The National Transportation Safety Board last week recommended that states lower their threshold for drunken driving with the goal of reducing alcohol-related fatal crashes, which have held steady for much of the past 15 years.
A former manager of the Tioga Apartments has admitted to embezzling thousands of dollars in rent money at the historic building, according to the Merced Police Department.
Pyrotechnics companies stand to make thousands from local fireworks vendors, as an ordinance legalizing "safe and sane" fireworks in unincorporated Merced County is on track for the Board of Supervisors' approval.
Students with a stellar record of academic achievement were recognized Sunday at the Merced College Foundation Scholarship Program's 35th annual awards ceremony.
The sound of a bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" set a somber tone as members of law enforcement gathered to honor fallen officers at the 2013 Merced County Peace Officer Memorial ceremony. See the video below. Click here for a photo gallery.
As UC Merced concludes its eighth academic year and prepares to award degrees to another outstanding class of graduates this weekend (today and Sunday), I am pleased to provide our neighbors and the greater Merced community with an update on our physical expansion plans in the face of rapidly growing student demand for admission.
Amanda Alarcon Banks likes to spend her afternoons crawling on her stomach trying to avoid touching dangling wires carrying live electrical current.
Even before April 27, when 8-year-old Leila Fowler was fatally stabbed in her home near Valley Springs, the Fowler family had troubles.
San Mateo County prosecutors say a 23-year-old man is expected to be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of an acquaintance on the campus of a Milbrae high school because he thought the man was having an affair with his wife.