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Local News

38-year-old man clinging to life after Atwater area shooting

A 38-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot Monday morning near Atwater. Detectives say the shooting apparently happened during an argument...

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13-year-old boy struck by car in Planada

Teen was hospitalized with major injuries.

Atwater shooting victim still critical but improving, deputies say

A man shot earlier this week in Atwater remained in critical condition Tuesday but was improving, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department confirmed...

Merced council approves Pro Lube Oil Change commercial project

The corner of G and 23rd streets will be the new home to Pro Lube Oil Change Center’s corporate office after a unanimous vote by Merced City Council on Monday.


Golden Valley loses key CCC volleyball match in Turlock

Everything was a struggle for the Cougars, who fall 25-19, 28-26, 27-29, 27-25 to the Bulldogs, who pull into a second-place tie with Golden Valley.


Awash in oil, does America need a large reserve?

America’s newly abundant onshore energy supplies are rekindling debate over whether there is too much crude oil, or the right kind, held in...

The sun sets over a drilling rig in the Bakken Oil Formation, behind an oil well near Williston, N.D. (Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Woman sues over photo of her with pencils in eyes

A woman who stabbed pencils in her eyes during a suicide attempt is suing Los Angeles County, claiming her photo was snapped at a hospital and went viral online.

Living & Entertainment

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed...

Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 after judge Thokozile Masipais sentence Pistorius to five years imprisonment for culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend  Reeva Steenkamp last year.