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A Merced County man has been convicted of murder for shooting a couple on a walk | Merced Sun-Star

A Delhi man was recently found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder for the 2016 shooting of a couple, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office. A Merced County jury found 27-year-old Juan Carlos Gonzalez guilty in the March 6, 2016, shooting death of Abram Sigula Her

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-19 23:45:00

Mall abduction rumor returns, and so does Modesto police reminder that it's not true | The Modesto Bee

Modesto police took to Facebook on Monday morning to shut down a false story spreading on social media of an attempted abduction of a teenage girl from Vintage Faire Mall. "These rumors are not credible and no reports have been filed," the Police Department posted on its Facebook page. The post note

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-19 15:42:00

Inmate who escaped Atwater prison sentenced to longer term

An inmate who escaped U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater for about 24 hours last year was sentenced Monday to serve another 18 months in federal prison as a result of the escape, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 27, pleaded guilty in October to escaping from the federal

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-19 22:54:00

Update: 10-year-old Merced boy found safe

A 10-year-old Merced boy with special needs who went missing this morning for about two hours has been found safe, the Sheriff's Office confirms. Mason Dury disappeared around 10:20 a.m. at Joe Stefani Elementary School in the Beachwood/Franklin area of unincorporated Merced. He was found just befor

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-19 19:23:00

Playhouse Merced director led non-profit through recession. Here's why he was ousted

Patrons, parents and other supporters of Playhouse Merced were startled when the non-profit theater group posted a message on its Facebook page signaling a "different direction." As they commented online with questions and concerns about Playhouse Merced's future, it became clear the organization h

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 01:25:00

Man booked on attempted murder charges after allegedly ramming cars in Lemoore | The Modesto Bee

A man who rammed two cars in Lemoore Monday faces attempted murder and other charges, police say. The 26-year-old suspect was identified as Damian Alston, 26, of South Carolina. Police said Alston, in a stolen car, intentionally slammed into a car at a Fastrip fueling station, forcing that car into

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-19 20:43:50

Los Banos woman injured in collision

A 25-year-old woman from Los Banos was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries on Monday morning after a vehicle collision, California Highway Patrol reported. Maria Mendoza was driving a Chrysler 200 westbound on Volta Road at about 7:42 a.m. four miles outside of Los Banos, Officer Sh

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 18:00:00

CA: Turlock Man Pleads Guilty to Hitting Helicopters with Laser Beam Above Modesto

March 19--A Turlock man pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of hitting two helicopters with the beam of a laser pointer in October. Roger Shane John, 32, is scheduled for sentencing on June 11 in federal court in Fresno. John faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Th

AVIATIONPROS - 2018-03-20 12:48:48

Turlock Structure Fire Displaces Four People

TURLOCK - Last night, just before 9 p.m. Turlock City Fire Department responded to a working residential structure fire in the 1900 block of Geer Road. Reports indicated that the residence had several occupants but they were able to escape to safety with their dog. Fire crews however, successfully f

FOX40 - 2018-03-18 18:53:32

Life-threatening injuries reported after sedan collides with big rig south of Hilmar | Merced Sun-Star

A 25-year-old man suffered major injuries after a car he was driving collided head-on Saturday morning with a big rig on Highway 165 near the Merced River, according to California Highway Patrol. Barry Diaz, whose city of residence wasn't known Saturday morning, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze at


Teen stabbed 'friend' 22 times then tried to blend in with high school crowd, Texas cops say | The Modesto Bee

As 15-year-old Sydney Bogan lay bleeding from 22 stab wounds, Chase Skow sat down on some bleachers at Devine High School in south Texas. "He just walked up and was trying to blend in, sitting on the bleachers," Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown told KSAT. "It is terrible. We have a 15-year-old girl


Goat heads and chicken blood: Texas deputies respond to 'some kind of unknown ritual' | Merced Sun-Star

No one likes an animal cruelty case, but the scene inside one garage in the suburban Far West Side of San Antonio Friday night was downright gruesome. Dismembered carcasses. Goat heads. Someone draining the blood of a chicken into a container. According to the Associated Press, Bexar County Sheriff


Train crashes into car in Atwater. Road remains closed.

The intersection of Atwater Boulevard and Shaffer Road in Atwater will be closed for several hours Friday after a train hit a car, according to the California Highway Patrol. The intersection is expected to be closed until 6 p.m., Officer Eric Zuniga said. Traffic is being diverted and "choosing an


Burglars poisoned a police dog. An accomplice tried to get a $20,000 reward out of it, California cops say | Merced Sun-Star

Tarro the police dog was supposed to be retired - but this time, the crime came to him. Burglars broke into a police officer's home in Redding, Calif., on the afternoon of March 7, and stole a handful of guns that were secured inside the house, according to Redding police. And as soon as the homeown


Road work scheduled on Highway 99 next week. Drivers can expect delays

A lane on Highway 99 south will be closed next week for repaving, according to California Highway Patrol. The right lane and right shoulder from the Turlock rest area to Golden State Boulevard in Delhi will be closed Monday through Thursday, CHP said in a news release. The lane will be closed everyd


How family, its dog and two birds escape serious injuries in Turlock house fire | The Modesto Bee

A family, along with its dog and two pet birds, escaped serious injuries Saturday night after a fire tore through their home in Turlock. Firefighters were called to the 1900 block of Geer Road at about 9 p.m. on a report that people were trapped inside a burning home. The fire, which began in the ga


Missing Turlock man found, police report

A 78-year-old man reported missing earlier this month has been found, according to Turlock Police. David Earle Hendrix was found unharmed, according to the Turlock Police Department's Facebook page. He was reported missing Friday, March 9, after he did not return from a trip to Nevada, the Turlock P


Her 2-year-old granddaughter had no shoes and a full diaper while running in traffic, Texas cops say | The Modesto Bee

A passerby called police in Odessa, Texas, and said a 2-year-old ran across a busy four lanes of traffic without shoes. It was Friday after school, and before police arrived, two more people who noticed the toddler running across the two westbound and two eastbound lanes of East 52nd Street had posi


Family of inmate beaten to death in Merced jail files $2 million lawsuit

The family of a Los Banos man who was beaten to death last year at the Merced County jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking $2 million. Aaron Bonilla, 31, was attacked June 11, 2017, while in custody in Merced. Authorities have said at least three other inmates were involved in the attack o


Merced police officer, dispatcher arrested for firing gun from moving car

A Merced police officer and dispatcher have been arrested on suspicion of firing a gun from a moving vehicle, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Office. Officer Lance O'Brien and dispatcher Grace Gordon were in a vehicle with two other people at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday when they reportedly s