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Merced County Sheriff Warns Of Major Staffing Shortage

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MERCED, CA-NOVEMBER 4, 2015: Four people were stabbed Wednesday morning on the UC Merced campus. The alleged attacker was shot and killed by law enforcement personnel on the campus. 2 of the victims were airlifted to a nearby hospital and all of the stabbing victims were conscious. At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke , center, addressed the media. He was flanked by UC Merced Chancellor Dr. Dorothy Leland, left, and Campus Chief of Police Albert Vasquez.  (Photo by: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Merced County Sheriff  Struggling To Maintain Staffing Levels

Merced County has the highest rate of homicide in the state. It’s also severely lacking deputies. Sheriff Vernon Warnke says the shortage is so bad, he’s disassembling units, like for gang enforcement, just to cover everyday patrol.
Reporter: Elizabeth Arakelian, KVPR

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The housing crisis in California can be felt in all parts of the state. That includes at colleges and universities, where more and more students are struggling to find on campus housing. At Cal Poly Humboldt, some students have turned to sleeping in their cars. And now they’re being fined for doing so.
Guest: Jillian Wells, Reporter, The Lumberjack 


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