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Two cases of norovirus have been linked to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among people who were recently in Yosemite National Park, according to the National Park Service.

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The first significant storm of 2020 brought snow down to Tuolumne, Soulsbyville and other foothill communities east of Sonora, and freezing to near-freezing conditions over night and Friday morning left ice and frozen slush on roads around 2,000 feet elevation and above.

MORENO — Timothy Russell Moreno, 65, of Sonora, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Adventist Health Sonora. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 p.m. at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose at Lyons Street, Sonora.

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On Tuesday, City of Sonora public works employees placed large blocks of marble, donated by Blue Mountain Minerals, for tables or seating in the mini-park on Linoburg, and early Wednesday morning they were installing metal benches around them. 

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Calaveras County District Attorney Barbara Yook held a photo of the charred and asphyxiated body of Christina Karlsen outstretched for the 12 jurors and four alternates to see on the second day of testimony in the Karl Karlsen murder trial. 

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Tracy Gulcynski placed a birthday balloon by the grave of her late grandson Koltyn Sparks-Blackwood on Monday in the Baby Garden section at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson, where dozens of other young children whose lives were cut short are laid to rest.

BENSON – David Paul Benson, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at his residence in Sonora. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21,  2020 at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose, Sonora, California. Burial will be at Dambacher Mountain Memorial, 22394 Lyons-Bald Mount…

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An 18-year-old student was arrested on suspicion of two felonies Monday morning for allegedly bringing a loaded, stolen semiautomatic pistol to Dario Cassina High School on Barretta Street.

FAUSETTE — Cecil Fausette Jr., 68, of Merced died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Merced. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at noon at Oak Grove Cemetery (the Divide Cemetery) Groveland. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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A jury of seven women and five men was seated in Calaveras County Superior Court Friday morning in the trial of Karl Karlsen, who is accused of killing his wife in a house fire 29 years ago and collecting a $200,000 life insurance policy in her name.

When the first 12 prospective jurors in the Karl Karlsen murder trial were seated for questioning on Thursday morning, seven of them raised their hands to report that they had heard details of the case.

A man arrested in Sonora on suspicion of underage sex crimes is a firefighter in  Piedmont, a city near Oakland.Piedmont city officials released a statement Thursday saying they are aware of the investigation being conducted by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office."The city takes this issue …

Just under half of the 140 prospective jurors who reported Wednesday morning to the Calaveras County Superior Court for the first day of the Karl Karlsen trial were dismissed, mostly due to financial hardship.

CARROLL — Paul Thomas Carroll, 70, of Sonora, died Friday, Jan. 3, at Adventist Health Sonora. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Heuton Memorial Chapel, 400 S. Stewart St., Sonora. 

Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Oregon, is planning to open a new farm-supply store in the vacant space left by Orchard Supply Hardware in the Sonora Plaza Shopping Center on Mono Way.

Calaveras County Animal Shelter officials told county officials they are proud of the movement they've made toward becoming a no-kill shelter. Here are a few of the animals available for adoption.

Calaveras County Animal Services functions more efficiently in the Environmental Management Agency, rather than the Sheriff’s Office, according to responses to the Civil Grand Jury’s most recent report.

CHAMBERLAIN — Robert Joseph Chamberlain, 55, of Jamestown, died Sunday, Jan. 5, at Adventist Health Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

A man accused of killing his wife in a house fire 28 years ago is scheduled to be in court Tuesday morning in preparation for his trial to start Wednesday.

CORREIA — Former Jamestown resident Carin Correia, 56, died Saturday, Dec. 28, in Soulsbyville. A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 4, at Utica Park in Angels Camp. 

Here's what it looks like at Little Sweden these days, where the property owner is trying to cut down on sledding and thereby reduce left-behind garbage. It's been a huge problem through the years. 

The first snow survey of 2020 was conducted Thursday west of Lake Tahoe and it was oh-so-close to average — 97 percent. 

ADKINS — Harmony Adkins, 60, died Thursday, Dec. 26, at her home in Sonora. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.