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California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

  SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) — A California lawmaker is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children until they are at least 6-years-old, hoping a narrower focus combined with new legislative leadership will be enough to get the first-of-its-kind legislation signed into law. State Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco,…MORE

2-year-old Found Safe Following Car Theft in Central Fresno

2-year-old Found Safe Following Car Theft in Central Fresno

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — A two-year-old boy who was reported missing after his mother’s car was stolen has been found safe, according to the Fresno Police Department. Around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police say a mother stopped at a daycare near Mariposa and E. Olive Streets to pick up one of her children. Police say the…MORE

Man Arrested, Accused of 2 Murders in Fresno

Man Arrested, Accused of 2 Murders in Fresno

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Fresno police have arrested a man they say shot and killed two people. Detectives arrested 28-year-old Jose Verduzco who they say is a Parkside Bulldog gang member Verduzco is accused of shooting and killing a gas station employee on Dec. 2 and a woman three days later.   Police say…MORE

Fresno County GOP Blasts Congressman for Vote to Impeach The President

Fresno County GOP Blasts Congressman for Vote to Impeach The President

  (KMJ) – Valley Congressman David Valadao was one of just ten House Republicans to side with Congressional Democrats Wednesday to vote to impeach President Trump a second time. Following his vote, Valadao issued the following statement: “President Trump was, without question, a driving force in the catastrophic events that took place on January 6…MORE

Suspected Bank Robber Shot and Killed During Standoff in Visalia

Suspected Bank Robber Shot and Killed During Standoff in Visalia

  VISALIA, CA (KMJ) — A man was shot and killed in a Visalia neighborhood following an armed bank robbery. Visalia police got the call of a bank robbery at the Tri Counties Bank on S Pinkham St. in Visalia around 11:15 Wednesday morning. Bank employees said the man kept a hand in his pocket like…MORE

VP Pence Plans Visit to Lemoore Naval Air Station

VP Pence Plans Visit to Lemoore Naval Air Station

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) –  The White House says Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Naval Air Station Lemoore on Saturday. No exact time has been released yet. Second Lady Karen Pence will be accompanying the Vice President. Pence is scheduled to fly to West Virginia on Friday after that he will visit Lemoore on…MORE

Three Escaped Valley Jail Inmates Captured; Three Still Sought

Three Escaped Valley Jail Inmates Captured; Three Still Sought

(Photo courtesy:  Merced County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – The Merced County Sheriff’s Office says three of the six inmates who escaped from its main jail facility over the weekend are now back behind bars. Sheriff Vern Warnke says Edgar Ventura was caught Tuesday near Firebaugh.  And, Tuesday Night, Fabian Cruz Roman and Andres Rodriquez were…MORE

Fresno County Registrar of Voters Announces Her Retirement

Fresno County Registrar of Voters Announces Her Retirement

(Photo courtesy:  County of Fresno) (KMJ) – Brandi Orth has served as Fresno County’s Clerk and Registrar of Voters for the past nine years.  But, this week, she announced her intention to retire. In a statement released Tuesday, Orth writes: On December 17, 2020 my mother’s sudden illness required my personal attendance in North Carolina.  As…MORE

Driver Killed in Crash with Semi on Highway 180

Driver Killed in Crash with Semi on Highway 180

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (KMJ) — A man has died after officers say his car drifted into the path of an oncoming semi truck in Fresno County. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says a black Volkswagen Jetta was heading westbound on Highway 180 when the driver drifted into the eastbound lane near Blythe Avenue. The car crashed into a big…MORE