FBI agents and detectives took into custody Joseph James DeAngelo, who is suspected of being the East Area Rapist. The rapist also was known as the Golden State Killer, linked to 45 rapes and a dozen murders.
Family of a slain Atwater woman pleaded Wednesday with Merced County residents to keep an eye out for the man wanted as a "person of interest" related to her death last month. They spoke on Wednesday, March 25, 2018.
The driver of a red Honda Accord rear-ended a big rig headed northbound on Highway 99 near the Childs Avenue onramp about 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, before overturning and coming to rest on a fence along Motel Drive in Merced, CHP said.
Parents of Golden Valley High School students react after learning the school was placed on lockdown as law enforcement agencies responded to a false report of an active shooter in Merced, Calif., on Friday, April, 20, 2018.
The Centers for Disease Control's Wednesday update on the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak says the sick count has added 18 people since Friday, for a total of 53 in 16 states. And there's a high hospitalization rate.