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STANISLAUS COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to a traffic collision on Highway 120 Monday morning.

The crash was reported near Sawyer Avenue and Highway 120 at about 10:45am according to the California Highway Patrol. Early reports indicate the crash involved a gray pickup truck and a white sedan.

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One occupant of a vehicle was said to have suffered a major injury to their right arm. Several fire crews and an air ambulance responded to the scene.

Highway 120 was not blocked by the collision.

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Friday, 29 March 2019 11:09

Fire Tears Through Waterford Restaurant

WATERFORD - A Fire caused major damage to restaurant Friday morning.

The fire was reported shortly before 10:30am at a restaurant near the corner of Yosemite Boulevard and F Street. 

Arriving Firefighters noted smoke from the front of the building. Soon after, flames and heavy smoke tore through the roof of the business.

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Live power lines collapsed as they burned, causing a hazard for emergency personnel.

Yosemite was closed to traffic as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

At publication time, there was no word on a cause or an available damage estimate.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:29

Man Shot in West Modesto

MODESTO - A man was shot while walking in a West Modesto neighborhood Tuesday night.

The shooting was reported in the area of Walnut and Jefferson Streets shortly after 9:00pm. Early reports indicate the victim may have been approached by someone acquainted and shot in the arm.

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Medical personnel responded to treat the victim who was said to be up and walking. Police responded to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this case can call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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KNIGHTS FERRY - A fund raiser via GoFundMe was established for Matilda Ortiz, the child lost in the Stanislaus River Sunday afternoon.

The 5 year old child was recovered after a nearly four day search by volunteer divers Wednesday afternoon who were experienced with swift water rescue. Her body was located not far from the Knights Ferry Campground.

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Matilda was visiting the park with family. Relatives of the child indicated she wanted to dip her toes in the water. Shortly after, the child fell in. One relative had a hold of the child, but the current pulled her away.

Rescue crews searched in the following days as conditions remained unsafe in the water. A boat and helicopter were used to search the waterway, as family and friends continued their efforts by using ropes to pull away branches and snags from the river’s edge.

Matilda, who suffered from autism, was recovered about 4:45pm Wednesday. A fundraiser via GoFundMe was established to raise funds for funeral arrangements. Anyone wishing to donate can do so by CLICKING HERE.

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STOCKTON - Firefighters battled a blaze that burned a residential building twice Friday afternoon, displacing several occupants.

Shortly before 6pm, firefighters responded to the home near the intersection of Channel and Aurora for a report of a fire. Arriving crews were met with heavy fire from the rear of the home on the second floor and attic.

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Fire crews battled the blaze and upgraded to a second alarm to bring more resources to the scene. In total, 13 occupants and at least one pet were displaced from their units.

Fire officials noted that a neighboring building that was damaged in a previous fire began to burn as well, but firefighters worked quickly to prevent it from spreading.

About three hours later, the building caught fire again. Responding firefighters made quick work of the second blaze. No cause or damage estimate was available, and no injuries were reported.

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MODESTO - Police investigated a shooting early Friday afternoon at a strip mall.

At about noon, police responded to a report of a person shot on the 3100 block of McHenry Avenue.

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One person was transported to the hospital, their condition was unknown.

Authorities taped off the parking lot to investigate the events leading up to the shooting.

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MODESTO - Authorities closed Highway 99 early Thursday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

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At about 12:49am, officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on the highway near Pelandale Avenue.

Early reports indicate the involved motorist called 911.

Two lanes of the highway were closed while officers investigated the crash. Traffic was diverted off to Standiford Avenue.

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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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