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CA Moves to Require Smog Inspections for Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

CA Moves to Require Smog Inspections for Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The California Senate has approved a bill that would subject heavy-duty diesel trucks to smog inspections. Over the next ten years, SB 210 would affect about 1 million big-rigs, which the legislation’s supporters claim are a significant contributor to air pollution. The trucks are said to be responsible for almost 60 percent…MORE

Storms Push Majors Reservoirs Past Historical Averages

Storms Push Majors Reservoirs Past Historical Averages

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The majority of reservoirs in the State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project are approaching maximum capacity, following the recent storms. Shasta, Oroville, Trinity Lake, Folsom, Don Pedro, San Luis and Pine Flat are all well above average for this time of year. The latter two are seeing large volumes of…MORE

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Former CA Democratic Party Chairman

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Former CA Democratic Party Chairman

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The lawsuit accuses Eric Bauman of groping and harassing former Communications Director John Vigna and party activist Spencer Dayton. It also alleges that Bauman discriminated against former Democratic Party Operations Director Tina McKinnor because she is black. The lawsuit is the third filed since January alleging misconduct by Bauman, who resigned in…MORE

Report Blasts CA’s Medical Treatment for Prison Inmates

Report Blasts CA’s Medical Treatment for Prison Inmates

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — California Inspector General’s Office says a flagship prison medical facility built to improve the state’s substandard care, is itself providing poor treatment. A newly-released report gives an “inadequate” rating to the correctional health care facility in Stockton. The state spent $820 million to build the 6-year-old facility, which holds nearly 3,000 inmates,…MORE

Calif. Gas Prices on the Rise

Calif. Gas Prices on the Rise

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — Refinery issues are being blame for a 14 cent weekly increase, in the average price for a gallon of fuel in the Golden State. AAA says California’s now averaging $3.54 a gallon, following the temporary closure of the Valero refinery in Benicia. Other issues were reported at a Phillips 66 refinery down in…MORE

South Valley Murderer Denied Parole for 6th Time

South Valley Murderer Denied Parole for 6th Time

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A South Valley murderer is denied parole for the sixth time. The Office of the District Attorney of the County of Tulare sent out a press release on Monday. On March 6, 2019, at Corcoran State Prison, a California parole board issued a three-year denial for Raymond Chavez. A deputy…MORE

Family of Man Fatally Shot by Fresno Police Awarded $4.75M

Family of Man Fatally Shot by Fresno Police Awarded $4.75M

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A federal jury has awarded the family of 45-year-old Casimero “Shane” Casillas $4.75 million, after he was shot by Fresno police in September 2015. Civil rights attorney Bill Schmidt tells KMJ News:   Casillas was shot three times, after an officer said he feared for his life, because Casillas was about to…MORE

Supreme Court: CA Pension Perks Can Be Taken Away

Supreme Court: CA Pension Perks Can Be Taken Away

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — The California Supreme Court has upheld former Gov. Jerry Brown’s rollback of a retirement benefit, that allowed public workers to pad their pensions. At issue in the decision was a provision of a 2012 pension reform law, which eliminated the ability of public workers to pay for more years of service, for…MORE

Calif. Ordered to Pay $399K to Pro-Life Centers

Calif. Ordered to Pay $399K to Pro-Life Centers

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) — A federal judge is demanding that the Golden State pay $399,000 to 3 pro-life pregnancy centers and a law firm, after the Supreme Court deemed a state law promoting abortion unconstitutional. The law had required that “crisis pregnancy centers” offer information about how to obtain a tax-payer funded abortion. Centers who didn’t…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