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Merced County school targeted by nationwide bomb threat hoax, officials say
Creekside Junior High School in Los Banos was one of many locations around the country to receive false bomb threats Thursday. The threat was received in an email to the school from a source located in Doha, Qatar, according to a Los Banos Unified School District news release.
New details revealed in the investigation into 4-year-old’s death in Merced County
Chanish Conrady, 22, of Los Banos and her boyfriend Steve Perez Jr. 27, of Dos Palos, were arraigned on charges in connection with her 4-year-old's death at Merced County Superior Court in Merced, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
Merced Police investigate possible embezzlement after tenants of mobile home park given eviction notices
MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- For seven years, Charlie Strother's called Sierra Portal home. In those seven years, he says he's always paid his rent on time. That's why he was shocked when he found an eviction notice on his door on Monday.
Up to a third of an inch of rain for Merced this weekend, forecast says
The Merced area is set for up to about a third of an inch of rain this weekend, according to forecasters. Rainstorms are headed into the Valley and could come as soon as Sunday afternoon and continue for about 24 hours, according to meteorologist Jim Bagnall of the National Weather Service in Hanfor
FDA says it's OK to eat romaine lettuce again – just not from these California counties
It looks like it's OK to indulge in romaine lettuce again – from most everywhere. But if you don't know where the leaves are from, you might want to pass. The strain of E. coli that caused the November romaine lettuce outbreak has been traced to a farm in Santa Maria, California, but other sources a
Kevin Lemos is Merced Countys Most Wanted
Kevin Lemos is currently wanted by authorities in Merced County on 4 warrants, with a total bail amount of $700, 000 issued out of State of California Superior Court, Merced County. He is wanted on felony charges of probation revocation, grand theft, driving or taking a vehicle without consent with
A celebration, a pageant and a sad departure of our local priest
Los Banos will experience a mix of emotions this weekend – anticipation for a Saturday Habitat for Humanity dedication, joy for a Sunday Christmas choral pageant and sadness at the departure of a pastor.
Another purse snatching in busy shopping center
The Turlock Police Department is investigating another purse snatching in the Monte Vista Crossing shopping center. The latest robbery happened around 10 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot in the 2800 block of Countryside Drive.
Northern California lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter
SACRAMENTO, — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter. Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it’s a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspape
California man survives two days trapped in grease vent
Authorities in California rescued a man who was trapped inside a restaurant's grease vent for about two days. Sheriffs and firefighters in Alameda County, California, received a call from a citizen claiming they heard a voice calling from help at a vacant Chinese food restaurant.
Two weeks til Christmas and more than a dozen Merced tenants get eviction notices
Several tenants at a Merced mobile home park say they unnecessarily got eviction notices about two weeks before Christmas. Tenants said a representative of Storz Management Company, which manages the Sierra Portal park just off of Highway 140, put up at least 18 eviction notices on Monday at the par
State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for the Lower San Joaquin River
After a marathon hearing at the Cal EPA building in Sacramento, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to set a 40% flow standard for three tributaries — the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers - that flow into the lower San Joaquin River.
Authorities seek public’s help locating two wanted men
Merced County authorities on Wednesday asked for the public’s help locating two men wanted on separate, unrelated cases. Kevin Lemos is wanted on four felony warrants with a total bail amount of $700,000 charging him with probation revocation, grand theft, receiving stolen property and driving or ta
Pursuit to end in ‘blood and bullets,’ Turlock man told police in Merced County chase
A Turlock man accused of opening fire at police during a high-speed chase repeatedly told a detective over the phone he was ready to die, according to a recording played in court Monday.
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
Police seize more than 10 pounds of suspected meth in Atwater, officer say
A 38-year-old Merced man was arrested after police said they found more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine in packages at his home. Jose Reyes was arrested Saturday at his home on Almador Terrace in Atwater after the Merced Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit seized the alleged methamphetamine, alo
Man convicted of killing 3 in Merced County
MERCED COUNTY, California - A Merced County man was convicted on three counts of murder, the Merced County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Pete Valenzuela was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, and one count of assault with a semi-au
MID and TID buy into voluntary agreement to save the delta. Here are the details
The Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts tentatively agreed to join other agencies in Northern California in a grand scheme for improving fisheries and sending more water to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to support its deteriorated ecosystem.
California Highway Patrol releases humorous 'important' PSA: Use your turn signal
MERCED, California - The Merced California Highway Patrol office released an "important" public service announcement on Facebook Wednesday. How to use a turn signal. The office says it's a satirical video, but it's also meant to show the importance of using a turn signal when driving.
California shifts water from farms, cities to fish. But a Jerry Brown compromise plan isn’t dead
The State Water Resources Control Board will hold two days of hearings on a proposal to leave more of the water in the lower San Joaquin River and its three tributaries, the Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus.