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Flames raced across acres of dry vegetation Friday afternoon after a fire broke out in an unused sewer pond near the Gustine Municipal Airport. The fire was southeast of Highway 140 with a near cross road of Old Santa Fe Grade.  The cause of the fire is undetermined, said Gustine Fire Chief …

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Two Gustine men have been arrested in connection with the shooting that injured two teenagers in downtown Newman on Sept. 5.

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An investigation by the Gustine Police Department into a marijuana grow operating at two residences led to multiple arrests on charges that ranged from illegal cultivation of marijuana to child endangerment. 

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As revelers enjoyed the final hour of the Newman Fall Festival carnival, violence erupted just outside the park when two teenagers were gunned down, the Newman Police Department reported.

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A call about a possible auto burglary in a Gustine park led to the arrest of two individuals found with methamphetamine in their possession.

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Richard Gerety III comes from a long line of men who have done battle with fire over the years so becoming a volunteer fireman for the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District seemed like coming home in a way. And when he was called upon to go help fight the flames of the Caldor Fire, he did…

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The Gustine woman wanted for an attempted break-in at a Newman convenience store that caused a fair amount of damage in the process, has been apprehended.

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A Los Banos man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed a person during an argument, according to the Gustine Police Department.

Newman Fire Department responded Aug. 6 to a working structure fire in the 900 block of Balsam Drive. No injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at $136,400. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Stanislaus County Fire Investigations Unit. 

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A vegetation fire raged along the San Joaquin River outside Newman on Wednesday, charring an estimated 10 acres and bringing in agencies from Stanislaus and Merced counties.

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It wasn’t long after celebrating the moment of their daughter Emmy’s birth that Gustine residents Bree and Rudy Sedillo were told she had Spina Bifida. 

A crane was called into operation Monday, July 26 to assist in the replacement of a large central air conditioning unit on top of a building in the 1000 block of Fresno Street in downtown Newman.

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A collision on northbound I-5 at Stuhr Road between three semi-trucks resulted in a fire and major injuries for a Bakersfield man, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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For nearly six years K9 Ares has been serving the Newman community by helping keep it safe. As of Tuesday he worked his last shift and entered into a life of retirement, which in his case means belly rubs and hanging out with his best pal, Lucy the cat.

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A collision between a tractor and a pickup truck on Eastin Road near Crows Landing resulted in the death of a Newman man, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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Derek King is currently wanted by authorities in Merced County on a warrant, with a total bail amount of $100,000 issued out of the State of California Superior Court, Merced County. He is wanted on felony charges of injuring a spouse, cohabitant, fiancé, boyfriend, girlfriend or child’s par…

For the week of July 3 to July 10, the Newman Fire Station responded to 25 calls for service. Fire Specialist Brooks said the responses included 14 emergency medical service calls, two vegetation fires, one mutual aid call, one assist at a working structure fire, three motor vehicle collisio…

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As California weathers yet another drought which is quickly emptying reservoirs throughout the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked residents and businesses to voluntarily cut back their water use by 15% in an effort to conserve water for farming, drinking and the environment.

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A request for a welfare check led to the discovery of a Gustine home being used as a large-scale marijuana growing operation, the Gustine Police Department reported.

A reforestation project got under way with the removal of numerous trees from Fifth Street in Gustine last week. Trees other than Bradford Pears, the variety selected several years ago as the city’s official downtown street tree, were removed. They will be replaced with Bradford Pears to cre…

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Mattos Newspapers Publisher Susan Mattos reported that she is in discussions with a local publishing company interested in acquiring the West Side Index, Gustine Press-Standard, Tuesday Review and Index Printing.

A community cleanup day was held Saturday in Crows Landing. Volunteers from the Crows Landing Community Services District, the West Stanislaus Fire Protection District, Crows Landing Lions Club and residents pitched in to make the event a success. Stanislaus County District 5 Supervisor Chan…

Several sections of damaged and lifted sidewalk surrounding Densmore Park in Newman were repaired last week. Joe’s Landscaping & Concrete crews removed damaged sidewalk sections last Tuesday, and poured replacement sidewalks later in the week.

A number of repairs are being made to the Gustine municipal swimming pool. A portion of the pool decking is being replaced as part of that project. City officials indicated recently that the pool may be ready for a late June opening.

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Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single vehicle, early-morning accident Friday, May 21 at Hunt and Preston roads, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said that Monique Catanomatuk, 28, of Gustine, was driving a 2008 Ford Focus northbound on Hunt Road at an unknown spee…