The sword police say the man was armed with. (Credit: Modesto Police Twitter)

Man Armed With Samurai Sword Prompts Short Standoff With Police

A man carrying a samurai sword has surrendered to police after a short standoff in Modesto Wednesday morning, officers say.


File photo of a judge's gavel. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Modesto Man Gets Probation For Defacing Banksy Murals In Utah

David William Noll, of Modesto, already paid about $9,000 in restitution before Monday’s sentencing. Prosecutors say they expect he’ll end up paying about $12,000 to cover the cost of restoring the murals.


Scene of the fire early Saturday morning. (Credit: Modesto Fire Department)

Modesto Church Hall Full Of Holiday Products Destroyed In Fire

A hall full of holiday cheer was destroyed after a fire at a Modesto church early Saturday morning.


Photo of the bike hit by the car. (Credit: Modesto Police)

Bicyclist Hit By Car In Modesto

Police say that a bicyclist was hit by a car Friday morning.


MODESTO, CA - MAY 28:  Photographs of Chandra  Levy are displayed during a memorial for her at the Modesto Centre Plaza 28 May, 2002 in Modesto, CA.  Levy, a young Washington DC intern whose remains were found in a wooded area in Washington, DC more than a year after she disappeared, was murdered, the city's medical examiner said 28 May, warning that authorities may never know how.  (Credit: DEBBIE NODA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hearing On New Trial Begins In Chandra Levy Case

Attorneys for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy have returned to court as part of their pitch to a judge that he deserves a new trial.


Scene where the body was found in the canal. (Credit: Modesto Police Twitter)

Body Found In Modesto Canal

Police say that a body was found in a Modesto canal Wednesday morning.


cars on lawns

Modesto Wants To Crack Down On Residents Parking Cars On Lawns

A Modesto city ordinance prohibits parking cars on lawns, and the city can cite drivers if a neighbor calls and complains. The city says it receives about two to three complaints a week.



Neighborhood In Mourning After Modesto Man Mauled To Death By Pit Bulls

With dried blood left behind, neighbors said they heard the screaming. Fernandez had apparently intervened after the four dogs broke loose from the next yard over, attacking his aging mother.


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Man Mauled By Pack Of Dogs In Modesto Dies From Injuries

Authorities say that one of the two people attacked by pit bulls Tuesday has died from his injuries.



Given Second Chance At Life, Old High School Crushes Get Second Chance At Love

Even though Joe Hall lost the use of his legs and arms in a car accident 28 years ago, his perseverance has allowed him a second chance at his art and at love.


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Man, Woman Shot And Killed Along Tuolumne River

A man and woman are dead after a shooting near the Tuolumne River late Sunday morning.


Some of the meth seized by agents. (Credit: Modesto Police Department)

145 Pounds Of Meth Seized By Modesto Police

Authorities seized 145 pounds of meth in a raid that targeted homes in Modesto and Brentwood.