Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

Alleged Car Theft Leads to Deadly CHP Officer-Involved Shooting in Fresno

Alleged Car Theft Leads to Deadly CHP Officer-Involved Shooting in Fresno

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – One person was shot Tuesday afternoon on Ventura Ave, and later died at a local hospital. Around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, the CHP HEAT Team was surveilling a possible stolen vehicle. H.E.A.T. stands for Help Eliminate Auto Theft Task Force. Fresno County Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said the suspects were at…MORE

Motive Still Unknown in Brutal Sanger Stabbing

Motive Still Unknown in Brutal Sanger Stabbing

(Photo courtesy:  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – Fresno County Sheriff’s Investigators are still trying to figure out what motivated a Sanger man to stab a 70-year old woman. Here are the circumstances of the case according to a Sheriff’s Office News Release: Just before 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sheriff’s dispatchers received a call of a…MORE

One Arrested, Another Sought After Valley Fruit Vendor Robbery

One Arrested, Another Sought After Valley Fruit Vendor Robbery

(Photo courtesy:  Tulare County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for a second suspect after a pair of men reportedly beat and rob a Valley fruit stand vendor. Saturday, just before 3:30 p.m., a Sheriff’s Detective was driving near Road 204 and Avenue 256 in Exeter when he saw…MORE

South Valley Teen Busted for Sharing Child Pornography

South Valley Teen Busted for Sharing Child Pornography

(Photo courtesy:  Tulare County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – A tip given to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office sets off a month-long investigation into the distribution of online child pornography. It lead to the Wednesday arrest of 18-year old  Britney Vasquez of Orosi. Investigators say she created a fake social media account and then shared dozens of nude…MORE

Search Continues for Silver Car Involved Fatal Fresno Hit-And-run

Search Continues for Silver Car Involved Fatal Fresno Hit-And-run

(Photo Courtesy:   California Highway Patrol) (KMJ) – The California Highway Patrol is now searching for a 2010 to 2013 silver Toyota Corolla believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday afternoon in Fresno. Officers say a man in his 60s was struck and killed by this type of vehicle around 5 p.m. while…MORE

Fresno Man Accused of Raping Young Girl He Met Online

Fresno Man Accused of Raping Young Girl He Met Online

(Photo courtesy:  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Sex Crimes Unit arrest a 32-year old Fresno man for rape and several other sexual assault charges. Monday, the parents of a 12-year old girl contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report their daughter mission.  She returned home on her own but then told…MORE

Teens Home Alone Become Victims of Home Invasion

Teens Home Alone Become Victims of Home Invasion

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ News0 — The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says a 15-year-old boy and his 13-year-old sister were home alone, when a homeless man forced his way inside. Deputies say the boy kept 23-year-old Steven Vega distracted, and away from his sister’s room. Vega then found the keys to a Camaro in the drive…MORE

Farm Workers Strike After Dozens Get Coronavirus

Farm Workers Strike After Dozens Get Coronavirus

WASCO, Calif. (AP) – A union official says a group of about 50 farm workers at a California pistachio farm have gone on strike, demanding free face coverings, gloves and information from the farm’s owner. A United Farm Workers official said workers were picketing Thursday outside Primex Farms in the central California city of Wasco…MORE

Online Sale Leads to Armed Robbery, Gunshots at Clovis Home

Online Sale Leads to Armed Robbery, Gunshots at Clovis Home

  CLOVIS, CA. (KMJ) — UPDATE: Police say the robbery was a ripoff that originated from an online posting for speakers for sale. A Clovis man posted he was selling speakers and when a man showed up to look at them, he says he just took them without paying. The man said the guy fired shots…MORE

Newsom Uses Funding as Threat Over COVID-19 Mandates

Newsom Uses Funding as Threat Over COVID-19 Mandates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he could withhold up to $2.5 billion in the upcoming state budget from local governments that fail to comply with mandates intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The funding threat comes as California sees a worrisome rise in the number of virus cases and…MORE