Family Of UC Merced Assailant Express Sympathy For VictimsThe family of the 18-year-old student who stabbed four people at the University of California, Merced, last week before being killed by police expressed sympathy to the victims, a short statement released Tuesday said.
Drought Conditions Cause Central Valley Homes To Sink Into The GroundHomes in a Central Valley neighborhood are the latest casualty of California’s historic drought. The parched, dry weather is causing them to literally sink into the ground.
Merced Men Charged In Vicious Machete Attack On Dog Head To TrialTwo men charged with tying a dog to a fire hydrant, slashing it with machetes and leaving it for dead were ordered to stand trial.
Vicious Machete Attack On Dog Sparks Animal Abuse Rally In MercedDozens gathered in Merced to protest animal abuse after a Siberian Husky was tied to a fire hydrant and slashed by two men with machetes.
Sleeping Boy Hurt When Drunken Drag Racers Crash Into Merced HouseA drunken motorist who was street racing slammed into a Northern California house. A boy sleeping inside the home was injured.
Mother Of Abandoned Newborn Found In Central Valley Trash Bin Identified As 13-Year-OldAuthorities in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of a newborn baby abandoned last week in a trash bin.
Abandoned Newborn Girl Rescued From Dumpster In MercedCentral Valley police are searching for the mother of a newborn girl abandoned in a trash bin of an apartment complex in the city of Merced.
High-Speed Board Approves Central Valley Section; Fresno Assemblyman Says Authority Has Gone Off The Rails Plans to build a $ 68 billion high-speed rail system in California took a big step forward as the state’s high-speed rail board approved a route for a key segment of the project that stretches from Fresno to Bakersfield.
Armed Fugitive From Merced County Jail Captured In Gilroy HotelAn armed fugitive from the Merced County Jail surrendered to SWAT team officers in Gilroy early Wednesday morning after authorities tracked him to a hotel room in the city, a Gilroy police spokesman said.
Firefighters Make Progress In Rim Fire, Smoke Drifts Into Central ValleyWinds had been blowing dense smoke plumes northeast into the Lake Tahoe area and Nevada but a shift Friday brought them west down to the San Joaquin Valley floor.
Feds Give OK To California High-Speed Rail ConstructionA federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.
Woman Crashes SUV Into Pool At Merced Apartment ComplexA Merced woman is OK after crashing her SUV into an apartment complex swimming pool.