Modesto man wanted in south Merced homicide case

A warrant has been issued charging Joseph Onate, an 18-year-old Modesto man, with murder in connection with the November 27, 2016, stabbing death of Luis Gonzalez. The 33-year-old Merced man was killed in an alleyway in the 1200 block of West 12th Street in south Merced. Three other people, including Onate’s brother, Toby Onate, already have been arrested in connection with the slaying and robbery.

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Ariana Severo on Golden Valley's playoff victory

Ariana Severo and the Golden Valley defense posted its 12th shutout of the season as the Cougars defeated El Camino 2-0 in the first round if the Division III playoffs. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Ariana Severo on Golden Valley's playoff victory 2:49

Ariana Severo on Golden Valley's playoff victory

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NASA investigates water supply in snow

Jeremy Redwine and Jared Pazin on Merced's playoff win 2:53

Jeremy Redwine and Jared Pazin on Merced's playoff win

Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames 0:50

Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames