Category Archives: Local News

Thieves Grab 8 Laptops, Walk Right Out: Clovis PD

Thieves Grab 8 Laptops, Walk Right Out: Clovis PD

    CLOVIS, CA (KMJ) — The Clovis Police Department released a surveillance video of a burglary at the Clovis Best Buy. The theft happened Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the store located on Herndon Ave. at Willow Ave. In the video you see two guys walk into the store and go straight to the laptop…MORE

CA Man Who Tortured, Murdered Black Delano Teenager Up Again For Parole

CA Man Who Tortured, Murdered Black Delano Teenager Up Again For Parole

    VISALIA, CA (KMJ) — A California parole board recommended the release of convicted murderer 48-year-old Gerardo Zavala. Prosecutors strongly oppose the release of Zavala. This is the second time the board has recommended his release but former Gov. Jerry Brown overturned it in 2018 after prosecutors appealed the decision. Zavala was arrested and convicted…MORE

Gov. Newsom Says Pres. Trump Approved Wildfire Aid

Gov. Newsom Says Pres. Trump Approved Wildfire Aid

  SHAVER LAKE, CA  — UPDATE: California Governor Gavin Newsom talked to President Trump Friday afternoon about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announcing Thursday it would not approve his request for a major disaster declaration due to California wildfires. After the call the governor tweeted: “Just got off phone with @realDonaldTrump who has approved our Major Disaster…MORE

Fresno State Cuts Some Athletic Programs Due To Pandemic Budget Shortfall

Fresno State Cuts Some Athletic Programs Due To Pandemic Budget Shortfall

PRESS RELEASE: Fresno State Athletics announces program changes FRESNO, Calif. – In response to ongoing financial challenges for Fresno State Athletics, whose revenues have been dramatically impacted this fiscal year by the COVID-19 pandemic, Fresno State announced today its decision to implement program reductions that will ensure long-term financial sustainability of its athletics program. At…MORE

Stockton Man Arrested for Arranging to Rape 9-year-old Girl in Fresno, Deputies Say

Stockton Man Arrested for Arranging to Rape 9-year-old Girl in Fresno, Deputies Say

  FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — A 39-year-old man has been arrested after he expressed his desire to rape a young girl to an undercover detective, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office says that John Plappert of Stockton arranged to meet up with a 9-year-old girl in Fresno County on Wednesday night.…MORE

Police Standoff in Fresno Ends Peacefully

Police Standoff in Fresno Ends Peacefully

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Fresno police say a wanted man holed up in a house near Cedar and Belmont has surrendered. 26-year-old Ollie Louis was wanted on weapons charges and police believed he was armed. Officer went at 11 am to arrest Martin, when the standoff began. Our News Partner FOX26 was on scene.  …MORE

Kamala Harris Suspends All Events After Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19

Kamala Harris Suspends All Events After Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19

(KMJ) – California Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris is suspend all in-person events until Monday after a pair of her staffers test positive for the coronavirus. The Biden-Harris campaign adds former Vice President Joe Biden had no exposure despite spending several hours campaigning with Harris together in Arizona on October 8th. Harris’…MORE

Man Accused of Teen’s Rape, Months After Prior Bust in Online Sex Predator Sting

Man Accused of Teen’s Rape, Months After Prior Bust in Online Sex Predator Sting

Christopher Contreras booking photo following his arrest in Operation “COVID Chat Down.” Photo: Fresno County Sheriff’s Office   FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested for raping a teenager just months after he was busted in a sexual predator sting, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office says Christopher Contreras…MORE

Two People Shot During Drive-By in Fresno

Two People Shot During Drive-By in Fresno

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — A drive-by shooting has left two people injured in Fresno on Tuesday night, according to police. Around 9:20 p.m., Fresno Police officers went to go check out a ShotSpotter call about 22 shots being fired in the area of Saginaw and Effie. When officers arrived, they found two people suffering from…MORE

Co-Pilot Owl Lands Inside Helicopter Fighting Creek Fire

Co-Pilot Owl Lands Inside Helicopter Fighting Creek Fire

  FRESNO COUNTY, CA (KMJ) — It’s odd to have an owl enter an aircraft. It’s unheard of to have it enter while the helo is in-flight. “It’s an unexplainable and magical miracle for it to stay with you for several water drops, then leave just as it arrived – safe and unannounced,” said helicopter pilot…MORE