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Golden Valley basketball coach identified as alleged sexual harasser in school records  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High's legendary varsity boys basketball coach allegedly sexually abused school teacher by slapping her buttocks during the Merced High ...

Atwater police release some new details about the man who killed Ethan Morse  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater police released few new details Monday in a news conference about the investigation into the killing of 22-year-old Ethan Morse, the son of former ...

Class of 2009: Golden Valley High School  Merced Sun-Star

The ceremony: 6:45 p.m., Golden Valley High School Quad. School mascot: Cougar. School colors: Cardinal red and gold. Number of graduates: 517.

Parents react to Golden Valley High School lockdown in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

Parents of Golden Valley High School students react after learning the school was placed on lockdown as law enforcement agencies responded to a false report ...

Golden Valley going young in hopes of turning the program around  Merced Sun-Star

Rick Martinez isn't afraid to go young. The first-year Golden Valley head coach made a similar decision back in 2011, throwing a trio of talented sophomores into ...

Merced high school district’s revamped sexual harassment policies under fire  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced, CA Union High School District has continued overhauling its policies on sexual harassment, releasing new details on how employees are ...

Merced man accused of killing Golden Valley High teen arraigned  Merced Sun-Star

The man accused of killing a Golden Valley High School girl and leaving her body in a Merced-area field pleaded not guilty on Friday in Merced County Superior ...

Shooting threat at high school was false, but it still shook Merced students, parents  Merced Sun-Star

On a day when high school students walked out of thousands of campuses across the country to advocate for stricter gun control, students at Merced's Golden ...

'The system is broken.' Decorated teacher says Merced Union fails to protect victims  Merced Sun-Star

A tense Merced Union High School District meeting on Wednesday came to a head when a celebrated teacher blasted administrators, saying they protected ...

Merced police arrest freshman after false active shooter report at Golden Valley  Merced Sun-Star

A 14-year-old freshman was arrested Monday for allegedly making a false report last week that set off a chaotic scene at Golden Valley High School, according ...

Friday Night Football - Week 9 - Schedules, scores and highlights from around the Valley  KFSN-TV

Schedules, scores and highlights of High School Football around Fresno, Visalia, and the rest of the Central Valley.

Report of shooting at high school in Merced was false, district says  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District is saying reports of a shooting at Golden Valley High School were false on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Let the hype begin. The long awaited showdown between Merced, Buhach Colony is here.  Merced Sun-Star

The Central California Conference championship will be on the line when Buhach Colony faces Merced on Friday night at Veterans Stadium.

Merced high school teachers, district agree on raises in new negotiated contract  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District's teachers and administration have come to an agreement on a contract for the next two years.

‘It’s just a good time.’ Why Stubbs stepped down as Golden Valley’s football coach.  Merced Sun-Star

Dennis Stubbs is ready for life after football, sort of. The longtime Golden Valley coach is looking forward to spending more time with his grand kids.

Stories of alleged sexual harassment continue as Merced high school board addresses policies  The Modesto Bee

The national "#MeToo" discussion that has reinvigorated conversations on sexual assault and harassment came to Atwater on Wednesday, as teachers, ...

Decorated teacher claims district doesn't protect victims; Annie Delgado's full statement here  Merced Sun-Star

A Golden Valley High School teacher alleged the school district mishandled her 2017 report of sexual harassment and battery by a colleague, during the Merced ...

MCSD Celebrates a Stellar Year  Merced Sun-Star

It's hard to believe that another school year has already come to an end! The past few weeks were packed with excitement for students and staff throughout the ...

Roundup: Harman shines as Atwater track sweeps CCC’s first center meet.  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater CA senior Clara Harman won three individual events as the Falcons swept the boys and girls track meet in Patterson.

Prepared, concerned committed – that’s how Merced’s responders roll  Merced Sun-Star

The alarm of an active shooter was false, but more than 50 first-responders, staff and community leaders came out to make sure everyone at Golden West was ...

Valley educational achievement rates lag behind state. What's being done?  Merced Sun-Star

People who have a higher education typically have greater income potential. But t a new report details the lack of opportunities for college degrees for some ...

