Category Archives: Local News

Gavin’s Law Saved in Senate Public Safety Committee

Gavin’s Law Saved in Senate Public Safety Committee

  FRESNO, CA. (KMJ) — Assembly Bill 195, known as Gavin’s Law, was taken up in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Friday. The State Senate hearing allowed brief testimony on Gavin’s Law. Gavin Gladding’s wife, Susan spoke, then Asst. Fresno County DA Jerry Stanley. The bill went to a vote of 3 to 1, with…MORE

34 Men Arrested in “Operation Covid-19 Chat Down” Online Child Sex Sting

34 Men Arrested in “Operation Covid-19 Chat Down” Online Child Sex Sting

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 34 Central Valley men who detectives say tried to solicit sex from children. “Operation COVID Chat Down” was a multi-agency effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that spanned between July 20th and August 2nd. FCSO says COVID-19 has pushed more kids to…MORE

Assemblyman Calls for EDD Director to Resign, After Admitting Department Only Answers 5% of Calls

Assemblyman Calls for EDD Director to Resign, After Admitting Department Only Answers 5% of Calls

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) —Unemployed Californians are facing numerous issues in trying to get their unemployment benefits. Complaints range from the call center being nearly impossible to use to get help; certification letters not coming through the mail; claim status taking a third of a year to process; and the web page being faulty. Assemblymember Jim Patterson has been trying to…MORE

Fresno Police Say Man Shot Dead in Car Was Targeted

Fresno Police Say Man Shot Dead in Car Was Targeted

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A shooting left a man dead and a woman wounded in South Fresno early Thursday morning, police now say the man was targeted. Shot Spotter detected 18 gunshots in the area of E Lorena Ave. and S. Ivy Ave., near Elm and California Avenues around 1:30 a.m. When officers got…MORE

Free Coronavirus Testing Friday at Manchester Center in Fresno

Free Coronavirus Testing Friday at Manchester Center in Fresno

  FRESNO, CA. (KMJ) — United Health Centers is providing No-Cost COVID-19 testing at the Manchester Center on Friday, August 7th. The testing will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the old Sears parking lot, located at 3636 N. Blackstone at Shields Ave. in Fresno. Pre-registration is required prior to COVID-19 testing! Pre-register…MORE

Attempted Water Rescue Turns Deadly Near Reedley Beach

Attempted Water Rescue Turns Deadly Near Reedley Beach

(Photo courtesy:  KMPH Fox 26) (KMJ) –  Reedley Police and Fire crews say a man drowned while trying to save a young girl swept away in the waters of the Kings River. This all began around 7 p.m. Wednesday after three children waded into the water near Reedley Beach only to be swept up in…MORE

Fresno Sheriff’s Office Locates Registered Sex Offender

Fresno Sheriff’s Office Locates Registered Sex Offender

                  UPDATE: Thursday afternoon, Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 60 year old Ricardo Pedro Bojorquez. He is now in the Fresno County Jail facing a felony charge.   FRESNO, CA (KMJ) -The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to locate 60-year-old Ricardo Pedro Bojorquez.  He is…MORE

Search Continues for Los Banos Homicide Suspect

Search Continues for Los Banos Homicide Suspect

(Photo courtesy:  Los Banos Police Department) (KMJ) – The Los Banos Police Department is now asking for the public’s help locating a suspect sought in a May 31st homicide. 25-year old Dylan Garay was gunned down at a gas station on the 1500 block of West Pacheco Boulevard following a disturbance between people inside two…MORE

Search Crews Recover Body of Hiker on Mount Humphreys

Search Crews Recover Body of Hiker on Mount Humphreys

(Photo courtesy:  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – The Fresno County Search and Rescue team, with help from the California Air National Guard, recovers the body of a hike who fell to his death while climbing Mount Humphreys. The Sheriff’s Office say 52 year old Paul Sheykhzadeh of Reno, Nevada died Sunday along the western slope of…MORE

All Remaining 2020 Events Canceled In Downtown Visalia

All Remaining 2020 Events Canceled In Downtown Visalia

(Photo courtesy:  Downtown Visalians) (KMJ) – The board of Downtown Visalians announces the cancellation of its remaining 2020 events. In its announcement Monday, the board says, though a tough decision, it feels none of this year’s remaining events will meet the existing state COVID-19 requirements for social distancing. These sweeping cancellations will include the 27th Annual Taste of Downtown…MORE