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Wrong-way Patterson driver kills two in Interstate 5 collision. DUI suspected, CHP says.
The three-vehicle collision occurred at 11:30 p.m. Humberto Tovar, 34, was driving north in the southbound lanes north of Henry Miller Avenue in the Los Banos area. He was in a 2008 Nissan in the No. 1 lane (the fast lane) when he struck a 2018 Toyota coming south in the same lane.
Floating water park comes to Merced County
People of all ages will be able to bounce, splash, and float on Lake McSwain.
Atwater man shoots burglary suspect. This is why police say both men are in trouble.
Atwater police were called just before 10 p.m. to a home in the 1900 block of Atwater Boulevard. The resident, Abraham Flores, initially told investigators he'd interrupted someone burglarizing his car and chased the man off. However, officers later learned Flores had opened fire on the burglary sus
New Grandfather Shot to Death in Turlock
Daniel “Danny” Russell, 50, was living in a trailer behind a home on Almond Avenue. The property owner found his body, Russell’s sister-in-law Linda Smith told FOX40.
Modesto Man Charged with Killing Brother, Sister
Trevor Michael Darion, 24, was charged with two counts of homicide. Darion was already in the Stanislaus County Jail for a separate robbery case.
Turlock murder suspects calls 911 to report medical emergency. Then, he gets arrested
A transient man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Turlock on Wednesday after he called 911 to report he was suffering a medical emergency.Police and medics responded to a trailer park behind a motel on 20th Century Boulevard, a block north of a residence where 50-year-old Daniel Russell was sho
POLICE BEAT - June 21
Newman police said a variety of items were reported stolen June 13 from a vehicle in the 500 block of Crow Hill Drive. Items stolen included a work badge, passport, tablet, Apple iPod, checkbook, headphones and other miscellaneous items. The loss was estimated at $879.
Merced County teen named regional Dairy Princess
A Merced County teen has been named the Dairy Princess by the California Milk Advisory Board.Sophia Vander Dussen won the honor June 14 during an event in Turlock. Contestants were judged on poise, personality, speaking ability, education and dairy background.The 17-year-old El Nido woman will repre
'Suspicious' car that crashed after high-speed chase in Atwater had guns, police say
Officers found guns in a vehicle after its occupants led them on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash, according to Atwater Police.Atwater officers were conducting a neighborhood check around Determine Drive at about 3:30 a.m. Monday when they saw a suspicious white Honda Civic in the area, a ne
Turlock police detectives investigating suspicious death
Turlock police are investigating a suspicious death on the 100 block of Almond Avenue.About 11:30 a.m., a call came in reporting that a person was dead in a mobile home in the neighborhood, said Police Department spokesman Sgt. Russell Holeman. Officers arrived and confirmed the death of an adult ma
New chocolate shop opens in Merced
On Tuesday, Action News took a look inside and from fresh caramel apples, to chocolate treats, there's something for all dessert lovers.
Merced County 2-year-old drowns in above-ground pool, police say
The boy was sleeping in a bedroom with an older sibling at their home in the 2200 block of Johannisburg Drive after a day of swimming, according to police. The child's father went out front to wash a car and the mother went by a neighbor's house, police said.
Homage to the creative mastermind behind ACT
This Saturday I will drive from Los Banos to San Francisco, as I have done seven times a year for the past 47 years, to watch an American Conservatory Theater play.Saturday’s “A Walk on the Moon” will be the last performance I’ll see under the leadership of Carey Perloff, ACT’s artistic director for
Livingston boy drowns in family's above ground pool
Sgt. Ray Fong of the Livingston Police says Sebastian, "Managed to get out of the back of the house, into the pool, climb the ladder and was found in the pool unresponsive by the parents."
Juveniles arrested after car pursuit of Los Banos home burglary suspect, police say
About an hour later, officers spotted a black Honda Civic fitting the suspect vehicle's description and attempted to stop it in the 400 block of Ranchwood Drive, Reyna said. But the vehicle failed to yield and led officers on a pursuit through the neighborhood.
Woman injured as car hit by train in Merced County, CHP says
A 41-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries on Monday after stopping her car on railroad tracks west of Merced as a train approached, according to the California Highway Patrol.The woman was driving eastbound on Santa Fe Drive about 3:46 p.m. when she tried to turn right onto Franklin Road and cr
Merced County jail inmate killed in apparent homicide
A Merced County inmate was found dead Monday inside the main jail in Merced, a victim of an apparent homicide, the Sheriff's Office reported.The victim's identity was not released pending notification of his family.Deputy Daryl Allen said it was too early to comment on many details of the case, incl
West Nile Virus returns to the state, Stanislaus County
The threat of mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and St. Louis Encephalitis has the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District engaging in an aggressive strategy to rid the region of as many of the virulent pests as possible.The effort has become more critical as yellow fever mosquitoes were fou
Investigation underway after body discovered in Merced
A man was found dead Saturday afternoon near 16th street and Bear Creek in Merced.Investigators say a resident was crossing a bridge when they noticed the body floating.Authorities tell Action News there were no obvious signs for the cause of death and right now they are working to identify him.The
Possible dead body found in Merced creek, police say
Shortly after 3 p.m., a passerby reportedly was walking on the 16th Street bridge over Bear Creek when an unusual smell led to the discovery of what appeared to be a male body floating face-first in the creek about 12 feet off the edge of the bridge, Sgt. Joseph Weiss said.