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  • MERCED - A police officer and suspect involved in a shootout were both injured during a traffic stop early Saturday morning, officials say. The incident happened at about 2:30am near the intersection of 22nd and H Streets. An officer stopped a vehicle at the location and asked for an additional officer to assist. As the officer approached the vehicle, one of the occupants opened fire, striking the officer. An investigator at the scene said the officer was hit twice. Officers returned fire on the suspect vehicle as it attempted to flee. It was later found abandoned in an alleyway about a
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    Officer, Suspect Injured in Merced Traffic Stop Shootout

  • Leonard Nimoy, the actor immortalized as Star Trek's Spock, passed away Friday morning at 8:40am in his Bel Air home. Nimoy died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The announcement came on Nimoy's official Twitter account by a grandchild. Nimoy was thrust into instant stardom as Spock when Star Trek premiered on NBC on September 8th, 1966. In one of his books about the character, he wrote "In Spock I finally found the best of both worlds: to be widely accepted in public approval and yet continue to play the insulated alien character." In an interview with Pharrell Williams, Nimoy
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    Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

  • MODESTO - A powdery susbstance closed the northbound lanes of South 9th Street near Highway 99 late Friday morning. Fire crews received a report of a powder spilled in the roadway and closed off the Highway 99 offramp, and 9th Street at Pecos Avenue. The department of environmental resources was called out to assist in identifying the substance. One witness said he saw a pickup truck drop what appeared to be a sack. The driver stopped and picked it back up and drove off, he said. We will post further details as they become available.
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    HazMat Investigation Closes South 9th Street

  • STOCKTON - A shooting just after noon on Thursday left one man dead and two others injured. The shooting happened on the 200 block of South Oro Avenue as three men stood outside their homes. The suspect reportedly walked by and opened fire on in the direction of the homes, striking three adult men. They were taken to a hospital where one later died. Deputies taped off a section of the block as detectives investigated. According to Les Garcia, a Sheriff's Department Spokesperson, the suspect was seen fleeing the area by many witnesses who were cooperating with authorities. Garcia also said
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    One Man Killed, Two Others Injured During Shooting

  • MODESTO - A team of agents including Homeland Security and Department of Defense served a warrant on a home Thursday morning. An agent confirmed to CVTV that a search warrant was being served on the River Road home, but could not specify further, and referred further inquiries to a public affairs agent in Los Angeles. The agencies involved included Homeland Security Investigations, Defense Criminal Investigation Services, and Customs Enforcement. Several witnesses observing the activity indicated the resident was employed by the government. We will post further information as authorities release details.
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    Federal Warrant Served at Modesto Home

  • MODESTO - A school locked itself down as a precaution after a man was shot in the stomach around the corner Tuesday afternoon. The shooting happened during the 1:00pm hour near the area of Ensenada Drive just east of Coffee Road. Police received reports of several shots heard in the area. As they responded, they located a victim near Celeste Drive with a gunshot wound to the stomach. Police spokeswoman Heather Graves said everyone fled in different directions. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injury. The victim's age was not available at time of publication. A
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    School Locks Down After Shooting

  • STOCKTON - Police are investigating an early morning shooting that happened on Monday. The shooting was reported just before 7am on the 2300 block of South Sacramento Street in a neighborhood just west of the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. One victim, a 13 year old boy identified by family members as Rayshawn Harris, was found shot in a driveway. Early reports indicate the he was leaving for school. First responders pronounced him deceased at the scene. Police suspect there may be a gang element involved in the shooting. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Stockton Police
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    Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

  • MODESTO - Police rushed to a residence on the 2000 block of Floyd Avenue Sunday afternoon after a report of a shooting that injured one person. The incident was dispatched after 12:30pm. Police received a report of a person injured by gun fire and found one person suffering from a wound in a driveway of a home. A person who may have been responsible for the shooting was detained in the area of Floyd and Pridmore Avenues. At time of publication, officers were searching for the weapon. The victim was rushed to a hospital, early indications suggest the injuries were not
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    One Person Injured in Floyd Avenue Shooting