The California Highway Patrol investigate the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer which came to rest on railroad tracks along the southbound lanes of highway 99 near Atwater, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
The Atwater Police Department and the Merced County Sheriff's Department investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at the Winton Gardens apartment complex in the 3000 block of Winton Way, in Atwater, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.
A passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries in a car crash on Monday afternoon in Atwater when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, the Atwater Police Department reported. firstname.lastname@example.org
It's been about a month since Merced County deputies received 10 percent pay raises and Sheriff Vern Warnke said his office is already seeing the tide turn after several years of staffing struggles. email@example.com
An Atwater man was arrested for allegedly disturbing a City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Richard Johnson, 48, of Atwater was arrested after saying a cuss word during the public meeting and then refusing to leave the meeting when told to, according to Police Chief Samuel Joseph.
Merced County Sheriff's Sgt. Clint Landrum explains how marijuana operators used a house in the 6800 block of Fruitland Avenue to cultivate product from an illegal grow for sale. Authorities shut down the operation and confiscated an estimated 800 pounds of marijuana Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.