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Los Banos man gets 7 years in DUI death
Nappi, who has accumulated 577 days credit, will likely serve about five years. He also was ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Fresno Bee
Kings County reports 7th flu-relateddeath
The death involved a middle-aged man. He had medical problems that put her at higher risk for complications, and he had not gotten a flu shot, county health officials said.
Veteran Merced County employee arrested in weapons case
A 35-year-old woman arrested this week on stolen property and child endangerment charges is a Merced County employee, the latest in a string of high-profile employee troubles for the county.
Deputies seize more than 800 marijuana plants in Beachwood-area home
Deputies said they would seek charges through the district attorney's office against three residents.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The 38th Annual Indian Gulch 2-mile, 5-mile and 10-mile runs are set for Saturday.
Gray officially on the ballot
Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, submitted the paperwork Tuesday to officially put his name on the ballot for re-election, according to a news release.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Legislative priorities adopted for Merced County
The Merced County Board of Supervisors adopted the county's annual legislative agenda, which includes getting more funding for prison realignment programs, preserving agricultural lands and redeveloping the former Castle Air Force Base.
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Traffic Stop Led To Drug Arrest
A loaded gun and 32 grams of methamphetamine put a Mokelumne Hill man behind bars.
The Modesto Bee
Classic-rock group Kansas to play at Stanislaus County Fair
Kansas fans, don't you cry no more. The classic-rock group, which hasn't played the region for a while, is coming to the Stanislaus County Fair this summer.
The Modesto Bee
State officials hear drought pleas in Merced
More than 200 people packed a University of California at Merced conference room for a meeting of Gov. Jerry Brown's Drought Task Force and the State Board of Food and Agriculture.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Dale Wagner: Warnke best for Merced County sheriff
This being an Olympic year, “Let the games begin.” Reviewing the Sun-Star articles on the race for sheriff, it appears that the race is between a person backed by the grunts in the trenches and a person backed by the entitled elite .
The Fresno Bee
Sunday's storm clouds bring a rare funnel cloud to Valley
The winter storm that continued to drape over the Valley on Sunday brought a funnel cloud to the Dos Palos area of western Merced County, the National Weather Service said.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Merced County sheriff launching additional patrols periodically
Residents in rural areas of Merced County will likely see more sheriff's deputies in their communities from time to time as part of a rebooting of an old saturation patrol strategy aimed at increasing law enforcement in some underserved neighborhoods.
MID considers water rate hikes Tuesday
The MID board last month voted unanimously to explore increasing expenses for farmers to help the district cover a projected $10.6 million revenue shortfall.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
County leaders respond to rash of employee problems
A series of public departures and high-profile problems involving county employees over the past two months has put the spotlight on the policies and procedures used to oversee a public agency that employs more than 2,000 people.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
County librarian to resign
Diane Satchwell, right, with the Friends of the Los Banos Library, is taking a job with the Southern California Library Cooperative.
Some rain expected Saturday, drying Sunday
Women walk down Martin Luther King Jr Way with their umbrelllas as more rain hit the Merced area Friday.
The Fresno Bee
Jury finds Los Banos gang member guilty of second degree murder
Albert Hernandez, 18, was found guilty of second-degree murder and criminal street-gang participation.
Local Crime Stoppers seeks donations to stay afloat
Former Los Banos Police Chief Michael Hughes, left, and Pat Lunney, chief of investigations for the Merced County District Attorney's office, spoke to Soroptimist International of Los Banos Monday about the Merced Area Crime Stoppers program.
Los Banos Enterprise
Farmers looking to use surface drip irrigation
Although underground irrigation is still a common way to water crops and fields, some farmers and landowners are moving to use surface irrigation amid one of the worst droughts in state history.