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Lori Johnson: Atwater voted for better protection, but the extra tax money was wasted

Four years ago, Atwater voters passed a good-faith effort to fund public safety. It was, primarily, approved to shore up our under-staffed and under-funded police department. By law, the city manager was required to appoint an oversight committee. Immediately, the foxes took over the hen house. All

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-21 22:34:00

Officer opens fire in Merced after reckless driver leads authorities on high-speed chase

An officer-involved shooting is under investigation after a Merced police officer fired his gun during a chase through town. On Thursday afternoon, Merced College Police tried stopping a reckless driver when the driver sped off down G Street. Police then continued to follow him to West Olive and M S

ABC30 FRESNO - 2017-09-22 12:41:57

Chase suspect captured in Beachwood area of Merced after officer-involved shooting

A Merced police officer opened fire at the driver of vehicle Thursday afternoon after a confrontation on campus that ultimately led officers on a high-speed chase through the city. The driver, later identified as John Barragan, 33, of Atwater, sped away from the officer around 1:28 p.m., according t

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-21 21:06:00

Winton man threatens to 'kill the president,' asks to be shot outside city hall

A Winton man attempting to commit "suicide by cop" was subdued outside Atwater City Hall on Thursday, according to police. Atwater police were called about 2:39 p.m. from employees at Citibank in the 700 block of Bellevue Road, where a man began saying he wanted someone to shoot him and that he was

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-22 00:08:00

High-speed rail construction in Tulare County delayed; legal battle marches on

Construction on California's $64 billion high-speed rail line in Tulare County will be delayed a couple of weeks, officials said this week. The move will allow the agency to concentrate on construction at a Fresno County location, said Toni Tinoco, a spokesperson for the High Speed Rail authority. T

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2017-09-22 00:47:08

Merced police make arrest in 2015 homicide case

Advances in technology and forensics led a suspect to confess killing 20-year-old Adrian Ayala more than two years ago, police said. Tyler Saephan, a 22-year-old Merced resident, was arrested Wednesday for the slaying after Merced detectives "presented him with such overwhelming evidence (that) he c

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-21 03:48:00

VIPER successful for Merced arrests, DA says, Here's the next phase

Merced County will look for an agency to help run a half-million dollar program aimed at "at-risk" young people, the second leg of the law enforcement program responsible for 65 gang arrests earlier this year, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office. The nearly year-long investigat

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-19 22:59:00

League begins for most Stanislaus District football teams. Where will you be Friday?

Here's a look at Week 4 in the Stanislaus District, beginning with a non-conference clash Thursday: Thursday Ceres at Atwater, 7 p.m. Friday Central California Conference El Capitan at Golden Valley, 7 p.m. Pitman vs. Merced, at Joe Debely Stadium, 7 p.m. Turlock vs. Buhach Colony, at Atwater, 7 p.m

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-20 18:30:00

Livingston man named a hero after saving man from burning truck

Last April, Richard Dorrity was at his Livingston home on Lincoln Boulevard when he heard a big "boom" just up the street. A 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck had just driven into the path of an oncoming 2008 Peterbilt tractor-trailer. Instinctively, Dorrity said, he hopped in his car and drove to the fi

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-21 17:53:00

Gray instrumental in getting money for affordable housing

After decades of work, years of near-misses and agonizing moments of frustration in finding funding for affordable housing, our state legislators finally came up with a solution. And Merced's Adam Gray was instrumental in getting it passed. Senate Bill 2, the Building Homes and Jobs Act by Sen. Toni

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-19 21:34:00

Delhi man killed in crash identified

A Delhi man who was killed in a crash on Tuesday has been identified as 53-year-old Russell Robinson, according to the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office. Robinson was in a 1998 Dodge Ram when he crashed head-on with a big rig on Bradbury Road northwest of Delhi. The California Highway Patrol report

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-21 02:33:00

How the tunnel project might affect Delta landowners

Rescuers in Mexico work to rescue girl trapped in earthquake rubble The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her. Dozens of buildings were toppled by the powerf

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Merced parents arrested for abuse after 5-year-old's 'brain bleed,' deputies say

The mother and stepfather of a 5-year-old Merced girl who suffered a head injury have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse, the Merced County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Medical personnel were called to a Merced home on Sunday to aid the 5-year-old, who was found unresponsive, Deputy Daryl

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-20 01:58:00

Volleyball Lady Reds fall to Delhi

The Lady Reds played their guests close each of the three games, only to see the Hawks emerge with a 25-23, 27-25, 25-21 victory. Cassidy Kuden turned in a solid all-around effort for the Lady Reds. She put down six kills, came up with a half dozen digs and had five service aces to lead Gustine in e

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:26:00

Seaside Police Chief to retire in wake of Facebook posts

SEASIDE, Calif. - Seaside Police Chief Robert Jackson announced his retirement after some controversial social media posts may have led the city to place him on administrative leave. In a letter dated Sept. 18 to City Manager Craig Malin, Jackson said he plans to retire, effective October 18. Jackso

SFGATE - 2017-09-20 18:39:00

TID power, irrigation affected by extreme August heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and irrigation water from the Turlock Irrigation District. Of August's 31 days, 24 broke the previous records for that day's highest tempera

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:21:00

City Attorney Tom Hallinan chairs state commission

Ceres City Attorney and Ceres resident Tom Hallinan has been elected to chair the California Law Revision Commission. Tom Hallinan, the city attorney for the city of Ceres, has been elected chairman of the California Law Revision Commission. Attorney Jane McAllister of Hilmar, has been elected Vic

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:01:00

Lady Warriors take down Denair

The Lady Warriors improved to 2-0 in Southern League play with a 25-9, 25-6, 25-12 win over the Coyotes. After a slow start in the first game, Orestimba picked up the pace and went on to put the sweep in the books. Marion De La Rosa led Orestimba with nine kills and was a defensive leader with nine

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2017-09-21 15:31:00

Competancy hearing ordered for Machado

David Machado, the accused murderer of Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace. David Machado, the suspected killer of Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Wallace, will be appearing in court to determine if he is now competent enough to stand trial for the charges against him. Machado, 38, of Keyes is

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:40:00

City gives direction on general plan policy issues

The Ceres City Council was asked last week to provide policy direction arising from the updating of the Ceres General Plan. The city is in the process of updating the plan, which was last crafted in 1997. A draft of the new General Plan is being written and environmental impact studies performed. Th

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:39:00