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TUOLUMNE COUNTY - Authorities closed off several area roadways in the sierra communities in anticipation of severe weather and flash floods Wednesday afternoon.

A weather advisory indicating flash floods was issued until 5:15pm Wednesday. Authorities with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office closed several roads that were expected to flood, warning motorists not to travel through them.

“It takes just inches of water to move a car,” the warning indicated.

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Officials listed several road closures due to flooding. These included Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Campbells Flat Road, Bell Mooney Road, Sims Road, and Rawhide Road at the Woodscreek Bridge.

Sandbagging locations are available for those in need, but residents were reminded to bring their own bags and shovels. Those locations included the Road Department at the Columbia Airport, the Jamestown Yard at 18188 7th Street, the Tuolumne Yard at 18870 Birch Street, and the Groveland Yard at 11240 Wards Ferry Road in Big Oak Flat.

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CULVER CITY - Jeopardy! television game show host Alex Trebek revealed his diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

In a YouTube video published Wednesday, Trebek shared with fans he wanted to deliver the news to fans of the show directly to prevent inaccuracy and speculation regarding his health.

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“Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” he said.

Trebek plans to fight the illness through support of family, friends and prayer.

“Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years!”

Trebek, 78, has been the host of Jeopardy since 1984.

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 09:41

Truck Overturns on Highway 132

STANISLAUS COUNTY - The driver of a truck escaped serious injury after the vehicle overturned early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened shortly before 5:30am on Highway 132 near River Road. Officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a truck overturned on the shoulder of the road.

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Early reports indicated the driver of the vehicle was able to exit the vehicle and was not injured. Cal Trans crews closed the roadway and diverted traffic onto River Road while tow trucks worked to clear the crash.

By 9:00am only one lane of Highway 132 had re-opened. There was no information available regarding the cause of the crash.

 

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GROVELAND - Authorities with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal shooting Tuesday morning.

Deputies responded to a report of a woman suffering from a gun shot wound shortly after 8:00am. Arriving deputies located the victim deceased.

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Authorities provided no further information on the case but are investigating the incident as a suspicious death. Smith Station Road was closed at Highway 120 to Sutton Road.

Authorities are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Sheriff Communication Center at (209) 533-5815.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 15:04

Authorities Seek Man Who Stole Scratchers

AMADOR COUNTY - Authorities are seeking a man captured on surveillance camera suspected of stealing lottery scratchers on March 2nd.

The theft happened at about 2:00am Saturday at Jon’s Pit Stop in Jackson. In the photo, a man wearing dark pants and a gray and camo hooded sweatshirt can be seen carrying a display case carrying several lottery scratchers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Matt Girton at (209) 223-6500, or the anonymous witness line at (209) 223-4900.

Sunday, 24 February 2019 13:25

Two Teens Killed in Stockton Shooting

STOCKTON - Police investigated a shooting that claimed the life of two teenage boys early Sunday morning.

Eight minutes after midnight police were called to the 7000 block of Montauban Avenue for a report of gunfire with what appeared to be a person down on the ground. Arriving officers located the two victims, boys aged 14 and 15, suffering from gunshot wounds. One boy was pronounced deceased at the scene by medics, and the second was rushed to a hospital where he also died.

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Homicide detectives were called to the scene to take over the investigation, and worked into the late morning to determine the events leading up to the shooting. Authorities had no information or description regarding a suspect or motive.

Authorities are encouraging anyone who may have any information regarding this case to contact Police at (209) 937-8377 or Crtime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:35

Modesto Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

MODESTO - Police arrested a homicide suspect after serving several search warrants Thursday.

The arrest came after a lengthy standoff on Yosemite Meadows drive. Police SWAT officers deployed teargas at a home and made announcement over a public address system for the suspect to exit a home.

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Officers in SWAT gear and gas masks entered the home late Thursday night and cleared the residence, then began conducting yard to yard searches. The suspect was located in a neighboring residence next to the surrounded home.

In the driveway of the surrounded home, authorities located a black Range Rover covered in a tarp. It matches the vehicle described by witnesses at the scene of the fatal shooting at the CR2 bar on Sunday night.

Authorities say 22 year old Thomas Hinchman was shot and killed following a disturbance at the bar Sunday night.

The suspect who was wearing a dark hoodie was led out of the home in handcuffs and transported away in a police car.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:55

Search Warrant Prompts School Lockdowns

MODESTO - Police placed several area schools on lockdown as officers served a search warrant Thursday morning.

Freedom Elementary, Savage Middle School and Somerset Middle School were all placed on lockdown as a precaution, police said.

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The search warrant took place in the area of Merle Avenue. A large police presence, including a trailer, could be seen on roadways in the area. Traffic through the neighborhood was blocked off by officers.

Officials had no further information regarding the search warrant at time of publication. The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 10:00am

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 21:03

Two Men Shot in Ceres

CERES - Authorities investigate a shooting during a family gathering that left two men wounded Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened on Chandra Court I’m Ceres shortly before 6:00pm. Early indications suggest the shooter fled in a vehicle after firing shots at the victims.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Ceres Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:23

Officer Involved Shooting Reported in Merced

Witnesses reported seeing a police chase come to an end near a home, then gunfire.

 

 

MERCED - A pursuit ending in gunfire prompted an investigation by authorities Tuesday night.

The incident happened during the 8:00pm hour in the area of Lopes Avenue and Sydney Court. One vehicle illuminated by police spotlights appeared crashed into the garage of a home. Law enforcement officials closed off the area for investigation.

Early reports indicate the incident began as a pursuit a short distance away, and no deputies or officers were injured. The status of any involved suspects was not available at time of publication.

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