MERCED, Calif. (AP) - The attorney for a California district attorney's son charged with murder says his client is innocent and authorities have arrested the wrong person. Eighteen-year-old Ethan Morse, the son of Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, is charged in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting at a party last year that left 18-year-old Bernabed Hernandez-Canela dead. Sheriff Tom Cavallero said he stands by his detectives' investigation.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews are working to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees. A park spokesman said there was no imminent threat to Merced Grove, which is among three stands of giant sequoias in the park. The fire was 34 percent contained last night.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency says it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said the decision came after consulting with tribes, irrigators and other agencies. Fisheries biologist Joshua Strange of Stillwater Sciences says that will be too late because of a parasite known as Ich (ICK), which attacks fish in stagnant water.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The father of a Fresno woman convicted of shooting and wounding her parents says he forgives her and loves her. A judge sentenced 26-year-old Lisa Alarcon to 20 years in prison. She was accused of shooting into her parents' home while they slept in August 2012, leaving them with gunshot wounds to their legs.
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