Shortly after 11 a.m., law enforcement authorities received a call of someone who may have dropped off a pipe bomb in front of the fire station at Highway 165 and 3rd Avenue, Deputy Daryl Allen said. The area has been evacuated.
Firefighters controlled a residential fire that broke out in the backyards of four homes in the 100 block of North Santa Rosa Street in Los Banos Thursday afternoon, officials said. The fire was under control as of 5 p.m. Thursday.
Several juveniles were arrested in connection with a residential burglary after Los Banos Police were led on a chase Thursday afternoon through the Ranchwood Estates neighborhood, authorities said. The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot.
The frontrunner in the Merced County District 5 supervisor race, Scott Silveira, commanded 61.46 percent of Tuesday's votes, according to election results updated Friday. But the second-place candidate isn't conceding yet.
Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II is leading his challenger, Stanislaus County Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Helms Lewis in campaign donations, according to the latest campaign contributions reports.
A Los Banos man's wife told police he assaulted her and took her phone as she was calling 9-1-1 before he barricaded himself inside a locked garage, police said. Justin Glass, 45, was arrested Saturday and booked into jail.
Students on Saturday took the anticipated walk across Scholars Bridge, through the Beginnings Sculpture for graduation Saturday. The School of Engineering and School of Natural Sciences' students will make the same walk Sunday.
More people have been failing to show for jury duty in Merced County, officials said. So Merced Superior Court judges are increasingly taking action. Judges are issuing orders to appear at hearings to explain why they didn't show.
Three men are believed to have vandalized Los Banos High School Sunday night. School staff reportedly discovered the damage Monday morning and surveillance footage showed three men on campus Sunday night, according to Los Banos Police.
The Los Banos City Council struggled to find a solution for impact fee waiver that would still help needy families with paying impact fees, but without taking money away from other resources that depend on general fund money.
A Merced County attorney who is a key witness in a Los Banos corruption case and recently regained his State Bar status was arrested Wednesday for alleged spouse abuse, according to officials and jail records.
A former Los Banos High English teacher who claimed he was harassed by administrators after he spoke out against the superintendent has settled a federal lawsuit against the Los Banos Unified School District for $350,000.
Ramnik Samrao, the public defender representing 19-year-old Obdulia Sanchez Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, stands with Sanchez during her trial setting conference at Merced Superior Court. Sanchez's original trial date was delayed to give her defense more time as critical bloodwork is retested.
Obdulia Sanchez appears in court as her trial date is postponed