The Merced County District Attorney’s Office has been selected to receive $373,000 through the federal Victims of Crime Act.
A press conference on a major Central Valley law enforcement operation targeting La Familia Michoacana has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2011 at the Merced County District Attorney’s office, 550 W. Main St. in Merced. The press confere...[Additional info...]
A 25-year old Merced woman was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison in connection with the drowning death of her two-year old daughter. Rachel Ladonna Harris pled no contest in Merced County Superior Court to one count of involuntary manslaughter a...[Additional info...]
A public grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Merced County District Attorney’s new office will be held at noon Friday, November 18th in the courtyard behind the office at 550 W. Main St. in Merced. Tours will be conducted by District Attorney s...[Additional info...]
Crime Stoppers is a nationally recognized program that encourages citizens to provide confidential information leading to the arrest of criminals. On Wednesday, during a press conference on the steps of the historic County Courthouse, local community and...[Additional info...]
Merced County law enforcement leaders will join District Attorney Larry D. Morse II at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 21 on the steps of Courthouse Park at 21st and N St to announce the launch of Merced Area Crime Stoppers.
The Merced County Emergency Operations Center and its partners will continue using the break in the weather to perform proactive work that could lessen the impact of future weather and river flow impacts.
Due to forecasted storm events and a high capacity of water in Lake McClure, increased predicted flows are expected to be seen on the Merced River beginning this evening. Those flows will reach up to 7,000 cubic feet per second.
The County of Merced, and Cities of; Atwater, Livingston, Gustine, Los Banos and Merced, have established sandbag locations during times of extreme weather conditions. The locations will be open 24hrs, seven days a week and make sure to bring a shovel.
Coordinated water rescue training took place today between the Merced County Sheriff’s Office and Dive Team, the California National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Los Angeles City Fire Department and Ventura County Fire Department.
With dry weather forecasted in the coming days, emergency crews will continue to remove debris from waterways, repair levees when necessary, and prepare sandbags to mitigate impacts from the ongoing weather systems.
Officials are monitoring all waterways within the County. This monitoring effort includes the Eastside Bypass of the San Joaquin River as well as releases from Don Pedro Reservoir.
High winds are anticipated Monday, and with saturated soils, residents should be aware of the potential for toppled trees and power lines. Emergency crews are continuing to remove debris from waterways, repair levees when necessary, and prepare sandbags.
Rainfall is forecasted to continue through Tuesday and could bring an additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall. High winds are anticipated Monday, and with saturated soils, residents should be aware of the potential for toppled trees and power lines.
More rain has arrived to Merced County and has the potential to create impacts through the holiday weekend. This current weather system is forecasted to last through Saturday, and will be followed by a partial break Sunday.
After a short break in the weather, the rainfall is back and will bring potential impacts to Merced County.
With already-heavy flows along local waterways and soil that is still saturated from the last storm impacts, residents should be prepared for the potential of additional regionalized flooding events in the coming days.
Another storm system is expected to impact Merced County beginning late Wednesday night, and residents need to be prepared for potential flood impacts.
Dry weather is forecasted through Wednesday, but a series of storms are projected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall beginning Thursday and into at least Monday. It’s important that residents use this short break to prepare for the next weather system.
Due to forecasted storm events and a high capacity of water in Lake McClure, increased flows are expected to add to an already high-flow of fast-moving water along the Merced River. The increased flows are in addition to the previously-announced releases.
With a short break in the weather, the Merced County Office of Emergency Services would like to encourage individuals to prepare for another round of storms later this week.
Floodwaters in the Le Grand area are receding and a short break in the weather is allowing for some cleanup and recovery before the next storm. Any residential wells affected by floodwaters need to be disinfected before they can be safely used again.
As many residents have seen with the most recent rain, flooding can happen anywhere, anytime with devastating effects to life and property. There are measures that can be taken to help lessen the impact of a flood long before flood waters rise.
Residents are urged to remain clear of the Merced River or any other waterway affected by recent storms. Under direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, increased releases of water will be made on Sunday from New Exchequer Dam, east of Snelling.
Flooding along Mariposa Creek has resulted in several residential evacuations in the Le Grand area. At the time of this news release, the affected area is north of Le Grand Road, south of Le Grand Canal, west of Fresno Road and east of Burchell Avenue.
The Merced County Department of Public Works, in coordination with each Municipal Advisory Council, announces the annual Community Clean-up Event schedule.
A Delhi man was arrested Sunday after Merced County Sheriff's deputies found a handgun, cocaine and several containers of beer in his truck