An inmate who escaped U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater for about 24 hours last year was sentenced Monday to serve another 18 months in federal prison as a result of the escape, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Detectives from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at the Keyes Road overpass at Highway 99 late Thursday night. The shooting involved a California Highway Patrol officer.
Students demonstrating in Merced County on Wednesday said the state of gun control in the U.S. is “sad,” and called for Congress to pass new gun control laws in response to mass shootings that have plagued the country in recent years.
California Gov. Jerry Brown solicited President Donald Trump's support for the state's troubled high-speed rail project on March 12, 2018, ahead of Trump's first presidential visit to California to visit prototypes for his border wall.
A Facebook post stating Playhouse Merced was going a “different direction” attracted questions, concerns and heated comments regarding the theater company’s leadership after its beloved director of 10 years was let go.
Players from Merced County schools compete in a unified basketball exhibition game at Merced High School in Merced, Calif., on Friday, March 16, 2018. According to Buhach Colony High School teacher John Hall, the Special Olympics event consists of challenged students and mainstream students competing alongside each other from Merced High School, Buhach Colony High School and Golden Valley High School.
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Merced High School hosts unified basketball exhibition game
Merced students get a jump on engineering in 'Lego Club'
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