Katherine Phillips, KSEE24 News

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Fresno, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Katherine:

Mayor Dyer says Fresno getting funding for homelessness

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – After a meeting with governor Gavin Newsom in Sacramento, Fresno mayor Jerry Dyer has announced the city of Fresno will get over 6 million dollars to address homelessness. “We need to do everything we can to get them into an emergency shelter, to get them to services they need, and then to […] → Read More

Arrest made in deadly shooting of 9-month-old in Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – An arrest has been made in the deadly shooting of nine-month-old Darius King Grigsby in Merced. The Merced Police Department has arrested and identified one of the suspects as 18-year-old Daevon Motshwane of Merced. Officers say Darius King Grigsby was shot and killed on November 9 while his mother and a […] → Read More

Valley doctors seeing rise in kids getting sick with RSV

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Central Valley doctors are seeing many babies and kids are already getting sick with RSV, a respiratory cold and flu-like illness. Just this week, the California State Health Department confirmed a child under the age of five has died from the illness. “RSV is an illness that causes a lot of […] → Read More

Merced Police search for suspect who shot and killed baby

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Merced Police Officers have identified the baby who was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting on Wednesday. Police say Darius King Grigsby was killed after being shot in the area of Q and W 12th street in Merced. He was only 9 months old. “We’re trying to piece this together […] → Read More

Clovis family wakes up to torn, burnt pride flag

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Clovis family said they woke up to a disturbing scene over the weekend. They said they found their rainbow LGBT pride flag torn down and burnt in their front yard. “I look at this as sort of a hate crime just because of the message that it leaves, burnt on […] → Read More

No place like home initiative approved in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Fresno city councilmember Esmeralda Soria says not enough people in Fresno own their own homes. She says a new program aimed at providing 0% interest loans for families making less than one hundred twenty thousand dollars a year could change that. “Well, I think that it helps everyone right? One in […] → Read More

Merced murder & kidnap suspect has first court date

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Appearing in court via Zoom while handcuffed in a jail cell, suspect Jesus Salgado asked the judge to give him more time to find a lawyer. “You are going to hire your own attorney, is that correct?,” the judge asked, “And how much time do you need to do that? “A […] → Read More

Community mourns the loss of Merced family with vigil

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Hundreds of people in Merced of all ages and cultural backgrounds gathered at the Bob Hart Square on Main Street to light candles, bow their heads, and say a prayer for the young family who lost their lives after they were kidnapped from their business on Monday morning. The community has […] → Read More

Voters decide on Measure Y in Tulare County

TULARE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Voters in Tulare are being asked to decide if they want to pass a tax on cannabis in the form of Ballot Measure Y. “it’s only a tax on the consumption of cannabis. So those who would purchase cannabis will have to pay a tax for that consumption,” City Manager Marc […] → Read More

Evacuation warnings lifted as Fork Fire continues to burn

NORTH FORK, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Still smokey but no longer explosive like it was on Wednesday when the fire first broke out, residents in North Fork are still being impacted by the Fork fire. Now on its fourth day, Cal Fire officials announced all evacuation warnings have been lifted for the Fork Fire, and those still […] → Read More

Fresno State fans ready for the game despite heat

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – As the Central Valley sits under an excessive heat warning with afternoon highs reaching well into the triple digits, Bulldog fans still plan to pack into tailgate lots and stadium seats. “Those tailgate hours those 4 to 6 o’clock hours that’s when it’ll be hot, so plan accordingly, drink water while you’re out […] → Read More

Teens’ moms testify in Porterville Library fire trial

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – On the third day of the trial for the two teens accused of setting a fire at the Porterville Library in February 2020 that killed fire captain Ray Figueroa and firefighter Patrick Jones, the lead investigator for the case and both of the teens’ mothers took the stand and testified as […] → Read More

Concerns over Bullard High’s new cell phone policy

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Some students and parents are concerned over a new policy regarding cell phones at Bullard High School. “I think Bullard is trying to protect their image. And what happens in Bullard they’re trying to keep it in Bullard,” said Kayla Addo-Boateng with the Bullard High School Black Student Union. The policy, being […] → Read More

Dinuba donor search finds success with its organizer

DINUBA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Every day, thousands of people remain on organ donor waiting lists. For a match with a living donor, it can take time – but a recent high school graduate in Dinuba got lucky. In school, Alissa Ortiz never had classes with Ms. Tonya Pennebaker while she was a student at Dinuba […] → Read More

Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for students?

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Parents and students are getting ready to go back to school for what’s now the third school year impacted by COVID-19. However, it is the first year that all students are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. “Every family, every parent has a great decision to make and that’s if they should […] → Read More

How locals deal with the devastation of the Oak Fire

MARIPOSA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – As longtime Mariposa County residents, Aaron and Heather Martinez are always prepared for wildfire season. “We had everything set up in one area, all the kids’ memorabilia,” Heather said, following a community meeting about the Oak Fire Thursday night. She and her family are now navigating life after losing their entire […] → Read More

Oak Fire growth is slowing: ‘We had a pretty good day’

MARIPOSA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Oak Fire’s growth continues to slow down as the fire burns for another day. It has so far burned over 18,000 acres and is 36% percent controlled. Officials say they are making progress – and with over 3,000 firefighters assigned to the incident, they are making good progress getting the […] → Read More

Firefighters slow growth of Oak Fire after explosive weekend

MARIPOSA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Oak Fire is still growing in Mariposa County Tuesday night, now up to 18,530 acres and the containment is still holding at 26%. While the fire has grown bigger, it only burned a few hundred acres Tuesday, showing that the statewide response is working. Acreage has been holding steady at […] → Read More

Resource officers approved in more Fresno County schools

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – More students across Fresno County will soon see school resource officers on their campuses. The Fresno City Council approved the contracts between Sanger Unified, Central Unified, and the Fresno Unified School District during a meeting on Thursday. These school districts already have school resource officers on their high school campuses, but […] → Read More

Homeowners can only watch as the Agua Fire spreads in Mariposa Count

MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – JoAnn Nolen watched the flames of the Agua Fire burn from her front yard in Mariposa County. “Yesterday I saw the smoke, and then the smoke got worse and it got worse and I started getting really scared,” Nolen said. She recounts the moments the flames started encroaching on her […] → Read More