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NEWMAN - A man armed with a knife attempted to enter Hurd Barrington Elementary School and threatened maintenance staff Tuesday morning before being taken into custody near the campus, police said.

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A Gustine man suffered major injuries in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, on Ingomar Grade south of Cottonwood Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP reported that Paul A. Pires, 52, of Gustine, was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 northbound on Ingomar Grad…

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A car fire in a parking lot at Highway 33 and Mariposa Street in Newman Monday afternoon left a Volkswagen little more than a charred shell and resulted in minor damage to a second vehicle nearby, officials reported. Fire crews responding to the 3 p.m. call arrived to find the Volkswagen ful…

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Flames engulfed a vehicle following a rollover accident Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, at Hills Ferry and Stuhr roads but no injuries were reported, according to fire officials. No additional details were available from the CHP. 

A Stanislaus County project will extend municipal water service to West Mariposa Street residents who have been relying on hauled water deliveries and temporary storage tanks since their wells went dry in the depths of California’s severe drought several years ago. The project, funded by a f…

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A Gustine man suffered major injuries in a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported. According to the CHP, Mario Garcia, 37, of Gustine, was driving a 2001 Ford Mustang southbound on Highway 33 south of Pfitzer Road when he lost control for unknown r…

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Three people were injured Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, in a two-vehicle accident on E. Kelley Road west of River Road near Newman, the California Highway Patrol reported. The CHP said the accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. when a 2013 Jeep driven eastbound by Richard Martin, 42, of Gustine…

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The Newman Police Department formally welcomed two new officers to its ranks with a badge-pinning ceremony Tuesday, July 23, before the Newman City Council. New officers Jose Gomez, left, and Kevin Miller, right, are pictured with Police Chief Randy Richardson.

NEWMAN - City officials recently offered assurances to property owners in the first-phase annexation of the planned Northwest Newman project that their existing uses can largely stay unchanged until they choose to sell or develop their land.

West Side Community Ambulance is moving forward with the recruitment of a chief of operations - a position seen as critical in the company’s transition from outside oversight back to an in-house management structure.

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GUSTINE - Community members of all ages and interests recently had the opportunity to offer their input to city officials on what amenities they would like in local parks - with a focus on Henry Miller and Pioneer parks.

NEWMAN - City officials will meet with property owners and residents within the first phase of annexation in the Northwest Newman project tonight (Thursday, Aug. 1) to update them on the project.

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GUSTINE - A proposal to establish a cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary on the Highway 33/140 corridor will go to the city’s Planning Commission next week.

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SANTA NELLA - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) last Thursday issued an advisory urging people to avoid physical contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.

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The Gustine Police Department recently welcomed new officer Alejandra Perez to the force. Police Chief Milt Medeiros introduced the new officer to the City Council before Mayor Pat Nagy administered the oath of office to the new hire.

Warm, muggy weather brought cloud cover to the West Side Sunday and delivered a breath-taking sunset scene as darkness fell.

GUSTINE - The deteriorating tennis courts in Schmidt Park have devolved into a condition which can no longer be tolerated, City Council members acknowledged at their July 16 meeting.

GUSTINE - Some West Side youth are spending a portion of their summer learning new skills and enjoying activities through Gustine’s Y-LEAD program.

Five years after bringing in an outside firm to manage operations, the board which oversees West Side Community Ambulance has decided to return to an in-house management structure.

Construction crews recently started reconstruction of the student parking lot at Orestimba High School. Workers on Tuesday morning were removing the old asphalt dug up during the demolition process. The project includes drainage improvements as well as reconstruction of the parking lot.

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GUSTINE - The days of summer may be quiet for Gustine Unified School District students and most staff.....but are a height of activity for the district’s maintenance crews.

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GUSTINE - Authorities discovered more than 8,000 marijuana plants while serving a search warrant July 4 in the 27000 block of Ingomar Grade Road, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office reported.

NEWMAN - A local park will be getting a makeover, and residents of the southernmost block of Q Street will see improvements coming to their neighborhood.

NEWMAN - A number of new staff positions will be added in local schools next year to accommodate enrollment growth and better serve the physical and social/emotional health needs of students.

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NEWMAN - With students and staff gone for the summer, maintenance crews have been digging in to a number of projects across the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District.