Category Archives: Local News

Governor Newsom Announces COVID-19 Testing Task Force, Website for Essential Material

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    Fresno, CA (KMJ) As reported by KMJ’s News Partner Fox 26 reporter, Marie Edinger. A new website aims to help get critical medical supplies to workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in California. California Governor Gavin Newsom said Saturday the website should serve as a one-stop website for donations and…MORE

5 Deaths from Covid 19: Madera, Tulare, and Fresno Counties

5 Deaths from Covid 19: Madera, Tulare, and Fresno Counties

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Five people have now died from COVID 19 in the San Joaquin Valley. There are now three counties that have deaths from COVID 19 -Madera, Tulare and Fresno. Fresno County confirmed its first death from coronavirus on Friday, and 6 more cases.   With now 100 cases, and the death of an…MORE

Fresno EOC Food Express Bus will Deliver Healthy Meals for Kids

Fresno EOC Food Express Bus will Deliver Healthy Meals for Kids

(Fresno, CA) – Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) will be deploying the Food Express Bus to deliver healthy meals to kids during the pandemic. The Food Express Bus will stop at five locations throughout the City of Fresno starting April 6. This route will remain operating until the emergency pandemic orders are lifted. LOCATIONS…MORE

NAS Lemoore Service Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

NAS Lemoore Service Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

(KMJ) – Naval Air Station Lemoore confirms one of its Central Valley-based service members has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are the details the Naval base posted via its official Facebook account Thursday: On March 25, 2020, a service member supporting Fleet Readiness Center West (FRCW) in Lemoore, was tested for COVID-19 after displaying symptoms.…MORE

Department of Justice Activates COVID-19 Fraud Hotline

Department of Justice Activates COVID-19 Fraud Hotline

(KMJ) – The Department of Justice says it has now enacted the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline.  The move comes as the FBI says fraudsters have now been working overtime to scam, plot and steal your money and/or personal information during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, if you feel you have been a victim of…MORE

Suspects Lead Sheriff’s Deputies on High-Speed Fresno County Chase

Suspects Lead Sheriff’s Deputies on High-Speed Fresno County Chase

(KMJ) – Two suspects lead Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen pick-up truck. And the Sheriff’s Office put out this news release detailing Thursday’s chase: Thursday morning, a farmer in the Sanger area made a report to the California Highway Patrol that his pickup truck had been stolen. Later in…MORE

Fresno County Sees 12 More COVID-19  Cases

Fresno County Sees 12 More COVID-19 Cases

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) Herr are the latest numbers on coronavirus in the San Joaquin Valley, as of 5:00pm, April.w 2020. Kern County has the most cases -142. Fresno County is not far behind with 94, as 12 more people tested positive since Wednesday. 23 Travel-Related 12 Close-Contact / Person-to-Person 17 Community-Spread / Unknown Source…MORE

More than Six Million Americans Apply for Unemployment

More than Six Million Americans Apply for Unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of…MORE

Fresno Sheriff’s Dispatcher Talks Armed Suspect Into Surrendering

Fresno Sheriff’s Dispatcher Talks Armed Suspect Into Surrendering

(KMJ) – A Fresno County Sheriff’s dispatcher is credited with talking an armed suspect into peacefully surrendering to the Sheriff’s SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team. Just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Auberry road between Blue Heron and Rock Hill Lanes for reports of a domestic violence call.  Once on…MORE

Engineer Tries to Crash Train Into USNS Mercy at the Port of LA

Engineer Tries to Crash Train Into USNS Mercy at the Port of LA

(KMJ) – Los Angeles-area law enforcement say an engineer deliberately ran a train off the tracks at high speed near the Port of Los Angeles.   And, they say he did so in an attempt to crash into the USNS Mercy hospital ship. The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track…MORE