Category Archives: Local News

Tools, Other Items Stolen From Truck in Madera, Deputies Say

MADERA, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — Madera County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the suspects accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of belongings from a homeowner’s truck. It happened early Wednesday morning at a home in the Riverstone Development at Avenue 12 and Highway 41. Home surveillance video shows an SUV pull up to the house and…MORE

KMJ’s Restaurateur Dave Fansler Pledges $100,000 to Sam’s Deli #2

KMJ’s Restaurateur Dave Fansler Pledges $100,000 to Sam’s Deli #2

FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – KMJ’s The Restaurateurs – making news. As KMJ reported earlier this week, after nearly a half-century in business – Sam’s Italian Deli is expanding to North Fresno with a second location in the Villagio Shopping Center. Owner Nick Marizliano joined Fresno restaurant owner Dave Fansler on KMJ’s The Restaurateurs to discuss…MORE

Sanger Cops Track Leads in Girl’s Kidnapping

Sanger Cops Track Leads in Girl’s Kidnapping

SANGER, Calif. (KFSN) — The Sanger Police Department continues to investigate after a girl was briefly kidnapped on Wednesday. Police say the girl was walking home from Jefferson Elementary School near JFK Park when a white van or SUV pulled up beside her. The girl said a man wearing dark clothing and a mask jumped…MORE

California Weather: What Does it Mean for Water Supply?

California Weather: What Does it Mean for Water Supply?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a dry start to winter, California’s rainy season is finally well under way. December downpours sent water racing through streets in coastal Ventura County and the city of Santa Barbara. Flash floods hit San Diego in late January, and back-to-back atmospheric river-fueled storms arrived earlier this month, causing wind damage…MORE

40-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Madera County Home is Identified

40-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Madera County Home is Identified

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of an ongoing homicide investigation. It happened on the afternoon of February 15 at a home on Bailey Flats Road in Raymond, west of Oakhurst. Investigators say they found 40-year-old Nicole Kunz of Visalia dead in a bedroom of the home. We…MORE

Man Dies at Sanger Farming Plant, Pinned Under Semi-Trailer: Police

Man Dies at Sanger Farming Plant, Pinned Under Semi-Trailer: Police

SANGER, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — Authorities are investigating an industrial accident at a Sanger farming plant that left one man dead. It happened before midnight Tuesday at Pitman Family Farms on K Street and Cherry Avenue. Police say an employee at the plant entered a dangerous area between a company tractor-trailer and its rear wheels. He ended…MORE

Shanghai Chinese Cuisine in Central Fresno is Closing Down

Shanghai Chinese Cuisine in Central Fresno is Closing Down

UPDATE: Shanghai’s owner said they are postponing closure and it will remain open until Sunday afternoon on Feb. 25, 2024. FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — An iconic central Fresno Chinese restaurant is shutting its doors after 44 years in business. Shanghai Chinese Cuisine on Blackstone and Griffith will close on Tuesday. “I never wanted to close…MORE

35-Year-Old Man, Shot and Killed in Northwest Fresno is Identified

35-Year-Old Man, Shot and Killed in Northwest Fresno is Identified

FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — The man who was shot and killed in northwest Fresno over the weekend has been identified as 35-year-old Lucio Flores Diaz. The shooting happened on San Gabriel Avenue near Pleasant Street just before 11 pm Saturday. When police arrived, they found Diaz suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to…MORE

Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Tulare Following Reports Of Crash

Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Tulare Following Reports Of Crash

TULARE, Calif. (KMJ/KFSN) — An investigation is underway after a body was found in the trunk of a car in Tulare. Tulare Police and firefighters were called out just before 2 am Thursday to Bardsley near Laspina for reports of a car crashed into a power pole. Police arrived and found the car engulfed in…MORE