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Thursday, 07 March 2019 01:09

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle, Highway Closed

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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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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 16:23

Flash Flood Warnings Issued For Tuolumne County

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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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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 17:32

Sheriff Detectives Investigate Shooting Death

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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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Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:35

Modesto Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

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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

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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

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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.