Toxic Blue-Green Algae Prompts Warning At San Luis Reservoir; Visitors Told Not To Fish, SwimState water officials have warned visitors to San Luis Reservoir in Merced County not to swim or fish due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae.
Benicia Shoplifting Suspects Stopped By Police; 1 Wanted For Attempted MurderThe arrest of two Benicia shoplifting suspects resulted in one suspect also being charged with attempted murder in a case from another county, police said Wednesday.
Central Valley Foster Farms Chicken Plant Cited Over Deadly COVID OutbreakCalifornia has cited and fined a Foster Farms chicken processing plant that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak last year, saying the company failed to protect its workers.
3 Of 6 Merced County Jail Inmates Who Escaped Back In Custody; Escapee From Vallejo Still At LargeTwo inmates who escaped with four others from a jail in central California over the weekend were arrested near the border with Mexico hours after another escapee was nabbed west of Fresno.
Coronavirus Update: Central Valley Town Declares Itself 'Sanctuary City,' Defies Stay-at-Home OrderOfficials in Atwater, near Merced, unanimously agreed Friday not to enforce the nearly 2-month-old order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, meaning local authorities won't interfere with any business or church that decides to reopen ahead of state restrictions.
Nearly $1M Dumped On Side Of Road During Central Valley CHP ChaseNearly $1 million in cash was dumped on a Central Valley road during a police chase that ended with the arrests of two New York men who apparently planned to buy marijuana with the money.
4 Inmates Stabbed, Beaten To Death At 3 Different California State PrisonsFour inmates were killed at three state prisons in Northern and Southern California, corrections department officials said Monday.
Suspect Sought In Shooting Of Merced County Sheriff's DeputyAuthorities in central California are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a Merced County sheriff's deputy who was investigating a domestic violence case.
South Bay Water Agency Proposes Storing Water Beneath Ranch in Central ValleyThe South Bay's biggest water district is considering buying a sprawling cattle ranch 100 miles away in the San Joaquin Valley.
Man Suspected In Woman's Murder At Concord Hotel Arrested In Merced CountyA man suspected in the murder of a Fresno woman inside a Concord hotel room was arrested in Merced County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Truck Carrying Gasoline Explodes In Atwater, Killing DriverA truck driver is dead after a series of fiery explosions on a Central California highway, when his truck burst into flames as it was delivering gasoline.
Parts Of Central Valley Under Tornado WarningA tornado warning has been issued for parts of Merced and Tuolumne Counties Tuesday afternoon.
Toxins Found In Central Valley ReservoirWater officials are warning that a reservoir in the Central Valley has high levels of toxins from a cyanobacteria algal bloom that that has been in the reservoir for months.
Shigella Bacterial Outbreak At San Jose Restaurant Grows To 5 CountiesSeventy-two people are currently infected with the Shigella bacteria. Fifty-five are in Santa Clara County. The remaining 17 are in Santa Cruz, Alameda, Marin and Merced counties.
4.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Merced CountyThe U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 has struck in Merced County Tuesday morning.