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Past articles by Andrew:

West Nile virus detected in Merced County, according to Mosquito Abatement District

The Merced County Mosquito Abatement District said a mosquito sample located in Winton has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first detection of the virus in Merced County this year. → Read More

Teenage girl riding a skateboard when she was assaulted in Merced, police say

Police said officers responded to the area of R Street and the Bear Creek bike path Monday after a report of an assault on a female juvenile. The victim said she was attacked by two males. → Read More

Gang member arrested with loaded gun in Merced, according to police

The Merced Police Department said it arrested a suspected gang member in possession of a loaded firearm in Merced on Friday, July 5, 2019. Police said he was arrested in the 1000 block of East 21st Street. → Read More

Deputies find felon with guns, after responding to argument between roommates

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Merced County felon with guns after he discharged a firearm in an argument with a roommate. Authorities said it happened in the 4000 block of North Highway 59. → Read More

Teenager shot in apparent drive-by attack

The Merced Police Department said one teenage victim has been transported to the hospital following a shooting near the intersection of Loughborough Drive and Meadows Avenue in Merced on Monday, July 8, 2019. → Read More

Lake McClure stocked with more than 150,000 pounds of trout, according to MID

The Merced Irrigation District said it has stocked Lake McClure with more than 150,000 pounds of trout. The addition is part of an effort to restore the trout population to pre-drought conditions. → Read More

Night sky lights up during fireworks celebration at Lake McClure

People gather for the Lights on the Lake Fireworks Celebration at Lake McClure in La Grange, Calif., on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Many visitors swam, fished and grilled before the fireworks display. → Read More

Suspected burglar arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit in Merced, police say

A Merced man was arrested Saturday, after he led officers on a short pursuit in a stolen vehicle, according to the Merced Police Department. Police said they located two firearms during a search of the vehicle. → Read More

They held a gun to an infant’s head and demanded money, Merced police say

The Merced Police Department said it has arrested two suspects in connection with a May home invasion robbery in Merced. Police said it was reported that during the robbery a gun was held to a child’s head. → Read More

Sheriff’s Office identifies body found in Merced County canal

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of a man who was found dead in the Delta Mendota Canal. According to authorities, the man’s body was reported by workers at about 10 a.m. on June 26. → Read More

Pregnant woman and a man sent to hospitals following rollover crash in Merced County

A male driver and his pregnant teenage passenger were sent to separate hospitals after the car they were traveling in left the roadway and overturned along eastbound State Route 140 in Merced County, CHP said. → Read More

Infant’s death in Merced is ‘suspicious,’ detective says. What’s next in the case?

Authorities said they are still investigating circumstances surrounding the death of an infant at a home on West 12th street in South Merced. Police responded after receiving a call of a child not breathing. → Read More

Driver’s car slammed into a light pole, over turns at busy Merced intersection

Police said an Atwater man suffered minor injuries after the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and collided with a light pole before overturning near West 16th Street and Yosemite Parkway in Merced. → Read More

UC Merced ranked one of the nation’s top young universities, new ranking reports

The University of California, Merced announced Wednesday, that is has been ranked one of the top young universities in the United States, in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. → Read More

Cause of fire near downtown Merced remains a mystery as investigation continues

Merced fire officials said that they are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that broke out at a vacant apartment building near downtown Merced on June 12. No injuries were reported in the fire. → Read More

Infant girl dies in South Merced. Police detectives launch investigation

The Merced Police Department said it is investigating the death of a child that was reported early Tuesday morning in Merced. Paramedics responded to the call and found that the child was not breathing. → Read More

Teenager hospitalized after shooting in South Merced, according to authorities

A Merced teenager was hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound during a shooting in a South Merced neighborhood on Wednesday. Authorities said they they are currently investigating the shooting. → Read More

Home invasion suspect and two others arrested following search of home, police say

A suspect in a June home invasion has been arrested along with two other people in Merced County, according to authorities. Police said the two other people were arrested after guns and drugs were found in the home. → Read More

Merced bus service offers free rides in celebration of National “Dump the Pump” Day

The Bus announced Wednesday, that it is offering free rides throughout the county in celebration of National “Dump the Pump” day. The day is celebrated across the country and promotes public transit. → Read More

Big rig fire closes westbound lanes of Highway 152 in Merced County, authorities say

The California Highway Patrol said the westbound lanes of Highway 152 east of Dinosaur Point are closed as crews respond to a big rig fire. Authorities said the fire consumed two trailers hauled by the big rig. → Read More