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Modesto City Schools Replacing Cut School Resource Officers With Security Guards

Parents and students have their reservations over the plan to have school security officers carrying batons, pepper spray and handcuffs at all Modesto City high schools.


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Modesto Community College To Offer 4-Year Degree In Respiratory Care

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors selected 15 community colleges across the state to start offering four-year bachelor’s degrees in specific fields.


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Gas Prices Likely To Stay In $2 Range For Rest Of The Year

Nationally, a gallon of regular gas costs $2.19. In California, that moves to $2.65, and locally $2.53 in Sacramento, $2.52 in Stockton and $2.48 in Modesto.


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Modesto Police Shifting Patrols As Dozens Of Officers Leave Department

Since 2008, the department has lost 25 percent of its staff. In December, 12 officers announced they were retiring, while an additional dozen officers say they were leaving Modesto for better paying police jobs in the Bay Area.



Man Mourns His 3 Show Horses Killed In Modesto Barn Fire

It has been a difficult day for the owner of three horses killed when a barn went up in flames Friday night.


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3 Horses Killed In Modesto Barn Fire

The barn on McReynolds Avenue caught fire at around 5 p.m., prompting a response from several engines. When the fire was extinguished, 20 minutes later, three horses were found deceased inside.


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Murder-Suicide That Left 4 Dead Shocks Modesto Neighborhood

A family photo collage shows the good times, but loved ones say Steve Mingham, a retired schoolteacher and part-time contractor, was recently under a lot of pressure at home.



Fourth Victim Dies After Murder-Suicide At Modesto Home

A man shot and killed his wife and two grown children before taking his life at a Northern California home on New Year’s Day, police said Friday.


Credit: Modesto Fire Dept.

Modesto Home Heavily Damaged By Fire

A Modesto family’s home was severely damaged by a fire in the early hours of Thursday morning.


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Modesto Residents Say City Flood-Control Project Making Problems Even Worse

Historically the Parklawn neighborhood has had flooding issues when it rains. But neighbors say they’re still dealing with a muddy mess days after the rain, thanks to the county’s flood-control effort.


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.


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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.