Merced County’s unemployment rate was unchanged from January at 12.4 percent, according to numbers from labor market analysts. A year ago, it stood at 12.9 percent.
Katie Bettis drove in the game’s only run as the Falcons outlasted the Gauchos 1-0 in eight innings on Thursday.
A Merced High School teacher who is accused of having sex with a student briefly appeared in Merced County Superior Court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing.
The top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels are doing their best to shoot Butler right out of the South Regional semifinal.
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