‘It’s definitely an honor to be chosen for this game.’ It’s showtime for area’s best.  Merced Sun-Star

The ninth annual Merced County All-Star Game will be played on Saturday night at Merced College.

Best of the Decade: Dos Palos' James, Golden Valley's Robinson shined like no other in the last 10 years  Merced Sun-Star

Kenny James While in college, Kenny James would often compare high school statistics with some of his football teammates at the University of Washington.

He had ‘a great feel, a great style.’ Popular Merced jazz drummer, bar owner dies  Merced Sun-Star

Merced native and well-liked drummer Rudy Merino has died following “a terrible head injury” from more than a year ago, his family confirmed in a statement on ...

These Merced County schools are among the lowest performing in the state. What’s being done?  Merced Sun-Star

Bernhard Marks and Dos Palos elementary schools in Dos Palos, CA, and El Capitan Elementary in Delhi, CA, were named three of the lowest performing ...

Signing Day is the realization of a dream for Golden Valley soccer star.  Merced Sun-Star

Golden Valley High senior Ariana Severo made her college choice official on Wednesday by signing with the University of Wisconsin Parkside.

More Merced high schools add private rooms for staff, students to breastfeed infants  The Fresno Bee

Most Merced County high schools have added specialized rooms on campus where staff members and students can breastfeed their infants in comfortable ...

Merced College women headed back to the state Elite Eight after playoff win.  Modesto Bee

Freshman Hope Salsig has been a reliable scorer for the Lady Blue Devils since the Merced College women's basketball team entered Central Valley ...

Sun-Star reporter wins top public service honor in 2019 Gruner journalism awards  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Sun-Star's Vikaas Shanker captured a 2019 George F. Gruner Award for meritorious public *service* for his work last year exposing a sexual ...

As a freshman, he was thrown around ‘like a mop.’ Now, this Merced student is a champion.  Merced Sun-Star

Joseph Pia, a junior who is wrestling for the El Capitan High School team, won the championship title in the 106 pound weight class at the Central California ...

Snared by gang life, one teen finds a way out  Merced Sun-Star

If a life could be summed up within the pages of a book, then the chapters of 19-year-old Antonio's would mostly be about a Merced boy growing up poor.

Grad rates for Merced area schools above state average  Merced Sun-Star

While Merced County's graduation rate as a whole fell slightly last year, most schools posted numbers that were above the state average for high school ...

Merced has six new police officers. New chief says more are coming  Merced Sun-Star

Merced's six new officers sworn in by new Police Chief Chris Goodwin bring the department to 89 sworn officers, according to a news release. The city has the ...

High school music students march and fill Merced with sound  Merced Sun-Star

Dozens of high school music students banded together Saturday at Golden Valley High School, giving audiences, judges and their peers one cohesive sound.

Who are the breakout football player candidates you need to know in Merced County?  Merced Sun-Star

The start of the 2018 high school football season is creeping up on us with the first games being played on Friday night. For many players, it will be their first time ...

The wins, titles and sideline tirades. What will 400 career wins mean to Keith Hunter?  Merced Sun-Star

Longtime Golden Valley boys basketball coach Keith Hunter is closing on 400 career wins. His friends, players reflect on Hunter's success.

Gregori, Downey players help guide North to all-star football victory in Merced  Modesto Bee

Downey High's Ramon Machuca and Gregori's Jace Tessaro each scored touchdowns to lead the North to a 30-8 victory in the 33rd annual North/South Rotary ...

This Merced County school district just won state award  Merced Sun-Star

The Atwater Elementary School District has received a statewide award recognizing its ability to “closing the opportunity gap,” according to district and county ...

5 family members hospitalized after fire guts Merced home, firefighters say  Merced Sun-Star

A large fire ripped through a Merced home early Monday hospitalizing five family members, fire officials said.

Foggy time of year for Merced commutes. Be wary of the dangers  Merced Sun-Star

It's the time of year in Merced County and the Central San Joaquin Valley when experts remind drivers to slow down during foggy commutes, and this week is no ...

