an experienced hiker. He was last seen July 25th. Tenczar had been planning to backpack to Crown and Peeler Lakes when he…MORE

Full Containment Reached On Ferguson Fire

Full Containment Reached On Ferguson Fire

(KMJ) – After battling the Ferguson Fire for nearly 40 days in Mariposa County, fire crews say they fully contained the deadly blaze on Sunday. The cause of this fire, which began July 13th in the Merced River Canyon, remains under investigation.  But in the battle against it, two fire fighters, Braden Varney and Brian…MORE

South Valley Couple Accused in Attempted Axe Attack

South Valley Couple Accused in Attempted Axe Attack

(KMJ) – Visalia Police say a dispute between several transients ends with threats made with an axe and a knife. Officers were called to Mary’s Vineyard on the 1400 block of East Noble Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.  There, they say 47-year old Deanna Espino and her 49-year old husband, Anthony Espino, Jr., got into…MORE