Category Archives: Local News

Visalia PD: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday

Visalia PD: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday

VISALIA, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The Visalia police department is announcing another Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. People can bring unused, unwanted, or expired prescriptions to be discarded safely and anonymously at the Visalia police department. This provides a chance for people to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. If you miss the event or want to find…MORE

Sierra National Forest Expects Heavy Winter Storm

Sierra National Forest Expects Heavy Winter Storm

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Heavy winter weather is expected for the Sierra National Forest (SNF) Sunday, October 24 into Monday, October 25. The storm should bring much needed rainfall to the valley and snow to the Southern Sierra. Even though this precipitation is very welcome, there are some hazards that will come with the storm.…MORE

Weekend Storm Preparation From PG&E

Weekend Storm Preparation From PG&E

PGE RELEASE (FROM DENNY BOYLES): As you are aware, forecasters are calling for a storm producing significant wind and rain to arrive in almost all areas of our  service territory this weekend. While the forecast for Fresno and Madera is less severe than other areas, I wanted to give you an update on our preparations.…MORE

Merced Police Are Looking for a Missing Mother

Merced Police Are Looking for a Missing Mother

MERCED, CA (KMJ) – Detectives say Francisca Vasquez-Hernandez was reported missing on Monday the 18th, 2021 after leaving her home with her son, Erick Alvarado on the 15th. Vasquez-Hernandez does not have a vehicle and it is unknown if she was picked up in a vehicle or left on foot. Family members have attempted to…MORE

Cause of California Family’s Deaths in Sierra Mountains Revealed By Mariposa County Sheriff

Cause of California Family’s Deaths in Sierra Mountains Revealed By Mariposa County Sheriff

MARIPOSA. CA (KMJ) – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office releases their findings Thursday on what many considered the mysterious deaths of a family on a hiking trail. During Thursday’s press conference at headquarters, Mariposa County Sheriff Briese said the cause of death was determined to be hyperthermia and dehydration due to the exposure. On August…MORE

California Proposes New Oil Drilling Ban Near Neighborhoods

California Proposes New Oil Drilling Ban Near Neighborhoods

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation’s largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. It’s the latest effort by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration…MORE

Assemblyman Responds to California Oil Drilling Ban Proposal

Assemblyman Responds to California Oil Drilling Ban Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s oil regulator wants to ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health. The draft rule released Thursday would be the nation’s largest buffer zone between drilling and community sites if adopted. Environmental groups and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration say…MORE

SLO Judge Sets Trial Date in Kristin Smart Murder Case

SLO Judge Sets Trial Date in Kristin Smart Murder Case

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A trial date is set in the Kristin Smart murder case. A judge in San Luis Obispo says the trial will begin on April 25, 2022. The defendants, 44-year-old Paul Flores and his father, 60-year-old Ruben Flores have again entered “not guilty” pleas at their arraignment on Wednesday. Kristen Smart disappeared…MORE