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California Budget Proposes $15 Billion for Economic Relief

California Budget Proposes $15 Billion for Economic Relief

  SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – California Governor Gavin Newsom held a state budget briefing Friday morning, to introduce his proposed state budget for the fiscal year 2021-22. Click to listen to the report by KMJ’s Liz Kern: News release issued by Gov. Newsom’s Office: SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today submitted his 2021-22 State Budget…MORE

Fresno Police Release Crime Suppression Operation Results

Fresno Police Release Crime Suppression Operation Results

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The Fresno police department gives an update on its violent crime suppression operation. The operation was launched in October as a direct result of the increase in violent crime The Fresno Police Dept. said it was in part issues of $0 bail and early releases from our jail and state prison…MORE

Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer Officially Sworn In

Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer Officially Sworn In

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer was officially sworn in on Tuesday morning by the City Clerk Yvonne Spence. Mayor Dyer won the mayoral race against Andrew Janz back in March and has had to wait until now to take office. Dyer served in the Fresno Police Department for 40 years and took over the department as…MORE

Tollhouse Shooting Death Was Accident – Mix of Alcohol and Guns: Sheriff’s Office

Tollhouse Shooting Death Was Accident – Mix of Alcohol and Guns: Sheriff’s Office

  TOLLHOUSE, CA (KMJ) — Fresno County sheriff’s detectives investigating a homicide that happened overnight in Tollhouse discovered it was a mistake made by friends playing with guns while drinking. The victim shot and killed has been identified as 23-year-old Bradly Smith of Clovis. Detectives say three friends were hanging out drinking alcohol when Smith was…MORE

City Announces Agreement between Fresno Grizzlies and MLB

City Announces Agreement between Fresno Grizzlies and MLB

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) —Fresno City Council will vote Thursday on an agreement to keep the Grizzlies playing baseball in Fresno. On Wednesday, Mayor Lee Brand and Council President Miguel Arias held a virtual news conference to announce the details of an agreement between the City of Fresno, the Fresno Grizzlies, and Major League…MORE

Oklahoma Police Deputy Chief Paco Balderama Announced as Fresno’s New Police Chief

Oklahoma Police Deputy Chief Paco Balderama Announced as Fresno’s New Police Chief

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) –  The Fresno Police Department formally announced Paco Balderama as the city’s new police chief Tuesday afternoon, making him Fresno’s 23rd law enforcement leader and first Hispanic Chief of Police. Balderama was born in El Paso, Texas, is a Mexican-American, and a twin – his brother, Beto, also currently works for…MORE

Jeopardy! Host Ken Jennings Tweets Jab at Fresno

Jeopardy! Host Ken Jennings Tweets Jab at Fresno

    “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings is the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek following his death last month from pancreatic cancer. Many people applauded the appointment of Jennings until Thursday when he tweeted a jab at Fresno. Jennings tweeted: The Grapes of Wrath is probably the only movie where the happy ending is a…MORE

Tulare County Healthcare Conglomerate CEO Taken Into Custody

Tulare County Healthcare Conglomerate CEO Taken Into Custody

  TULARE COUNTY, CA (KMJ) – The Tulare County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation took Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) CEO Dr. Yorai “Benny” Benzeevi into custody Thursday night at Los Angeles International Airport The Office of the District Attorney coordinated with Benzeevi’s local counsel and federal officials at the American Embassy in Manila, Philippines, for his…MORE

San Francisco Bay Area Issues New Stay-at-Home Order

San Francisco Bay Area Issues New Stay-at-Home Order

  + SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The health officers in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a new stay-at-home order Friday as the number of coronavirus cases surge and hospitals fill. Changes will take effect Sunday, Dec. 6 and last through Monday, Jan. 4. The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, and San Francisco,…MORE