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5.8 Earthquake Rattles Central Valley, Centered Near Lone Pine

5.8 Earthquake Rattles Central Valley, Centered Near Lone Pine

FRESNO, CA. (KMJ) — The USGS is reporting a magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook around 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Initially USGS reported a 6.0 magnitude quake, centered near Lone Pine on the east side of the Sierras. The quake centered in Inyo County, about 15- 20 miles south east of Lone Pine. Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones…MORE

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Details Roadmap for Reopening Schools

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Details Roadmap for Reopening Schools

  SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that the California Department of Education (CDE) has released comprehensive guidance that will support public school leaders across the state as they work with their local health officers to plan for the safe reopening of campuses and classrooms this fall. Titled “Stronger Together: A Guidebook…MORE

Mayor Announces COVID-19 Guidelines for Yard Sales

Mayor Announces COVID-19 Guidelines for Yard Sales

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand announced that yard sales and other sales of personal property conducted by residents on their premises are considered an authorized activity, under State and Fresno County health and safety guidelines.   As part of Friday’s announcement, the City of Fresno reminds residents that all current public health protocols, including…MORE

Fresno County Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

Fresno County Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

FRESNO , CA (KMJ) – A Fresno County Jail Inmate has tested positive for COVID-19. The Sheriff’s Office says the inmate was one of eight placed in the Fresno County Jail’s quarantine area, back in April. Sheriff’s Spokesperson Tony Botti says that area was created after one of the jail’s correctional officers tested positive. Botti…MORE

Two Bodies Found Wednesday in Fresno

Two Bodies Found Wednesday in Fresno

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Fresno police are gathering evidence after two bodies were found near Peach & McKinley Avenues in Fresno Wednesday afternoon. The bodies of a man and a woman were lying between the railroad tracks and fence line. Police taped off the scene and called homicide detectives. It’s unknown what caused the…MORE

Gov. Newsom: Hair salons and Barbershops Can Reopen with Modifications

Gov. Newsom: Hair salons and Barbershops Can Reopen with Modifications

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Governor Gavin Newsom announces hair salons and barbershops can now be added to the regional re-openings. The Gov. making the announcement Tuesday, at his daily coronavirus briefing. The details of how the salons open is at the direction of the county public health departments.   NEW: Starting today, many counties…MORE

Madera County Approved to Start Reopening Businesses

Madera County Approved to Start Reopening Businesses

  MADERA, CA (KMJ) — Madera County has met the readiness criteria set by the state and is now approved to move forward to later stage 2. In stage 2.5 the following businesses may open effective immediately: Dine-in restaurants Retail stores Swap meets (may re-open as of May 31, 2020) Office-based businesses (teleworking still encouraged) Limited…MORE