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Merced adds new firefighters

Merced City Fire brought on five new members for its crew on Friday, a move city leaders hope will alleviate some staffing issues. Thomas Beard, Jack Jones, Samuel Rametta, Paul Skifter and Aaron Vasquez were sworn in Friday at City Hall by Chief Shawn Henry, according to a news release.

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Merced teen is up for Dairy Princess

One of the three young ladies vying for the area’s Dairy Princess tiara is a Merced high schooler, the California Milk Advisory Board announced Friday. Marion Carpenter, an El Capitan High School student, is competing against Alexia Nunes and Nicole Sanders, who are both from Turlock.

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He claims he killed 5 because he thought they were werewolves

In his mind, the full moon meant the end of days and was a call for a hero to slay the werewolves and vampires at the party – a call he answered. Now Matthew de Grood’s trial for the admitted slayings of five people at a lunar eclipse party on April 15, 2014, in Calgary has Canada riveted.

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Los Banos 99 Cents Only Store prepares for grand opening

The store manager describes the free TV promotion leading up to the May 25 grand opening. The first person in line for the TV gives his thoughts as well.
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Los Banos 99 Cents Only Store prepares for grand opening 00:58

Los Banos 99 Cents Only Store prepares for grand opening

Merced filmmaker discusses film made in town 00:30

Merced filmmaker discusses film made in town

Fire destroys apartment complex in Winton 03:19

Fire destroys apartment complex in Winton

Fire in Winton displaces several residents 00:17

Fire in Winton displaces several residents