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Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives have launched a criminal investigation into a Modesto funeral home that lost its right to cremate or bury bodies.
A communitys strength can be measured in many ways. One of them is how residents respond to those in need. The Bee is proud to again be a co-sponsor of Kids Day, a fund-raiser that benefits at-risk boys and girls at The Salvation Armys Red Shield Center in south Modesto.
Stanislaus County officials are working on a project to relieve traffic congestion on Claribel Road, east of McHenry Avenue. The $15.2 million effort will widen Claribel to four lanes from McHenry to Oakdale Road and put a signal at the Coffee Road intersection.
A prosecutor's office in Iowa contacted columnist Jeff Jardine in an attempt to reach and return $300 to a now-closed reward foundation. The office agreed to donate to the Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers instead.
It's a virtual institution in Ripon and a longtime favorite for hungry travelers on Highway 99, but the Barnwood Restaurant will close for good this month after 33 years.
Seated and still in uniform 10 minutes after the final pitch, many of the Modesto Nuts stared blankly into the back of their lockers, as if there were answers in the wood grain.
Dairy farmers Monday urged the state yet again to boost minimum prices they get from processors. Western United Dairymen, based in Modesto, and allied groups asked the California Department of Food and Agriculture to increase the price for milk that is made into cheese. They said dairy farmers continue to go out of business because of a mismatch between milk prices and production costs, especially that of feed corn.
Lily Fern Weatherford began singing southern gospel music in the 1940s when she joined her husband, Earl, in his quartet in in Long Beach.
What purpose did the article serve in detailing the personal marital, financial and legal struggles of the Fowler family, especially since there is no apparent connection to the tragic death of Leila Fowler?
Russia's point man on Syria and on its relations with the U.S. on Tuesday turned his attention toward a subject close to Russian hearts - alleged vote theft at the Eurovision Song Contest.