The man identified by law enforcement as the prime suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old Los Banos man was released Tuesday after the Merced County District Attorney's Office declined to file charges.
With auto thefts continuing at a high rate in Stanislaus County, investigators from the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force are hoping to curb the problem by raising awareness about prevention tactics that may stop thieves from getting behind the wheel of purloined vehicles.
Deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers have dropped since California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving in July 2008, reported the California Office of Traffic Safety. The analysis, conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley, showed that, when looking at state crash records two years before and two years after the hand-held ban went into effect, overall traffic deaths declined 22 percent while hand-held cell phone driver deaths went down 47 percent. Similar results were shown for hands-free cell phone use as well as injuries ...
March 06, 2012|