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KNIGHT'S FERRY - Authorities investigated a deputy involved shooting that took place late Sunday night.

Shortly before 11:30pm, a Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy contacted two men in a vehicle on Sonora Road. The 35 year old driver was detained and placed in the back of the patrol car. As the deputy engaged the passenger in a brief conversation, the man ran off north and struggled with the deputy after being caught.

During the struggle, the deputy fired his gun, striking the passenger. He was transported to the emergency room. The deputy was treated and released from the hospital.

Authorities are conducting an investigation of the shooting. The passenger's condition was not available at time of publication.

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LOS BANOS - Two officers and a suspect were injured in a shooting early Monday morning at an apartment complex.

The incident happened at about 6:30am at the apartments at the end of Gilbert Gonzalez Jr Drive. 

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One building in the complex was taped off as investigators worked the area. Los Banos Police and Merced County Sheriff officials were both at the complex during the investigation.

Early reports indicate the suspect and officers were involved in a struggle with each other and was able to get a hold of one of an officer's gun. The suspect was also shot.

Their conditions at time of publication were not available.

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Authorities with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office have identified a man found dead near southeast Turlock early Tuesday morning as 36 year old Norberto Martinez. His body was found near the 1500 block of Golf Road at about 1:45am Tuesday. Martinez was found on the side of the road with a gunshot wound.

Later in the day a fire destroyed a vacant home on the property, it's unclear wether there is a connection between both incidents.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact detective Cory Brown at 209-567 4485.

So far no arrests have been made in the case.

The 18 year old accused of crashing and killing her 14 year old sister while under the influence and live streaming video of the incident pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.

18 year old Obdulia Sanchez faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence as well as others. If convicted she could face more than 13 years in state prison.

The crash happened Friday near Los Banos. 14 year old Jacqueline Sanchez and another 14 year old passenger were both asleep in the back of the vehicle when the crash occurred. Neither were wearing a seatbelt and were ejected.

Jacqueline was killed and the video has gone viral, the other teen suffered significant leg injuries.

Ceres Police are searching for a man who stabbed a woman after an argument on a bus Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened near the intersection of Hatch Road and Richland Avenue shortly after 1:30pm. Authorities with the Ceres Police Department say the man and woman were involved in an argument on the bus.

As the woman was exiting, the man approached her and stabbed her in the back. He is described as being a caucasian man between 50 and 60 years old. He is about five feet ten inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

The suspect was seen wearing a gray mechanic style uniform and carried what looked like a small black tool box. He's known to ride the bus regularly but authorities don't know his identity.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Bryan Ferreira at (209) 538-5616

Today's weather forecast indicates it will be sunny and hot with a High near 100. Tonight will be clear with a low around 71.

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MODESTO - A Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy and a suspect were both taken to hospitals following an early morning traffic stop.

The incident occurred shortly before 1:30am near the intersection of Crows Landing Road and Rio Grande Avenue. Early indications suggest the officials conducting the traffic stop struggled with the occupant of the stopped vehicle who became combative. A weapon may have been located in the vehicle.

During the struggle, a deputy requested backup and two ambulances. Additional Stanislaus Deputies and Modesto PD officers responded to assist. There were also indications that a taser was deployed. The injuries sustained and circumstances are still unclear. Both were rushed to hospitals.

Further details will be posted as they become available.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:58

Body Reported Found in Canal

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STANISLAUS COUNTY - A body was reported found in a canal Wednesday morning.

The incident was called in to the California Highway Patrol at about 7:36am on Taylor Road about a half mile west of Crows Landing Road.

At time of publication there were no further details available.

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MODESTO - Enochs High School was locked down Tuesday afternoon after a report of an armed student in a class room.

Early reports indicate the student was in a classroom with a gun in a backpack. The classroom was evacuated and the school was placed on lockdown. An administrator at the school attempted to confiscate the student's backpack, but the student refused to comply.

Police responded and made contact with the student and took him into custody at about 1:00pm. There were no reports of injuries.

Further details will be posted as information becomes available.

UPDATE:  Authorities report no gun was found, but a case used for sunglasses that may have been confused as a gun was located.

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 14:49

Housing Market Leans in Favor of Sellers

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MODESTO - With rents increasing, more people are looking to buy a home. This is creating an advantageous leverage for those looking to sell their homes.

RJ Tapia and his wife Charlene are real estate and loan professionals respectively, and say for those looking to sell their homes now is the time to do it. RJ is a Realtor™ with Allison James Estates and Homes, his wife Charlene is a loan officer with PrimeLending.


On the loan side, Charlene stresses the importance of knowing your credit. Knowing where your credit stands can make all the difference in acquiring a loan.

Charlene also encourages curious first-time buyers to look into qualifying for down payment assistance. She says there are several types of loans available and can see which ones are a good fit for applicants.

The Tapias can also help look at refinancing and loans for building a home. For more information, you can contact them at:


RJ Tapia

Allison James Estates and Homes

CalBRE # 02001473

(209) 857-0487

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Charlene Tapia

Prime Lending

NMLS #1459753

(209) 857-2064

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