Category Archives: Local News

Fresno County DA Responds to Newsom, Newspaper Editorial, on KMJ Talk Show

Fresno County DA Responds to Newsom, Newspaper Editorial, on KMJ Talk Show

(KMJ) – Fresno County DA Lisa Smittcamp responds to an editorial by the Fresno Bee that she is playing politics, after a verbal parry makes national headlines, on the heels of a police officer’s death by a felon. On Wednesday, D.A. Smittcamp said the governor had blood on his hands, referring to the death of…MORE

Man Accused of Having Child Porn Arrested in Tulare County

Man Accused of Having Child Porn Arrested in Tulare County

POPLER, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A 63-year-old Tulare County man was arrested after detectives say he was found to be in possession of child pornography. After receiving information from the Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce, the Porterville Police Department opened an investigation into Steven Daniel Jones, for potentially being in possession of…MORE

Teens on Probation Arrested, Caught with Loaded Firearms in Southeast Fresno

Teens on Probation Arrested, Caught with Loaded Firearms in Southeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Two teenagers were arrested and now face several charges after they were caught with loaded firearms in southeast Fresno. According to the Fresno Police Department, officers spoke with two boys in a vehicle near Peach and Huntington Avenues. Officers say the driver in the vehicle didn’t have a license and their vehicle…MORE

Pentagon: Chinese Spy Balloon Spotted Over Western US

Pentagon: Chinese Spy Balloon Spotted Over Western US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days, but the Pentagon decided not to shoot it down due to risks of harm for people on the ground, officials said Thursday. A senior defense official told Pentagon reporters that the U.S.…MORE

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Next of Kin for Oakhurst Woman Who Died Jan 26th

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Next of Kin for Oakhurst Woman Who Died Jan 26th

MADERA, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locate the next of kin of a woman who died last week. The sheriff’s office says 65-year-old Lacey Pamela Ray of Oakhurst passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26th. The Coroner’s Office has searched numerous personal records, but unfortunately, has been unable…MORE

New 3200 Seat Church To Officially Open On Thursday In Visalia

New 3200 Seat Church To Officially Open On Thursday In Visalia

VISALIA, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The South Valley is getting a new church. The Catholic Diocese of Fresno will celebrate a Mass of Dedication for St. Charles Borromeo. St. Charles church is located at Caldwell Ave. and Akers St. in Visalia. The new church will be the largest parish church in North America with seating for…MORE

Hit-And-Run Leaves Man Hospitalized In Fresno

Hit-And-Run Leaves Man Hospitalized In Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A man is now in the hospital after being struck by a car in southwest Fresno Thursday morning. This happened on Marks Avenue just north of Olive Avenue. According to the Fresno Police Department, several people called in to report a man laying in the street. When police arrived at the…MORE

Newsom Calls Out Fresno County D.A. During Gun Reform News Conference

Newsom Calls Out Fresno County D.A. During Gun Reform News Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Gov. Gavin Newsom held a news conference on Wednesday with Attorney General Rob Bonta, state Senator Anthony Portantino (D-Burbank), other legislative leaders, and gun safety advocates, to announce Senate Bill 2, new efforts to advance gun safety legislation. SB2 would update the state’s concealed carry licensing process and ban anyone younger than…MORE

Selma Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty Identified

Selma Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty Identified

SELMA, Calif. (KMJ) — The identity of the Selma Police officer killed in the line of duty on Tuesday has been released. Selma Police Officer, Gonzalo Carrasco was shot and killed just before 12 noon while on a patrol in Selma. Carrasco was also an expectant Father who served with the Selma Police Department for…MORE