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    BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Two former California sheriff’s deputies have entered pleas and will serve jail time for conspiring to sell marijuana that had been seized by law enforcement, prosecutors said. Derrick Penney and Logan August had previously pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy charges. The former deputies with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office were sentenced to probation. But a separate investigation by the county’s district attorney’s office revealed that about 350 pounds more marijuana was stolen than was originally believed, according to prosecutors. In addition, investigators discovered that August concealed the theft by falsifying evidence destruction forms and police reports. The false reports might have been noticed by a supervising deputy if they had not been signed for approval in...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  It was once said that California’s coronavirus pandemic was hitting dense urban areas the hardest. Now, it’s rural, agricultural areas that are among the most severely affected. “The epidemic is moving from urban Latino populations to rural Latino populations,” Dr. George Rutherford, epidemiologist and infectious-diseases expert at UC San Francisco, said Wednesday. The risk factors are the same: low-income essential workers who live in crowded housing and must leave home to work and earn money and who may be less likely to speak up to call attention to problematic workplace safety conditions. Earlier in the pandemic, Los Angeles County was one of the hot spots for new infections. By June, it was Imperial County. The...
    Thousands remain without power in Putnam County two days after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the region. Utility crews have been working around the clock to make repairs after the storm sent trees flying into power lines and utility poles, causing mass outages throughout the Hudson Valley. According to NYSEG, as of Thursday, Aug. 6, 24,961 of its 38,693 customers in Putnam were still without power. Central Hudson was also reporting 2,047 of its 5,160 customers were still in the dark. A breakdown of outages in Putnam County as of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday: Carmel: 8,643; Kent: 5,690; Southeast: 3,773; Putnam Valley: 3,163; Patterson: 2,769; Philipstown: 1,665; Brewster: 891; Cold Spring: 234; Nelsonville: 148; “Our crews continue...
    Undertaking pressure coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx stated there are encouraging indications throughout the South, a area hit hard by a surging pandemic in new weeks, but she outlined new places of concern in a non-public cellular phone contact with condition and area officers Wednesday, according to a recording of the phone acquired by the journalism non-income Heart for Community Integrity. “We are concerned that both of those Baltimore and Atlanta keep on being at a extremely high amount,” Birx claimed on the phone. “Kansas Town, Portland, Omaha, of study course what we talked about in the Central Valley (in California).” “We are seeing a gradual uptick in test positivity in conditions in locations like Chicago, Boston and Detroit and DC,”...
    (CNN)The White House coronavirus task force is warning states about an uptick in coronavirus test positivity rates in a number of new cities this week.Task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said there are encouraging signs across the South, a region hit hard by a surging pandemic in recent weeks, but she outlined new areas of concern in a private phone call with state and local officials Wednesday, according to a recording of the call obtained by the journalism non-profit Center for Public Integrity."We are concerned that both Baltimore and Atlanta remain at a very high level," Birx said on the call. "Kansas City, Portland, Omaha, of course what we talked about in the Central Valley (in California)." Birx stung by...
    SACRAMENTO (KPIX) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined how California was intervening to decrease the spread of coronavirus in the Central Valley, saying health officials were following the model that reduced the number of coronavirus cases in Imperial County in June. In his Monday update, Newsom explained how what health officials did to help stop the outbreak in Imperial County in late May and early June was informing the state’s actions in the Central Valley. “On June 1st, we committed to a new process, a new protocol, to help support the county in their efforts. We began the process of decompressing their hospital system. Over 650 patients were moved out of Imperial County into surrounding and neighboring communities, and...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined how California was intervening to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in the Central Valley, saying health officials were following the model that reduced the number of coronavirus cases in Imperial County in June. Newsom was delivering his first address in several days on California’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Monday as he explained how what health officials did to help stop the outbreak in Imperial County in late May and early June was informing the state’s actions in the Central Valley. “On June 1st, we committed to a new process, a new protocol, to help support the county in their efforts. We began the process of decompressing their hospital system....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A Central Valley teenager has died due to COVID-19 complications, the California Department of Public Health announced Friday.Health officials say the teen had underlying health conditions and is the first young person in the state to die from the virus. Further information about the teen was not released.RELATED: Coronavirus live updates: Central Valley teenager dies of COVID-19, marking 1st death of a young person, officials sayValley Children's Hospital confirmed that they had been treating the patient and released a statement that read, in part, "The death of this patient reaffirms that children, and no age group, are not immune from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative, now more than ever, for us to...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A Central California teenager has died due to COVID-19 complications, the California Department of Public Health said Friday.Health officials said the pediatric patient had underlying health conditions and was the first child in the state to die from the virus. Further information about the teen was not released.Valley Children's Hospital confirmed that they had been treating the patient."The death of this patient reaffirms that children -- and no age group -- are not immune from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," the medical facility said in a statement. "It is imperative, now more than ever, for us to all work together to prevent further spread of this disease. Our children deserve no less."The death comes as...
