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Man Arrested, Accused of Killing Another in Fresno Tuesday Night

Man Arrested, Accused of Killing Another in Fresno Tuesday Night

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The Fresno Police Department announced the arrest of Jacob King, who they say shot and killed a man Tuesday night. Police were called around 10:00 p.m. to the area of Gregory and Cromwell Avenues for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found 27-year-old Jason Vitug suffering from a…MORE

Detectives – Searching for Lindsay Woman Accused of Citizenship Scam – Say One Victim Lost $30,000

Detectives – Searching for Lindsay Woman Accused of Citizenship Scam – Say One Victim Lost $30,000

TULARE COUNTY, CA (KMJ) – The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a scam taking place in Tulare County targeting Mexican American and Mexican National residents. During their investigation, Detectives learned that between September 2021 and May 2022, 59-year-old Micallela Aguilera Coleman of Lindsay promised to help numerous Tulare County residents obtain…MORE

Tulare County Man Convicted of Child Molestation

Tulare County Man Convicted of Child Molestation

VISALIA, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — 64-year-old Sidney Russell was found guilty in Tulare County Superior Court of child molestation. Court records say Russel committed the crimes on an underage girl in July 2020. He was convicted of two felony counts of forcible lewd act upon a child under the age of 14. Russell possessed prior strike offenses…MORE

Large Fire Destroys Two Homes, Damages Others in Madera

Large Fire Destroys Two Homes, Damages Others in Madera

(KMJ/FOX26) — A large vegetation fire broke out Tuesday evening in the 1600 and 1700 blocks of Riverview Drive in Madera. According to Cal Fire, two homes were destroyed and two others were damaged after the fire began around 6 p.m. in the Fresno River. The flames then worked their way south across the river…MORE

Driver Involved In Car Chase Arrested In Clovis

Driver Involved In Car Chase Arrested In Clovis

(KMJ) — Clovis Police were involved in a car chase after multiple attempts to pull over a driver over on Tuesday monring. Officers were in the area of Gettysburg and Helm Avenues when a red Toyota run a stop sign. The driver refused to stop and lead police on a chase. The pursuit had to…MORE

K-9 Bruce Sniffs Out Hidden Drugs During Merced Traffic Stop

K-9 Bruce Sniffs Out Hidden Drugs During Merced Traffic Stop

(KMJ) — K-9 Bruce does it again, sniffing out another load of drugs during a traffic stop in Merced on Tuesday. Highway Patrol pulled over a Volkswagen for a tinted window violation, but officers noticed the driver showed several signs of criminal behavior during the stop. The call was made to bring in K-9 Bruce…MORE

24 Felony Charges Filed Against 2 Men For Retail Burglaries In Fresno

24 Felony Charges Filed Against 2 Men For Retail Burglaries In Fresno

(KMJ) — The Fresno County DA’s Office has filed 24 charges against two men who they say are responsible for a series of retail burglaries in Fresno. Officials say both 21-year-old Schirell Cummings and Reginald Taylor have been carrying out these crimes from Dec. 2021 through May 2022. One of their last burglaries was at…MORE

FUSD: 488 Teacher Vacancies Must Be Filled by 2022-23 School Year

FUSD: 488 Teacher Vacancies Must Be Filled by 2022-23 School Year

(KMJ) — Hundreds of Fresno Unified teaching positions will need to be filled as more and more educators retire or pursue other careers. According to the Fresno Teachers Association (FTA), Fresno Unified will need to fill 488 teacher positions for the 2022-23 school year, which roughly accounts for 52% of all teacher vacancies within Fresno…MORE

Mother and Daughter Charged In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

Mother and Daughter Charged In Unemployment Fraud Scheme

(KMJ) — 29-year-old Makiah Miles of Compton and her mother, 50-year-old Apryl Weston of Santa Maria, have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft for submitting fraudulent unemployment insurance claims to the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in the names of inmates, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court…MORE

Driver Accused Of Being Under the Influence Flips Car Into Ravine In Clovis

Driver Accused Of Being Under the Influence Flips Car Into Ravine In Clovis

(KMJ/FOX26) — A man had to be rescued from his vehicle after the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said he lost control and flipped his vehicle down into a ravine in Clovis early Tuesday morning. Officers were called to Auberry Rd. near Summit Mountain Rd. around 3:00 a.m. A passerby found the wrecked vehicle with it’s…MORE