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Pacheco High football players injured in suspected DUI crash, police chase

A van full of teenage boys crashed into a ditch on Mercey Springs Road in Los Banos late Friday after authorities say the driver tried to outrun police while driving under the influence of drugs. Two of the teenage boys play football for Pacheco High School and three are former football players, according to David Snapp, Pacheco High’s head football coach.

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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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Sudden termination of new Merced attorney goes unexplained

The Merced city attorney, who was fired this week after two months on the job, will get six months of severance, according to her contract. The city’s contract with Jennifer McGrath, who was hired in March, was terminated Monday by the Merced City Council, following a closed session discussion, City Manager Steve Carrigan confirmed to the Sun-Star.

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Ash Wednesday Mass held at UC Merced

Ash Wednesday Mass held at University of California, Merced in Merced, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.
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