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One man shot, two arrested in Merced drive-by

A 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound Friday after a man with suspected gang ties opened fire into a home in the 3200 block of Juneau Court in...

Michael Janes, 23, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting April 18, 2014 in Merced.

California counties tell Gov. Jerry Brown they need money for prison law

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state’s criminal justice system by increasing the burden...

Sheriff’s Department: Merced deputy bitten by dog, 2 arrested during $1 million Stevinson pot bust

Two people were arrested Friday in connection with an estimated $1 million in-door marijuana grow in Stevinson, the Merced County Sheriff’s...

Man struck by vehicle in Winton, suffers major injuries

A man suffered “major” injuries Saturday after he was struck be a vehicle while waking on Sante Fe Avenue in Winton, the California Highway Patrol reported.


White Sox offense roars back to life in 16-2 win

The White Sox skidded into Sunday's game against the Rangers on a four-game losing streak and a suddenly stalled offense made more uncomfortable by the loss of leadoff hitter and center fielder Adam Eaton for a few days.


Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging ...

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2009, file photo shows equipment inside a pilot plant in Scotland, S.D., that turns corn cob into cellulosic ethanol, a precursor to a commercial-scale biorefinery planned for Emmetsburg, Iowa. Biofuels made from corn leftovers after harvest are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a cleaner oil alternative from the start and will help climate change.

Paper produced by San Quentin inmates looking to grow

From a small trailer near an exercise yard full of honking geese, the men of the San Quentin News put out a paper they hope will reach beyond the gates...

 <span class="cutline_leadin">San Quentin News staff member </span>JulianGlenn Padgett works Thursday on a story for the upcoming issue in the newspaper&#x2019;s small newsroom overlooking the prison exercise yard. &#x201C;We are, without a doubt, journalists,&#x201D; Padgett says.
Living & Entertainment

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again ...

FILE - In this June 8, 2001 file photo, former middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, is escorted by an unidentified security guard into the venue where Laila Ali and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde will box each other in Verona, NY. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76.