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    FRESNO, Calif. -- A Central California teenager has died due to COVID-19 complications, the California Department of Public Health said Friday.Health officials said the teen had underlying health conditions and was the first young person in the state to die from the virus. Further information about the teen was not released.Valley Children's Hospital confirmed that they had been treating the patient."The death of this patient reaffirms that children -- and no age group -- are not immune from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," the medical facility said in a statement. "It is imperative, now more than ever, for us to all work together to prevent further spread of this disease. Our children deserve no less."The death comes as...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration is requiring labs and health care providers that conduct COVID-19 tests to report data on patients’ race, ethnicity and sexual orientation to the California Department of Public Health. In an effort to gather more substantive data on the spread of the disease, Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, announced Tuesday that this initiative is aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus throughout the state, especially in the hard-hit Central Valley. “To use this data to effectively see how our interventions are working, and what more we need to do in California to not just address the COVID-19 situation, but also to close disparities that we’ve been talking about for...
    There were signs to start the week that the coronavirus crisis had begun to shift away from California’s largest and hardest-hit county, even if deaths haven’t slowed down yet. Another 94 fatalities attributed to COVID-19 were reported around California on Monday, raising that seven-day average to a new high of 112 deaths per day over the past week, according to data compiled by this news organization. The 10,668 new cases were slightly fewer than last Monday, which kept that seven-day average stagnant at around 9,265 positive tests per day over the past week, about where it has been for close to three weeks. In Los Angeles County, the number of new cases each day has been trending downward for two...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know here’s a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours. Good News — Neighbors Helping Neighbors Sunnyvale Charity Hands Out Backpacks With School Supplies To Needy Children SUNNYVALE — While most kids will be learning remotely when they go back to school, some children in need are still lacking essential supplies. On Monday at Sunnyvale Community Services, things were especially busy this year. Thanks to the pandemic, income equality has gone from bad to worse. When the facility opened up Monday morning...
    SACRAMENTO —  The coronavirus is spreading at alarming rates in California’s Central Valley, following a cruel and increasingly familiar path. The demographics of those getting sick in the rural hamlets of America’s famed agricultural zone are the same as those who have been hit hard in big cities and suburbs: Essential workers — many of them Latino — who cannot stay home for financial reasons when they fall ill on the job and also have a hard time isolating in housing that can be crowded and multigenerational. Public health officials and medical experts say the pattern of spread underscores the deep inequities of the coronavirus in California, which has infected Black and Latino communities and poorer regions at much...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an additional $52 million for the Central Valley as part of its coronavirus response Monday. The funding will be used to improve isolation, quarantine and testing protocols, as well as to help essential workers. It’s part of a $499 million grant from the CDC. Newsom says essential workers at farms, manufacturing and prisons have been hit hard, especially in San Joaquin County. During his press conference Monday, Newsom talked about an increase in the spread of coronavirus in these regions, mostly through community spread and in the Latino community. “New dollars that will be put into the Central Valley, new dollars that will be put into the eight counties to improve our isolation...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom said Latinos in the Central Valley have been disproportionately harmed by the spread of COVID-19, prompting the governor to send “strike teams” to eight counties while asking the California Legislature to approve $52 million to improve testing, tracing and isolation protocols in those regions. Newsom said the targeted approach on eight counties — San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare, and Kern counties — comes as the state is seeing widening disparities in deaths and infections of Latinos statewide. Those surges are particularly felt in the Central Valley, where Latinos make up a higher percentage of residents. “This disease continues to grow in the state of California, it continues to spread, but not...
    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike in California's vast Central Valley, the state will send strike teams and tens of millions of dollars to eight counties to speed up testing, help infected people quarantine and assist overwhelmed health care workers, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. The state is aiming for every infected person to transmit the virus to fewer than one other person, but in several Central Valley counties the spread is happening more often, said Dr. Mark Ghaly, head of the California Health and Human Services Agency. “We have a great deal of work to do to get transmission rates down here in the Central Valley," Ghaly said. Ghaly and the governor...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Nearly 200 federal healthcare workers have been deployed to California's Central Valley agricultural breadbasket, where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases and new infection rates are soaring, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday. (Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Sandra Maler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom announced during a press conference Monday a $52 million investment that will be put into eight Central Valley counties as the state sees a surge in coronavirus cases.Gov. Newsom gave his address from a Diamond Foods factory in Stockton, California, where he again discussed the importance of protecting essential workers in California from COVID-19 while maintaining the structural integrity of an economy that disproportionately relies on the essential workers.RELATED: Here's which CA counties can reopen schools, salons amid COVID-19 pandemicNewsom says certain regions and sectors of our economy are disproportionately impacted by the transmission of the virus, including eight Central Valley counties where there are an increase of infections with positivity rates on...
