This video shot by the Waterford Police Services shows a funnel cloud near the downtown area on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (Waterford Police Services/Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department)
Funnel cloud seen near downtown Waterford
See Dennis Quaid rock out at the Stanislaus County Fair
Modesto boxer scraps game plan, decides to go with Plan B
Badly injured dog saved by Modesto rescue
Mount Bullion resident on Detwiler Fire: 'Everything's dark, you can't find anything'
Watch a time-lapse of the Detwiler Fire
Avoid danger while pounding the pavement
Watch moon photo bomb Hubble telescope's shot of Mars
Here's how NASA will study Earth's energy during total solar eclipse in August
Taser drill gives shocking look at advanced police officer training
Awesome video of humpback whale freed from shrimp trap in California
Detwiler Fire: 'This is the worst one I've seen'
Peek inside 'firefighter city' at Merced County Fairgrounds
A foster parent with Pupz N Palz rescue in Modesto found Mitchell wondering onto Highway 99 in the middle of the night Wednesday. He had puncture wounds and abrasions all over his body. (Erin Tracyfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Taser training is an annual requirement for deputies and correctional officers at the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The X26 Taser gun is a less-lethal force option for officers, and is used to incapacitate an individual. Seen in this video is Deputy Don Nevins receiving a 5-second charge from the taser.
While focusing on Mars, Hubble Space Telescope caught the tiny moon Phobos peeking out from behind its planet. Because the moon is so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures. Over the course of 22 minutes, Hubble took 13 separate exposures, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse video showing the diminutive moon's orbital path. The Hubble observations were intended to photograph Mars, and the moon's cameo appearance was a bonus.
During the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, scientists will use the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), along with measurements taken from within the moon's shadow on the ground, to test a new model of Earth's energy budget. Here's how.
Fishermen, community members and marine organizations freed a juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, near Crescent City, California. According to NOAA Fisheries West Coast, a fishing vessel first reported that the 25-foot humpback whale was caught in a shrimp trap. The whale was successfully cut free after the combined effort of the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, Humboldt State University, Oregon State University, US Coast Guard and California Whale Rescue.
The 70,000-plus-acre Detwiler fire burning near Yosemite National Park west of Mariposa can be seen from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite above. The satellite imagery shows wind pushing the smoke.
Modesto has declared a downtown apartment building unsafe and unfit for occupancy, and the owner is evicting the roughly 80 poor people — including about a dozen children. But the city is scrambling to find housing for these tenants at time when decent, affordable housing for the poor is at a premium.
Former football star and TV pitchman O.J. Simpson appears before Nevada parole board members on Thursday to plead for release after more than eight years in prison for a 2007 robbery to take back sports memorabilia. More than a decade earlier, he was acquitted of murder in the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in the 1995 "trial of the century."
Shaker Heights, Ohio Police Officer Greg Kerr joined a group of kids in dancing the "Cha Cha Slide" at a young girl's birthday party after Kerr and other officers responded to a loud music complaint about the party. Shaker Heights Police Department said on their Facebook page that the neighbors were patient as the kids (and Officer Kerr) enjoyed one last song.