Merced County high school graduation schedule  Merced Sun-Star

Merced County high schools are sending off their seniors this week while friends and family witness their graduations.

Atwater High students open blooming business on campus. Here’s what you should know.  The Modesto Bee

The new student-run floral shop at Atwater High School in Merced County, California is staffed by 19 students from the school's floral program. The experience ...

Tired of seeing mattresses tossed into alleys or secluded roads? Merced has plans for that  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced City Council narrowly passed a plan to allow the free dumping of bulky items like mattresses and couches in one of three parcels of land north of ...

Did violent crime get better or worse in Merced last year? Here’s what the police chief said.  Merced Sun-Star

Violent crime in Merced rose by 3 percent in 2018 but overall crime was down by 12 points, according to statistics delivered this week by the chief of police.

Hilmar’s ‘deadly’ two-headed monster paves way for a second straight section title.  Merced Sun-Star

Hilmar's Isaac Sharp and Justin Rentfro combined for seven touchdowns as the Yellowjackets beat Ripon Christian for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI title ...

What former Merced coaches said about their games against De La Salle  The Modesto Bee

Mark Speckman and Kevin Swartwood were on the coaching staff when Merced played De La Salle in 1991 and 1992. They recall those epic battles.

Officer involved shooting in Merced sparks sheriff deputies, police to respond to scene  Merced Sun-Star

There was an officer involved shooting Tuesday night in the Lopes Avenue area of Merced. Merced County Sheriffs deputies and Merced Police officers were ...

Merced man to face trial in Loughborough murder case, second suspect still at large  Merced Sun-Star

Jose Zarate, Merced, CA was ordered to face trial when Merced County Judge Carol Ash ruled probable cause he helped co-defendant Augustine Singh in the ...

‘I didn’t think twice.’ Merced family describes escape from harrowing house fire  Merced Sun-Star

Five members of the Boyle family of Merced, California, said they survived a house fire on Cordova Avenue on Monday, January 7, 2019, when mother and ...

Son of former Merced County DA shot to death in Atwater, CA  Sacramento Bee

Ethan More, the son of former Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II, was murdered Friday, March 15, at a home in Atwater, California. Police are ...

Tragic death of homeless friend inspires Merced family’s Christmas giving  Merced Sun-Star

Unique friendship between Merced family and a homeless man Dale McCarthy leads to a Christmas Eve community drive for homeless camps after the man ...

Merced County coroner identifies Loughborough shooting victim; investigation ongoing  Merced Sun-Star

Who was the man shot and killed in the Loughborough neighborhood Saturday, December 22, 2018? The Merced County Sheriff-Coroner's Office says the ...

Merced: City on the Rise  Merced Sun-Star

Nowadays, the popular city slogan is “Merced is a city on the rise,” which is a catchy and clever way to coin the changes taking place in our historic town.

Chowchilla Police investigate possible homicide  Merced Sun-Star

Police say Chowchilla man died after being dragged by pickup truck in the Greenhills community.

Merced County’s new district attorney takes office  Merced Sun-Star

Kimberly Lewis was sworn in as Merced County's new District Attorney during a ceremony in Merced on Monday.

Merced incumbents do well. One race separated by 5 votes  Merced Sun-Star

Merced's mayor has won the election in a landslide victory while at least one city council seat remained too close to call on Tuesday.

Did you see fire smoke off Highway 99 near Merced this morning? Here’s what happened  Merced Sun-Star

Firefighters have controlled the scene of a large hay fire that will likely continue to burn out for about a week, according to Merced County fire officials.

Merced man’s murder charge dropped in 2007 cold case, after witness deemed not credible  Merced Sun-Star

Merced County Superior Court Judge Carol Ash ruled there was insufficient evidence to charge Marcus Osby with murder in 2007 cold case killing of Duane ...

Merced Speedway owner, promoter dies  Merced Sun-Star

Merced Speedway owner and promoter Ed Parker died on Tuesday morning. According to his family, Parker suffered a heart attack. He was 51 years old.

