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Parents who tortured children get life after hearing victims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with parole possible after 25 years.


Two 18-year-olds arrested for two robberies

STOCKTON – In recent weeks, two Stockton area pharmacies were targeted by two robbers. First, on March 26th an armed robbery occurred at a pharmacy located in the 900 block of N. Yosemite Street.


Emotional Statements from Parents, Kids in Torture Case

RIVERSIDE (AP) — A Southern California couple who pleaded guilty to locking up and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years, as well as some of the victims, made their first public comments Friday during an emotion-charged hearing where the parents were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.


Mother of missing Stockton twins in court today

STOCKTON — A report on the mental health of the mother of infant twins who have been missing for more than two years is scheduled to be discussed this morning in the courtroom of San Joaquin County Judge Richard Vlavianos.


Man arrested in Lodi on weapons charges; another an assault suspect

Wednesday was a busy day for local law enforcement, with the Lodi Police Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office both making arrests. When Lodi Police Detectives Dan Bristow and Alberto Perez conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of East Elm Street at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, t


Family and friends warmly remember slain Lodi man, 38

After 38-year-old Jered Sperling, of Lodi, was fatally shot after being carjacked in Kent, Wash. on Monday, his family and friends have been mourning the loss of their loved one.


Fire strikes Stockton Chinese restaurant

STOCKTON — A three-alarm structure fire broke out inside the kitchen of a north Stockton Chinese restaurant early today. At least 10 emergency crews responded to the blaze at the Oriental Chef just after 9 a.m. in the 7600 block of Pacific Avenue at the Hammer Ranch shopping center.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Family sues, alleges sex abuse by Stockton swim coach

STOCKTON — The family of a girl who has claimed sexual abuse at the hands of a youth swim coach has taken legal action against the swim club in which she was a member and the club's parent company.


Boyfriend of Playboy Model Accused in Killing of California Psychiatrist Is 3rd Suspect Arrested in Case

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. Records showed 27-year-old Jon Logan Kennison was booked Wednesday into the Clark County jail on murder and conspiracy charges in the sl


Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.


You’ll never guess the most expensive and affordable theme parks in California

A new survey by a vacation planning website has found that Universal Studios Hollywood is the most expensive theme park in California and Knott’s Berry Farm is the most affordable — but not for the reasons you might expect.


California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials

A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide


Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


Two Sunday services will help Stockton mark Easter

STOCKTON — Easter is the foundation of Christianity, and two different events commemorating the faithful’s belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ are planned for Sunday.


Person struck, killed by train in Stockton, police say

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — A man was killed after being struck by a freight train Wednesday morning, the Stockton Police Department said. The collision happened at about 9:15 a.m. in the area of Astor and Albany drives, according to Joe Silva, Stockton Police Department spokesman. The collision did n


California baby dies from whooping cough, health officials confirm

A baby in California has died after contracting whooping cough, officials said, marking the first such death in Orange County in more than a decade. A news release posted on Thursday by the county’s health officials did not identify the child, or list the baby’s age.


Task force looks to crack down on San Joaquin County sideshows

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — The San Joaquin County Sideshow Task Force is stepping up its efforts to end the dangerous demonstrations that include doing doughnuts and burning rubber on public streets.


Legionnaires’ Disease Found in Adjacent Stockton Youth Correctional Facilities

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Legionnaires’ disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results.