MERCED Steve Gomes will seek a second four-year term as Merced County superintendent of schools. Gomes, 62, announced his re-election bid Wednesday morning in front of the Old Merced County Courthouse, introduced by Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.
A 23-year-old man died Saturday after a gun he'd been playing with went off, according to Merced County sheriff's deputies.
Rolfe Construction, in partnership with the city of Merced, will close Gerard Avenue at Highway 59 in both directions for sewer main installation.
Two motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes over the Fourth of July weekend on Merced County’s west side, the California Highway Patrol reported.
MERCED Whether its breaking out the ol' barbecue, setting up lawn chairs in the park to watch fireworks or taking time to remember a veteran, thousands of Merced County families will gather today and throughout the weekend to celebrate the nation's independence.
A consultant and team of private inspectors visited the historic Tioga Apartments in Merced on Wednesday after residents took their complaints about the living conditions to the building's owners.
Getting people to volunteer is particularly tough on the Fourth of July, but a dedicated core of workers has kept Atwater's Independence Day program going even flourishing over many decades. The late Jack Tucker, memorialized Tuesday afternoon with the installation of a bench in Atwater's Ralston Park, is widely credited with helping found the Fourth of July festivities.
Rep. Jim Costa toured New Exchequer Dam on Tuesday, the site of legislation he's supporting to study expanding its capacity.
As Dean Meyer knelt on the grass, ready to dig another hole, beads of sweat dripped from the tip of his nose like a leaky faucet. While many Mercedians were protected from the extreme heat in their air-conditioned homes and offices, Meyer and two of his fellow city of Merced Public Works employees were digging holes and replacing sprinklers near the rose garden at Applegate Park on Tuesday.
A 51-year-old Sonora man faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of causing a Highway 152 five-car crash that killed one person.
Merced College had the “warning status” on its accreditation removed this week, a move college officials say took three years of hard work.
A 29-year-old Hilmar man was killed early Friday morning in a solo vehicle crash on Golf Link road, north of Johnson Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
BALLICO Emiko Tanioka wore an apron as she helped dozens of students roll balls of mochi, a traditional Japanese rice cake, the way she learned as a child.
Two men drowned Thursday afternoon at Lake Yosemite after jumping from a pier, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
The case of 20-year-old man hurt in last month's Dos Palos shooting is now a homicide investigation.
MERCED The big heat so far has not done much harm to the people who work valley farms, nor to the crops and livestock.