A community struggling to keep its children away from gang violence received major support last week from the Merced County Sheriff’s Department and one of its own hometown heroes at a Benefit for Boxing.
Glitches in the Merced Superior Court’s new $2.3 million computer software system caused at least one jail inmate to be kept in custody nearly a week longer than his court-ordered release date and allowed another man to post bail on a lower amount than the court set, the Merced Sun-Star has confirmed.
There were no injuries in an Atwater apartment fire Wednesday that displaced 14 residents. But an infant girl and a woman were treated at the scene by Riggs Ambulance personnel for minor smoke inhalation, authorities said.
The principal of John Muir Elementary School was in critical condition Wednesday after suffering major injuries the night before when he was thrown from his bicycle while trying to avoid a collision on West Yosemite Avenue, school officials and police confirmed.