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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

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-15 12:16:00

Merced County deputies do have authority on the highway, arrested man finds out

A San Jose man tried talk his way out of an arrest by telling Merced County Sheriff’s deputies they don’t have any authority on the highway, according to a news release.A deputy attempted to stop a car about 11:09 p.m. Monday on Highway 99 near Hammatt Avenue, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The b

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-14 14:26:00

First West Nile Virus case reported in Merced County. Take these steps, experts urge

A 62-year-old man has contracted West Nile Virus, making him the first human case in Merced County this year, authorities said.

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-14 15:23:00

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

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-15 14:37:00

San Luis Reservoir algae reaches dangerous levels

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

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-08-16 01:41:54

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.

FRESNO BEE - 2018-08-15 10:17:00

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.

KCRA.COM - 2018-08-15 17:15:00

10 pounds of hidden meth found by Merced County K-9, CHP says

Los Banos-area officers arrested a man riding in a car holding hidden methamphetamine on Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.An officer stopped a 2004 Infinity for speeding about 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 5 near Shields Avenue, according to CHP.After the officer “observed several indica


Former Merced-area executive pleads guilty to health care fraud

The former executive of several Merced-area health clinics pleaded guilty on Monday to health care fraud and receiving kickbacks in connection with a years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme, the California Department of Justice announced.Sandra Haar, 57, was the founder and chief executive officer of


Newman man killed, woman injured in head-on crash in Merced County

A Newman man was killed Tuesday and a woman suffered major injuries in a head-on collision in Merced County, the California Highway Patrol reported.The identities of the man and woman were not released Tuesday.Investigators said the man and woman were traveling in a 2008 Ford Expedition, heading nor

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-14 22:52:00

Around Town (08/15/2018)

Golf tourneyMerced's chapter of the Mexican American Golf Association will be hosting its annual Golf Tournament at Rancho Del Rey on Aug. 19. The cost is $70. Registration will be at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds will help Merced County high school golf teams. An optional closest t

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-15 01:48:00

Details emerge on decades-old Merced homicide investigation. DA plans to refile case

The case against a San Jose man charged with the slaying of Merced resident Michael Riley 10 years ago has been dismissed by prosecutors after a Merced County judge disallowed video of a detective’s interview with a confidential witness.But the lead prosecutor in the case explained at a preliminary


Rock-throwing man damages cars on Pacheco Pass, witnesses say. CHP investigating

Gustine mom Nicole Angeles said she was driving her family back from a “fun trip” to Casa De Fruta on Monday night on Highway 152 when her husband yelled that a man was dangerously close to the car.“I thought the man ran onto the roadway and we hit him,” Angeles said, noting something struck the pas

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-08-14 16:13:00

Driver killed in rollover crash on I-5 in Merced County

A 52-year-old Long Beach man died early Tuesday when his tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 5, west of Firebaugh, the California Highway Patrol reported.


Elderly Woman Found Dead In Modesto Home; Detectives Want To Speak To Her Daughter

Happening now, in the 3300 block of Kee Ln. Detectives are on scene actively working a suspicious death investigation.pic.twitter.com/rX3aBp3wxg— Modesto Police Dept (@ModestoPolice)August 14, 2018

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-14 13:58:58

Around Town (08/14/2018)

Parkinson’s Support GroupAmie Marchini Senior Care will host a Parkinson’s Support Group meeting with guest speaker is Dr. Coralie de Hemptinne at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mission Gardens 1450 E. 27th St., Merced. For more information, call209-384-3300.Neighborhood Watch Captains MeetingThe Merced Police


Merced: City on the Rise

Nowadays, the popular city slogan is “Merced is a city on the rise,” which is a catchy and clever way to coin the changes taking place in our historic town. Old-timers will remember that they witnessed another “renaissance” (borrowing the term used by Mayor Mike Murphy) back in the late 1950s and ea


Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County Tuesday, August 14 Operations Map

August 14, 2018 - Tuesday Operations Map of the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park.Monday Evening Information:96,606 acres and 86% containmentMonday Morning Information:


Ever said, ‘There’s nothing to do in Merced’? App-makers aim to prove you wrong

A nonprofit has built a smartphone app that staffers hope will put an end to the often used phrase, “There’s nothing to do in Merced.”Merced Youth Connect is the name of both the nonprofit and the app, which isavailable for freein the Apple App Store and Google Play, according to Emily Tolsma, the n


Merced police say he stole more than $30,000 in lawn care equipment

A 38-year-old Merced man was arrested this week after police said he stole more than $30,000 in lawn-care equipment from an area business.The name of the business was not released Friday.Police were called early on the morning of Aug. 6 to a business on Grogan Avenue in South Merced to investigate t