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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.

11/21/2013

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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.

02/03/2012

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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.

11/03/2011

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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 […]

08/25/2011

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.

07/15/2011

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Former Cop And Sac State Prof. Charged In Road Rage Incident

A Sacramento State criminal justice professor and ex-cop has been charged with pointing his gun at another driver during a road rage incident.

06/14/2011

Japhia Huhndorf (credit: Livingston Police Dept.)

Arraignment Delayed For Teacher In Explosives Case

A Central California chemistry teacher accused of making and storing explosive material in her classroom is due back in court next week after her arraignment was pushed back.

05/27/2011

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Teen Killed, 2 Hurt In Drive-By Shooting

Merced police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a teenage boy and injured two others.

02/07/2011

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Calif Farmers Race To Plow Down Cotton Fields

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Heavy storms have dealt some California cotton farmers a setback as they race to meet the deadline to plow down fields after a bumper crop. The Merced Sun-Star reports that rising […]

12/23/2010

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Homeless Couple Rescues 4 From Merced Creek

A homeless couple in Merced are being hailed as heroes for rescuing four people whose car plunged into a creek.

CBS13–12/21/2010