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California Lawmakers Call for Delay to Start of Interim Water Plan

California Lawmakers Call for Delay to Start of Interim Water Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — On Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Jim Costa, Rep. John Garamendi, and Rep. Josh Harder called on state and federal officials to delay implementation of the interim operating plan for the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project. “We appreciate your extensive efforts to collaborate with each other on the proposed…MORE

The Entire State of California Now Under Drought Emergency

The Entire State of California Now Under Drought Emergency

(KMJ) – The Governor’s latest California drought emergency now covers EVERY county in the Golden State. Here’s what Gavin Newsom’s office released over California’s ongoing water crisis: Following the second driest year on record and with near record low storage in California’s largest reservoirs, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide…MORE

Murder and DUI Charges Filed After Deadly Taco Truck Collision

Murder and DUI Charges Filed After Deadly Taco Truck Collision

(KMJ) A Fresno man now faces a host of charges after he allegedly drove into a crowd gathered outside a Fresno taco truck earlier this month. Here are the details of his case and charges, as released by the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office: Rolando Enrique Alvarenga-Aguilar has been charged in a felony complaint with…MORE

13-Year-Old Student  Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up School in Tulare County

13-Year-Old Student Arrested for Threatening to Shoot Up School in Tulare County

TULARE COUNTY, CA (KMJ) – A 13-year-old male student is arrested for threatening to shoot up a school in Tulare County. Just after 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Tipton Elementary School on Evans Road in Tipton for a student threatening to shoot up the school. When Deputies arrived,…MORE

Teenage Girl, 16, Reported Missing in Fresno Say Police

Teenage Girl, 16, Reported Missing in Fresno Say Police

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — The Fresno Police Department announced a 16-year-old girl is missing. Police say Kiara Hill was last seen at school on Wednesday, Oct. 13th. According to her sister, she went to school like normal and was at her first class but nobody saw her after that. She also has not had any…MORE

Man Convicted of Murdering Ex-Wife in Front of Her 3 Children in Madera

Man Convicted of Murdering Ex-Wife in Front of Her 3 Children in Madera

MADERA, CA (KMJ) – A man is convicted of murdering his estranged wife in front of her three children. Julio Garay was arrested in July of 2020. Madera Police say that’s when he killed his 32-year-old ex-wife, Calley Jean Garay. On July 14, she was in Madera, getting into her van with her children when…MORE

San Francisco Announces Cash Rewards to Collar Auto Burglars

San Francisco Announces Cash Rewards to Collar Auto Burglars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will give out cash awards of up to $100,000 for information about the ringleaders of high-level auto burglaries — in yet another push to battle crime in a city marked by attention-grabbing vehicle smash and grabs, home break-ins and retail theft. The cash rewards would come from private donors…MORE

Fresno Man Arrested in San Diego County for Deadly Reedley Shooting

Fresno Man Arrested in San Diego County for Deadly Reedley Shooting

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Reedley Police say they got a call around 10:30 on July 4, 2021 about a shooting in the 1400 block of N. Columbia Ave. Oficers arrived to find 25-year-old Jcob Ecinia suffering from a gunshot wound. H was transported to Adventist Health in Reedley where he was pronounced dead. After a…MORE

Students Walkout Monday to Protest COVID Mandates in California

Students Walkout Monday to Protest COVID Mandates in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KMJ/FOX26) — Students, parents, and teachers protested COVID mandates on Monday by staying home. Some not only skipped classes but also gathered at the Capitol in Sacramento. News about the planned protest has spread on social media. Earlier this month, the state enacted the nation’s first COVID vaccine mandate for school children. California Governor…MORE