Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday it is pulling the plug on about 20 percent of its U.S. stores in an effort to return the nation's No. 2 consumer electronics retailer to profitability. The Merced store and several in the San Francisco Bay area are among those closing, but the stores in Modesto, Turlock, Manteca and Stockton were spared.
With the arrival of the first winter storm of the season, Tioga Pass on Highway 120 in Yosemite National Park closed Thursday.
Turlock police say the robber known as the “Band-Aid Bandit” won’t be sticking around any longer.
Authorities are investigating an anthrax scare at the Modesto office of Congressman George Radanovich, R-Mariposa. A receptionist said the office received in the mail an envelope containing a smaller package labeled "anthrax."
LIVINGSTON -- A false bomb threat at the Foster Farms chicken processing plant in Livingston forced the evacuation of several hundred employees Tuesday afternoon, according to Lieutenant Chris Soria of the Livingston Police.
An unidentified motorist suffered major injuries in a collision of two big rig trucks about this morning in Merced County, the California Highway Patrol reported.
WINTON -- A 60-year-old was flown to a Modesto hospital after being injured in a drive-by shooting around 7 a.m. Monday.
A 49-year-old Merced man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of biting off the tip of another man's nose, Merced police reported.
Merced police reported a 22-year-old man who was shot Wednesday at his residence on the 1800 block of Primrose Avenue.
WASHINGTON -- Uncle Sam is doubling down on an investment in California kiwifruit, with a new boost in funding for overseas ads and marketing.
Michael Vincent Cisneros, 25, of Merced pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2004 stabbing death of a Modesto man, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager said Monday.
An inmate at the John Latorraca Correctional Center is dead, after a fight Sunday, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.
A winter storm warning has been issued for the Sierra Nevada from 11 p.m. today to 11 p.m. Saturday.
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WASHINGTON -- California lawmakers say the Bush administration shortchanged Merced in a new foreclosed-housing grant program.
Congressman Dennis Cardoza said $500,000 in federal funds would be used to provide flood protection and prevention in Merced.
A marijuana field near Merced was uncovered Thursday by members of the Merced Sheriff STAR team.
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that sought to give more cash assistance to Valley farmworkers hurt by the drought, saying the extra payments would stretch the state's "fragile" unemployment insurance fund.
The U.S. government spent $2.56 trillion domestically in 2007, but relatively few federal funds ended up in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
A storm coming in Friday night may bring early snow at the Sierra National Forest, and forest visitors should be prepared for changing conditions.
An economist told the California High Speed Rail Authority board Wednesday that the proposed rail system, subject of a $9.95 billion bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot, will provide an economic boon to the Central Valley. The study, funded by the authority, was presented to the board during a meeting in Fresno.