Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

Alleged Psychic Scammer Sought by Merced Police

Alleged Psychic Scammer Sought by Merced Police

(Photo courtesy: Merced Police Department ) (KMJ) – Investigators with the Merced Police Department continue to search for this woman being who is being sought in multiple cases of fraud and theft. Investigators say beginning in April 2019,  Perlita Afanacio Ballester met a host of people at various locations around the city of Merced.  She…MORE

Dr. Jill Biden Stumps in Valley For Husband, Former VP & Dem Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

Dr. Jill Biden Stumps in Valley For Husband, Former VP & Dem Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

    FRESNO, CAlif. (KMJ) – Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, visited Fresno City College Thursday afternoon. Biden’s campaign group had her tour the faculty around 12:30 p.m. Dr. Biden spoke with College President Carole Goldsmith about the Biden campaign’s education plans.   Omar Gutierrez,…MORE

Funeral Service Held For Fallen Porterville Firefighter, Memorial Ahead

Funeral Service Held For Fallen Porterville Firefighter, Memorial Ahead

    TULARE, CA (KMJ) – A funeral service took place Thursday for Porterville Firefighter Patrick Jones who died in the line of duty. People lined the street to watch the hearse made its way to the church, Tulare First United Methodist on Kern. Family, friends and firefighters were among others who were paying their…MORE

Kern County Health Dept. Monitoring 11 people for Possible Coronavirus

Kern County Health Dept. Monitoring 11 people for Possible Coronavirus

  BAKERSFIELD, CA (KMJ) -11 people are being monitored for the coronavirus in Kern County. The Kern County Public Health Department said the move came after they were contacted by the CDC. 11 people from Kern County traveled near China in the last 14 days. The Centers for Dieases Control and Prevention said they are…MORE

Rotary: Help Needed For Fallen Porterville Firefighters, Memorial Planned

Rotary: Help Needed For Fallen Porterville Firefighters, Memorial Planned

TULARE, CA (KMJ) – Funeral services have now been announced for Porterville Firefighter Patrick Jones, with a call for assistance from the Rotary Club for a memorial on Friday. Firefighter Patrick Jones was killed along with Porterville Fire Captain Ray Figueroa in the Porterville Library fire on Tuesday, Feb. 18th. Both men died when they…MORE

Woman Enters Plea For DUI, Man Killed in Crosswalk, Say Sanger Police

Woman Enters Plea For DUI, Man Killed in Crosswalk, Say Sanger Police

  SANGER, CA (KMJ) – A Sanger woman enters a plea Wednesday in connection with a deadly DUI. Sanger Police said 71-year-old David Pinedo Sr. was hit and killed Friday night, Feb. 21, 2020. Police say Pinedo was crossing in the crosswalk on Academy at 8th St. around 9:30 p.m. when he was hit by…MORE

Arrests Made in Fresno Commercial Robbery Series

Arrests Made in Fresno Commercial Robbery Series

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Two suspects are arrested for a series of armed robberies in the City of Fresno. On Friday, February 14, 2020, between the hours of 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM, three armed commercial robberies occurred within the City of Fresno. The first incident was reported at the Valero Gas Station located…MORE

Woman in Coma, Hit By Car Near Edison High School

Woman in Coma, Hit By Car Near Edison High School

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) —A woman hit by a car in Southwest Fresno on Wednesday morning is in a coma. Fresno Police responded to the scene near Edison High School at E. California, between Fruit and Thorne, after 7:00am. Crime Scene Investigators arrived on scene around 9:00am Police were telling drivers to avoid the…MORE

PG&E CEO Blames Past Management for Problems

PG&E CEO Blames Past Management for Problems

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company’s past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people in recent years. Johnson was trying to persuade California regulators Tuesday that he is steering the utility in a direction to make safety its top priority. Johnson was the…MORE

Blame Below Average Rain & Snow – Water Supply Allocation For South-of-Delta 15%

Blame Below Average Rain & Snow – Water Supply Allocation For South-of-Delta 15%

  For Release: Feb. 25, 2020 Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100, mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov Reclamation outlines Central Valley Project initial 2020 water allocation Reclamation outlines Central Valley Project initial 2020 water allocation Sacramento, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2020 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project contractors. Allocation amounts are based on an…MORE