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Fire damages businesses in Merced

Multiple building were damaged in a Merced fire on Friday night. A Merced County crew from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection was called out around 9:34 p.m. Friday to a fire in the 2900 block of Business Park Way in Merced, just...

Bikes and blessings in Merced

Music, motorcycles, fellowship and food were all part of a drug awareness event Saturday in and around Merced’s Courthouse Park.

Livingston festival touts record-breaking casserole, cable network presence

LIVINGSTON Scores of people gathered here to see the preparation of what’s believed to be a record-breaking 1,200-pound sweet potato casserole...

Two robberies reported in Merced

Merced police responded to two robberies on Friday, less than an hour apart from one another. One of the incidents resulted in an arrest.


Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead in the Formula One drivers' championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg...

Mechanics push the car of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany off the grid after he suffered problems with his car, just before the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on the Marina Bay City Circuit in Singapore, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year

It's showtime at Mars.

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, technicians work on NASA’s next Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Ad Watch: Proposition 46 backers hide the ball in first TV ad

Supporters of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative are airing a television advertisement featuring Tennessee Dr. Stephen Loyd. The measure, Proposition 46, ...

Living & Entertainment

9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect

Roadblocks have been removed outside the northeastern Pennsylvania community where police searched for the suspect in last week's deadly police barracks...

Pennsylvania State Troopers walk along a wooded area on Bear Town Road near Route 447 in Barrett Township on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, near Canadensis, Pa., during a search for suspected killer Eric Frein. Frein is suspected of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another at the Blooming Grove state police barracks a week earlier.