Category Archives: Local News

‘Not Guilty’ Plea in Deadly Greyhound Bus Shooting

‘Not Guilty’ Plea in Deadly Greyhound Bus Shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – A man accused of opening fire aboard a Greyhound bus in California has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder. The Bakersfield Californian reports that 33-year-old Anthony Devonte Williams of Capital Heights, Maryland, entered his pleas Thursday in Kern County Superior Court. The…MORE

No Sexual Assault Charges for Monsignor Craig Harrison

No Sexual Assault Charges for Monsignor Craig Harrison

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ News) — The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday afternoon that it’s unable to file charges of sexual assault against Catholic Monsignor Craig Harrison. Investigators say while allegations of abuse made against Harrison appear credible, the applicable statute of limitations prohibits charges for crimes that reportedly occurred in the 90s. The DA’s…MORE

Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water Assistance Act Passes First Test: Cox

Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water Assistance Act Passes First Test: Cox

  SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – A bill that could help provide safe drinking water passes its first legislative test. Rep. TJ Cox, (D-Fresno), unveiled the $100 million proposal Disadvantaged Community Drinking Water Assistance Act, in December 2019. In a press release sent Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, Cox said the proposal would make improvements in small…MORE

Elderly Man Busted for Growing 2,300 Illegal Marijuana Plants in Squaw Valley

Elderly Man Busted for Growing 2,300 Illegal Marijuana Plants in Squaw Valley

    SQUAW VALLEY, CA (KMJ) – A 78-year-old Fresno County man is busted for growing illegal marijuana worth millions of dollars on his property in Squaw Valley. The Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Charles Cooper on Friday, after serving a search warrant of his home. Authorities discovered 2,300 marijuana plants growing inside of buildings on…MORE

Kings County Jail Employee Arrested, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Creating Porn

Kings County Jail Employee Arrested, Accused of Sexual Harassment, Creating Porn

KINGS COUNTY, CA (KMJ) – An employee is arrested when he arrives for work Friday morning at the Kings County Jail. 25-year-old Slater Bach is accused of sexual harassment, and creating pornography. Sheriff’s officials say Bach secretly recorded sexual encounters he had with a woman without her consent. Bach then allegedly sent the videos and…MORE

President Donald Trump’s California Campaign Trip Includes Bakersfield

President Donald Trump’s California Campaign Trip Includes Bakersfield

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit California, making a stop in the Valley. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 the White House confirmed the trip, the President’s first out west since making his the State of the Union. President Trump will be in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 18 2020 where…MORE

CCSPCA Holds Big Love Adoption Promo for Valentine’s Day Weekend

CCSPCA Holds Big Love Adoption Promo for Valentine’s Day Weekend

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 WHO: Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/Fresno County Humane Society (CCSPCA) WHAT: Big Love Adoption Promo: $50 for All Large Breed Dogs! WHEN: Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2020 WHERE: CCSPCA Adoption Center and All Off-Site Adoption Locations WHY: Nothing is…MORE

Fresno Chamber Awards Leon S. Peter To Local Ag Leader

Fresno Chamber Awards Leon S. Peter To Local Ag Leader

  FRESNO,CA (KMJ) – The Fresno Chamber Of Commerce gave their highest honor today to one longtime valley businesswoman. Karen Musson, managing partner of Gar Bennett LLC. was honored with the Leon S. Peters award. An award that recipients are selected for based on personal or public service accomplishments. Musson has a lengthy track record…MORE

Parks & Public Safety Tax Proposal Gets Pushback By Fresno City Council Member

Parks & Public Safety Tax Proposal Gets Pushback By Fresno City Council Member

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno City Council member Gary Bredefeld pushes back against a proposed new parks tax going to a vote in city council. This latest proposed tax would fund both Parks and Public Safety in Fresno. The three-quarters of a cent tax is estimated to generate about $75 million annually and sunset…MORE

Bullet Train Cost Rises by Another $1 Billion

Bullet Train Cost Rises by Another $1 Billion

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) – The California High-Speed Rail Authority is bumping its overall cost estimate for completing the rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles to more than $80 billion. I t blames inflationary increases and better cost projections for a $1.3 billion boost. The project has had years of embarrassing cost overruns and…MORE