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Have some ideas for transit in Merced County? Here's how to give your input. | Merced Sun-Star

Merced County residents will have three opportunities to provide input on public transportation services. The Merced County Association of Governments' Social Services Transportation Advisory Council is holding public forums seeking input from residents on current and future transit services, accor

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-12-15 20:29:00

Six Merced County dairies robbed overnight. Suspects sought.

Two men robbed six rural dairies in Merced County early Thursday, assaulting several employees, but making off with very little in the way of money and property, the Sheriff's Office reported. All six robberies were reported between 2 and 3 a.m. Thursday, deputies said in a news release. "The suspec


Merced police help local students have a 'Merry Christmas'

Merced Police Department officers on Thursday pitched in to help area children have a nice Christmas. Through community donations, officers were able to take students from every school in the district around the Merced Mall to buy gifts or things they needed, Lt. Jay Struble said. It's a way for the


Driver identified in fatal crash during police chase in Merced County

A man killed Wednesday following a police chase through Merced County has been identified. The man was identified by the Merced County Coroner's Office as 31-year-old Rene Williams Jr. Williams was the driver of a green Honda sedan that crashed into a tree and caught fire around 10:48 a.m. Wednesday


FIELD Institute scheduled to hold conference about $1.3 million grant on Thursday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development (FIELD Institute) is scheduled to hold a conference that will lay out their plan for the $1.3 million grant from the California State Board of Education. FIELD's Career Technical Education program was created with


21-year-old victim of robbery in Turlock park dies from injuries

The victim of a Dec. 4 robbery in Turlock's Donnelly Park died Wednesday, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office reported Thursday. "Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Cameron Tracy," the office's Facebook post reads. "Cameron passed away yesterday at the young age of 21." The DA's


Decades after it was destroyed, Yosemite's last Native American village is returning

Bill Tucker brushes pine needles from a flat, granite boulder to reveal bowl-shaped holes once used by his mother and grandmother to grind acorn and native plants for cooking. "This is home!" the 78-year-old Miwuk and Paiute says at the site of the last Native American village in Yosemite Valley, d

FRESNO BEE - 2017-12-15 20:05:00

Did You Catch This 'The Last Jedi' Easter Egg Link to 'Star Wars: Battlefront II'?

(Note: This post contains light spoilers for some of the plot of "Star Wars: Battlefront II.") With the new trilogy of "Star Wars" movies, Lucasfilm and Disney have spread out a lot of backstory and side material into an ever-growing group of novels, comics, and now, video games. "Star Wars: Battlef

SFGATE - 2017-12-15 04:00:00

Jury convicts three in death of Zaevion Dobson

A jury on Thursday found three young men guilty of first-degree murder or facilitation of first-degree murder. The six-man, six-woman jury in Knox County Criminal Court spent six and a half hours deliberating before deeming Christopher Drone Bassett, 22, guilty of first-degree murder in the December


Crice to lead Pathways in Martin

MARTIN - Pathways Tennessee, a statewide program intended to help Tennesseans prepare for successful careers, recently established an office on the main campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin and named Justin Crice, of Martin, regional coordinator. This office, known as Pathways Northwest,

JACKSON SUN - 2017-12-15 23:00:05

Spivey cant run for Senate seat

Billy Spivey Former State Rep. Billy Spivey of Marshall County was disqualified by the state election office from running for the vacant District 14 State Senate seat due to an unpaid fine levied by the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance. The election finance bureau, which is separate f

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-12-15 06:00:00

Lives on the line: Volunteer firefighters give back all year long

Volunteering can take many forms and for some it means putting your life on the line day-in and day-out to help the community that raised you. "It don't matter if they get there first or we get there first, as long as there's a red truck on the scene and people are getting help," Dewayne Sadler said

DAILY NEWS JOURNAL - 2017-12-15 18:11:01

Dyersburg homes display holiday dcor

(Above) These residences, located on Woodside Lane in the Rolling Meadows subdivision, display the signs of the season with various lights and displays. This Lake Road residence (above) and North Sampson Avenue home (below) are all aglow for Christmas. Journey down Hull Street to find this home ou

STATE GAZETTE - 2017-12-16 06:00:00

Spivey disqualified from Senate race

An unpaid fine disqualified Lewisburg Republican Billy Spivey from running in the special election for a Tennessee Senate seat. The Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance in Nashville issued a letter to the Tennessee Division of Elections on Thursday, stating that Spivey was ineligible to qualify for

MARSHALL COUNTY TRIBUNE - 2017-12-15 06:00:00

Church Grove Baptist to host Caf Jesus

On Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m., Church Grove Baptist Church, located at 1060 West Main St. in Newbern, will host Caf Jesus a gospel singing that occurs on the third Saturday of each month. The event will be held inside the churchs Family Life Center. Featured entertainment throughout the evening wil


Newbern officer receives TN Law Enforcement Officer of Year award for West TN

Newbern Police Department FTO Danny Tippit was recently award the TN Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award for his dedication toward promoting traffic safety awareness. On Dec. 12, FTO Danny Tippit received the Tennessee Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award for West Tennessee during a cere

STATE GAZETTE - 2017-12-15 06:00:00

Westfield adopts lighting standards to protect abutters

WESTFIELD - The City Council recently approved an update to the city's lighting ordinance that strengthens protection for abutters and the environment by preventing bright lights from shining onto neighboring properties. The measure was recommended by the ordinance and planning subcommittees, which

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-12-16 11:56:31

Westfield student launches fundraiser to help critically injured cousin

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A critically injured child in a coma in South Dakota will benefit from the compassion and generosity of Westfield school children. Eleven-year-old Gianni Farinacci was injured in an ATV accident. His distant cousin, Nicholas Pighett, a fifth grader at Westfield's Munger Hil

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-12-15 22:38:58

Westfield Salvation Army in need of toy donations

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Hundreds of Westfield families can't afford to buy their children Christmas presents. The Westfield Salvation Army desperately needs donated toys. The few toys they have now barely meet the need. A Westfield father of four, and 14-year army veteran, declined to go on camera

WWLP 22NEWS - 2017-12-15 19:57:46

Westfield schools report seven cases of whooping cough

WESTFIELD -- The school superintendent's office report's seven students within the district have been diagnosed with whooping cough. Western Mass News reported five of the cases have been confirmed at Westfield High School. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Debra Mul

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-12-15 18:10:03