James Schoenfeld, one of three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren and their bus driver almost 40 years ago, was granted parole Wednesday in San Luis Obispo, where he is imprisoned at the California Men’s Colony.
Police are searching for those responsible for two armed robberies over the weekend in Merced. Investigators have not ruled out the possibility the same man may have committed both robberies, police said.
The arrest record of Ethan Morse, son of District Attorney Larry Morse II, can be destroyed, a judge ruled Wednesday. Morse, 18, was arrested last year and charged with murder in the 2013 slaying of Bernabed Hernandez-Canela outside a house party. The judge, however, cleared Morse of any wrongdoing in November.
An issue investigated by the California attorney general’s office into whether Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II violated any laws by storing a firearm in his office is considered closed, Merced Sheriff Vern Warnke said.