Details emerge in teacher, juvenile inmates case

Allegations of misconduct against Marilouise Hawks first surfaced in October when she was allegedly caught passing notes between two teenage inmates at the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex. The more serious allegations involving Hawks and juvenile inmates came to light a month later, according to Scott Ball, Merced County’s chief probation officer.


Merced prosecutors seek additional evidence in fatal dog-beating case

Merced prosecutors this week asked for additional evidence from police investigators in the case against a father and son accused of beating a neighbor’s dog earlier this month. Prosecutors said they were seeking a full-length copy of surveillance footage, as well as additional documents and other unspecified evidence.


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