Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

More than Six Million Americans Apply for Unemployment

More than Six Million Americans Apply for Unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of…MORE

Fresno Sheriff’s Dispatcher Talks Armed Suspect Into Surrendering

Fresno Sheriff’s Dispatcher Talks Armed Suspect Into Surrendering

(KMJ) – A Fresno County Sheriff’s dispatcher is credited with talking an armed suspect into peacefully surrendering to the Sheriff’s SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team. Just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Auberry road between Blue Heron and Rock Hill Lanes for reports of a domestic violence call.  Once on…MORE

Engineer Tries to Crash Train Into USNS Mercy at the Port of LA

Engineer Tries to Crash Train Into USNS Mercy at the Port of LA

(KMJ) – Los Angeles-area law enforcement say an engineer deliberately ran a train off the tracks at high speed near the Port of Los Angeles.   And, they say he did so in an attempt to crash into the USNS Mercy hospital ship. The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track…MORE

CA Schools Superintendent: Appears Students Not Return to Campuses Before End of School Year

CA Schools Superintendent: Appears Students Not Return to Campuses Before End of School Year

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement on 2019-20 School Year Amid Current School Safety Concerns SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond released a statement Tuesday regarding the 2019-20 school year. “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing, it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to…MORE

Gov. Newsom Launches Hotline, Says ‘Check on Your Neighbor’

Gov. Newsom Launches Hotline, Says ‘Check on Your Neighbor’

Governor Newsom Launches Campaign to Protect Health and Well-Being of Older Californians During COVID-19 Pandemic To combat social isolation, ‘Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.’ campaign urges all Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock   In coordination with non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, California also launches hotline to…MORE

Search Continues for Armed Fresno County Carjacking Suspect

Search Continues for Armed Fresno County Carjacking Suspect

(KMJ) – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a brazen suspect who reportedly carjacked man in his front yard late last week. Deputies say the suspect (pictured above) was armed when he came up to the owner of a 2007 which Chevrolet Silverado crew cab (pictured below) around 7:45 a.m. March 27th…MORE

Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Provides 90-day Tax Extension for Small Businesses and

Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Provides 90-day Tax Extension for Small Businesses and

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Relief to California Small Businesses Order provides 90-day extension in state and local taxes, including sales tax Order extends licensing deadlines and requirements for a number of industries SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing…MORE

Gov. Newsom Recruits as COVID 19 Peak in Central Valley & US Looms

Gov. Newsom Recruits as COVID 19 Peak in Central Valley & US Looms

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The US as a whole saw a spike in COVID-19 cases with more than 155,000 cases and 2,800 deaths as of noon Monday. In the Central Valley, 43 total cases were announced Monday by the Tulare County Health Department, retracting an earlier figure of 44. In all but one case, one person…MORE

Madera County Decreases Food Bank Sites

Madera County Decreases Food Bank Sites

UPDATE Given the increased demand for emergency food boxes provided by the Madera County Food Bank, distribution sites have returned to the county’s original 16 pick-up locations. Last week, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, the Oakhurst Community Center and the Wasuma Elementary School were added as distribution sites in an effort to further serve Eastern…MORE

Central Valley Sees Second Death Due to COVID-19

Central Valley Sees Second Death Due to COVID-19

(KMJ) – The death toll here in the Central Valley due to the coronavirus pandemic now stands at two. The second fatality was reported over the weekend in Tulare County.  Here is the official release from County Public Health Branch: The County of Tulare Public Health Branch confirms the first death from COVID-19 in the county. The…MORE