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Local News

Renters group protests “eviction” of Merced member

Tenants Together held a press conference outside of the Tioga Apartments on Monday to protest what they call the “eviction” of a longtime...

Tenants Together sets up for a press conference Monday in front of Tioga Apartments on behalf of Bruce Shand, whose longtime lease won’t be renewed at the building. The tenants rights group said he’s being “evicted” without cause.

Dog attack prompts police response

A 55-year-old man suffered a bite on his arm early Tuesday in Merced when he was apparently attacked by pitbull, the Merced Police Department told the Sun-Star.

Merced County unveils new emergency dispatch center

A new emergency dispatch center in Merced County, a project nearly a decade in the making, was formally unveiled Monday before a crowd of more than...

Enrollment takes a tiny step up at UC Merced

UC Merced’s fall enrollment has increased again but by just 1 percent from this time last year, a meek increase compared to several years of fast-paced growth for the young campus, according to new numbers from the school.


Shawn & Sean Show Week 6 2014

Merced Sun-Star sports writers Shawn Jansen and Sean Lynch look back to some thrilling finishes in Week 5 by Atwater, Merced and Le Grand. They also...

Merced Sun-Star sports writers Shawn Jansen and Sean Lynch look back to some thrilling finishes in Week 5 by Atwater, Merced and Le Grand. They also preview a light Week 6 with a number of local teams on the bye. Le Grand coach Raul Alvarez discusses Friday's big showdown with Ripon Christian and life as a first-year head coach.

Chicago site sabotage prompts review by FAA

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration ordered reviews of emergency procedures and security as lawmakers questioned how one man armed with...

A traveler waits in line Monday at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, where flights were canceled after a fire Friday at an air-traffic facility.

Jerry Brown signs ‘Revenge Porn 2.0 Act’

One year after signing California’s ban on so-called “revenge porn,” Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation expanding on the...

Gov. Jerry Brown discusses a bill while meeting with advisers at his Capitol office on Monday in Sacramento. Brown announced action on several bills Tuesday, including his signing of the second version of a “revenge porn” ban, before the midnight deadline.
Living & Entertainment

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father's death

Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers...

FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, actress Nicole Kidman pauses before answering questions during a press conference for the film Grace of Monaco at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Actress Kidman on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, broke her public silence since the death of her father more than two weeks ago by sharing her heartbreak and thanking well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers.