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Fresno man, teens injured in Merced County crash, snarling commuter traffic, CHP says

A 33-year-old Fresno man and two male teenagers suffered injuries early Friday morning after a big rig crashed on Highway 152 west of Los Banos, shutting down westbound commuter traffic for about three hours, according to California Highway Patrol.The driver, 33-year-old Fresno resident Socka Van IV

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-17 11:06:00

First human case of the year of West Nile Virus reported in Merced County

In addition to the human case, the County Mosquito Abatement District has detected West Nile Virus in seven chickens and four mosquito samples to date. As of August 10th, 19 human cases have been confirmed in California.

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-08-17 18:19:18

Mother, 4-year-old daughter severely injured injured in crash near Newman

A woman and her 4-year-old daughter were severely injured when their vehicle was broadsided by a big rig east of Newman on Thursday afternoon.Brittainy Maki, 32, of Newman was driving a Saturn southbound on River Road when she stopped at the stop sign at Hills Ferry Road at about 1:30 p.m., accordin

MODESTO BEE - 2018-08-17 12:36:00

California's 20-pound invasive nutria problem could be worse than previously imagined

A Nutria caught in a trap placed by biologists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, at the China Island state wildlife area near Gustine, Ca. on Wed. May 2, 2018. The Nutria is a threat to... more

SFGATE - 2018-08-17 11:00:00

Atwater Super Target damaged by fire set by arson still closed

Jaime Rojas is suspected of starting that fire earlier this month. In court, he pleaded not guilty to charges of arson, vandalism, and burglary.

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-08-16 13:43:22

Third homicide this week; man shot to death in west Modesto

A man was shot to death early Friday morning in west Modesto, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.Jorge Martinez, 38, was found down in the front yard of his home in the 1800 block of Vernon Avenue at about 2:43 a.m.He had been shot more than once, said Deputy Tom Letras.Martinez

MODESTO BEE - 2018-08-17 09:26:00

Larsen's homer leads Modesto to 12-5 win over Visalia

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- Jack Larsen hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, leading the Modesto Nuts to a 12-5 win over the Visalia Rawhide on Thursday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Nuts and a four-game winning streak for the Rawhide.

SHORELINEMEDIA.NET - 2018-08-17 05:25:58

Did Escalon police dump 2 homeless people in Modesto?

Did an Escalon police officer dump two homeless people in Modesto on Wednesday after they wore out their welcome in the tiny San Joaquin city just north of here?That’s what Modesto Police Chief Galen Carroll is saying. He said Escalon police should have taken the two transients to homeless service p

MODESTO BEE - 2018-08-17 14:56:00

Merced Co gang member speaking with deputy when he dropped a stolen gun, deputies say

A Planada man was arrested this week after a handgun fell out of his sweatshirt in front of a deputy, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.A deputy stopped 21-year-old Andres Lopez Romero in an alley behind the 400 block of Carson Street in Planada about 10:26 p.m. Tuesday, because he wa

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-16 10:03:00

When will Atwater’s Target store reopen in wake of arson fire?

The AtwaterSuper Target damaged last weekin an arson fire is expected to remain closed for “at least a few more weeks,” the company announced Wednesday.Police and fire crews were sent to the Target in the 1000 block of Commerce Avenue just after 9 p.m. Aug. 7 after someone set fire to items on the t


Atwater elementary school adds seventh graders after $4.36 million expansion

Last year’s sixth graders at Peggy Heller Elementary came back to school Wednesday to a familiar scene.They are part of the first seventh grade class to walk onto the Peggy Heller campus in years after the Atwater Elementary School District completed expansion of the school to alleviate overcrowding

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-16 17:38:00

San Luis Reservoir algae reaches dangerous levels

Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is producing toxins in the water that can make people sick.


Daughter arrested after mom found dead in Modesto home, police say

Inside, they found a woman dead, initially calling it a suspicious death but later ruling it a homicide, police said.


‘Last year was a wakeup call for all of us.’ Deleon, Atwater ready to take next step.

There’s reason for optimism, however, entering head coach Seneca Ybarra’s second season at the helm. The Falcons have numbers (62 on the roster), size and seemed to figure some things out to close the 2017 season. A young Atwater squad went 3-4 in their last seven games, turning in increasingly more

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-16 17:44:00

Man arrested in homicide at Modesto AM/PM

Modesto police arrested a man in the death of Domonique Lewis, who was gunned down at the AM/PM near downtown Modesto over the weekend.Angel Samuel Contreras, 20, was found in the “Modesto area” Wednesday and booked on suspicion of murder, according to Modesto Police spokeswoman Sharon Bear. She sai

MODESTO BEE - 2018-08-16 13:17:00

In ‘bad news’ for gangs, Merced County sheriff announces return of special unit

On the heels of the hiring of seven new Merced County deputies, Sheriff Vern Warnke announced the return of special unit aimed at reducing gang-related and other crimes.The Merced County Sheriff’s Tactical and Recognizance Team, which the sheriff described as “walking Sequoias” and “bad news” for ga


Authorities identify victim of fatal Highway 33 crash

NEWMAN - Authorities have identified the man who was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 33 Tuesday afternoon as Richard Jimenez, 71, of Newman.According to the California Highway Patrol, Jimenez was driving a 2008 Ford Expedition northbound on Highway 33 approaching Sanches Road when, for unkn


Turlock takes aim at strollers, bicycles left by homeless people

Turlock soon will give homeless people and others less time to leave their bicycles, baby strollers filled with blankets and clothing, and other belongings in its parks, along its streets and in other public areas in effort to reduce blight.The City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to reduce how much no


Livingston excited to be ‘going back home to where we belong’ in the TVL.

“We’re starting the playbook from scratch,” said Gonzalez, who is in his fifth season guiding the Livingston program. “We’re going back to teaching from square one. The kids are learning. They’re being patient.”


In California, you can be sick and not know that the dust you inhaled caused it

In the central San Joaquin Valley, blowing dust can carry a deadly fungus, and 2017 was a bad year for breathing the fungal spores.