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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.


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.


Tough week for Lady Reds

Gustine fell to Southern League softball foes Waterford and Mariposa last week in a tough pair of games for the Lady Reds. Mariposa wrapped up the week with a 10-0 win over host Gustine Thursday.


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


Officials: Illegal Dumping Is Becoming A Safety Issue In Stanislaus County

STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — Families in the south Modesto area say piles of trash are taking over their driveways and streets. Stanislaus County leaders agree Illegal dumping has become a serious safety issue.


Man who fell in Folsom Lake ID'd; search suspended

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — Authorities said Thursday they had called off the search for a man who fell in Folsom Lake over the weekend. Alexander Ham, 29, was reported missing Sunday evening after his jet ski capsized. He had been at the lake with a friend, but the two became separated at som


Stanislaus County looks for funds to clean alley ways

Stanislaus County is looking to allocate funds to help clean up alley ways. Residents say there is a lot of trash in the alleys, including dumped tires, dumped couches and even a boat.


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.


California murder probe prompts Amber Alert for 15-year-old girl

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a California teenager after investigators learned she was last seen with her mother and a man who are suspects in a murder and considered "armed and dangerous."


Family seeking justice for Lodi woman found dead in car in rural Stanislaus County

STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — A woman’s body was found inside a vehicle in rural Stanislaus County on Monday. Now homicide detectives are searching for the victim’s boyfriend in connection to her death.


3 Bystanders Rescue Driver Who Crashed Into Modesto Canal After Having Medical Emergency

MODESTO (CBS13) – Authorities are crediting three good Samaritans with helping rescue a driver who crashed into a Modesto canal Thursday morning. The incident happened near East Briggsmore and Roselle avenues.


Man identified in possible drowning at Folsom Lake

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — Authorities have identified a man who's been missing on Folsom Lake since Sunday as 29-year-old Alexander Ham of Vineyard, California. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Ham was reported missing around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.


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.


Thousands in California may owe state taxes because of technical glitch

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The California Franchise Tax Board says a technical glitch error resulted in thousands of possibly incorrect refunds. As the FTB worked to review those more than 23,000 returns some local tax preparers said they had no idea about this error. They are bracing for calls from clien


3 Convicted In California Of Trafficking Cocaine Worth $28M

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal prosecutors say three South American men face life in prison after being convicted in California of trafficking $28 million worth of cocaine on the open ocean.


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.


Husband and father of homeless woman killed by Caltrans machine have filed separate suits

The widower of a homeless woman who died in August after being struck by California Department of Transportation machinery along a highway in Modesto has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the state and the driver.


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.


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.


California Pols React to Release of Mueller Report

California's political heavyweights weighed in on the Mueller report. Melissa Caen reports. (4-18-19)