‘Why aren’t you shooting me?’ Deputies recount tense Tuolumne standoff

The response last month to a report of a despondent, armed man in Tuolumne County included two members of the Sheriff’s Office’s newly formed Crisis Negotiation Team. Cpl. Carl Benson and his team leader, Sgt. Vic Serrano, just happened to be on patrol in the early hours of Nov. 21, and the ensuing standoff of six and a half hours became a trial by gunfire for the men.

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Oakdale Rolls To Section Title

The Oakdale Mustangs overwhelmed Christian Brothers of Sacramento 51-14 for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III title on Friday night, Dec. 2, 2016, at Stockton, Calif. (By Ron Agostini/ragostini@modbee.com)
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Oakdale Rolls To Section Title 2:35

Oakdale Rolls To Section Title

Sound bites: Oakdale whips Christian Brothers in D-III final 3:33

Sound bites: Oakdale whips Christian Brothers in D-III final

Parade float up in flames because of cigarette thrown out car window 0:40

Parade float up in flames because of cigarette thrown out car window

Surveillance video reveals Stanislaus County Christmas decoration thefts 0:58

Surveillance video reveals Stanislaus County Christmas decoration thefts