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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 Art Hop

The Merced Art Hop in downtown Merced, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
Andrew Kuhn Merced Sun-Star
Merced Art Hop 1:53

Merced Art Hop

Highlights of Merced's win over GV 2:15

Highlights of Merced's win over GV

Reggie Ricks on Atwater's rivalry win 2:09

Reggie Ricks on Atwater's rivalry win

Dhameer Warren on Merced's win over Golden Valley 1:57

Dhameer Warren on Merced's win over Golden Valley