Lunney announces bid for sheriff; 3 candidates now in the race
Flanked on both sides by more than a dozen top law enforcement and elected community officials on Thursday, law enforcement veteran Pat Lunney formally announced his candidacy for Merced County sheriff on the steps of the Merced County courthouse museum.
Mercy awards grants to Merced area programs
Six community organizations have received $124,287 from Mercy Medical Center Merced and its parent company, Dignity Health, to continue their outreach programs, particularly those focusing on health and wellness.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Longtime Merced resident fills term on county school board
Hanks, 71, replaces the late Evelyn Eagleton on the five-member board. His term on the board from Trustee Area No.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Gang suspect arrested after chase ends in bus crash
A chase in Planada ended Thursday with a suspected gang member behind bars after he reportedly crashed a stolen vehicle into a Merced County transit bus in the same neighborhood where two recent gang homicides occurred, authorities reported.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Merced Rescue Mission prepares for Christmas plans
Executive Director Bruce Metcalf points Tuesday to the sinks at the Merced Rescue Mission, where 114,000 meals are served per year.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Juvenile shot Monday in Planada in serious condition, deputies say
The victim, described only as a Hispanic male juvenile, was taken to an area hospital in serious condition, Merced County sheriff's Deputy Delray Shelton said.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Investigation continues into pedestrian death
The investigation continues into the Nov. 20 death of a pedestrian who was struck by an armored Merced Police Department SWAT vehicle.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Suspected gang member pleads no contest in vehicle shooting
A "high-ranking" Planada street-gang member with a lengthy criminal history pleaded no contest Wednesday to a felony count of attempting to shoot at a vehicle.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Stolen Le Grand-Planada youth football trailer found
Last Wednesday, someone stole Tri-City Youth Football’s white 20-foot-long enclosed Interstate trailer from the area of Freemont Street and Brodrick Avenue in Planada.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Trailer belonging to youth football group stolen in Planada
Parents and coaches of a Le Grand-Planada area youth football group are shaking their heads in disappointment after someone stole their trailer recently, taking about $18,000 in property.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Search continues for suspects in two weekend homicides
Sheriff Mark Pazin on Monday described one of the two weekend homicides as an "execution-style" murder consistent with Mexican drug cartels and the other as "obviously" gang-related.
Three men dead in two Merced County shootings
The most recent shooting, reported as a double homicide, happened in Delhi. The other shooting occurred in Planada and claimed the life of one man.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Bond eyed for Le Grand school projects
School trustees in Le Grand are considering placing a general obligation bond issue on June's election ballot to pay for improvements on the Le Grand High School athletic field and to build an agricultural farm and bus barn.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Homicide reported in Planada
A shooting reported this week in the Planada area has become a homicide case after the victim succumbed to his wounds in the hospital Friday.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Names of Merced police officers in fatal pedestrian crash released
The Merced police officers involved in a crash that killed a 60-year-old pedestrian Wednesday have been identified by the California Highway Patrol, according to spokesman Officer Jason Schoonhoven.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Man killed in apparent collision with police vehicle
A 60-year-old Planada man died Wednesday in a vehicle crash that appears to have involved a Merced Police Department armored SWAT Team vehicle, authorities have confirmed.