Two multi-agency operations led by the state attorney general's office, has resulted in the arrest of 131 suspected gang members over the last few days and the confiscation of weapons, narcotics and cash.
Three teenagers, two of whom are not even old enough to drive, will stand trial on murder charges and face the possibility of spending the majority of their lives behind bars if convicted for the shooting death of a 21-year-old Riverbank man.
The final days of testimony in the preliminary hearing of three teenagers accused of gunning down a man outside a convenience store focused on the allegations of their gang affiliation and if the shooting benefited the gang.
The former Turlock resident under a cloud of suspicion for the death of a toddler in the South Valley has been arrested by the Exeter Police department on multiple charges including murder, torture and sexual assault.
Amid a throng of media, protesters and supporters, Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy, appeared in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to the charges against her, including one of murder for the death of Rita Elias, 31.