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Merced lounge suspect now in custody; attorney says police were ‘irresponsible’

Deputies arrested the man Merced police say was in a downtown hookah lounge the night of a chaotic scene that set off protests in town earlier this month, according to the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

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Driver dies in fiery crash in Merced County

The driver of a Chevy pickup didn’t survive after running a stop sign outside of Dos Palos early Tuesday morning and colliding with a tractor-trailer. The pickup burst into flames, and the driver never made it out, California Highway Patrol reported.

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Car with two people hit by train near Le Grand

California Highway Patrol Officer Moises Onsurez talks about a train collision with a car carrying two people on private property south of Le Grand Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
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Car with two people hit by train near Le Grand 0:40

Car with two people hit by train near Le Grand

Watch fire crews fighting wild fire near Mariposa 0:23

Watch fire crews fighting wild fire near Mariposa

Residents react after Merced is named one of the 2:05

Residents react after Merced is named one of the "50 Worst American Cities to Live In"

Madera police dashcam video shows suspect with gun, blood on his shirt 2:20

Madera police dashcam video shows suspect with gun, blood on his shirt