The Merced County Sheriff's Office eradicates marijuana plants at a house in the 10000 block of Bell Drive in Atwater, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. According to Sgt. Ray Framstad, the illegal operation consisted of over 200 marijuana plants.
About 10 minutes before 8 p.m. Sunday a woman reported two injured sea lions near Henderson Park in Snelling, according to the sheriff’s office. The park is in Merced County, so the call was forwarded to U.S. Fish and Wildlife down there.
Joshua Goodman talks about Buhach Colony's 65-31 win over Patterson in the Central California Conference opener for both teams. Goodman rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns. The Thunder know they are headed for a showdown with Merced.
A big rig exiting northbound Highway 99 at the Franklin off-ramp overturned, spilling logs across the on- and off-ramps there about 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Atwater residents will decide on Nov. 6 whether they are willing to pay an extra $30 per $100,000 of their property’s assessed valuation to help build a new school to alleviate overcrowding at the school district, according to Measure E.
Last week, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office’s Aviation Unit spotted several suspected illegal marijuana grows in south Merced, officials said. Deputies on the ground corroborated the information and served search warrants at five homes.
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