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  • MODESTO - Several residents were displaced by a two alarm fire that damaged an apartment complex Monday afternoon. The fire was reported just after 3:00pm at an apartment complex at 1801 Coffee Road, just north of Briggsmore Avenue. As crews were responding, Battalion Chief Hugo Patino with the Modesto Fire Department noticed a column of smoke coming from the area of the fire. He then requested the response to upgrade to a second alarm. Smoke and fire from two units was visible on arrival. Crews were able to knock down the flames and keep them from spreading to additional units. Patino
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    Two Alarm Fire Damages Apartments

  • WEST STANISLAUS COUNTY - Several brush fires along Interstate 5 reduced visibility along the highway Monday afternoon. The fires were reported at about 2:45pm. Firefighters from West Stanislaus County, Merced County and Cal Fire responded to extinguish the fires. California Highway Patrol was requested to control traffic as visibility was reduced to zero. Fire crews noted smoke blowing across the highway causing a traffic hazard. We will have further updates as they become available.
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    Brush Fires Reduce Highway Visibility

  • MODESTO - Police are investigating an armed robbery of a business that occurred Monday morning. The incident was reported at about 10:30am near the area of Oakdale Road and Surrey Avenue. Early reports indicate a recycling center was robbed by a man armed with a gun. The suspect was described as an African-American male adult wearing a hoodie and mask. He was said to be armed with a gun and fled in a vehicle just before officers arrived. The man was confronted by a citizen who was able to recover the stolen money to be returned. Officers searched the area but
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    Police Investigate Armed Robbery

  • STOCKTON - A man was taken to a hospital after suffering a gunshot wound Sunday night. Police received a report of a person shot at about 10:40pm Sunday near the 2100 block of Baja Court. When they arrived they located a person with an injury to the ankle. Reports indicate the person was shot while driving a vehicle through an underpass on Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. The victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of the injury. There was no suspect description available at time of publication.
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    Man Shot While Driving

  • MODESTO - A local teen organized a charity event that was held Sunday morning to benefit pets in need. Modesto High School Sophomore Cecilia Garcia saw a gap to fill in for pets in need within the community. She organized and launched Modesto Paws Rescue Club. Its mission is to re-home stray animals and provide supplies and services to pets, particularly those belonging to the homeless and less fortunate. The club is volunteer and donation driven, depending on local businesses and other community partners. Some of those donations include dog food, treats, toys, bowls, collars, leashes and sanitary items. Volunteers with
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    Teen Organizes Pet Charity Event

  • STOCKTON - A man was injured after being struck by a bullet in a drive by shooting Sunday afternoon. The incident happened just after 6:30pm on the 1500 block of Spring Street. Early reports indicate the victim was a 24 year old man. He was reportedly struck in the leg. Police responded to the area to investigate, no suspect information or condition of the victim was available at time of publication. We will post further updates as information becomes available.
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    Man Injured in Drive By Shooting

  • LODI - Emergency crews responded to a vehicle collision on Interstate 5 near Turner Road Sunday afternoon that claimed the life of at least one person. The crash was reported at about 4:19pm near Northbound I-5 at the Turner Road exit. A dark vehicle spun out and collided into the center divide according to the CHP. Witnesses reported seeing first responders performing CPR on some of the occupants of the vehicle. At least one died at the scene. Traffic in both directions slowed down for emergency crews. The cause of the collision is under investigation.
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    Fatal Crash Reported Near Lodi

  • STANISLAUS COUNTY - A home was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon on Fulkerth Road near Turlock. The fire was reported at about 2:20pm with fire crews responding from various agencies. Responding crews noted a heavy column of dark smoke from a distance and requested the aid of additional agencies. On arrival, the home showed heavy smoke and fire from the front of the building. Several firefighters fought back flames as the fire ripped through the house. A cause and damage estimate was not available at time of publication. We will have further details as they become available.
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    Fire Destroys Fulkerth Home