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Past articles by Monica:

Search for armed Fresno man forces evacuation of Chowchilla school, police say

Chowchilla High School was evacuated as a precaution after a suspected gunman was reported nearby, according to the Chowchilla Police Department. → Read More

UC Merced student and his sister killed in crash on Bay Area highway

A 24-year-old UC Merced student and his sister were killed in a crash in San Jose over the weekend, according to California Highway Patrol. → 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

Man flown out with head and neck injuries after crash in Merced County

Two people suffered injuries in a solo-vehicle crash in the Los Banos area Monday afternoon, California Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

She was lying on the ground during a house party when a car ran her over, CHP says

A 22-year-old woman from Dos Palos suffers major injuries after she was run over by a car at a house party, according to California Highway Patrol. → Read More

Body found in Los-Banos-area canal was a man, deputies say

Authorities said an adult man was pulled out of a canal in Merced County on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Motorcyclist suffers major head injuries in crash in Merced County

A motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a crash on Highway 59, California Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

Merced man killed a grandmother in a DUI crash, a jury says. He's going to prison now

A Merced man was sentenced 15 years to life in prison after found guilty of second degree murder, when he slammed head-on into another car while driving drunk, killing a grandmother of 10. → Read More

Los Banos woman injured in collision

A woman from Los Banos suffered minor injuries after being struck by a car in Merced County, according to California Highway Patrol. → Read More

Road work scheduled on Highway 99 this week. Drivers can expect delays

A lane on Highway 99 south will be closed for several days while the road is being repaved, California Highway Patrol report. → Read More

Two arrested as child killed in Chowchilla believed to be victim of abuse, police say

Two suspects were arrested Monday, March 12 in connection to the killing of a child, according to police in Chowchilla, California. → Read More

How did a Merced toddler ingest methamphetamine? Police seek answers.

A Merced toddler that ingested methamphetamine is still in critical condition, police reported on Monday, and detectives are investigating how she got it. → Read More

Here’s how K-9 Maverick helped police arrest Los Banos man who’s been on the run

A 33-year-old man from Los Banos, CA was arrested and chased down by officers and K-9 Maverick on Saturday, March 10, 2018, according to the Los Banos Police Department. → Read More

Merced toddler 'critical' after ingesting meth, police say. Mother arrested.

A 14-month-old girl was in critical condition over the weekend after she "ingested some methamphetamine," the Merced Police Department said in a news release. → Read More

Controversy at UC Merced as Young Republicans club rallies in support of ICE

Protest and controversy spilled out on UC Merced's campus after a republican club held up signs seen as derogatory and hateful. → Read More

Student arrested after threatening Chowchilla High students, police say

A Chowchilla student was arrested on Tuesday morning after they were suspected of making threats to harm high school students, the Chowchilla Police Department reported. → Read More

Dos Palos man arrested in armed robbery case, police say

A man from Dos Palos suspected of robbery was arrested on Sunday, the Los Banos Police Department reported. → Read More

'Much needed' rain in Merced County here to stay, weather officials say

Rainy weather is expected to be consistent throughout Merced County, according to National Weather Service officials. → Read More

Winton man posted a video online threatening to shoot up a school, sheriff says.

A 29-year-old Winton man was arrested for thretaening to shoot up a school on social media, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department. → Read More

Here’s what immigrant advocates said about ICE arrests in Merced County

Merced County advocates rallied together Tuesday night to show their support and resistance toward the recent arrests made by ICE in Atwater. → Read More