Category Archives: Local News

Mourning the Loss of Longtime Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings

Mourning the Loss of Longtime Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings

  (KMJ) – Maryland Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges. A sharecropper’s son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform committee.  And its members continue to investigate President Donald Trump. Cummings was 68 years old. Via Twitter, President Trump…MORE

Department Mourns the Loss of Tulare County Canine Deputy

Department Mourns the Loss of Tulare County Canine Deputy

(Photo Courtesy:  Tulare County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is now mourning the loss of one of its Canine Deputies. The following statement was put out on behalf of Sheriff Mike Boudreaux: Wednesday evening, October 16th, K9 Deputy “Rocco” was hit and killed by a car on Avenue 328 in Visalia,…MORE

Fresno’s New Police Chief Andy Hall Takes the Reins

Fresno’s New Police Chief Andy Hall Takes the Reins

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Police Chief Andy Hall officially takes his place heading up Fresno Police Department, after an emotion-filled ceremony Wednesday at Fresno City Hall. Chief Hall is the 22nd person to run the department.       He applied to be a police cadet at 18, and spent the next 40 years with…MORE

Skeleton Unearthed Beneath California Peak

Skeleton Unearthed Beneath California Peak

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities in California say a human skeleton has been recovered beneath the state’s second-highest peak. Sgt. Nate Derr of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press Wednesday investigators are trying to identify the remains found beneath Mount Williamson. No foul play is suspected. The body was discovered by climbers…MORE

California’s Statewide Earthquake Alert System Debuts on Loma Prieta Quake’s 30th Anniversary

California’s Statewide Earthquake Alert System Debuts on Loma Prieta Quake’s 30th Anniversary

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – As California sees more shaking from earthquakes alerts will become available statewide starting Thursday. Currently the large-scale earthquake notification system is for Los Angeles County, but that’s all changing. The statewide Wireless Emergency Alert system rolls out coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta Quake that…MORE

Former Fresno Double Homicide Suspect Alan DuPras Has Died

Former Fresno Double Homicide Suspect Alan DuPras Has Died

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) -Former Fresno double homicide suspect Alan DuPras has died. The Fresno County Sheriff”s Office released the notification of his death on October 15, late Tuesday afternoon. He was the sole suspect in the murder of his ex-wife and her mother.     DuPras and her mother were found shot to death in…MORE

PG&E Says Winds Caused 100 Incidents of Infrastructure Damage

PG&E Says Winds Caused 100 Incidents of Infrastructure Damage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pacific Gas & Electric says inspections have found more than 100 places where its system was damaged by recent strong winds that prompted last week’s deliberate power cut to northern and central California. PG&E says the damage included downed power lines and trees that hit lines. The utility says any one…MORE

Missing 4-Month Old Baby & Kidnap Suspect Found in Lemoore

Missing 4-Month Old Baby & Kidnap Suspect Found in Lemoore

(Photo Courtesy:  Hanford Police) (KMJ –  UPDATE — Hanford Police say missing 4-month old Ameliano Jesus Sanchez and suspect Westley Williams were found Tuesday morning in Lemoore. Original story posted below: ——————————————————————- (KMJ) –  The Hanford Police Department is asking all Valley residents to be on the look-out for a kidnapped 4-month old baby and…MORE

Gov. Newsom Demands Accountability from P&GE for “Mismanagment” in Power Shutoffs

Gov. Newsom Demands Accountability from P&GE for “Mismanagment” in Power Shutoffs

  SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – California’s governor demands accountability from P&GE for what he calls the mismanaged power shutoffs. 738,000 customers in than 30 counties lost power as Pacific Gas & Electric tried to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires by conducting a planned power outage.   On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom”s Office said he…MORE