A city police officer shot over the weekend in a gunfight with a suspected gang member has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home with his family, the Merced police chief said Sunday in a news conference.
More than 330 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Merced County schools will demonstrate their knowledge and learning skills when they compete in the Academic Pentathlon on Saturday at Golden Valley High School in Merced.
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