A plea deal is in the works for Sandra Haar, the embattled ex-CEO of a string of now-shuttered Merced, CA-area health clinics that served thousands of low-income patients up and down the San Joaquin Valley.
Los Banos residents Alexander Cody Mossell, 22, and 23-year-old Obet Rodriguez, and 20-year-old Olympia resident Jessie James Lewis were arrested on suspicion of drug crimes before officers found finanical fraud equipment, police said.
Police and firefighters responded to a fire at a Los Banos playground Friday afternoon, according to a news release. Police questioned several children who were considered witnesses, but officers had no suspects Saturday.
A Merced County sheriff's deputy responded to reports of a family fight in a home in the 18800 block of Geer Avenue in Hilmar at about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, deputies said. Randall Aaron Jones, a 59-year-old Hilmar resident, was "extremely intoxicated."
A man was rescued from the Merced River after a rafting trip with a friend and "large amounts of alcohol" took a wrong turn, deputies said. The two were reportedly separated in different rafts after heavy drinking.
A Los Banos man who was a person of interest in a brutal slaying that killed an Atwater woman in Washington state was charged Friday with second-degree murder after DNA was confirmed on a samurai sword, prosecutors said.
The study found the Valley, including Merced, Fresno, Madera and Stanislaus counties, ranked low in air quality, high in poverty, high in uninsured population and high in Medi-Cal coverage, compared to the rest of the state.
A Dos Palos man says law enforcement officers have not explained why they came onto his property about a month ago, killed his dog and urinated on a fence. George Aguaristi filed a $1 million claim with Merced County for the loss of Samson.
Shortly after 11 a.m., law enforcement authorities received a call of someone who may have dropped off a pipe bomb in front of the fire station at Highway 165 and 3rd Avenue, Deputy Daryl Allen said. The area has been evacuated.
Firefighters controlled a residential fire that broke out in the backyards of four homes in the 100 block of North Santa Rosa Street in Los Banos Thursday afternoon, officials said. The fire was under control as of 5 p.m. Thursday.
Several juveniles were arrested in connection with a residential burglary after Los Banos Police were led on a chase Thursday afternoon through the Ranchwood Estates neighborhood, authorities said. The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot.
Few people in a Los Banos restaurant seemed to notice as the pint-sized bandit in pink slipped up to a woman’s purse and lifted her cell phone. But two women who were with the little girl and were recorded on video surveillance footage laughing d