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Atwater robbery suspect tried to hide from police under a blanket, officers say | Merced Sun-Star

A 25-year-old Atwater man with a lengthy arrest record struggled with two store clerks late Wednesday while trying to steal liquor, shaving safety razors and an umbrella, the Police Department reported. Police were called just before 11 p.m. Wednesday to a Save Mart on Bellevue Road after a man ente


Boy struck by car, dragged 50 feet in Merced, police say

At least two pedestrians, including a 9-year-old boy, were struck by cars near R Street on the first rainy day of the winter in Merced on Thursday, according to police. About 3:11 p.m. police received reports of a child hit by a car on R Street near Loughborough Drive, officers said. The boy jumpe


Dealing with it: Turlock volleyball takes on Open Division with authority

Turlock High volleyball coach Amber Lugo wasn't thrilled with her Bulldogs being thrown into the cauldron known as the CIF Open Division when it came time for regional play. "I don't think any of us were very pleased with it," said Lugo. "But the CIF has makes their decision and we have to deal with

MODESTO BEE - 2017-11-17 17:42:00

Defense seeks more tests for Dos Palos woman charged with 'Satanic' killing of mother

It will take more time to determine if a Dos Palos woman charged with killing her own mother in an alleged "Satanic sacrifice" is mentally fit to stand trial. Court proceedings for 37-year-old Melissa Anne Bal remained suspended Thursday after her court-appointed attorneys requested a second medica


Stanislaus County deputy recorded hitting suspect. Now he's under investigation.

A Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy has been placed on leave and is under criminal investigation for an incident in which he was captured on video repeatedly striking a man he and other law enforcement were trying to detain. The incident occurred on the evening of Nov. 10 when deputies were dispat


Fastest Valley cross country runners are friends, won't race against each other due to different division | Vida en el Valle

The two fastest runners at the Central Section Cross Country Championships Thursday at Woodward Park won't be racing against each other any time soon. That's because Division I champion Marcus Mota, a junior at Stockdale High School, and Division II winner Moses Medrano, a senior at Highland High Sc


California has two economies, and one isn't progressing. Here's a plan that might work

It is a frequently repeated fact: If California were a nation, our gross domestic product would rank us as the sixth largest economy in the world. Sounds impressive, doesn't it? But recent numbers confirm that not every area of the state is doing quite that well. Compare two regions, the Bay Area

FRESNO BEE - 2017-11-17 22:35:00

Court rules against 'Empire' copyright challenge

When Fox TV premiered its "Empire" show in 2015, about a fictional hip-hop music label called Empire Enterprises, it chose a name already in use by the real-life Empire Distribution, which has been turning out hip-hop, rap and R&B albums under its label since 2010. No problem, says a federal appeals

SFGATE - 2017-11-17 21:44:00

Civil War re-enactment returns to Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) - A tradition coming back to the east after five years - a civil war re-enactment. It was brought back to the Governor Richard Caswell Memorial site in Kinston today. The program was reintroduced after the CSS Neuse was moved downtown. "This is our free civil war Saturday," said

WNCT - 2017-11-19 03:00:29

Kinston police make arrest in fatal January shooting

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) - Kinston police have made an arrest in a fatal January shooting. Carlos Earl Fields was charged Friday with shooting and killing Alton Ray McNight on January 30. Fields also faces an armed robbery charge in connection to the incident. McNight was sitting in his vehicle parked a

WNCT - 2017-11-17 22:04:45

Arrest made in January Kinston murder

KINSTON, NC (WITN) - Police say they have made an arrest in a 10-month old murder case. Kinston police today charged Carlos Fields with murder and armed robbery. On January 30th, Alton McKnight was gunned down while sitting in his vehicle along the 400 block of South Tiffany Street. Neighbors called

WITN - 2017-11-18 00:58:00

New low-income senior housing in Kinston concerns neighbors

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) - New affordable housing for seniors has some neighboring residents concerned. The Greenbriar Landing offers affordable housing for seniors ages 55 and over, but it is located right behind a neighborhood that sees flooding and some say the new land will only increase that chance


North Carolina man arrested for fatal January shooting

KINSTON, N.C. - Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man for a January shooting death. The Kinston Police Department told local media outlets that Carlos Earl Fields is charged in the Jan. 30 shooting of Alton McKnight, who was sitting in his car. According to police, Fields was in jail in Pit

WRAL - 2017-11-18 21:54:46

Mayoral, council elections results made official

It's official. In December, Kinston will swear it a history-making all African-American city council. Members of the Lenoir County Board of Elections canvassed the November election Friday. Incumbent Councilman Robert Swinson remains the top vote-getter for the two open seats, and Kristal Suggs' m

KINSTON FREE PRESS - 2017-11-18 20:55:27

Crowds get in the holiday spirit at the Holly Jolly Holiday Show

Crowds of people milled about in the Woodman Community Center Saturday looking over potential Christmas presents and holiday lawn ornaments. The shopping traffic was steady at the center Friday and Saturday during the 5th Annual Holly Jolly Holiday Show. Kelly Cannon, director of the the Woodmen C

KINSTON FREE PRESS - 2017-11-18 19:27:41

A revival of spirit: The Seven springs Christmas parade returns

News-Argus/CASEY MOZINGO Santa throws out candy from his sleigh Saturday during the Seven Springs Christmas Parade. The town canceled last year's parade due to flood damage from Hurricane Matthew. News-Argus/CASEY MOZINGO In their first appearances since winning their titles, Miss Goldsboro's Outsta

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS - 2017-11-19 11:05:00

Processing plant repurposing old Hillshire Farms facility in Florence

FLORENCE, Ala. - It's been three years since there was any activity at a Florence food processing facility. When Hillshire closed in late 2014, more than one thousand employees lost their jobs. The news began leaking out months ago. A company had purchased the old Hillshire facility in south Florenc

WHNT-TV - 2017-11-18 03:11:19

Court records released in Florence nursing home sexual assault

FLORENCE, Ala. - It's been just over a week since a Florence nursing aid was arrested for sexually assaulting a nursing home patient. On Friday, WHNT News 19 got our first view of the complaint affidavit filed in court. The complaint affidavit filed by Florence police against Zachariah Reeves is fou

WHNT-TV - 2017-11-18 03:07:06

Gemstone Foods is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Florence

A new company is expanding into the Shoals and bringing hundreds of jobs with them. Gemstone Foods bought the old Hillshire plant in Florence, which closed in 2014 and 1,100 people lost their jobs. The company says it just finished renovating the 75,000 sq ft facility. Gemstone said they're wor

WAAY-TV - 2017-11-18 01:21:00

Gemstone Foods opening Florence operation

FLORENCE - Officials with Gemstone Foods LLC said operations are expected to begin in the old Hillshire Farms processing plant in Florence by January. Company officials have already started the hiring process and will soon starting training employees for the operation, which is on South Seminary Str