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Merced County school targeted by nationwide bomb threat hoax, officials say
Creekside Junior High School in Los Banos was one of many locations around the country to receive false bomb threats Thursday. The threat was received in an email to the school from a source located in Doha, Qatar, according to a Los Banos Unified School District news release.
Two weeks til Christmas and more than a dozen Merced tenants get eviction notices
Several tenants at a Merced mobile home park say they unnecessarily got eviction notices about two weeks before Christmas. Tenants said a representative of Storz Management Company, which manages the Sierra Portal park just off of Highway 140, put up at least 18 eviction notices on Monday at the par
New details revealed in the investigation into 4-year-old’s death in Merced County
Chanish Conrady, 22, of Los Banos and her boyfriend Steve Perez Jr. 27, of Dos Palos, were arraigned on charges in connection with her 4-year-old's death at Merced County Superior Court in Merced, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
Police seize more than 10 pounds of suspected meth in Atwater, officer say
A 38-year-old Merced man was arrested after police said they found more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine in packages at his home. Jose Reyes was arrested Saturday at his home on Almador Terrace in Atwater after the Merced Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit seized the alleged methamphetamine, alo
'This is an assault on farm workers' Farmers react to state 'water grab' approval
MODESTO, Calif. — Farmers are speaking out about the Bay-Delta water quality control plan that was just approved by the California State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday night.
The state can’t be trusted on water. The courts are our last resort
No matter how many state bureaucrats, well-heeled environmentalists and even a few odd poets vilify those who depend on the Merced River, John Sweigard says he won’t stop trying to save the salmon that depend on it.
This Merced man was convicted of killing three people in 2012. But he plans to appeal
A Merced County jury on Friday found Pete Valenzuela Jr. guilty on three counts of first-degree murder in connection with a series of 2012 shootings. Valenzuela, a 32-year-old Merced resident, also was found guilty on one count of first-degree attempted murder and one count of assault with a semi-au
Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.
California Highway Patrol releases humorous 'important' PSA: Use your turn signal
MERCED, California - The Merced California Highway Patrol office released an "important" public service announcement on Facebook Wednesday. How to use a turn signal. The office says it's a satirical video, but it's also meant to show the importance of using a turn signal when driving.
Pursuit to end in ‘blood and bullets,’ Turlock man told police in Merced County chase
A Turlock man accused of opening fire at police during a high-speed chase repeatedly told a detective over the phone he was ready to die, according to a recording played in court Monday.
California shifts water from farms, cities to fish. But a Jerry Brown compromise plan isn’t dead
The State Water Resources Control Board will hold two days of hearings on a proposal to leave more of the water in the lower San Joaquin River and its three tributaries, the Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus.
Merced elementary teachers signed a new union contract. Here’s how much they’ll make
Teachers in Merced’s public elementary schools will get 4 percent raises this school year and 2 percent increases next year, according to a renegotiated two-year contract with the Merced City School District.
State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for the Lower San Joaquin River
After a marathon hearing at the Cal EPA building in Sacramento, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to set a 40% flow standard for three tributaries — the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers - that flow into the lower San Joaquin River.
MID and TID buy into voluntary agreement to save the delta. Here are the details
The Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts tentatively agreed to join other agencies in Northern California in a grand scheme for improving fisheries and sending more water to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to support its deteriorated ecosystem.
Authorities seek public’s help locating two wanted men
Merced County authorities on Wednesday asked for the public’s help locating two men wanted on separate, unrelated cases. Kevin Lemos is wanted on four felony warrants with a total bail amount of $700,000 charging him with probation revocation, grand theft, receiving stolen property and driving or ta
Around Town (12/11/2018)
The Merced Applegate Park Zoo is hosting its fourth annual Lights Before Christmas Dec. 14 and 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Night life will be decked out with Christmas lights and areas of the zoo will be decorated by local businesses and community organizations. Special activities include holiday crafts,
Kevin Lemos is Merced Countys Most Wanted
Kevin Lemos is currently wanted by authorities in Merced County on 4 warrants, with a total bail amount of $700, 000 issued out of State of California Superior Court, Merced County. He is wanted on felony charges of probation revocation, grand theft, driving or taking a vehicle without consent with
Historic plane heading to Castle Air Museum
ATWATER, Calif. (FOX26) — A plane that carried American POW's held by the Viet Cong is now getting a new home in the Central Valley. The 52-year-old airplane is headed to the Castle Air Museum in Atwater.
Merced High Placed on Brief Lock Down By Police – After Gun Magazine Brought On Campus
FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – Police placed Merced High on lock down on Monday morning after a student brought a loaded gun magazine on campus. A student notified a Merced High School Campus Liaison that they found the magazine in the bushes on the campus but did not tell the Liaison that they were the one tha
Merced High put on lockdown Monday morning after gun magazine found on campus, lockdown now lifted
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Merced High was placed on lockdown on Monday morning after a student brought a gun magazine to campus, police said. The student, who was not named, found the loaded magazine on their way to school and placed it in bushes in the campus, the Merced Police Department wrote in a