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Legislature Redefines What It Means to be an Independent Contractor

Legislature Redefines What It Means to be an Independent Contractor

FRESNO (KMJ) – The law that would forever change the way millions of Californians work is waiting for the governor’s signature. State lawmakers have passed a bill that would give wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy jobs like Uber and Lyft, by changing the definition of what it means to be…MORE

Permanent Daylight Saving Time in California on Hold

Permanent Daylight Saving Time in California on Hold

FRESNO (KMJ) – The rituals of springing forward and falling back won’t be going away anytime soon. San Jose Democrat Assemblyman Kansen Chu announced that he is making a two-year bill out of AB 7, which would make Daylight Saving Time permanent in California. Chu introduced AB 7 after the successful passage of Proposition 7…MORE

Reagan Shooter: I Want To Move to California to Become a Musician

Reagan Shooter: I Want To Move to California to Become a Musician

FRESNO (KMJ) – The man who nearly shot President Ronald Reagan to death is looking for work in California, in the entertainment industry. John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan outside the Washington Hilton in 1981, says he’s interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly even here…MORE

College Athletes Could Earn Endorsement Cash if New Law Approved

College Athletes Could Earn Endorsement Cash if New Law Approved

FRESNO (KMJ) – The State of California is getting closer to letting college athletes make money. The state Assembly has passed legislation to allow college athletes to get paid for endorsements, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA. The bill would let college athletes hire agents and be paid for the use of their…MORE

Amid Protests, Newsom Signs Controversial Vaccination Bill

Amid Protests, Newsom Signs Controversial Vaccination Bill

FRESNO (KMJ) – The state legislature approved changes to the school vaccine bill sought by Governor Gavin Newsom. SB 276 was a controversial bill aiming to crack down on medical exemptions for vaccines. Lawmakers passed the companion bill Monday despite protesters’ efforts to disrupt the proceedings. The follow-up legislation gives school children grace periods that…MORE

Fresno County Warns of Rabid Bats

Fresno County Warns of Rabid Bats

FRESNO (KMJ) – The Fresno County Department of Public Health is warning people to stay away from bats, because they could have rabies, and to call the department if they interact with one. They’re also reminding folks, if you see a dead or injured bat, leave it alone, do not attempt to pick up or…MORE

Merced County Deputy Shooting Suspect in Custody After High Speed Chase

Merced County Deputy Shooting Suspect in Custody After High Speed Chase

  UPDATE: Thursday, September 5, 2019 – 12:45 p.m. CHP confirms the man arrested is Guadalupe Lopez-Herrera. He was taken into custody along I-5 south of Harris Ranch.     Merced County deputy shooting suspect in custody following high speed chasehttps://t.co/IsscBFRlih https://t.co/xBrGqmrczd — FOX26 News (@KMPHFOX26) September 5, 2019       SUSPECT WHO SHOT…MORE

Nunes Drops One Lawsuit; Files Another

Nunes Drops One Lawsuit; Files Another

FRESNO (KMJ) – Fresno Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is making some moves in the courtroom. Wednesday Nunes filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Virginia against opposition research group Fusion GPS and the left-wing Campaign for Accountability, saying the two groups attempted to intimidate and harass him because of his investigation into the Fusion GPS…MORE

Free Fresno/Clovis Active Shooter Training Booked Up – New Class Added

Free Fresno/Clovis Active Shooter Training Booked Up – New Class Added

FRESNO (KMJ) – An upcoming active shooter training hosted by Fresno Assemblyman Jim Patterson has seen such a huge response, the class filled up, forcing the lawmaker to add another session. The class, scheduled for the morning of Saturday the 21st of this month at Clovis Community College. Law enforcement experts will conduct the two-hour…MORE

Detective Shoots K-9 Deputy in Tulare County

Detective Shoots K-9 Deputy in Tulare County

FRESNO (KMJ) – Just before 11:30 Tuesday morning, members of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office CATTCH Unit were conducting surveillance of a carjacking and robbery suspect. It was during that operation detectives stopped a car near Inyo and West in Tulare. Detectives found that the suspect, Ricardo Aguirre, was sitting in the rear passenger seat…MORE