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Two killed in crash Highway 99 near Livingston

A crash on Highway 99 near Livingston this afternoon has claimed the lives of at least two people, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol reports that a Lexus traveling northbound on the highway crossed over the center divide and collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling south.

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Livingston officer convicted of assaulting man in handcuffs

A Merced County jury decided Friday a Livingston police officer acted outside the law when he handcuffed a man during a child custody exchange before throwing him to the ground and shoving the man’s face into a concrete porch. The jury found Officer Tyson Perry, 38, guilty of felony assault by a public officer.

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No verdict in battery, assault case against Livingston officer

The jury began discussing the case behind closed doors at the Merced County Superior Courthouse on Thursday but did not come to a decision by the end of the day. The jurors are deciding the fate of Officer Tyson Perry, 38, who has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of battery with serious bodily injury and assault by a peace officer in connection with a 2012 incident.

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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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Livingston officer in court on battery, assault charges

A Livingston police officer accused of excessive force is on trial this week and could find out his fate as early as Wednesday, according to the judge overseeing the jury trial. Alleged victim Dwight Larks, 39, also has filed a lawsuit against Officer Tyson Perry and the city of Livingston, arguing the incident was the result of a past relationship Larks claims he had with Perry’s wife.

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Livingston festival returns to Riverdance Farms

Two days of live music, fruit picking, camping and other activities are set for this weekend at Riverdance Farms in Livingston. The 12th annual Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair is all day Saturday and Sunday at the farm on 11801 Livingston Cressey Road.

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Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside

Stone Ridge Christian overcame injuries to key personnel and a spirited effort from Brookside Christian to pull out a 33-26 comeback win on the road. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside 4:01

Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced 4:01

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced

El Capitan's Isaac Gonzalez on the Gauchos' Big win 2:06

El Capitan's Isaac Gonzalez on the Gauchos' Big win

Devan Bass on Pitman's big comeback win over Merced 1:43

Devan Bass on Pitman's big comeback win over Merced