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2 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Three jailed murder suspects accused of attacking a fourth

A ranking member of a Norteño street gang regiment implicated in several home invasion robberies and three homicides was stabbed multiple times inside the Stanislaus County Jail over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Waterford man pleads guilty in child's bathtub drowning

A Waterford man accused of murder on Tuesday pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter in the drowning of his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter six years ago.

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Related Topix: Waterford, CA

The Modesto Bee

Theft of audio equipment ends in chase, search

Suspects believed to have fled on foot from a vehicle in an orchard off Clark Road near Blue Gum in Modesto, Ca.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Salida, CA

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate edged up in March

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate edged up to 13.6 percent in March, which was 0.3 percent more than the previous month.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Merced County, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, Tuolumne County, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Turlock weighs hiring consultant to propose district boundaries

Turlock is among the many entities around the state that are looking to change from at-large elections, which critics say do not provide enough representation to Latinos.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Modesto, CA, US News, US Supreme Court, Ceres, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Possible murder weapon located in Stevinson homicide

Merced County Sheriff's detectives have found a firearm in the Delta Mendota Canal in Stanislaus County believed to have been used to kill a man in Stevinson in February.

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Related Topix: Stevinson, CA, Merced County, CA, Crows Landing, CA, Merced, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Ex-detective's husband and father will stand trial in Stanislaus County

A judge on Monday determined there is enough evidence for the husband and father of a former Stanislaus County sheriff's detective to stand trial, accused of conspiring to forcibly enter rental homes owned by their family.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Home Gardening, Home, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Around the Region

Sons in Retirement , an organization of retired men who have joined together to avoid boredom, will be having a monthly meeting featuring reading specialist Sheila Efflandt of Modesto Institute of Continued Learning at Modesto Junior College.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Electronic, Salida, CA, Denair, CA

The Modesto Bee

Woman arrested in theft of autism walk donations in Turlock

A woman suspected of stealing donations intended for an autism walk was being held today at the Stanislaus County Jail.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Social Software, Modesto, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Modesto Bee

News & Notes

Stanislaus County Public Works Director Matt Machado will discuss a public works update for Salida.

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Related Topix: Salida, CA, Turlock, CA, Modesto, CA, Commerce, CA

The Modesto Bee

Law and Order

A man who appeared to be drunk waved what appeared to be a gun at employees of a business in the 300 block of Paradise Road at 10:51 a.m. Saturday, then walked out, Modesto police reported.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Defense attorney challenges Fladager for Stanislaus County district attorney

Questions swirling around a homicide investigation and prosecutors' dispute with a judge are two of the issues that make this year's race for Stanislaus County district attorney so heated.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Turlock, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Fire destroys large metal shop building, shed and carport near Keyes

A large metal shop and outbuildings at a farm on Gondring Road east of Keyes caught fire Saturday afternoon and continued to burn into the evening.

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Related Topix: Fire, Keyes, CA, Modesto, CA, Ceres, CA

The Modesto Bee

Challenge by deputy Letras eerily familiar to Christianson

Deputies Tom Letras, left, and Andrew Winter, right, stand ready as locksmith Robert Owlsley, center, drills out the lock at a home on Barbera Way in Modesto on Feb. 14, 2013.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, Ceres, CA

The Modesto Bee

Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

In this March 25, 2014 photo, inmates carry their belongings as they enter the new 192-bed facility at the Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto, Calif.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Modesto, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Man pleads not guilty in body in freezer case

A Central Valley man has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge stemming from a body found inside a freezer at his auto body shop.

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Related Topix: Ceres, CA

The Modesto Bee

Modesto councilman challenges Dick Monteith for District 4 seat on Stanislaus County board

Dick Monteith is seeking a third term on what is sometimes considered Modesto's seat on Stanislaus County's Board of Supervisors.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, San Jose, CA, Ceres, CA, Prison

The Modesto Bee

Candidates for sheriff, district attorney in Stanislaus County set for public debates

The four candidates for two offices – Sheriff Adam Christianson and deputy Tom Letras, and District Attorney Birgit Fladager and defense attorney Frank Carson – will appear at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kirk Lindsey Center, 1020 10th St., Suite 102, Modesto at an event hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce and the King-Kennedy ... (more)

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Related Topix: Carson, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Modesto police chief looks at ways to protect core services

An officer with the Stanislaus County Drug Enforcement Agency helps eradicate pot plants in west Stanislaus County on Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Drug Enforcement Administration

Free Republic

California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate rises slightly to 8.1%

California's economy added 11,800 net new jobs in March, a meager showing after robust gains the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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Related Topix: California, Madera County, CA, Merced County, CA, San Joaquin County, CA

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