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Good Samaritans jump into Modesto canal, pull driver from water

MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Three men in Modesto helped get a driver out of a vehicle after it fell into a canal, the Modesto Police Department said Thursday. The vehicle went into the canal on East Briggsmore Avenue, west of Roselle Avenue, after the driver had a medical emergency, police said.


Photos: Newman K-9 Crab Feed

The Newman Police K-9 Association hosted its annual fund-raising crab feed Saturday night. A large crowd, estimated at 1,000 guests, packed the FDES Hall dining hall and an adjacent tent brought in to provide overflow seating. Silent auctions and drawings for prizes were among the evening’s activiti


Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.


Variety show opens April 26 at WS Theatre

NEWMAN - A variety show featuring more than 30 performers will open a six-show run Friday, April 26, on the West Side Theatre stage. The West Side Players production of “That’s Entertainment” features an array of musical and dance numbers as well as comedy skits.


Southern California hit by tiny earthquakes every 3 minutes, study finds

WASHINGTON -- There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in Southern California - 10 times more than seismologists had thought. But most of those earthquakes are so tiny that no one feels them.


Accused killer of NPD officer pleads not guilty

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge last Thursday reinstated the criminal proceedings against the suspect accused of killing Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh during a Dec. 26 traffic stop.


Mueller Report: He would have exonerated Trump if he could, but couldn't based on his findings

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarte


Man accused of killing Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh enters plea in court

Gustavo Perez Arriaga pled not guilty to the murder of Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh in Stanislaus Superior Court Thursday. Investigators say Arriaga shot and killed Cpl. Singh after being pulled over for a DUI stop near the intersection of Merced Street and Eucalyptus Avenue on Dec. 26. They say A


Sacramento Still In Hunt For MLS Team, League Expanding To 30 Teams

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Major League Soccer just made two big announcements. The league has invited Sacramento and Saint Louis to make formal presentations to the MLS Expansion Committee regarding their bids.


Newman wages annual campaign against invasive mistletoe

NEWMAN - The city recently wrapped up its annual campaign against mistletoe. That routine effort to keep the parasitic plant in check culminated with the City Council authorizing 18 abatement notices for properties whose owners did not comply with notices to remove mistletoe from trees for which the


Three Men Rescue Driver From Partially Submerged Vehicle in Modesto Canal

MODESTO — Three men rescued a driver from a canal on East Briggsmoore Avenue, west of Roselle Avenue, Thursday morning. The Modesto Police Department said the driver had a medical emergency, causing them to drive into the canal.


Third Person Arrested In Vegas In Slaying Of California Doctor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas.


California cold case rape, killings of 2 women linked to dead inmate in Washington

More than four decades after two women along California's central coast were raped and murdered, officials revealed Wednesday that DNA from an old razor has linked the cold case killings to a man who died of cancer while in prison.


Amber Alert issued for missing California teen

Two murder suspects considered "armed and dangerous" in California were last seen driving a car with a Nevada license plate. It's believed the teen daughter of one of the suspects is with them.


SurveyUSA poll: Minority in SoCal agree Trump 'completely exonerated' after Barr's release

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian interference released to the public Thursday, a poll by SurveyUSA finds a minority of Southern Californians believe the report completely exonerates President Donald Trump.


Man badly burned while trying to melt plastic jug of gas

Authorities say a man has suffered third-degree burns over half of his body while trying to melt a plastic jug full of gasoline in a Northern California parking lot. The Modesto Bee says it happened Wednesday night in a Target store parking lot.


Modesto Neighbors Want City to do Something About Dangerous Intersection Near Elementary School

MODESTO -- People who live near Lucern and El Vecino avenues in Modesto say it is a dangerous intersection, especially for kids walking to and from school. Vickie Sperry, who lives near the intersection, told FOX40 she watches cars speeding up and down her street every day.


Ripon Police inundated with calls for teens playing a mock execution game

RIPON, Calif. — The Ripon Police Department says they have been inundated with calls about high school students playing a mock execution game with water guns. They're playing a game called "Water Wars" where students will buy in to play and they're given a name of another student to target.


Men Suspected Of Breaking Into Caltrans Yard, Stealing Rebar Set For Bridge Project

MODESTO (CBS13) – Authorities say they were able to catch the suspects who stole a bunch of rebar from a Caltrans yard due to their poor driving. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department says some men recently broke into the yard, cut up some rebar, loaded up their van and took off.


Entekra Expands To Factory Site in Modesto, California

Entekra LLC, an off-site construction startup, will locate its new $35-million manufacturing factory in Modesto, California. According to company officials, the new 200,000-square-foot facility will be the most technologically advanced construction-related factory in North America and will facilitat