Category Archives: Liz Kern News Articles

Man Will Go to Trial for the Murder of His Girlfriend’s Toddler in Calwa

Man Will Go to Trial for the Murder of His Girlfriend’s Toddler in Calwa

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A Fresno judge decides a man will go to trial for the murder of a Calwa toddler. Gage Hurtado was the boyfriend of the child’s mother, Nicole Lopez, but was not the father. In September of 2017, Sheriff’s Deputies found 23-month-old Julius Lopez non-responsive in the home in Calwa with blows…MORE

Fresno Police Arrest A Rehab Center Client For Murder of Another

Fresno Police Arrest A Rehab Center Client For Murder of Another

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno police have arrested a suspect in the murder of man outside a social services agency. 32-year old Matthew Chavez was attacked and stabbed on June 14, 2019 while he standing outside Turning Point on Blackstone Boulevard. Chavez died from his wounds after being rushed to CRMC.   Police arrested…MORE

Fresno Police Say Man Claiming He was Kidnapped Didn’t Want to Pay Pimp

Fresno Police Say Man Claiming He was Kidnapped Didn’t Want to Pay Pimp

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A twist in an alleged kidnapping story that broke Thursday morning. The victim claimed that two men tried to rob him, forcing him into a van and driving him to the Wells Fargo bank at Fresno and Van Ness in downtown Fresno. Fresno Police received a 911 call about the…MORE

Packing House Catches Fire in Huron

Packing House Catches Fire in Huron

  HURON, CA (KMJ) – A packing house catches on fire in Huron. Just before 11:00 Wednesday, Cal Fire crews responded to a call of welding torch reported on fire in the 4000 square foot commercial building. Cal Fire was arriving to see heavy smoke and flames coming through the roof at the Couture Farms…MORE

Nearly 100 Tied to Nuestra Familia Prison Gang, Arrested in Drug Ring Bust

Nearly 100 Tied to Nuestra Familia Prison Gang, Arrested in Drug Ring Bust

KINGS COUNTY, CA (KMJ) — A multi-agency operation targets the Nuestra Familia gang, accused of selling drugs from inside a state prison in Coalinga. US Attorney McGregor Scott, speaking Wednesday at a press conference in Hanford, said nearly 100 people are connected to the gang. It’s been flooding the streets of Kings and Tulare Counties…MORE

California’s Governor Issues Formal Apology to Tribal Leaders

California’s Governor Issues Formal Apology to Tribal Leaders

    SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – California’s Governor Issues a formal apology to tribal leaders from around the state. Governor Gavin Newsom attended a blessing ceremony in West Sacramento, at the future site of the California Indian Heritage Center. Newsom apologized Tuesday for the violence, mistreatment and neglect inflicted on Native Americans throughout the state’s…MORE

PG&E Agrees to Pay $1 Billion Settlement to Local Governments Over Fire Damage

PG&E Agrees to Pay $1 Billion Settlement to Local Governments Over Fire Damage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments. Attorneys representing 14 local public entities announced the settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday to cover “taxpayer losses.” The fires include a 2015 fire…MORE

Sprouts Farmers Market Recalls Spinach Due to Deadly Listeria

Sprouts Farmers Market Recalls Spinach Due to Deadly Listeria

    Sprouts Farmers Market recalls spinach in 19 states due to deadly Listeria. Sprouts Farmers Market of Phoenix, AZ is recalling Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach conventional and organic 16oz bags, manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious…MORE

Selma Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot-up Fresno LGBTQ Nightclub

Selma Man Arrested for Threatening to Shoot-up Fresno LGBTQ Nightclub

    FRESNO,CA (KMJ) – A 28-year-old man is arrested for threatening to shoot up a Fresno LGBTQ nightclub. A social media post on June 9th showed a photo of the Pulse Nightclub shooter, who killed 49 people. The post was threatening to do the same at the Fab Nightclub in the Tower District. Police Chief…MORE

2 Suspects Wanted in Connection with Drive-by Are Shot by Law in Delano

2 Suspects Wanted in Connection with Drive-by Are Shot by Law in Delano

DELANO, CA (KMJ) – Two suspects are shot by law enforcement – one killed – both were wanted in connection with drive-by shooting in the South Valley. Just after 4:00 Thursday afternoon, Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call that an 18-year-old was attacked outside his home on Hernandez Street in Richgrove. The victim…MORE