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It’s a new year, baby! Stanislaus County medical centers report first births of 2023

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Some Stanislaus County hospitals continued the tradition Sunday, Jan. 1, of announcing the first births of 2023.

Doctors Medical Center could share only limited information about the first baby born there — just that he was born at 12:18 a.m. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches long, according to Tenet Healthcare spokeswoman Krista Deans.

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Turlock father charged with murder of baby confessed to beating, according to testimony

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The Turlock father of a two-month old girl who died in April told a detective he repeatedly punched the infant in the head because she wouldn’t stop crying, according to testimony in Stanislaus Superior Court.

Following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Judge Linda McFadden concluded there was enough evidence for Joseph Alexander Rendon, 24, to stand trial on the charges of murder and child abuse causing death.

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Family kidnapped at gunpoint in Merced County, including 8-month-old baby and parents

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The Merced County Sheriff’s Office on Monday night issued a plea to the public after an 8-month-old baby, her father, mother, and an uncle were kidnapped from their business at gunpoint.

Taken were Aroohi Dheri, the baby; her mother, Jasleen Kaur, 27; her father, Jasdeep Singh, 36; and the uncle, Amandeep Singh, 39.

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Turlock mother with COVID-19 gives birth to healthy baby boy

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) – With his mother infected with COVID-19, baby Sergio’s premature birth is nothing short of a miracle.

“He came in at 3 pounds, 11 ounces,” COVID-19 survivor Jeseenia Lizarraga told FOX40.

Sergio weighed-in small but tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

His journey home would take weeks. The same would be true for Lizarraga, who had been placed in a medically-induced coma.

“I did not know what the outcome was going to be,” recalled Lizarraga. “I don’t know what was going to happen with me. I didn’t know what was going to happen with the baby.”

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Newborn survives being ejected from violent Turlock crash

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) -- A newborn miraculously survived being thrown from a crash Sunday night in Turlock.

The California Highway Patrol says 6-week-old Ezra Benitez's family was driving their SUV south on Highway 99 and crashed near the Main Street exit, flipping several times before coming to a stop.

Ezra was found upside down in his car seat down the shoulder. He only had minor injuries.

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