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Drunk, he ran a stop sign and killed a teen. Guilty of murder, he faces life in prison

A 34-year-old Modesto man faces a life sentence in prison after being convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in a hit-and-run crash that occurred the summer of 2015. That collision killed 19-year-old Nenar Zaia of Modesto. Luiz Miguel Ortega, who was identified in early reports as Luis Ortega, w

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-19 21:44:00

Newman officer's fatal shooting of suspect justified, Stanislaus DA rules | The Modesto Bee

The fatal officer-involved shooting last year in Newman was justified, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Thursday. Newman Police Department Officer Edgar Lopez shot Mauro Calzada Garnica after a domestic dispute escalated to a fight with weapons at a house on Bobolink Av

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-19 19:17:00

30% chance of rain through Friday morning

A 30 percent chance of showers in the central San Joaquin Valley is expected this morning, the National Weather Service forecasts. The moisture is parrt of a storm front moving through the region that dropped .05 inches of rain in Fresno, .17 in Merced and .11 in Madera. The precipitation tapered of

FRESNO BEE - 2018-01-19 14:32:00

Victim ID'd In Fatal HWY 108 Crash

Knights Ferry, CA - The CHP has released the name of the 20-year-old killed in a head-on wreck yesterday along Highway 108 in the Knights Ferry area. The victim is Zachery Russell Moore of Turlock who was pronounced dead at the scene after his sedan crossed the double-yellow lines and smashed head-o

MYMOTHERLODE.COM - 2018-01-19 17:52:00

See a wrong-way driver on Modesto's Sisk Road? Here's what that was.

After leading Modesto police on a slow-speed pursuit through the Vintage Faire Mall parking lot Thursday night and then driving the wrong way on Sisk Road, a suspect was found by Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies at a Salida motel and arrested. Even that was not simple, according to the police re

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-19 20:34:00

Felony Booking Log: January 9 to January 15

Keeli Danielle Theis, 29, of Angels Camp, was arrested at 11:44 a.m. at 314 S. Main St., No. 136, Angels Camp, and booked on suspicion of violating probation. Kayla Nicole Maxwell, 33, of Angels Camp, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. at Calaveras Superior Court and booked on suspicion of grand theft and p

CALAVERAS ENTERPRISE - 2018-01-19 00:51:00

Motorcycle Pursuit On HWY 49 Ends In Crash

Jamestown, CA - A Sonora motorcyclists was able to get away from a high-speed CHP pursuit only to crash his bike on Highway 49, landing him behind bars. The chase began Thursday around 11:30 a.m. in Sonora and ended in Jamestown when the driver of the 1995 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle, 33-year-old Chris

MYMOTHERLODE.COM - 2018-01-19 21:52:00

Theft Caught on Tape Led To One Arrest

Jamestown, CA - Security cameras helped to catch a suspect who stole items out of a truck bed at a local casino. The footage showed a man and a woman grabbing two chainsaws from the back of a pickup parked at the Chicken Ranch Casino in Jamestown earlier this month. The thieves then took off in a li

MYMOTHERLODE.COM - 2018-01-19 15:12:00

Police chase of suspected drunk driver ends in crash involving school bus

PLANO, TEXAS - A police chase of suspected drunk driver ended in a crash involving multiple vehicles and a Plano ISD school bus Friday afternoon. Allen police said at about 2:30 p.m. they received a report of a drunk driver near Bethany from the Murphy and Lucas areas. A police chase ensued. Pol

WFAA - 2018-01-19 22:35:11

Dallas family who beat pregnant teen to make her miscarry, cover up rape get prison

Three family members connected to the brutal beating of a pregnant teenager who was raped and forced to miscarry her baby pleaded guilty to the crime and were sentenced to prison this week. Sharon Jones, 47, was sentenced to 12 years, while her daughter Cecila McDonald, 28, got seven years, and 29-

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-18 20:29:44

City manager warns bike share companies to clean up mess

The City of Dallas is taking action against bike share companies across the town and warning them if they don't clean up the eyesore their bikes leave, they'll have no choice but to take control. City Manager T.C. Broadnax sent a letter to LimeBike, Ofo, VBikes, Spin and Mobike on Thursday giving t

WFAA - 2018-01-19 18:28:28

On brink of government shutdown, blame game begins. But will it matter?

WASHINGTON -- With Congress on the brink of a partial government shutdown, the political blame game is in full swing. "We don't need a #Schumershutdown," Texas Sen. John Cornyn tweeted on Thursday, signaling a GOP campaign to blame Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for the brewing chaos. We don't

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-19 22:36:47

Police search for suspect in three Stemmons Corridor burglaries

Dallas police are searching for a suspect involved in burglaries at three businesses in the Stemmons Corridor on Dec. 13, 2017, and again on Tuesday and Wednesday. The suspect struck between the hours of 3 and 5 a.m., first at a business in the 7300 block of North Stemmons Freeway, then Tuesday in t

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-19 18:47:55

Allen police chase of alleged drunk driver has fiery end

A police chase of an alleged drunk driver ended in a fiery crash and damage to other vehicles on Friday afternoon. The chase, initiated by Allen police, ended on Spring Creek Parkway near 75 before 3 p.m. Friday. The DWI suspect crashed out and the truck being driven caught on fire. Multiple other v

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2018-01-19 23:32:00

3 more charged in 2015 beating of pregnant teen

DALLAS -- Three more people have been sentenced to prison in a gruesome case involving a teen impregnated by a relative, and then beaten by other family members to force an abortion. The Dallas County District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday that Sharon Jones, 47, was sentenced to 12 years in pri

WFAA - 2018-01-19 21:25:18

Dallas cracks down on animal citations with big warrant roundup

Hoping to inspire some law-abiding action from Dallas residents, the city's animal shelter and the Dallas Marshal's Office are partnering up on a warrant roundup on all animal-related tickets. The roundup will begin on January 20. Anyone with an outstanding warrant for offenses such as loose or te

CULTUREMAP.COM - 2018-01-18 15:00:20

MS-13 gang member convicted of Copiague assault, DA says

An MS-13 member who smashed a beer bottle over a man's head outside of a Copiague deli in July was convicted of assault this week. Willy Hernandez, 31, of Copiague, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 15 after a Suffolk County Supreme court jury found him guilty Tuesday of assault in the second degre

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-19 04:04:17

Franina in Syosset and more Long Island restaurants to try this weekend

Shellfish fra diavolo at Franina in Syosset is hot and spicy. Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski The coldest nights of winter call for warmth on the plate and in the dining room. Here are three restaurants that are especially recommended during the deep freeze. Franina in Syosset is one of Long Islan

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-19 13:00:00

Two charged after taskforce executes warrant in Amityville

Police said they seized 40 grams of heroin, almost $11,000 in cash and a Smith & Wesson pistol at an Amityville Village house Wednesday when they executed a search warrant and arrested two people living there. Officers from the Amityville and Suffolk County police departments and the Long Island He

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-19 00:07:51

Man sought in theft of package from Westbury porch, cops say

Nassau County police released this photo of a man wanted in the September 2017 theft of a package from a porch on May Avenue in Westbury. Photo Credit: NCPD Nassau County police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who stole a package from the front porch of a house in Westbury on

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-19 14:11:45