Residents react to Merced being named as one of the worst cities to live in by 24/7 Wall St., LLC., a news and opinion company, in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Merced made the list at number nine.
Fourth of July season means an increase in home and vegetation fires, according to Merced County fire officials, especially when illegal fireworks come into play around dry vegetation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and residents play at the Stephen Leonard Park splash pad while attempting to cool off during a record breaking heat wave in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, the temperature reached triple digits on Wednesday.
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke, joined by many county residents, urged the board of supervisors on Tuesday to give deputies raises in an effort to curb recruitment and retention struggles and to improve low staffing and response times.
Faviola Ochoa, speaks about her missing husband Jose Castaneda, as shortly after the Merced County Sheriff's Office called off the search in the Merced River at Hagaman Park in Stevinson, Calif., on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Castaneda has been missing since Wednesday, June 14, after he entered the Merced River and saved his 3-year-old daughter from drowning. The Merced County Sheriff's Office resumed their search for Castaneda on Friday, June 16, 2017.
The Merced County Sheriff Water Rescue and Recovery team continues the search in the Merced River at Hagaman Park in Stevinson, Calif., on Thursday, June 15, 2017. According to the Merced County Sheriff, Jose Castaneda, 36, of Stevinson, disappeared yesterday after saving his 3-year-old daughter from the Merced River.
An area nearby Mission Avenue and Highway 99 in Merced County caught on fire Thursday morning, according to officials at the Merced County Fire Department. The fire was controlled by 2 p.m. and damages amounted to about $4,000. email@example.com
Two Merced County Jail inmates were hospitalized in one week after being violently attacked by other inmates, sheriff's officials said. All jail staff followed protocol, and both injured inmates are expected to recover.
A gray Mazda crashed into a house on the corner of R Street and W 22nd Street after the driver of a white Honda attempted to make a turn, according to Merced Police Department officials. firstname.lastname@example.org