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Scam Alert: DMV Warning To Driver License Applicants

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding DMV customers to avoid scams involving driver license applications, such as efforts to charge for services that DMV offers for free.

“Paying someone who promises to speed up the process of obtaining a California driver license will only waste your time and money,” said DMV Director Jean Shiomoto. “It is easy to get a new driver license by making a free appointment at your local DMV office, so do not waste your money paying anyone to help you.”

Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60) allows the DMV to issue a California driver license, regardless of immigration status, to those who can prove identity and California residency. Applicants must also meet all other qualifications for obtaining a driver license, including passing a written test, vision test, and behind-the-wheel exam. DMV will begin issuing driver licenses under AB 60 on January 2, 2015. The only necessary fee is $33 payable to DMV.

KMPH Fox26 News to Host National Town Hall on Immigration

KMPH Fox26 News has been chosen by its parent company, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, INC, to host a nationally streamed Town Hall meeting on Immigration.  Titled, “Your Voice, Your Future; Immigration in America”, the meeting will air, live, on KFRE CW59 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18.  It will stream, live, on KMPH.com and other Sinclair websites from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Pacific time on that date.  The meeting will cover a wide range of topics surrounding immigration, including legal and illegal immigration, the legalities, ethics, and effectiveness of Presidential and Congressional efforts to deal with immigration, the tremendous impact immigration has on the Valley’s populace and economy, and other topics submitted by viewers and web users.

Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Careers in Construction on California's High Speed Rail Projects

Walmart Now Selling Health Insurance

Walmart is now dipping its toes into health insurance.

The world's largest retailer is teaming up with Health–Direct–Dot–Com to offer insurance plans right in its stores.

Customers can sign up for policies ranging from Medicare to plans on healthcare exchanges.

Walmart hopes they can help simplify the process for people by setting up agents in over two thousand stores nationwide.

They will assist customers in choosing and enrolling in a health insurance plan.

Keep Your Home California principal reduction program provides as much as $100,000 to help homeowner

More than 1 of every 4 Fresno County mortgages are underwater, but Keep Your Home California has a free program that could provide as much as $100,000 to get financially strapped homeowners back on track.

In fact, a loan-to-value ratio of 120% or greater is now considered a qualifying hardship for Keep Your Home California’s Principal Reduction Program. The federally funded, state-managed program can often get homeowners close to above water on their mortgage while saving them hundreds of dollars every month in payments.

Certainly, California has enjoyed a double-digit increase in home prices during the past two years, but many regions – such as the Central Valley and even in some communities in the Bay Area and Southern California – remain well below the peak prices. The free Principal Reduction Program can help.

ACA Extends Coverage for Former Foster Youth

More than 30,000 former foster youth in California are newly eligible for health care coverage, but unfortunately many of them are unaware. One of the hallmarks of the ACA is the option for young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Now, the ACA gives former foster youth the same protections by expanding their Medi-Cal coverage until age 26. Previously former foster youth were only eligible for health care until age 21.
 
There has been a critical need to expand health care coverage for this population as former foster youth are significantly less likely than their peers to have health insurance and often have greater health care needs due to abuse or neglect they experienced in childhood.
 
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Man Shot, Horse Killed In Prather

Man Shot, Horse Killed In Prather

Glenn Champ has been arrested.

Tulare County sheriff's deputies found Champ just south of Goshen.

He will be turned over to the Fresno County Sheriff's Department.

Fresno deputies were looking for Champ in connection with a shooting in Prather.

Deputies say he shot his neighbor on Lynx Road following an argument.

Champ ran for California governor last year.

The man he's accused of shooting was shot in his stomach and was airlifted to the hospital.

The victim's son was reportedly there when his father was shot.

Deputies say Champ then shot and killed a horse for unknown reasons.

Champ is facing charges for attempted murder, child endangerment, and animal cruelty.

The shooting victim's condition was not known at the time of this report.