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Merced Sheriff’s New Tune: COVID-19 Is Bad, Wear a Mask

Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke is singing a different tune about COVID-19 health risks as the number of cases in his county explodes. Listen to this article: About two months ago, he cited the Constitution while saying he wouldn't enforce violations of state shelter-in-place orders. "I WILL NOT be taking...

Tulare, Merced Sheriffs Aren’t Enforcing Stay-Home Orders

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims got the ball rolling in the Valley when she told a local radio host last week that she wasn't enforcing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke followed on Saturday with a Facebook post stating that his office wouldn't enforce the state's orders either. And,...