Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

St. Louis Encephalitis Confirmed in Fresno County

St. Louis Encephalitis Confirmed in Fresno County

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has confirmed its first positive case and death from St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) in Fresno County in 2022. This is one of several human cases of SLE detected in California this season. “This positive case and unfortunate death is a strong reminder that everyone should take preventative…MORE

Girl, 17, Reported Missing Out of Sanger

Girl, 17, Reported Missing Out of Sanger

A girl has been reported missing out of Sanger. The Sanger Police Department says the 17-year-old Sanger High student, Lauren Emily Johnson, is 5’5 tall and 135 pounds, with green eyes, and red hair. Girl reported missing out of Sanger (Courtesy: The Sanger Police Department) According to authorities, she left her home at Regency Park…MORE

Insurance Coverage Protected for Over 236,000 California Homeowners Following Wildfire Emergencies

Insurance Coverage Protected for Over 236,000 California Homeowners Following Wildfire Emergencies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As wildfires continue to threaten homeowners throughout California, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today ordered insurance companies to preserve residential insurance coverage following Governor Gavin Newsom’s latest emergency declarations. The Commissioner’s Bulletin shields those policyholders within the wildfire perimeter or in adjacent ZIP codes of the Mosquito and Fairview fires in Riverside, Placer,…MORE

Man Gets 216 Years to Life for 2011 Shootout on Tule River Reservation

Man Gets 216 Years to Life for 2011 Shootout on Tule River Reservation

VISALIA, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A man convicted of attempted murder has been sentenced to 216 years to life in state prison. 44-year-old Marwin McDarment was found guilty last month of attempted murder and assault with a firearm of multiple peace officers during a shootout with law enforcement officers in 2011 on the Tulare River Reservation.…MORE

Search for Wanted Man Near Clovis School, Lockdown Lifted

Search for Wanted Man Near Clovis School, Lockdown Lifted

CLOVIS, Calif (KMJ/FOX26) — The search continues for a wanted man who took off running near a Clovis school and prompted a lockdown. The Clovis Police Department and U.S. Marshals are on the hunt for a man who is yet to be identified, in the area of Cedarwood Elementary School. The lockdown was in place for…MORE

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico, 2 Dead

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico, 2 Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings, and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western state of Michoacan. It was also blamed for two…MORE

Logging Truck Rollover On HWY 168 In Fresno County

Logging Truck Rollover On HWY 168 In Fresno County

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A logging truck overturned Thursday morning on Highway 168 in Fresno County. The rollover was on Highway 168 near Gooseberry Lane, just south of Prather. The driver of the logging truck was not injured. Authorities say many large logs fell off the truck and into the yard of a home,…MORE

Rollover Crash On Highway 41 In Fresno

Rollover Crash On Highway 41 In Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — There was a rollover crash on Highway 41 near Ashlan Avenue Thursday morning in Fresno. CHP officers say one vehicle was flipped over and landed on its right side after being rear-ended by another vehicle. After being rear-ended, the impact caused the vehicle to go up onto the embankment and roll…MORE

Governor Gavin Newsom Continues Climate Week NYC Visit

Governor Gavin Newsom Continues Climate Week NYC Visit

NEW YORK – Governor Gavin Newsom continues his visit to New York’s Climate Week, providing remarks at two events on Wednesday.  Governor Newsom will deliver closing remarks at Climate Week NYC, the biggest climate event of its kind with over 1,000 leaders from around the world pushing for climate action. The event is organized by…MORE

Man, Girlfriend Sentenced to Prison for Sex Crimes Against Her Daughter, 12, in Fresno

Man, Girlfriend Sentenced to Prison for Sex Crimes Against Her Daughter, 12, in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A man and his girlfriend have been sentenced to prison after they were both found guilty of sex crimes against the woman’s underage daughter. 42-year-old Brent Cox and 40-year-old Tammy Schreiner were arrested in Fresno, along with Brent’s wife, Jillian Cox, in February 2021. Brent Cox was sentenced to 16 years and 4 months…MORE