Category Archives: Dominic McAndrew News Articles

“Fear And Retribution” Lives Inside Fresno Unified School District

“Fear And Retribution” Lives Inside Fresno Unified School District

FRESNO (KMJ) — A member of Fresno Unified’s school board has alleged that the district engages in revenge tactics against staff members who dare to speak out. The allegation from Trustee Terry Slatic was made on KMJ’s Broeske and Musson on Thursday. Slatic described employees who remain quiet in fear of what would happen otherwise.…MORE

Flu Season Not Over Yet – Extended For Another Month

Flu Season Not Over Yet – Extended For Another Month

  FRESNO (KMJ) — The continued presence of the flu in the Central Valley has prompted Fresno County Department of Public Health to extend flu season by one month. Instead of the official end-date of March 31st, officials announced Wednesday that it will come to an end on April 30th. The alert’s central message was…MORE

Mayor Pulls SB1 Spending Plan After North-South Shaw Feud

Mayor Pulls SB1 Spending Plan After North-South Shaw Feud

FRESNO (KMJ) — Fresno Mayor Lee Brand has pulled his spending plan for SB1 funds from Thursday’s Fresno City Council agenda, following a public feud by councilmembers over where the money should be spent. The split over where the gas-tax money was distributed started on Monday, when a group of councilmembers representing areas south of…MORE

Mayor’s SB1 Plan Slammed By Councilmembers South-Of-Shaw

Mayor’s SB1 Plan Slammed By Councilmembers South-Of-Shaw

FRESNO (KMJ) — A majority of Fresno City Council has come out against Mayor Lee Brand’s plan to distribute SB1 highway-improvement funds. District 7’s Nelson Esparza has labeled it “dead on arrival.” Esparza, along with District 1’s Esmeralda Soria, District 3’s Miguel Arias, and District 5’s Luis Chavez, announced on Monday that they are against…MORE

Chief Dyer On Smollett Case: “That Could Not Happen Here”

Chief Dyer On Smollett Case: “That Could Not Happen Here”

FRESNO (KMJ/AP) — The Chief of Fresno Police has said that the circumstances leading to all charges being dropped against actor Jussie Smollett could not happen in Fresno. In conversation with KMJ on Wednesday, Chief Jerry Dyer described the connection between himself and Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp as making it impossible for a…MORE

Turning Hotel Fresno Into Housing Is “A Missed Opportunity” For City

Turning Hotel Fresno Into Housing Is “A Missed Opportunity” For City

FRESNO (KMJ) — As the historic Hotel Fresno lies vacant, a call has been made to make the most of its heritage and fill a Downtown void at the same time. Craig Scharton, who headed up the Downtown Fresno Partnership before its current President and CEO, said that the current proposal to turn the building…MORE

Woman Killed After Fleeing From CHP – Witnesses Wanted

Woman Killed After Fleeing From CHP – Witnesses Wanted

MERCED (KMJ) — The CHP has put out an appeal for witnesses in the hit and run death of a woman described as fleeing from a traffic stop. The incident happened on Highway 99 north of Franklin Road, an area north of Merced, on Wednesday March 20th around 8.40pm. The victim has been identified as…MORE

CHP: Greyhound Crash Driver Was Already On Suspended License

CHP: Greyhound Crash Driver Was Already On Suspended License

FRESNO (KMJ) — The driver of the Greyhound bus involved in a crash in Fresno on Sunday was both high on drugs and driving on a suspended license, according to CHP. 28 year old Ashton Castillo was arrested following the incident close to the Highway 99 and Highway 180 connector. Officers said he was trying…MORE

One-Year-Old Child Killed In Fresno Dog Attack

One-Year-Old Child Killed In Fresno Dog Attack

FRESNO (KMJ) — A one year old has been killed after he was attacked by two dogs in Southeast Fresno. The attack happened around 11am Friday on the 5900 block of E Kaviland Avenue. Officers said that the child, who was being looked after by his grandparents, got out of the house and into the…MORE

Chief Dyer Says “No” To Panhandling Ban – Fresno City Council Agrees

Chief Dyer Says “No” To Panhandling Ban – Fresno City Council Agrees

FRESNO (KMJ) — A proposed ban on drivers giving money to people standing within 200 yards of signalized intersections gets thrown out by Fresno City Council. Thursday’s vote followed hours of public comment, including questions on why the homeless were being criminalized and declarations that the ordinance’s supporters were racist. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer…MORE