Category Archives: Liz Kern News Articles

Request to Audit DMV’s Rollout of Real ID Program Fails to Gather Enough Votes

Request to Audit DMV’s Rollout of Real ID Program Fails to Gather Enough Votes

  SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – A request to audit the Department of Motor Vehicle’s rollout of its Real ID program fails to gather enough votes. At a hearing in Sacramento on Wednesday, Acting DMV Director Kathleen Web told the Joint Legislative Audit Committee that she is willing to cooperate with another state audit – but…MORE

Body Found in Delta Mendota Canal in Los Banos

Body Found in Delta Mendota Canal in Los Banos

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A body is found in a Los Banos canal on Wednesday. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office was conducting the investigation. The Sheriff’s Office says the body was located in the morning in the Delta Mendota Canal near Mercy Springs Road, according to the Sheriff’s Facebook page. Detectives and the water…MORE

Body Found in Fresno Canal, Police Now Investigating Death As “Drowning”

Body Found in Fresno Canal, Police Now Investigating Death As “Drowning”

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno Police say a suspicious death investigation that began Tuesday morning is now a considered a drowning. The call came in to dispatch around 11:00am, someone reporting a possible drowning in the Dry Creek Canal. Fresno Police and Fresno Fire crews arrived to a residential neighborhood and discovered the body…MORE

California DMV Shutting Half-Day in July For Real ID, Employee Retraining

California DMV Shutting Half-Day in July For Real ID, Employee Retraining

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The Department of Motor Vehicles is shutting offices across the state but only for half a day in July. On July 24th, employees at 183 DMV offices will work on their customer skills. The DMV is reinforcing training for its 5000 employees on providing “excellent” customer service, and preparing them…MORE

Smash & Grab Burglar Convicted of Striking at Visalia Jewelry Store

Smash & Grab Burglar Convicted of Striking at Visalia Jewelry Store

  VISALIA, CA (KMJ) – A 42-year-old man who was caught on camera breaking into a Visalia jewelry store in March has been convicted of the crime, Monday. A surveillance recording showed Jason Hounihan smashing a glass door at the Kay Jewelers at the mall on south Mooney and West Walnut. He smashed a glass…MORE

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