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California Officials Report First Virus Death of a Teen

California Officials Report First Virus Death of a Teen

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A teenager from the Central Valley is now the first teen to die from COVID-19 in the state of California. On Friday, the California Department of Public Health reported that the teenager had underlying health conditions. “It’s a huge trauma for everyone that’s involved, um, including the hospital workers,” said…MORE

Parents, Fresno Council Members Demand Schools Re-open

Parents, Fresno Council Members Demand Schools Re-open

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Fresno City Councilmen Garry Bredefeld and Mike Karbassi held a news conference on Thursday to address the need for schools to re-open for the fall semester so parents can be given the choice to send their children back to school. The council members say last semester, students simply were left behind…MORE

Madera Ranchos Man Arrested for Sex Trafficking

Madera Ranchos Man Arrested for Sex Trafficking

(Photo courtesy:  Madera County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – Madera County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest a Madera Ranchos man for allegedly trafficking a 22-year old woman for sex. Tuesday, 27-year old Dylan “Colby” Nichols Dobbs was taken into custody following an investigation into the abuse and sex trafficking of the victim. According to the Madera County Sheriff’s…MORE

Parents Enter Plea, Community Mourns 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran

Parents Enter Plea, Community Mourns 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran

  MADERA, Calif. (KMJ) — Thaddeus Sran’s parents entered their not guilty plea Wednesday afternoon, during an arraignment taking place in Madera Superior Court.     Sukjinder Sran (above) and his wife Brieseida Guadalupe Sran (below), the parents of 2-year-old Thaddeus Sran are accused of his murder.     Both of the child’s parents are each being…MORE

Big Fresno Fair to be “Drive-Thru” Only This Year

Big Fresno Fair to be “Drive-Thru” Only This Year

(KMJ) –  The Big Fresno Fair says it will “reinvent” itself this year as it adapts its traditional event into a series of drive-thru and virtual experiences in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Fresno County. Over the past few months, Fair Management and staff say they have been monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and…MORE

Arson Investigation in Central Fresno

Arson Investigation in Central Fresno

    FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Firefighters say a home in Central Fresno may have been set on fire intentionally. The fire started at 1:30 Tuesday morning on Van Ness St. near McKinley Ave. in Fresno. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames. They say they found an item near a broken window…MORE

Protesters Chained to Governor’s Home as Prison Deaths Mount

Protesters Chained to Governor’s Home as Prison Deaths Mount

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Demonstrators chaining themselves to a fence outside Gov. Gavin Newsom’s home called for mass prison releases and an end to immigration transfers because of the coronavirus pandemic. [RELATED: Death row inmate may have died from coronavirus] Monday’s protest came as deaths mounted at a San Francisco Bay Area prison where…MORE

California Lawmakers Propose $100 Billion Stimulus Plan

California Lawmakers Propose $100 Billion Stimulus Plan

  SACRAMENTO, CA. (AP) — Democrats who control California’s Legislature are proposing a $100 billion economic stimulus plan that relies on what they are calling future tax vouchers. They also want to speed up other spending during the coronavirus pandemic. The plan would allow the state treasurer to issue tax vouchers that proponents said could…MORE