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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.

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Assessed property values in the city of Newman climbed nearly 6 percent in the past year, according to the 2020-21 property tax roll released July 2 by Stanislaus County Assessor Don Gaekle.

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A vegetation fire burned about 45 acres between Orestimba and Stuhr Roads just east of Interstate 5 Saturday afternoon, July 4. Firefighters from Newman/West Stanislaus Fire Protection District were assisted by resources from Merced County Fire/Cal Fire, Mountain View, Turlock Rural Fire Dis…

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GUSTINE - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Gustine area more than tripled in a week’s time, according to the Merced County Public Health website.

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People caught using or possessing illegal fireworks face hefty fines in Gustine and Newman, local law enforcement officials are reminding residents.

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GUSTINE - Two groups were involved in a Sunday afternoon altercation between those gathered in a rally to show support for law enforcement and first responders and others who turned out to voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement, authorities said.

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Work on the Newman Taco Bell continues to progress. Crews last week installed a water line to serve the facility. The line was also sized and extended to serve any future development which might occur on the adjacent parcel to the south.

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Three young residents of the Meredith Manor apartment complex in Gustine helped sound the alarm and alert occupants when a fire broke out in one of the apartment buildings Sunday afternoon, June 14. Naomi Bair, Ava Ruiz and Anissia Ochoa Rosas (from left) were playing outside when they notic…

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Mosquito abatement districts which serve the western reaches of Stanislaus and Merced counties are gearing up their annual detection and eradication campaign against the insects.

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A vegetation fire in the 4000 block of Highway 33 burned an acre or more of heavy brush along the Garzas Creek south of Gustine and destroyed a tank house and detached garage/shed Tuesday afternoon, June 9, officials reported.  Firefighters were able to prevent damage to a nearby trailer and…

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GUSTINE - A Sunday afternoon fire damaged a building in an apartment complex in the 300 block of Meredith Avenue, officials reported.

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The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District is continuing the distribution of free meals for children ages 1-18 through June and July. In addition, free family food boxes are being distributed each Friday through June from 11 a.m. to noon at Von Renner and Hurd Barrington elementary sch…

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Public works crews in Newman last week made repairs to a fire hydrant on Fresno Street. 

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Flames destroyed a pickup truck last Thursday afternoon on West Stuhr Road at Interstate 5. The fire was reported shortly before 6 p.m. No injuries were reported. 

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Newman has increased to 11 as of Tuesday afternoon, an increase of three over a week earlier, while Gustine saw a new case reported Tuesday to bring its total to eight, up one from a week earlier.

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Firefighters extinguished a big rig fire Monday evening on Interstate 5 north of Cottonwood Road. The blaze destroyed a truck and trailer and sparked a small vegetation fire but no injuries were reported, according to fire personnel. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. 

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GUSTINE - A 25-year-old San Jose man was killed Wednesday afternoon, April 22 in a two-vehicle accident at the south edge of Gustine, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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The overall number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Stanislaus and Merced counties continued to climb last week, while locally Newman and Gustine each had recorded an additional case.

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GUSTINE - A worker on a dairy south of Gustine was killed during an early-morning robbery Monday, April 20, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

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Grocery store employees continue to work day and night not only to catch up with increased demand for food and essentials during the COVID-19 crisis, but to increase the frequency of cleaning to minimize the spread of the virus. Many shoppers have asked what they can do to stay safe and mini…

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Authorities said the driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident last Wednesday afternoon, March 18, on Highway 33 near Bambaur Road suffered only minor injuries. The California Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred when the driver, Manuel Lopes, 60, of Gustine, made an …

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A single-vehicle accident last Wednesday morning, March 11, at Hunt Road near Sullivan at the south edge of Gustine left the demolished car leaning against a utility pole. The driver escaped injury, according to CHP officers at the scene.

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The spreading COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed life on the West Side with stunning swiftness in recent days, as a handful of cancellations and closures quickly cascaded into a torrent.

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GUSTINE - Two accidents occurred last week at the intersection of Highway 33 and Sullivan Road at the south edge of Gustine, police reported.

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A 6-year-old boy was flown to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera with complaint of pain following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Sullivan and Whitworth roads, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said the child was one of three passengers in a 2013 Ford Explore…

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A single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20, on Fig Lane near Ruth Avenue left the car overturned but the driver escaped injury, according to officials. Police said the driver veered when he looked down at his phone, struck a wooden guard rail and continued southbound until the veh…

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Investigators process the scene of a fatal two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Hills Ferry Road between East Stuhr and River roads. The California Highway Patrol reported that an 80-year-old Newman woman was killed in the accident. The name of the deceased was not available prior to pu…

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A man convicted of conspiring with others in an effort to help Paulo Virgen Mendoza flee California to Mexico after he allegedly killed Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh during a Dec. 26, 2018 traffic stop has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

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NEWMAN - The city’s proposal to annex 121 acres of property north of the existing city limits along the west side of Highway 33 will be decided by an election of registered voters residing within that area.

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NEWMAN - The drug testing procedure used by First Student, the firm which provides transportation services for the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, was pointedly called into question Monday when company officials went before the school board to address a December incident in whi…

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NEWMAN - Corporal Ronil Singh was remembered Thursday evening by community members, representatives of surrounding law enforcement agencies and his fellow Newman Police Department officers, one year to the day after he was shot and killed during a traffic stop.