Fire crews battled a vegetation fire that threatened the Quality Inn on Kansas Avenue in Modesto on Tuesday morning. The fire forced guests of the hotel to leave their rooms at around 6:15 a.m. Crews contained the fire quickly and there was minimal damage to the building.
During the solar eclipse, a drone captured video of the view over a Fireflies game at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, S.C., Aug. 21, 2017. Totality lasted nearly 90 seconds, but this timelapse video is sped up by 400 percent.
In this video captured at 1,500 frames per second with a high-speed camera, the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the sun during a partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming. A total solar eclipse swept across part of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.
Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler belted out her 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in a duet with pop band DNCE during the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21. Tyler performed on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas as the ship passed into the eclipse's path of totality east of the Bahamas.
Monday's partial solar eclipse in Modesto generated a lot of excitement. Our sun-gazing stops included Sylvan Elementary School and the Modesto Junior College West Campus. Deke Farrowemail@example.com
Several people, including a child, were transported to hospitals after a seven-vehicle crash on northbound Highway 99 at Main Street in Turlock on Monday morning. The child was extricated and was being flown via helicopter to a Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera. Here the helicopter lands on Highway 99.
The Conway Police Department in Arkansas have released a surveillance video showing thieves using a forklift to steal an ATM from a First Service Bank on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The suspects used the forklift to remove the ATM from its foundation, placed it in their truck and drove away, according to police.
With the 2017 summer broadcast of the documentary series, "The murder of Laci Peterson", The Modesto Bee is re-releasing selected 2007 interviews conducted by reporter Garth Stapley with some key figures in the case. In this video, neighbor Karen Servas talks about the arrest of Scott Peterson. (Bee File)
There's more happening in the sky besides the solar eclipse. A time-lapse video of the Milky Way moving above silhouetted tree line at Grand Canyon National Park was posted on the park's Facebook page over the weekend.
More than 1,000 fire personnel were working the wildfires in and around Crater Lake National Park in Oregon over the weekend. They have begun to wrap up their firefighting efforts. The park remained open. Ever curious what a firefighter sees on the fireline? Here is a video of a tree torching from one of the early days on the fire. Closer to home in California, a Mariposa County community was evacuated as a stubborn blaze burns in Yosemite National Park.