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Los Banos Area CHP Reports Fatal Collision - The Paper

On October 21, 2018 at approximately 2232 hours, the Merced Communications Center received a call of a traffic collision with unknown injuries at Valeria Avenue and Bryant Avenue. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Los Banos Area Office were dispatched to the scene to perform a traffic coll

LOSBANOSLIVE.COM - 2018-10-23 14:21:43

One of Merced County’s Most Wanted has been captured, authorities say

Authorities say deputies went to the residence in an attempt to locate Gonzalez. When deputies arrived, Gonzalez took off running, leading them on a chase through the neighborhood, according to the news release. After losing sight of Gonzalez for a short time, authorities say that a yard to yard sea

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-10-22 15:56:00

Probation search leads to arrest of convicted felon on weapons charge in Atwater

A probation search by the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit resulted in two arrests on Friday afternoon.Gustavo Betancourt,23, was arrested on a weapons charge by the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit on Friday afternoon in Atwater. Photo By Merced Pol


Downtown Merced block evacuated after gas main break

Merced City Hall and the nearby UC Merced building were evacuated Monday after a gas main was ruptured by construction crews in downtown Merced.The Merced City Fire Department responded to a call at about 8:35 a.m. of a gas leak after a three-quarter-inch main was ruptured in the area of the El Capi

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-10-22 12:40:00

Two people found shot in Tulare Co; Highway closure for investigation

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) --Tulare County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a fatal shooting just west of Lindsay leaving one man dead and one woman injured.They were discovered around 7:30 a.m. near Highway 137 and Road 180.CHP says a woman came out of an orchard suffering from a gun

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-10-23 15:42:18

Here’s why new home for small business center is good for Merced, officials say

Merced is now home to the headquarters for an organization that provides consulting, training and other resources for small business owners throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley, according to officials.In an attempt to expand its Merced presence, according to leaders, theSmall Business Developme

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-10-23 12:08:00

Fire Can Make Halloween Way Too Scary | Sierra News Online

However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number of hidden fire hazards.

SIERRANEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-10-22 22:55:23

Child struck by car on busy Atwater street, police say

A 12-year-old crossing a busy Atwater street was struck by a car on Thursday and rushed to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, according to police.The boy had just gotten out of school when he crossed First Street at Kadota Avenue just before 3 p.m., Sgt. Dave Sarginson said.He crossed behind a ca


Merced County middle school recognized for counseling program

Livingston Middle School is being recognized for its counseling program.It was the only school in the state to receive a special award.It was recently recognized by the American School Counselor Association for its work with counseling students and providing an exceptional educational environment.Th

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-10-22 19:34:21

Manteca teacher, students transform Turlock boy’s wheelchair into epic Halloween costume

A firetruck pulled into the Funworks parking lot Sunday afternoon and was still only the second-coolest vehicle there.The hottest ride? Cash’s Crusher, a Bigfoot-lookalike that’s much smaller than the famous monster truck but much bigger than the remote-control version it’s meant to resemble.It’s a

MODESTO BEE - 2018-10-22 13:23:00

Dos Palos man arrested for DUI after striking, killing motorcyclist, CHP says

A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a dog on a Merced County street and being thrown onto the roadway, then being hit by a suspected drunk driver minutes later, according to the California Highway Patrol.The driver, 38-year-old Dos Palos resident Leroy Leon Conley, was arrested and booked into M

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2018-10-22 11:41:00

Woman shot in head, shoulder at Modesto mobile home park

A woman was shot in the head and shoulder Sunday night at a south Modesto mobile home park, but is expected to survive, according to a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department sergeant.

MODESTO BEE - 2018-10-22 08:08:00

Man fatally shot in east Modesto neighborhood

At about 8 p.m., officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 400 block of Donegal Drive, northeast of Yosemite Bouilevard and El Vista Avenue.

MODESTO BEE - 2018-10-22 10:35:00

Body with traumatic injuries found at a southeast Fresno property, deputies say

FRESNO, California - A body was found at a southeast Fresno vacant property Sunday night, deputies say. Fresno County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a body found around 5:30 p.m. at Willow and Jensen avenues, said Sgt. Quintin Hawkins with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office. Hawkins say

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-10-22 01:42:50

Chase after Manteca robbery leads to crashes, three arrests in Modesto

Three suspects pursued after an armed robbery in Manteca on Sunday were arrested in Modesto after crashing their getaway vehicle twice.The pursuit south on Highway 99 entered Modesto streets, where Modesto police assumed the chase, Sgt. Kalani Souza said. The suspects first crashed their Honda CR-V


Mother crashes with 3 young kids in back seat. Arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Eighth Street between H and I streets, Lt. Steve Stanfield said. Officers found that Kianna Monique Pugh, 28, had struck a fixed object. She showed signs of intoxication and had three young children in the back se


Governor reverses man’s parole decision for third time in killing of Modesto couple

For the third time in three years, Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed the state parole board’s decision and ordered Jeffrey Maria to remain in prison for the June 1979 killings of Philip and Kathryn Ranzo, a Modesto couple brutally attacked in their home.


Scam artists approaching people with bags of money

MODESTO, Calif. —The Modesto Police Department issued a warning Wednesday: "...it is not normal for someone to approach you with a bag of money and ask you to help donate it or ask you if you want to share it."Police said they were receiving reports of a ring of scam artists in the Modesto area who


Man dies after hit-and-run incident in Merced

sjansen@mercedsun-star.comA man walking on Childs Avenue was killed in a hit-and-run Friday night.Policed responded to at 8:50 p.m. to the 900 block of W. Childs in Merced after residents in the area reported hearing the collision.Paramedics arrived at the scene to find a man believed to be in his 3


Burglary becomes home invasion when resident confronts teens

At about 3:45 a m., officers were in the area of Boise Avenue south of West Hatch Road on an unrelated call when they saw a juvenile male running through a neighborhood. They stopped the youth because of the suspicious behavior, Lt. Steve Stanfield said, and while talking with him heard a call of a