Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

Hanford Police Arrest Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting His Young Nieces

Hanford Police Arrest Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting His Young Nieces

HANFORD, CA (KMJ/FOX26) – The Hanford Police Department announced the arrest of a man they say sexually assaulted his nieces. Police were called to investigate the alleged sexual assaults in April of this year. Four young female family members told investigators their uncle, Ramon Quezeda Lepez, had been sexually assaulting them in the City of…MORE

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Show at the Save Mart Center Postponed

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Show at the Save Mart Center Postponed

(KMJ) – The Trans-Siberian Orchestra performance scheduled for December 2nd at the Save Mart Center has been pushed back to Winter 2022. Here is the statement released by the SMC: Regretfully, Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s performance at Save Mart Center in Fresno on Dec. 2, 2021 has been postponed. While the band and crew are fully vaccinated…MORE

Christmas Tree Lane in Fresno Open Through Christmas Day

Christmas Tree Lane in Fresno Open Through Christmas Day

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Fresno’s historic Christmas Tree Lane is set to open at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Due to COVID, there will be no walk-only nights this year. You can still walk the lane but it will not be closed to traffic as in years past. More than 100 homes and 300 Christmas trees along…MORE

Gov. Newsom in Merced County to Push COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Shots

Gov. Newsom in Merced County to Push COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Shots

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Governor Gavin Newsom visited a Central Valley vaccine clinic in Merced County on Wednesday to promote vaccinations and booster shots. The governor was highlighting the availability of boosters to everyone 18+ and efforts to increase vaccination rates across California as the state prepares for the winter months and emerging variants.…MORE

US Identifies 1st Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant in California

US Identifies 1st Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant in California

AP NEWS – A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus. The Biden administration moved late…MORE

Federal appeals court upholds Calif’s ban on high-capacity magazines

Federal appeals court upholds Calif’s ban on high-capacity magazines

A federal appeals court in California on Tuesday upheld the state’s ban on high-capacity magazines, reversing a lower-court ruling in which a federal judge in San Diego compared an AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife. The 7-4 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says that the state’s restriction on…MORE

Early Morning Fire Torches Vacant Caruthers Building

Early Morning Fire Torches Vacant Caruthers Building

(KMJ) – A vacant market catches fire early Wednesday morning in downtown Caruthers. Fresno County Fire crews were called to Tahoe Avenue near Henderson Road. around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. And when they arrived, crews say they faced with flames shooting through the roof which quickly engulfed the rest of the structure. Firefighters called in two…MORE

Family Wants Justice for Man Killed in Hit and Run

Family Wants Justice for Man Killed in Hit and Run

OAKHURST, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A family says they want justice for the death of Eben Hammond, a man who was hit and killed by a driver just before midnight on July 7. The collision took place near Road 427 and Elliot in Oakhurst. Those close to Hammond have raised $9,000 in reward money for anyone…MORE