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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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Fill the bus with books for children

In this digital age, there’s still something so special about holding a book in your hands and flipping through the pages as the words create a mental movie. Video by Sara Sandrik/Merced City Schools
Fill the bus with books for children 1:11

Fill the bus with books for children

DA's press conference on bribery arrest 4:31

DA's press conference on bribery arrest

Sophomores Rachel Kaler And Lindsey Hartman Talk MC Volleyball 2:20

Sophomores Rachel Kaler And Lindsey Hartman Talk MC Volleyball

Highlights of Manteca's 37-13 win over Buhach Colony 1:56

Highlights of Manteca's 37-13 win over Buhach Colony