Merced

Lucious, the 1-year-old Siberian Husky killed in a machete attack. (photo courtesy YourCentralValley.com)

Merced Men Charged In Vicious Machete Attack On Dog Head To Trial

Two men charged with tying a dog to a fire hydrant, slashing it with machetes and leaving it for dead were ordered to stand trial.

05/20/2015

Lucious, the 1-year-old Siberian Husky killed in a machete attack. (photo courtesy YourCentralValley.com)

Vicious Machete Attack On Dog Sparks Animal Abuse Rally In Merced

Dozens gathered in Merced to protest animal abuse after a Siberian Husky was tied to a fire hydrant and slashed by two men with machetes.

05/04/2015

ambulance, ems, fire, emergency

Sleeping Boy Hurt When Drunken Drag Racers Crash Into Merced House

A drunken motorist who was street racing slammed into a Northern California house. A boy sleeping inside the home was injured.

01/20/2015

Baby Found in Dumpster

Mother Of Abandoned Newborn Found In Central Valley Trash Bin Identified As 13-Year-Old

Authorities 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.

10/13/2014

Baby Found in Dumpster

Abandoned Newborn Girl Rescued From Dumpster In Merced

Central 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.

10/10/2014

California High-Speed Rail

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.

05/08/2014

Jason Grant Hunwarsden was arrested in Gilroy on December 18, 2013 after authorities said he escaped from the Merced County Jail. (Gilroy Police)

Armed Fugitive From Merced County Jail Captured In Gilroy Hotel

An 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.

12/18/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Firefighters Make Progress In Rim Fire, Smoke Drifts Into Central Valley

Winds 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.

08/30/2013

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Feds Give OK To California High-Speed Rail Construction

A federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.

06/13/2013

(CBS)

Woman Crashes SUV Into Pool At Merced Apartment Complex

A Merced woman is OK after crashing her SUV into an apartment complex swimming pool.

01/17/2013

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