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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.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Cold weather to leave Merced region by the weekend
A hard freeze warning is still in effect for Merced County, but forecasters promise warmer weather just in time for the weekend.
Toy drive underway in Merced County
Operation Holiday Toy Drive helps Merced County families in need during the Christmas season.
Los Banos courthouse project moves forward
Teresa Ruano, spokeswoman for the California Administrative Office of the Courts, said the architectural design of the Los Banos courthouse has been placed on the state Public Works Board’s agenda for Friday.
General plan on agenda for Merced County Board of Supervisors
The 2030 Merced County General Plan, which can be described as the “blueprint” for the county’s development, contains 11 elements including economic development, land use, agricultural, housing, transportation and circulation.
Fatal vehicles versus pedestrian crash reported near Beachwood
A male pedestrian in his 30s was killed around 5:50 p.m. Sunday after being struck by two vehicles on Santa Fe Drive, just east of Beachwood Drive, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The Modesto Bee
Federal officials study enlarging San Luis Reservoir
Water levels appear frighteningly low at the San Luis Reservoir, but water officials assure that is relatively normal this time of year.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Trial date set in Merced robbery case
A March trial date was set Friday for a Merced County man charged in shooting and robbing another man earlier this year.
Atwater High's Falcon band is performing a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buhach Colony High School theatre.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Hometown Christmas parade lures thousands to downtown Merced
Despite the relatively chilly winds and temperatures in the 40s, the sunny weather was a welcome sight at the parade, particularly because Merced experienced rain just the night before.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Hearing date set for troubled Atwater animal rescue
The fate of Last Hope Cat Kingdom's permit will be decided at a hearing less than 10 days away, county officials confirmed this week.
Merco Cycling Classic cancelled for 2014
Organisers of the Merco Cycling Classic announced today that early-season California race has been cancelled for 2014, bringing to a conclusion the event's 20-year run.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
More details in chase/shooting/freeway closure
The deadly chain of events began when the Escalon Police Department started pursuing a Suzuki, said Officer Dan Sepulveda of the California Highway Patrol.
Freeze warning issued as temperatures continue to drop
Break out the sweaters and turn up the heater – the icy-cold temperatures will keep plummeting this week, possibly bringing some snowfall to the region by Friday, meteorologists said Wednesday.
The Merced County advisory board on alcohol and other drug problems will meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the county's mental health administration building, 1137 B St., Merced.
Dog-beating trial underway in Merced
Lorenzo Segundo, 19, has pleaded not guilty to a felony count of animal cruelty in connection with the death of a brown Chihuahua mix.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Mother, baby in critical condition after Merced fire that claimed life of dad, two kids
Merced City Fire Capt. Billy Alcorn said the 28-year-old woman and her year-old girl were listed in “critical but stable condition” at the burn unit at Fresno Regional Medical Center.
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.
The Fresno Bee
San Luis Reservoir expansion in Merced County?
Federal authorities this week released their appraisal of enlarging San Luis Reservoir, the major watering hole in the center of the state.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Language barrier hampers sexual assault case
Language barriers and translation issues on Tuesday forced a Merced County judge to suspend a preliminary hearing for a man charged with sexually assaulting two college students.