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Girl Scout cookie fans in Stanislaus County: Your day has arrived
It’s Girl Scout cookie time, Stanislaus County. For the third straight year the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California have held the Mega Cookie Drop at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Area troop leaders, parents and Scouts picked up 255,000 packages of cookies for distribution. Volunteers, staf
Long night for motorists stranded in snow as storm hits Southern California mountains
Hundreds of drivers were stranded in the Grapevine when a powerful snowstorm closed Interstate 5 for hours. As of Monday morning, the southbound 5 was back open with California Highway Patrol escorts. Northbound 5 was still closed but could reopen later this morning.
Rain-swollen Orestimba Creek floods roads near Newman
The drone video, shot above Orestimba Creek on Stanislaus County’s west side, shows a driver doing a smart thing: He or she approaches the creek, swollen above its banks and across Bell Road, then stops and turns around.
February storms soak California with 18 trillion gallons of water
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rain, rain and more rain! If you are wondering how much rain California received this month - you may find the answer startling. Eighteen trillion gallons of water have fallen in California in February, according to the National Weather Service. And the month isn't over yet.
Gov. Newsom Calls for Tougher Restrictions as California’s Illegal Pot Market Stifles Legal Sales
Before he was elected governor, Gavin Newsom was instrumental in legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California. Now, as he settles into office, he faces the challenge of fixing a system that has been slow to bloom.
Valentine’s Day drive to Newman opened new chapter for Ed, Patty Brooks
NEWMAN - A Valentine’s Day drive to Newman four years ago led Patty and Ed Brooks to their new life on the West Side. Today the couple, whose paths crossed in 2003 after each had recently left a previous relationship, have comfortably settled into their S Street home as they continue side-by-side on
2 Southern California highways reopened after storm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities have reopened two major Southern California highways that were closed because of ice and snow, stranding hundreds of motorists overnight. The California Highway Patrol says Monday that traffic started moving again around 11 a.m. Monday in northbound lanes of Interstat
Statewide mortgage fraud case began in Stanislaus County; the scheme bilked millions
A case initiated by the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office eight years ago ended this week with the sentencing of the last of six defendants convicted in a statewide mortgage fraud scheme that scammed desperate homeowners facing foreclosure and resulted in losses of about $4 million.
California woman stabbed officer after driving over 100 mph on Interstate 5, police say
A California Highway Patrol officer was stabbed in the back on Friday after pulling over a woman who had been traveling over 100 mph on Interstate 5, officials said. Haile Neil, 25, is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing the officer during the traffic stop near the town of Williams, locat
No, Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?
It’s been a dream for years in California’s sprawling Central Valley. Sleek bullet trains would race workers to and from booming Silicon Valley in the Bay Area, bridging the economic and cultural gap between urban and rural California.
California May Do Away With Speed Limits For Certain Lanes Of I-5 And Hwy. 99
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California may do away with speed limits for certain lanes on I-5 and Highway 99, in order to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases. Senator John Moorlach (R- Orange County) introduced SB 319 on Friday. If passes, it would require the Department of Transportation to built tw
Stanislaus County names a new county counsel. John Doering will retire.
Stanislaus County appointed a new county counsel, or top attorney, in a closed session Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors appointed Assistant County Counsel Thomas Boze to take over the top position March 30, when County Counsel John Doering is set to retire.
Man Shot, Killed After Fight In Parking Lot Outside Modesto Bar
MODESTO (CBS13) – Police say a man was shot and killed outside a Modesto bar Sunday night. The incident happened outside of CR2 Bar & Billiards along Oakdale Road. Modesto police say officers responded around 9 p.m. to investigate a shooting. At the scene, officers found that some sort of fight happ
Mountain lion removed from tree in California backyard
(CNN)Firefighters are well known for their cat-rescuing skills. But members of San Bernardino County Fire department faced a bigger challenge than your average trapped tabby when called to a home in California on Saturday.
Los Banos teen makes chocolate roses for every girl in school
LOS BANOS, California - A Los Banos teenager made hundreds of chocolate roses to make sure every girl in his school got one for Valentine’s Day. Daniel Herrera is an 11th grader at Pacheco High School.
This California mansion and buffalo farm owned by $180 million lottery winner is now for sale
A California construction executive who won a $180 million lottery is selling his ridge-top mansion and 865-acre property in Santa Barbara County for $26 million. Rick Knudsen, who won the Mega Millions jackpot in August 2014, is in search of another project beyond the chateau-style mansion, buffalo
Two Men Shot In Ceres After Argument
CERES (CBS13) — Investigators in Ceres are trying to figure out who shot two men Saturday afternoon. It happened on the 3500 Block of Chandra Court. Police say two cars pulled up in front of a house where the two men were standing.
California man faces hate crime charges after punching 7-Eleven clerk, saying he 'hated Muslims'
A homeless California man was charged with a hate crime after he allegedly punched and threw hot coffee on a 7-Eleven employee on Wednesday and claimed he "hated Muslims," officials said.
California's gun seizure program hits hurdles
Authorities in California are struggling to enforce a state law that permits officials to seize firearms from people with previous criminal convictions or mental health issues – running into staffing and budgetary issues that have contributed to a massive backlog of guns marked for confiscation.
4 dead, driver arrested in suspected DUI crash in Southern California
SANTA ANA (AP) - Authorities say four people have been killed in a suspected DUI crash at a Southern California intersection. Police arrested the 28-year-old driver of a Jeep that investigators say sped through a red light and crashed into a pickup truck around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in Santa Ana.