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Car slams into house in Ceres

A white Lexus ran the stop sign at Don Pedro and Blaker avenues Thursday night and crashed into this home in the 3800 block of Blaker in Ceres' Calif. Neighbors said two people, including a woman, got out of the car and fled, possibly getting into another vehicle to leave the scene. Ceres police are investigating and said no information was available. No one in the home was injured. The impact dented the living room wall. (Ken Carlson/kcarlson@modbee.com)

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Modesto works to stem river water from overwhelming sewer system

Modesto appears to have bought itself some time before it may have to release partially treated wastewater that poses a public health risk into the San Joaquin River. The city’s sewer system has been overwhelmed by recent storms and rising river water, and it is reaching its capacity to store the wastewater. But the city believes it has found the culprit: a hole in a main sewer trunk that is submerged under a swollen Tuolumne River.

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Modesto man wanted in south Merced homicide case

A warrant has been issued charging Joseph Onate, an 18-year-old Modesto man, with murder in connection with the November 27, 2016, stabbing death of Luis Gonzalez. The 33-year-old Merced man was killed in an alleyway in the 1200 block of West 12th Street in south Merced. Three other people, including Onate’s brother, Toby Onate, already have been arrested in connection with the slaying and robbery.

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McClatchy joins Google, YouTube with video lab in renovated Sacramento train station

McClatchy, parent of The Sacramento Bee, announced Thursday it is joining with Google and YouTube to launch a video test lab in Sacramento’s newly renovated downtown train station. The incubator-style project, called Video Lab West, will host entrepreneurs working in groups to explore ways of using cutting-edge technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, to improve video storytelling.

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Fatal shooting in Patterson

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Patterson on Thursday, Feb. 23. (Erin Tracy/etracy@modbee.com)

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Car slams into house in Ceres

A white Lexus ran the stop sign at Don Pedro and Blaker avenues Thursday night and crashed into this home in the 3800 block of Blaker in Ceres' Calif. Neighbors said two people, including a woman, got out of the car and fled, possibly getting into another vehicle to leave the scene. Ceres police are investigating and said no information was available. No one in the home was injured. The impact dented the living room wall. (Ken Carlson/kcarlson@modbee.com)
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Car slams into house in Ceres

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Fatal shooting in Patterson

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Hole found and sewer trunk fix underway

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Turlock school board may shrink to 5