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The Sonora City Council named a new mayor and mayor pro-tem for the next two years at a public meeting Monday night, while also welcoming a newly elected member whose family has deep roots in the community.

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Calaveras County set a record for the largest number of cases in a single day with 13 people testing positive for COVID-19.

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A staff member in the Tuolumne County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19, requiring all staff and inmates be tested, the Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

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Tuolumne County deputies responding to a chainsaw theft at Aladdin Motor Inn Wednesday also found  heroin in a suspect’s room.

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A Jenny Lind man is wanted after his neighbor’s dog was shot and killed and the owner threatened, according to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered tougher restrictions for much of California, requiring 19 counties experiencing increased spread of coronavirus to halt visits to indoor restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, entertainment centers, movie theaters, zoos, museums and card rooms.

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More than a dozen recreation areas and campgrounds in the Stanislaus National Forest will remain closed through July 15 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a spokesperson assigned to forest headquarters in Sonora said Wednesday.

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A 75-year-old man is accused of taking his caretaker’s .38 revolver and threatening to kill her Tuesday evening at a Cedar Ridge home, prompting a SWAT team response and a one-hour standoff that ended with no gunfire and the man in custody, Tuolumne County sheriff’s staff Wednesday morning.

CASSEL — Scott Cassel, 62, of Copperopolis, died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.

A former Sonora High School girls varsity basketball coach accused of sexually abusing a minor female student pleaded guilty on Monday in Tuolumne County Superior Court, said Assistant District Attorney Eric Hovatter.

A woman was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of burglarizing the Murphys Fire Protection District station with intent to steal weed trimmers, a leaf blower, food, sunglasses, and extension cord, and other property, a Calaveras County sheriff’s sergeant said Monday.

An Arnold man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of sparking an arson fire behind the Sonora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram auto dealer complex on Mono Way in Sonora, Tuolumne County sheriff’s staff said Monday.

Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for the Tuolumne Lumber Protest in the center of a town with more than a century of logging history, accompanied by prayers for the loggers, prayers for the timber industry, and prayers for protection from the coronavirus that has surged in recent days in…

Inner Sanctum Cellars, a winery with a tasting room in Jamestown and event venue in Columbia, cancelled an event scheduled for Saturday and refunded ticket holders following a recent local spike in COVID-19 cases and calls from the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors for people to avoid lar…

A man swinging nunchucks around a kids' playground was arrested Wednesday morning for possession of the illegal weapon.

A man went to Calaveras County Superior Court last week and allegedly tried to hide a doll containing 9.6 grams of meth in landscaping outside before he reached security at the building entrance in San Andreas, Sheriff’s Office communications staff said Wednesday.

A drone was flown over the Quarter Fire Tuesday in violation of a temporary restricted flight zone order, which carries the possibility of a year in federal prison and a fine up to $100,00.

CHANEY — Ronald W. Chaney, 70, of Sonora, died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements and a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

In concert with other openings across the Mother Lode as some COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are adjusted, the federal Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday Tuttletown Recreation Area camping and day use sites off Highway 49 in Tuolumne County, and the Natural Bridges Trail and parking are…

A 64-year-old Tuolumne County woman who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a baby shower and a birthday party on Saturday and some of people exposed to the virus are refusing to isolate or be tested, the Public Health Department reported Monday.

Roughly 50 people gathered at Courthouse Square in downtown Sonora on Saturday to celebrate Pride Month and protest a guest speaker at a Soulsbyville church who has made statements against homosexuality, gay marriage and Muslims.

Pilots from Columbia Air Attack Base concentrated Sunday on the north side of the Quarter Fire near Cedar Ridge while helicopters worked the south side, the U.S. Forest Service - Stanislaus National Forest reported.