Despite facing challenges and setbacks, more than 1,000 Merced College students fulfilled their dream of earning a college diploma Friday night.Two of those graduates shared the special day with a parent who also received a diploma during the college's 50th commencement ceremony.
Jurors in the homicide trial of Maria Teresa Ceja Robles and Jose Augustine Velarde this week got their first look at video footage of interviews conducted with Velarde by Merced County sheriff's detectives.
Maj. Derrell Jeffords bounced his roaring Spooky 21 down and off the runway at Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam. It was just before 7:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve 1965. The big, camouflaged belly of his twin-prop AC-47 was easily visible against a blue sky as he banked west.The cargo plane-turned-gunship was on its way to Laos; its mission was top secret.
A full moon hung over the Elk Grove High stadium and Dallas Hoofard stood alone. The Atwater High senior, who earlier won the 300-meter hurdles, sobbed and was unable to approach his 4x100 relay teammates. Hoofard took the anchor baton in third place but finished fifth as the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships rallied to an end.To his credit, Hoofard was in no mood to celebrate his Masters victory in the 300-meter hurdles.
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.
Home to Brenda Negley is living in the midst of towering Giant Sequoias every summer at Nelder Grove above Oakhurst a place where she can reminisce on summers spent learning about the area from her campground host grandparents John and Marge Hawksworth.
The head of the California High-Speed Rail Authority is being asked by a congressional subcommittee to provide a detailed account of how the state agency plans to spend more than $3 billion it has received from the federal government.
A California man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $21 million for medical tests at New Orleans area clinics.