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Tulare Man Sentenced to 50 Years to Life for Child Molestation

Tulare Man Sentenced to 50 Years to Life for Child Molestation

(KMJ) – A Tulare man found guilty of child molestation last month will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Tulare County Superior Court sentenced 33-year-old Yovani Martinez to 50 years to life in prison for child molestation and possession of child pornography. On May 5, 2021, a jury found Martinez guilty of two counts…MORE

Fresno Police & Fire Team to Stop Illegal Fireworks

Fresno Police & Fire Team to Stop Illegal Fireworks

    FRESNO CA, (KMJ) — Fresno Fire Chief Kerri Donis and Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama held a news conference on Wednesday to talk about the importance of fireworks safety. During the news conference, Chief Balderrama and Chief Donis talked about a joint effort to suppress illegal fireworks in the City of Fresno during the…MORE

Help Wanted: Labor Crisis Shocks Calif. Restaurants

Help Wanted: Labor Crisis Shocks Calif. Restaurants

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California restaurants that managed to survive the pandemic are facing a new crisis: finding workers. With the economy officially reopened, owners are eager to fill dining rooms to full capacity but can’t find enough cooks, food servers or kitchen staffers to do the job. As a result, restaurants are being forced…MORE

Illegal Fireworks Caused SkyFire Near Millerton Lake, Says Cal Fire

Illegal Fireworks Caused SkyFire Near Millerton Lake, Says Cal Fire

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Cal Fire now says a fire that started Monday night near Millerton Lake was started by illegal fireworks. The fire was reported Monday around 11 p.m. north of Table Mountain Casino along Sky Harbour Road, south of El Lado Road.   Roughly 80 crew members are working on the fire. There…MORE

State of Emergency Declared in Lemoore After Deadly Water Tank Collapse

State of Emergency Declared in Lemoore After Deadly Water Tank Collapse

    LEMOORE, Calif. (KMJ) — The Lemoore City Manager will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon regarding Monday’s deadly water tank collapse. City Manager Nathan Olson declared a state of emergency Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. Officials are trying to keep water running for city customers. The news conference will take place at 4:30 p.m. and will…MORE

Murder Charges Filed For Woman Accused of Deadly DUI Crash That Killed 2 Sisters

Murder Charges Filed For Woman Accused of Deadly DUI Crash That Killed 2 Sisters

  Booking photo of Elizabeth Nungaray. Photo: Porterville PD   PORTERVILLE, CA (KMJ) — A woman has been charged with murder in connection to a deadly crash Saturday in Porterville. Police say 43-year-old Elizabeth Nungaray of San Jose was under the influence when she ran a red light at Main St. and Orange Ave. and broadsided…MORE

Crews Continue to Battle Wild Fire Burning Near Millerton Lake

Crews Continue to Battle Wild Fire Burning Near Millerton Lake

(Photo courtesy:  KMPH Fox 26) (KMJ) – Cal Fire crews continue to work to contain a blaze that broke out on the Fresno County Side of Millerton Lake last night. Flames were reported around 10:30 p.m. off Sky Harbour Road, near the Pincushion Peak trail head.  Dozens of firefighters are now working to contained this…MORE

Stolen Ambulance Chase Comes to a Crashing End in Visalia

Stolen Ambulance Chase Comes to a Crashing End in Visalia

(Photo courtesy:  Visalia Police Department)   (KMJ) – A South Valley woman is now behind bars after she reportedly stole an ambulance, leading police of a chase through Visalia. Officers in that city responded to a call around 3:38 p.m. Monday near the 700 block of East Noble to assist an emergency medical crew.  But while…MORE

Water Tank Collapsed in Lemoore, 1 Dead, 1 Taken to Hospital

Water Tank Collapsed in Lemoore, 1 Dead, 1 Taken to Hospital

LEMOORE, CA (KMJ) — The West Hills College in Lemoore let FOX26 know about a storage tank that collapsed across from the campus. Officials confirmed one man died at the scene and another was taken to the hospital. All classes on-campus at West Hills Lemoore have been canceled for the day and the campus was evacuated.…MORE

Man Killed in Triple Shooting in Fresno Identified

Man Killed in Triple Shooting in Fresno Identified

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — A shooting took place around 2:12 a.m. Sunday on Delno Ave., near McKinley and Fruit Avenues in Fresno. According to Fresno Police, officers responded after a shot spotter activation went off but found no one at the scene. Police say they got word a short time later that three gunshot victims…MORE