Category Archives: Local News

Workers’ Strike Underway Outside Fresno County Superior Court

Workers’ Strike Underway Outside Fresno County Superior Court

FRESNO (KMJ) — The break down in negotiations between Fresno County Superior Court and its workers represented by SEIU Local 521 has resulted in a strike. Hundreds of court reporters, court office assistants, judicial assistants, and child custody recommending counselors all took part in the walkout Tuesday morning. “We are asking for a contract that…MORE

Fentanyl Overdoses are Rising in Fresno County

Fentanyl Overdoses are Rising in Fresno County

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fentanyl Overdoses are Rising in Fresno County. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, 50 times more potent than heroin, and often deadly. Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said it was seen mostly on the East Coast but has now made its way to Fresno County.       On Monday,…MORE

Planned Court Strike Would “Completely Shutdown The Court System”

Planned Court Strike Would “Completely Shutdown The Court System”

FRESNO (KMJ) — A Fresno attorney has warned that a planned strike by staff at Fresno County Superior Court could cause operations there to grind to a halt. According to Fresno County Superior Court, the dispute between it and SEIU Local 521 has been ongoing since July 2018. The potential for a strike was announced…MORE

PG&E to File for Bankruptcy, CEO Resigns

PG&E to File for Bankruptcy, CEO Resigns

Pacific Gas and Electric, facing billions of dollars in claims over the deadly 2018 Camp Fire, is headed to bankruptcy court. PG&E, the state’s largest utility, said Monday it will file for bankruptcy on January 29, after a 14-day waiting period required by California law. It needs to use the bankruptcy process, which will allow…MORE

Man Rushed To Hospital After Officer-Involved Shooting in Fresno’s Mayfair District

Man Rushed To Hospital After Officer-Involved Shooting in Fresno’s Mayfair District

    UPDATE: The suspect is out of surgery and is listed in stable condition.  His name is not being released at this time. –Tony Botti,Fresno County Sheriff – Coroner’s PIO. FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A man is in the hospital after an Officer-Involved Shooting in Fresno’s Mayfair District. The shooting took place on the 3400…MORE

Attempted Burglary in Northwest Fresno Leaves More Questions Than Answers

Attempted Burglary in Northwest Fresno Leaves More Questions Than Answers

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – An attempted burglary in northwest Fresno leaves more questions than answers. Around noon on Friday, Fresno Police responded to a report of shots fired, just east of Marks on Barstow. Fresno Police arrived and saw shell casings in the front lawn of a home.   Fresno County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Tony…MORE

South Valley Child Molester Faces Life in Prison

South Valley Child Molester Faces Life in Prison

EXETER, Calif. (KMJ) — An Exeter man is facing life behind bars for child molestation. 34-year-old Jon Weldon was found guilty Friday of sexually abusing two girls under the age of 10, between 2015 and 2016. Weldon is due to be sentenced next month. He faces up to 105 years-to-life in state prison.MORE

“Courageous” Davis Police Officer Fatally Shot While Investigating Crash

“Courageous” Davis Police Officer Fatally Shot While Investigating Crash

DAVIS (KMJ/AP) — A 22 year old police officer has died after a man opened fire on her while she was investigating a three-car crash, according to Davis Police. The incident took place Thursday night. The department has not identified the suspect, who was found hours later inside a nearby home with a self-inflicted gunshot…MORE

2 Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Fresno County

2 Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Fresno County

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has confirmed two influenza-associated deaths in Fresno County. Health officials said on Friday that it was a man and a woman under the age of 65 who died from influenza-associated illnesses. “The first influenza related deaths have occurred in Fresno County. This…MORE

Visalia Mall Evacuated, Site of Officer Involved Shooting

Visalia Mall Evacuated, Site of Officer Involved Shooting

  VISALIA, CA – The Visalia Mall was shut Thursday after shots were fired. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident that led up to an officer-involved shooting at the 2100 block of Mooney Blvd. KMJ contacted the woman, Ruby Ann Alvarado who took the photo. She said that the mall was evacuated,…MORE