Posted on: November 16, 2017

Eight Parents Arrested for Failing to Send Their Kids to School

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Eight parents were arrested last week and charged with failing to send their children to school, in the second countywide truancy sweep coordinated by the Merced County District Attorney’s office and the Merced County Office of Education, announ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Two Men Will Spend The Rest of Their Lives in Prison for a 2014 Hilmar Murder


William White, 38, of Antioch, and Victor Hernandez, 27, of Modesto, will spend the rest of their lives in prison after being sentenced yesterday for their roles in the death of Orlando Yepez, 21, of Modesto, announced Deputy District Attorney Walter Wall...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Atwater Real Estate Professionals Among Four Indicted

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FRESNO, Calif. — On October 12, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment against John Ballard, 55, and Judy (Calderon) Ballard, 54, of Atwater and Sherry Herbert, 54, and Andrea Todd, 53, of Fresno, charging them with conspiracy, wire fr...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Repeat Fraudster in Merced County Denied Parole

Parole Denied

A Merced man, sentenced to 11 years in prison earlier this year for multiple counts of grand theft and diversion of construction funds in amounts exceeding $100,000, but already eligible for parole following the 2016 passage of Proposition 57, will have t...

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