Valley Children’s looks to add pediatric care in Merced. Here’s what you need to know  The Modesto Bee

The city of Merced and Valley Children's Hospital are in negotiations over a north Merced property that would become an outpatient facility for the celebrated ...

Attempted package theft caught on camera in Merced County  Merced Sun-Star

Los Banos Police said a man was caught on camera attempting to steal packages from a home in Los Banos CA on Monday.

Shelton gets boost in donations going into Merced race  Merced Sun-Star

District 6 candidate Delray Shelton has in the past month seen the largest influx of donations entering local races. He doubled the money raised by his campaign ...

First freezing lows coming for Merced County this season. Here are some tips  Merced Sun-Star

Unseasonably cold temperatures are coming to Merced County this weekend and forecasters recommend residents take extra care to protect their pets and ...

Merced, Los Banos students win Merced County junior high, elementary spelling bees  Merced Sun-Star

Cruickshank Middle School seventh grader Nicole Nguyen took the top spot in the junior high spelling bee, while Westside Elementary fourth grader Harneet ...

Merced couple accused of arson. Prosecutors showed surveillance video in court  The Modesto Bee

A couple accused of burning down their downtown Merced business for insurance claims in 2016 will have to face trial.

Merced air quality greatly improves, after much-needed rainfall arrives  Merced Sun-Star

Recent rain showers have left the Merced area with about a quarter inch of rain and improved the air quality since Wednesday, the National Weather *Service* ...

Golden Valley band director nears grand finale of 35-year career  Merced Sun-Star

Now that Greg Christiansen is retiring as band director at Golden Valley High School, he figures he will have more time to play his favorite instrument -- the ...

2018 CA election results: Merced & Mariposa counties  Merced Sun-Star

Below are the key reports from The Fresno Bee and McClatchy and The Associated Press on Election Day 2018. For the latest voting totals, click here.

One week later, these longtime TVL rivals will clash in high stakes matchup.  Merced Sun-Star

The two Trans-Valley League rivals will square off for the 69th time. This time in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs.

This is a major reason your rent remains too high in Merced County, study says  The Modesto Bee

Despite a recent boom in rental construction, the share of rental units built in the last decade fell to an all-time low in California, according to a study released ...

Statewide band competition set in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The 56th annual Central California Band Review set for Saturday has grown since last year, according to organizers.

Merced 7-Eleven store robbed at gunpoint on Christmas, police say  Merced Sun-Star

Police are seeking help in finding a man suspected of robbing a Merced 7-Eleven convenience store at gunpoint.

Man accused of the Merced County stabbing death of his lover enters plea  Merced Sun-Star

A man extradited from Mexico last month pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charge that he stabbed his lover in the neck, killing her in Hilmar almost nine ...

Is this part of a solution to help Merced’s housing crisis?  Merced Sun-Star

Merced moved forward with a policy this week to allow homeowners to build in-law suites, an effort to put a small dent in Merced's housing shortage.

Downtown Merced block evacuated after gas main break  Merced Sun-Star

A downtown Merced City block was evacuated after a gas pipe was ruptured during construction.

Pool time is coming in Merced  Merced Sun-Star

The pools at McNamara Park and Golden Valley High School will begin opening up to the public on June 8 in Merced.

Merced public pools open during summer  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Parks and Recreation Department is offering separate swim times for general swimmers and adults through Aug. 14. It's “Free Swim Fridays” at ...

Merced council candidates had a lot to say about the city’s homeless issues  Merced Sun-Star

A debate this week between candidates John Bliss and Delray Shelton for Merced's District 6, the northern most district, focused heavily on the downtown's ...

Police seeking three suspects accused of invading home at gunpoint in Merced County  Merced Sun-Star

Los Banos police are asking residents for any information that could lead to the capture of three suspects who remain at large after a recent home-invasion ...

‘He got exactly what he deserved.’ Merced ex-pastor sentenced for rape, attempted murder  Merced Sun-Star

Nearly five months after being found guilty of rape and attempted murder, a Merced ex-pastor was sentenced on Tuesday to 149 years to life in prison. Raul Diaz ...

