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A Merced County man has been convicted of murder for shooting a couple on a walk | Merced Sun-Star

A Delhi man was recently found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder for the 2016 shooting of a couple, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office. A Merced County jury found 27-year-old Juan Carlos Gonzalez guilty in the March 6, 2016, shooting death of Abram Sigula Her

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-19 23:45:00

Mall abduction rumor returns, and so does Modesto police reminder that it's not true | The Modesto Bee

Modesto police took to Facebook on Monday morning to shut down a false story spreading on social media of an attempted abduction of a teenage girl from Vintage Faire Mall. "These rumors are not credible and no reports have been filed," the Police Department posted on its Facebook page. The post note

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-19 15:42:00

Los Banos woman injured in collision

A 25-year-old woman from Los Banos was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries on Monday morning after a vehicle collision, California Highway Patrol reported. Maria Mendoza was driving a Chrysler 200 westbound on Volta Road at about 7:42 a.m. four miles outside of Los Banos, Officer Sh

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2018-03-19 18:00:00

Man booked on attempted murder charges after allegedly ramming cars in Lemoore | The Modesto Bee

A man who rammed two cars in Lemoore Monday faces attempted murder and other charges, police say. The 26-year-old suspect was identified as Damian Alston, 26, of South Carolina. Police said Alston, in a stolen car, intentionally slammed into a car at a Fastrip fueling station, forcing that car into

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-19 20:43:50

Jury orders Fresno heart surgeon to pay $55.6 million to family of man left in coma | The Modesto Bee

Fresno surgeon Pervaiz Chaudhry must pay $55.6 million to the family of a man who was left in a coma following a heart operation six years ago that ended badly at Community Regional Medical Center, a jury ruled Monday in Fresno Superior Court. Now, the same jury will determine how much money in puni

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-19 18:26:00

Inmate who escaped Atwater prison sentenced to longer term

An inmate who escaped U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater for about 24 hours last year was sentenced Monday to serve another 18 months in federal prison as a result of the escape, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 27, pleaded guilty in October to escaping from the federal

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-19 22:54:00

Update: 10-year-old Merced boy found safe

A 10-year-old Merced boy with special needs who went missing this morning for about two hours has been found safe, the Sheriff's Office confirms. Mason Dury disappeared around 10:20 a.m. at Joe Stefani Elementary School in the Beachwood/Franklin area of unincorporated Merced. He was found just befor

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-19 19:23:00

Missing Turlock man found, police report

A 78-year-old man reported missing earlier this month has been found, according to Turlock Police. David Earle Hendrix was found unharmed, according to the Turlock Police Department's Facebook page. He was reported missing Friday, March 9, after he did not return from a trip to Nevada, the Turlock P


Teen stabbed 'friend' 22 times then tried to blend in with high school crowd, Texas cops say | The Modesto Bee

As 15-year-old Sydney Bogan lay bleeding from 22 stab wounds, Chase Skow sat down on some bleachers at Devine High School in south Texas. "He just walked up and was trying to blend in, sitting on the bleachers," Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown told KSAT. "It is terrible. We have a 15-year-old girl


Life-threatening injuries reported after sedan collides with big rig south of Hilmar | Merced Sun-Star

A 25-year-old man suffered major injuries after a car he was driving collided head-on Saturday morning with a big rig on Highway 165 near the Merced River, according to California Highway Patrol. Barry Diaz, whose city of residence wasn't known Saturday morning, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze at


Crash sends car into, and inside, a Modesto building

A driver crashed into and through a vacant business just off downtown Modesto on Thursday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday emergency personnel were called to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of G and Sixth streets. According to Modesto Fire, a vehicle struck a red sedan at the intersectio


Turlock Structure Fire Displaces Four People

TURLOCK - Last night, just before 9 p.m. Turlock City Fire Department responded to a working residential structure fire in the 1900 block of Geer Road. Reports indicated that the residence had several occupants but they were able to escape to safety with their dog. Fire crews however, successfully f

FOX40 - 2018-03-18 18:53:32

Forget snakes on a plane. These snakes and reptiles, have their own Modesto store | The Modesto Bee

You hear "den of snakes," and most people might think it's a bad thing. But not the folks at Modesto's new The Serpentarium. The pet store near Vintage Faire Mall is all about the reptiles that slither, skitter, slink and spring. Opened last December, The Serpentarium is in the stand-alone building


Two Modesto 14-Year-Olds Arrested for School Shooting Threat

MODESTO - Two 14-year-olds were arrested Friday after calling a Modesto middle school and threatening that there would be a school shooting. Hanshaw Middle School went into lockdown early Friday morning following the call, according to the Modesto Police Department. Officers later arrested the two t


Fatal Car Accident on Hwy. 101 in Gilroy

Monterey County's California Highway Patrol officers are on the scene of a fatal car accident in Gilroy on southbound Highway 101. The accident was reported at about 8:00 a.m. Saturday near Masten Avenue. One fatality has been reported, CHP will remain on the scene awaiting coroner to arrive.


Cops found a bestiality video on former Texas deputy's laptop - and then child porn | Merced Sun-Star

It was Andrew Craig Sustaita's own colleagues at the Harris County Sheriff's Office who arrested him for obscenity in January 2017. A high-tech crime unit within the office uncovered a video of the then-deputy engaged in a sex act with a small dog on a "pay-to-play" bestiality website. He was immed


Stanislaus Coroner's Office seeks family of Modesto man

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is looking for the family of a Modesto man who died March 7. Robert Thomas, 65, who was transient, died at Doctors Medical Center of natural causes. Family members, or anyone who has contact information for them, are asked to call Detective Talea Martin at 209-


Her 2-year-old granddaughter had no shoes and a full diaper while running in traffic, Texas cops say | The Modesto Bee

A passerby called police in Odessa, Texas, and said a 2-year-old ran across a busy four lanes of traffic without shoes. It was Friday after school, and before police arrived, two more people who noticed the toddler running across the two westbound and two eastbound lanes of East 52nd Street had posi


Man killed after being hit by a big rig on Highway 99 in Atwater, police say | Merced Sun-Star

Man killed after being hit by a big rig on Highway 99 in Atwater, police say A middle aged man was killed on southbound Highway 99 near the Atwater Boulevard exit Tuesday morning, the Merced County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Few details were immediately available. The man, whose identity is being


Inmate had a secret cell phone. Selfies showing off his 'sex appeal' gave it away, Pa. officials say | The Modesto Bee

He might still have the cell phone, had it not been for the selfies. A federal inmate being held at the Lackawanna County Prison in Pennsylvania secretly had a contraband cell phone that he was using to upload pictures of himself taken inside the prison, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports. "This is