Category Archives: KMJ Top Stories

Pazin Concedes Assembly Race to Soria

Pazin Concedes Assembly Race to Soria

One of the closest races in California has finally been decided nearly two weeks after the mid-term election. Assembly District 27 will go to democrat Esmerelda Soria. The termed-out Fresno City Councilmember squeaked by former Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin by approximately 2,000 votes. In a concession release issued Monday, Pazin wrote: “I would like…MORE

Fire Leaves Three Without A Home In Fresno County

Fire Leaves Three Without A Home In Fresno County

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Three people are now without a home after a fire broke out Sunday in Fresno County, just north of Orange Cove. According to Cal Fire, responders rushed to the home after it was reported that fire and heavy smoke were seen, along with three downed powerlines. Investigators say no injuries…MORE

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Suffers Major Injuries In Dinuba, Officials Say

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Suffers Major Injuries In Dinuba, Officials Say

DINUBA, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A pedestrian was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after officials say they were struck by a vehicle in Dinuba. The Dinuba Fire Department says first responders were called to Nebraska and Road 72 after learning that someone was hit by a vehicle. That person, who has yet to be identified,…MORE

Arrests Made In Connection To The Death Of A Bakersfield Man At A Chris Stapleton Concert

Arrests Made In Connection To The Death Of A Bakersfield Man At A Chris Stapleton Concert

Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Tuesday the Mountain View Police department announced that five men have been arrested in connection with two separate incidents occurring at the Chris Stapleton concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in June. The investigation took more than five months. On June 18 shortly before 10:45 pm, Mountain View officers responded to reports of…MORE

FPD Nabs Suspect in Two Shootings

FPD Nabs Suspect in Two Shootings

Fresno Police teamed up with the U.S. Marshals Service to arrest a suspect allegedly responsible for two recent shootings. 40-year-old Raul Flores was arrested in the 1500 Block of North Fay Avenue, but not before he attempted to flee from officers and ran into an apartment complex near Balch Avenue and Winery Avenue. Flores was…MORE

Update: Body Found in Front of Fresno Home Identified

Update: Body Found in Front of Fresno Home Identified

The woman who was found deceased in the front yard of a Fresno home on Thursday has been identified as 44 year old Amanda Berry. The cause of her death has not been determined, however, Fresno County Sheriff homicide detectives say her injuries “were not consistent with a natural death”. At 7:15 am Thursday, dispatchers…MORE

2 Students Receive Superstar Award For Lending A Hand To Teen Patients

2 Students Receive Superstar Award For Lending A Hand To Teen Patients

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Two student-athletes who created a project to give back to teen patients are this month’s Superintendent’s Superstars. 16-year-olds, Arden Parnagian and Gemma Wood are juniors at San Joaquin Memorial High School and together they came up with the idea of Comfort Clutches by AG. Comfort Clutches is a customized pouch, it…MORE

Why California Has So Many Votes Left to Count

Why California Has So Many Votes Left to Count

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California delivered Republicans the seat they needed Wednesday to take control of the U.S. House, but just how much of an edge the GOP will have in the chamber remains uncertain as the state’s seemingly drawn-out vote count continues. After the balance of power in Washington sat in limbo for days,…MORE

Driver arrested in crash into LA County sheriff’s recruits

Driver arrested in crash into LA County sheriff’s recruits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 22-year-old driver on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly plowing his vehicle into Los Angeles County sheriff’s academy recruits on a training run, injuring more than two dozen people. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Thursday that Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez was arrested Wednesday…MORE

Pelosi to step aside from Dem leadership, remain in Congress

Pelosi to step aside from Dem leadership, remain in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress, making way for a new generation to steer the party after Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans in the midterm elections. Pelosi announced in a spirited speech on the House floor that…MORE