The driver of a big rig died Thursday morning after a crash on Highway 99 in Turlock. Preliminary reports indicate the big rig left the freeway near Lander Avenue and came close to hitting an apartment complex after striking three parked cars.
The former Ceres police officer who fatally shot the man whose wife he was with in a Modesto park late at night has been cleared of any legal wrongdoing, according to a letter released by the District Attorney’s Office on Friday.
Sheriff’s deputies found Prince unresponsive in an elevator of his compound in suburban Minneapolis. The cause of death is unknown, though music superstar had been hospitalized last week and canceled two shows on his tour.
Police fatally shot a man they say was armed with a loaded handgun early Sunday after an apparent domestic violence incident in east Modesto, the second officer-involved shooting of the year for the city.
A man believed to be in his early 20s who was trying to save a dog from an oncoming train was struck and killed after he pushed the dog off the tracks, authorities said. The incident took place just northeast of Johansen High School in Modesto.
Ceres police discovered two young children living in a filthy home void of food or running water when toddler wandered up to one of them holding a bottle of prescription medication. Sgt. Jose Berber said there was cockroaches throughout the house and rotten food on the floors and in the kitchen alongside piles of dirty dishes.