Merced man to face trial in Loughborough murder case, second suspect still at large
Jose Zarate, Merced, CA was ordered to face trial when Merced County Judge Carol Ash ruled probable cause he helped co-defendant Augustine Singh in the murder of Christopher Reyes. Singh is still on the run.
California’s own Autobahn? Valley reps have mixed reaction to no speed limit on Highway 99
State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa. 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 Fresno, Merced and other Central San Joaquin Valley representatives.
It was just “one of those games.” Turlock Christian boys hoops falls in section title.
Turlock Christian High School boys basketball fell to Vacaville Christian High School in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI Championship at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California on Feb. 22, 2019.
They were injured in a cycling accident on Auberry Road. Jury rules county at fault
Fresno County CA lost in Superior Court court on Feb. 20, 2019, in a lawsuit brought by two bicyclists who sued for damages after crashing March 19, 2017, along Auberry Road. Cyclists blamed poor maintenance.
Several services to be held to honor Fresno Police Officer Phia Vang
Several services will be held over the weekend to honor Fresno Police Officer Phia Vang. Officer Vang was killed earlier this month by a wrong way driver on Highway 180. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and one daughter.
A 44-year-old man, 17-year-old partner arrested after series of ATM robberies in Madera
A man and a teenager have been arrested on suspicion of being responsible for a series of robberies at a Bank of America on Yosemite Avenue in Madera, CA, police said Thursday, Feb. 21. The 44-year-old and his 17-year-old partner are also suspected of a robbery in Tracy.
Cox calls high-speed rail an ‘important component’ of Congress’ infrastructure plans
California Representative TJ Cox criticized Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address, especially on the future of high speed rail, which the Democrat from Fresno said was an infrastrcture goal of Congress.
She worked for district for over 30 years. Now new Clovis school will bear her name
Dr. Janet L. Young, the superintendent who worked for Clovis Unified for 30 years before retiring, will have the district’s newest elementary school, at Shields and Locan avenues in California, named after her.
Alleged MS-13 gang members targeted in Mendota bust expected to get trial next month
Thirteen defendants alleged to be MS-13 gang members arrested in Mendota, California, by law enforcement are scheduled to be tried in Fresno County Superior Court on charges of murder and street terorrrism.
Union Pacific and Madera Police conduct railroad safety operation
From a distance policed watched as some motorists ignored the dangers. Many of them stopped past the double stripped lines, just inches away from the railroad tracks. Officers pulled over violators at least eight were cited.
Man shot in south Merced, police say. Detectives are looking for information
A man in south Merced CA was taken to an area hospital after a shooting in which a man was struck 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 not immediately available.
Fatal Fresno police shooting: Attorney releases body cam footage, Chief Dyer responds
The attorney for the family of a man shot and killed by a Fresno CA police officer in 2016 released for the first time body camera footage of the deadly shooting, saying the man was killed “in cold blood.”
Feds announce initial Central Valley Project water allocation. Westlands isn’t pleased
East-side San Joaquin Valley farmers will get full allocation of San Joaquin River water, west-side farmers will get 35 percent, under the 2019 water supply allocation forecast released by Bureau of Reclamation.
Funeral services for Fresno police officer killed by wrong-way driver begin Friday
Fresno, California, Police Department Officer Phia Vang, killed in a crash by a wrong way driver on Highway 180, will be laid to rest in services beginning Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Convention Center.
It’s life in prison for Clovis man who shot girlfriend twice, then tried to drown her
David Wayne Brown was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, to six life terms in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend on a canal bank in rural Fresno County in 2018. The Clovis man was a three-strike felon.
‘The four lettered word that begins with S and ends with NOW’ could be hitting Valley
The National Weather Service in Hanford, CA, is calling for the possibility of snow in the central San Joaquin Valley with a storm system that is expected to hit Wednesday, Feb. 20 to Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.
'Firefall' phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - California's Yosemite National Park is again wowing visitors and photographers with its annual "firefall." Every February for a few days, the setting sun illuminates the Horsetail Fall to make it glow like a cascade of molten lava. The natural wonder draws scores of people to Yosemite Valley for a spot near the fall, which flows down the granite face of the park's famed rock formation, El Capitan. Horsetail Fall only flows in the winter or spring, when there is enough rain and snow. In February, the sun lights up the fall for only about two minutes at dusk. The best views are east of El Capitan along the main roads into and out of Yosemite Valley.
Here’s when Merced and Atwater Payless Shoes stores are set to close for good
The final two Payless ShoeSource locations in Merced County — one in Atwater and one in Merced — are set to close with the remaining stores in North America following the the company’s filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections.
Male nurse rubbed his genitals against female patient. Saint Agnes settles lawsuit
A nurse at Saint Agnes Medical Center rubbed his genitals against a female patient for sexual gratification. The victim and hospital settled the case Tuesday in Fresno, California. Nurse was sentenced to jail.
Local leaders react to Trump administration's termination of high-speed rail funds
Governor Gavin Newsom is accusing the President of political retribution after the Trump administration canceled nearly a billion dollars in federal grant money for California's high-speed rail project.