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Merced man to face trial in Loughborough murder case, second suspect still at large

A Merced man accused of killing a 37-year-old man outside the victim’s Loughborough Drive home in December has been ordered by a Merced County judge to stand trial for murder.


California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Dos Palos shooting: Officer may have been shot, killed by Merced Police

Authorities have released more information on the events leading up to the death of a Dos Palos officer after a chase by and standoff with police and sheriff's deputies last week.


Officers, deputies involved in shooting incident in Merced County. Two arrested at the scene.

An officer-involved shooting in Atwater ended Thursday morning without anyone reporting injuries, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies, the Merced Police Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit and Merced County Probation Department served a search warrant in the 1800 Block of


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.


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.


California’s own Autobahn? Valley reps have mixed reaction to no speed limit on Highway 99

A Southern California legislator has proposed a bill to add new lanes to Interstate 5 and Highway 99 without speed limits, an idea that has drawn mixed reactions from Central San Joaquin Valley representatives.


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


Skelton: Trump saves Newsom from high-speed rail flub

Gov. Gavin Newsom tripped on high-speed rail and fell flat. Then President Trump rode to the rescue and picked him up. That’s how I read the latest California-Trump flap, this one over the state’s floundering bullet train project.


New Charges Filed Against 7 People Accused Of Helping Newman Cop Killer Suspect

FRESNO (CBS13) — Six new charges were filed for the seven people accused of helping hide the man suspected of killing Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh. Erik Razo-Quiroz, 29, of Merced; Adrian Virgen-Mendoza, 25, of Fairfield; Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, of Chowchilla; Erasmo Villegas-Suarez, 36, o


Laotian-style barbecue comes to Southern California

Good morning. Unless you’re one of the lucky folks who are reading this from Mammoth, it’s a good weekend to stay home and do some cooking, maybe curl up with a blanket — yes, this is cold for us — and a stack of cookbooks. We can help with that last part, as we have a story about the couple who run


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.


Ex-AP California Capital Reporter Steve Lawrence Dead at 71

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday.


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


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


Man shot in south Merced, police say. Few details immediately available

Few details were immediately available Wednesday evening related to a man shot in south Merced, according to police. The man was taken to an area hospital after being shot at least once about 5 p.m. in the area of R and 12th streets, according to Sgt. Chris Russell. The extent of his injuries was no


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.


Merced Judge’s Ruling Stops Navy Veteran From Deportation

About a dozen people walk out of the Merced County Superior Courthouse. They huddle under an awning over the main doors. They’re smiling and embracing each other. The sky is grey and a few drops of rain start to fall. But in a matter of minutes, the weather changes.


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


Overall crime is down in Merced. What about violent crime? Here’s what the police chief said.

Violent crime in Merced rose by 3 percent in 2018 but overall crime was down by 12 points, according to statistics delivered this week by the chief of police. A 12 percent increase in reports of rape (29) and a 9 percent increase in reports of assault (946) led to the increase in the violent crime n