Category Archives: Local News

Fresno City Council Passes “Zero Fare FAX Bus Act” in 5-2 Vote

Fresno City Council Passes “Zero Fare FAX Bus Act” in 5-2 Vote

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ ) – Fresno City Council approves the “Zero Fare Clean Air Act” in a 5-2 vote Thursday afternoon. The free FAX bus fares start March 1st and will last until end of emergency order. The “Zero Fare Clean Air Act” was championed by Council Member Tyler Maxwell, His initiative backed by…MORE

Fresno Grizzlies Begin Play May 4th, Home Opener Against Visalia Rawhide May 11th

Fresno Grizzlies Begin Play May 4th, Home Opener Against Visalia Rawhide May 11th

  FRESNO, CA (KMJ) — Major League Baseball announced the 2021 Minor League Baseball schedule. Triple-A games are scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 6, and Double-A and Single-A are scheduled to start on Tuesday, May 4. The Triple-A regular season will total 142 games, while Double-A and Single-A leagues will include 120 regular season games.…MORE

Valley Congressman Proposes Federal Funding for High Speed Rail

Valley Congressman Proposes Federal Funding for High Speed Rail

(KMJ) – Valley Democratic Congressman Jim Costa re-introduces a bill in the U.S. House to help fund California’s High Speed Rail project. His HR 867 is also known as the High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act. It seeks to provide $32 billion to fund projects in federally designated high-speed rail corridors. That includes the Golden State’s…MORE

Suspect Sought After Fresno Woman is Shot in The Head

Suspect Sought After Fresno Woman is Shot in The Head

(Photo courtesy:  KMPH Fox 26) (KMJ) – The search continues for the suspect who opened fire near the Tower District and struck a woman in the head. Fresno Police say the victim was shot while she was sitting in a car just before 8 p.m.Tuesday.  Officers received a Shot Spotter call after 10 rounds were fired on…MORE

Teens Lead Fresno Police on High-Speed Chase

Teens Lead Fresno Police on High-Speed Chase

(Photo courtesy:  KMPH Fox 26) (KMJ) – A pair of teens now face charges after slamming into a Fresno Police patrol vehicle and setting off a high-speed chase within the city. Fresno Police say they tried to pullover a dark-colored SUV around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Peach and Clay Ave.  Officer say…MORE

Accused Fresno Child Abductor Brought Back to the Valley

Accused Fresno Child Abductor Brought Back to the Valley

  (Photo courtesy:  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office) (KMJ) – A Virginia man accused of flying cross-country to kidnap a young Fresno girl is returned to Fresno to stand trial. 40-year-old Nathan Larson had been in a Denver, Colorado Jail since December 14th awaiting extradition.  And this is the reason why, per the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office:…MORE

Fresno Mayor Dyer Updates Homeless Placements on Project Off-Ramp

Fresno Mayor Dyer Updates Homeless Placements on Project Off-Ramp

  FRESNO, CA. (KMJ) —  The City of Fresno is continuing to house the homeless through Project Off-Ramp, Fresno’s initiative to clear homeless encampments along the freeways. Project Off-Ramp is providing an off-ramp to homelessness and an on-ramp to a better, more productive life. Outreach workers assist the homeless by offering housing and services based on…MORE

Accused Hanford Child Sex Abuser Escaped to Bolivia; Arrested in Miami

Accused Hanford Child Sex Abuser Escaped to Bolivia; Arrested in Miami

    HANFORD, CA (KMJ) — The Hanford Police Department announced the arrest of a man they say was wanted for rape and sexual abuse of a child. Hanford police were investigating a report in October of 2019 from a 15-year-old girl who said she had been sexually assaulted and raped by her stepfather Alvaro Lino.…MORE

State Auditor Says Homeless Council Not Properly Tracking Homelessness Spending

State Auditor Says Homeless Council Not Properly Tracking Homelessness Spending

  A new report issued by the California State Auditor, Elaine M Howle, CPA, says the state’s approach to addressing homelessness has hampered the effectiveness of its efforts. As directed by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the California State Auditor’s office conducted an audit of five local governments who play a key role in a…MORE