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Man carjacked in Merced while texting, police say

MERCED, Calif. ( ) — Merced police are looking for two people they say took a man’s car and personal items before fleeing Friday night. Investigators say the victim told them he was sitting in his vehicle, texting, at Westfall and Parsons Avenues when a dark-colored 4-door sedan pulled up in front of him with two men inside. The men approached his car, armed with handguns, and ordered him to get out, according to the victim. Detectives say the suspects fled towards Highway 99 after also taking the victim’s wallet and cell phone.
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POLICE: Attempted homicide suspect arrested in Merced

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Merced that left a person injured, according to the Merced Police Department. The shooting happened in the area of Olive Avenue and Meadows Drive on February 8. Investigators say when they arrived on the scene they found the victim nearby […]
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Remembering Don & Betty Stewart

The Stewart Family is holding an event to honor their parents, Don and Betty, and to thank the members of the Merced Community who have been such an important part of their lives. Don and Betty loved Merced. Not just for the train whistles at night, the distant views of...
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Planada residents Celebrate Community day

The small town of Planada celebrated its annual Community Day last Saturday, May 7, in and around Houlihan Park. The festive tradition dates back more than 55 years. The event began at 10AM with a parade through the streets of town, leading to the newly renovated park where food, artisan vendors and informational booths awaited residents. The day was full of attractions, including folkloric dance performances, a car show and horsemanship demonstrations.
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Residents unite for Spaghetti Acres neighborhood district

Many moons ago, they used to call it Spaghetti Acres; and now they want to make it official. State Assembly member Adam Gray, Merced Mayor Matt Serratto, Supervisor Josh Pedrozo, members of Merced’s Downtown Neighborhood Association, the Merced Historical Society, and the Italo American Lodge last Saturday invited supporters to a fundraising dinner to benefit new signage for a Spaghetti Acres district in town, as well as an Old Town Merced district.
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Leaders, Planada activists celebrate renovated Houlihan Park

Merced County Supervisor Rodrigo Espinoza led a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday for the newly renovated Houlihan Park in Planada. Adult residents applauded as dozens of young children jumped around the new playground to mark the special day that was more than a decade in the making, and involved multiple community groups, individual planners and local and state funding.
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Merced Soroptimists to host Career Conference for High School Girls

Soroptimist International of Merced will host a free, day-long conference for local high school girls interested in learning about career opportunities and beginning to develop professional skills. The Dream It, Be It event, which aims to help girls grow to be strong, successful, and happy adults, will take place on...
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Merced teen reported missing during campus tour

MERCED, Calif. — The Merced Police Department is turning to the community for help in locating a teen that went missing on Thursday morning. Officers say 13-year-old James Covert went missing while on a campus tour of Cruickshank Elementary School. The department says he has a learning disability, he...
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