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Gov. Newsom Signs Legislation to Make College More Affordable and Accessible in California

Gov. Newsom Signs Legislation to Make College More Affordable and Accessible in California

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Governor’s Press Office Tuesday, July 27, 2021 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed the higher education budget trailer bill implementing significant California Comeback Plan investments in college affordability and access – including expanded student financial aid, education and training grants for workers displaced by the pandemic, transfer pathways for…MORE

3 Women Rescued, 6 Men Arrested, Following Sex Trafficking Sting in Visalia

3 Women Rescued, 6 Men Arrested, Following Sex Trafficking Sting in Visalia

    VISALIA, CA (KMJ) — The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office announced the results of a sex trafficking sting in the Visalia area.     The operation took place on Friday, July 23rd, and was conducted by the TCSO Human Trafficking Unit, along with members of the Visalia Police Department and the Tulare County District Attorney’s…MORE

SWAT Deputy Among 5 Killed in Wasco Shooting

SWAT Deputy Among 5 Killed in Wasco Shooting

  WASCO, CA (KMJ) — Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood held a press conference on Monday regarding the officer involved shooting in Wasco, Sunday night. Sheriff Youngblood confirmed five people are dead after a shootout and hostage situation in Wasco yesterday. One of those people killed was KCSO Deputy Philip Campas. At 1:00 pm deputies were dispatched to…MORE

Madera County DA Outraged – Convicted Yosemite Lake Park Arsonist to be Released Early

Madera County DA Outraged – Convicted Yosemite Lake Park Arsonist to be Released Early

  MADERA, CA (KMJ) – Madera County’s DA holds a news conference Friday about the early release of Kenneth Allen Jackson is outraged over early release of convicted Yosemite Lake Park arsonist. Madera County District Attorney Sally Moreno expressed her outrage at the early release of Kenneth Allan Jackson by the CDCR on Tuesday. “The CDCR –…MORE

Sacramento Needs to Increase Consequences of Crimes Say Fresno Law Officials

Sacramento Needs to Increase Consequences of Crimes Say Fresno Law Officials

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislature to crack down on crime up and down the state. Newsom signed AB 331 into law on Wednesday, which would extend the sunset date on prosecuting organized retail theft. The law also extends the California Highway Patrol’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force, which enlists local law…MORE

Fresno Unified School Board Member Carol Mills Passes Away From ALS

Fresno Unified School Board Member Carol Mills Passes Away From ALS

  (KMJ) – Fresno Unified School Board member Terry Slatic confirms to KMJ that fellow FUSD School Board Member Carol Mills died just after midnight Wednesday at a Valley Hospital. Mills said she had overcome a speech impediment and pursued a law degree then became an attorney. She received a B.A. in Political Science from…MORE

Former Tulare Sheriff’s Sergeant Sentenced 5 Years, 8 Months in Prison for Domestic Violence, Witness Intimidation.

Former Tulare Sheriff’s Sergeant Sentenced 5 Years, 8 Months in Prison for Domestic Violence, Witness Intimidation.

VISALIA, CA (KMJ) — A former sergeant with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office was found guilty of charges that included domestic violence and witness intimidation. On Tuesday, 47-year-old Richard Ramirez was sentenced to 5 years, 8 months for crimes against three victims. On May 7, 2021, a jury convicted Ramirez of the following: Adult Victim1 –The defendant was…MORE