Merced County

A woman is grieving for three family members lost to violence in less than 12 hours.

Woman Grieves For 3 Family Members Lost In Less Than 12 Hours

From the crime scene where her uncle lay dead, a niece is trying to piece together a deadly puzzle that has left her family in pieces and facing an overwhelming loss.



Merced County Murder Suspect Shot Dead In Turlock

Authorities have shot and killed a man wanted in Merced County for killing two people late Friday night.


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Atwater Mayor Pro Tem Cited For Tantrum Over Cost Of Milkshake

A pricey milkshake led to a shake, rattle and rant for one man. He isn’t just any man, but a city leader.


Girl, 7, Drowns In Merced River

Family members are mourning the death of a 6-year-old girl from the San Francisco Bay area who drowned Sunday in the Merced River.


Merced County Inmate Found Dead In Her Jail Cell

An autopsy is expected this week on an inmate who was found dead in her Merced County jail cell just as she was about to be released on bail.


Zachary Johnson (credit: Merced County)

Manhunt Underway For Escaped Inmate In Merced County

A manhunt is underway for an inmate who escaped from a jail in Merced County Tuesday morning.


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Deputies Investigating Home Invasion In Merced County

Merced County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home invasion robbery where a six-year-old girl was dragged by her hair, a teenage girl was punched in the face and shots were fired.


Alejandro, 8-month-old, was unharmed after being thrown from a car. (credit:CBS)

Baby Unharmed After Being Thrown From Car; Parents Arrested

An 8-month-old baby is in protective custody after flying out of a car being driven at a high rate of speed


Mugshot of Patrick Lara (Provided by the Merced County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies: Man Left Dead Uncle In Home For 30 Days

A man has been arrested on a number of charges after allegedly failing to notify authorities that his uncle died and then stealing money from the victim’s account.


Juliani Cardenas (left) and Jose Esteban Rodriguez

Kidnap Case Turns To Homicide After Child’s Body Found In Canal

The Stanislaus County Sheriff is offering his deepest condolences to the family of a 4-year-old boy who was kidnapped two weeks ago in Patterson after the body of a young boy was found in a canal early this morning.


Shao Fan (left) and Peng Chan

Major Pot Growing Operation Found In Trailer

Merced County authorities said a marijuana growing operation worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was busted in a doublewide trailer Tuesday.



Two Arrested In Merced Co. Murder

Merced County Sheriff’s deputies say they have arrested two people in connection with the murder of young woman whose baby was found abandoned on a door step last week.