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2 Arrested In Shooting That Wounded Merced Officer

Police have arrested two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer during a traffic stop in Central California.


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Boy, 16, Found Shot To Death In Merced Middle School Parking Lot

Authorities say a young man has been found shot to death in the parking lot of a middle school in Merced.



Pedophile Pediatrician? Merced Doctor Accused Of Hiding Camera In Patient Restroom

His name is still on the front door, but pediatrician Carlos Teran Miranda is out of the office, booked on child pornography charges.


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Merced Pediatrician Accused Of Hiding Camera In Office Bathroom

According to Merced Police, a parent of a patient at the Golden Valley Health Center found a camera hidden inside a flower arrangement on the back of a toilet. The parent took the camera to the administration building.


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Abandoned Fetus In Stockton Prompts Reminders Mothers In Need Have Options

The discovery of the fetus in Stockton comes just a few weeks after two fetuses were found inside a storage locker in Placer County, and a baby was found in a trash bin in Merced.


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Newborn Baby Found Abandoned In Merced Dumpster

A couple discovered the newborn inside a Merced dumpster while they were looking for recyclables at an apartment complex on D Street.



Fresh Out Of College, Man Founds Growing Thrift Shop Chain

Instead of donating items, Esteban Miranda buys things he thinks will sell.



1,200 Square Miles Of Valley Sinking Near Merced Because Of Groundwater Use

If that water isn’t managed properly, or replaced, scientists warn it could spell trouble for canals and other projects.


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Forbes Ranks Sacramento Fifth Most Miserable City In America

Six Northern California cities made Forbes’ list of the worst places to live in the country, including Sacramento at No. 5 for the second year in a row, according to the magazine.


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Suspect Arrested In 2009 Modesto Homicide

A suspect in a Modesto murder that occurred nearly two years ago turned himself in to police last week, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department announced on Thursday.


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Names Released In Merced Murder-Suicide

The Merced Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the suspect and victim in a murder-suicide. The suspect, Shue Xiong, 22, reportedly shot Jenny Moua, 23, several times in the head after an argument on […]


A small sign warns "Waste water in use. Avoid contact with water. Nonpotable water" near a alfalfa field July 19, 2001 in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, CA, west of Barstow. Pacific Gas & Electric polluted the water with toxic hexavalent chromium for three decades. Health officials are now testing the area for airborne chromium pollution. The community''s pollution struggle inspired the movie "Erin Brockovich." (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Merced To Pay $1.5M In Subdivision Contamination

The Central California city of Merced has agreed to pay a $1.5 million settlement after a federal jury found that thousands of residents of a subdivision were potentially exposed to a cancer-causing chemical.