Category Archives: Local News

Fresno Unified will Hold Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies

Fresno Unified will Hold Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) -Fresno Unified will Hold Outdoor Graduation Ceremonies The district is pleased to announce that it will hold outdoor graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021, providing seniors an opportunity to receive their diplomas with their classmates, in front of family members. The Fresno Unified Board of Education is expected to finalize…MORE

Fresno Police Officer Affiliated with ‘Proud Boys’ No Longer Employed

Fresno Police Officer Affiliated with ‘Proud Boys’ No Longer Employed

      FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — The Fresno Police Department announced Friday that the officer affiliated with the far-right extremist group “Proud Boys” is no longer employed with the City of Fresno as a police officer. An Internal Affairs investigation was launched by the department after Richard “Rick” Fitzgerald was accused of being affiliated with…MORE

Gov. Newsom at Shaver Lake Announces $535M Early Budget Action for Wildfire Prevention

Gov. Newsom at Shaver Lake Announces $535M Early Budget Action for Wildfire Prevention

    SHAVER LAKE, CA (KMJ) – Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced a $536 million funding plan to help improve California’s resilience to wildfires. They released the following statement: “With California facing another extremely dry year, it is critical that we…MORE

Wendy’s Filling 75 Valley Openings, New Visalia Location

Wendy’s Filling 75 Valley Openings, New Visalia Location

  VISALIA, CA (KMJ) — A locally owned and operated Wendy’s franchisee is now hiring for all positions. Wendy’s has immediate openings for Team Members, Shift Supervisors, and General Managers from Madera to Tulare. Openings are also available for a new restaurant on Plaza Drive in Visalia scheduled to open in early March. Wendy’s has full…MORE

Federal Police Officer Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Federal Police Officer Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

FRESNO, CA (KMJ)   Fresno County Sheriff Dept. news release: Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested 52 year old Adrian Enriquez of Exeter. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges related to possession and distribution of child pornography. His bail is set at $100,000. On Tuesday, members of the Central Valley…MORE

Tulare County Man Covicted of Rape, Child Molestation

Tulare County Man Covicted of Rape, Child Molestation

FRESNO, CA (KMJ)  A Tulare County jury Wednesday returned guilty verdicts against Charles Higgins for rape and child molestation. The 45 year old raped a 14 year old girl and committed other crimes against the child in the Spring of 2019, the jury found. Higgins faces over 17 years in state prison and sex offender…MORE

Magnitude 3.7 Quake Recorded Wednesday Near Mendota, CA

Magnitude 3.7 Quake Recorded Wednesday Near Mendota, CA

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (KMJ) — The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 3.7 magnitude quake hit west of Mendota Wednesday afternoon. The USGS says the quake hit around 1:18 p.m. and was centered about 16 miles south of Dos Palos and 18 miles west of Mendota. In the past 10 days, there has been…MORE

Fresno Announces the City’s First Large Solar Farm

Fresno Announces the City’s First Large Solar Farm

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — The City of Fresno and Fresno Community Solar Developers held a news conference Wednesday morning to announce Fresno’s first solar farm. The new facility will be located on 158 acres of city-owned land. Families within the region who meet the income eligibility requirements will benefit from a 20% energy savings for…MORE

Fresno Police Arrest Man After Rooftop Standoff

Fresno Police Arrest Man After Rooftop Standoff

  FRESNO, CA. (KMJ) — Fresno police arrested a man after he climbed onto a roof trying to get away Wednesday afternoon. Police were investigating a domestic dispute where a firearm may have been involved. They say the wanted man took off running, jumping fences, and running through yards and eventually climbed on a roof in…MORE

Female Bulldog Gang Member Charged in Man’s Murder

Female Bulldog Gang Member Charged in Man’s Murder

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) News release via Fresno Police Department: On Sunday, January 17, 2021, shortly after 1:30 pm, officers from the Southwest Policing District responded to Jensen Ave and West Ave regarding a welfare check of a male lying in a field. Officers arrived and located 56-year-old John Bolech on an isolated dirt road. Bolech was suffering…MORE