Rob Parsons, MercedSunStar

Rob Parsons


Merced, CA, United States

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Past articles by Rob:

Merced County man killed in fiery crash off Highway 99

A 43-year-old Atwater man was killed in a fiery crash Sunday when his car slammed into a pillar below Highway 99 on the outskirts of Merced, the California Highway Patrol confirmed. → Read More

Homeless man killed in New Year’s morning attack: First homicide of 2019 in Merced County

Merced County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a deadly shooting at a homeless camp outside Merced, California, where one man was killed and another wounded in an attack early New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019. → Read More

One shot, two arrested in South Merced. Police suspect gang ties.

One man was shot and two people were arrested Saturday afternoon in South Merced and police believe the violence may be gang-related. → Read More

Foster Farms truck overturns, multiple turkeys killed, driver injured in hit-and-run

A Foster Farms tractor-trailer overturned early Tuesday on the outskirts of Merced, killing and injuring numerous turkeys and causing minor injuries to the driver in a hit-and-run crash, the California Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

Merced DA Morse ‘more likely than not’ sexually harassed employee, county report says

A county-funded investigation into District Attorney Larry Morse II “sustained” allegations the veteran politician sexually harassed a married female employee. → Read More

Newman man killed, woman injured in head-on crash in Merced County

A Newman man was killed Tuesday and a woman suffered major injuries in a head-on collision in Merced County, the California Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

Driver killed in rollover crash on I-5 in Merced County

A 52-year-old Long Beach man died early Tuesday when his tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 5, west of Firebaugh, the California Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

‘Officer-involved shooting’ reported in Los Banos

One person has been flown to a Modesto hospital after an incident involving Los Banos police, authorities have confirmed. → Read More

Three armed gang members captured after foot chase in Merced, sheriff says

A Merced County sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries Tuesday chasing a known gang member through a sweet potato field into a canal on the western outskirts of the Beachwood/Franklin area of Merced, according to Sheriff Vern Warnke. → Read More

Turlock woman killed in crash north of Ballico

A 65-year-old Turlock woman was killed early Saturday on a rural county road when her car overturned into a field, the California Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

Ex-Merced pastor guilty of rape, attempted murder of adopted daughters, jury says

A month-long trial ended Friday, June 1, 2018, in Merced County, California, when a former pastor was convicted of raping his two adopted daughters for many years before shooting them and another man in 2016. → Read More

Three people killed in crash outside Merced

Three people were killed Tuesday morning in a head-on crash on the eastern outskirts of Merced, authorities have confirmed. → Read More

Merced man tried to gas himself

A 42-year-old Merced man faces a potential life prison sentence after a jury convicted him of trying to kill his 2-year-old daughter, the Merced County District Attorney's Office reported. → Read More

UC Merced police probe social media post. College Republican says it's 'harassment'

UC Merced officials Monday, April 30, 2018, released a brief statement on Twitter saying police on the University of California campus are investigating "concerns about specific social media posts by a certain individual" while also saying classes have not been canceled. The campus College Republican club says it's being harassed. → Read More

Merced police officer and canine involved in injury crash in Merced

A Merced police officer suffered minor injuries Friday when his vehicle was struck by an SUV whose driver apparently ran a stop sign, according to witnesses and authorities. → Read More

Argument over a woman leads to shooting in Merced County, deputies say

A Winton man fired a gun early Thursday morning during some type of argument over a "female love interest" and some of the birdshot pellets grazed an elderly woman in the area, the Merced County Sheriff's Office reported. → Read More

Merced investigators seek answers in house fire that killed two children

Two children killed in south Merced fire Monday night, Merced City Fire Officials report. → Read More

Victim in Merced County homicide mystery was from Modesto, deputies say

A man found dead last week on the side of rural road in Merced County has been identified, the Merced County Sheriff's Office reported Friday. → Read More

UPDATE: Body found on Merced County roadside appears to have been shot, deputies say

Merced County sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious death in Hilmar, authorities have confirmed. → Read More

Man identified in canal death in Merced County

A man found dead last week in a Gustine canal was identified Wednesday by the Merced County Coroner's Office. → Read More