Category Archives: Local News

12 People from Fresno to Seattle Indicted for Drug Ring

12 People from Fresno to Seattle Indicted for Drug Ring

  FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury recently returned a 13-count indictment against 12 individuals for drug trafficking offenses, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. The defendants are: Carlos Javier Felix Lopez, 42, of Fresno David Michael Marin, 61, of Fresno Angel Delgadillo Sr., 62, of Fresno Ronal Van Warsinger, 35, of Fresno Demar…MORE

Catholic Diocese of Fresno Cooperating as Attorney General Investigates Abuse, Churchwide

Catholic Diocese of Fresno Cooperating as Attorney General Investigates Abuse, Churchwide

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The Catholic Diocese of Fresno is cooperating with church wide investigations into abuse, churchwide. Since May of this year, the Diocese of Fresno, along with five others, has cooperated on a voluntary basis as the Attorney General’s Office examines the practices and procedures that seek to protect the children entrusted to…MORE

Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford Steps Down as Head Football Coach

Fresno State’s Jeff Tedford Steps Down as Head Football Coach

  FRESNO, CA. – Jeff Tedford announced on Friday morning that he will resign as the head football coach for Fresno State, effective immediately. However, the Bulldog alum will remain a part of the program he has such a long history with – as a player, an assistant coach and head coach – as a…MORE

CA Supreme Court: Secretly Recorded Conversations Admissible in Criminal Cases

CA Supreme Court: Secretly Recorded Conversations Admissible in Criminal Cases

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The California Supreme Court says while secretly recording someone else’s conversation is illegal, prosecutors can use the illicit recording as evidence in a criminal case. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the unanimous ruling Thursday cites a 1982 ballot measure that allows all “relevant evidence” to be introduced at trial. The case…MORE

Merced Parent Pays Off Entire School’s Lunch Debt

Merced Parent Pays Off Entire School’s Lunch Debt

  MERCED, Calif., (KMJ) – Tis the season of giving and families at one Merced City School District campus are feeling the impact. A parent whose child attends John C. Fremont Elementary school has given an extremely generous gift to the campus. This week, Rey Lupian offered to pay off the outstanding school lunch debt…MORE

Police Arrest Man Allegedly on His Way to Kill Girlfriend’s Ex and His Family

Police Arrest Man Allegedly on His Way to Kill Girlfriend’s Ex and His Family

  A 29-year-old man was arrested while allegedly on his way to kill his girlfriend’s ex and his family, police say. It happened Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. on Kim Avenue in Atwater. According to the Atwater Police Department, officers found out that Ramon Maldonado threatened to kill his girlfriend’s ex. Maldonado’s girlfriend, Jillian Johal, and…MORE

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Tied to Heroin Kills 7 in Calif.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Tied to Heroin Kills 7 in Calif.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in Southern California. San Diego County health officials say nine people who injected heroin in the past two months were hospitalized with a soft-tissue infection that destroys muscle. Investigators are trying to…MORE

California Bans Insurance Companies from Dropping Policies in Fire-Ravaged Area

California Bans Insurance Companies from Dropping Policies in Fire-Ravaged Area

  OAKLAND, Calif. — Today Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders–helping at least 800,000 homes in wildfire disaster areas in Northern and Southern California. The commissioner’s action is the result of Senate Bill 824—authored last year by Lara while serving as state senator—in order to give temporary…MORE