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Merced County DA releases details into fatal officer-involved shooting of Dos Palos police officer
MERCED COUNTY, California - More than a week later, the Merced County District Attorney's Office released details into the fatal officer-involved shooting of a Dos Palos Police officer who was on administrative leave.
Guns, cocaine, Ecstasy seized in Merced County home. One man was arrested, police say
A Los Banos man was arrested this week after police found numerous firearms along with cocaine, marijuana and Ecstasy, which police said were packaged for sale. has been arrested in connection with multiple weapons and narcotics allegations, according to authorities.
Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.
Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say
The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.
California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen
LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.
Former Merced County area mayor, ex-school board member pleads guilty to bribery
Tommy Jones, a former Los Banos Unified School District board member and city mayor, has pleaded guilty to bribing a fellow ex-school board member for his vote on a school contract.
Head-on crash in Merced County causes SUV to turn over with woman, two children
A sports utility vehicle with a woman and two children inside was struck head-on and turned over after a truck crossed lanes from oncoming traffic in Merced County, authorities said.
In a rarity, snow falls on Southern California, and not just in the mountains
How often do Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Pasadena or North Hollywood get a dusting? How about Zuma Beach and Malibu?. Not often. Which is why the weather was the buzz Thursday among flatlanders and hill dwellers.
The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.
Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know
Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a
Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather
LOS ANGELES — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.
Los Banos teen makes chocolate roses for every girl in school
LOS BANOS, California - A Los Banos teenager made hundreds of chocolate roses to make sure every girl in his school got one for Valentine’s Day. Daniel Herrera is an 11th grader at Pacheco High School.
Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown
A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.
No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.
California high-speed rail: Everything you need to know
You’ve probably heard that California is trying to build its own shiny and speedy bullet train. After voters approved a 2008 ballot proposition that kicked off one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure projects, the state’s High Speed Rail Authority has been hard at work attempti
A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’
In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta
Roadkill could become legal to eat in California
SACRAMENTO (CNN) - A proposed California state law would make it legal for residents to road kill. That's right -- Senate Bill 395 would allow people who accidentally hit and kill wild animals on California roads to recover the edible portions.
New charges against seven accused of aiding alleged killer of Newman police corporal
Seven undocumented immigrants accused of aiding the man who allegedly gunned down Newman police Cpl. Ronil Singh the day after Christmas now face six new charges relating to fraudulent identification documents, the Department of Justice reported.
Man killed after being hit by car in northeast Fresno
A man was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Northeast Fresno on Thursday. Fresno Police say they received a call just before 6.30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man dead, believed to have been hit by a car traveling north on Friant at Copper River.
Woman Killed In San Leandro Crash ID'd
SAN LEANDRO, CA — A woman who was killed in a collision between a speeding car and a big-rig on Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro on Tuesday morning was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau on Thursday as 20-year-old Karen Perez of Oakland.