Category Archives: Local News

Poll: Growing Number of Californians Support Gov. Newsom Recall

Poll: Growing Number of Californians Support Gov. Newsom Recall

Nearly half of likely California voters now back the effort to recall Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a survey released Tuesday. A total 47% of likely California voters say back the recall effort, which will be voted on Sept. 14. The poll — conducted by the University of California Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and…MORE

Mandate: Calif. state employees, health care workers must get vaxxed or get tested

Mandate: Calif. state employees, health care workers must get vaxxed or get tested

California will require all state employees and health care workers to provide proof of vaccination status or get regular testing amid a surge of cases from the highly contagious Delta variant, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in a press conference Monday. All employees will be required to prove they have received the vaccine by showing their…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

Kern County SWAT Deputy Killed In Wasco Shootout

Kern County SWAT Deputy Killed In Wasco Shootout

(Photo courtesy:  Kern County 999 Foundation) (KMJ) – The Kern County 999 Foundation has identified the Kern County Sheriff’s SWAT Deputy killed in a shootout Sunday afternoon in Wasco.  It took to its Facebook page to write: The Kern County 999 Foundation family would like to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and…MORE

Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Dies at Corcoran Prison

Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Dies at Corcoran Prison

Death-row inmate Rodney James Alcala, also known as the “Dating Game Killer,” died Saturday of natural causes at Corcoran Prison hospital, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was 77 years old. Alcala, who earned his nickname due to a 1978 appearance on the television show “The Dating Game,”…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

Kings County Sees 84% Increase in Weekly COVID-19 Cases

Kings County Sees 84% Increase in Weekly COVID-19 Cases

  Hanford, CA (KMJ) — The Kings County Department of Public Health (KCDPH) is reporting an 84% increase in weekly COVID-19 cases. 112 new cases were reported last week and a projected 300 next week. KCDH is recommending all businesses and citizens take necessary measures to protect themselves and others from the continued transmission of the…MORE

University of California Regents Approve Rare Tuition Hike

University of California Regents Approve Rare Tuition Hike

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of…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

Clovis Police Catch Suspected Mail Thieves

Clovis Police Catch Suspected Mail Thieves

  CLOVIS, CA (KMJ)  — Clovis police pulled a car over with two suspected mail thieves inside on Wednesday. Police got a call around 10:15 a.m. about suspicious activity and possible mail theft that had just occurred near Nees and Sunnyside Avenues. The person gave the police a description and directions. When they tried to…MORE