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City Must Face Claims of Man Shot by Police After Throwing a Book

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — Buzzed and baffled by the midnight arrival of police to his mother’s door, Jesse Montelongo learned an unlucky lesson after a night of drinking: Don’t throw books at police officers. Over six years after surviving a shot to the chest, Montelongo is finally making progress in...
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A 32-year-old Stockton man killed in a rollover crash on Highway 99 (Modesto, CA)

A 32-year-old Stockton man killed in a rollover crash on Highway 99 (Modesto, CA) On Sunday, a 32-year-old Stockton man was killed in a rollover accident on Highway 99. The authorities actively responded to the crash scene at 2:12 a.m. south of Pelandale Avenue. Officers said that the victim veered off the right side of the highway and went into a ditch. His vehicle, a 1996 Acura Integra flipped over several times as a result which he was thrown off from the car.

California murder suspect may be in Las Vegas, police say

A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Merced, California, may be in the Las Vegas area, Merced police said Monday. Seth Lambert, 22, is wanted in connection with a homicide that took place on June 12, according to Merced police. He was last known to be driving a black 2000 Toyota truck with California license plate 7P33822.
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Merced Police and Fire Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

With Merced residents illegally shooting off fireworks at all hours, the city’s police chief and fire chief have launched a crackdown that includes citing property owners. “It’s not just an annoyance, it’s dangerous,” police chief Thomas Cavallero said last week. “And it’s going to be costly” for offenders. Citations for...

Stockton Man Killed in Highway 99 Pedestrian Accident in Modesto

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating after a man was killed in a pedestrian accident on State Route 99 in the Modesto area on June 13, 2021. The incident occurred on northbound SR-99 just south of Pelandale Avenue at approximately 2:10 a.m. Details on the Pedestrian Accident on State...
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Family achieves lifelong dream by building baseball field at their ranch

ATWATER, Calif. -- A Central California family achieved a lifelong dream by building a baseball field at their ranch. "Field of Dreams was definitely something that motivated us to do this and we just wanted to keep it like if you've seen the movie, the nostalgia of that," says Scott Hunter. "It's simple but elegant."
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MacKenzie Scott, Bezos' ex-wife, gives $20 million to UC Merced

MERCED, Calif. — MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her impromptu multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 organizations. It is the third round of major philanthropic gifts Scott has made, which together rival the charitable contributions...
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Pedestrian killed on Las Palmas

At approximately 9:40 p.m. emergency dispatch received a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on the 200 block of Las Palmas Avenue. The victim, an as yet unidentified Patterson resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Stanislaus County Sheriff's MAIT (Major Accident Investigation Team) members are on scene. Witnesses...
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Some residents evacuated as fire in Stanislaus County burns

STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — Officials evacuated a handful of residents in Stanislaus County who may be threatened by a fire currently burning, the California Highway Patrol Modesto division said. The fire is near Dunn Road and Kiernan Avenue just south of Ripon, CHP said. Deputies from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's...