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Walmart Manager Opens Fire In Break Room, Killing 6

Walmart Manager Opens Fire In Break Room, Killing 6

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees in the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people in the country’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days, police and witnesses said Wednesday. The gunman, who apparently shot himself, was dead when officers found him, police said. There was no…MORE

Unemployment Claims Rise To 240,000, Highest Since August

Unemployment Claims Rise To 240,000, Highest Since August

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level since August but still remains low by historic standards. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that 240,000 people applied for jobless aid last week, up by 17,000 from the week before. The four-week moving average of claims, which smooths out…MORE

Truck Rolls Over After Four-vehicle Crash In Fowler

Truck Rolls Over After Four-vehicle Crash In Fowler

FOWLER, Calif. (KMKJ/FOX26) — A truck rolled over after a four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Fowler. Authorities were called out to northbound Highway 99 just south of Manning Avenue around 3:00 a.m. for reports of a large crash. One truck rolled over, trapping the passenger who had to be extracted by Fresno County Fire. The…MORE

Fire Sparks At Denny’s In The Downtown Fresno Area

Fire Sparks At Denny’s In The Downtown Fresno Area

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — A fire sparked at a Denny’s in the Downtown Fresno area Tuesday night. The Fresno Fire Department was called to the Denny’s on Divisadero and Abby around 8 p.m. Staff and customers were able to get out safely. No one was hurt. About 45 firefighters worked together to keep the flames…MORE

Card Skimmer Removed From Bank Of America ATM In Fowler

Card Skimmer Removed From Bank Of America ATM In Fowler

FOWLER, Calif. — One less card skimmer is off the street thanks to one technician and the Fowler Police Department. According to Fowler Police, officers were called to the Bank of America ATM near 10th and Merced Street on Saturday. When officers arrived, they say a servicing technician spotted the card skimmer and didn’t realize…MORE

Dyer: Fresno to Get $6M to Address Homelessness

Dyer: Fresno to Get $6M to Address Homelessness

UPDATE: FRESNO, CA – Mayor Jerry Dyer announced Tuesday that the City of Fresno has received an award letter from the State of California for the City’s remaining Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Round 3 (HHAP-3) funds. As a result of this award, the City will receive $6,019,405.72 within the next 30 days. The decision to…MORE

Fresno’s Henry Ellard Semifinalist for NFL Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Four-time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is one of five first-year eligible players among 28 modern day semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2023. Joining Revis as candidates for induction next year are offensive linemen Jahri Evans and Joe Thomas, defensive lineman Dwight Freeney and linebacker James Harrison.…MORE

Reindeer Visiting Fresno Chaffee Zoo For A Limited Time Only

Reindeer Visiting Fresno Chaffee Zoo For A Limited Time Only

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The Fresno Chaffee Zoo announced on Monday the addition of two new animals that are visiting for a limited time. According to the Zoo, two reindeer have made their way to the Chaffee Zoo and can be found right next to the Reptile House. “Reindeer have the largest and heaviest antlers…MORE

Upcoming Event Aims To Give Stray Dogs A Second Chance

Upcoming Event Aims To Give Stray Dogs A Second Chance

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — An upcoming event will soon give animal lovers a chance to foster a furry pal in Fresno. According to Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer, Operation Wishbone will be a drive-thru event that is scheduled to take place on both Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fresno Animal Center. Mayor Dyer says folks can…MORE

Valadao Declares Congressional Victory

Valadao Declares Congressional Victory

Incumbent republican Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford) has declared victory over democratic challenger Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) in a tightly-contested race. Valadao issued the following release: Hanford, CA – With the vote count across California’s Twenty Second Congressional District nearly complete, it is clear voters have spoken and Congressman David G. Valadao has been reelected to continue serving…MORE