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.
Abandoned since 2010, the crumbling former Merced County Hospital is now the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Center following a grand opening Friday, April 20, 2018. The director talked about what that means.