California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Unit Chief Nancy Koerperich, speaks about firefighter and dozer operator Braden Varney, 36, who died while fighting the Ferguson Fire in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
Some area visitors have been told they must evacuate campsites and find an alternate route to Yosemite National Park as crews battle the Ferguson Fire along Highway 140 in Mariposa County, Calif., on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
A male bicyclist was transported to Mercy Medical Center with major head injuries after being struck by a car in the southbound lanes of G Street according to Merced Police Capt. Bimley West, in Merced, Calif., on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
A house fire that threatened several other homes nearby was contained and nobody was injured, officials said. But the blaze reminded neighbors of another fire that destroyed four homes and displaced 15 residents years ago.
This is the 911 call by a store clerk on March 12, 2018, at the ampm Mini Mart at 3100 G St. in Merced, that led to the arrest of William Colbert, a 39-year-old Merced resident who claims police unnecessarily beat him.
More than a thousand students from throughout the Merced City School District are enjoying a variety of fun and interactive learning opportunities during Summer Academy.
They’re getting a chance to create their own math games, produce videos, make