Category Archives: Local News

Fresno County Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

Fresno County Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

FRESNO , CA (KMJ) – A Fresno County Jail Inmate has tested positive for COVID-19. The Sheriff’s Office says the inmate was one of eight placed in the Fresno County Jail’s quarantine area, back in April. Sheriff’s Spokesperson Tony Botti says that area was created after one of the jail’s correctional officers tested positive. Botti…MORE

California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles Canceled

California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles Canceled

  PASO ROBLES, CA (KMJ) — The 2020 California Mid-State Fair, scheduled for July 22nd through August 2nd, has been canceled. The 2021 California Mid-State Fair is set to run July 21 – August 1 and we will be celebrating our 75th Anniversary. The decision was based on the current restrictions from state and local leaders…MORE

Body of Fallen Valley Soldier Finally Returns Home

Body of Fallen Valley Soldier Finally Returns Home

(KMJ) – The body of a Valley soldier killed in a rocket attack in Iraq back in mid-March is finally home. Just days after 27-year old Army Specialist Juan Covarrubias was killed at Camp Taji, the coronavirus forced a temporary halt to return flights for fallen soldiers.   But, Wednesday the remains of the Hanford native…MORE

Tulare County’s Plan to Reopen Economy is Approved by State

Tulare County’s Plan to Reopen Economy is Approved by State

    SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – The State of California has approved Tulare County’s request to lift coronavirus restrictions and progress further into Phase 2 of the state’s stay-at-home order. Tulare County is permited to reopen hair salons, dine-in restaurants and in-store retail, and  shopping malls to reopen among other places with modifications to prevent…MORE

Two Bodies Found Wednesday in Fresno

Two Bodies Found Wednesday in Fresno

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno police are gathering evidence after two bodies were found near Peach & McKinley Avenues in Fresno Wednesday afternoon. The bodies of a man and a woman were lying between the railroad tracks and fence line. Police taped off the scene and called homicide detectives. It’s unknown what caused the…MORE

Detectives Hope Surveillance Video Helps Track Down Valley Driver

Detectives Hope Surveillance Video Helps Track Down Valley Driver

(KMJ) – Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives release surveillance video in the hopes of tracking down a driver who may have encountered a 30-year old man stuck and killed in Kingsburg. Just after midnight on May 11th, Kingsburg Police responded to calls of a body lying in the road near the intersection of East…MORE

Fresno Mayor Announces Mask Donations for Small Businesses

Fresno Mayor Announces Mask Donations for Small Businesses

FRESNO, CA – Fresno Mayor Lee Brand announces a personal protective equipment (PPE) donation campaign for small businesses, an initiative to assist Fresno residents in the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The City of Fresno is providing an initial donation of 10,000 disposable surgical masks to hand out to small businesses for their customers, with…MORE

Gov. Newsom: Hair salons and Barbershops Can Reopen with Modifications

Gov. Newsom: Hair salons and Barbershops Can Reopen with Modifications

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Governor Gavin Newsom announces hair salons and barbershops can now be added to the regional re-openings. The Gov. making the announcement Tuesday, at his daily coronavirus briefing. The details of how the salons open is at the direction of the county public health departments.   NEW: Starting today, many counties…MORE

Calif. Churches Can Reopen, But…

Calif. Churches Can Reopen, But…

The California Department of Public Health has issued guidelines for reopening places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic. Bans on in-person religious gatherings had been in place in California as part of the state’s effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Under the new guidelines, churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship will be allowed to…MORE