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‘Hello Kitty Bandit’ repeatedly targets local gift shop

Owner DJ Jones is tired of the repeated quick-strike break-ins at his store, Aloha Floral and Gifts in the Bear Creek Galleria. Since January, there have been seven break-in attempts at the 12-year-old business, the latest being early Friday at 3:20 a.m., Jones said. Video by Vikaas Shanker

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3 Dos Palos football players arrested in ‘hazing investigation’

Three Dos Palos High School varsity football players were arrested Wednesday in connection with a “hazing investigation.” When asked whether the allegations involved criminal sexual activity, the police chief said he would neither confirm nor deny that possibility. Police have not ruled out the possibility of making additional arrests.

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Officer-involved shooting leaves Delhi man’s widow with questions

The wife of Juan Manuel Torres, who was fatally shot last week after he opened fire on Merced County sheriff’s deputies, says a fight led her children to call for help but she never expected it would lead to his death. Sheriff Vern Warnke says Torres’ action gave them no choice. Advocates for domestic violence survivors say such cases make many people reluctant to seek help.

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Homicide reported in Los Banos

A 35-year-old man was killed Tuesday in Los Banos. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was found bleeding around 3:45 p.m. outside a home in the south alley of the 300 block of H Street, police said.

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Man shot in the face in Merced

A 38-year-old man was shot in the face late Sunday in Merced. The shooting was reported around 11:45 p.m. near 16th Street and Yosemite Parkway, according to the Merced Police Department

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‘Hello Kitty Bandit’ repeatedly targets local gift shop

Owner DJ Jones is tired of the repeated quick-strike break-ins at his store, Aloha Floral and Gifts in the Bear Creek Galleria. Since January, there have been seven break-in attempts at the 12-year-old business, the latest being early Friday at 3:20 a.m., Jones said. Video by Vikaas Shanker
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