Category Archives: Local News

California Jobless Rate Dips Half-Percentage Point to 6.5%

California Jobless Rate Dips Half-Percentage Point to 6.5%

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate dipped a half-percentage point in December as the most populous state added 50,700 nonfarm jobs, accounting for more than a quarter of the nation’s 199,000 job growth for the month, according to new data released Friday. The state has now regained nearly 72% of the 2.7 million jobs…MORE

Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria Announces Bid for New Seat in CA 27th Assembly  District

Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria Announces Bid for New Seat in CA 27th Assembly District

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno City Councilmember Esmeralda Soria announces she’s running for the California State Assembly, Councilmember Soria currently represents Fresno’s District 1. She says she’s running for the state’s newly drawn 27th Assembly District, which encompasses Madera and Merced counties and parts of Fresno. As the 2018 Fresno City Council President, Soria was…MORE

CHP K9 Beny Makes $3 Million Fentanyl Bust, largest in Valley History

CHP K9 Beny Makes $3 Million Fentanyl Bust, largest in Valley History

MERCED, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — After stopping a 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan for speeding, a California Highway Patrol Officer noted several typical signs that led him to believe the driver and passenger were engaged in criminal activity. CHP K9 “Beny” was asked to sniff the exterior of the Volkswagen and alerted to the odor of narcotics. The vehicle…MORE

Truck Ends Up On Its Roof In Fresno Canal

Truck Ends Up On Its Roof In Fresno Canal

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The driver of a pickup crashed into the McKinley canal and landed on its roof in the shallow water on Friday. The canal is near Cedar and McKinley Avenues. Witnesses told police they saw a male driver get out of the vehicle and take off running. southbound along the freeway. Police say…MORE

Search Continues for Suspect Following Northwest Fresno Stabbing

Search Continues for Suspect Following Northwest Fresno Stabbing

(KMJ) – Fresno Police say a 43-year-old man continues to recover after he was stabbed by a man who tried to steal his backpack. Officers were called to the Starbucks at Herndon and Palm Wednesday night after the victim walked in suffering from a stab wound. He told officers a man wearing all black clothing…MORE

California Offers College Students $10K for Public Service

California Offers College Students $10K for Public Service

(AP NEWS) – Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that 45 colleges and universities in California, including some of the most prestigious campuses in the state, will be part of a new public service program that will subsidize tuition for students who do community service alongside their studies. The program called “Californians For All College Corps”…MORE

Valley Children’s Hospital Delaying Some Procedures Due to Staffing Shortage

Valley Children’s Hospital Delaying Some Procedures Due to Staffing Shortage

MADERA, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera has made the tough choice of delaying some medical procedures for at least the next two weeks. A spokesperson with the hospital says the decision was made on Tuesday after nearly 130 employees called out with COVID-19. Surgeons are ensuring that all critical and emergency surgeries…MORE

Elderly Man Reported Missing Out of Merced

Elderly Man Reported Missing Out of Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — An 87-year-old man has been reported missing in Merced. Police say Ramon Jimenez was last seen Tuesday evening when he walked away from the 500 block of W 7th St. in Merced. He was wearing a gray/green pool hall jacket, jeans, red shoes, and a gray/white/black Nike beenie. Mr. Jimenez walks…MORE

Fresno Double Murder Suspect Now In Custody in Los Angeles County

Fresno Double Murder Suspect Now In Custody in Los Angeles County

(KMJ) – A Fresno man sought for in the murder of his mother and grandfather is taken into custody in Southern California. Here are the details, as released by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office: On the night of January 15th, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Van Nuys Patrol Division arrested 25-year-old Rahmad Kerel…MORE