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Body of Missing 17-Year-Old Girl Recovered from Kaweah River by Volunteer Diver

Body of Missing 17-Year-Old Girl Recovered from Kaweah River by Volunteer Diver

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — A volunteer diver has recovered the body of a teen girl who was swept away in the Kaweah River earlier this week. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies had been searching for 17-year-old Bree Scott since she fell into the water on Tuesday evening. The diver, Juan Heredia, told…MORE

Multiple Cars Catch Fire at Wrecking Yard in Madera, Officials Say

Multiple Cars Catch Fire at Wrecking Yard in Madera, Officials Say

MADERA, Calif. (KKMJ/KFSN) – Crews were working to put out a fire at a wrecking yard in Madera on Friday. Officials say nearly 50 cars caught fire at Smith’s Wrecking Yard on Road 29. Heavy smoke could be seen for miles with crews at the scene. Officials say the flames are threatening nearby properties. Crews were…MORE

Both Coalinga College and Lemoore College Keep Accreditation

Both Coalinga College and Lemoore College Keep Accreditation

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — The West Hills Community College District announced that both Coalinga College and Lemoore College have successfully kept their accreditation. They have been reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges for the next seven years. The President of Lemoore College says they received word of the accreditation with no recommendations…MORE

Man Sentenced for 2021 Murder in Fresno’s Tower District

Man Sentenced for 2021 Murder in Fresno’s Tower District

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) – A known gang member has been sentenced for the stabbing death of a man in Fresno. Friday morning, a judge ordered Jesse Gonzalez to serve 30 years to life in prison for the 2021 murder of 27-year-old Angel Cortez Flores. Police say Flores was experiencing homelessness and living in a camp when…MORE

Christina Musson Receives Assembly Resolution

Christina Musson Receives Assembly Resolution

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) On Friday’s edition of KMJ’s Broeske & Musson Show, California Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) presented Christina Musson with an Assembly resolution honoring her back-to-back national Gracie Award for co-host of the year. In a surprise move, Christina then presented John Broeske with a “Georgie Award” for his part in her earning these…MORE

Madera Leaders Approve Millions To Fix Failing Sewer Line

Madera Leaders Approve Millions To Fix Failing Sewer Line

MADERA, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — Madera city leaders have approved a multi-million dollar bid to fix a failing sewer line that’s caused serious safety concerns. On Monday, part of the pipe collapsed below Avenue 13, creating a sinkhole that swallowed the trailer of a semi-truck. It followed another sewer line break and sinkhole in the same area…MORE

Construction Begins On All-Way Stop in Southeast Fresno

Construction Begins On All-Way Stop in Southeast Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) – Construction work will be underway at the intersection of Tulare and Minnewawa Avenues in southeast Fresno. Fresno Public Works crews began installation of stop bars and stop signs at the intersection at 6:30 am Thursday. It comes after an incident back in January, when Ruben Almaraz, who lives near the intersection, was…MORE

Deputies Arrest Man for Vandalizing Fresno Courthouse

Deputies Arrest Man for Vandalizing Fresno Courthouse

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have a man in custody accused of vandalizing the downtown courthouse. Just before 6:30 am Thursday, deputies responded for a glass break to the front glass door of the main courthouse, where people enter for hearings and jury duty. They say a man had thrown a large rock…MORE

Crews Searching For Missing 17-Year-Old Girl in Kaweah River

Crews Searching For Missing 17-Year-Old Girl in Kaweah River

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) – Dive teams are searching for a missing teen girl in the Kaweah River on Tuesday. The Tulare County Sheriff’s office says the 17-year old was swimming around 5 pm when she disappeared. The Sheriff’s Office Swift-water Dive Rescue team and the Sequoia National Park are working to find the girl.MORE

Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama On Paid Administrative Leave Amid Relationship Investigation

Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama On Paid Administrative Leave Amid Relationship Investigation

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama has now been placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation into allegations of an “inappropriate off-duty relationship continues. Fresno City Manager Georgeanna White has confirmed that Deputy Chief Mindy Casto will take immediate operational control of the department. In an email sent to the department,…MORE