MERCED A 54-year-old Livingston tax preparer pleaded guilty Monday to one count of tax evasion and one count of structuring bank transactions to conceal her income, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
MERCED A 27-year-old man was sent to the hospital early Tuesday after being shot in the leg, Merced police reported.
MERCED An investigation is continuing into the case of two men who showed up at Mercy Medical Center during the weekend with gunshot wounds, Merced police reported Monday.
MERCED Two men were arrested Friday by the Merced County Sheriff's STAR Team on suspicion of running a marijuana operation in the Stevinson area.
MERCED A 62-year-old man was arrested during the weekend on suspicion of stabbing his friend during an argument, authorities reported Monday.
MERCED The sound of a bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" set a somber tone Wednesday morning, as members of law enforcement gathered to honor fallen officers at the 2013 Merced County Peace Officer Memorial ceremony. The event is held annually in May outside the Merced County administration building at 22nd and M streets. Sixteen names of those killed in the line of duty are listed on the 8-foot-tall stone memorial.
MERCED Students are very resilient and adapt easily to change, Kathy Moser believes. Moser, principal of Farmdale Elementary School in Merced, said her students have demonstrated patience and understanding since a March 26 fire blamed on vandalism extensively damaged one of the classrooms.
The state criminal case against three former executives of the defunct nonprofit Firm Build culminated Friday with the trio pleading no contest to felony charges of exposing high school students to cancer-causing asbestos.The plea agreement was reached with Rudy Buendia III, 50, Patrick Bowman, 46, and Joseph Cuellar, 73.They pleaded no contest to felony treating, handling or disposing of asbestos in a manner which caused an unreasonable risk of serious injury to the nine students, with knowing or reckless disregard for the risk.
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WASHINGTON One of the two inmates accused of killing an Atwater prison guard was so drunk on a potent brew dubbed "White Lightning," he couldn't understand an FBI agent's Miranda warnings afterward, defense attorneys claim in revealing new documents filed in federal court.
MODESTO The day after dozens of Stanislaus County gang members were picked up on warrants, jailed for violating their parole or probation, and stripped of illegal weapons and drugs, more than a quarter were back on the streets. While they are out of jail, they aren't off the hook.
ATWATER A man was arrested this week after a stolen pickup truck was crashed, police reported. Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Cedar Avenue in Atwater about 3 a.m. Wednesday after a black 1994 Chevrolet pickup hit a parked vehicle and crashed into a grassy embankment.