Though over the past several years the number of homeless people living in Merced County has continued to grow, advocates say efforts to house them are working. Last month, the coalition of advocates in the Merced County Continuum of Care reported that nearly 900 people are homeless in the county. Just this week, leaders from the Continuum said 232 people have been housed in the past six months.

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Prosecutors on Wednesday filed felony charges against the two men accused of shooting a Merced police officer last weekend. Jaime M. Caudillo of Los Banos and Steven P. Rincon of Fresno face possible life sentences in prison if convicted.

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