Merced County area fire chiefs are reminding residents to use legal fireworks safely this year to prevent fires. Fines will be enforced for illegal fireworks and for any use of fireworks in areas where it is not legal.
Dos Palos police “used their noses” Tuesday night to investigate an illegal marijuana garden operation worth more than $1 million on the streets that landed a Modesto man in jail, Police Chief Barry Mann said.
Expansive absenteeism data was released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for the first time ever, tracking students who frequently miss class at nearly every public school in the U.S.
A van full of teenage boys crashed into a ditch on Mercey Springs Road in Los Banos late Friday after authorities say the driver tried to outrun police while driving under the influence of drugs. Two of the teenage boys play football for Pacheco High School and three are former football players, according to David Snapp, Pacheco High’s head football coach.