    STOCKTON (CBS SF) — Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced a new $52 million plan to help the eight counties in the struggling Central Valley come to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom opened his comments from the Diamond Nuts company in Stockton by saying that recent rise in coronavirus cases in the state were concentrated in certain parts of the state and certain sectors of California’s economy, with the Central Valley being hit the hardest. “We have eight counties that have R-effective rates…north of one percent. We have eight counties were we are seeing an increase of infections. We’re seeing positivity rates in the Central Valley on the low end of 10.7 percent in Fresno, Tulare and Stanislaus and,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced a $52 million investment in eight Central Valley counties hard-hit by the coronavirus. Newsom said that the money would specifically help the counties with isolation, quarantine, and testing protocols. It would also provide more support for health workers and as well as hire more workers. The money comes from the $499 million grant from the CDC, Newsom says. For the latest COVID-19 numbers, click or tap here.  
    NOTE: This story contains graphic details that may be disturbing to some readers.A 72-year-old man convicted for murdering his roommate 20 years ago is being transferred to a nursing home in the Central Valley.The California Parole Board on Thursday recommended Jerry McKiearnan to be placed in a skilled nursing facility, most likely in Tulare County.He will wear a GPS monitor, and not be allowed to leave without written approval. He will also be tested for drugs and alcohol, and is forbidden from having any weapons.McKiearnan is currently serving a life sentence at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton and is not eligible for parole until 2026.Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said he disagrees with the parole board's decision...
    MADERA, Madera County (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old missing boy were arrested Friday on suspicion of murder, a day after police found the remains of a child believed to be those of the boy in a remote area outside the central California city of Madera, authorities said. Briseida Sran and Sukhjinder Sran were arrested in connection with the death of their son Thaddeus, who was born prematurely and had a feeding tube. He was non-verbal and required special care, the Fresno Bee reported. The couple’s attorney, Roger Nuttall, could not immediately be reached Friday for comment. The body of a boy between 2 and 3 years old was discovered Thursday after a tip led detectives to a remote area...
    CALIFORNIA Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered wineries in 19 counties to close amid surging coronavirus cases -- but his own winery and tasting room remains open. Newsom made the announcement after the Golden State reported a nearly 50 percent increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks. 1 California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered wineries in 19 counties to close amid surging coronavirus caseCredit: AP:Associated Press Indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, and tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos, museums, and cardroom gambling businesses must close down. The updated coronavirus restrictions apply to 19 counties, including Los Angeles, that have been on the state’s monitoring list because of an increasing number of cases for three straight days. But,...
    WASCO (AP) — A group of about 50 farm workers went on strike Thursday at a California pistachio farm demanding free face coverings, gloves and information from the farm’s owner after they said they learned from the media that dozens of their coworkers tested positive for the coronavirus, a union official said. Workers picketed in Wasco outside Primex Farms, which grows pistachio nuts, said Armando Elenes, a United Farm Workers official. Their demands also include better sanitation measures and more information from the company, which had not told them about the positive cases, he said. “They wanted to keep everything confidential, and at the same time, people getting contaminated,” Elenes said. Workers learned of the cases about two weeks ago...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A preliminary 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook in the eastern part of Central California, according to USGS.The temblor was reported in the Owens Valley, south of the town of Lone Pine on the eastern side of the Sierra.Residents across Central California reported feeling the quake, as did people in some parts of Northern and Southern California.Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones said that the Owens Valley quake is in the same location that a M 4.6 quake was felt two nights ago. That smaller, earlier quake is now considered a foreshock to Wednesday's quake. We just had a M5.8 south of Lone Pine in the Owens Valley. It is the same location as the M4.6 two nights ago. That is...
    LONE PINE (CBS13) — A preliminary 5.8-magnitude quake that struck near Lone Pine in Inyo County was felt all the way to Central California on Wednesday. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit a little after 10:30 a.m. PST. Did you feel it? 6.0 magnitude registered in central part of the state. Remember to Drop, Cover & Hold On when the ground shakes. https://t.co/eSSQ2VlUpU pic.twitter.com/y5CjQ6mMvb — Cal OES (@Cal_OES) June 24, 2020 It was centered in the Owens Valley and was originally registered as a 6.0-magnitude quake. It has since been downgraded to the 5.8. The shake map shows people feeling the earthquake all the way to the Central Valley. Some people all the way up to...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A preliminary 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook in the eastern part of Central California, according to USGS.The temblor was reported in the Owens Valley, south of the town of Lone Pine on the eastern side of the Sierras.Residents across the Central Valley reported feeling the quake.This is a developing story. Stay with Action News for updates.RELATED: How earthquakes are measured and what the magnitude and intensity scales meanEMBED More News Videos The movement of sudden tectonic plates causes seismic activity underground.
    FRESNO, Calif. -- A preliminary 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook in the eastern part of Central California, according to USGS.The temblor was reported in the Owens Valley, south of the town of Lone Pine on the eastern side of the Sierras.Residents across the Central Valley reported feeling the quake.This is a developing story. Stay with Action News for updates.
    LONE PINE (CBSLA) — A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has struck Lone Pine in Central California, and was reportedly felt as far as the San Fernando Valley. There were no reports of damage or injuries. This is a breaking news report. Information will be added as it comes in.