A judge ordered Jose Fajardo to stand trial on a charge of murder in the stabbing of his wife, Marlene Rubi Sosa Fajardo, at the couple’s home in Modesto’s airport neighborhood. Investigators and the defendant’s brother testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Stanislaus County will increase staffing to manage a growing number of child welfare cases and achieve better outcomes when children are removed from homes because of abuse or neglect. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the addition of four social workers for the Community Services Agency, as well as two public health nurses and two mental health clinicians.
A police detective on Tuesday revealed details of an apparently botched drug deal in north Modesto that led to the December 2013 shooting death of a 19-year-old Riverbank man behind the Velvet Grill & Creamery restaurant on McHenry Avenue.
Modesto Irrigation District leaders agree that farmers should pay more for water, but it’s unclear how subsidies borne by electricity customers might be lessened because the board does not want to separate accounting for its two core services: water and power.
One of the perils left over from the Gold Rush era in the Mother Lode is the number of mine shafts still exposed, as a 1,200-pound Brahma cow named Molly discovered. Molly survived three days in a 35-foot-deep mine shaft before being rescued.
A man in a truck drove onto the front lawn of a house in Salida, fatally hitting another man before driving off. Authorities said they are investigating the incident as a homicide and have arrested the driver.
A group of six women and girls from Turlock planned to return Monday from what’s become an annual vacation to New York City. But with a potentially historic blizzard bearing down, it seemed clear that was not going to happen.
The makeover of Modesto Junior College’s East Campus science building and Great Valley Museum educational demonstration Center should be finished in March, and a Patterson satellite center should open by next year, according to an annual report on the Yosemite Community College District’s Measure E bond.
Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.
Lawyers representing 1,300 former NFL players filed notice Tuesday that they plan to appeal a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that teams damaged the players' health by routinely — and often illegally — dispensing painkillers.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage.
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