Creekside Junior High School in Los Banos, California, was placed on lockdown on Tuesday, March 12, following a bomb threat made at the Walmart store on Pacheco Boulevard, police said. The store was evacuated.
Former Merced County, California sheriff’s deputy Johnny Mathis, killed Tuesday in Merced, had a history of accusations of using excessive force and domestic violence, costing the county more than $400,000.
Merced County District Attorney Kimberly Lewis’ office confirmed a Dos Palos, California, police officer was killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting. The officer’s name was Johnny Mathis, sources said.
The Merced Sun-Star has launched a community Facebook group, Tipping the Scale, dedicated to a discussion on childhood obesity in Merced County, which California and county data shows is a big problem.
All six cities in Merced County were given an F, scoring few points on the 2019 American Lung Association report card, as were the cities in Madera County. Some Mariposa and Stanislaus areas did better.
A big rig overturned at about 1:20 p.m. and was still blocking the slow lane of the two-lane highway about two hours later, the California Highway Patrol said. The highway is commonly used by commuters on their way back from the Bay Area.
While thousands of mail and provisional ballots remain to be counted, it appears that a significantly higher number of people voted this week in Merced County than the last gubernatorial ballot, according to the registrar of voters office.
Investigation reports on high-speed fatal hit-and-run on March 10 in Los Banos, California on Highway 152 state driver Ivan Andrade had alcohol, marijuana before crash, and has many driving violations.