Category Archives: Local News

Downtown Fresno Shooter Gets Life in Prison

Downtown Fresno Shooter Gets Life in Prison

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Prosecutors say a man convicted of killing four white men in 2017 in a race-related rampage in California’s Central Valley was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Kori Ali Muhammad’s sentence comes three years after he said he was fed up with racism against black people…MORE

CA to Allow Reopening of Schools, Day Camps, Bars & Gyms

CA to Allow Reopening of Schools, Day Camps, Bars & Gyms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California will begin allowing the reopening of day camps, bars, gyms and some professional sports with modifications at the end of next week. Mark Ghaly, the state’s top health official, says the state will release guidance later Friday for counties to follow to reopen a broad range of businesses that have…MORE

J.C. Penney to Close Several Valley Stores This Summer

J.C. Penney to Close Several Valley Stores This Summer

(KMJ) – Long-time retail chain J.C. Penney says it is taking steps to close 154 stores this summer. That announcement was made Thursday via a post on the company’s blog.  It states:  “Following a comprehensive review of our retail footprint, J.C. Penney made the difficult decision to close 154 stores.” There are three Penney’s locations in…MORE

Nation’s Unemployment Rate Drops For the First Time in Months

Nation’s Unemployment Rate Drops For the First Time in Months

(KMJ) –  The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7% as 2.5 million jobs were added across the Nation. Economic analysts say May’s job gain suggests that businesses have been quickly recalling workers as states have reopened their economies. Other evidence has also shown that the job market meltdown triggered by the…MORE

CA Legislature, Governor At Odds Over Budget Deficit

CA Legislature, Governor At Odds Over Budget Deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom do not agree yet on how to close the state’s $54.3 billion budget deficit. Lawmakers met with administration officials on Thursday in a public hearing to discuss their plans. Newsom is more willing to make permanent budget cuts to things like public education and health…MORE

Health Official: Calif. in “Range of Stability” on COVID-19

Health Official: Calif. in “Range of Stability” on COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s top health official says the state remains in a “range of stability” on coronavirus cases and hospitalizations and will continue moving ahead with reopening efforts. That’s despite recent widespread protests over racial injustice that have brought people together in mass gatherings not seen in months. Mark Ghaly says the state…MORE

July 4th Fireworks Event at Bass Lake Canceled

July 4th Fireworks Event at Bass Lake Canceled

  (photo courtesy:  Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce) (KMJ) – The Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announce the cancellation of its 2020 July 4th fireworks event due to concerns over COVID-19. “It is with a lot of sadness and heartfelt discussion with community leaders and business partners that the Bass Lake Chamber…MORE

PTA Treasurer Accused of Stealing Thousands from Valley Elementary School

PTA Treasurer Accused of Stealing Thousands from Valley Elementary School

(Photo courtesy: Fresno County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – Detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office arrest a 30-year old Fresno woman for allegedly embezzling $27,000 from a Sanger Unified Elementary School. Sandy Rojas served as the PTA treasurer at Lone Star Elementary School.  But staff at that school filed a report stating she stole thousands…MORE

Virus Concerns Prompt Cancellation of Central CA Women’s Conference

Virus Concerns Prompt Cancellation of Central CA Women’s Conference

(KMJ) – For the first time in its 33-year history, the Central California Women’s Conference has canceled its yearly event in Downtown Fresno. This week, the conference’s board of directors decided, after much deliberation, to cancel the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.  They add this move is being made for the safety of everyone…MORE

Tulare County Sheriff Clarifies Controversial Tweets

Tulare County Sheriff Clarifies Controversial Tweets

(KMJ) – The Sheriff of Tulare County posts a video message in response to recent (now-deleted) tweets that expressed his frustration over nationwide protests and riots. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux says he sincerely apologizes to anyone he may have offended. But, he wants to make it clear his intention was never to offend anyone.  Instead he says…MORE