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Bribery probe targets Los Banos school board member, Merced contractor

Greg Opinski, a Merced Union High School District board member and owner of Greg Opinski Construction, was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with four counts of bribing public officials, authorities said. Opinski, 54, is accused of paying off at least one trustee with the Los Banos Unified School board in connection with the controversial expansion project at Mercey Springs Elementary School.

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Gustine man reports imaginary killers, jailed for guns, drugs

A Gustine man hallucinating under the influence of methamphetamine landed in jail Monday after calling 911 saying several people were trying to kill him, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office reported. Those killers probably were imaginary. The guns and drugs deputies found in the man’s home, however, were real, Undersheriff Jason Goins said.

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Merced College rolls Gavilan at home

The Merced College men's basketball team drilled 16 3-pointers in a convincing 85-61 victory over Gavilan on Tuesday night. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Merced College rolls Gavilan at home 1:36

Merced College rolls Gavilan at home

Classroom lessons to help children receive Christmas gifts 0:42

Classroom lessons to help children receive Christmas gifts

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland 0:34

Search for Ghost Ship warehouse fire victims continues in Oakland

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title 2:51

Selma beats Chowchilla for Valley title