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She found a dead newborn on her deck. Neighbor had tossed the baby over a fence, Colorado cops say | The Modesto Bee

A Colorado woman was getting ready to use the hot tub on her deck in January when her dog smelled something unusual - leading to a horrifying discovery. There was a dead newborn on the back deck of the woman's Highlands Ranch, Colo., home on Jan. 2, KDVR reports. When the woman found the child, its

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-20 21:43:00

Man found dead in Ceres home, sheriff's officials call it a homicide

Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of man found by medics Monday night at a Ceres home near Central Valley High School. Sheriff's officials on Tuesday morning had not released the name of the man found dead. Authorities were still in the process of notifying his famil

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-20 17:16:00

A Merced County man has been convicted of murder for shooting a couple on a walk | Merced Sun-Star

A Delhi man was recently found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder for the 2016 shooting of a couple, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office. A Merced County jury found 27-year-old Juan Carlos Gonzalez guilty in the March 6, 2016, shooting death of Abram Sigula Her

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-19 23:45:00

Turlock man pleads guilty to hitting helicopters with laser beam above Modesto | The Modesto Bee

A Turlock man pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of hitting two helicopters with the beam of a laser pointer in October. Roger Shane John, 32, is scheduled for sentencing on June 11 in federal court in Fresno. John faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The laser

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-19 20:12:00

She embezzled from Stanislaus Union School District, including its Christmas party fund | The Modesto Bee

A Modesto woman has been convicted of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the Stanislaus Union School District when she worked there as an administrative assistant. Evonne Michelle Tagre, 39, on March 9 pleaded guilty to felony embezzlement, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office announced Mond

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-20 18:34:00

Teen with Down syndrome stripped of badges as he nears Eagle Scout rank, lawsuit says | The Modesto Bee

Chad Blythe recalled just how happy his son was after learning that his Eagle Scout project had been approved in November. "When we actually got the approval, he was so elated," Blythe told Fox13, "and the three people that approved it actually took pictures of it because he was so happy and overjo

MODESTO BEE - 2018-03-20 16:19:00

An Atwater inmate found unresponsive has died, officials say

A prisoner at U.S. Penitentiary in Atwater was pronounced dead Tuesday, a day after being found unresponsive in his cell, according to prison officials. Thomas Douglas Smith was discovered in his cell at about 7 a.m. on Monday and staff began life-saving measures, officials said in a news release.

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-03-20 19:46:00

Social media safety tips - Golden State Newspapers: Tracy Press Our Town

Families at Freiler School learned ways to stay safe on social media during a presentation by a team of high school students on Thursday. More than 50 people attended the presentation, which covered some apps that are popular with teens and included a question-and-answer session. Subscription Requi


Teen stabbed 'friend' 22 times then tried to blend in with high school crowd, Texas cops say | The Modesto Bee

As 15-year-old Sydney Bogan lay bleeding from 22 stab wounds, Chase Skow sat down on some bleachers at Devine High School in south Texas. "He just walked up and was trying to blend in, sitting on the bleachers," Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown told KSAT. "It is terrible. We have a 15-year-old girl


Life-threatening injuries reported after sedan collides with big rig south of Hilmar | Merced Sun-Star

A 25-year-old man suffered major injuries after a car he was driving collided head-on Saturday morning with a big rig on Highway 165 near the Merced River, according to California Highway Patrol. Barry Diaz, whose city of residence wasn't known Saturday morning, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze at


Crash sends car into, and inside, a Modesto building

A driver crashed into and through a vacant business just off downtown Modesto on Thursday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday emergency personnel were called to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of G and Sixth streets. According to Modesto Fire, a vehicle struck a red sedan at the intersectio


Forget snakes on a plane. These snakes and reptiles, have their own Modesto store | The Modesto Bee

You hear "den of snakes," and most people might think it's a bad thing. But not the folks at Modesto's new The Serpentarium. The pet store near Vintage Faire Mall is all about the reptiles that slither, skitter, slink and spring. Opened last December, The Serpentarium is in the stand-alone building


Five dogs perish in a garage fire in Ceres early Friday morning

Five dogs perished in an early morning fire in Ceres Friday. At 1:31 a.m. Friday, area firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 2200 block of Shadowbrook Way in Ceres. When fire crews from Ceres and Modesto arrived on scene they found flames and smoke coming from the house's gar


Modesto shooting spree leads to arrest of 12 people, guns, drugs recovered

12 people have been arrested and multiple guns recovered Thursday night after a shooting spree in Modesto. Modesto Police say the shootings began on New Year's Day when multiple shots were fired at a home in the 3400 block of Penny Lane. The resident of the home was in the garage at the time of the


Missing Turlock man found, police report

A 78-year-old man reported missing earlier this month has been found, according to Turlock Police. David Earle Hendrix was found unharmed, according to the Turlock Police Department's Facebook page. He was reported missing Friday, March 9, after he did not return from a trip to Nevada, the Turlock P