Yellowjackets coach reminded of old Hilmar teams with East Nicolaus’ smash-mouth style  Merced Sun-Star

Watching video of East Nicolaus this week, Hilmar head coach Frank Marques feels like he's watching old Hilmar clips.

Election Day burglary at campaign office in Merced; Caballero  The Tribune

Campaign staffers working for Anna Caballero's bid for the California Senate say a break-in and theft at the campaign's Merced office resulted in stolen ...

Hunter humbled with 400-win pregame ceremony. Turlock spoils night with win over GV.  Merced Sun-Star

Many former players showed up to pay tribute to Golden Valley boys basketball coach Keith Hunter reaching 400 career wins.

Around Town (12/24/2018)  Merced Sun-Star

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Merced County needs volunteers. A CASA volunteer is a trained community citizen who advocates for the best interests of ...

Someone torched the Merced Girl Scouts’ Little Free Library. Locals aren’t having it.  Merced Sun-Star

It was a Girl Scout project that encourages people to share books for free. But someone burned down the Little Free Library at a Merced park, leaving the young ...

Caltrans closes lane, lifts up big rig on Hwy 99 after collision, backup in Merced County  Merced Sun-Star

A lane closed on southbound State Route 99 in Atwater, Merced County, California was opened Tuesday morning after Caltrans lifted out a big rig that was ...

Around Town (12/25/2018)  Merced Sun-Star

Julie Eichelberger will host the Julie-N-Friends gospel concert series on Sunday, Dec 30 at 6 p.m. at the Christian Life Center, 650 E. Olive Ave. in Merced.

Chowchilla traffic stop leads to discovery of pot grow, firearms, police say  Merced Sun-Star

Chowchilla police say a traffic stop led to the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow and firearms.

Repairs begin this weekend for damaged Highway 99 in Atwater  The Modesto Bee

Emergency repair efforts begin Saturday to fix the damaged overpass at Applegate Road and Highway 99 in Atwater and motorists should expect some periodic ...

MCSD Campuses Receiving Major Upgrades this Summer  Merced Sun-Star

Crews are hard at work this summer making significant improvements to several Merced City School District campuses. These projects align with our district's ...

Gray helps give Valley its voice; re-elect him  Merced Sun-Star

On water, a medical school, clean energy, roads and help for homeless, Assemblyman Adam Gray has delivered. He should be re-elected.

UC Merced Connect: Dinner, golf tournament to benefit university athletics  Merced Sun-Star

The dinner and auction, part of the celebration to honor Georgette “Ma” Kelley, a member of the Merced community who committed herself to her family, church ...

Former Merced chief’s son-in-law found not guilty in manslaughter case, jury says  The Modesto Bee

The son-in-law of a former Merced police chief was found not guilty on Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter related to a fistfight at Merced Theatre.

Pilot program could lower home energy costs in these low-income Valley communities  Merced Sun-Star

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to approve 11 pilot projects, $56 million to replace commonplace and expensive propane and wood burning ...

A passenger in a DUI crash in Merced County apologizes after two teenage girls are injured  Merced Sun-Star

A Merced County man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a rollover traffic collision in Los Banos over the weekend, according to Los ...

Driver sought in deadly hit-and-run in Merced, police say  Merced Sun-Star

One woman died Friday night from a hit-and-run incident in Merced.

Highway 140 leading to Yosemite National Park reopens  Merced Sun-Star

A section of Highway 140 leading to Yosemite National Park has been reopened following storms, according to the California Department of Transportation.

Spring is on hold in Yosemite, park officials say. See some of the winter damage  Merced Sun-Star

Winter storms caused extensive damage to Yosemite National Park facilities, resulting in some late seasonal openings throughout the park, Yosemite officials ...

Local businessman will hand out free turkeys in Merced, Los Banos.  Merced Sun-Star

Local businessman Greg Hostetler will once again be handing out free turkeys in Merced and Los Banos in honor of his wife Cathie.

Los Banos, Merced County cops surround location of alleged home invasion suspects  Merced Sun-Star

Armed suspects of a Jan. 11 home invasion in Los Banos were tracked to a residence on Badger Flat Road, where Los Banos police and the Merced County ...

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