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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

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

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

Search Continues in Sierra For Fresno Man Missing 40 Days

Search Continues in Sierra For Fresno Man Missing 40 Days

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A search continues in the Sierra Nevada for a 65 year-old man who has been missing for 40 days. Fresno County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Tony Botti said Hans Lamaack was last seen in Fresno on August 30. His family reported him missing to the Fresno Police Department at the end of…MORE

Briceburg Fire Grows to 4,900 Acres

Briceburg Fire Grows to 4,900 Acres

  UPDATE: 10/10/19 6:37 a.m. The Briceburg Fire is now 4,900 acres with 25% containment. Cal Fire says one structure was destroyed in the fire.   UPDATE: 10/9/19 6:40 a.m. The Briceburg Fire is now 4,400 acres with 15% containment. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire started Sunday at Highway 140.…MORE

PG&E Shuts Off Power To Some Areas in Mariposa County

PG&E Shuts Off Power To Some Areas in Mariposa County

  UPDATE: PG&E shut down power to thousands of customers in Mariposa County, impacting about 1800 customers. Power could potentially be cut to more than 800,000 customers in 34 counties. PG&E’s website has crashed several times as customers access which areas being affected by the power outages.   UPDATE: The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office issued an update…MORE