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  • MODESTO - Police set up a perimeter Tuesday afternoon during a search for a gunman that closed down Coffee Road. The incident began at about 2:00pm when police attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the 3100 block of Coffee Road. The white Chevy Impala pulled into a driveway and an occupant fled armed with a silver handgun. Additional officers were called to the scene to establish a perimeter in the neighborhood. The suspect was last seen jumping a fence into the neighborhood east of Coffee Road. Police would not allow any traffic into the neighborhood for safety concerns. Multiple
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    Police Search for Gunman

  • KEYES - Edward Zapata looks like an average six year old, but unfortunately has a terminal illness. Edward's rare condition, known as Gorham's disease, is a very rare illness in which the bones in the boy's body are affected. Little Edward is estimated to have about ten good years of life left. Dane Madden, a local comedian and his partners with Known Industries have taken it upon themselves to help Edward by holding a benefit comedy show to raise funds for Edward. The group also acquired a new bunk bed for the boy's home.  Edward's mother is raising and caring for
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    Stand Up for Edward

  • WATERFORD - Authorities announced the arrest of a man suspected of being responsible in a recent stabbing that injured one person. The stabbing happened last week in the area of Welch Street and Tohara Lane. Officials taped off the area to investigate the incident. During the course of the investigation, authorities took Jose Gonzalez into custody for assault with a deadly weapon and a list of other charges. Gonzalez was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail. His bail was listed at over $100,000.
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    Stabbing Suspect Arrested

  • STOCKTON - Police investigated a homicide reported late Saturday night. The incident happened just before 10:00pm Saturday night near the area of the 100 block of West Acacia Street between Madison and Commerce Streets. Early reports indicate at least one person was shot in the area. Residents in the area say they heard a person shouting to call 911. Police did not release any details or suspect information. We will post further details as they become available.
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    Homicide Reported on Acacia Street

  • MODESTO - Police responded to a report of two assault incidents near west Modesto Saturday night. Both incidents were reported at about 10:30pm. One was reported on D Street and the other on the 500 block of Laurel Avenue. Police requested an ambulance for a stabbing victim at the D Street incident, moments later a shooting was reported on Laurel Avenue. Police located a person in front of a residence with a gun shot wound. Early indications suggest a vehicle fled at high speed shortly after the shooting took place. We will post further details as they become available.
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    Police Respond to Stabbing, Shooting

  • WINTERS, CA - A wind - driven fire swept several thousand acres near Lake Berryessa Wednesday threatening several homes. The fire, which started out as a 25 acre brush fire, is believed to have started after a vehicle crashed near the lake Wednesday just before 3:00pm. Intense winds with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour at times pushed the fire toward winters, creating a column of smoke visible into Stanislaus County. By Thursday the fire had grown to 6,900 acres with only 15% containment. Click to view a video of the fire spreading and firefighting efforts.
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    On Assignment: Firefighters Battle Wragg Fire

  • MODESTO - A vigil is planned to honor the memory of the victims of the Nob Hill Court Homicides. The event is planned for Monday, July 20th at 6:00pm at Standiford Park in Modesto. Gathering and silent prayers begin at 6:00pm. Poems and prayers will be held at 7:00pm, followed by a moment of silence. Candles will be lit at 8:30pm. The event was organized by Valley Family Medicine Residency and Resident Physicians. Standiford Park is located at the corner of Tokay Avenue and La Cienega Drive.
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    Candle Light Vigil Planned for Homicide Victims

  • MODESTO - Police announced Friday that Martin Martinez, suspected in the deaths of five people over the weekend, was under investigation for a previous homicide. Police say Martin Martinez was under investigation for the homicide of 2 year old Christopher Ripley in October of 2014. The infant was admitted to a hospital with possible brain injuries and was not expected to survive. During that investigation, detectives determined that Martinez was home alone with Christopher before he was rushed to the hospital. A forensic specialist examined the evidence in the case. Police received notification on Thursday July 16th from the forensic specialist's
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    Martinez Under Investigation for Previous Homicide

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