A city police officer shot over the weekend in a gunfight with a suspected gang member has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home with his family, the Merced police chief said Sunday in a news conference.
Criminal charges have been filed against former Merced County juvenile hall teacher Marilouise Hawks, who is accused of molesting two teenage inmates, the Merced County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday.
A motion has been filed in Merced Superior Court to “seal and destroy” the arrest record of Ethan B. Morse, three months after a judge found the son of District Attorney Larry Morse II factually innocent in the death of Bernabed Hernandez-Canela.
A federal court judge has ordered three former executives of the defunct nonprofit Firm Build to pay a total of $1.8 million to dozens of victims who were exposed to asbestos while working for the group, the office of U.S. District Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced Monday.
A grant of more than $500,000 has been awarded to the Merced County Superior Court to help reduce the number of repeat offenders coming through the criminal justice system by helping some receive mental health treatment.