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Fireworks will return to Lake McClure to mark holiday

Fireworks will fly over Lake McClure in celebration of America’s independence July 2, according to Merced Irrigation District officials. The “Lights on the Lake” display is set for dusk or around 9 p.m., and the spots for watching at McClure Point will open to the public at 5 p.m.

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Main Street buzzes during Merced Street Faire

Organizers of the Merced Downtown Street Faire kicked off its first showing Thursday, and there’s 10 more weeks of it to come. The Street Faire offered food, games, retail shopping and live music. Organizers have plans for themed nights, such as pirate, Western and dance. It’s set from 5 to 10 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 1 on Main Street, between K and M streets.

Livingston

Prosecutor: Livingston officer was ‘rogue cop,’ ‘bully’

Jury deliberation begins Thursday for the Livingston police officer who prosecutors accused of being a “rogue cop” and “bully” while using too much force against a man who claims to have once dated the officer’s wife. The prosecuting and defense attorneys gave their closing statements Wednesday in Merced Superior Court for the criminal case for Livingston Officer Tyson Perry, 38, who faces felony charges of battery with serious bodily injury and assault by a peace officer in connection with a 2012 incident.

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Rivera's preschool building trucked into Merced

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One dead in collision with Amtrak train near Winton

A man in his late 60s or early 70s is dead Friday after his truck was trapped on the train tracks and hit by an oncoming Amtrak train at the intersection of Winton Way and Santa Fe near Winton.
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One dead in collision with Amtrak train near Winton 0:24

One dead in collision with Amtrak train near Winton

Merced Street Faire kicks off 10-week run 0:57

Merced Street Faire kicks off 10-week run

Merced resident speaks about Central Valley Honor Flight experience 1:47

Merced resident speaks about Central Valley Honor Flight experience

Fire on North Bear Creek 0:25

Fire on North Bear Creek