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Highway 33 between Bunker and Husman roads was closed for several hours Friday afternoon after two trucks were involved in separate accidents, the California Highway Patrol reported. The CHP said the first accident occurred when the driver of a northbound Freightliner pulled to the right-han…

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Two people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon, Sept. 21, on Highway 33 north of Lundy Road, the California Highway Patrol reported. The CHP said Gregorio Rodriguez, 54, of Newman was driving a 2000 Mercury Mount…

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NEWMAN - Two brothers were arrested Saturday on murder charges in the shooting death of a Newman man Thursday morning, Sept. 17, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said.

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NEWMAN - Two suspects were arrested Saturday in the Sept. 17 murder of a man who was found shot to death outside a Newman home.

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Firefighters responding to a report of a fire on a Villa Manucha Road dairy Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8, arrived to find several silage piles and a haystack on fire, officials reported. Crews working with the property owner were able to extinguish the fire. The loss was estimated at $3,000. T…

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NEWMAN - Police said a one person was injured Monday night, Sept. 14, when multiple shots were fired at a vehicle in the alley behind the Auto Zone store.

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New guidance issued by the state last week has given school districts the ability to bring students with more acute needs back to the classroom in small groups without going through a waiver process.

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NEWMAN - The proposed annexation of about 120 acres representing the first phase of the city’s Northwest Newman master plan area was rejected by voters living in the affected area.

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Election officials in Merced and Stanislaus counties are joining those across the state implementing changes for the Nov. 3 presidential election that will eliminate traditional polling places in accordance with state legislation due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

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The Canyon Zone Fire which marched relentlessly through the ranges overlooking the West Side left in its wake a desolate landscape of charred terrain and, in some cases, the blackened remains of cabins, outbuildings and fences.

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A big rig fire on Interstate 5 south of Stuhr Road Monday afternoon halted traffic and sparked a vegetation fire.

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A sizzling summer heat wave pushed temperatures well into triple digits over the weekend and continued into this week with little relief on the horizon.

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A wildfire which started Sunday in Del Puerto Canyon west of Patterson continued to burn Tuesday, consuming thousands of acres as firefighters battled both the rugged terrain and searing heat in an effort to bring the blaze under control.

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Fiona, the new Gustine Police Department K-9, is now on the streets with handler Kevin Roseen. Roseen, right, presented a demonstration to the City Council at its Aug. 4 meeting. At left is Lt. Sam Joseph. 

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A fire hydrant in the 200 block of Laurel Avenue in Gustine was sheared off by a hit-and-run motorist shortly before 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, Gustine police reported. Above, workers attempt to shut off the flow of water gushing from the broken hydrant. Police described the vehicle believed t…

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NEWMAN - The fate of a proposed 121-acre annexation of land earmarked primarily for commercial and business park uses rests in the hands of registered voters within the affected area.

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NEWMAN - Local races on the November ballot came more clearly into focus earlier this week as the filing period drew to a close, with a measure of change certain on the City Council and possible on the school board.

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The driver of a vehicle involved in a Monday morning accident on Cottonwood Road east of Highway 33 fled the scene and was not located, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said the unknown motorist, a male, was driving a Volkswagen westbound on Cottonwood when he allowed the …

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A single-vehicle accident at Highway 33 and Sullivan Road at the south edge of Gustine left a big rig overturned last Wednesday afternoon, July 22. Police said the truck driver, identified as Jess Jurado, 48, was attempting to make a left-hand turn from northbound Highway 33 onto Sullivan Ro…

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GUSTINE - The filing period for local elections on the November ballot is continuing, with races drawing various degrees of candidate interest.

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NEWMAN - Local races on the Nov. 3 ballot have drawn limited candidate interest to date in what has been a relatively quiet filing period.

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Newman and the Gustine community continued to climb in the past week.