Good morning, here's our morning bulletin with quick news updates.
MODESTO - An injured bicyclist who fell into Dry Creek was rescued by firefighters Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews responded to a call at Dry Creek shortly before 6:00pm. According to Modesto Fire Department Battalion Chief Randy Anderson, the bicyclist miscalculated a bump on the biking trail along the creek and fell about 20 feet. The bicyclist suffered a broken leg, and his bike came to land a short distance away in the water.
Firefighters and paramedics stabilized the bicyclist and used a basket and ladder to remove him from the creek area.
Anderson indicated that some of the trail areas are better suited for advanced riders, and it is always a good idea to ride with a friend.
DELHI - A Merced County Sheriff deputy wounded in a shootout is expected to recover from his wounds.
The incident happened late Thursday afternoon just before 6:00pm, as authorities were responding to a residence on the 16200 block of Harmony Ranch Drive. The call was to investigate a domestic disturbance at the home of 38 year old Jose Torres, according to officials.
As the deputies arrived, Torres opened fire, striking 47 year old Deputy Alex Barba twice. His partner, 39 year old Deputy Adam Leuchner, returned fire striking and killing Torres. Deputy Barba was transported to a hospital in Modesto by air ambulance, where he underwent surgery. His outlook is good and is expected to survive.
"I was at home having dinner with my family when I got the call," one official at the scene said. "My understanding is he was in good spirits and positive after being shot. He is a strong man."
MODESTO - Fire crews battled a blaze that caused significant damage to a central Modesto home early Friday morning.
The fire was reported shortly before 1:00am at a home on the 500 block of James Street. Arriving crews located a home with visible fire throughout the interior of the structure, with flames also shooting out of windows on three sides of the home.
Fire crews went to work to prevent the fire from reaching threatened neighboring homes. Firefighters entered the home to continue extinguishing the fire and conduct a search. The home was later determined to be vacant.
Damage was estimated at $70,000 and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
DELHI - A Merced County Sheriff's Deputy was critically injured during a shooting while investigating a domestic disturbance Thursday afternoon.
MODESTO - Emergency crews responded to a report of a structure fire on McHenry Avenue Monday afternoon.