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Modesto police arrest suspected ‘prolific burglars,’ find identity theft operation

Detectives have arrested two men known to investigators as “prolific burglars” who are suspected of targeting homes near Vintage Faire Mall and parked vehicles at Modesto Junior College, police officials said Friday.


Retiring after 32 years as Ripon Elementary secretary

Debbie King is retiring after serving 32 years as the Ripon Elementary School office secretary. King, along with her parents Bill and Betty Webb, moved to Ripon when she entered the fourth grade at Ripona School when Robert Prewitt was principal. Her mom, Betty, now 79 and dad Bill, 81, opened the s


Going bankrupt won’t stop lawsuit against white nationalist, Modesto judge decides

An Oakdale white nationalist can’t duck a lawsuit stemming from Charlottesville violence by declaring bankruptcy just before trial, a federal judge in Modesto ruled Thursday.


McCusker thanked for his service as Ripon planning commissioner

Brinton McCusker was honored twice at Tuesday’s Ripon City Council meeting. The former Planning Commissioner was recognized with a proclamation – a show of appreciation for his commitment to improve all areas of the community – from the City.


Governor says California will sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday.


BOYS HOOPS: Ripon Christian finds its shooting touch against Reds

RIPON — The Ripon Christian Knights made it rain 3s Wednesday against Gustine. Try 11 from beyond the arc in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs.


Houseboat Discovered Under I-5 Overpass In Stockton During Illegal Camp Cleanup

STOCKTON (CBS13) – Authorities cleaning up illegal encampments in Stockton discovered that someone had parked a whole houseboat under an overpass. California Highway Patrol’s Stockton division was helping Caltrans with the cleanup on Friday.


Cardoza, Garcia qualify for state tournament

STOCKTON – Ripon’s Katelyn Cardoza and Sierra’s Alexa Garcia are going to the California State Wrestling Championships. Cardoza (131 pounds) and Garcia (160) both won their first two matches by pin Friday at Lincoln High School in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Girls Regional Tournament and as such can finish


Snow Too Thick to Plow Keeps Skiers from California Resorts

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


Students, Parents Rally Behind Fired Campus Supervisor after Altercation

MODESTO -- A growing number of students, parents and teachers in Modesto are now signing a petition to get a Modesto City Schools employee his job back. Richard Meeker was a Downey High School campus supervisor who was caught on camera fighting with a teen, but Meeker says the video only tells a por


Ripon star QB signs with NAIA powerhouse

Ryan Daggett is going to one of winningest programs in college football. The Ripon High senior quarterback made it official Wednesday, inking his National Letter of Intent to play for Carroll College located in Montana's capital city, Helena.


Hawks advance to final four in SJS D-IV boys basketball playoffs

GALT — Same round but better outcome this time for the Liberty Ranch High boys basketball team. Hosting Bear River in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV quarterfinal game at The Hawks Nest on Friday, top-seed Liberty Ranch busted free from a halftime tie. That led to Liberty Ranch posting an 82-64


$1.9 Million to Be Spent on Ridding California Marshlands of Giant Rodents

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.


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.


Teenager injured in west Modesto shooting; gun found at the scene

A teenager was injured late Thursday in shooting in west Modesto, and investigators on Friday were looking for a suspect. The 18-year-old man suffered nonlife-threatening gunshot wounds, said Modesto police Sgt. Kalani Souza. The young man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was tre


Feds find more than 200 pounds of cocaine in floor boards of ship at California port

Federal agents uncovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine hidden beneath the floorboards of two cargo ships at a California port, according to the Customs and Border Protection department (CPS).


Brother of Slain Oakdale Man Speaks Out

OAKDALE -- Cody Sorensen spent a lot of time at the Oakdale rodeo, he even mentored some kids. But now, his family is heartbroken and still trying to come to terms with him being gone.


Modesto men arrested in Tuloumne County after meth found during CHP traffic stop

JAMESTOWN — Two Modesto men were arrested Wednesday after they were found with a “large quantity” of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Tuolumne County, the California Highway Patrol reported.


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.


Fire damages southwest Ceres house. Piles of junk outside complicate response

A fire Friday afternoon heavily damaged a house in a southwest Ceres alley strewn with junk. The call came at about 3:30 p.m. to an alley behind the 2300 block of Walnut Avenue, just west of Central Avenue.